2018 Tech Trends

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Tech Trends 2019: Beyond the digital frontier

Ten years of insights

Deloitte’s 10th annual Tech Trends report identifies those trends that are likely to disrupt businesses in the next 18-24 months, including advanced networking, intelligent interfaces, NoOps in a serverless world, and more. Special to this year’s tenth edition: Tech Trends reflects on a decade of disruptive change and demystifies the future of digital transformation.

Our tenth annual Tech Trends report analyses the top trends impacting decision makers in the coming year. Starting with a reflection on the last decade, we detail the disruption driven by nine macro forces.

As we look ahead, the report explores how 2019 technology trends are giving rise to new operating models, redefining the nature of work, and dramatically changing IT’s relationship with the business.

This year's trends

Macro technology forces at work

The “state of the state” of nine technology forces that have been - and still are - the backbone of innovation.

Video: Nathan McDonald and Louise Nickson discuss the nine formative forces that are the backbone of technology innovation past and present

AI-fuelled organisations

Reaching AI’s full potential can lead to data-driven decision-making and insights across core business processes and enterprise operations.

Video: Oleg Tyschenko and Suresh Kanwar talk about how companies may need to fundamentally rethink the way humans and machines interact within working environments to become truly AI-fuelled organisations

NoOps in a serverless world

The next state in the evolution of cloud computing automates key tasks, allowing IT talent to shift focus from operations to outcomes.

Video: John Starling and Richard Regan discuss how serverless computing offers CIOs a toolkit to transform their IT operations

Connectivity of tomorrow

For digital transformation, rapid advances in connectivity and new, advanced networking products and services are becoming mission-critical.

Video: David Green and Luke Baylis talk about the spectrum and potential of advanced networking

Intelligent interfaces

The ways people interact with technology today could soon be replaced with synchronous and natural-seeming “intelligent interfaces.”

Video: Yasar Butt and Simon Ames talk about Intelligent interfaces and the way it will reimagine the way humans, machines and data interact

Beyond marketing: Experience reimagined

CMOs and CIOs are partnering to deliver highly personalised, contextualised experiences enabled by new marketing tools and techniques.

Video: Peter Long and Albert Lin discuss the transformation of marketing from a customer acquisition-focused activity to one that enables a superb human experience, grounded in data

DevSecOps and the cyber imperative

DevSecOps fundamentally transforms cyber and risk management from compliance-based activities to essential framing mindsets.

Video: Aarti Balakrishnan and Brian Neo discuss DevSecOps and how organisations are embedding security culture, practices, and tools into each phase of their DevOps pipelines

Beyond the digital frontier: Mapping your future

A call to action: Singular technologies and techniques are but ingredients in a transformation recipe.

The Tech Trends 2019 webinar

An exclusive and informative webcast exploring Deloitte’s flagship Tech Trends report and how to best navigate these trends as we bring them to life. Our Tech Trends SMEs provide an overview of this year’s trends, as well as a deep dive into a select number of topics. Watch the webinar.

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