Meet the Tech Trends 2012 authors
|Mark White, Principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP|
|Bill Briggs, Director, Deloitte Consulting LLP|
The trends each year are selected from across our client base, across industries and across the geographies in which we practice. This year’s theme, Elevate IT for Digital Business, examines the broad impacts of five technology forces that have influenced our reports over the past several years – analytics, mobility, social, cloud and cyber security.
Social business is the re-imagining of business based on the innate connectedness of society that has occurred, in particular over the last several years, where every new connection makes the whole smarter.
|JR Reagan, Principal, Deloitte & Touche LLP|
|Chris Heuer, Specialist Leader, Deloitte Consulting LLP|
Gamification is the use of game mechanics in non-game environments to increase user engagement and behavior adoption. In the workplace, it gives an employee the ability to measure how they’re doing against their peer set and understand how they might need to improve.
|Doug Palmer, Principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP|
|Aaron Patton, Manager, Deloitte Consulting LLP|
The opportunity of enterprise mobility is two-fold. First, it can help you do what you've always done differently by putting a mobile veneer on existing apps. Secondly, it can enable you to do different things – to rethink your business and to innovate.
|Kieran Norton, Principal, Deloitte & Touche LLP|
|David Smud, Director, Deloitte Consulting LLP|
User empowerment is the latest incarnation of the effect of consumerization on enterprise IT. Users want more than utility; they want intuitive, dynamic solutions that are also elegant – and they are typically not afraid of tapping into any channel at their disposal to get it.
|Jaco Van Eeden, Principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP|
|Pat Russo, Principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP|
A hybrid cloud is a cloud that works across different environments where you have services from vendor clouds working directly with clouds inside of an organization, thus forming a hybrid cloud. Hyper-hybrid clouds are the multiplication of numerous hybrid clouds, all working together to serve an organization.
|Irfan Saif, Principal, Deloitte & Touche LLP|
|Chris Weitz, Director, Deloitte Consulting LLP|
Big Data is a reference to the explosion of information beyond what information management functions and internal capabilities can keep pace with. What's new today is that the data is largely external and unstructured, and has gotten so large that many organizations are beginning to explore ways to think about their data differently to gain new business insight.
|Greg Szwartz, Director, Deloitte Consulting LLP|
|David Steier, Director, Deloitte Consulting LLP|
Visualization is the representation of information in a picture space. When you add real space by precisely mapping that picture space onto geography in the real world, it becomes Geospatial visualization.
|Matt Gentile, Principal, Deloitte FAS LLP|
|Josh Lieberman, Senior Manager, Deloitte FAS LLP|
A digital identity is an electronic footprint of who a user is and what they have access to. With the evolution of consumer technology over the past several decades, the number of digital identities has grown exponentially. Today, companies are challenged to reconcile these digital personas into a common identity.
|Kelly Bissell, Principal, Deloitte & Touche LLP|
|Gordon Hannah, Principal, Deloitte & Touche LLP|
Breakthrough ideas often come from unexpected places. Innovation can be institutionalized, but it takes a combination of discerning leadership and deliberate structure, mechanics and culture. A mixture of incremental and breakthrough advances can help advance the organization toward a more enlightened state.
|Ragu Gurumurthy, Principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP|
|Michael Raynor, Director, Deloitte Consulting LLP|
Outside-in architecture flips around the traditional evolution of IT architectures, which started within the enterprise and slowly went out to the desktop and then connected to other companies. It focuses on processes and activities that span across multiple enterprises so that you're coordinating these activities in a much more flexible and creative way than was historically possible.
|Doug Shoupp, Principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP|
|John Hagel, Co-Chairman, Deloitte Center for the Edge|