Wednesday, December 9, 2015 -
11:00am to 12:00pm

Location Details: 

Information Technology Dept. - Room 438 - 4201 Normandy Street North - Bismarck, ND 58503

Gartner's Top Predictions; The Future is a Digital Thing (Video)

  • Originally presented by Daryl C. Plummer, VP & Gartner Fellow at Gartner Symposium in October 2015
  • Brown Bag Luncheon Event (bring your lunch along)

This session highlights the most critical predictions for the near- and long-term future. The effect of digital business has pushed many organizations into more risky decisions, yet 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."  The predictions include:

  1. By 2018, 20 percent of business content will be authored by machines.
  2. By 2018, six billion connected things will be requesting support.
  3. By 2020, autonomous software agents outside of human control will participate in five percent of all economic transactions.
  4. By 2018, more than 3 million workers globally will be supervised by a “robo-boss.”
  5. By year-end 2018, 20 per cent of smart buildings will have suffered from digital vandalism.
  6. By 2018, 45 percent of the fastest-growing companies will have fewer employees than instances of smart machines.
  7. By year-end 2018, customer digital assistant will recognize individuals by face and voice across channels and partners.
  8. By 2018, 2 million employees will be required to wear health and fitness tracking devices as a condition of employment.
  9. By 2020, smart agents will facilitate 40 percent of mobile interactions, and the post-app era will begin to dominate.
  10. Through 2020, 95 per cent of cloud security failures will be the customer’s fault.
Date of Notice: 
December 1, 2015