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Is the coronavirus the black swan event that catalyzes the next phase of tech in society?

Coronavirus: a black swan event or just another canary in the coal mine? For all the big data modeling, prediction markets, and analyst forecasts, virtually no one saw the rapid global emergence of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. Spreading faster than the virus is fear itself, as different countries deploy different prevention tactics, and information remains […]

Effects of Coronavirus on the Tech Sector

The Coronavirus has broad implications to the tech sector. This post breaks down the various impacts ranging from electronic production, detection, mass surveillance, and virtual events.

Four Reasons for Optimism on International Privacy & Protection Day

The state of data privacy in 2020 leaves many feeling resignation, but are there reasons for optimism? The International Day of Data Protection dates back to 2007, originally conceived to raise awareness among businesses and people of the importance of protecting personal and sensitive information. Since then, awareness has grown indeed, but so has pessimism, […]

Our Vision: Key Technology Impacts for 2020 and Beyond

By Jessica Groopman, Jeremiah Owyang, and Jaimy Szymanski As one decade ends, another rolls in, and with it an astonishing array of technology-driven trends. Predictions abound on the technology developments and advancements expected in 2020. However, tech is no longer a vertical, as data and automation are disrupting every industry and reshaping daily life.  Based […]

CES 2020: 10 Takeaways and Tech Trends to Watch

There is nothing quite like CES to glimpse where technology may be headed. The Consumer Electronics Show is infamous for its colossal showcase of consumer tech, from tiny start-ups to the world’s most influential tech giants. Every year some 200,000 people flock to Las Vegas to ooh, ahh, and oh?! all manner gadgetry and whiz-bang […]

3 Ways 5G Will Transform the Retail Industry

Retailers and supply chain manufacturers can tap into new opportunities for customer service and product visibility with 5G connectivity and IoT sensors, including: roaming retail; last-mile delivery; and supply chain visibility.