Looking Back, Looking Forward

Looking back at this past year, it is apparent that 2017 was a year of incredible technology innovation. We saw major advances occur in numerous areas of cutting-edge technologies. Looking at these advances we often find ourselves marveling at the technologies themselves. Too often though, we fail to make the connection between the technologies themselves, and how when applied correctly, these solutions can significantly enhance and improve our lives.

In 2018 and beyond, we can safely assume that these innovative advances in tech will empower us to look forward to creating new business and lifestyle applications. Many of these will re-shape our future. Technologies like Artificial Intelligence, Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality will be used in ways we haven’t even imagined. Today though, they are already accelerating new models across a variety of industries from autonomous vehicles to smart cities to predictive building operation and maintenance.

Then, there is the Internet of Things (IoT). Some still consider IoT a marketing buzzword. Interestingly, the same thing was said about Cloud Computing just a few years ago. With the ability for IoT devices to communicate with other digital endpoints, we have the basis to leverage machine learning to empower deep learning. This lays the foundation for many organizations to improve productivity, discover new efficiencies and recognize huge cost savings. When organizations like Amazon, Microsoft and Google invest their companies’ respective futures in the “marketing buzz,” it sends a signal that there is something very real here.

At Intel, we are committed to leading the way in conceiving, designing and delivering the foundational technologies that play a vital role in enriching the lives of people everywhere. We do not accomplish this alone. In the end, it’s you, our partners, technology providers and service providers, who make these technologies truly meaningful. You are the ones who are embedding our products into the applications, solutions and services that continue to make our world a better place.

I would like to thank all of our partners for another great year and extend best wishes for a happy new year!