May/June 2022 Issue

i3 Magazine

The flagship magazine from the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)®, It Is Innovation (i3) magazine focuses on innovation in technology, policy and business as well as the entrepreneurs, industry leaders and startups that grow the consumer technology industry.

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i3 | May/June

For i3’s summer issue, Ice Mobility Co-founder and Chair Denise Gibson discusses supply chain challenges and opportunities. We check out advanced humanoid robotics and how they can improve lives. As display screens proliferate in vehicles, smart surface technology, shown at CES 2022, will feature sleek minimalistic designs. We view smart retail trends as well as the first metaverse for e-Commerce, examine some blockchain use cases including smart contracts to revolutionize logistics, and reveal how FinTech could potentially create a U.S. government cryptocurrency. We also share the excitement from Tech Week held at CTA’s Innovation House on Capitol Hill.


Robot flying through the galaxy
An Array of Humanoid Robots to Help

What should a robot look like?

Interior of driver's side of car
Smart Surfaces: A New Frontier

Self-driving vehicles, EVs, vehicle connectivity, in-cabin tech and even color changing cars were on display.


Tech: C4
Seven Trends Reshaping Smart Retail
Surfer surfing a wave
Tech: Pipeline
Fintech’s Third Wave
Map of South Korea
Tech: International Focus
South Korea
Tech: A Tech to Watch
Blockchain Could Revolutionize Trade
Tech: Innovator
Co-Founder and Chair, Ice Mobility, Denise Gibson


Policy: Update
Policy makers meet with CTA members to learn about crucial tech issues.
Policy: Faces of Innovation
The First Metaverse for e-Commerce
Policy: Diversity & Inclusion
Advancing Opportunities for All
Policy: Tech Hub
Lemonade with lemon fruit

From the CEO

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! Sure, supply chain disruptions and chip shortages hurt our industry, but many companies simply shifted to a strategy of selling upscale products.


Business: C Space
Fickle Streaming Subscribers
Business: Market Beat
The Creator Economy: Cashing-in with Technology
Business: Forward Strategies
The Future of Work
Business: Tech Tactics
The Great Resignation
Business: Stats & Facts
Tech Enabling User Generated Content to Flourish
Business: Advice for Entrepreneurs
Hybrid Culture
Business: CT Reports
Accessible Tech
Business: By The Numbers
Three Technologies to Reduce Consumers’ Carbon Impact

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