Gartner BI Summit 2016 – London


I had an opportunity to attend this year Gartner Summit in London. Here is an exert of the Keynote: Gartner’s Top Predictions: The Future Is a Digital Thing

Gartner Description:

This session highlights the most critical predictions for the near- and long-term future. The effect of digital business has pushed many companies into more risky decisions. But, opportunities will arise to make the risk worth considering. Technologies such as the Internet of Things and smart machines will make the future a “digital thing.”

Session Summary:

An excellent session that provided lot of insight into what Gartner thinks about the future. In summary, they are:

  1. By 2018, 20% of all business content will be authored by machines
  2. By 2018, 6 billion connected things will be requesting support
  3. By 2020, autonomous software agents outside of human control will participate in 5% of all economic transactions
  4. By 2018, more than 3 million workers globally will be supervised by a “roboboss”
  5. By 2018, 50% of the fastest-growing companies will have fewer employees than instances of smart machines
  6. By year end 2018, customer digital assistants will recognize individuals by face and voice across channels and partners
  7. By 2018, 2 million employees will be required to wear health and fitness tracking devices as a condition of employment
  8. By 2020, smart agents will facilitate 40% of mobile interactions, and the post-app era will begin to dominate
  9. Through 2020, 95%of cloud security failures will be the customer’s fault

Some of the above are already happening on the ground. Overall, interesting days are ahead for BI.