Technology is just a means to an end but sometimes those immersed in platforms, software apps, hardware infrastructure, the IoT etc forget this.

Data is naturally of great value- but the value needs to be extracted and used in the physical markets that deliver the goods and services consumers and businesses buy.

There is a strong argument that the winners will those organisations that control the industrial technology stack and supply chain to the customer.

For example will autonomous vehicles see Uber, auto manufacturers, vehicle financing enterprises, or  merged entities the winners?