With the technology industry ever-changing to become increasingly innovative, alongside evolving business trends, it’s important to look ahead and try to determine what trends 2023 could hold.
10 senior experts across Opencast have gazed into their crystal balls and delved into a variety of sectors gaining an insight into what we might expect to see in 2023 – including tech trends, the world of work and more.
Prediction 1: An accelerated and more comprehensive focus on delivering sustainable, energy-efficient technology solutions in the drive towards net-zero
Prediction 2: Technology has ramped up for remote, but we need to keep our humanity. We need rules and ethics and etiquette to ensure that tech enriches our lives
Prediction 3: More investment in digital transformation as organisations drive efficiency. Organisations will get serious about sustainability
Prediction 4: Cost pressures driven will mean that intelligent investments into what matters most for employees are going to be critical
Prediction 5: Industry-wide realisation that open source must be better supported to keep commercial software up and running
Prediction 6: Focus on how we can usefully and ethically harness the power of AI and machine learning, as tools rather than magic solutions to problems
“More focus on resilience of processes and systems and on security. Supply chains have been stretched and broken in the last two years. More focus on how tech can help going forward. Impact and risk analysis could surely be smarter, predictive and “what if”! Continued and even more focus on use of tech in government services, which are under severe financial pressures. We expect more from them as citizens and also are all part of ageing populations. A focus on how we can usefully and ethically harness the power of AI and machine learning. People are starting to talk more of these technologies being tools rather than an all-in-one magic solution to a problem, but we need careful governance and to remember humans ultimately direct them. Don’t blame a “rogue algorithm”!”
Mike O’Brien – co-founder
Prediction 7: More conversations with people moving into tech from completely different previous careers mean companies will explore how they can open new opportunities to bring in people from diverse backgrounds
Prediction 8: People teams will work harder as shorter tenures become the norm. People are seeking a culture and environment with wellbeing at the forefront – we’ll see this trumping other motivations
Prediction 9: Cloud and 5G are changing everything. Greater use of live AI for data capture and visualisation and the ever blurring boundary between gaming and the real world
Prediction 10: As the need for data increases, so will the need to provide data privacy. This will lead to growth and ideation in the data governance space around visibility of and traceability of the data used in AI