Expected Company Adoption of Technologies by 2022

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Companies worldwide in World Economic Forum (WEF) study expect to adopt multiple emerging technologies by 2022, with big data analytics mentioned most frequently

Expected Company Adoption of Technologies by 2022

2018 (percentage)

Note: Data from WEF’s 2018 Future of Jobs survey of 313 companies across Argentina, Australia, Brazil, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Japan, Mexico, Philippines, Russian Federation, Singapore, South Africa, Republic of Korea, Switzerland, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States and Vietnam

Proof Point Findings

  • Big Data Adoption – 85% of companies surveyed by WEF expect to adopt user and entity big data analytics by 2022, highest among all emerging technologies included in the study
  • Other Emerging Technologies – More than seven in ten companies also expect to adopt app and web-enabled markets (75%), Internet-of-Things (75%), machine learning (73%) and cloud computing (72%)
  • Robotic Adoption – Some companies also looking to adopt various robotic technologies, including stationary robots (37%), non-humanoids (33%), humanoids (23%) and aerial and underwater robots (19%)
  • Key Growth Drivers – Include exponential advances and drop in cost of core technologies (e.g. computing power, artificial intelligence, and network connectivity), intensifying competitive environment, and heightening need to optimize business processes





Date Last Updated

March 18, 2019

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