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Gartner Lists Top 10 Tech Trends for 2019

One for discussion at our next 'Leading Digital' Masterclass, Digital Landscape Analysis session. 

Gartner has recently presented their top 10 strategic technology trends for 2019.

The emerging technologies likely to have the most disruptive impact over the next five years include:

1. Autonomous things

By the year 2021,10% of new vehicles will have autonomous driving capabilities, up from 1% in 2017. Major automobile manufacturers will reach level four autonomous driving by 2021, which bascially means the car will drive itself.

2. Augmented analytics

The number of citizen data scientists will grow five times faster than the number of expert data scientists, supported by augmented analytics and AI.

3. AI-driven development

By 2022, 40% of new application development projects will have AI co-developers on their teams.

4. Digital twins

50% of large industrial companies will use digital twins by 2021 generating significant improvements in productivity and efficiency. A digital twin is a digital representation of a physical object e.g. factory, oil filed etc.

 5. Empowered edge

Storage, computing and advanced AI and analytics capabilities will expand the capabilities of edge devices through 2028.

6. Immersive experience

70% of enterprises will be experimenting with immersive technologies for consumer and enterprise use by 2022.

7. Blockchain

The blockchain will create $3.1 trillion in business value by 2030.

8. Privacy and ethics

By 2021, organisations lacking in privacy protection will pay 100% more in compliance costs than best-practice-adhering competitors.

9. Smart spaces

Smart spaces, physical or digital environments populated by humans and enabled by technology, will become increasingly connected, intelligent and autonomous.

10. Quantum computing

By 2023, 20% of organisations will be budgeting for quantum computing projects compared to less than 1% today.

Hyper awareness of the external digital landscape; the disruptive technologies and associated societal changes reshaping your industry; the opportunities and threats presented for your own organisation; the gap that exists between your organisation’s current level of digital maturity and where you should be, are key traits of a successful digital leader.

How will the trends identified by Gartner impact on your own organisation?

Detailed advice on undertaking a Digital Landscape Analysis will be presented during our next Digital Leaders Masterclass taking place on the 4th/5th October, 2018 in association with the University of Edinburgh Business School.

Please register if you would like to attend. I will then contact you to discuss in more detail.

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Dr Jim Hamill

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