Discover the latest tech predictions of 2023
Delivering the top tech trends and forecasts for the rest of 2023 from the leading industry experts. Delve into the exciting domains of AI, VR/AR, ethical innovation, and sustainable business models, all under the spotlight of our illustrious panel.
Hold onto your hats, folks! As we rocket full-throttle into the second half of 2023, a tech tsunami is upon us. From AI and VR going mainstream to a more conscientious approach towards the environmental and ethical impacts of innovation, the world of tech is taking a quantum leap forward.
We’ve curated insights from a cavalcade of industry connoisseurs – the real movers and shakers from the likes of The Guardian, Amazon, LinkedIn, Kmart Australia, and more. They’ve put on their futurologist hats to predict what’s in store for us in this exhilarating year of transformation.
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Jocelin Abbey, the Director of Growth at The Guardian AU/NZ, believes that “2023: the year that AI goes mainstream.” Echoing her sentiments, Kate Gooden, the Head of Product – Alexa ANZ at Amazon, emphasises the importance of ethical considerations amidst rapid tech innovation. Simultaneously, Tori Benzie from LinkedIn foresees AI-induced efficiency transforming businesses, yet warns of looming issues around algorithm bias and transparency.
“We’re going to see tech innovation on a scale not seen before – but while founders run fast, they’ll be more cognizant of the ethical and environmental impact of their products than ever before.”Kate Gooden, Head of Product – Alexa ANZ, Amazon
Brace yourself for the VR/AR revolution too. As Fabio Oliveira, the National Innovation Manager at Kmart Australia, puts it, “VR/AR goes mainstream, pushed by Apple’s launch.” And if you’re thinking of investment, Ben Flint, Principal at Supernormal Agency, suggests that “Seed investing equals the best performing asset class.”
“Seed investing equals the best performing asset class.”Ben Flint, Principal, Supernormal Agency
Lisa Chesterfield from Deloitte suggests that savvy retailers will adapt to customers’ financial concerns and reduce consumption, by investing in Omnichannel CX, digital capabilities, and supply chains. This is echoed by Fiona Triaca, the Founder and CEO of Naked Ambition, who believes that the companies left standing after the AI rush will be those that have built real advantages.
“Savvy retailers will adapt to customers’ financial concerns and reduce consumption, by investing in Omnichannel CX, digital capabilities, and supply chains.”Lisa Chesterfield, Director Strategy, Innovation and Ventures, Deloitte
Let’s not forget the profound changes AI is set to introduce to the workforce, with Judy Sahay, CEO of Crowd Media Group, predicting “AI will have taken over 60% of the workforce.” These tech advancements are bound to reshape industries, as Tanya Christie from Fullstack Advisory suggests, “AI and remote work adaption will create competition and accelerate growth significantly in most industries.”
But hey, all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy, right? Fear not. Kirsty Dare, COO of evee, makes a bold prediction: “The Matildas will win the World Cup!” Now, that’s something to look forward to!
From crowdfund equity outshining the ASX, as predicted by Kate O’Keeffe, to Australia experiencing its hottest summer on record, courtesy of Yish Koh of Kit, x15ventures, we’re in for quite the roller-coaster ride this year.
So, buckle up, tech enthusiasts! 2023 is set to be another charmer, full of innovation and radical change in the tech world. Let’s embrace the upcoming challenges and breakthroughs with open arms, hearts and minds. And let’s enter into Pause Awards too!