Tomorrow: Global Innovation Insight 2010
The only businesses who can greet the future confidently are those who innovate. And collaborate. Tomorrow belongs to companies who tap into these two qualities. To businesses that ensure that its people have the right skills and opportunities to build a vibrant, competitive environment.
First, innovation will be a very important factor in whether companies survive or not.
Second, it will be about unleashing the power of collaboration.
Our view into tomorrow comes from listening. To our employees, our partners, suppliers, academia and researchers. Together we’ll bring today’s dream to life.Tomorrow.
‘Sense and Predict’ technologies
‘Sense and predict’ is about analysing present and historical data to predict the future outcome. Predictive analytics digs out information in databases. It uses technology to look for developing trends in markets or patterns.
The three steps to sense and predict technology are to:
- Gather appropriate data from a variety of sources including the internet, mobile networks, sensors,GPS and the organisation
- Analyse the data to anticipate the future
- Respond to information with the appropriate actions
Such predictions will be made possible through converged technologies that consolidate multiple functions. This convergence will bring together advancements in computing, embedded systems and communication technologies.
New age utilities
As sustainability becomes a big driving factor the whole utility eco-system will work collaboratively. Consumers will control their consumption pattern and become co-producers. We will see implementation by ‘participation’ rather than ‘enforcement’. We can look forward to new-age utilities that work on a circular flow approach.
Consumer-type social technologies will help governments be more transparent and collaborative. Communication is the new engine that powers society and industry. However governments still have to tap into this powerful idea.
Gesture and context-aware computing
Gesture and context aware computing will not be limited to commercial uses. It will extend into our homes and personal lives. With these technologies you will be able to manage your home lighting without walking from one corner of the room to the other. You will be able to switch on the central heating system without going to the basement. Your gestures and the context in which they are applied will do the work.
Tomorrow is about the “cloud”. Cloud computing will become standardised. Private and public clouds will be interoperable – letting us work and communicate from virtually anywhere.