Smart cities to become the norm in 2020

Published November 16, 2019, 12:00 AM

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By Madelaine B. Miraflor

The mainstream adoption of disruptive technologies in 2020 will finally see data, automation and Internet of things (IoT) technologies coming together to create more smart cities and societies, an official from the world’s leading global technology services provider NTT Ltd. said.

This, as the company released its ‘Future Disrupted: 2020 technology trends predictions’, which were based on the most critical technology trends companies need to be aware of next year and the steps they need to take to address them.

Formed from key insights from its technology experts, the company outlined the trends that will shape the business technology landscape throughout 2020 across six key areas, namely disruptive technologies, cybersecurity, workplace, infrastructure, business, and technology services.

“The company predicted that 2020 will finally see all the hype words of the past decade come together to create completely connected environments that are capable of running themselves autonomously to build more intelligent cities, workplaces and businesses – and on a secure basis,” NTT said in a statement.

“Data, AI and secure by design will be at the heart of this movement, empowering devices to talk to one another and act on that information without human intervention,” it added.

Moreover, NTT sees smart cities and IoT becoming the norm as they improve productivity, growth and innovation across entire regions.

NTT Ltd. is a newly formed company bringing together 40,000 people from across 31 brands – including NTT Communications, Dimension Data and NTT Security – to serve 10,000 clients from around the world.

Using the insights gathered from its global client base, NTT is able to better understand the future and shape the most effective intelligent technology solutions for its customers.

“Next year, we’ll see complete end-to-end computing come to the fore, bringing to life fully intelligent environments that are completely connected and will have a big impact on the world we live in,” said NTT Chief Technology Officer Ettienne Reinecke.