Want more evidence that no industry is immune from the current pace of change? Then this post is chock full of examples.
Last time I was in San Francisco I attended the Web 2.0 Summit featuring many of the web-tech industry’s biggest names. One of the best presentations was by Mary Meeker, at the time an analyst for Morgan Stanley. Mary is so good at reading the trends and industry directions that she was then poached by leading Silicon Valley VC firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers. In short, when Mary speaks the industry listens.
Mary has just published her 2012 Internet Trends Report and it makes for interesting reading.
But what I’d really like to share are the slides from 29-86 which cover the way technology has re-imagined so many industries in recent times. As Mary says, these are still early days, we’re still in Spring training.
The presentation also covers:
- Global Internet usage
- Mobile usage
- Mobile device evolution
- Mobile monetization transition
- Platform firehoses
- The trend of “re-imagination” of almost everything (no industry is immune)
- The economy
- US consumer sentiment
- The tech “bubble”