​What are the top 10 tech trends for New Zealand in 2017?

Digital Transformation (DX) has been a critical topic for business over the last few years and IDC is now predicting a step change as DX reaches macroeconomic levels. By 2020 a DX economy will emerge and it will become the core of what New Zealand industries focus on. From the board level through to the C-Suite, Kiwi organisations must be prepared to think and act digital when the DX economy emerges in 2017.

  • 10 - 4th Platform on the Horizon By 2020, 1/3 of New Zealand health/life sciences and consumer product companies will begin to develop the first wave of products and services tightly integrating 3rd Platform technologies with the human body; "Augmented Humanity" offerings mainstream in the mid-2020s.

  • 9 - New Benchmarks By 2020, all New Zealand enterprises’ performance will be measured by a demanding new set of digital transformation-driven benchmarks, requiring 40 per cent–60 per cent or better improvements in leadership, customer engagement, digital offerings, efficiency and agility KPIs.

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    8 - Digital transformation channel By 2020, over 50 per cent of New Zealand cloud services providers’ revenues will be mediated by channel partners/brokers.

  • 7 - Digital transformation developers By year-end 2018, over 50 per cent of NZX organisations will have dedicated digital transformation/innovation teams.

  • 6 - Industry Collaborative Platforms By 2018, the number of New Zealand industry collaborative clouds will triple to more than 20; by 2020, over 70 per cent of NZX organisations will be digital services suppliers through Industry Collaborative Platforms (ICPs).

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    5 - Immersive Interfaces In 2017, 30 per cent of consumer-facing NZX companies will experiment with augmented reality/virtual reality (AR/VR) as part of their marketing efforts.

  • 4 - AI Everywhere By 2020, 30 per cent of all New Zealand digital transformation initiatives - and 100 per cent of all effective internet of things (IoT) efforts - will be supported by cognitive/artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities.

  • 3 - Cloud 2.0 By 2020, 50 per cent of all New Zealand enterprise IT infrastructure and software spending will be for cloud-based offerings. The cloud will morph to become distributed, trusted, intelligent, industry focused, and channel mediated.

  • 2 - 3rd Platform Default By 2019, 3rd Platform technologies and services will drive over 75 per cent of New Zealand IT spending, growing at 2x the rate of the market.

  • 1 - Digital transformation economy By 2020, half of the NZX organisations will see the majority of their business depend on their ability to create digitally enhanced products, services, and experiences.

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