1. Live Video Broadcasting & VOD(Video On Demand): Mobile Is Your New TV:
Traditional broadcaster who owns most of the rights for sports or any show for that matter are getting some serious threat from this Over-The-Top players . like Amazon, Netflix, Apple & Fb are all eyeing it as huge potential and are committing themselves to grab this with full hands. Amazon & Fb will be the largest player to fight for sports broadcasting rights. Various premier leagues pertaining to cricket, Football etc grabs millions of user attention, who love to watch the matches live on their mobile powerhouse. So this social media & eCommerce giants have started to invest heavily on getting all the popular shows & live sports events. Amazon with Amazon prime has already taken the huge leap forward and i believe it will rule the OTT game in coming year. Facebook with its FB live has started to experiment with videos and they will use its huge user base to buy some of those big events rights and use its platform to engage their user making huge profits for themselves.
2. Artificial Intelligence & Blockchain :
As a technology enthusiast and specially being fascinated byCryptos &Machine Learning stuff, I strongly feel that this virtual currency & virtual machine training stuff will continue to fire imagination of many technology giants like Alphabet, IBM, Amazon, Facebook & they will invest hugely to make human more efficient by doing less. It has already been started with all the intelligent chatbots being deployed in the market, Voice Recognition and Intelligent robots being employed within an organization & restaurant doing the work more efficiently than humans. NLP being employed to make machine speak human language
3. IOT will leverage Edge Computing To Make this World Look More Smarter & Connected Over The Cloud-
Having said that let me make you understand a bit about “Edge Computing”-
As per Wiki-
Edge computing is a method of optimizing cloud computing systems by performing data processing at the edge of the network, near the source of the data. This reduces the communications bandwidth needed between sensors and the central data centre by performing analytics and knowledge generation at or near the source of the data.
Edge computing pushes applications, data and computing power (services) away from centralized points to the logical extremes of a network.
I feel that many Tech leaders will employ this edge computing which in no way is the direct competitor to any cloud based model, to fast track their #IOT services, saving a lot of infrastructure cost for this companies and making them more smarter over the coming future in serving their consumer