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Note: This report is based on internal IBM analysis and is not meant to be a statement of direction by IBM nor is IBM comm...
Note: This report is based on internal IBM analysis and is not meant to be a statement of direction by IBM nor is IBM comm...
Note: This report is based on internal IBM analysis and is not meant to be a statement of direction by IBM nor is IBM comm...
Note: This report is based on internal IBM analysis and is not meant to be a statement of direction by IBM nor is IBM comm...
Note: This report is based on internal IBM analysis and is not meant to be a statement of direction by IBM nor is IBM comm...
Note: This report is based on internal IBM analysis and is not meant to be a statement of direction by IBM nor is IBM comm...
Note: This report is based on internal IBM analysis and is not meant to be a statement of direction by IBM nor is IBM comm...
Note: This report is based on internal IBM analysis and is not meant to be a statement of direction by IBM nor is IBM comm...
Note: This report is based on internal IBM analysis and is not meant to be a statement of direction by IBM nor is IBM comm...
Note: This report is based on internal IBM analysis and is not meant to be a statement of direction by IBM nor is IBM comm...
Note: This report is based on internal IBM analysis and is not meant to be a statement of direction by IBM nor is IBM comm...
Note: This report is based on internal IBM analysis and is not meant to be a statement of direction by IBM nor is IBM comm...
Note: This report is based on internal IBM analysis and is not meant to be a statement of direction by IBM nor is IBM comm...
Note: This report is based on internal IBM analysis and is not meant to be a statement of direction by IBM nor is IBM comm...
Note: This report is based on internal IBM analysis and is not meant to be a statement of direction by IBM nor is IBM comm...
Note: This report is based on internal IBM analysis and is not meant to be a statement of direction by IBM nor is IBM comm...
Note: This report is based on internal IBM analysis and is not meant to be a statement of direction by IBM nor is IBM comm...
Note: This report is based on internal IBM analysis and is not meant to be a statement of direction by IBM nor is IBM comm...
Note: This report is based on internal IBM analysis and is not meant to be a statement of direction by IBM nor is IBM comm...
Note: This report is based on internal IBM analysis and is not meant to be a statement of direction by IBM nor is IBM comm...
Note: This report is based on internal IBM analysis and is not meant to be a statement of direction by IBM nor is IBM comm...
Note: This report is based on internal IBM analysis and is not meant to be a statement of direction by IBM nor is IBM comm...
Note: This report is based on internal IBM analysis and is not meant to be a statement of direction by IBM nor is IBM comm...
Note: This report is based on internal IBM analysis and is not meant to be a statement of direction by IBM nor is IBM comm...
Note: This report is based on internal IBM analysis and is not meant to be a statement of direction by IBM nor is IBM comm...
Note: This report is based on internal IBM analysis and is not meant to be a statement of direction by IBM nor is IBM comm...
Note: This report is based on internal IBM analysis and is not meant to be a statement of direction by IBM nor is IBM comm...
Note: This report is based on internal IBM analysis and is not meant to be a statement of direction by IBM nor is IBM comm...
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Tech Trends to Watch in 2017

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Purpose: The slides provide an overview of trends impacting the information technology industry in 2017
Content: Summary information about trends in the marketplace, including trends drivers, spending trends, industry business cases, and adoption challenges. Also included are links to additional resources.
How To Use This Report: This report is best read/studied and used as a learning document. You may want to view the slides in slideshow mode so you can easily follow the links
Available on Slideshare: This presentation (and other Trend Reports for 2017) will be available publically on Slideshare at http://www.slideshare.net/horizonwatching
Please Note: This report is based on internal IBM analysis and is not meant to be a statement of direction by IBM nor is IBM committing to any particular technology or solution.

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Tech Trends to Watch in 2017

  1. 1. Note: This report is based on internal IBM analysis and is not meant to be a statement of direction by IBM nor is IBM committing to any particular technology or solution. A new cloud-based cognitive platform emerges Bill Chamberlin, Distinguished Market Intelligence Professional, MD&I HorizonWatch whchamb@us.ibm.com February 15, 2017 Tech Trends to Watch in 2017
  2. 2. Note: This report is based on internal IBM analysis and is not meant to be a statement of direction by IBM nor is IBM committing to any particular technology or solution. About This Trend Report 19Feb2017  Purpose: The slides provide an overview of trends impacting the information technology industry in 2017  Content: Summary information about trends in the marketplace, including trends drivers, spending trends, industry business cases, and adoption challenges. Also included are links to additional resources.  How To Use This Report: This report is best read/studied and used as a learning document. You may want to view the slides in slideshow mode so you can easily follow the links  Available on Slideshare: This presentation (and other Trend Reports for 2017) will be available publically on Slideshare at http://www.slideshare.net/horizonwatching  Please Note: This report is based on internal IBM analysis and is not meant to be a statement of direction by IBM nor is IBM committing to any particular technology or solution. 2 Tech Trends to Watch in 2017 (External Version)
  3. 3. Note: This report is based on internal IBM analysis and is not meant to be a statement of direction by IBM nor is IBM committing to any particular technology or solution. About IBM’s HorizonWatch Trends Research Program  Our focus is on tracking, researching and analyzing emerging trends, business issues, and technologies so we can: – Develop better IBM strategies for the future – Help our clients develop better strategies for the future  While we do share some research externally, our primary audience is IBM employees  The program has been active since January 2001 3 19Feb2017 Tech Trends to Watch in 2017 (External Version)
  4. 4. Note: This report is based on internal IBM analysis and is not meant to be a statement of direction by IBM nor is IBM committing to any particular technology or solution. “Segment” Description 2017 Tech Platform Trends These topics are the current core technology growth categories. These are the topics that make up the '3rd IT Platform' and are all topics that our clients are all focused on. Emerging Tech Trends These emerging (typically 2017-2025) tech trend topics are growing in importance. These trends have the potential to be disruptive to current business processes, business models and entire industries. Longer Range Tech Trends These trends are longer-range (2025- 2050). They are all interesting and have the potential to disrupt our industry and our client’s businesses. Have ideas on those types of trends? Vertical Industry Topics As the 'Third Platform' matures, vertical solutions are becoming much more important. There will be an explosion of new applications and services built off this new platform. Business Trends Business trends are important to watch as they can enable and accelerate the adoption of technology trends. Consumer Trends Consumer trends can also enable and accelerate the adoption of technology trends within the enterprise. Many business technology trends are a direct result of a consumer technology trend. There are over 120 topics on the current IBM HorizonWatch Trends Radar List 4 "We combine crowdsourcing and secondary research scanning and analysis to identify what is trending" 19Feb2017 Tech Trends to Watch in 2017 (External Version)
  5. 5. Note: This report is based on internal IBM analysis and is not meant to be a statement of direction by IBM nor is IBM committing to any particular technology or solution. 1. Provide context on what we see trending/what trends to be aware of 2. Share our research agenda and focus for 2017 – Current Platform - Trends to watch – Emerging Trends - 23 to watch Objectives of this deck 5 19Feb2017 Tech Trends to Watch in 2017 (External Version)
  6. 6. Note: This report is based on internal IBM analysis and is not meant to be a statement of direction by IBM nor is IBM committing to any particular technology or solution. The current IT Platform (2017) is comprised of the following enabling technologies and capabilities 6 1. Cloud Computing 2. AI/Cognitive Computing 3. (Modern) System Infrastructure 4. Mobile Devices 5. Internet of Things 6. Security 7. Big Data Platforms & Tools 8. Analytic Solutions 9. Collaboration Platforms & Tools 19Feb2017 Tech Trends to Watch in 2017 (External Version)
  7. 7. Note: This report is based on internal IBM analysis and is not meant to be a statement of direction by IBM nor is IBM committing to any particular technology or solution. Like a tree grows from it’s roots, a whole new set of trends will branch out from this cognitive platform 7 Some Examples…. 1. Conversational Services & Chatbots 2. Blockchain 3. Robotic Process Automation (RPA) 4. Service Robots 5. Industrial Robotics 6. Robotic Logistics 7. Drones 8. Driverless Vehicles 9. Enterprise Wearables 10. Augmented Reality 11. Virtual Reality 12. Fog (Edge) Computing 13. Quantum Computing 14. Affective Computing 15. Swarm Computing 19Feb2017 Tech Trends to Watch in 2017 (External Version)
  8. 8. Note: This report is based on internal IBM analysis and is not meant to be a statement of direction by IBM nor is IBM committing to any particular technology or solution. The new IT platform will enable the 4th wave of economic revolution 8 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Key Technologies Steam Engine Combustion Engine, Electricity Computers, Internet Cloud, AI, Quantum Computing, Nanotechnology, Blockchain Key Resource Coal / Iron Steel / Oil Silicon / Internet Sensors, Data, Renewables, Next-Gen Nuclear Manufacturing Machinery, Tooling, Interchangeable parts Assembly Line Just in Time, Programmable machines Intelligent Automation, Robots, Robotics Transportation Trains, Canals, Ships Bikes, Cars, Buses, Planes Commercial, Infrastructure, Electrification On demand, Swarming Communication Telegraph / Newspapers Phone, Radio, Printed Ads TV, Screens, Internet, SmartPhone, Wireless, Social Cryptography, AR/VR, Holographic, Photonics Financial Services Paper Money, Stock Exchanges Checks Credit, Funds, Credit Cards, online payments Blockchain, Digital Currency Healthcare Traditional / Medical Classification Organic Chemistry, Microbiology Drug Development, Molecular, DNA Life enhancement & extension, Bio-Printing Food Crops, Ranches Machinery, Fertilizers, Irrigation Science, Chemistry, Corporations 3D Printed, Plant based Clothing Cotton, Power Loom Synthetics Large Retailers Custom, 3D Printed Companies / Sectors Banks, Railways Ford, GM, US Steel, GE, Chrysler, Standard Oil, Amoco, CBS, AT&T Alphabet, Amazon, Apple, Comcast, Cisco, Facebook, IBM, Intel, Microsoft, Samsung ?? ?? ?? Source: Morgan Stanley: Technology: Disruptions and productivity growth in the next decade of the digital revolution, IBM HorizonWatch 19Feb2017 Tech Trends to Watch in 2017 (External Version)
  9. 9. Note: This report is based on internal IBM analysis and is not meant to be a statement of direction by IBM nor is IBM committing to any particular technology or solution. 9 Industrial Intelligent Automation will be enabled by IoT, Cognitive/AI, Analytics, Intelligent Machines and Assembly Lines, Robots and Robotics, Edge (Fog) Computing and Swarming Technology The future of manufacturing is intelligent automation 19Feb2017 Tech Trends to Watch in 2017 (External Version)
  10. 10. Note: This report is based on internal IBM analysis and is not meant to be a statement of direction by IBM nor is IBM committing to any particular technology or solution. We are seeing an increased number of robots designed for industry specific applications Connie (Concierge) Tug (Hospitals)Fetch (warehouse)Botlr (Hotel supplies) Robonaut (NASA) Kompaï (elder care) 10 Tally (Retail) LoweBot (Retail) Molly (Kitchen) Pepper (emotion detection / advisor) Baxter (repetitive tasks) 19Feb2017 Tech Trends to Watch in 2017 (External Version)
  11. 11. Note: This report is based on internal IBM analysis and is not meant to be a statement of direction by IBM nor is IBM committing to any particular technology or solution. The future of farming involves robots and drones Hortibot (weeding) Bonirob (weeding & fertilizing) LettuceBot (thinning) Precision Farming Yamaha RMAX (Fertilizing) Image sources: see speaker notes 11 19Feb2017 Tech Trends to Watch in 2017 (External Version)
  12. 12. Note: This report is based on internal IBM analysis and is not meant to be a statement of direction by IBM nor is IBM committing to any particular technology or solution. 12 Technologies such as IoT, Cognitive/AI, analytics, advanced vehicle communications, edge (fog) computing and swarming technology, will enable driverless on-demand vehicles… virtually eliminating accidents, reducing congestion and pollution, while increasing productivity. Source: US Department of Transportation Intelligent Automated Transportation Systems 19Feb2017 Tech Trends to Watch in 2017 (External Version)
  13. 13. Note: This report is based on internal IBM analysis and is not meant to be a statement of direction by IBM nor is IBM committing to any particular technology or solution. Driverless cars get all the press but think about all the other autonomous vehicles that are coming… Semi’s Construction Equipment Cargo Ships Cargo Planes Trains Delivery vehicles 13 19Feb2017 Tech Trends to Watch in 2017 (External Version)
  14. 14. Note: This report is based on internal IBM analysis and is not meant to be a statement of direction by IBM nor is IBM committing to any particular technology or solution. 14 Enabling technologies will include IoT, AI, Cloud, Fog Computing, Swarming Technology, Quantum Computing technology. Companies to watch: • Uber • Airbus • Kitty Hawk / Zee.Aero • Joby Aviation • Urban Aeronautics • Lilium Aviation • AeroMobile • Volocopter Image by: Chris J Magdalenski The future of air transportation will be autonomous and on demand 19Feb2017 Tech Trends to Watch in 2017 (External Version)
  15. 15. Note: This report is based on internal IBM analysis and is not meant to be a statement of direction by IBM nor is IBM committing to any particular technology or solution. The Future of Work: The organizational structure will look something like this…. Management Smart Robots, Vehicles & Things Employees Smart Robots & Things Cognitive Coach Customers Smart Robots & Things Cognitive Coach Other Stakeholders and their “Coaches” Cognitive Coach 15 19Feb2017 Tech Trends to Watch in 2017 (External Version)
  16. 16. Note: This report is based on internal IBM analysis and is not meant to be a statement of direction by IBM nor is IBM committing to any particular technology or solution. The Future of Work will involve a partnership between humans and cognitive systems technology Cognitive Systems will excel at  Locating Knowledge  Pattern Identification  Natural Language  Machine Learning  Eliminating Bias / Emotion  Endless Capacity Humans will excel at  Common Sense  Morals  Imagination  Compassion  Abstraction  Dilemmas  Dreaming  Creativity  Generalization  Judgement 16 19Feb2017 Tech Trends to Watch in 2017 (External Version)
  17. 17. Note: This report is based on internal IBM analysis and is not meant to be a statement of direction by IBM nor is IBM committing to any particular technology or solution. The future (2040-50) IT platform will be very fast and optimized for distributed cloud-based cognitive apps 17 Characteristics: • Distributed / Edge Computing • Secure • Data as an Asset • Blockchain • Analytics • Cognitive • UX by Design • Very Fast  Zettascale computing (1021)? 19Feb2017 Tech Trends to Watch in 2017 (External Version)
  18. 18. Note: This report is based on internal IBM analysis and is not meant to be a statement of direction by IBM nor is IBM committing to any particular technology or solution. Let’s look at the some trends happening around the cognitive era platform 18 • Security • System Infrastructure • Cloud Computing • AI/Cognitive Computing • Mobile Devices • Internet of Things • Analytics 19Feb2017 Tech Trends to Watch in 2017 (External Version)
  19. 19. Note: This report is based on internal IBM analysis and is not meant to be a statement of direction by IBM nor is IBM committing to any particular technology or solution. Security: Trends to watch in 2017… and beyond 19  Increased pressure on CISOs  Security services in demand  Focus turns to “Response and Remediation”  Growth in SIEM, IAM, mobile security and services  Edge of IoT devices and apps create new security revenue opportunities  Cognitive security IBM: Step up to the Cognitive Era with Watson for Cyber Security “Built upon security intelligence, cognitive solutions generate not just answers, but hypotheses, evidence-based reasoning and recommendations for improved decision making in real time. As a result, cognitive security will help address the current skills gap, accelerate responses and help reduce the cost and complexity of dealing with cybercrime.” IBM 19Feb2017 Tech Trends to Watch in 2017 (External Version)
  20. 20. Note: This report is based on internal IBM analysis and is not meant to be a statement of direction by IBM nor is IBM committing to any particular technology or solution. Systems Infrastructure: Trends to watch in 2017 … and beyond 20  Migration to Cloud continues  Shifts in vendor landscape  Popularity of x86 and Linux OS  Emerging tech to watch  Hyperconverged infrastructure Blog: IBM Systems Blog 451 Research: 40% of Enterprises Are Using Hyperconverged Infrastructure 19Feb2017 Tech Trends to Watch in 2017 (External Version)
  21. 21. Note: This report is based on internal IBM analysis and is not meant to be a statement of direction by IBM nor is IBM committing to any particular technology or solution. Cloud Computing: Trends to watch in 2017 … and beyond 21  Convergence of IaaS and PaaS Cloud services  AI and IoT use cases drive cloud adoption  Industry Clouds will be one of the fastest growing segments  Containers will alter cloud platform and management strategies  Cloud hyperscale providers growth creates virtuous cycle IBM developerWorks: 5 Things to Know about Shifts in Key Business Drivers for Cloud Computing Usage “As enterprises continue to focus on implementing a cloud infrastructure, many still face roadblocks when it comes to hiring candidates with the right skills.” CIO 19Feb2017 Tech Trends to Watch in 2017 (External Version)
  22. 22. Note: This report is based on internal IBM analysis and is not meant to be a statement of direction by IBM nor is IBM committing to any particular technology or solution. Mobile Enterprise: Trends to watch in 2017 … and beyond 22  Incorporating new technologies  IoT projects drive mobile initiatives  Developers demand better tools and UX  Self-Service analytics capabilities  Managing apps and information  Security and real-time risk awareness are top concerns IBM: How a mobile development platform can help IT pros cut through clutter IBM & SMG: 2016 Mobile Security & Business Transformation Study 19Feb2017 Tech Trends to Watch in 2017 (External Version)
  23. 23. Note: This report is based on internal IBM analysis and is not meant to be a statement of direction by IBM nor is IBM committing to any particular technology or solution. Internet of Things: Trends to watch in 2017 … and beyond 23  IoT drives demand new technologies  Early adopters move to larger projects  Innovation occurs with IT & Operational Technology Integration  Increased focus on “Edge Computing”  IoT is a solutions play, driven by consulting  IoT drives “data economy”  Security issues remain  IoT is a solutions play, driven by consulting IBM 3 trends driving IoT innovation “The Internet of Things will be one of the primary drivers of the digital transformation that enterprises will undergo in the coming years, creating a self-learning environment that will drive digital disruption in physical world.” IBM: Top five Internet of Things trends for 2017 19Feb2017 Tech Trends to Watch in 2017 (External Version)
  24. 24. Note: This report is based on internal IBM analysis and is not meant to be a statement of direction by IBM nor is IBM committing to any particular technology or solution. Analytics: Trends to watch in 2017 … and beyond 24  Key driver is IoT data  Focus on data and source agnostic analytic tools  Emergence of data lakes  Spark / Hadoop growth continues  Rise of machine learning  LOB influence grows  Self service analytics Forbes Driving Value By Monetizing Data From The Internet Of Things IBM: Analytics: Dawn of the cognitive era 19Feb2017 Tech Trends to Watch in 2017 (External Version)
  25. 25. Note: This report is based on internal IBM analysis and is not meant to be a statement of direction by IBM nor is IBM committing to any particular technology or solution. AI/Cognitive Computing: Trends to watch in 2017 … and beyond 25  VCs and startups  Patents  Acquisitions continue to accelerate  Vendors court developers to their platforms  Consumer AI tech drives market  Conversational services explode World of Watson: Ginni Rometty keynote IBM: The cognitive advantage report 19Feb2017 Tech Trends to Watch in 2017 (External Version)
  26. 26. Note: This report is based on internal IBM analysis and is not meant to be a statement of direction by IBM nor is IBM committing to any particular technology or solution. Other trends we are watching in 2017 26 1. Conversational Services & Chatbots 2. Blockchain 3. Augmented Reality 4. Virtual Reality 5. Enterprise Wearables 6. Industrial IoT 7. Fog (Edge) Computing 8. Industrial Robotics 9. Robotic Logistics 10.Enterprise Service Robots 11.Enterprise Drones 12.Driverless Vehicles 13.Vehicle to Vehicle Communications 14. Intelligent Vehicle Transportation 15.On Demand Aviation 16.Swarm Computing 17.Cognitive Computing & Education 18.Healthcare Analytics 19.Sports Technology 20.Data Monetization 21.Digital Marketing 22.The API economy 23.Robotic Process Automation 24.Affective Computing 25.Quantum Computing 26.Software Development 19Feb2017 Tech Trends to Watch in 2017 (External Version)
  27. 27. Note: This report is based on internal IBM analysis and is not meant to be a statement of direction by IBM nor is IBM committing to any particular technology or solution. Conversational Services and Chatbots: Trends to watch in 2017 … and beyond 27  Experimentation accelerates  Potential benefits attract adopters  Awareness grows of top industries & use cases  Characteristics of best services  Vendors court developers VentureBeat: The state of bots: 11 examples of conversational commerce in 2016 “User experiences with such applications remain disappointing. Although it is easy to get a system to produce words, none of the current agents or bots display general conversational competence.” IBM Research Conversational UX Design CHI 2017 Workshop 19Feb2017 Tech Trends to Watch in 2017 (External Version)
  28. 28. Note: This report is based on internal IBM analysis and is not meant to be a statement of direction by IBM nor is IBM committing to any particular technology or solution. BlockChain: Trends to watch in 2017 … and beyond  Activity builds in Financial Services  Awareness / activity also builds across other verticals  Standards  Blockchain will enable a secure IoT  Apps developed with an eye for vertical clouds  Regulation  Technical challenges 28 “Blockchain is beginning to play a major part in the Internet of Things by enhancing security, enabling inclusion of low-value devices to be increasingly viable and making managing a device easier for decades to come.” IBM: What blockchain means for you, and the Internet of Things Forbes: How Blockchain Will Evolve In 2017 CB Insights: Banking Is Only The Start: 27 Big Industries Where Blockchain Could Be Used 19Feb2017 Tech Trends to Watch in 2017 (External Version)
  29. 29. Note: This report is based on internal IBM analysis and is not meant to be a statement of direction by IBM nor is IBM committing to any particular technology or solution. More Insights on technology trends are available 29 Other slide decks in this 2017 Trend Report series will be posted to Slideshare You are also invited to check out the following IBM websites and resources – IBM Academy of Technology – IBM Institute for Business Value – IBM Research and Research News and 5 in 5 – IBM’s THINK blog – IBM Think Academy on YouTube 19Feb2017 Tech Trends to Watch in 2017 (External Version)

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