On Tuesday morning, I attended the conference “TMT Predictions” organized by Deloitte in their French office in Neuilly-sur-Seine.

A morning at DELOITTE

The goal of this session was to analyze the market in Technology, Media, and Telecommunications (that’s why the event is called “TMT”) and the future developments in these areas, providing quantitative predictions – within 12 to 18 months.

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Experts in predictions

Ariane Bucaille, Partner in charge of the TMT industry at Deloitte France and Duncan Stewart, Director of the Research Center TMT Deloitte Canada, presented the TMT Predictions 2015 and shared with us the key challenges of the year.

The themes and key figures addressed were the following:

–          3D printing : it is the next industrial revolution for companies and manufacturing
–          Contactless Payment: a strong growth in 2015. About 10% of smartphones in the world will be used to pay for in stores purchases.
–          Y Generation: they don’t spend much in digital but they pay to live social experiences. In 2015, they will spend $ 62 billion.
–          Smartphones: over a billion smartphones will be renewed in 2015. 36% of smartphones purchased in the world are phablets.

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3D printing in Fashion

The FashionLab by Dassault Systèmes was listed among the references. In fact, we met Duncan this fall 2014 to discuss topics related to 3D Print in the fashion industry. We talked about our collaboration with French Couturier Julien Fournié who conceived a footwear collection 100% in digital, from its concept to its promotion, including physical prototypes in 3D print, thanks to 3D digital.

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As a conclusion, Duncan stated that 3D printing will change the rules in industrial manufacturing in the future… We agree with this idea of “Game changer”, especially for mass customization.

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