The Director Speaks - " Tech Poised to Drive Even More Change "
As I reflect over the events of 2016, I would characterize 2016 as a year of momentous potential. There were some big mergers and more waiting in the wings, there have been and will be more regulatory changes, the politics are changing, technology is advancing, and new markets portend to reshape everything. Presumably, 2017 will evolve to become a year of opportunity which we can either embrace or deny. CTM has always been an organization that believes that opportunities should be sought with vigor. As we evolve in reaction to our changing environment, we will maintain our research efforts to better understand the rapidly evolving business of entertainment. We will continue our efforts to develop prescriptive guidance that improves the value companies can achieve from their investment in technology. We are adding to those practices a heightened focus on the business issues that surround the growing internet of things (IOT) market as we expect that this will become an increasingly growing transformation issue. And, as an educational institution, we realize that knowledge is only valuable if it is communicated and so we will be ramping up our educational outreach efforts and expanding our external communications efforts as well. We are looking forward to an exciting 2017 as technology continues to extend its reach to impact all our business endeavors.