Gartner published its 2015 Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies report, the longest-running annual Hype Cycle, providing a cross-industry perspective on the technologies and trends that business strategists, chief innovation officers, R&D leaders, entrepreneurs, global market developers and emerging-technology teams should consider in developing emerging-technology portfolios. The report illustrates the market excitement, maturity and benefit of more than 2,000 technologies.
New to the Hype Cycle this year is the emergence of technologies that support what Gartner defines as digital humanism — one of our favourite topics at TFA, the notion that people are the central focus in the manifestation of digital businesses and digital workplaces.
Major changes in the report include the placement of autonomous vehicles, which have shifted from pre-peak to peak of the Hype Cycle. While autonomous vehicles are still embryonic, this movement still represents a significant advancement, with all major automotive companies putting autonomous vehicles on their near-term roadmaps. Similarly, the growing momentum (from post-trigger to pre-peak) in connected-home solutions has introduced entirely new solutions and platforms enabled by new technology providers and existing manufacturers.
Some of the other “over-hyped” trends according Gartner include advanced analytics with self-service delivery, the Internet of Things, speech-to-speech translation and machine learning.
For more information about this report, go to the Gartner website.
Some related slide images from The Futures Agency CEO and Futurist @gleonhard below.