SAN JOSE, Calif., June 3, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — The rise of new semiconductor innovators reimagining silicon’s potential to meet the pace of today’s emerging tech-dominated world outshone as the #1 tech trend over the next few years – as established by Churchill Club, Silicon Valley’s venerable thought leadership forum.
Presented in partnership with Accenture and Forbes Media, the 21st edition of Churchill Club’s annual Top 10 Tech Trends debate evaluates trend predictions for the years ahead and uncovers those that will drive the most change. A panel of five notable venture investors each present two key trends, discuss their potential impact and welcome a live audience to weigh in with the help of polling partner, Poll Everywhere.
“Our mission at Churchill Club centers on strengthening innovation, economic growth and social good,” said Churchill Club CEO Karen Tucker. “This annual debate advances our aim by exposing our entrepreneurial, enterprising audiences to important ideas and opportunities for beneficial change.”
Olan Kenneally, managing director at Accenture, echoed this sentiment, reinforcing how tech trends discussed at Club events past have offered the tech community first-hand insights into the impact emerging influences would have on tomorrow’s society.
“As leaders look ahead toward the future of their businesses, it’s critical that they examine where and how emerging technologies can drive disruption and growth,” said Kenneally, “The Churchill Club’s annual event is an important indicator for forward-looking organizations in the Bay Area and beyond.”
This year’s event in Santa Clara, CA, brought together partners from Canvas Ventures, Aspect Ventures, Norwest Venture Partners, Mayfield and Venrock to submit their strongest forecasts. Returning to the stage as the lively debate’s “referees” were Forbes Media’s CEO Mike Federle and publisher Rich Karlgaard. Attendees were treated to a ground-breaking exhibit of portraits created with artificial intelligence by Churchill Club artist-in-residence Pamela Davis Kivelson and her collaborative called, Neur-on.
The Top 10 Tech Trends for 2019, ranked by percentage of audience agreement, are:
1. The renaissance of silicon will create industry giants
2. Federal defense and intelligence budgets will dramatically unlock for startups
3. Biology as a technology will reinvent trillion-dollar industries
4. Flexible fertility management will become mainstream
5. Rise of functional medicine
6. Distributed workforces will become the norm
7. Digital technology makes positive inroads on mental health
8. Physical space: The final frontier
9. A democratized network of trust
10. VR-AI-bioelectronic wearables program our emotions in healthful and intentional ways
To learn more about these trends and what fueled the debate from both ends of the spectrum, stay tuned for a deeper dive from the Churchill Club blog. In the meantime, you can find a complete video recording of the event at the Churchill Club YouTube channel.
About Churchill Club
Churchill Club is Silicon Valley’s top independent thought leadership forum, with the mission to strengthen innovation, economic growth, and societal benefit. The 7,500-member, 33-year-old, 501(c)(3) non-profit regularly convenes dynamic, future-focused events where global business and thought leaders meet to discuss and debate, inform and educate, forecast and evaluate the timeliest trends of the day. To learn more about Churchill Club, visit http://www.churchillclub.org.
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