Fast Company, The biggest tech trends of 2019, according to top experts, Mark Sullivan, January 3rd 2019
Tech Wellbeing Parallel
For the tech industry, 2019 may be more about laying groundwork than historic breakthroughs. But it should be a busy and exciting year, as key new technologies begin finding their way into real, useful applications.
These tectonic shifts are already creating opportunity and chances for innovation. Venture capital investments on start-up companies are on pace to reach $100 billion in 2018, far exceeding 2017’s $82 billion in investments. The big question is which of these opportunity areas will mature in 2019. We asked venture capitalists, tech analysts, and a few entrepreneurs for their thoughts on the subject.
Through the WI Lens
A long but valuable read. The stand out take-away is the increasingly symbiotic culture that progress in tech demands in all related sectors. We’ve been beating the drum for some time on the interdependence between the key macro sectors; economy, environment, tech, society and geopolitics. Acceleration in one area drives disruption and/or progress in another, they are irrefutably linked. Speed and agility will be the defining features of success in both public and private sector organisations.
Pay attention in particular to the following sections of the article;
1) AI in health care and data analysis
2) Cities realizing the opportunity of micro mobility
3) Consumer experiences
4) Voice platforms
And note too the nod to ‘slow social’ and data paranoia “… I’m eager to see what new innovations emerge as startups look to align their business models with their users’ need to be in control of how their data is used and how their time is spent.”
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