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Tech Trends 2020

Deloitte’s 11th annual Tech Trends report provides insights and inspiration you will need for the digital journey ahead. Several of this year’s trends are responses to persistent IT challenges. Others represent technology-specific dimensions of larger enterprise opportunities. All are poised to drive significant change and transform business in unpredictable ways.

Which technologies have the most potential to impact your business?

Tech Trends 2020 identifies the trends Deloitte believes will disrupt businesses in the next 18 to 24 months. Based on insights from Deloitte's thought leaders, the world’s leading organisations, academic and industry luminaries, and leading startups, venture capitalists, and technology providers, Tech Trends 2020 explores five key trends, shares examples from organisations on the front lines, and takes a look at what may come, beyond the next horizon.

Last year’s Tech Trends report explored nine macro technology forces that form the backbone of business innovation and transformation. For a decade, we’ve been tracking the emergence and eventual ascent of digital experience, analytics, cloud, digital reality, cognitive, blockchain, the business of IT, risk, and core modernization.

This year’s update takes a fresh look at enterprise adoption of these macro forces and explores how they’re shaping the tech trends we predict will disrupt businesses over the next 18 to 24 months.

Enablers Digital experience, analytics and cloudFoundation Business of technology, risk and core modernizationDisruptors Digital reality, cognitive and blockchainHorizon Next Ambient experience, quantum and exponential intelligence

Beyond the essentials of compliance and security, organisations are approaching the broader issue of trust as a corporate brand strategy driven by the impact emerging technology is having across products, services, and goals.

As enterprises become more agile, companies are exploring new approaches to accounting, contracting, and capital planning to fuel agile innovation and usher in a new approach to enterprise finance.

High fidelity digital simulations combined with IoT sensors and machine learning are presenting a host of new opportunities ranging from optimisation to autonomous decision-making to new business models.

Leading organisations are creating customised, emotionally intelligent experiences based on individuals’ behaviours, preferences, and values using technologies like machine learning, voice response, and image recognition

Established companies with legacy systems have begun moving architects out of the ivory tower and into the trenches. Their goal? Create the kind of architectural agility that often gives younger competitors a market advantage.

What big technology shifts could emerge over the next decade? As the line between the digital world and humans blurs, it’s becoming clear that today’s trends are the seeds from which tomorrow’s possibilities will grow.

Read insights from thought leaders and success stories from leading organisations. Get inspired by new ideas on ways to apply emerging technologies to reach business ambitions.

Video: Finance and the future of IT

Explore Deloitte’s Tech Trends 2020 report: “Finance and the future of IT” for insights on the process of obtaining and approving funding—and how it may be hampering efforts to seize the potential of emerging technologies.

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Video: Architecture awakens

Explore Deloitte’s Tech Trends 2020 report: Systems architecture design awakens, to learn why the science of technology architecture is more strategically important than ever for keeping up with the unprecedented pace of disruptive change.

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Video: Macro technology forces

Watch the video to learn more about the technologies that form the backbone of business transformation. We examine nine macro forces that are likely to disrupt businesses over the next 18 to 24 months.

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Video: Tech Trends 2020

New breakthroughs promise emotionally intelligent interfaces and hyperintuitive cognitive capabilities. Can we architect systems that will both find the business value in tomorrow's tech trends and remain viable for decades?

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