This IDC Web Conference discusses 10 major predictions by Chief Analyst Frank Gens that will redefine the IT industry over the next 18–36 months and impact every industry that uses IT to compete. These developments will reorder all of these industries' leadership ranks over the next several years and well beyond.
3rd Platform (3P) technologies — including cloud, Big Data, mobile, cognitive computing, and Internet of Things (IoT) — will once again play a starring role. What's new in 2016 is that we'll see the adoption of these disruptive technologies — and digital transformation (DX) initiatives in every industry enabled by these technologies — begin to dramatically scale-up. By 2020, we'll see adoption of key 3P technologies and the rollout of digital transformation initiatives, double or triple — while some elements will expand ten fold, one hundred fold, and even ten thousand fold!
Our 10 predictions will focus on the most important areas of massive adoption and scale-up. In this Web Conference, IDC will also address the most strategic question for executives in 2016: "What must enterprise leaders — and their IT suppliers — do to lead in this disruptive and fast-growing 'digital transformation at scale' world?."