Board of directors’ digital strategy will benefit from a slow down in innovation

I attended the Deloitte Technology, Media and Telecommunication trends presentation last week, always relevant to integrate in company strategic planning discussions. Duncan Stewart highlighted the Gartner Hype Cycle from 2018 and noted that it forecasts that for the next 2 years no new innovations will reach the plateau of productivity, and only 4 in the next 5 years. Hence few new technologies will disrupt businesses. Corporate directors must use this respite to accelerate their digital strategy and transformation and to integrate technologies that are already widely used into their strategic planning. Otherwise they will be ill prepared for the next wave coming.