With more than 20 connected devices per human by 2030, we are rapidly moving to an environment that is permanently online and always connected.
An increasingly digitalized and connected world will have a profound impact on a wide range of applications at home, at work, across cities, and several other use-cases (healthcare and automotive, for example). With such high levels of hyperconnectivity, consumers will expect a fluid, personalized, and unified experience, which can only be achieved when connected devices, data flows, and networks work in perfect harmony. This connected consumer experience is no easy task for any organization to fulfill; it will require a culture of creativity, engagement, and disciplined innovation.
This study outlines the evolution of connected living across 3 major connectivity environments - connected cities, connected homes, and connected workplaces. The convergence of these environments will result in ubiquitous connectivity and the emergence of new product applications, business models, technologies, platforms, and services.
Smart cities will drive the focus on connected and data-driven infrastructure, which will lead to higher adoption of technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) and 5G. Smart cities' spending on technology - over the next 6 years - is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 22.7% and reach $327 billion by 2025. In a post-pandemic (COVID-19) world, cities will increasingly rely on online city services and open data platforms. For instance, more than 99% of Estonian public services are digitalized, making local services easily accessible, predictive, and effective for residents. In the long term, connected cities will integrate all aspects of human life; connected cars will act as conduits to fulfill city needs and connected physical infrastructure will constantly communicate with vehicles and other transit solutions. Ultimately, connectivity will also provide cities with an opportunity to connect marginalized communities and build an inclusive society.
The home of the future will become the central hub for connected living. The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the need for homes to evolve into on-demand workspaces, entertainment centers, fitness spaces, and telehealth centers. AI, augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR), advanced computing, and data analytics will enable a personalized user experience. The connected home of the future will anticipate resident behavior and adjust the home environment accordingly. Seamless connectivity will also facilitate the standardization of platforms across the intelligent device ecosystem. With the ongoing shift in energy prosumerism, homes will also transform into smart energy generation and transmission hubs.
Telecommuting by employees has grown by 115% over the past 10 years. The COVID-19 pandemic has reinforced the need for workplace connectivity. Zoom, one of the largest beneficiaries of the pandemic, recorded more than a 300% increase in revenue during 2019-2020. By 2030, around 75% of office workers, especially those working for large corporations, could move to remote work. Inter-connected hubs, digital reality solutions, and growth in unified communication and collaborative services will narrow the gap between physical and digital workplaces. IoT, automation, data analytics, and AR solutions will empower the connected worker of the future. In addition, the vision of a connected enterprise ecosystem will allow companies to build a unified strategy to predict, prepare for, and overcome challenges.
Connectivity is rapidly transforming the business landscape, with new value chain partnerships, product innovation, and new business models reshaping market dynamics every day. To survive in a hyper-connected era, companies must ensure that their products and services are not only connected but also intuitive, conversant, and intelligent. For incumbents, service differentiation and strategic partnerships with technology leaders to build a broader connected ecosystem are key to thrive and sustain growth.
Key Issues Addressed
What will a hyper-connected world look like in 2030? What are the key factors driving it?
What are the key transformations in connected homes, cities, and workspaces that will impact businesses and personal lives?
What are the top growth opportunities to watch out for in the next decade?
What are the critical success factors for growth for businesses operating in this space?
Key Topics Covered:
1. Strategic Imperatives
2. What will a Hyperconnected Era Look Like?
Connected Living Environment - An Overview
An Era of Hyperconnectivity and Hyperpersonalization
The Emergence of a World with Zero Latency
Zero-latency World - Convergence of 5G and Wi-Fi 6
A Connected World and Threats to Data Privacy
Connected Social Robotics Networks
A Day in the Connected Life in 2030 - Use-case Profiles
Connected Living - Key Growth Drivers
Connected Living - Key Growth Restraints
3. Connected Cities
Seamless Interoperability Between Connected Vehicles, MaaS Solutions, and City Infrastructure
Connected Cars as Conduits to Meet City Needs
Open Government Data that Responds to City Needs
Adaptive and Connected City Infrastructure that Responds to City Needs
Resilient and Connected Cities Monitoring Disaster Probabilities and Supplying Information to Citizens - Use Cases
Self-Sufficient Cities with Smart City Logistics Solutions
Bridging the Digital Divide with Marginalized Communities
Surveillance and 'Data'veillance for City Safety
Connected Grids of the Future
4. Connected Homes
Experience-Rich Homes to Anticipate Resident Needs and Behave Proactively
Socially and Contextually Aware Robots as Intelligent Companions
Adaptive Home Environments
Homes as Hubs for Free Time
Home Health Solutions
Self-sufficient Energy-generating Homes
5. Connected Work
Narrowing the Gap Between Physical Workspaces and Digital Workspaces
Narrowing the Gap Between Physical Workspaces and Digital Workspaces (Regional Overview - The United States)
The Connected Enterprise Ecosystem
End-to-End Connected Work Platforms
Cloud-to-Edge Data Distribution
Key Technologies Driving Connected Work
The Connected Worker of The Future
Human to Machine Collaboration
Future Cyber Human Workforce
6. Growth Opportunity Analysis
Growth Opportunity Levers
Connected Services Ecosystem
Internet of Homes
Multi-sided Platform Orchestrators
Critical Success Factors for Growth
Conclusions - The Way Forward
SOURCE: Research and Markets