It’s new year’s resolution time. While that might bring to mind less-than-successful attempts to work out more or lose weight, resolutions in technology are essential for companies looking to navigate the uncertainties of 2023. Last year’s excitement around nonfungible tokens (NFTs), crypto, and the metaverse is likely to give way to a more sober 2023, with geopolitical and economic uncertainties injecting more caution into the next phase of tech’s evolution.
While looking ahead is always a tricky business, a group of McKinsey Technology leaders have taken a look at what 2023 might hold and offer a few new year’s tech resolutions to consider.
A shorter version of this commentary originally appeared in “Where Is Tech Going in 2023?” in Harvard Business Review, January 6, 2023.
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Focus on the combinatorial trends
Prep the board for tipping-point technologies
Free the engineers you already have
Get ready for decentralized innovation
Make the most of your security opportunity
Get your head in the cloud
Measure your ‘dark matter’ to pay your tech debt
Do what it takes to keep your best tech talent
Do your data due diligence
CIO mandate: Make 2023 the year of automation
Be accessible and inclusive to tap new growth