Accenture aligns with UAE digital agenda
"Technology for People," is a call to action for business and technology leaders
IT solution provider and consultancy firm Accenture has revealed that people hold the power to shape and apply technology to create positive change, improve lives, and transform business and society, according to the ‘Accenture Technology Vision 2017', an annual technology report from the company.
The report predicts the most significant technology trends that will disrupt businesses over the next several years and as part of the Technology Vision, Accenture surveyed more than 5,400 business and IT executives worldwide.
The theme of this year's report, "Technology for People," is a call to action for business and technology leaders to actively design and direct technology to augment and amplify human capabilities.
Mike Sutcliff, group chief executive of Accenture Digital, says: "With the rapid pace of technological innovation we are witnessing today, companies are charting a new course and seeking to reshape their business models to compete in this digital world."
Sutcliff says some have assumed that technological prowess will become the dominant source of competitive advantage. "However, we believe that companies must strive to find the right balance between investing in their people and investing in technology. The winners of tomorrow will be characterised by their ability to put people first and use technology to amplify their capabilities."
The Technology Vision details how - with advances in areas such as artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things and big data analytics - humans can now design technology that's capable of learning to think more like people and to constantly align to and help advance their wants and needs.