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Technology trends in business 2018: Future Digital Blog

Lights, cameras and … action...it’s not every day that social media giants A.K.A top technology trend-spotters come to visit you! Tech royalty coolly waltzed into our trendy Ericsson Studios and it was like the paparazzi had landed. Tripods were unfolded at the speed of light and cameras were dizzyingly everywhere. Without as much as a second’s notice, you could be broadcast live on Periscope or Instagram.

Category, topic & hashtags

Literally our guests were live tweeting to hundreds of thousands of their loyal followers on the exciting demos that Ericsson has on show. We were all swept into a world of live blogging, videos, periscopes and instant "Instagram hearts". So jump on into our blog and we will share some highlighted technology trends in business for 2018 from our onsite technology trend-spotters, which we created into mini-videos. Examples such as how sports teams are winning big with data, 5G VR, Humanless data centers, how technology is saving lives. For a complete overview of all latest digital technology trends, visit our trending section

Our ‘behind the scenes’ tour included top influencers Dez Blanchfield, data scientists Lillian Pierson, Cloud guru Reuven Cohen and CX fan, Ronald van Loon, all of whom bravely braced the cold front and came to Sweden to meet with over 50 Ericsson employees. We shared live demonstrations (what else) and introduced our technology gurus who, everyday, help make innovation a reality. Scroll to the end to hear what our guests thought about the 'behind the scenes' tour 2017.

This blog highlights the top technology trends in business 2018 that our influencers came to recognize on site including; Chatbot trees, connected cars, Future Digital Infrastructure – the next 'Matrix' Datacenter, VoLTE IoT demonstrations and they even went virtual mining using a 5G VR Oculus simulation.

 

The future is programmable

So you may wonder, what have all these amazing videos got to do with Ericsson Digital Services, well we are glad you asked.

In the past there were three services—voice, sms and media. They were highly successful and lived for 140, 20, 10 years. The future is not as predictably homogeneous. However, every app needs a platform, a solid, secure and integrated platform. How we help our customers is that we build this secure platform (architecture) so that all of us who enjoy our data on mobile devices can feel safe to explore the future potential of a fully connected world. We have created a platform that is agile enough to cope with our evolving technology demands and one that is programmable so you can add apps and connectivity to …well….anything.

 

Studio tour highlights: technology trends in business

The videos below are solid proof points that demonstrates some of our capabilities. It’s not an exhaustive list, and we are constantly challenging ourselves to go further. As an established company, working a lot with regulatory bodies and governments, we have a deep understanding of the need for data security and data integrity.

Lars Magnus Ericsson, our founder in his wisdom over 140 years ago believed in "telephones for everyone" and since then we have worked hard to make his wish a reality, since the first phone was available for sale in 1887 and then we brought to the market the world’s first smartphone Ericsson R380, because we believe communication is a human right. We believe in innovating technology for good.

Watch how connected cars are driving convenience, and using 500 APIs in the cloud.

 


Read more about using blockchain to manage automotive cybersecurity.

Watch how 5G is solving tomorrow's problems. 5G VR use case are shown with Boliden mines.


Read more about Five essentials for winning in 5G network management.


See how Human Data Centers are the future. How small can you go? Heated pools?


Read more about best business models for the IoT and Big data.


How mobile systems are saving lives!

 

 

Coming soon!

In this blog, we will continue to share with you some highlights, videos and reflections from the event. So stay tuned, we also have a fantastic women in tech panel coming and a ‘Rockstars panel’ to share with you yet. Indeed even a few podcasts and blogs!

 

Reactions from our guests:

Dez Blanchfield

Dez Blanchfield

"Words alone simply could not do justice to our ‘behind the scenes’ tour to witness the momentum of this exciting next phase in the life of an organization with a pedigree of some 140 years of tireless innovation—the opportunity to delve into the digital transformation in play. I enjoyed connecting with the hearts and minds of the people behind this amazing shift. So we took pictures, we captured video, and recorded podcasts, and we now have the honor and privilege of sharing these with you, so you may live vicariously through us and our wondrous journey, and see that the future is bright, and indeed in good hands.”"Words alone simply could not do justice to our ‘behind the scenes’ tour to witness the momentum of this exciting next phase in the life of an organization with a pedigree of some 140 years of tireless innovation—the opportunity to delve into the digital transformation in play. I enjoyed connecting with the hearts and minds of the people behind this amazing shift. So we took pictures, we captured video, and recorded podcasts, and we now have the honor and privilege of sharing these with you, so you may live vicariously through us and our wondrous journey, and see that the future is bright, and indeed in good hands.”

Ronald van Loon

Ronald van Loon

"Ericsson gave me the opportunity to get an insider view into their innovations and get a real, in-depth view of all the future possibilities within the telecom sector. I had the chance to see how the telecom landscape will be shaped in the coming years, such as the Smart City and Smart Home of tomorrow, the compelling potential of IoT applications, a car with 500 API’s, and the future capabilities of 5G and VoLTE. It was a truly unique and memorable experience."

Lillian Pierson

Lillian Pierson

"Visiting Ericsson Studio was an experience that made me marvel at how far technologies have advanced, even in the last 100 years. Inventions old and new were showcased and demonstrated live for us to experience hands-on for ourselves. This hands-on component brought tangibility to ideas, facts, and concepts that had previously been obscured by theory. Above and beyond this, my favorite part of the Ericsson Studio experience was the Ericsson people and culture. The people were so friendly and engaging—so excited!! It was immediately clear that Ericsson staff enjoyed a deeper sense of purpose behind the work they did. All of this combined made me wish that I could stay with Ericsson a little longer myself."

 

Related links: Check out our live blog while the influencers were on site November 20-21

 

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