VMI Seeing What’s Next Services
Seeing What’s Next in Tech & CES
Emerging Technologies and Capabilities are core drivers of future business growth.
For example, advancements in Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Edge Computing are becoming key differential advantages in products sold and used across industries and consumer markets. They make us money and improve our bottom line.
The rate of new advancements as they appear, evolve, converge, and transform across markets are driving shorter and shorter innovation cycles, causing companies to seek ways to stay competitive. The continuing challenge is to identify and seize on threats and opportunities quickly.
We know market leadership takes work, a wide field of view, and persistence. We also know how quickly things can turn. Taking on new technologies is risky, and the chance of failure is greater than 80%. Success requires a solid understanding of the customer’s problem and why they would be happy to pay for a solution (save them money, make them money). And why your solution is superior.
Never forget that others in your core and tangential markets, universities, and garages are working hard to advance or create a differential advantage that will erode or displace your value proposition. That’s why you need a “Seeing What’s Next” Field of View Services.
Our clients are interested in many different aspects of technology, and here are a few ways we’ve helped:
- Scouting out emerging technologies and enablers in an area/market of interest
- Analyzed markets and segments served for future disruption opportunities
- Examined players offering similar products by market and segment; business models and means of growth
- Identify industry thought leaders; study their positions and views on problems, success/weakness
- Create mid-depth profiles of chosen technologies across the board
- Analyzed adjacent technologies and markets
Note: Technology and markets change course rapidly, especially in our times of turmoil which is why we offer recurring sprint updates to keep strategic planning and product development informed at all times.
Technology areas include (but are not limited to) advanced analytics, machine learning/artificial intelligence, medical devices, unmanned systems (UXS), counter unmanned air vehicles (cUAV), biotechnology, microelectronics, all forms of sensors, edge computing, wearables, and so forth.