As every year, various innovations, trends and products were presented at IFA the world's leading trade show for consumer electronics and home appliances in Berlin. According to David B. Hofmann, mm1 Managing Partner and IoT Expert, voice assistants and smart home were this year’s focus topics.
The mm1 DAX 30 study has already shown that many startup and innovation programs exist. In a new study, we have now examined which of the 60 MDAX companies that are the largest listed companies in Germany after the DAX 30 have set up such programs. For this purpose, the available annual reports of the MDAX companies (as of July 2019) were examined and additionally extensive internet research was conducted.
Many new companies pose a serious competitive threat to established companies with their dynamics and pace of innovation. As a result, large companies are also attempting to emulate the strengths of startups for themselves using special programs. With the DAX 30 startup and innovation monitor , mm1 presents a current overview of the initiatives of the largest German corporations (status as of July 2019).
As every year, mm1 consultants of the Industrial IoT Practice review and analyze the product presentations of the „Hannover Messe Industrie“ to gain an overview of the development of Connected Business approaches in the area of the manufacturing industry. The motto of this year’s trade fair is „Integrated Industry – Industrial Intelligence“. The focus was on the digital connectivity of human and machine in the age of Artificial Intelligence.
At this year's MWC (Mobile World Congress) in Barcelona, Europe's largest mobile communications fair with more than 2,400 vendors, everything revolved around 5G. Together with the Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Big Data, the new network generation formed the basis for this year's motto: Intelligent Connectivity.
As every year, mm1 presents the most important trends and results.
Every year mm1 consultants of the Consumer IoT Practice review and analyze the product presentations of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas to form an overview about the development of the latest industry, technology and market trends. Below, we present an abstract of selected news and discoveries in the areas of Smart Home, AR/VR, Smart TV, Connected Car, Health and wearables.
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As every year, various innovations, trends and products were presented at the international mobile tradefair, IFA 2018, in Berlin. Next to many improvements in the fields of Smart Home, Smart TVs, mobile devices and drones, this year‘s most prominent topic were voice assistants and their integration in many kinds of third-party devices.