Main technological development factors expected to change industry by 2020

This statistic shows the techonological factors most likely to shape global industries according to executive respondents from large companies worldwide, as of July 2015. 34% of executives believe that the mobile internet and cloud technology will cause major change in their industry by 2020.

Top techonological drivers of industrial change by 2020, as of July 2015

share of respondents
Mobile internet, cloud technology34
Processing power, Big Data26
New energy supplies and technologies22
Internet of Things14
Sharing economy, crowdsourcing12
Robotics, autonomous transport9
Artificial intelligence7
Advances in manufacturing, 3D printing6
Advances in materials, biotechnology6
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Release date

January 2016



Survey time period

First half of 2015

Number of respondents

1,346 exectutives

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

Figures are based on the Future of Jobs survey conducted by the World Economic Forum. The number of respondents was 1,346 people from 366 companies worldwide. Only countries from which a minimum of 30 unique data points could be obtained were included.

Respondents were asked to indicate the top trends they expect to be impacting their industry by the year 2020.

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