2020 Tech Trends Report

Tech Trends

The Future Today Institute's Annual Report

Futurist predictions for 2020: As we often say, futurists make connections, not predictions. Society is about to change, but there is no telling what disruption the future will bring. Our annual tech trends report is designed to help you think about next-order outcomes in an uncertain world. 

 
 

 

Tech Trends 2020 - Highlights from this year's report

The Future Today Institute creates a state of readiness within organizations so that leaders can manage digital transformation, disruption, new technologies and workforce automation. The Future Today Institute's annual tech trends report will help you develop near- and long-range strategies to confront uncertain futures.

  • 406 strategic technology trends, which is up 28.8% from last year. Rather than simply offering you the top 10 technology trends for 2020, we have instead analyzed a broad array of research. We're not trying to overwhelm you! A broad view of tech trends is the best way to see around corners and spot emerging disruption. This is our most expansive and robust report yet, and if you look for connections between your industry and trends in other fields, it will guide your strategic thinking throughout the year.

  • 31 trend sections. To help spark your technology vision and see technology innovation in advance, we're covering several new areas like synthetic media, vices, algorithmic scoring, supply chain and logistics, synthetic biology, quantum and edge computing, big tech's move into healthcare and medicine, in addition to all the usual trend areas like AI, blockchain, home automation, AgTech and the global supply of food, geopolitics, climate change, robotics, space, cryptocurrencies, autonomous vehicles, AR/ VR/ MR and more. 

  • 27 future scenarios on a wide array of topics.

  • 11 strategic guidance mini-reports for senior decision-makers.

  • 6 strategic foresight toolkits and frameworks to use with our trend analysis.

  • 9 tech and science primers to help you get smart fast.

  • A calendar for 2020 to help you plan your strategy.

  • Expert interviews on the future of connected glasses and the future of sextech.

  • A list of weak signals for the next decade.

Past Events: Virtual Industry Briefings and Ask Me Anythings

Due to the Covid-19 coronavirus, we will be hosting virtual industry briefings via Zoom video conferencing rather than in-person meetings. During these briefings, we will walk you through research and key topics relevant to your industry, make strategic recommendations and take your questions. We will end with an AMA conversation where you can ask us anything about the report, trends and strategic foresight. There is no charge to attend our industry briefings.

Industry Briefing: Tech Trends For Advertising, Marketing and PR
March 24, 2020
12pm - 12:30pm ET (briefing)
12:30pm - 12:45pm ET (Q&A)
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Industry Briefing: Tech Trends For News Media and Journalism
March 25, 2020
1pm - 1:30pm ET (briefing)
1:30pm - 1:45pm ET (Q&A)
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Industry Briefing: Tech Trends For Corporate Boards and Governance

March 25, 2020
2pm - 2:30pm ET (briefing)
2:30pm - 2:45pm ET (Q&A)
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Industry Briefing: Tech Trends For Government and Lawmakers
March 26, 2020
12pm - 12:30pm ET (briefing)
12:30pm - 12:45pm ET (Q&A)
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Industry Briefing: Tech Trends For Banking and Finance
March 26, 2020
1pm - 1:30pm ET (briefing)
1:30pm - 1:45pm ET (Q&A)
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Industry Briefing: Tech Trends For Pharmaceuticals and Health Care
March 26, 2020
2pm - 2:30pm ET (briefing)
2:30pm - 2:45pm ET (Q&A)
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Industry Briefing: Tech Trends For Construction and Commercial Real Estate
March 31, 2020
3pm - 3:30pm ET (briefing)
3:30pm - 3:45pm ET (Q&A)
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Industry Briefing: Tech Trends Manufacturing and Supply Chain
March 31, 2020
4pm - 4:30pm ET (briefing)
4:30pm - 4:45pm ET (Q&A)
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Industry Briefing: Tech Trends For CPG and Retail
April 1, 2020
12pm - 12:30pm ET (briefing)
12:30pm - 12:45pm ET (Q&A)
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Industry Briefing: Tech Trends For Hotels and Airlines
April 1, 2020
1pm - 1:30pm ET (briefing)
1:30pm - 1:45pm ET (Q&A)
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*Special Briefing For Writers, Producers, Designers and Storytellers
April 2, 2020
1 hour session beginning at 3pm Eastern/ 12pm Pacific
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