Check out the New Gartner Podcast Channel: Thinkcast


The official description of the podcast:

Get the best insights anytime, anywhere on the critical IT and business topics that impact your organization. The world’s leading experts will help you solve your greatest challenges and reveal what will top your future agenda.

My personal description:

Gartner is giving you a new perspective on analysts and their research. I can tell you, as I’ve already recorded an episode that this brings a much more laid back vibe that lets you really get to know Gartner analysts.

Check it out and get a feel for yourself.

View all Gartner ThinkCast episodes at:

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Gartner has identified the most impactful emerging technology trends for 2016

I’m really excited to share with all of you my latest research in the emerging technology space. This is the result of months of research in the emerging technology trends arena diving into over 2000 technologies, over thousands of inquiries, along with discussions with leading vendors and VCs.

So today I released a Smarter with Gartner article, “3 Trends Appear in the Gartner Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies, 2016” that highlights the most impactful emerging trends in 2016.

Tailored for enterprise architects who are focused on technology innovation, this article is the essential primer for the latest Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies. I discuss how EA practitioners must evaluate these high-level trends and the featured technologies, as well as their potential impact — value and risk — on their businesses.

There are three distinct trends that emerge from the emerging technology market.

  1. Transparently Immersive Experiences
  2. Perceptual Smart Machine Age
  3. Platform Revolution



Read more: 3 Trends Appear in the Gartner Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies, 2016

Mike the Architect Podcast Ep1 w/ Tom Graves

Hello everyone, I’m back!

Those of you that don’t know me, my name is Mike Walker. I’ve spent the majority of my career in the strategic planning and enterprise architecture space. I work for Gartner leading research in emerging technologies and EA.

This podcast is (for now) a pilot to see what all of you want to hear from myself and my guest. On this podcast it’s basically just me talking about EA and technology stuff with influentials in the industry. The podcast is a laid back format with real-world talk. It’s important to note that this podcast in no way represents the view of my employer (Gartner Inc.). These are mine and my guests views personally.

Take a listen to my first podcast with Tom Graves a successful consultant, leading EA blogger (, and recent attendee of the Gartner UK EA Summit. We talk about innovation and EA’s leading role in it.