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What Visionaries Should Have Learned at CES 2018

Oyster Bay, New York - 17 Jan 2018

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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).

From a macro perspective, there were a number noteworthy trends:

  • Technology as a business accelerator now holds a more significant position in most companies plans than ever before.
  • Clear top-down directives in most organizations require teams to build compelling stories around transformative technologies for their internal senior leadership.
  • It is becoming very hard to separate business segments and dominant technologies. For example, IoT (Internet of Things) will rely upon AI (Artificial Intelligence) to be truly transformative.

In the report What Visionaries Should Have Learned from CES 2018, the following compelling transformative technologies are highlighted:

The entire report can be accessed at www.abiresearch.com/ces-2018-pdf.

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