“The pace of change will never again be as slow as it is now” said Matthew Bishop, an editor for The Economist, at the 2015 Innovation Forum.
What are the new battlegrounds organizations need to understand if they hope to be leaders in the markets that are emerging in 2016?
Bronwyn van der Merwe, Group Director at Fjord Australia, will be sharing highlights from Fjord’s Annual Trends at the Sydney CDO Summit on March 1, 2016, hosted at the UTS Business School and presented by Accenture Digital.
They focus on the digital developments expected to disrupt organizations and society in the year ahead.
These Trends aim to motivate, inspire and provide actionable insights to help businesses and society move forward in the coming year.
Fjord’s prediction for 2016 is that we’ll see an acceleration of services moving toward faster delivery in smaller chunks of activity and content, enabled by APIs and the rise of platforms.
The disappearance of apps into platforms is one manifestation of this.
Living Services will underpin everything; we see a continuing drive toward the goal of constantly changing services that feel ‘alive’, dynamically responding to user needs and context in real time.
Developments are emerging fast, both at a technology level (the rise of AI) and at the demand level (the quantified self is now a widespread liquid expectation, not just the obsession of a few).
IBM’s Watson, for example, which uses cognitive technology in a variety of applications from oncology to clinical trial matches, is a technology platform that uses natural language processing and machine learning to reveal insights from large amounts of unstructured data.
This type of cognitive technology is the start of the next wave of digital disruption.
Click here or on the photos below to watch Steve Abrams of Watson Life at IBM discuss how Watson’s cognitive technology is being used for everything from winning the quiz show Jeopardy, to cooking (Chef Watson), to its most ambitious challenge yet: the cure for cancer.
Social change through digital is unavoidable.
Whether it’s in the workplace, in the home or as a concerned citizen, the urge to design for happiness and impact is one common focus that resonates at the core of many of the trends.
And key to all the trends is that Design Thinking also needs to be about design doing.
There is plenty of evidence and momentum for using design to catalyze change both in the private and public sectors.
The trick is not to get stuck admiring the promise but activate the doing.
See van der Merwe’s keynote at an intimate meeting of the world’s leading digital and data strategists and practitioners in sunny Sydney, Australia, at one of it’s most prestigious universities, the UTS Business School.
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