Answering the 7 Important Questions for future Technology


In early November, the Tech Innovation Festival brought together from around the world organisations like yours who were interested in exploring ways to utilise innovation in addressing the many challenges today’s societies face.

Rashik Parmar, IBM Fellow & Vice President Technology EMEA, set out 7 Important Questions for future Technology:

  1. What is the future of computing?
  2. What are the trends in digitisation?
  3. What is the future of work?
  4. What is the future of the enterprise?
  5. What outcomes do clients expect?
  6. What are the technical architecture decisions?
  7. How to a responsible computing provider?

Do you already know the answers to any or even all of these questions?

Whether you do or not, you’re sure to be interested in learning more of Rashik Parmar’s own insights into tackling these key areas in the goal to develop more responsible technology and computing.


Client expectations in today’s world

At the very least, every innovator cannot fail to be interested in the answer to question number 5: What outcomes do clients expect?

The unprecedented times we’re going through has naturally caused some clients to think only in terms of survival.

The ever-increasing pace of change, of new product cycles, and unforeseen competitors, challenges enterprises and departments to justify their offerings and benefits on an ever-evolving basis.

Moreover, many clients have determined that simplification is a priority.

As processes and ecosystems become increasingly complex, driven by regulatory compliance and intricate supply chains, they gradually become ever more inadequate in adapting to the required pace.

And then there’s Superscale.

Clients are striving for competitive advantage in selected domains as a foundation not just to stay in business but also to thrive.

The ability to adapt and benefit from new technology options is now essential for the success of any company.


Looking towards the future of work

The time when we could think of work practices in terms of blue-collar and white-collar workers is over.

The future will embrace what Rashik Parmar calls ‘New collar work’: a time of new business models that in many cases are unpredictable and ultimately outcome led.

This change will of course come with new working practices that are chiefly agile, creative, and data savvy.

Naturally, there will be new values too, including more meaningful occupations.


But can all this be achieved responsibly?

Rashik Parmar has determined 6 key areas leading to more responsible computing:

  1. Responsible Data Centre
  2. Responsible Computing Providers
  3. Responsible Systems
  4. Responsible Data Insights
  5. Responsible Code
  6. Responsible Impact


Show the world you’re up to the challenge

Addressing the world’s most pressing challenges will require vision, agility, innovation, scale, and energy.

But, fortunately, you’re not alone in wanting to reach this goal through developing the transformative solutions required.

IBM are looking to partner with like-minded tech innovators to achieve this objective in the key areas of infrastructure, data, and social impact.

Do you have what it takes to take up the responsible.computing Tech Innovation Challenge?

You can count on the assistance of IBM’s best-in-class tech, flexible pricing, go-to-market resources, and the most open and secure cloud for business, all coming together to form an unrivalled ecosystem of support.

Isn’t time to #UnleashYourIdeas as we all aim to create a better world?

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