What's Hot in Technology in 2015 

Whats Hot 2015
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There is more discovery and invention across more areas of science and technology than ever before. As our access to powerful computing for modelling and simulation increases, we will see an increase in technological breakthroughs. In some cases this will be in response to urgent global issues, and many technologies will have the potential to drive significant innovation within the global economy. Much of the forecasted economic growth through this century will, in some way, be technologically driven or aided. Some of these technologies are already emerging in mainstream business, such as the Internet of Things (IoT) and big data analytics, but many remain a few years behind in their maturity.
Technology is paradoxically creating and helping solve some of the biggest issues we face on the planet today:

  1. Globalisation
  2. Access to information
  3. Connectedness
  4. Ageing, healthcare and wellness
  5. Energy, food and sustainability
  6. Resource scarcity
  7. Understanding the human brain
  8. Materials revolution
  9. Productivity improvements
  10. A new economy

As business crafts (and sometimes struggles to craft) new models, revenue streams and organisational processes around established technologies such as social, mobile, wearables, the IoT and data analytics, it is apparent that a new operating paradigm is needed. Thirty-five percent of large companies don't believe their web infrastructures will be able to meet the demands of mobile for example. As the utility of such technologies deepens, and is accompanied by a new wave of emerging digital options, organisational flexibility and business model agility will become key strategic drivers in the coming decade and beyond.