Betting on the Future
Conclusion: When IT industry futurists speculate on the next wave of technology, they often ignore two important elements in the equation, ie ‘what problem will the solution address' and ‘will the buyers' pay for it'? Until the futurist has answered these questions, their predictions lack integrity.
About The Advisor
Alan Hansell is an emeritus IBRS advisor who focused on IT and business management. Alan specialised in critiquing and commenting on IT and business management trends, ways to justify and maximise the benefits from IT-related investment, IS management development and the role of the CIO. Alan has extensive experience in IT management, consulting and advising senior managers in matters related to IT investment. He was a Director in Gartner's Executive program and adviser to over 50 CIOs and business managers and before joining Gartner a consultant with DMR Group. He also worked as an IS professional, manager and industry consultant for IBM for nearly 30 years. Alan is a CPA and Associate of Governance Institute of Australia.