bii ignition presentation the next smartphoneBI IntelligenceThe smartphone completely altered the way we connect with the world. Everyone has one, it's where we spend most of our digital time, it's the central hub of our lives, and we take it with us everywhere. And with new technology — like smartwatches, connected cars, and smart speakers — coming to mass market, it’s uncertain whether we’ll see anything as revolutionary as the smartphone again.

At Business Insider's 2017 IGNITION event, BI Intelligence Research Analyst Laurie Beaver delivered the following presentation, which explores what made the smartphone "the smartphone" and if there's a contender that could be as impactful in the future.