Gartner’s 2022 New Technology Hype Cycle

Each year, Gartner publishes its Hype Cycle of new technologies and invites CIOs and analysts to play a little game: find out in this 2022 list which technologies will survive the media hype that accompanies the hopes (or fantasies) they express?

In the 2022 release, Gartner placed 25 new technologies on its Hype Cycle curve among 2,000 identified new technologies. Technologies are grouped into three groups, or rather, three key trends for the coming years: immersive experience, AI-assisted automation, and supply chain optimization.

Recall that according to Gartner, any technological innovation follows the same adoption curve, marked by 5 successive phases: technological breakthrough (innovation trigger), peak of excitement (the peak of high expectations, where the expectations and fantasies carried by the media wave merge), the disappointment phase (Trough of Disillusionation, when the media lose interest in the subject after the first implementation failures and the immaturity of the first decisions), the phase of enlightened development (the slope of enlightenment that accompanies the first the success of the first followers) and, finally, the phase of acceptance (productivity plateau) by everyone.

Thus, the curve reflects a certain level of maturity of the new technology. Of course, all these technologies do not move at the same speed within this curve. In addition, some technologies sometimes skip stages or cease to be abandoned even before the fourth or fifth stage.

Each year, the Hype Cycle for Emerging Tech publication provides up-to-date information on the evolution of new or previously promising technologies. Gartner is taking the opportunity to highlight trends.

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What does the 2022 edition tell us? First of all, the curves don’t look the same from year to year, partly because they haven’t been featured in the media, partly because Gartner likes to update the technology they use, knowing that it takes most people several years to move from one phase to the next. next.

Exit from the 2022 curve, hence certain strong trends in 2021 : Generative AI, Multiplayer Experience, Composable Apps/Composable Networks,…

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2022 Gartner Technology Hype Cycle

Technology, according to Gartner, is driven by three trends:

Immersive experience : they are obviously related to the metaverses, digital people (interactive representations, animated AI) and digital twins (now extended to consumers of virtual representations of people, for example, to better model and predict behavior), but not only. Decentralized identities (DCI) based on Blockchain technologies, NFTs, Web3, Superapps, and even internal talent markets are all new trends that are registering and enriching the user experience, making it more exciting.

AI-accelerated automation : AI is finding more and more uses in business processes and is now enabling more sophisticated automation and applying automation to processes that were previously considered “too human” to be automated. Various technologies are part of this trend: autonomous systems, AI design (generative design AI that allows content generation), machine learning code generation (simplifies the work of developers through automatic code generation and promises to revolutionize Low Code tools). , or conventional AI (Casual AI), able to understand causal relationships and therefore go beyond predictive models.

Optimized Services for Technologists or “Optimized Technologist Delivery” : Behind this vague concept lies all these technologies that make it easier to create and deliver more sustainable products and services. Gartner believes that success cannot be bought, it is built. But with the right platforms that simplify and illuminate the creators’ vision, new services can be accelerated and business operations more sustainable. Extended Finops, Cloud Data Ecosystems, Data Observation Capability, Industry Cloud Platforms, OpenTelemetry, Influence Engineering, AI-Driven Innovation, Cybersecurity Mesh Architecture are all emerging trends that fall into this category and need to be monitored in the coming years.

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