Sunday, December 22, 2013

Intel’s 2014 Predictions Factsheet

December 2013 – As we say goodbye to 2013, Intel and its executives highlight key trends and predictions for the year ahead. The following comments may be attributed as indicated.
“Of course there are also challenges around things like
privacy, security, identity and reputation... As a result, there is a lot of governmental and regulatory activity to help clarify this emerging area – it will be fascinating to see what emerges around the globe.”

Genevieve Bell, Futurist and Director of
User Experience Research, Intel

Key predictions:
“Imagine when wearable devices are with us 24/7. With the amount of data, information, and personal content that will be exchanged, security will become even more important.”
Brian Krzanich, CEO,Intel

“Technology is a necessity of modern life, especially for Asia’s young and fast-growing middle class.”
Gregory Bryant, Vice President and General Manager, Intel Asia-Pacific and Japan

“During the next era of personal computing, the biologic problem shifts to a computational problem in the treatment of cancer. Computing doesn't get any more personal than when it saves your life.”
Renee James, President, Intel

Increased connectivity to boost the economy

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has forecasted that global growth is projected to remain at slightly above 3 percent in 2013, but there are risks of a longer growth slowdown in emerging markets[i]. The IMF also says reforms should be introduced across all major economies to lift global growth and support global rebalancing. Intel’s views:

“People and businesses need a supportive environment to succeed and push for innovation.  Governments need to stop protecting big incumbent industries to foster this growth and innovation.”
Richard Hsu, Managing Director, Intel Capital, China

“Asia is the heart of global technology innovation, driving technological change that is helping to improve the lives of people around the world. In 2014, Asian technology companies will continue to set the pace for technological innovation.”
Gregory Bryant, Vice President and General Manager, Intel Asia-Pacific and Japan

Looking to China, growth may have been revised down slightly by the IMF, but the country is still forecasted to have one of the highest growth rates across the globe for at least the next 12 months.

I think you’ll start seeing more emerging markets using the technology that’s been brought to market in China with a huge focus on mobile internet. The Year of the Horse will see China concentrate on providing innovative local solutions to address local market needs.”
Richard Hsu, Managing Director, Intel Capital, China

“There’s a common myth that emerging markets are behind developed markets. But, people in these countries are just as connected; simply the way they connect and the devices they use are different. Tablets and smartphones will continue to drive connectivity in 2014.”
Uday Marty, Managing Director, Intel South East Asia

Five years ago in many emerging markets, you might find that one person with a mobile phone would be the single point of contact and communication for business for an entire village, all via simple text messages. Next year will see multiple devices reach beyond the Tier One and Two areas as governments and industry push for higher connectivity across emerging countries.

“We still face barriers, the cost of connecting in rural areas can be the same price as the device, usually more.”
Uday Marty, Managing Director, Intel South East Asia

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