The world is at the edge of great change, with new technologies offering radically different operating models to businesses. The processing capacity of both low-power devices and data centres has increased dramatically over the past decade, and rapid, high-bandwidth connectivity means that consumers no longer notice where or what is processing their demands. They just know that their needs are being met more quickly and in a more personalised way than ever before. And they hope more than trust that it is being done in a secure, sustainable manner.
These new business models, exemplified by the rise of "X as a Service", are being tested by a few and early successes suggest that adoption will be required by all. Those who can successfully innovate soonest will thrive. The CW International Conference will introduce cutting-edge use cases to explore:
- Which technologies are enabling the shift from "X as a Product" to "X as a Service"?
- How will business models and internal processes need to change to keep ahead of the competition?
- What challenges lie down this path, and what technologies are there which can alleviate their impact?
- With sustainability now central to firms’ decision making, how can technologists ensure that this shift in business model has minimal impact on the planet.