virtual reality: A new creative medium where the default state is disbelief. The last medium, in that all other mediums can be represented within VR. The first time I tried oculus rift I was astounded how good it was. Still very early days for practical applications, not no longer distant future. See also HoloLens, but try to see past MS’ typical fake marketing videos.
sensorification of the enterprise: Their observation that enterprise UI/UX is still lagging in the refresh cycle. What follows the consumerization of IT? In the enterprise today most people are still at SOE desktops with keyboard and mice. That’s going to change and likely follow the consumer experience (touch, mobile, voice)
internet of things: A favourite topic of mine. The industry has not really started, it’s just for early adopters. More devices in your home help you get the job done. Less dumb devices that infuriate you. Probably a transition period of smart devices that infuriate you.
machine learning and big data: Getting predictive, instead of analytics and collection. I’m getting a bit bored with all hype about big data, but will always love machine learning.
containers: The next step is virtualization of the datacentre (see the datacentre OS mesosphere for an example). I think there’s still a lot more to happen with lightweight containers, like docker but for people that don’t want to muck around setting up container details.