Emerging IT trends: 'Massive availability of data,' AI decision-making


TechTarget | June 15, 2018

The TechTarget article, “Emerging IT trends: 'Massive availability of data,' AI decision-making," interviewed Russell Reynolds Associates Consultant Wolfgang Bauriedel. He discussed emerging IT trends and how they will transform the enterprise in the future. The article is excerpted below.​

Emerging IT trends were front and center at the recent MIT Sloan CIO Symposium -- everything from blockchain and hybrid IT to platform business models, cloud computing and all things AI.

In an on-site video interview, Wolfgang Bauriedel, executive director at search firm Russell Reynolds Associates Inc., highlighted some of the emerging IT trends he believes will transform the enterprise in the coming years. According to Bauriedel, AI and the increasing availability of high-quality data will change the human-machine interface at organizations, helping to build an ecosystem that blurs the traditional boundaries of an organization.

What emerging IT trends will transform the enterprise in the coming years, and how?

Wolfgang Bauriedel: I see largely two trends that are interacting with each other. The first one would be that massive availability of data; data that is commonly accessible and that has a much higher quality than we have now. The second one is the decision-making on top of the data with AI and machine learning. How will it change? Humans in the current workforce in organizations will have incredible tools to make better decisions and to do tasks that machines are much better able to do with more precision.

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