Keeping up to date as a leader is demanding – and a rapidly accelerating technology development has not made it any less challenging. These are the first of two articles to look at the ten most important technological trends for the next decade.
A strategic technological trend
As in previous years, this year’s Gartner IT Symposium / Xpo ™ conference presented the top 10 strategically important technology trends they see as the most important for the coming year.
One of the most central points is to place people at the centre of the technology strategy. All actions performed by an organization affect customers, employees, business partners and society in general. Struggling, including technology externally, a people-centric path will overcome the probability of victory. David Cearley, VP of Gartner, highlighted this in his presentation.
In Val Sribar’s presentation, he pointed out that the speed of development has accelerated enormously: “It is fifty years since the first message was sent over what has become known as the Internet. During these years, technology has changed companies, human relations and society in general. The subsequent five years are expected to produce about as significant difference as the past fifty. “
When Gartner looked at the crystal ball for previous years autonomous units, the further development of artificial intelligence, blockchain, edge computing, and quantum computing were trends. There holds no suspicion that certain technologies have identified this year.
Let’s look at Gartner’s top 10 strategic technology trends for the next decade, which Gartner has based on the central theme; people-centric smart spaces:
- Democratization of expertise
- Human augmentation
- Transparency and traceability
- Empowered edge computing
- Distributed cloud services
- Autonomization and robotization
- Blockchain used
- AI (Artificial Intelligence) Security
These are the first of two articles related to Gartner’s top 10 strategic technology trends for the next decade. In this blog post, I will address the first five trends and go a little deeper into what Gartner thinks and to what extent this will affect you as a leader, your employees and the business as a whole.