tech-trends-2019As 2018 draws to a close, we can be thankful for the continuing prosperity created by innovative technologies driving our expanding global economy. Fueled by a truly amazing combination of talent, leadership and access to capital, we are experiencing a unique moment in human history.

Now is the best time to be a transformational technology leader. We face challenges, but we also have unprecedented opportunities for leading and facilitating innovation, disruption and growth in core, parallel and new markets.

I predict the technology industry will continue to prosper and grow. Today, everyone is a technology consumer and that trend shows no signs of slowing down. In fact, every reliable indication points upwards. Reputable sources estimate that global IT spending will reach $3.8 trillion in 2019, a gain of more than 3 percent over this year. IDC anticipates $7 trillion in IT-related spending in the 2019-2022 timeframe.

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Technology is more than just another economic sector – it’s an absolutely essential driver of the global economy. Yes, some have pointed to a slowdown in the global economy, but I predict the slowdown will be temporary. The long-term growth of the global economy has only just begun, and it’s got decades to go before it stops growing. The long-term scenario remains highly promising. Tech stocks will continue to gain value, because consumers will continue to use technology.

We’re still in the early innings of the era of technology-driven transformation. Remember, there are huge parts of the world in which tech is only beginning to gain a foothold. Think of the amount of tech we’re using today, and then imagine that amount quadrupling.   

Decades from now, our grandchildren and great-grandchildren will look back at 2019 and shake their heads. They will ask how we managed to exist with such primitive technologies. The thought of those future generations makes me smile, because I know the technologies of today are laying the foundation for the technologies of tomorrow.

I am not worried about the future - I am optimistic. Technology might not be a panacea, but it is definitely helping us create a better world. I’m looking forward to the future, and I hope you are too.