Human experience in interacting with machines is rapidly evolving. Breakthroughs in Man-Machine Interfaces (MMI) using acoustics, gestures, biometrics, body movement and virtual reality coupled with context-aware applications are introducing higher levels of user engagement. Such interactions are dynamic, flexible, personalized, responsive, real-time and data driven. Growing project complexities, competitive pressures, operational challenges and the need to maintain and grow margins is driving companies to adopt technologies that will help them run business as usual, improve operational efficiencies and provide competitive differentiation. Essentially, this will prepare organizations to fundamentally change the way they do business.

Next generation digital technologies like Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, Big Data Analytics and emerging collaborative development methodologies like Open Source are driving this change. These emerging technological innovations can drive sustainability by way of digitalization and dematerialization, system integration and optimization. For example: