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12 Futuristic Technologies The Channel Thought We’d Have By Now

CRN Staff

In recognition of CRN’s 40th anniversary this year, CRN reached out to various solution provider executives to ask what technology innovation they thought they’d see by now. Here’s what they had to say.

In recognition of CRN’s 40th anniversary this year, our editorial staff reached out to various solution provider executives to ask what technology innovation they thought they’d see by now.

From internet for all and commercial supersonic flight to better ways to charge smartphones, solution providers sound off on what innovation they once thought would be doable by 2022 but hasn’t been implemented yet.

Click through our slideshow to see what solution provider executives had to say.

Kerem Koca

Founder and Co-CEO

Blue.cloud

Tampa, Fla.

In general, it‘s surprising that new technology adoption among organizations that stand to benefit from it is still in its very early stages. Although it is currently possible to implement AI-based predictive management and maintenance for infrastructure purposes (i.e. water, power, HVAC, manufacturing, transportation), these technologies are still a lower priority and likely won’t become relevant on a widespread scale for another three to five years. The key to this adoption is leadership who recognizes the value and ROI to regularly invest in these next-generation technologies.

Real-time data insight such as leveraging data sets with AI for better business decision-making has also yet to realize its fullest potential. We have known this to be a possibility for years but only a few organizations have achieved this level of actionable insight. The logistics industry would be able to feed traffic, weather and other similar data to create smart routes and other performance solutions that are possible with the availability of large data sets.

Sonia St. Charles

CEO

Davenport Group

St. Paul, Minn.

As a kid, I was a fan of the Jetsons. The year 2022 seemed so far away. We’ve seen so many improvements since I was a kid. But by now I thought I’d see flying cars and more functional robotics in our daily lives. We’re starting to see it in business, but not in our personal lives.

AI has come along far, but it’s still scary. The ethics of AI are not yet fully developed. But the Jetsons had a robot maid, which I thought was really nice.

It will be interesting to see what my grandkids will see.

 
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