The Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2016

Every year at the Gartner Symposium, I’m interested in hearing the company’s list of the top technology trends for the year to come. Gartner Fellow David Cearley always presents this list, which is meant to include things to expect in the coming year based on emerging technologies. Note these aren’t meant to be business trends, nor the more speculative predictions, which are covered in other sessions. Cearley said that this year’s list is meant to be a bit more forward-looking than in past years, and represents trends that are transitioning out of the emerging technology areas, but are not yet mainstream. All of these trends, he said, are based on the overarching theme of a transition to digital business and algorithmic business. This year’s trends were split into three big categories: digital mesh, smart…


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