Kevin Kelly InnoTech Forum︱Future ICT Industry Trends
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Stephen Su, General Director of IEK, delivered a speech on “Future ICT Industry Trends” at the InnoTech Forum organized by the Department of Industrial Technology (DoIT), MOEA, and ITRI on March 22, 2012. The forum brought together a group of visionaries including Kevin Kelly, the renowned “Digital Prophet” who predicted the advent of social networking and cloud computing.
Stephen first talked about that IEK in recent years has put increasing focus on studying consumer needs and applications scenarios to assist the development of market trends and technology roadmap. Before developing solutions and technologies, he pointed out, the key should be finding out the consumers’ needs.
He said the consumer consumption patterns have been shifting from "Service" to "Experience." As a consequence, the service-based applications being developed by the ICT industry should focus on “access” instead of “ownership” by the consumers. In his speech, Stephen, who was also the moderator of the forum, saw the growing markets of mobile phone and internet communications by the elders in Mainland China and Taiwan, as well as the emergence of remote tourism with live streaming and online interactions.
As an industrial trend observer, he called the year of 2012 “the onset of a warring era in mobile computing,” and that ten major trends should be paid attention to. These include voice control and somatosensory interface technology, Smart-TV, low power and high definition for high-end smart handheld devices, Ultrabook, low-price smart phones, mobile DRAM, huge inroads for Windows, 3D TV, System in Package (SIP), and big data analysis.
He reminded that, however, it would take time for a new technology to be commercialized. The interval between invention disclosure and significant income creation is 10-15 years in general. Therefore, the industrial development in Taiwan should spur industrial upgrade and transformation via continuous innovation and promote a number of emerging “service-based applications ecosystems” to upgrade Taiwan’s industrial competitiveness.
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