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Deloitte on tech trends 2017

Deloitte recently published its annual report, Tech Trends 2017: the Kinetic Enterprise. This year’s report outlines the current state within the world of emerging technologies, contending that firms that wish to realise the full potential offered by tech solutions, must become ‘kinetic’ organisations.

Deloitte is a global network of independent firms specialised in audit, consulting, financial advisory, risk management, tax, and related services, that has just published the eighth annual edition of its Technology Trends Report analyzing expected disruptive trends for the coming 18 – 24 months. The 2017 Tech Trends Report – called ‘The kinetic enterprise’ – argues that companies that are able to harness the potential of new technologies will be better positioned to share the future of their businesses.

‘Kinetic’ organisations, the report says, are those with the dexterity and vision needed to thrive amidst the constant waves of technology-fueled disruption. The report identifies key trends for the coming 18 to 24 months, and an additional chapter – the Exponentials watch list – looks even further ahead, outlining four main areas that are blending the sciences with applied technologies. Below a brief overview has been provided of a few of this year’s trends that have particular relevance within the world of fintech.

  • Dark analytics  Advances in computer vision and pattern recognition allow companies to unlock insights from unstructured data
  • Machine intelligence • Machine intelligence is helping companies make better decisions, embed complex analytics into customer and employee interactions. The adoption of bots and robotic process automation allows for the automation of increasingly difficult tasks.
  • Mixed reality • Companies are exploring more immersive and engaging ways to combine the physical world and digital systems, creating a more natural, intuitive and intelligent ‘mixed reality.’
  • Everything-as-a-service • With organisations modernising core systems and the technology stack, traditional business products are more often being reimagined as services
  • Blockchain: Trust economy • Blockchain is quickly becoming the mainstay for digital identities in the emerging trust economy.

 

To read or download the complete Tech Trends 2017 report from Deloitte, click here.

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