Originally posted on 6 Jan 2014

Frost & Sullivan is a global growth consulting firm which provides market research and analysis, growth strategy consulting, and corporate training services across multiple industries including automotive, healthcare, internet and communication technology, and more. Its headquarters are located in Mountain View, California, with offices in over 40 countries.

So, they are big enough and successful enough to know what they are doing.

They have published their predictions of the top 14 ideas and innovations that will shape your world in the coming year. Some of their predictions are:

  • Digital wallets will move to become more digital, mobile and based on open source, peer-to-peer networks (such as bitcoin). Marketing channels and retail strategies will in tandem become more interactive, fully digital and will be focussed on creating wholly immersive virtual experiences for the customer.
  • Wearable devices, or body-borne devices, will become particularly useful for applications such as healthcare. Products will evolve to a wider spectrum ranging from smart watches to even wearable clothing for new born babies that measures vital signs.
  • Rapid Advancement in M2M technology and artificial intelligence will further enhance the field of robotics— even making massive strides with domestic applications. Personal robots will fulfil many household tasks including cleaning, assisted living for the elderly and even window washing (but will the robots be able to undertake company audits, I ask?)

You can access the complete Frost & Sullivan findings by Clicking ‘Download Now’ after completing a simple registration form, here.

Martin Pollins

Managing Director at One Smart Place
Martin Pollins is a Chartered Accountant and MBA with wide experience in corporate finance and business management. He has served on the boards of several companies, including those listed on the London Stock Exchange, AIM and OFEX. He is Chairman and Founder of OneSmartPlace and was a Council member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales from 1988 to 1996. He was managing partner of PRB Martin Pollins, based in Sussex, the first Accountancy firm to advertise on British television.He went on to create and launch the CharterGroup Partnership (the UK’s first Accountancy network) and then LawGroup UK (at the time, one of the largest networks of lawyers in the UK). In recent years, he helped to raise several £millions to fund British films such as The Da Vinci Code, Bridge of San Luis Rey, Head in the Clouds and Merchant of Venice with actors such as Charlize Theron, Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, F. Murray Abraham. Kathy Bates, Gabriel Byrne, Geraldine Chaplin, Tom Hanks, Ian McKellen, Audrey Tautou, Penélope Cruz, Steven Berkoff, Lynn Collins, Jeremy Irons, Joseph Fiennes and many more.

He has written over 700 business publications (see Glossaries at http://onesmartplace.com/resources/glossaries/) and is editor of Better Business Focus (see http://onesmartplace.com/resources/better-business-focus-magazine). His Blog, on a wide range of subjects can be found at: http://onesmartplace.com/blog/
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