Digital Transformation is the process of organisational, economic, social and creative change enabled by the adoption and development of digital technologies. There is no company, public administration or individual citizen that has not been touched by it. By Digital Transformation, therefore, we can mean the knowledge and adoption of new technologies, such as Cloud Computing, Big Data, Internet of Things, Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence, 5G. Within this perimeter, what will the main trends be, expected by 2023? We did some scouting to establish a list of thematic focuses on which major developments are expected in the coming year. The current scenario sees an ever-deeper integration between our lives and technology: on one hand we have more and more advanced functionalities, on the other hand we share a greater awareness of the implications technology has on our society. The large-scale trends that are emerging will have implications in all areas of technology.
Based on these considerations, we present some food for thought.
From analysis to action: increasingly informed and data-driven decisions
The increasing use of artificial intelligence and machine learning offers the possibility of ever more advanced analysis. The evolution foreseen for 2023 concerns analytics for specific use cases. Data and metadata will therefore increasingly take centre stage. Consequently, it will become essential to implement and promote the effective use of analytics software, capable of using data collected from sensors and security and monitoring devices, to assess what is happening and make decisions in a very short timeframe.
IoT, 75 billion connected devices within three years
According to Statista, there will be around 75 billion connected IoT devices in the world by 2025. The Internet of Things Observatory of the Politecnico di Milano (April 2022) estimates that there will be 110 million active connected objects in Italy, just over 1.8 per inhabitant. Companies, institutions and organisations are equipping themselves with tools capable of collecting information and processing metadata. A network of physical objects equipped with sensors, software and other integrated technologies enables them to connect and exchange data with other devices and systems via the Internet. A trend that will continue unabated in 2023.