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What Visionaries Should Have Learned at CES 2018

ABI Research, a market-foresight advisory firm providing strategic guidance on the most compelling transformative technologies, had several of our research analysts on-site at CES 2018 in Las Vegas between January 9-12, 2018. ABI Research has pulled the truly compelling technology findings at CES 2018 into brief updates — a total of 14 1-minute reads entitled, What Visionaries Should Have Learned from CES 2018. Our analysts’ perspectives help strategically guide our clients to see the bigger picture and act on it now.

If CES 2018 is anything to go by, the centers of innovation will gravitate toward the unsexy parts of the business. The supply chain, the delivery network, the workforce, the building and the workspace will be the future hot spots for innovation rather than technology driving compelling changes to the way customers consume -- with some notable exceptions such as Voice Control, AR (Augmented Reality) and VR (Virtual Reality).

Global Smart Cities IoT Technology Revenues to exceed US$60 Billion by 2026

IoT technology revenues across 12 key smart city technologies and verticals will grow from around US$25 billion in 2017 to US$62 billion in 2026 at an average growth rate of 11%. According to ABI Research, a market-foresight advisory firm providing strategic guidance on the most compelling transformative technologies, while smart meters and video surveillance represent the largest absolute revenue opportunities, the fastest growing verticals include EV charging stations and micro-grids, smart waste management and environmental sensors, smart parking, and smart street lighting.


The Washington Post - Big Brother on wheels: Why your car company may know more about you than your spouse.

There are 78 million cars on the road with an embedded cyber connection, a feature that makes monitoring customers easier, according to ABI Research. 

While privacy scandals periodically erupt in Silicon Valley, automakers have sought to differentiate their business models by ensuring privacy, according to James Hodgson, a senior analyst at ABI Research. “They want to sell cars and maintain a competitive advantage over the Googles and Apples of the world,” he said.

TwiCE - What Are Smart Cities (And Why Should We Care)?

In 2016, the research firm Juniper identified Singapore, Barcelona, London, San Francisco and Oslo as cities at the forefront of the migration to smart technology. But there are hundreds if not thousands of smart city projects underway in both the industrial and the developing world, according to Dominique Bonte, VP of research at ABI Research. Economies are largely centered in cities so addressing the challenges faced by these swelling metropolises is the key to future economic growth, Bonte said. In fact, Bonte notes that cities that embrace the smart city paradigm can see between 2 to 5 percent of additional GDP growth.

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IoT Evolution Expo
Jan. 22, 2018 - Jan. 25, 2018
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Transport Ticketing Global 2018
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Jan. 25, 2018 - Jan. 26, 2018
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Wearable Technologies Conference
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Blockchain West Summit and Trade Show
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IoT Payments World
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Building the Future: Advanced Manufacturing in the UK
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AI Expo Global 2018
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