Tech Themes Taking Center Stage In 2021 | Summary and Q&A

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January 13, 2021
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Tech Themes Taking Center Stage In 2021

TL;DR

Technology played a crucial role in the response to COVID-19, and key trends to watch in 2021 include 5G, digital health and fitness, and sustainability.

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Key Insights

  • 💦 Technology formed the foundation for our digital lives during the pandemic, enabling connectivity, remote work, and user behavior changes such as increased virtual fitness and gaming.
  • 🫠 CES showcases the power of cloud computing and artificial intelligence, with various industries participating and enabling incredible digital experiences.
  • 🙈 Key trends for 2021 include the emergence of 5G in consumer tech, the digitization of health and fitness, and the importance of sustainability in technology innovation.
  • ❓ Consumers are increasingly prioritizing sustainability in their purchasing decisions, demanding responsible technology choices.

Transcript

as 2021 kicks off now's a great time to discuss  the technology themes set to make a mark on the   year ahead and joining me now to discuss some of  the key trends is Robin Murdoch he's the global   lead for software and platforms industry at  Accenture thanks for joining me today robin   great to be with you all right so there's no doubt  that tec... Read More

Questions & Answers

Q: How did technology support our lives during the pandemic?

Technology enabled connectivity, remote work, and user behavior changes such as the rise of virtual fitness and increased gaming. It played a crucial role in maintaining our digital lives.

Q: What can we expect from CES this year?

CES is no longer just about consumer electronics; it now includes various industries such as automotive, health and fitness, entertainment, and industrial equipment. The power of cloud computing and artificial intelligence will be showcased, enabling incredible digital experiences.

Q: What are the key technology themes for 2021?

The first key theme is the emergence of 5G, with wave one bringing 5G to smartphones and wave two expected to embed 5G in various consumer technologies. Digital health and fitness, including the digitization of healthcare, is another important theme. Lastly, sustainability is a key agenda, with consumers prioritizing responsible technology choices.

Q: How important is sustainability in technology innovation?

The sustainability agenda is crucial in technology innovation. Around 60% of consumers in North America intend to make purchase decisions based on sustainability. Technology needs to be responsible and consider environmental impact.

Summary & Key Takeaways

  • Technology played a vital role in supporting our lives during the pandemic, enabling connectivity, remote work, and user behavior changes.

  • CES (Consumer Electronics Show) is an event that sets the tone for tech trends across various industries, showcasing the power of cloud computing and artificial intelligence.

  • Key technology themes to watch in 2021 include the rise of 5G, digital health and fitness, and the importance of sustainability in technology innovation.

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