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Which industries are the slowest to adopt new technologies?

Depending on the technology on who is leading the IT..😄

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Depending on the technology on who is leading the IT..😄
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Anonymous Author
In my opinion, I think it's the construction industry.
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Anonymous Author
In my experience, slow adoption is usually driven by a sluggish company culture and not industry category or even company size.  I would say that Government is slow due to all the bureaucracy that needs to be satisfied and Healthcare goes even slower in favor of profits over innovation (at least the IT side of things).
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I do agree with most that it is about company culture and need more than industry.  I will throw this in also.  The amount of  regulation seems to drive the adaption of new technologies.  I work in mostly financial services, insurance, and healthcare and they seem to adapt new technology faster as they must meet additional regulations and/or controls.  I call this an external influencer.
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Anonymous Author
And same thing for the IS in this company
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Anonymous Author
I would say that Higher Eduction is typically slow to adopt technology which is usually based on budget constraints. 
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Anonymous Author
Any industry that is capital intensive, in the public sector or deals with regulated workflows(construction, manufacturing, oil and gas, transportation, healthcare) will generally be resistant to adopting new tech. These industries look at tech as cost cutting and efficiency improvement levers rather than strategic investments. This is changing in the transportation and manufacturing sectors lately thanks to the likes of Uber and Tesla. 
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Anonymous Author
It all depends on the leadership.. The industries which were considered thoroughly traditional are doing more in technology than the so called new age organizations..
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Anonymous Author
Insurance in NA has seen one of the most slowest adoption of technologies. In fact, when we did study of some of the large Insurance carriers, we found them to be atleast 5-7 years behind mid size banks from technology and business process maturity perspective. Some of them have started to invest considerably in past few years to catch up, and they are progressing well. But a majority is yet to even make a decision. Insurance as industry lives off a cash flow as people continue to pay premium of their policy and often don’t change policies unlike in banking or retailers.
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Anonymous Author
Agricultural industry 
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Anonymous Author
I believe it all related to the leadership and C-suit maturity  and background 
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Anonymous Author
Agree with feedback, in my experience the slow adoption was not related to the industry, it was the business itself and perhaps for a variety of reasons.  I have worked in both healthcare and automotive organizations, business leadership (includes head of IT) and overall company culture set the pace, not the industry itself.  
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