Back by popular demand…G.P Bullhound’s Annual Top-Ten Technology Predictions. I shared these exclusive Annual Predictions last year, as I was impressed with their previous accuracy and the depth of their research on technology trends affecting our personal and professional lives.
I learned about this investment banking firm when they were a client of mine…and the most prolific one specializing in the technology space in America and Europe. They close more financing deals than any other Technology-oriented investment banks.
They agreed to let me share these Predictions with you again this year.
Learn what they are saying about Mobility, Security, Autonomous Vehicles, Drones, Software, Wireless, and the emerging leaders in these sectors.
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Kudos to G.P Bullhound for their Research, analysis, and willing to make their stands and share with us.
Hope you benefit from their insights. Enjoy!
Digital Banking Continues to Rise
Tech-savvy millennials are driving the adoption in digital banking services
Traditional players are attempting to provide their own digital banking solutions
Some areas in the banking ecosystem remain uncapitalized by large players
There are associated risks and uncertainties around digital banking solutions
App Distribution Moving away from Apple and Google
Some developers are considering cutting ties with the Appstore and Play store
Tech Giants are creating their own separate platforms to host their applications
Startup’s are developing more consumer and distributor friendly models
Employee Engagement Goes High Tech
Firms are exploring how technology can find the right talent and do so with zero bias
M&A activity shows that there is interest in Human Capital Management (HCM)
There are risks and concerns regarding the technology despite its potential
Retail Technology Gets Smarter
Most purchases are conducted offline, despite growth in digital retail
Companies are initiating the next generation of retail, combining physical and digital
Start- ups are providing an array of possible solutions to enhance physical retail
Artificial Intelligence is the End of Repetition, not the End of Life
From the 1910s to the 2000s, labor distribution has changed to reflect shifts in society
AI has the potential to –and increasingly will – solve important issues for the labor force
Though concerns exist around impact of AI and workforce automation, we believe working conditions will improve
AI will improve working conditions and the working experience
Many innovators in the space are painting a picture of symbiosis between humans and artificial intelligence
Consumer Subscription Set to Eclipse Advertising
Software as a Service (SaaS) has become predominant enterprise software model
Ad-backed model misdirects companies to create as much demand for ad space, instead of improving user experience and satisfaction
Subscription based platforms are incentivized to improve their product and retain a loyal user
A Break-Up of an Advertising Duopoly
2018 = A watershed year for Amazon after relaunching its Advertising Services
It is ripe for Amazon to establish itself as a market leader in online advertising
Agencies and platforms are positioning themselves to help account managers navigate Amazon’s constantly evolving platform
The need for an end-to-end partner is greater than ever
Last Minute Delivery Going the Distance
Users expect fast delivery to come as standard
The last leg of the delivery is the most expensive and inefficient aspect of shipping
Crowdsourced delivery is considered as a less asset-intensive method for delivery
Urban warehouses are under development to assist firms for fast deliveries
Companies are creating mobile warehouses to have inventory on-hand closer to customer’s doorsteps
End of the Boys Club
Investors are accelerating the success of female founders and women in Venture Capital
These investment strategies have garnered support from many LP counterparts
Female entrepreneurs are rewriting the narrative at the startup level as well
We are seeing a push for change from the top to unify the tech industry’s decision makers
Professional Capital Sources Scouting for Entry Points into Blockchain
Cryptocurrencies moving from the periphery into the mainstream and putting blockchain at the front of the corporate agenda
Our 2018 report “Token Frenzy, the fuel of the blockchain”, predicted a correction at a time of unprecedented euphoria
Interest in Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) from financial institutions is in full speed
We predict 2019 will be the year of institutional capital inflow into blockchain
Click here to see their 2019 Technology Predictions Presentation