Emerging Technologies

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Today all organizations depend on technological innovation in order to sustain their existence. Analysis of emerging technologies and identification of those technologies with the greatest potential is essential to being prepared for upcoming projects. The objective of this blog is to establish future oriented technology analysis and insights. This blog was established to provide program and project managers with information about these emerging technologies. These emerging technologies have far reaching repercussions for program and project managers. This blog will jump-start the learning process and allow program and project managers to become proactive.

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Emerging Technology Status - Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is emerging as an extremely valuable technology after decades of research and development. Current projections suggest that the overall market for AI is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 53.65% from 2015 to 2020 and top $5.05 billion.  While this amount appears small compared to other technologies, one must consider AI is often a component within a much larger initiative. It is important to note that the vast majority of AI projects and programs will be embedded into other, often called “SMART” products and services.  Robotics, smart cars and smart services are among the leading segments for AI.  It should be noted that China has embarked on a new initiative they call Internet Plus Artificial Intelligence.

Posted on: May 26, 2016 06:31 AM | Permalink | Comments (2)

Emerging Technology Status - 3D Printing

3D printing is not just one of those new/emerging technologies.  In the next few years, is believed that 3D printing will be one of the top technology disruptors that will be impacting virtually every industrial segment - no exception.  It is expected to kill millions of jobs while creating far less new jobs.  Today, about 18 percent of organizations have 10 or more 3D printers in use according to Gartner.  Forecasters believe that the global 3D printing market will robustly grow robustly and reach $21 billion by 2020.  One recent publication reported that 2.5 percent of 3D printers are being used to produce products that CAN’T be created using conventional methods?  That is a real breakthrough.  3D printing is really early on in its development.  Its capabilities and value will only continue to increase and cause disruption to current practices and models as the technology matures.  We can all expect more programs and projects involving 3D printing in our future.

Posted on: May 21, 2016 12:43 PM | Permalink | Comments (2)

Growing Concern

In the next few years there will be an estimated 1.5 computer science jobs created in the United States.  Each year, the U.S. graduates 40,000 computer science majors.  

That means . . . between now and 2022 the U.S. will graduate about 240,000 computer science majors. In that same period of time the U.S. is expected to generate 1.5 million computer science related jobs. 

Those chilling stats cast doubt on the U.S. dominance in the coming era of rapid technology advancement!

Posted on: April 29, 2016 11:45 AM | Permalink | Comments (7)

The Emerging Technology Hot List Q2-2016

New technologies are being developed constantly in labs at universities and companies around the world.  Determining which of these technologies are poised to transform business and our critical infrastructure is always a challenge.  The following technologies are at the top of the Q2-2016 hot list.

Today’s emerging technology hot list.

  • 3D Printing
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Connected Vehicles
  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Robotics
  • Wearable Technology

Blog posts about each of these technologies(pro & con) will be made on a regular basis.

Posted on: April 28, 2016 08:07 AM | Permalink | Comments (2)
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