Top 10 Macro Risks for Tech World in 2023


2022 brought us a reversal of human development due to war, inflation, energy crisis, a lingering pandemic, simmering geopolitical tensions, as well as longer-term challenges like the retreat of globalization, climate change, cybersecurity and the role of Big Tech in society. In this report, Counterpoint analysts rate the top 10 macro risks for the technology world to watch out for in 2023. They explore these risks in depth by briefly reviewing each’s development in 2022, where it stands at the moment and the most likely trajectory in 2023.

Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • Year in Review – 2022
  • Risk-Impact Chart – 2022 Year-end Edition
  • Top 10 Macro Risks for Tech World in 2023
  • 1.    Economic Recession (Average Score 71.41)
  • 2.    US vs China Rivalry (Average Score 63.14)
  • 3.    Energy Crisis (Average Score 58.43)
  • 4.    Emerging Markets Pain (Average Score 58.27)
  • 5.    Tech Earnings Retreat (Average Score 57.22)
  • 6.    China’s Disorganized Withdrawal from COVID-Zero (Average Score 56.98)
  • 7.    China’s Long-Term Economic Stagnation (Average Score 52.78)
  • 8.    Cybersecurity (Average Score 51.65)
  • 9.    Supply Chain ‘Reshoring’ Not Living Up to Expectations  (Average Score 47.55)
  • 10.  Climate Change (Average Score 45.14)
  • Postface
  • Authors, Copyright, User Agreement and Other General Information

Number of Pages: 42

Publication Date: January 2023



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