These event proceedings were presented at the IDC Directions conferences in Santa Clara and Boston in March 2019.
As AI workload demands and applications are better understood, companies will look to extend AI to non-IT industry segments specifically for inference. Being more agile and responsive to business change and addressing evolving customer requirements have been important in driving the digital transformation in IT and will be critical to the operational technology (OT) market. Speeds, feeds, and brute compute are no longer the winning formula for AI. IDC expects the more fragmented but larger OT market will become a key growth area for technology suppliers over the next decade as systems connect, compute, sense, and become more intelligent, empowering a sea of endpoint devices and data-rich OT systems.
Cognitive/artificial intelligence, Consumer device semiconductor, Drones, Internet of things, Service robotics, Slate tablet, Traditional desktop, Traditional notebook, Video surveillance, Wearables, Wireless and wired communications semiconductor