In Episode 39 of my weekly update, I’m sharing stories and insights around SAP in eSports, launch-on-demand from Rocket Lab, and fusing AI, VR and computer vision for precision in surgery.
SAP is an enterprise software giant and a global business leader with almost $25B in revenues and customers that include 98% of the 100 most valued brands. We’re continuing to see similar big companies integrate into the world of eSports. League of Legends may sound familiar if you follow my daily updates – there, I shared Louis Vuitton’s new partnership with Riot Games that includes Nicolas Ghesquière, Louis Vuitton’s artistic director for women’s collections designing a clothing capsule collection and in-game character skins. eSports is much, much bigger than just games.
SpaceX, Virgin Orbit…Rocket Lab? You may not have heard about the last name in discussions about the $1T space economy. However, launching exclusively from New Zealand, Rocket Lab is looking to win at the launch-on-demand service for small satellites (a market projected to reach $7.5B USD by 2022), with a bold aspiration to launch ‘more frequently than any other launch provider in history’. Launch on demand becomes important when considering uninterrupted weather monitoring, communications, security systems, etc.
The global AI healthcare market is on track to surpass $13B by 2025, with no sign of exponential technologies’ diminishing in their impacts to healthcare innovation up and down the value chain. Within the surgical field, we see advances like Proprio – it’s a platform that enables merging preoperative imaging with the live surgical field to create interactive 3D visualizations that surgeons can use in real time.