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5 Digital Trends to watch in 2019

Emma Joy Obanye
February 22, 2019
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5 Digital Trends to watch in 2019

This presentation was for the Launch It Conference at City Hall for young people aged 16-24. The purpose was to make them aware of digital trends, the importance of them and how they may be leveraged as they start to shape their own careers.

Emma Joy Obanye

February 22, 2019
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  1. 5 DIGITAL TRENDS
    TO WATCH IN 2019
    E M M A J O Y O B A N Y E

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  2. EMMA JOY OBANYE
    15 years working in digital/tech
    Sold startup Buddybounce in 2016
    Head of Delivery: OneTech
    Co-Founder: Mindful Team
    Advisory group member: Next Generation

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  3. WHY SHOULD I CARE
    ABOUT TRENDS?
    Trends are useful in helping us understand the
    long term direction of things.
    Can be a signal to help shape your career and/
    or leverage opportunities.

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  4. DIGITAL TREND 01
    U B I Q U I T O U S A I
    It's everywhere and isn't going away

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  5. UBIQUITOUS
    AI
    D I G I T A L T R E N D 0 1
    Infrastructure: AI as a service (AIaaS) is
    lowering the cost of entry.
    Consumer applications now mainstream
    e.g. Chatbots and virtual assistants.
    Increasingly difficult to distinguish
    between humans and machines.

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  6. DIGITAL TREND 02
    A F O C U S O N
    C R E A T I V I T Y
    Creativity jumped from #10 in 2015 to #3 in 2018 in
    the list of top skills

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  7. A FOCUS ON
    CREATIVITY
    D I G I T A L T R E N D 0 2
    Creativity an important differentiator for
    humans with AI taking over low skill tasks.
    Diversity is high on the agenda as it fosters
    creativity and growth.
    Your individuality, your difference, your
    individual journey will set you apart.

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  8. DIGITAL TREND 03
    L O W T E C H
    Low-tech-tech and no code startups are on the rise

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  9. LOW TECH
    D I G I T A L T R E N D 0 3
    Startups, communities and projects
    created without a heavy tech investment.
    Applications like sheet to site allow users
    to validate ideas quickly.
    These trends are powering movements
    e.g digital nomad and No VC funding.

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  10. DIGITAL TREND 04
    A U T H E N T I C
    C O N T E N T
    The year of the 'authentic' story

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  11. AUTHENTIC CONTENT
    D I G I T A L T R E N D 0 4
    Zuckerberg predicted that the
    'Authentic' Story format will surpass
    news feed usage in 2019.
    Brands making Influencers extended
    members of their teams.
    Brands are getting off the fence and
    standing for something as they look to
    become more authentic.

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  12. DIGITAL TREND 05
    D I G I T A L - L I F E
    B A L A N C E
    A need for digital wellness

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  13. DIGITAL-LIFE
    BALANCE
    D I G I T A L T R E N D 0 5
    Being a cyborg has it's drawbacks.
    The average 15-24 year old spends 4
    hours on their phone each day.
    With more access to data a
    movement towards a digital life
    balance is in full swing.

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  14. I N S U M M A R Y
    AI is everywhere and will only
    become more mainstream.
    01
    Celebrate and cultivate your
    creativity. It's what will set you
    apart.
    02
    Leverage low tech tech to
    validate your ideas.
    03
    Stay authentic through Stories.
    04
    And do all this whilst staying
    balanced!
    05

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  15. THANK YOU!
    Q&A
    @EOBANYE

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