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Business Technologists

As enterprises in every industry sector look to technology to facilitate their own transformations, the opportunities for technologists with business savvy have broadened considerably.

What business technologists are watching trend:

  • So-called “exponential” technologies including robotics, virtual and augmented reality (VR) (AR), 3-D printing, and artificial intelligence (AI) are opening up significant areas of opportunity.
  • Robotic Process Automation is the technology that allows anyone today to configure computer software, or a “robot” to emulate and integrate the actions of a human interacting within digital systems to execute a business process.
  • Cognitive technologies such as machine learning, natural language processing, and speech and pattern recognition are being embedded into software applications, imbuing big data with superior capabilities.
  • Blockchain, the foundation for the digital currency bitcoin, has enormous implications not only for the financial services industry, but for any company that manages a large amount of transaction data.
  • The Internet of Things has only just begun to reveal its promise.
  • “Anything as a service” offerings; ones that allow usage-based consumption, are likely to emerge.
  • Cybersecurity products and services are another area with a bright future.