Technological disruptions are fundamental shifts that create lasting change, and successful organizations will be those that are prepared to address them, according to management consulting company Gartner.
Communication Information Officers (CIOs) must take time to consider “what if” scenarios to avoid being blindsided by social, behavioral, and technological disruptions, the report said.
According to Gartner, there are seven key disruptions that technology executives should consider in the next five years.
Metaverse work experiences
Gartner predicts that fully virtual workspaces will account for 30% of the investment growth in metaverse technologies and will reimagine the office experience through 2027.
Notwithstanding potential regulatory challenges, CIOs should assess what problems in transportation — moving people and cargo — might be solved by using these vehicles.
Digital human economy
Gartner predicts that by 2035, the digital human economy will become a $125-billion market and continue to grow.
Decentralized Autonomous Organizations (DAOs)
Many high-value digital workers will be attracted to working in DAOs. Though in their infancy, DAOs have the potential to be highly disruptive to many current norms of the technology industry.
Wireless Electric Vehicle (EV) charging
As it becomes available, wireless charging will make the most sense for fleet vehicles such as buses and taxis. These vehicles can make effective use of dynamic charging to extend the range and reduce costs.
Graphene replaces silicon
CIOs should consider new possibilities enabled by graphene-based technologies and start to identify emerging suppliers.
Tech becomes disposable
While elements of business composability are already widely practiced, there are opportunities for CIOs to take it to the next level and prepare for the flexibility of disposable technology.