CES is known for showcasing the latest and greatest in technology, and this year’s conference was no exception. One notable trend at this year’s event was the increased presence of companies from the automotive and transportation industry, and the way they are adapting to new technologies to provide an end-to-end experience for their customers. The emergence of autonomous vehicles, IoT, and AI is leading traditional manufacturers to become more technology-focused and to rethink the design and development of their products. Autonomous cars, trucks, boats, shuttles, e-ink, PlayStation Inside, in-car entertainment and in-car health checks are a few examples of the innovations being developed to provide a more personalized and emotional experience for customers. The shift towards personalization and emotional experience is being driven by a focus on the customer experience. BMW Group CEO Oliver Zipse said, “Digital leadership in the car is not about who has the biggest screen, the highest processing power, or who writes the most lines of code. The only thing that really counts is what the user feels and experiences. What you feel and experience when the car welcomes you.” Companies that are able to adapt their digital strategy to focus on the customer experience will be well-positioned to succeed in the future of mobility.
CES is a premier event for observing the digital transformation taking place across various industries. Attendees can gain insight into the specific problems that different industries are focusing on and the technologies they are using to solve them. It is particularly inspiring to see even the oldest industries, such as agriculture and construction, making progress in their digital journeys. Companies like John Deere, the iconic brand of tractors, took to the stage to showcase innovative solutions that incorporate biofuels, electrification, autonomy, and cloud computing technologies. Other industry leaders have also adopted similar technologies to drive a sustainable and resource-efficient future. It is worth noting that we will see an increasing number of various industries participating at the upcoming CES events.
CES is an ideal platform to gauge the maturity of emerging technologies. This year, AI and ML were the most prevalent technologies, with a wide range of applications across various domains. Discussions centered around generative AI and its implications, such as Chat-GPT, and the potential for these technologies to impact various industries.
Additionally, advancements in AR/VR technologies were also a major topic of conversation at the conference, with many companies showcasing their latest developments. These advancements have a direct impact on the metaverse concept, and despite some skepticism about its growth opportunities, significant investments are being made in virtual and augmented reality devices and headsets to create an immersive experience in the metaverse.
Technology is a constant force that shapes and transforms the world and organizations. It endures no matter what challenges or crises may arise outside its realm. In today’s world, it is more important than ever for organizations to be able to adapt and maintain their digital technologies to stay competitive and efficient. At Digitopia, we understand the importance of technology in driving digital endurance. That’s why we have included it as one of our 6 maturity dimensions to help organizations measure and benchmark their digital maturity levels. In an ever-evolving digital landscape, the ability to adapt and embrace new technologies is essential for long-term success.