With tech industries evolving at an accelerated pace, Juniper Research compiled an assessment of what they believe will be the critical developments over the coming year in the tech space. Being displayed are new devices in new form factors like re-imagining and redesigning services for the connected, smarter world. For example, with high profile security breaches, we should expect to see more companies investing in encryption and tokenisation solutions that will reduce the risk of data loss or theft. Biometrics will also be key in transactional authentication. On the trendier side, fashion gets smarter in the next year as Apple and HP increase awareness over wrist wearables to the mass consumer. Developments like these will impact the value chain and consumers themselves.