Katell Thielemann, research vice president at Gartner, discusses the tech trends that the government could pursue in the future, and how strategies could change due to renewed oversight.
According to Bloomberg Government, the new Congress could implement more oversight on the White House’s IT policies. One thing the overseers will keep a keen eye towards is strategy. Think tank Gartner released their report on the top ten strategic tech trends this month, which could show how the government will approach tech going forward. Katell Thielemann, research vice president at Gartner, says that while there’s a lot of blockchain talk in government right now, the technology hasn’t quite proven itself yet. “For a lot of people, blockchain is still very much a technology in search of a useful application,” Thielmann said. “We are learning a whole lot as a result of these prototypes, but one of these challenges is scaling those prototypes. Questions around as strong authentication technologies continue to evolve, and as strong database management systems continue to evolve, at what point does it make sense to go to blockchain as opposed to adopting these other technologies.”