Every business will be an AI-first business

For the past few decades, every ten years a major disruption has occurred that altered the digital landscape: from the PC revolution of the 1990s to the internet boom of the 2000s and the mobile-first rise in the 2010s. Each development brought powerful opportunities for businesses that were smart enough to change.

So what is next? Avanade’s view is that very soon we will need to focus first on artificial intelligence (AI) – a broad collection of technologies and processes that has become a reality. AI is already adding value to businesses, as well as becoming ever more affordable and accessible.

“Humans are allergic to change. They love to say, ‘We’ve always done it this way.’ I try to fight that.”

Grace Hopper
Avanade Technology Vision 2017

Get ready for the AI-first world.

Avanade Technology Vision 2017

Every business will be an AI-first business.

Get ready for the AI-first world

Visit the Avanade TechVision 2017 site to get the full picture.

Themes: Transform now to win in the AI-first era

To win in the AI-first world and be relevant for tomorrow, you need to begin transforming now or you will never be able to catch up. We see five themes that will take your business into this new era:

New User Experiences

Deliver more meaningful – and magical – interactions

Augmented Workforce

Take human capabilities to new heights

Platform Economy

Gain exponential value from new ecosystems


Re-engineer your outcomes

Digital Ethics

Leap into the unknown with a clear conscience

Find out how to make your business an AI-first business

Dive deeper into Avanade’s Technology Vision

Look back at last year’s Technology Vision from Avanade

Digital Customer

Know your customers in ways they expect – and in new, exciting ways they’ve never imagined.

Digital Workplace

Create a digital employee experience that promotes engagement and informed actions.

The New Economics of IT

New approaches to IT that maximize efficiency, increase agility and give the freedom to innovate.

Digital Strategy

Transform your business with digital technologies.

Digital Employee Experience

Provide your workforce with more productive, social, mobile and data-rich ways of working.

Digital Marketing

Deliver digital customer experiences that build loyalty and enhance your brand.

Digital Marketing Analytics

Understand your customers in ways you have never imagined.

Customer experience can impact your bottom line

Research from Avanade and Sitecore shows the value of compelling customer experiences.

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Making digital work

Smart technologies enable the next wave of opportunities for the enterprise and employees alike.

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Are you ready for the digital workplace?

Most organizations aren’t. Find out why – and what you need to do to prepare.

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Next steps

Find out how these themes can help you get ready for the AI-first world.

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