This years’ theme was ‘Digital Enablement’. We sought insight into the latest developments that address the key pillars of running a Digital Business.
As in previous years, there were some strong recurrent themes, with domains reaching new levels of maturity, such as: Data and Analytics; the Cyber arms-race; and Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. Other, previously emerging themes have now just become accepted as the norm: velocity of change; cloud first; open source; everything (as a service); DevOps and software-defined infrastructure (including VM, containers, server-less, etc.).
New themes this year included: the hunt for the next big wave in core platforms; the challenge of simply keeping up; cloud/Internet scale at low cost; and the cognitive enterprise.