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Top Strategic Predictions for 2019 and Beyond: Practicality Exists Within Instability

Practical approaches for CIOs to plan within the chaos of change.

Experts: Daryl C. Plummer, Erick Brethenoux, CK Lu, Whit Andrews, Barry Runyon, John-David Lovelock, Carol Rozwell, Jay Wilson, Kanae Maita, John Kostoulas, Bart Willemsen, Martin Reynolds, Fabio Chesini, Janelle B. Hill, Peter Aykens, Frank Buytendijk, Ayal Tirosh

Gartner’s top predictions for 2019 and beyond examine three fundamental effects of continued digital innovation: AI and skills, cultural advancement, and processes becoming products that result from increased digital capabilities and the emergence of continuous change in technology concepts. Leverage this document to:

  • Use Gartner’s predictions as planning assumptions on which to base your strategic plans.

  • Evaluate the near-term flags that indicate whether a prediction is trending toward becoming true or away from it.

  • Position predictions with longer time horizons as having a lower probability of coming true than those with shorter time horizons, although still important enough to monitor.

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