FutureNow Council

Gain access to exclusive Emergence insights

FutureNow is an exclusive membership programme for executives, offering reliable and unbiased insights into leading edge technologies. It helps members learn about emerging developments and trends ahead of their competition, in order to innovate and lead in their markets.​

How it works

FutureNow members will gain access to exclusive research papers, expert briefings, data cuts, access to Emergence Partners services, as well as select events and networking opportunities.

What this means for you

You’ll gain early hype-free insights about emerging software technologies, their likely impact on industries, markets and enterprise operations, and the risks and the opportunities that they present.

Why tech fluency is a leadership imperative

Every disruption – whether driven by a crisis like Covid-19, a swift move by a competitor or shift in consumer demands due to an emerging technology – has a monumental opportunity nested inside of it. As a leader, it’s your job to guide your organisation to take advantage of that opportunity.

The World Economic Forum reported that the winners of the digital shift so far were those who had “invested well in both technology enabled initiatives and leadership capabilities”, while the losers were those with missing or mismanaged technology investment.

This is why executive leaders must have a grasp of the broader tech landscape and an understanding of the ‘art of the possible’ with existing and emerging tools, and must update this knowledge continuously. Technology is no longer simply the domain of IT – it’s a strategic component that informs the wide-lens trajectory of the organisation.
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How intelligent (and integrated) automation can build resilience in the new normal

It is not a coincidence that in a year of heavily disrupted markets, intelligent automation (IA) has made a leap forward in reputation and taken centre stage in the investment plans of businesses. Emergence research from this year has found that 40% have increased investment, and no wonder: during turbulent times, many organisations must get ...
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The boardroom spotlight is shifting: it’s time for CIOs to shine. 

According to research by Gartner, CIOs will soon be as responsible for changing the organisation’s culture as the Chief Human Resources Officer is today. Nonetheless, CIOs cannot be left solely responsible for driving digital transformation in their organisations. They need support from a forward-thinking senior team and a business culture ready to embrace change. 
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"Data runs through most organisations like a lazy river." TechKnow guest Mike Hobday on extracting value from data

According to Gartner, almost 80 percent of the world’s data is unstructured; an ocean of documents, emails, image and audio files residing outside of the traditional rows and columns of databases and spreadsheets.  To fully realise the potential of all of this unstructured data, businesses need the tools to order it and derive value from it. At present, ...
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