Tech Vision 2013: Every life sciences business is a digital business (Part 1 of 8) 
Published: Aug-06-13

As life sciences companies focus on improving patient outcomes, a higher order of thinking—a digital mindset—will separate tomorrow’s most able organizations from their lesser rivals. With technology now intertwined with every aspect of business, digital efforts will be the key to how life sciences companies innovate and grow.

Each year, Accenture's Technology Vision identifies the top emerging technology trends that hold the most potential to transform businesses over the next three to five years. Understanding these changes in technology is no longer just the role of IT, nor is it only important in certain industries, that's because "every business is a now a digital business."

Accenture's Tech Vision 2013 for Life Sciences describes the seven key technology trends that should be central to a digital mindset:

  • Relationships at scale
  • Design for analytics
  • Data velocity
  • Seamless collaboration
  • Beyond the cloud
  • Software-defined networking
  • Active defense

Over the coming weeks I’ll explore each of these areas in more detail and examine how life sciences companies can leverage these trends to shape their digital business for the future.

To learn more in the meantime, download Accenture Technology Vision 2013: Every Life Sciences Business Is a Digital Business.


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About the Authors
Anne O'Riordan
Anne O'Riordan is a Senior Managing Director responsible for Accenture's Global Life Sciences Practice. Worked throughout Europe, th...
Andrea Brueckner
Andrea Brueckner is a Managing Director in Accenture’s Life Sciences practice. She also leads the practice in Europe, Africa and Lat...
Doug Mowen
Doug Mowen is a Managing Director for Accenture’s Medical Technology Practice. With 25 years of experience and 15 years serving the ...
James Crowley is a Managing Director and Life Sciences Lead within Accenture Strategy. In his current role he focuses on helping C-s...
Jeff Elton
Jeff Elton is a Managing Director of Accenture Life Sciences, with broad responsibilities for the strategy and partnerships f...
Kevin Julian
Kevin Julian is a Managing Director and Global Lead for Accenture's Life Sciences Accelerated R&D Services. Previously he was re...
Shawn Roman
Shawn Roman is a Managing Director in Accenture Life Sciences and leads the North America Commercial Services practice. Mr. Roman ha...
Tom Schwenger
Tom Schwenger is a Senior Managing Director and the Life Sciences North America Client Service Group Lead. In this role, Tom is resp...


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