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Tech Trends 2020 - Middle East perspective
Which technologies have the most potential to impact your business? Read about macro technology forces and emerging trends in Deloitte’s #TechTrends 2020 report.
Deloitte’s 11th annual report on technology trends captures the intersection of digital technologies, human experiences, and increasingly sophisticated analytics and artificial intelligence technologies in the modern enterprise. The report explores digital twins, the new role technology architects play in business outcomes, and affective computing-driven “human experience platforms” that are redefining the way humans and machines interact.
The Deloitte report’s five trends of focus for 2020 include:
- Digital twins: Bridging the physical and digital: Digital twin technology allows businesses to create increasingly sophisticated virtual models to optimize processes, products, and services. Enterprises will integrate IoT, machine learning, advanced computing infrastructure, and more to unlock entirely new business models.
- Architecture awakens: Systems architecture will become a strategic priority as enterprises redefine the architect role to be more nimble, responsive, and collaborative. Architects will work across the business and work creatively with non-technical project teams – forming a competitive differentiator in the digital economy.
- Ethical technology and trust: Enterprises in every geography are realizing that their embrace of technology is an opportunity to gain – or lose – trust, and with it, customers’ business and brand loyalty. CIOs will emphasize ethical tech in the coming years – and create processes to help solve ethical dilemmas related to disruptive technologies.
- Human experience platforms: To address the lack of connection humans often experience with daily digital interactions, a growing number of enterprises are injecting emotional intelligence into their systems. These include AI capabilities such as machine learning and voice and facial recognition, which can better detect and appropriately respond to human emotions. The net result is emotionally intelligent human experiences that leverage connections between people, systems, data, and products.
- Finance and the Future of IT: As enterprises become more agile, financial operations will need to support new modes of working. That means CIOs and CFOs will need to explore how a new, flexible approach to enterprise finance across budgeting, contracting, capital planning, and more, can redefine the future of tech innovation.
Organizations in the Middle East are not satisfied with being regional leaders – now the ambition is to go global and lead globally. There is a growing interest in looking beyond what’s new to what’s next. At present, many enterprises are looking to strengthen their structures, capabilities, and processes required to harness technology and innovate effectively in the face of exponential change.
During the current COVID-19 crisis, organizations have been turning more and more to technology to enhance business resilience and continue to operate. As organizations are forced to utilize remote working where possible or take pause, many are also realizing the benefits of this way of working as an option post COVID-19, to improve efficiencies and become more agile. While currently dominated by communication technologies, building resilience will also require us to closely examine, and build on, trends such as ethical technology and trust, human experience platforms and architecture, and the macro forces of digital experience, cloud and risk.
We hope the report provides you with insight and inspiration onto the road ahead. We would welcome your feedback and a further discussion with you on the trends, please do get in touch!