Strategic technology trends have significant disruptive potential over the next five years. The top trends for 2017 are prime enablers behind digital and algorithmic business opportunities. Companies must examine their business impacts and adjust business models and operations appropriately or risk losing competitive advantage to those who do. These are trends that IT cannot afford to ignore.


  • Applied AI and Advanced Machine Learning
  • Intelligent Apps
  • Intelligent Things


  • Virtual and Augmented Reality
  • Digital Twins
  • Blockchains and Distributed Ledgers


  • Conversational Systems
  • Digital Technology Platforms
  • Mesh App and Service Architecture
  • Adaptive Security Architecture

>> Gartner research report (October 2016)

Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2017