We asked 13 movers, shakers and thinkers from different industry sectors what they reckon the big trends, developments and challenges will be in their sector in the coming year. This is what they had to say:
Hardi Meybaum – CEO, grabcad
2013 is going to be a great year for engineers and this is why:
We will see more young companies entering the manufacturing space building on today’s technologies and focusing on improving the lives of end-users.
Big CAD vendors will need to move faster to deliver better products to their customers and should not fight against small changes in their market share.
The cloud will be the main buzzword for 2013. Not sure it’s a good thing for users as the word cloud means nothing to the person using the product. What are the new opportunities that this technology shift will offer engineers? That is much more important.