Gartner's top data and analytics predictions for 2019

Predicts 2019: Data and Analytics Strategy

  • By 2022, 90 percent% of corporate strategies will explicitly mention information as a critical enterprise asset and analytics as an essential competency.
  • By 2023, data literacy will become an explicit and necessary driver of business value, demonstrated by its formal inclusion in over 80 percent of data and analytics strategies and change management programs.
  • By 2022, 30 percent of CDOs will partner with their CFO to formally value the organization’s information assets for improved information management and benefits.
  • By 2023, 60 percent of organizations with more than 20 data scientists will require a professional code of conduct incorporating ethical use of data and AI.
  • By 2022, more than half of major new business systems will incorporate continuous intelligence that uses real-time context data to improve decisions.

Predicts 2019: Analytics and BI Solutions

  • Through 2020, 80 percent of AI projects will remain alchemy, run by wizards whose talents will not scale in the organization.
  • Through 2022, only 20 percent of analytic insights will deliver business outcomes.
  • By 2021, proof-of-concept analytic projects using quantum computing infrastructure will have outperformed traditional analytic approaches in multiple domains by at least a factor of 10
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Predicts 2019: Digital Ethics, Policy and Governance Are Key to Success With Artificial Intelligence

  • By 2021, legislation will require that 100 percent of conversational assistant applications, which use speech or text, identify themselves as being nonhuman entities.
  • By 2022, 30 percent of consumers in mature markets will rely on artificial intelligence (AI) to decide what they eat, what they wear or where they live.
  • By 2022, 30 percent of organizations will use explainable AI models to build trust with business stakeholders, up from almost no usage today.
  • By 2023, a Fortune 1000 antitrust case will hinge on whether tacit cooperation among autonomous AI agents in competitive markets constitutes collusion.
  • By 2023, over 75 percent of large organizations will hire AI behavior forensic, privacy and customer trust specialists to reduce brand and reputation risk.

Predicts 2019: Data Management Solutions

  • By 2022, 50 percent of cloud buying decisions will be based on the data assets provided by cloud service providers rather than on the product capabilities.
  • By 2023, AI-enabled automation in data management will reduce the need for IT specialists by 20 percent.
  • By 2023, 75percent of all databases will be on a cloud platform, reducing the DBMS vendor landscape and increasing complexity for data governance and integration.
  • By 2022, organizations utilizing active metadata to dynamically connect, optimize and automate data integration processes will reduce time to data delivery by 30 percent.
  • By 2021, enterprises using a cohesive strategy incorporating data hubs, lakes and warehouses will support 30 percent more use cases than competitors.

Predicts 2019: Artificial Intelligence Core Technologies

  • Through 2023, computational resources used in AI will increase 5x from 2018, making AI the top category of workloads driving infrastructure decisions.
  • Through 2022, only 15 percent of use cases leveraging AI techniques (such as ML and DNNs) and involving edge and IoT environments will be successful.
  • Through 2022, over 75 percent of organizations will use DNNs for use cases that could be addressed using classical ML techniques.
  • By 2023, 70 percent of AI workloads will use application containers or be built using a serverless programming model necessitating a DevOps culture.
  • By 2023, 40 percent of I&O teams will use AI-augmented automation in large enterprises, resulting in higher IT productivity with greater agility and scalability.

(This post originally published on Andrew White's Gartner blog, which can be viewed here).

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