IT ‘will be gone by 2030’, says CA CTO Otto Berkes

The business technology landscape is changing so fast that IT will have been completely eradicated in less than 15 years, CA’s chief technology officer has claimed.

Speaking at CA World 2017, CTO Otto Berkes told attendees that the accelerating pace of change within the tech sector is fundamentally changing the nature of how businesses consume technology and tools.

“I believe that by 2030, what we’ve come to know as ‘IT’ today will be gone,” he claimed, “or will be virtually unrecognizable.”

Businesses are currently in the midst of a struggle between entrenched ideals and culture, and rapidly-evolving technology and workflows, he said. Increasing end-user engagement and the democratisation of access to tools has flipped the process of IT decision-making from a prescriptive, management-led approach to a ‘bottoms-up’…