NVTC’s latest guest blog post is by Michael J. Redding, Managing Director – Strategic Technology Innovation, Accenture Ventures. Accenture is a professional services firm that answers real business challenges for their clients through innovation and deep industry knowledge. Find out how on March 22, 2018 when Redding presents Accenture’s 2018 Technology Vision trends at a special networking event with NVTC and Accenture.
By Michael J. Redding
We’re moving into a time where continuous technology innovation and acceleration is the new normal. Technology is reshaping our daily lives, and it’s shaping society as a whole.
For companies to weave themselves into the fabric of peoples’ lives requires a new level of trust. It’s not just business. It’s personal. And leading companies are seeing strong correlations between trust and growth. They’re thinking beyond their direct business goals, to how they connect with their communities and the people who live in them.
Accenture’s annual Technology Vision looks at the top trends that will have the greatest impact on enterprises over the next 1-3 years. This year’s report, themed Intelligent Enterprise Unleashed, looks at the following trends that leverage disruptive technology to build the types of connections being sought by customers, citizens, employees, and business partners. The type of connections that can lead to business growth.
Trend #1: Citizen AI: By “raising” AI responsibly, businesses will create a collaborative, powerful new member of the workforce.
Trend #2: Extended Reality: Immersive experiences are changing how we connect with people, information, and experiences.
Trend #3: Data Veracity: Businesses must adapt existing capabilities to combat a new kind of vulnerability: inaccurate, manipulated, and biased data that leads to corrupted business insights.
Trend #4: Frictionless Business: To fully power the external technology-based partnerships they depend on for growth, companies must first move on from internal legacy systems and re-architect themselves.
Trend #5: Internet of Thinking: Enabling intelligence for the next generation of technology demands an overhaul of existing infrastructures.
Technology is the enabler to a bigger role and better partnerships for your Intelligent Enterprise–and a brighter future for us all.
Do you know how you will reimagine and reinvent your business? How will you use these trends to drive growth and differentiation? How will you partner with people, and what expanded responsibility do you have in society? Join me on March 22nd for a deeper dive into these trends, hands-on demos, and discussion about the new opportunities technology can bring.
Caption: Michael Redding and Ben Holfeld a.k.a. “Dr. Demo” of Accenture, both will be at NVTC and Accenture’s March 22 event at the Center for Innovative Technology in Herndon.