These annual Gartner awards recognize financial services companies for their innovative use of technology to drive best-in-class initiatives. All submissions are assessed by Gartner, and finalists are selected by benchmarking against world-class performance standards. Entry is open to any financial services end-user institutions (such as banks, insurers and investment management companies) that have implemented an innovative digital initiative, product or service during the past year.
The pace of technological innovation is faster today than ever before. Just a few years ago, cloud technologies were considered cutting-edge. Now a robust and mature platform, cloud technologies are driving advancements and creating new paradigms in business, health care, research, and the interconnected world. So what new innovations can we expect for 2017? Gartner recently identified the top technology trends that will be strategic for most organizations in 2017.
We are incredibly proud to announce today that LawGeex has been selected as a Gartner Cool Vendor. Every year, Gartner selects tech companies with a product or service that is "interesting, new and innovative". More importantly, the global consultancy also flags to the business world major new disruptive sectors they need to know about. The distinction of being Gartner Cool Vendor has been achieved in the past by names such as Box, Dropbox, Evernote, Cloudera, and Instagram--then operating in disruptive spaces they created, but which we now take for granted as obvious leaders and benchmarks. This year for the first time ever Gartner recognized legal Artificial Intelligence (AI) companies making a "profound efficiency impact on the way legal services are delivered."
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With most companies focusing on 3D printing applications in the business world, others are looking ahead even further to 4D printing, where materials are coded with a dynamic capability. Using this new shape-shifting material, a sports apparel company could design an adaptive running shoe with a sole that adjusts to wet pavement versus dry pavement to improve grip. Using the same idea, medical companies could design self-assembling stents to reduce surgery times and improve patient outcome. The building industry could design walls that adjust thickness during the winter to increase insulation.