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Navigating the Future Top Tech Trends of 2024

Navigating the Future Top Tech Trends of 2024

Navigating the Future Top Tech Trends of 2024

The year 2024 holds potential for further interference, influenced by changes in the economic, geopolitical and technological changes. However, amidst the challenges lie immense opportunity for businesses that can harness the power of emerging technologies. Gartner’s latest report on strategic technology trends sheds light on key areas that will have a significant impact across industries. By understanding these trends, businesses can develop strategies to not only survive but thrive in the coming year.

AI: The Underlying Force

Artificial Intelligence (AI) stands out as the overarching theme, impacting nearly every trend on the list. It’s not just technology anymore; it’s a lens through which businesses need to view the evolving landscape. From optimizing processes to creating entirely new products and services, AI is transforming how we work and live.

Sustainability Takes Center Stage

Driven by consumer demands, regulations and an increasing sense of responsibility, sustainability has transitioned from being a peripheral issue to a central focus. Businesses are increasingly focusing on environmental, social and governance (ESG) goals. This translates to a need for innovative solutions that minimize environmental impact, promote social well-being and uphold ethical business practices. Technologies such as AI can play a crucial role in developing sustainable practices, optimizing resource usage and ensuring responsible data management.

Fintech Innovation in Southeast Asia

The fintech platform landscape in Southeast Asia, specifically in Malaysia is undergoing a significant evolution. Industry-specific solutions on cloud platforms are revolutionizing financial services, offering tailored solutions and unique value propositions.

Efficient Development with Platform Engineering

Efficient application delivery remains a critical concern for businesses. The spotlight shines brightly on innovation engineering. Platform engineering, a leading trend, is now evolving into creating self-service internal development platforms. These platforms not only expedite application delivery but also improve developer experience and attract top talent by fostering an environment that supports innovation and efficiency.

Intelligent Applications for Smarter Decision

Innovation engineering creates Intelligent applications, powered by AI, and are poised to revolutionize decision-making processes. These applications learn and adapt based on user behavior and data, enabling businesses to optimize operations and make data-driven choices. With the growing skills shortage and an increasing focus on digital initiatives, intelligent applications are becoming a crucial solution for organizations seeking to improve efficiency and gain a competitive edge.

The Augmented Workforce: Humans and Machines

The future workforce in Southeast Asia will see a seamless integration of human and machine capabilities. The augmented connected workforce leverages intelligent technology and workforce analytics to enhance the value of human work. AI assistants and analytics provide contextualized support, improve the employee experience and upskill the workforce, leading to a more productive and efficient workplace.

The Rise of Machine Customers

A novel concept introduced in the Gartner report is that of “machine customers’ - essentially, connected products acting as autonomous economic actors. These products will have the ability to purchase goods and services based on pre-programmed parameters or AI decision-making. This trend, driven by generative AI and the proliferation of the of the Internet of Things (IoT), presents a transformative opportunity for businesses. The ability to cater and sell to machine customers will become a significant competitive advantage in Malaysia.

Harnessing Technology for Positive Change

The overarching message from Gartner's report is clear: technology is a powerful tool for driving positive change. By embracing these emerging trends and strategically integrating them into their operations, businesses can create value, optimize processes and gain a sustainable competitive advantage in the years to come. The key lies in understanding how these trends intersect, how Artificial Intelligence (AI) acts as a catalyst and most importantly, how these technologies can be used to create a better future for both businesses and society.




Publication Date

4 Apr 2024


Innovation Engineering

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Iman Sofia

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