Last year was a series of phenomena that can’t be ignored. Covid-19, social distancing, political upheaval and climate change events would have been major news items on their own in any other year, but in 2021, they’re just one among a bunch.
The same can be said for last year’s tech innovations. We’ve seen a surge in remote work and teleconferencing, the explosion of e-commerce, increased calls for privacy protection and increased demand for telehealth, as well as the subsequent advancement of the supply chain, infrastructure and consumer technology related to them.
Many of the same issues we tackled last year will carry over to the next, but the way we approach them will be different thanks to what tech companies have already been able to build to date.