The enterprise rules at CES 2020
If you follow the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), you know it’s as much about identifying trends as showing off the latest consumer products. This year we saw massive transformations in industries like communications, automotive and healthcare. At the show, it was clear that many of these advancements share a common theme – the enterprise powers them.
We identified three goals that the enterprise must accomplish coming out of CES 2020.
1. Lead 5G over the finish line
The enterprise leads 5G efforts, so there’s no doubt its large-scale deployment is steps away from reality. The benefit of 5G to autonomous vehicles, IoT, edge computing and deeper data analytics will follow. The bandwidth and connectivity from 5G also promise to improve patient care with improved data and insights for telemedicine and the Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) devices.
"We see many commonalities today with our wide range of customers,” said Kevin Kettler, Flex Corporate Chief Technology Officer, speaking at the Deloitte Smart Future track at CES 2020. “For example, the increasing demand for connectivity and low-latency, and interdependence and interconnectivity between industries.”
So, what's the hold up? True 5G connectivity requires both infrastructure and a path to value for customers. As applications and products that rely on 5G infrastructure continue to be developed, the enterprise must demonstrate ROI for these solutions to get the investment needed to realize the era of 5G. Learn how to harness the power of the mmWave spectrum for your 5G applications.
2. Increase security for evolving data centers
The shift from cloud data centers to dispersed micro data centers, as well as the surge of IoT devices, requires a new approach to IT management and security. Data management must happen at both the edge and the cloud.
Edge security has many applications – in hardware, software and the physical level. All of these layers need protection. How do you manage complex security from the silicon up? We recommend you watch Raejeanne Skillern, our President of Communications, Enterprise and Cloud business, and experts from VMware, Deloitte, and Lockheed Martin, in this CES panel.
3. Get to market faster with cross-industry collaboration
It’s time to eliminate siloed thinking. As we move from connected technology to connected intelligent technology, it is necessary to work across industries and deliver products that the market desires and prove ROI for business. For the automotive industry, collaboration provides the technology needed to power the vehicle of the future.
To reach autonomy, OEMs must work across industries for the best and most reliable technology to get to market faster. “The work completed in our autonomous vehicle space today is putting the infrastructure pieces in place to allow applications to come to market sooner than expected,” Kettler said.
Experience with technologies like artificial intelligence (AI), edge computing and 5G, while also applying functional safety and automotive-grade capabilities, is critical for developing autonomous vehicles. Hear how Flex is uniquely positioned to meet this challenge in a panel with Flex, Hyundai, Daimler Mobility AG and KLA Corporation.
Connect with us – and the future
We collaborate with enterprise partners around the world to design and produce new products every day. At the Consumer Electronics Show, we showcased our FLEXino Sensor Fusion Development Kit and System-in-Package (SiP), a collaboration with QuickLogic and Infineon Technologies. The technology kit and SiP reduce time to market by developing a path from rapid prototyping all the way to high volume production of IoT devices, enabling customers across industries to design and deliver products faster.
Are you ready for 5G, edge security and a world of cross-collaboration?