Deloitte Tech Trends 2020

The next stage of the digital evolution

Deloitte’s 11th annual Tech Trends report provides insights and inspiration you will need for the digital journey ahead. Several of this year’s trends are responses to persistent IT challenges. Others represent technology-specific dimensions of larger enterprise opportunities. All are poised to drive significant change and transform business in unpredictable ways.

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In 2020, starts with the promise of emotionally intelligent interfaces and hyper intuitive cognitive capabilities that will transform business in unpredictable ways. We begin Tech Trends 2020 with a timely update on the nine macro technology forces we examined in last year’s report.

These forces—digital experience, analytics, cloud, core modernization, risk, the business of technology, digital reality, cognitive, and blockchain—form the technology foundation upon which organizations will build the future.

As new Technology Trends have emerged and exploring the major technology trends individually is no longer enough to stayahead—organizations should explore how disruptive technologies can work symbiotically to drive purposeful, transformational change.

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Tech Trends 2020

MACRO TECHNOLOGY FORCES: To stay ahead, business and technology leaders need to deploy disruptive technologies in concert to drive purposeful, transformational change. Nine macro technology forces form the backbone of business innovation: digital experience, analytics, cloud, core modernization, risk, the business of technology, digital reality, cognitive, and blockchain. This year, we take a fresh look at enterprise adoption of these forces and how they are shaping the new trends disrupting business

ETHICAL TECHNOLOGY AND TRUST: Beyond the essentials of compliance and security, organizations are approaching the broader issue of trust as a corporate brand strategy driven by the impact emerging technology is having across products, services, and goals.

FINANCE AND THE FUTURE OF IT: As enterprises become more agile, companies are exploring new approaches to accounting, contracting, and capital planning to fuel agile innovation and usher in a new approach to enterprise finance.

DIGITAL TWINS: High fidelity digital simulations combined with IoT sensors and machine learning are presenting a host of new opportunities ranging from optimization to autonomous decision-making to new business models.

HUMAN EXPERIENCE PLATFORMS: Leading organizations are creating customized, emotionally intelligent experiences based on individuals’ behaviors, preferences, and values using technologies like machine learning, voice response, and image recognition.

ARCHITECTURE AWAKENS: Established companies with legacy systems have begun moving architects out of the ivory tower and into the trenches. Their goal? Create the kind of architectural agility that often gives younger competitors a market advantage.

HORIZON NEXT: A FUTURE LOOK AT THE TRENDS: What big technology shifts could emerge over the next decade? As the line between the digital world and humans blurs, it’s becoming clear that today’s trends are the seeds from which tomorrow’s possibilities will grow.

Tech Trends Archive

Deloitte’s annual Tech Trends reports examine the ever-evolving technology landscape and those trends that have the potential to transform business, government, and society. Written from the perspective of the CIO, these reports explore technology trends that have the opportunity to impact organizations - across industries, geographies, and sizes today and in the future. Find them here and experience the evolution:

Tech Trends 2019: Beyond the digital frontier
Tech Trends 2018: The symphonic enterprise
Tech Trends 2017: The kinetic enterprise
Tech Trends 2016: Innovating in the digital era
Tech Trends 2015: The fusion of business and IT
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