Gartner Research

Hype Cycle for Business Ecosystems, 2018

Published: 06 August 2018

ID: G00340117

Analyst(s): Marcus Blosch , Mark O'Neill


Business ecosystems continue to evolve, becoming the basis of innovative business models. Both the technologies that underpin business ecosystems and the business models built out of them are evolving quickly.

Table Of Contents


  • What You Need to Know
  • The Hype Cycle
  • The Priority Matrix
  • Off the Hype Cycle
  • On the Rise
    • Human-Centered Design
    • Artificial General Intelligence
    • The Programmable Economy
    • Blockchain-Based ACH Payments
    • Thing Commerce
    • Business Ecosystem Modeling
    • Things as Customers
    • Conversational Chatbots for Analytics
    • Algorithmic Business
    • API Marketplaces
    • Collaborative Customer Interfaces
    • Event-Driven Architecture (EDA)
  • At the Peak
    • Blockchain in Logistics and Transportation
    • Blockchain in Supply Chain
    • Business Ecosystems
    • Customer Engagement Hub
    • Design Thinking
    • Digital Business Technology Platform
    • Exostructure Strategy
    • IoT Platform
    • Event Stream Processing
    • Blockchain
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • A Digital Business
    • Internet of Things
    • API Economy
    • Predictive Analytics
    • Full Life Cycle API Management
    • Public Web APIs
  • Climbing the Slope
    • Content Collaboration Platforms
    • Crowdsourcing
    • Private APIs
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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