22 Trends for 2022
We saw that digital could change the world in 2020. 2021 showed us how fast that change could happen.
Over the course of this year, 5G really took off, we saw the launch of more than a few billionaires into space, and even the discovery of a whole new universe with the rise of the metaverse. Yeesh! It’s been a wild ride.
As the world speeds up around us, powered by a host of advanced new technologies, it’s safe to say that even at DEPT® we were staggered by the sheer innovation that digital offered this year.
What’s next seems almost beyond our imaginations— well, almost, but not quite. Here’s a sneak peak at the top 22 trends we’re expecting in 2022.
Accelerating retail & commerce: top 3 digital trends for 2021
Disruption is the hallmark of 2020. Though change is a constant for many retailers, COVID-19 has impacted the world in a way that no one could have predicted. This has led to many organisations strategising, pivoting and adapting to survive in this new normal.
Accelerating manufacturing: top 3 digital trends for 2021
In January 2020, the global manufacturing sector expanded at its fastest pace in nine months. Business optimism was at its highest level in more than a year. By May, the world had become a very different place.
Accelerating healthcare: top 3 digital trends for 2021
Innovation in the healthcare industry is rapidly accelerating as a direct consequence of the ageing population, the rising prevalence of chronic diseases, infrastructure advancements, evolving care models, higher labour costs due to staff shortages and the expansion of healthcare systems in developing countries. But, more prevalently and unprecedented is the influence of the pandemic we’re currently facing.
Accelerating consumer goods: top 3 digital trends for 2021
Digital adoption among consumers has skyrocketed in the past ten years. As a result, industries across the board have been putting more and more effort into their own digital transformations. And the consumer goods sector is no exception. However, while many consumer goods providers have excelled and delivered highly innovative customer experiences, the shift to digital has moved slower or proven more complex than expected for many companies.
Accelerating banking & insurance: top 3 digital trends for 2021
2020 was already expected to be a cornerstone year in the ongoing digital transformation of the banking, insurance and finance sectors. Then came COVID, accompanied by a whole new set of challenges, but also opportunities for growth and innovation.
Accelerating the digital disruption of the education industry: top 3 trends for 2021
Our world has become digital. We shop online. We bank online. We book our travel online. We engage with our doctors online. And, we’re raising our children to operate in a digital world. So, it’s only fitting to expect a digital educational experience that is better suited to today’s learners.
Accelerating agriculture & food: top 3 digital trends for 2021
The agriculture and food industry has transformed over the past 50 years. Advances in machine technology have led to more efficient cultivation, improvements to fertilizers and irrigation engineering have increased yields, and digital technology has enabled smarter efficiencies and built resilience across crop cultivation and livestock production. Yet, despite these tangible improvements, agriculture and food sectors face a multitude of challenges.
Accelerating the utilities and energy sector
Like many other sectors, the ongoing pandemic has disrupted and affected the energy and utilities industry as consumers are changing their energy consumption due to increased lockdown measures and subsequent lifestyle changes. What was once the powerhouse of global economies is now under threat, and with no sign of the pandemic slowing down over the winter, the sector faces new and unprecedented pressures.
Accelerating the fashion industry: top 3 digital trends for 2021
In January of 2020, The Business of Fashion observed industry leaders across the fashion industry to be in a state of high nervousness and uncertainty. Trade disputes, changing political tides, and the rapid acceleration of digital trends were all cause for alarm for many brands.
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