You’ve seen our overarching story about the business technology mega trends that drive changes within organizations, on their way to becoming digital enterprises. Now it’s time to play and get busy with the components underneath, creating your own unique, digital stories and incite some real action. Enter the forthcoming 2017 update of Capgemini’s TechnoVision. We are post-editing 37 compelling trend building blocks (or more accurately: ‘boxes’) as we speak and we will soon release the entire pack. In the meantime – as you are used from us – we will publish sneak previews on the CTO blog. It’s just to whet your appetite and get prepared for a repository of inspiring, challenging and disruptive perspectives.
The 2017 edition marks the 10th anniversary of the TechnoVision series. We will pay special attention to how we have seen technology trends pop up, create business impact (or not), and disappear again or change into something different.
One thing is for sure, in a world which sometimes seems to be ruled by tweets, we accordingly heard a cry for simplicity: less detailed content, better summaries, shorter pitches. There is a reason why our hands-on ‘theater’, working with plain cardboard boxes and elevator pitches, turned out better and more effective than any other way of engaging with TechnoVision. The 2017 edition will ostensibly feature these boxes again, with simplified one-pagers to accompany them, containing an elevator pitch and 4 sections: What (a more detailed description of the trend), Impact (the potential business impact), Use (examples of actual usage) and Tech (relevant technology links). Furthermore, more detailed content for each and every block will be made available as we progress through the year.
What stayed the same are the main containers that hold the 37 trends: Invisible Infostructure (about the evolution of infrastructure, ultimately morphing into the pluggable utility it was supposed to be), Applications Unleashed (liberating the legacy application landscape and unleashing the next generation of powerful, agile cloud-based apps), Thriving On Data (leveraging data as an asset to increase the ‘Corporate IQ’), Process on the Fly (building processes that match the dynamics of the digital outside world), You Experience (creating unique, excellent user experiences) and We Collaborate (tapping into the power of the connected everything). Also, the 7 Design for Digital principles are a crucial mindset guide for creating the next generation of business technology solutions.
The main theme of TechnoVision 2017 is ‘parallel digital realities’: the need for organizations to meticulously mirror the capabilities of the digital outside world. Digital enterprises and ‘Digital’ IT need to provide at least the same speed, intelligence, connectivity and experience as what the digital consumer – out there in the real world – is accustomed to. With these realities so entwined, there is no longer ‘digital’ or ‘non-digital’: digital just is and can soon be forgotten as a concept.
For now, here is the list of TechnoVision 2017 trend boxes. We will gradually uncover a few of them as previews in the forthcoming days, so keep coming back and look for the new links.
- Virtual Lego
- Let’s Get Physical
- Build, Release, Run, Repeat
- Orchestrate for Simple
- Ceci n’est pas une Infrastructure
Thriving on Data
Process on the Fly
Design for Digital