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:

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  1. By 2021, 10% of new vehicles will have autonomous driving capabilities, compared with less than 1% in 2018.
  2. Through 2020, the number of citizen data scientists will grow five times faster than the number of expert data scientists.
  3. By 2022, at least 40% of new application development projects will have artificial intelligence co-developers on the team.
  4. By 2021, half of large industrial companies will use digital twins, resulting in a 10% improvement in effectiveness for those organizations.
  5. Through 2028, storage, computing, and advanced AI and analytics technologies will expand the capabilities of edge devices.
  6. By 2022, 70% of enterprises will be experimenting with immersive technologies for consumer and enterprise use, and 25% will have deployed them to production.
  7. By 2030, blockchain will create $3.1 trillion in business value.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.

Ricardo L.