CIOs and CTOs Accelerate AI, Machine Learning, 5G and IoT Due to the Pandemic

IBL News | New York

Chief Information Officers (CIOs) and Chief Technology Officers (CTOs) in the U.S., U.K., ChinaIndia, and Brazil say that the most important technologies in 2021 will be AI and machine learning, followed by 5G and IoT, according to a recent survey done the IEEE organization.

Other industries impacted by the technology in the year ahead will be Manufacturing, healthcare, financial services, and education, according to 350 CIOs and CTOS surveyed.

Challenges facing CIOs and CTOs in this COVID year include a permanent hybrid remote and office work structure, office and facilities reopenings and return, and managing permanent remote working.

CIOs and CTOs surveyed have sped up adopting some technologies due to the pandemic:

  • More than half (55%) of respondents have accelerated adoption of cloud computing
  • 52% have accelerated 5G adoption
  • 51% have accelerated AI and machine learning

The adoption of IoT, augmented and virtual reality and video conferencing technologies have also been accelerated due to the global pandemic.