Seven Digital Disruptions CIOs May Not See Coming

“The single largest challenge facing enterprises and technology providers today is digital disruption,” said Daryl Plummer, vice president and Gartner Fellow. “The virtual nature of digital disruptions makes them much more difficult to deal with than past technology-triggered disruptions. CIOs must work with their business peers to pre-empt digital disruption by becoming experts at recognizing, prioritizing and responding to early indicators.”

Gartner experts have now revealed seven digital disruptions that organizations may not be prepared for and CIOs may not see coming. These include several categories of disruption, each of which represents a significant potential for new disruptive companies and business models to emerge and succeed.


They are:

  1. Quantum Computing
  2. Real-Time Language Translation
  3. Nanotechnology
  4. Swarm Intelligence
  5. Human-Machine Interfaces
  6. Software Distribution Revolution
  7. Smartphone Disintermediation


To find out more about Digital Disruption and how you can utilize it in your digital transformation strategy, register for the Gartner CIO & IT Exective Summit and attend sessions focussed on Digital Disruption.

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