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.
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.
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.