Innovation, innovation, innovation
Finally trends 9 and 10 which address the notion of the platform with emphasis on open API’s and external innovation close out the 2019 list.
Co-innovation was really key here, and platforms that allow customers, partners and users to all contribute and innovate is where the future is headed. Whilst those who work in an organisation know the business and their product best, they are also not the best when it comes to innovation and of course their resource is finite. Allowing external input allows for infinite amount of innovation. Qlik predicts that innovation from open platforms and ecosystems will outpace those with only internal capabilities by a factor of 2x.
Similarly, Qlik also discusses the notion that platforms will evolve into systems due to the way that we interact with them. Gone are the days where humans were the only participants, with the evolution of bots, intelligent agents, extensions and algorithms also working along side.
It’s this open platform / system approach that leads us into 2019, and the start of a very exciting era of Postmodern Analytics. If you have the time, I really recommend everyone to watch Dan’s presentation, and look through the e-book.