Even before it began, 2023 was set up to be the year of known uncertainty. Coming out of three straight years of pandemic-infused business modeling, at its onset, this year provided the opportunity to move beyond the pandemic, connect with customers and to initiate plans
That being said, disruptive macroeconomic factors would not relent in the first half of 2023. Inflation was roaring, a recession was upon us, the land war in Europe continued, global supply chains remained in a state of flux, corporate enterprise was recalibrating sustainability and DEI initiatives, and generative AI bubbled up to the surface.
Yet, despite some of these factors, as we make our way into H2 2023, there is a sense of resilience and positivity in the world of Insights and Innovation. For many executives, initiatives have been operationalized. Programs are in place, benchmarks are set, metrics are measuring success with these all-encompassing ambitions. And many have an eye on how to best meet the corporate AI disruption.
Moving forward, this collection of outlook statements from innovation and insights thought leaders would be of particular value for H2 2023. The general consensus seems to be about getting back to business. Challenges may remain, uncertainty might be prevalent, yet these diverse industry perspectives on what to expect in the second half of 2023 seem to indicate that the prevailing thought is one of taking initiatives forward, while keeping an eye on developments such as AI.
We’ve collected 23 perspectives on what to expect in H2 2023, in one place to capture a snapshot of the industry at a key moment in time. Seth Adler of All Things Insights and All Things Innovation at FEI captured an outlook statement from leaders in each respective space. Each page features key thoughts from our community. No matter where you are on the spectrum of your own outlook, we hope you will be able to find insights from these industry perspectives.