i3 Magazine

It Is Innovation (i3) magazine, CTA’s flagship publication, focuses on innovation in technology, policy and business as well as the entrepreneurs, industry leaders and startups that propel the consumer technology industry.

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i3 | June 15, 2022

Tech Enabling User Generated Content to Flourish

Content creators are significant influencers reaching 20 million U.S. consumers. CTA’s Exploring the Creator Economy study looks at this burgeoning area with perspectives from both creators and audiences.

i3 | June 15, 2022

Accessible Tech

The CTA Foundation has made it our mission to power lives through linking seniors and people with disabilities with technology. Our grant recipients use technology to give people freedom, independence, purpose and vital connections. These technologies include areas such as hearables, tablets, robots, virtual reality and voice assistance.
 

i3 | June 14, 2022

Three Technologies to Reduce Consumers’ Carbon Impact

In recognition of UN World Environment Day on June 5, CTA highlights three technologies that promote a sustainable future.
 

i3 | June 14, 2022

Hybrid Culture

Something strange happened over the last two years: Employees now think they know what’sbest for teamculture, and some think it’s up to them to call the shots.Now fully immersed in hybrid culture, they may not know what they’re missing.

i3 | June 02, 2022

The Winds of Change

Headwinds are creating uncertainty in the market: war in Ukraine, wrenching inflation, the specter of recession as well as rising COVID cases, supply chain disruptions, chip shortages and the approaching mid-term elections — the list goes on. But in this moment, technology is also providing solutions to help us adapt to some of these challenges.

i3 | June 02, 2022

The Creator Economy: Cashing-in with Technology

User-created content, once the domain of online enthusiasts, has grown into a rewarding enterprise with global reach for nearly 20 million U.S. consumers. While self-expression provides the motivation, technology — through hardware, software, and services — provides the means.

i3 | June 02, 2022

Tech Hub: Seattle

As Seattle has established itself as a so-called “superstar” city among established tech hubs across the nation, recent reports are highlighting how the pandemic has helped it and other cities attract a growing share of tech talent.
 

i3 | June 02, 2022

Co-Founder and Chair, Ice Mobility, Denise Gibson

With over 30 years in the wireless industry, Denise Gibson has a wealth of Fortune 100 executive leadership and P&L experience, coupled with insight in creating, operationalizing, and growing businesses. 

i3 | May 24, 2022

Blockchain Could Revolutionize Trade

Cryptocurrency is decentralized digital money. Its cryptographic proof of value comes via transactions — verified and recorded on a blockchain — a distributed digital ledger that provides a permanent and unchangeable record of transactions.
 

i3 | May 24, 2022

The Great Resignation

A staggering 47.4 million Americans quit their job in 2021. In November, 4.5 million quit, the highest number ever recorded since the government began tracking it 20 years ago. “It’s not the great resignation,” says pollster Frank Luntz. “It’s the great rethink. We are reexamining who we are. What our priorities are. What we want for the future.”
 

i3 | May 24, 2022

Fintech's Third Wave

Fintech’s third wave is building, and it could wash away the systems we’ve used for money management since — well, forever. In May, the U.S. Federal Reserve closes the comment window for Money and Payments: The U.S. Dollar in the Age of Digital Transformation.

i3 | May 23, 2022

Policy makers meet with CTA members to learn about crucial tech issues.

CTA’s annual Tech Week was back in-person this year and better than ever. Last year, CTA hosted Tech Week virtually, which included great conversations with policymakers and innovators.

i3 | May 20, 2022

The consumer technology industry had a good 2020 and 2021. With low interest rates, government sloshing money everywhere and consumers stuck home unable to dine out, travel or attend events, our members selling products for the home and car did great!

i3 | May 18, 2022

Seven Trends Reshaping Smart Retail

In this ‘post-pandemic’ period, retailers need to engage more effectively with customers, build a more resilient and efficient supply chain, and solve for labor shortages and rising workforce costs while generating an ROI.

i3 | May 18, 2022

The First Metaverse for e-Commerce

Online shopping jumped 32% during 2020 according to U.S. Census Bureau Data statistics, as Americans sheltered in place during the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic and pivoted to online life.

i3 | May 18, 2022

Smart Surfaces: A New Frontier

When flat-panel TVs became popular, home decorators lamented the big black rectangles on walls distracting from the room’s décor.

i3 | May 18, 2022

The Future of Work

Thanks to technology advances, the future of work will be more remote, hybrid and digital. While many job postings have returned to pre-pandemic levels, labor shortages may see over 85 million positions go unfilled by 2030, costing organizations as much as $8.5 trillion.

i3 | May 03, 2022

South Korea

Over 350 South Korean companies exhibited at CES 2022. Two pavilions in Eureka Park were dedicated to Korean startups innovating in areas like augmented reality (AR), food tech, wellness and vehicle tech.
 

i3 | May 03, 2022

Advancing Opportunities for All

Stephen Bailey, co-founder and CEO of ExecOnline, is the pioneer of online B2B leadership development solutions. In partnership with 12 leading business schools, ExecOnline is creating a diverse pool of future-ready leaders.

i3 | May 03, 2022

An Array of Humanoid Robots to Help

Most of us have seen 3CPO in Star Wars, the replicants Roy Batty and Zhora (played by Rutger Hauer and Joan Cassidy respectively) in the original Blade Runner, Rosey from The Jetsons, Robby the Robot in Forbidden Planet, Gort in The Day the Earth Stood Still or Terminator T-1. Or the disembodied Samantha (the voice of Scarlett Johansson) in HER, an artificial intelligence (AI) sentient character for whom Theodore Twombly (Joaquin Phoenix) has a crush on.

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