RESEARCH REPORT

In brief

In brief

  • To stay competitive in the post-digital age, you have to get to grips with new technologies.
  • These technologies will disrupt value chains, even in a world where every industry already relies on digital tools.
  • DARQ – distributed ledger technologies, artificial intelligence, extended reality and quantum computing – has almost unlimited business potential.


Social, mobile, analytics and cloud (SMAC) have been the most disruptive technologies in recent years, but they are the norm today. The tools of tomorrow are blockchain, artificial intelligence (AI), augmented and virtual reality and quantum computing.

93%

of survey respondents in Switzerland believe the biggest potential for disruption is a combination of multiple technologies rather than a single technology.

The people surveyed believed that artificial intelligence is the most relevant of the DARQ technologies. That may be because AI solutions are already in use in many areas. For example, they can optimize classic business processes and support strategic decision-making, including finding patterns in unstructured data.

Paul Daugherty

Chief Technology and Innovation Officer – Accenture

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