What should corporate boards know about emerging technologies?

The next wave of emerging technologies is disrupting every industry, and companies are investing in these technologies to get ahead. But are they investing in the right ones? Which ones matter the most?

Emerging technologies: our Essential Eight

After analyzing more than 150 discrete technologies, we came up with a shortlist of eight essential technologies that we believe will have the most significant impact across industries:

  • Robotics
  • Drones
  • Internet of Things
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Augmented reality
  • Virtual reality
  • Blockchain
  • 3D printing

Depending on their strategies, companies may choose to use these technologies differently. Board members should have a working knowledge of the emerging technologies most relevant to their company's operational and strategic goals.

Eight essential technologies for boards

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