If you were in the business of predicting the future, you could probably choose a better year than 2016 with which to try to take a guess at just what might come to pass. There’s no doubt that it has been a tumultuous year internationally, with the repercussions of huge social, economic and political changes still being felt across the globe.
Undaunted, Sopra Steria’s intrepid Horizon Scanning team, set out back in January with the aim of identifying those technological trends likely to have an impact on our clients, their businesses and their customers not only in 2016 but in the three to five years beyond that.
Creating the frame of reference below, within which to make our observations and tell their stories, the team has been working in Sopra Steria’s DigiLab throughout 2016 with clients across both public and private sectors to test and explore their observations and insights as the key disruptive technologies which they have identified have begun to evolve.
What are your thoughts about 2016 and the technological trends for 2017? Leave a reply below or contact me by email.
Text version of Aurora’s horizon scanning topics:
- The digital human: interacting with services and each other through ubiquitous devices and data-driven experiences
- The organic enterprise: flexible, distributed, collaborative and networked organisations
- A smarter world: a crowded, ageing, more connected and fluid world
- Intelligent insight and automation: the increase in the application of prescriptive analytics and automation to augment or displace human activity
- Ubiquitous interaction: the growth of sensing and interface technologies that make interactions between humans and computers more fluid, intuitive and pervasive
- Distributed disruption: the growth of decentralised processes enabled by the adoption of technologies which assure and automate security and trust