The EY Disruption Index™
Advancements in technology have disrupted business for centuries, driving change across existing sectors and creating new industries. And there’s no sign of this slowing down now. In fact, we expect technological advancement to continue to accelerate, with the next wave promising to be even more revolutionary.
The EY Disruption Index™ can help you make sense of this change. Each quarter, we analyse over 500,000 market events across 380 subsectors globally, to present an EY Disruption Index™ rating that reflects the speed at which disruptive technologies are being deployed through specific sectors. Our index can help companies and investors to track the rate of technological change, prompting them to ask themselves important questions, such as:
- Which technologies are likely to disrupt our business?
- How could this change over time?
- How should we adapt to preserve and strengthen our competitive position into the future?
Q1 2019 headlines
The most disruptive technology across all sectors remains AI, followed by blockchain and internet of things.
Several blockchain applications are also emerging in sectors such as telecommunication, automotive and transportation, retail and health and life sciences.
Real estate has shown the highest quarterly acceleration rate in disruptive technologies deployment across all sectors, mainly driven by blockchain, artificial intelligence and virtual reality.
Several artificial intelligence applications are being deployed and commercialised in sectors such as telecommunications, financial services and retail.
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UK&I Corporate Finance Partner
Rob is a partner in our UK & Ireland Transaction Advisory Business, and Chief Innovation Officer for EMEIA TAS. He is responsible for data analytics and advising clients about the impact of technological disruption and innovation on their business models. He has helped our clients capitalise on disruption and is responsible for building a culture of innovation across our transactions practice, encouraging our organisation to disrupt itself and our business model in response to technology and innovation.
Viv has over 20 years’ experience helping clients define their business strategies in the context of technology disruption. Starting his career during the commercialisation phase of the Internet, Viv has worked on the business strategies for clients across multiple sectors as subsequent technologies, such as robotics, IoT, artificial intelligence, blockchain etc., have heralded transformational threats and opportunities. He leads EY’s Disruption Diligence offering, which helps clients understand the likelihood of technology disruption using the EY Disruption Index™ and other IP he has developed through his experience in this space.
Jon leads EY’s Cash and Working Capital team in the UK and across EMEIA, bringing liquidity solutions to both corporate and private equity clients. Since 1995, he has specialised in helping businesses transform cash forecasting and working capital performance and sustainably build liquidity against urgent deadlines. He has worked across a variety of geographies and sectors with a particular focus on Consumer Products & Retail, Health / Government & Public Sector, Real Estate, Construction, Support Services and Transportation.
Hannah has extensive experience in operational Restructuring, spanning across a number of industry sectors, bringing solutions to both public and private organisations. She helps our clients prepare for, mitigate against and react in distressed situations caused by disruption events. Her specialism is in proactive and reactive stakeholder management and strategic communications, allowing organisations to maintain and regain control.
Giovanni has extensive experience across technological due diligence and operational due diligence. He helps our clients identify disruptive technologies that could have a material impact on their operating model, providing strategic and operational advice to help them prepare for, manage and measure the impact of innovation on their business.