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Technology Vision 2015: Stretching your boundaries in the digital era

In a world where every business is a digital business, we examine five keys to success in the We Economy.


Explore the Technology Vision 2015 digital experience

Today’s pioneering enterprises are doing more than just talking a good digital game. They are fundamentally changing the way they look at themselves, stretching their mindsets and operations to quickly mastering the shift from “me” to “we.”

Proactive corporate leaders see their businesses, employees and customers as cohesive, interdependent embers of a living, breathing digital fabric that offers unprecedented opportunity to establish beachheads in new markets, drive profit and change life for the better.

Through the transformational power of this network, we’re witnessing the birth of a new era of “digital ecosystems.” In Tech Vision 2015, we chart the discussion out in the context of five key trends:

  • The Internet of Me—As everyday objects and experiences become digitized, new frontiers of personalization centered on the individual open up.

  • Outcome Economy—Intelligent hardware and digital technology are helping businesses deliver meaningful, real-world results and promising transformative opportunities for everyone.

  • Platform (R)evolution—Leading enterprises are carving out new playing fields as rapid advances in cloud and mobility technology drive platform-based ecosystems.

  • Intelligent Enterprise—Software that learns and adapts is part of all-encompassing effort that propels innovation throughout the business and an enhanced customer experience.

  • Workforce Reimagined—As the digital revolution gains momentum, humans and machines must do more together. Successful businesses will embrace both as critical team members.

How to sum it all up? It’s not just about you—or me, or anyone else in particular. It’s about all of us—The "We Economy".


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Every year, the Accenture Technology Vision team collaborates with Accenture Research to pinpoint the emerging IT developments that will have the greatest impact on companies, government agencies, and other organizations in the next three to five years.

For the 2015 report, the research process included gathering inputs from the Technology Vision External Advisory Board, a group comprising more than two dozen executives and entrepreneurs from the public and private sectors, academia, venture capital, and startup companies. In addition, the Technology Vision team conducted nearly 100 interviews with technology luminaries, industry experts, and Accenture business leaders.

The team also tapped into the vast pool of knowledge and innovative ideas from professionals across Accenture, using Accenture’s collaboration technologies and a crowdsourcing approach to launch and run an online contest to uncover the most interesting emerging technology themes. Over 1,700 participants actively engaged in the contest, contributing valuable ideas and voting on others’ inputs.

In parallel, Accenture Research conducted a global survey of 2,000 business and IT executives across nine countries and 10 industries to gather insights into the adoption of emerging technologies. The survey helped identify the key issues and priorities for technology adoption and investment.