Happy New Year, everybody, and we know you’re all wondering, are we in for a good year or a bad year?
“2019 is the year that we will no longer be holding our breath.” (John-David Lovelock, Gartner)
And every breath you take, every move you make, we’ll be helping you. And on our first Gartner ThinkCast of the New Year, we’re giving you a glimpse of the future so you’re ready to pivot ahead of your competition today. We have Gartner chief forecaster John-David Lovelock here to shed light on why the 2018 global IT spend numbers say you don’t need to hyperventilate in 2019. Plus, Gartner’s Daryl Plummer tells us why something unexpected just might change your perspective:
“When we’re looking around corners and trying to bring our heads up from the day-to-day work, we start asking ourselves, ‘Are there topics that might seem today unrelated to what we’re doing, that are actually more related that what we know?’”
Daryl Plummer gives us a look at the strategic predictions you need to know. And then Charles Golvin of Gartner for Marketers offers his take on an enduring question of the digital era: Will machines replace us?
“One thing that we’re starting to see now is the use of automation in the actual creation of content. So AI not just taking, potentially taking responsibility from the people who look at data and understand customer behavior, but actually the creation of marketing content …”