How Do Leaders Stay Informed About Technology Trends?

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    How Do Leaders Stay Informed About Technology Trends?

    In the fast-paced world of technology, staying ahead of the curve is crucial for any organization. We reached out to industry leaders, including a Chief Technology Officer, to share how they stay informed and assess the relevance of new technologies. From leveraging vendor insights to monitoring the competition, here are their top four strategies on keeping your organization at the forefront of technological advancements.

    • Leverage Industry Forums and Vendor Insights
    • Network, Stay Curious, Be Strategic
    • Engage in Discussions With Your Team
    • Assess Impact, Monitor the Competition

    Leverage Industry Forums and Vendor Insights

    As a Head of Technology for any organization, one has to understand how one can innovatively support business, increase business efficiency, and ensure the highest uptimes. One has to understand the latest industry solutions and trends, be it Industry 4.0, robotic automation, AI/ML, to GenAI solutions, and how they can be used efficiently in the line of business we are specifically into. By keeping oneself updated through various industry forums, CIO connect forums, vendor sessions, and reading about what's happening in the relevant areas, a CIO/CTO is able to keep himself updated and be able to make well-informed decisions. Here, the vendor partners play a huge role by sharing case studies and success stories to be able to make the right decisions.

    Kapil Pal
    Kapil PalChief Technology Officer, Ienergizer

    Network, Stay Curious, Be Strategic

    As the CEO of Startup House, I make sure to stay informed about the latest technology trends by following industry news, attending conferences, and networking with other professionals in the field. I also encourage my team to continuously learn and explore new technologies, and we regularly discuss and evaluate which trends are relevant to our organization based on our goals and the needs of our clients. It's important to stay curious and open-minded, while also being strategic and focused on what will truly benefit our company in the long run.

    Alex Stasiak
    Alex StasiakCEO & Founder, Startup House

    Engage in Discussions With Your Team

    As a CEO, I continuously stay updated with tech trends by exploring tech news portals, carefully curated social channels, and engaging in meaningful discussions with my proficient team. Among the multitude of innovations I come across, choosing those that synergize with our mission and augment customer experience becomes the key focus. Any trend we adopt must serve a dual purpose: reflect our principles and enrich our users' experiences.

    Abid Salahi
    Abid SalahiCo-founder & CEO, FinlyWealth

    Assess Impact, Monitor the Competition

    Staying on top of the latest technology trends is crucial for us at Precondo to keep our edge in the real estate market. One of the key ways I stay informed is by regularly attending industry conferences and workshops focused on technology and real estate. These events bring together experts who share insights on emerging technologies and how they're shaping the industry. Additionally, I make sure to subscribe to reputable technology news outlets and follow influential figures in the tech world on social media platforms like LinkedIn and Twitter. This helps me keep abreast of the latest innovations and developments.

    But it's not just about staying informed; it's also about discerning which technologies are relevant to our organization. To do this, we have a dedicated team that conducts thorough research and analysis on potential tech solutions. We assess factors like how a technology aligns with our business objectives, its potential impact on improving efficiency and customer experience, and its scalability and long-term viability. We also closely monitor how other players in the real estate industry are leveraging technology to stay competitive.

    Samantha Odo
    Samantha OdoReal Estate Sales Representative & Montreal Division Manager, Precondo