Proof Point


Majority of executives surveyed by PwC had invested in and will be investing in Internet-of-Things (IoT) and artificial intelligence by 2019

Technologies Where Executives Are Making Substantial Investments
2017 (percentage of respondents)

Note: Data based on PwC’s 2017 Global Digital IQ Survey of 2,216 business and information technology (IT) executives from 53 countries
Proof Point Findings:
  • Current Investments – Internet-of-Things (73%) and artificial intelligence (54%) were most invested technologies in 2016, according to business and information technology (IT) executives surveyed by PwC
  • Future Investments – Same technologies also hold most future planned investments, with 63% of executives investing in IoT and artificial intelligence by 2019
  • 2016 vs 2019 – More executives will invest in AI in 2019, from 54% to 63%, while executives investing in IoT will decline by 10 percentage points, from 73% to 63%
  • Other Technologies – Robotics, 3D printing, augmented and virtual reality, drones, and blockchain will also have more executives investing in them by 2019
  • Key Growth Drivers – Include increasing demand for low cost and efficient business solutions, transaction and information digitization, and rapidly advancing digital technologies
Sectors: Information Technology, Cross-sector

Date Last Updated: February 15, 2019

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