The global health crisis abruptly changed the way we work, learn, shop and receive healthcare, prompting institutions to more rapidly adopt new technologies for remote collaboration and learning, virtual health and smart retail. In a post-COVID ‘new normal’, many of the changes forced on enterprises will remain, either by necessity or because new behaviours led to positive outcomes. The C-suite and boardrooms are under pressure to re-examine their technology stacks to stay competitive by optimizing for more distributed workforces and customers, exponentially growing data sources, and customers’ ever rising expectations for personalized services and experiences.
Speaking broadly, as well as divide into specific verticals and solutions, regarding market demands and the adoption of new technologies. For example:
- AR technologies have tremendous potential for increasing productivity of dispersed workforces – but customers first must overcome the challenges of scaling new AR tech across the enterprise, this is the primary focus of Lenovo’s Commercial AR/VR team - ThinkReality. Jon can speak to how ThinkReality customers are using the cloud and device-agnostic AR/VR platform to help transform their businesses by empowering workers with remote assistance, collaboration using 3D modelling, and more.
- A wide range of solutions for education as schools accelerate distance and hybrid learning programs, including VR classrooms & field trips, digital classroom management tools, and Lenovo’s end-to-end esports solutions for schools & universities.