(Not) Next Big Things
Economist Leadership Forum's Tech Panel predictions for disruptions:
"...Now for the panel's predictions on hot technologies for 2005:
Vivek Badrinath, CTO at Orange, said: "Broadband everywhere - the promise is coming to be real - we need to see what the customers do with it now."
Jean-Philippe Courtois, CEO for Microsoft Europe, said: "Rich and real-time collaboration will integrate into business life with VoIP and other networks talking to each other."
Christian Morales from Intel predicted more digitalisation of the home and workplace and the continued march of wireless.
Bell predicted that network management software in large data centres would have the biggest impact because it will allow CIOs to manage system migrations which will save them money.
Simon Powell of Comtec said: "The emergence of intelligent search engines is going to be the biggest change for the travel industry."
I don't think any of these are really on the money.