The cloud has a history of systematically entering entrenched markets and upending them, displacing legacy providers as they fail to compete on ease of use, flexibility, scalability, and pricing. Compute and storage experienced this very cloud disruption over the past decade as Amazon, Google, and Microsoft have released and continued to improve on their public cloud offerings. Companies like IBM, Dell, and HP have struggled to maintain pace with the constantly innovating and iterating public cloud providers.
Despite a recent uptick in private financing and M&A activity, the construction industry remains a laggard in terms of technology adoption. A number of platforms and point solutions have emerged and are bringing traditionally paper-based processes online, but much innovation remains to come. Many stakeholders stand to benefit from the digitization of construction workflows, including contractors, designers, suppliers and other service organizations. As these transformations occur, truly vertically integrated platforms will emerge.
The automotive industry stands at an inflection point. Decades of progress across safety, connectivity and performance have led to a drastic change in the vehicles on the road and for sale today. In addition, several colossal technology-driven changes are on the near horizon, which will in turn lead to even more drastic changes for the industry.
In a day and age of rapid technological innovation, the public has come to demand an incredibly high level of technical sophistication from all aspects of their lives. Where the commercial sector has accelerated to meet this demand, the public sector has historically been resistant to change. The Government Technology (“GovTech”) sector arose in response to public demand for more efficient, affordable, and secure government processes from a segment plagued by antiquated systems and outdated procedures. Only recently have government entities begun leveraging innovative and agile solutions to meet increasing operational demands and produce more citizen value while remaining adherent to stringent budgets.