Auto manufacturers, IoT technology vendors, big data analytics providers, SMART City Solutions- who will own industry stacks? It is getting very blurred and the ones with the data may well be the leaders.
You maybe a leader in auto manufacturing, parking solutions today, a highway infrastructure leader, an autonomous vehicle leader. Doesn't matter- you might just be blindsided by more than digital transformation and disruption. New models and architectures of business threaten your position.
It might be a threat from some enterprise you thought was not a competitor . Samsung's new venture should be a catalyst to map more than just the immediate competitors in your space.
Samsung is making an $8 billion bet on the world's biggest mobile technology: Cars. The electronics giant said Monday that it's buying the audio company Harman — which produces the JBL and Harmon Kardon brands of equipment — in a bid to enter the increasingly competitive world of connected vehicles. The deal is Samsung's biggest ever, and highlights the blurring lines between technology and the auto industry. With cars becoming ever more like their smartphone cousins, automobiles represent a gigantic business opportunity for tech companies that want to entice passengers with in-car entertainment and communications services. By swallowing a well-known automotive supplier, Samsung is aiming for an overall market that, , according to a recent study by PricewaterhouseCoopers, could reach $7.8 trillion in revenue by 2030.