Authored by the Innovation Board of GS1 and released on September 8, 2023, this report evaluates and comments on the top trends and technologies driving industry transformations now and in the future. Rapidly increasing in importance are trends such as data privacy, sustainability, and supply chain digitalization. Other significant trends include traceability, empowered consumers and the Metaverse, smart everything, connected things, and personalized healthcare. The main takeaway is that a successful digital transformation requires globally unique identification, a common data language, and a commitment to interoperability and data sharing.

Keywords: Architecture/Engineering, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Biometrics, Block Chain, Climate Change, Control & Monitoring Equipment/Sensors, Cybersecurity/Privacy, E-commerce, Internet of Things (IoT), Post-COVID-19, Process Automation, Protocols/Standards, Renewable Energy, Robotics, Software Development, Training, Zero Net Energy

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