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From CEO: The megatrends of our time reflect the need to be able to trust

Jarno Limnéll, CEO, Tosibox Oy

Technology and its evolution irreversibly shape our world and how we perceive it. This evolution is accelerating and differentiating – what in the youth of many of us was ADP and Internet is now IoT, application development, cryptoanalysis, mobile optimization, cloud computing, Python and numerous other concepts.

Technology is ubiquitous in our everyday lives, showing no signs of fading into the background – quite the contrary.

The Internet of Everything (IoE), connections and data volumes will see exponential growth. Thereby also the need and capability of data analysis will continue to increase. The amount of data will accumulate and improve the quality of life.

Everything will be connected to the Internet

The Internet contains all online operations in the manufacturing industry, supply chains, business processes as well as in the daily activities of regular people from their emails and Facebook posts to activity bracelets, remotely updatable pacemakers, car computers and industrial automation.

The data landscape created by the American capital investor Matt Turck of companies working with data, alone shows how massive and diverse a phenomenon this is. The number of companies is so huge that the graph can only be properly examined with a magnifying glass.

Robotization, AI, virtual reality and biotechnology will, as they evolve, respectively expand the significance of technology interfaces while generating new ones. Anticipating such trends is difficult and therefore extremely important.

The world is becoming increasingly volatile and complex

Since everything is interconnected and the number of connections keeps growing, also interdependencies increase and grow more complex. We have no choice but to accept the fact that we cannot anticipate everything, but that there will be some surprises along the way.

While striving to understand what is happening, we also must acknowledge that instability is on the increase. Even the concept of security has become fragmented and changed from simple questions into a complex hybrid that acquires different meanings in different contexts. 

Even the weather can no longer be reliably forecast: The climate change and its multidimensionality makes us doubt whether in the future fall will still follow summer and whether winter will still follow fall. Neither do we know what the exact consequences will be.

We need reliability and security

Even though the world is becoming more and more complex, it is also becoming more transparent. Author and advisor Andrew Winston justly reminds us in a publication by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) that a more transparent world is also a less private world.

In a world that relies on data and increasingly diverse connections, more than ever will we be craving for clarity, reliability and simplicity. This is exactly what Tosibox strategy is based on. We wish to facilitate the day-to-day lives of our customers by offering them top-notch and simple solutions on the reliability and security of which we would never compromise.

Cultures shift in business, security, people and leadership. Right now, we are shaping a new type of technology-based culture for the world and human living.

How to keep abreast of change?

It is up to us what kind of principles and policies we wish to advance now and pass on to future generations. These choices cannot and must not be made by technologies on our behalf, because they concern first and foremost people and our own ethical choices.

In his article, Andrew Winston looks into the megatrends, painting a picture of what the year 2030 will look like and giving us a few good pieces of advice. According to him, we should embrace the continuously increasing transparency, because there is nothing we can do about it. Also, we must keep people at the center of everything, both in business and in leadership.

The most touching of Winston’s tips is the one where he advises us to listen to the next generation. By looking at them we will see the kind of world they wish to have.

Cyber security as a global trend

Technology changes the world and security – in a good way. The speed of change, the blurring of dichotomies and complexity belong to the “new normal” of security. Cyber security is relevant today – as well as in the future – to societies, companies and to each of us. In the discussions about the security of the future, trust lies at the center of it all. 

Sign up to our upcoming webinar on Wednesday, December 11th at 1.00-1.30 PM CET. Jarno Limnéll will give a presentation about the topic “Cyber security as a global trend”. In this webinar, Jarno Limnéll will cover the topics that arise when discussing the security of the digital world: trust, connectivity, simplicity and high technology.

Sign up for our webinar Dec. 11th

“It is up to us what kind of principles and policies we wish to advance now and pass on to future generations.”

Jarno Limnéll, CEO, Tosibox Oy