October 29 – 5 Key Stories From The Digital World

By October 28, 2019 Insight

1. Nike bets on tech CEO Donahoe to accelerate digital transformation: Will it work?

  • transformation from a shoes and shirts company to…a digitally-enabled consumer platform
  • developers will increasingly drive and influence every business process and function
  • will lead to more technology executives jumping to traditionally old world industries

2. Uber unveils a new look for its food delivery drones

  • passed its “critical design review” and is expected to take flight before the end of the year
  • Federal Aviation Administration gave Uber the green light to begin testing drone delivery in San Diego
  • maximum delivery leg in eight minutes including loading and unloading

3.  How AI is impacting the automotive world

  • foundation-disrupting impact for auto manufacturers, smart cities, and consumers alike
  • sophisticated use cases are not just for luxury vehicles, but for entry-level cars as well
  • keep an eye on whether the driver is paying attention and alert by monitoring facial expressions

4. Volkswagen creates autonomy division for self-driving cars

  • focus on everything related to building Level 4 and and Level 5 systems
  • commercial sector is where VW believes we’ll first see the technology deployed at scale
  • mid-2020s timeline for when we’ll see self-driving tech take off in the commercial sector

5. Microsoft furthers $5 billion IoT plan with new Azure features

  • According to IDC, 41.6 billion devices — including smartphones, smart home assistants, and appliances — will be connected to the internet by 2025
  • by 2022, the market is anticipated to be worth $24.88 billion, growing with a 19.75% compound annual interest rate
  • By 2020, Gartner predicts there will be more than 20 billion connected devices, and it’s estimated that 9 billion MCU-powered devices are built and deployed globally every year