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As organizations increasingly achieve digital transformation, a set of four emerging technologies is already beginning to shape the landscape of the post-digital future. Writing for the MIT Sloan Management Review, Paul Daugherty – Accenture’s chief technology and innovation officer – introduces the four DARQ technologies – distributed ledger technology, artificial intelligence, extended reality and quantum computing – and notes ways that industry leaders are already beginning to implement them. Daugherty’s brief, informative overview will help leaders in any industry seeking to stay ahead of the next wave of transformation.

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Paul Daugherty is Accenture’s chief technology and innovation officer.



Digital transformation has become imperative for the survival and success of every business.

Already, businesses are rapidly undergoing digital transformation. In 2019, estimated spending on these initiatives will total $1.25 trillion. Organizations are adopting digital technologies into their core operations, and as these technologies become increasingly central, enterprises that fail to digitalize will fall behind. A post-digital world is approaching in which organizations will face constantly changing and intensifying expectations to deliver innovative, customized experiences. Leaders need to start thinking now about strategies for their post-digital future.

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