ABI Research Announces Latest Transformative Technologies Webinar

Immersive technology such as virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) is changing aspects of many industries. In some cases this involves employee training, or better remote support. ABI Research is devoting its latest Transformative Technologies web seminar to exploring how new technology, including VR and AR can change the maritime supply chain.

The maritime freight industry is an area undergoing significant growth, with reports indicating the industry is expected to grow from $166 billion (USD) in 2017 to over $205 billion in 2023. The webinar by ABI Research aims to explore how new technologies can transform this industry.


The maritime freight industry is particularly interested in searching out solutions to address problems in security, overcapacity, safety and cost modelling. The webinar plans to look at how emerging technologies can offer game-changing opportunities to the maritime shipping industry.

ABI Research believes that revenues and profits will be driven by technologies which can best take advantage of technologies such as analytics, blockchain, electrification, assisted and automated operations, drones and robotics, and AR/VR.

The webinar will specifically address the following areas:

  • Why is this an important market to consider?
  • Who are some of the most interesting industry leaders?
  • What are some of the key technologies developing in the industry?
  • Who are the current technology influencers?
  • How is the market evolving during the next five years?

The webinar will be presented by ABI Research’s Principal Analyst, Susan Beardslee and will be shown on 6th November, 2018 at 2pm Eastern Time. The session will last approximately 30 minutes, followed by a question and answer session.

Further information and registration for the webinar can be found on the ABI Research website, along with a list of ABI Research’s future webinars.

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