Technology Forecasting Survey
This questionnaire is intended to gain feedback on the potential value of technology forecasting and understand what the overall needs and attitudes are among the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) Community for technology forecasting.
This poll is voluntary and anonymous. Your answers will be aggregated into one or more assessments of the value of Technology Trends Forecasting. No personal information will be collected or derived from poll responses. If you agree to contribute to this research, please click YES below
What type of organisation do you represent?
Operational Government Body/Stakeholder
General GI/GIS Technology Company
Domain Specific Technology Company
Other Standards Body
Not For Profit Organisation
What is your role in the organisation?
Do you see technology forecasting as a valuable activity?
Do you think there is a need for Technology Forecasting in the following?
Helping plan product direction
Helping plan strategic thinking
Helping avoid strategic risk (business)
Helping avoid strategic risk (security)
What are you looking for in Technology Forecasting?
Indication of new ideas/technologies early
General Direction of technology trends
See if there is a solution to a domain problem you have
Do you have any thoughts of the best approach to technology forecasting?
Web Sites/Wiki’s etc
Subscribing to gartner etc
What are the web-sites that you feel are most interesting in following tech trends?
What journals do you use to watch technology?
What measures do you review of Technology Availability
Gartner Hype Cycle
OGC Technology Trends
Government Reports (E.g UK Global Strategic Trends)
Do you consider technology Readiness Level (TRL) as valuable?
Do you consider technology forecasting as viable?
It doesn’t seem likely it will be reliable
It might work with overall trends
It might identify things I have missed
The big data/AI revolution might make it possible now
Do you think the idea of conceptualising technology development is valid/Useful?
Modelling of technological components of an overall technology
Modelling of the level of disruption of a given technology
Modelling interest in technology.
Trying to predict new technologies based on need
Do you think a better understanding of technologies which might affect DWGs is useful?
Should make Domain Working Groups (DWGs) define a list of capability gaps
DWGs Should consider the technologies of particular interest
DWGs should not get involved in technology forecasting
Is there anything you particularly feel is relevant to this debate? Further opinions, considerations, ideas, examples etc. Please feel free to elaborate...
What geographic area do you come from (this list is derived from the OGC forums)?
Australia and New Zealand
ILAF (Iberian and Latin-American)
Middle East and North Africa
UK & Ireland
Would prefer not to say
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