Harnessing Innovation for Your Tech Future: Key Insights from the Gartner Tech Growth & Innovation Conference

Veritas Perspectives June 30, 2023

In a rapidly changing world, staying ahead of the curve is more essential than ever. That's why we're bringing you some of the most impactful insights from the recent Gartner Tech Growth & Innovation Conference. Each takeaway has been selected for its relevance in helping organizations navigate the evolving tech landscape and leverage emerging opportunities.

A New Era of Tech Buying

The world of tech buying is undergoing a seismic shift. The decision-making process is no longer confined to a single point person; it's becoming a collaborative effort involving various functional stakeholders. The key to influencing these buying committees is to align your product’s features and benefits with clear, compelling business outcomes.

The Digital Paradox

Interestingly, while 74% of buyers desire a digital buying experience, nearly all experience buyer’s remorse following a completely digital purchase. This highlights the need for a more balanced approach. Combining product-led growth with timely sales interactions can create an augmented digital experience, giving buyers the best of both worlds and fostering a more satisfying purchase journey.

Embracing Generative AI

Artificial Intelligence (AI) continues to revolutionize the tech landscape. In particular, generative AI is garnering reactions ranging from dread to euphoria. It's clear that to stay competitive, organizations must embrace the opportunities that AI presents while ensuring the integrity and security of their data. As AI becomes a crucial part of the tech stack, focusing on model resiliency is vital. I personally am excited to see how organizations bridge the gap between ambition and implementation when it comes to AI. Those who can monetize it will be the ones who rise to the top. If we were to think of AI as akin to refrigeration when it was introduced, we still need to see the equivalent of the Coca-Cola company emerge that will monetize this technology.

The Power of Platforms and Marketplaces

The shift towards platforms and marketplaces is accelerating, offering new avenues for efficient growth. By focusing on core strengths and leveraging wider ecosystems, organizations can deliver comprehensive solutions without spreading their resources too thin. This approach emphasizes the importance of strategic partnerships and marketplace strategies.

Cybersecurity in the Spotlight

With the rise of ransomware and the creation of 46,000 new phishing sites daily, cybersecurity is top of mind. The key to getting ahead? Proactive protection. Innovative solutions like Automated Moving Target Defense are emerging, providing novel ways to bolster security in an increasingly vulnerable digital landscape.

The Rise of Product-Led Growth

Product-led growth is leading to higher conversion rates. With more buyers seeking a frictionless buying journey and the ability to “try before they buy”, interactive demos are becoming a must-have for software vendors.

In conclusion, as we navigate this fast-paced, ever-evolving tech landscape, we must be ready to adapt, innovate, and seize new opportunities as they arise. Harnessing the power of collaboration, AI, strategic partnerships, enhanced security measures, and product-led growth will be crucial to thriving in the future of tech.

Stay tuned for more insights as we continue to explore the forefront of technology together.

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Varun Grover
Data Resiliency Expert