A lot has been told and the true is that every report of Gartner show us that the decision making process is passing from "gut-feeling" to driven by data, this is a fact no sci-fi.
Last November another exciting report about the Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2019 (Gartner, 2018) appeared, let's try to summarize the key ideas below:
- By 2021, 10% of new vehicles will have autonomous driving capabilities, compared with less than 1% in 2018.
- Through 2020, the number of citizen data scientists will grow five times faster than the number of expert data scientists.
- By 2022, at least 40% of new application development projects will have artificial intelligence co-developers on the team.
- By 2021, half of large industrial companies will use digital twins, resulting in a 10% improvement in effectiveness for those organizations.
- Through 2028, storage, computing, and advanced AI and analytics technologies will expand the capabilities of edge devices.
- By 2022, 70% of enterprises will be experimenting with immersive technologies for consumer and enterprise use, and 25% will have deployed them to production.
- By 2030, blockchain will create $3.1 trillion in business value.
- By 2022, more than 50% of all people collaborating in Industry 4.0 ecosystems will use virtual assistants or intelligent agents to interact more naturally with their surroundings and with people.
- By 2021, organizations that bypass privacy requirements and are caught lacking in privacy protection will pay 100% more in compliance cost than competitors that adhere to best practices.
- By 2023, 20% of organizations will be budgeting for quantum computing projects, compared to less than 1% in 2018.
Source Gartner 2018
And that is the predictions for 2019 according to Gartner. The future will be characterized by smart devices that delivers insightful digital services. Placing organizations into a permanent need of innovation, integration and continuous delivery mode.
Saying so, another thing that comes to my mind and that we should never forget is the Amara's law:
We tend to overestimate the effect of a technology in the short run and underestimate the effect in the long run.
One thing is sure analytics will shape the future and it will play a central role in the emerging tech that is now redefining the relationships between humans and machines.