Disruptive technologies will have an enormous impact on the global economy over the next years and decades. Many believe that this new wave will have a stronger impact than the industrial revolution. It is going to affect the way people live and companies operate and entire business models.
The economic impact of the main disruptive technologies will be in the range of trillions of dollars. According to McKinsey Global Institute, just Internet of Things (IoT) alone will have an economic impact between three and six trillion dollars by 2025, much more than most of largest global GDPs in 2014 (Figure 32.1).
The IoT technologies are enablers for innovation, growth, and differentiation. Smart, connected products will change how value is created for customers, how companies compete, and the boundaries of competition itself.
IoT technologies will disrupt entire value chains and force companies to rethink nearly everything they do, from how they develop products to how they manufacture and operate.
According to Professor Michael Porter, 2015 (HBR Edition), the ...