Technology Trend Report 2021

Which tech trends are we facing and what is their impact on society and Rabobank? A year ago, we presented our Technology Trend Report 2020, in which we answered these questions. In this edition, we look again at technology, but this time through a social lens.

What are the trends addressing data privacy & security, trust in an open society, sustainability, and tech in emerging markets like Africa and Asia? How will our lives as world citizens, consumers and internet-users be influenced by these topics? And what role does technology have to play? What changes as we combine new and existing technologies? To answer these questions, we interviewed colleagues in their fields of expertise. The result? Beautiful stories, enlightening insights and inspiring examples.

“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.”

Roel Steenbergen (Tech Lab, Strategy & Innovation Hub), explains: “We interviewed experts about how technology can help in several areas. In these conversations, there was always one recurring topic: to really make a difference, there needs to be more and better collaboration between parties. The world we live includes many different ecosystems, making it very complex. There’s no one individual organization that’s able to oversee everything, so we need collaboration and trust. The good news is that there are more and more technological possibilities to support cooperation. In this report, we show you a few great examples. Marvel at the technological developments and the possibilities they bring for the future. And afterwards, start a conversation, with each other or with us.”