Vector Annual Industry Survey 2021

We want to thank all survey participants for supporting this study and thus ensuring validity. Specifically, we appreciate our many clients worldwide for allowing us together to strive for continuous improvement – and thus boost innovation and competitiveness. Special thanks go to Bertrand Tavernier for contributing with his case study about innovation in Thales.


Technology Trends

Winning in the New Normal

Innovation is key to succeed in the new normal. Yet, innovation must be balanced with the ongoing market pressure for competitiveness in cost, quality and competences. This is one result from an industry survey which was conducted by Vector Consulting at year-end 2020. We have enriched results with survival tips in this new normal and an industry case study on open innovation in software and IT.


Christof Ebert

Christof Ebert is the managing director of Vector Consulting Services. A trusted advisor for companies around the world and a member of industry boards, he authored several books. He serves on the IEEE Software editorial board. A professor at the University of Stuttgart and the Sorbonne in Paris, he cares for continuous education and is building bridges from industry to science and vice versa. Christof is the author of several renowned books. Follow him on Twitter: @ChristofEbert.

Bertrand Tavernier

Bertrand Tavernier is the Vice President for Research and Technology at Thales in Paris, France. He holds a Six Sigma Black Belt and is an engineering graduate from Ecole Centrale de Nantes. He supported this white paper with deep insights to Thales innovation culture.


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