These technologies may have initially found traction in one isolated industry sector or use-case, but are now rapidly spreading into adjacent areas. The most disruptive impacts occur where multiple technologies are combined and converged and their individual power to disrupt is magnified. New types of industry platforms or ecosystems of related technologies are now forming where complex networks of things, clouds, applications and people are dramatically changing the way businesses operate and deliver value.
Let us hope 2017 will be an improvement over 2016, and that we all manage to emerge stronger, wiser and satisfied that we have done everything in our power to ensure the disruptive period of time we are living through leads to a better world.
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