Technology Trends 2016

What technology is set to disrupt businesses in the next 18-24 months? Could it be blockchain, augmented reality or the Internet of Things?

 Take a look below at a snapshot of the three trends that we believe will cause the most disruption.

  1. Innovating in the digital era – especially in relation to customer engagement and innovation: Today, every company is a technology company at its core. CIOs are expected to harness emerging trends and innovate to create real business value, all the while building from the realities of today – modernising core systems, industrialising analytics capabilities and using autonomic platforms to transform, not just IT operating models, but the very infrastructure upon which they run. CIOs and IT organisations that can navigate these new realities to deliver measurable impact to customers, employees and alliances will thrive.
  2. Cyber security: Cyber security remains a universal concern and as technology continues to speed ahead, we at Deloitte continue to place a big focus on cyber security and protecting your business from threats. This includes security, privacy, and regulatory and compliance implications. Anu Nayar, our Head of Cyber, Privacy and Resilience commented that Tech Trends 2016 doesn’t treat cyber as a separate topic, but rather as an enterprise wide discipline. “It needs to be baked into the heart of your business strategy, operations and workforce, to be embedded in the planning, design and realisation of each individual trend. The world is changing and the opportunities are vast for us to engage customers and improve the quality of the experience they have of us. Powering all of this is cyber.”
  3. Right Speed IT – two speed IT: Many organisations are progressing beyond the traditional single-speed IT delivery models that work well for large enterprise operations with a need to maintain legacy systems, but not for technology required to support innovation and unique customer experience or interaction. While some do have needs at both ends of the speed spectrum, they often find that bridging the gap between the two is difficult. A growing number of CIOs are building capabilities that link the two edge points or operate along the continuum, with targeted investments in process, technology and talent to reengineer the business of IT.

Read the full report here

You can also delve deeper into following topics from the report:

Right-speed IT

Augmented & virtual reality go to work

Internet of Things: From sensing to doing

Reimagining core systems

Autonomic platforms

Blockchain: Democratised trust

Industrialised analytics

Social impact of exponential technologies


Paul is a proven digital and technology leader having successfully led a number of large scale business and technology transformation programmes across Asia-Pacific. Paul enjoys working with clients to support innovation in their thinking both around their business models and how they engage with their customers.