We live in a world in which new technologies that have the potential to dramatically change our lives seem to appear on an almost weekly basis.
CW, its members and the wider community work intensively on the development of new technologies as well as their deployment into new application areas - realising innovative new solutions, new services and adding value to our lives and our businesses in ways which previously were unimaginable.
Some of these technologies go on to become massive market successes whilst others fail to meet the requirements for business realisation. Nevertheless, we always aim to think beyond the hype, identifying genuine technology marvels and attempting to find those characteristics which ensure market breakthrough.
At CWIC 2018 we focused on a number of technologies which have received significant attention over the past year and which are being highlighted as critical for the ongoing digital transformation of society. In each of these areas we discussed not only the state of the art and the critical business success factors, but also the ethics of how these developments are brought to market and the potential impact they are going to have on our lives.
We explored who might be the winners and the losers in this transformational environment. What is necessary to succeed as the internet as we understand it today evolves into the internet of people, the internet of things and even the invisible internet of autonomous devices and services? How will these developments impact our lives, our businesses and society in general? What steps do we need to take now, not only to ensure that the convergence of these technology developments benefit us as technologists and investors, but also are positive for society and the environment in which we all live?