TOP 10 STRATEGIC TECHNOLOGY TRENDS 2018

The way we interact with technology will undergo a radical transformation over the next 5 to 10 years. In this era of endless innovation, the only prediction that can be 100% assured, is that the future is going to look very different from today.

Technology trends are categorized into 3 segments:

MESH • INTELLIGENT • DIGITAL

1. Cloud to the edge

All the digital information data needs will be managed, processed, protected and analysed locally in micro data centers.

2. Event-driven model

The ultimate goal is to help businesses detect and analyze events more quickly and accurately to reduce costs, improve efficiency and deliver a better customer experience.

3. CONTINUOUS ADAPTIVE RISK & TRUST

Organizations will need to combat security risks with an adaptive approach to risk management and traditional approaches are no longer effective.

4. DIGITAL TWINS

As people, places, processes and things become increasingly digitalized, they can monitor, head off repairs before they occur and simulate scenarios to uncover new opportunities for delighting customers.

5. INTELLIGENT APPS & ANALYTICS

Smart applications will proactively interact with users and give them smart recommendations/advise of what to do and when.

6. AI FOUNDATION

In 2020, Artificial Intelligence (AI) will create 2.3 million new jobs while eliminating 1.8 million jobs.

7. BLOCKCHAIN

Referred to as ‘the internet of Money’ and a form of digital currency. It is predicted, banks will offer crypto currency services for trading and investments.

8. CONVERSATIONAL PLATFORMS

By 2019, 20% of an individual‘s interaction with their smartphone will be through a Virtual personal assistant like Siri or Google assistant.

9. INTELLIGENT THINGS

As intelligent things evolve, expect to see the skies slowly being filled with drones that will be increasingly intelligent and autonomous replacing human jobs.

10. IMMERSIVE EXPERIENCE

In future, we will be able to attend meetings with virtual representations of the other participants in the same room as them.



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