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- The Accenture Vision 2018 report has identified five trends for CIOs and other executives for the year ahead, including citizen AI, extended reality, and data veracity.
- That’s one of the takeaways from the Accenture Technology Vision 2018 report, an annual survey that predicts key technology trends likely to disrupt business over the next three years.
- But the stakes are higher than ever before, according to Michael Biltz, Managing Director of Accenture Technology Vision at Accenture Labs, who spoke to InformationWeek in an interview about the report and trends.
- The Accenture report, culled from survey responses of more than 6,300 business and IT executives worldwide, found that 82% of those executives are using data to drive critical and automated decisions.
- “Just as cities developed around ports and then railroads, or people rebuilt their lives around electricity, the world today is reimaging itself around digital innovation — and my extension, the companies that provide those services,” said Paul Daugherty, Accenture’s chief technology and innovation officer, in a prepared statement.
- What’s more, 97% of business decisions are made using data that managers consider to be of unacceptable quality, Accenture notes, citing a study published in HBR.
- Artificial Intelligence may be a top future priority of CIOs, but cleaning up the data that fuels it and other big data and analytics projects is among the most important tasks for enterprises in the year ahead.