May 24th @ 10:30 am ET

The IEEE Computer Society (IEEE CS) has unveiled its annual Technology Predictions, addressing the long-lasting influence of the pandemic on tech advancements, as well as introducing new fundamentals and anticipated trends shaping the industry for 2022 and beyond. No one can say with 100% certainty what path the future of tech will take, but IEEE CS experts in the field offer useful insights and predictions into some of the most influential possibilities. Highlights include: The top three tech trends that are anticipated to dominate in 2022 are datacentric AI, remote medicine, and health, safety, and wearable biomedical technologies; Converging technologies increasingly play crucial roles in disruption and are becoming essential for our survival; Predicting technologies helps address pandemic impacts and concerns; it goes well beyond hypothetical exercise. The 2022 Technology Predictions provides a deep dive into each prediction with analysis of specific problems and current demands; the opportunities for the technology; the impact the technology will have on the public, products, services, and related technologies; and the sustainable solutions and business opportunities that it could potentially inhibit and/or enable.

Tom CoughlinTom Coughlin, President, Coughlin Associates is a digital storage analyst and business and technology consultant. He has over 42 years in the data storage industry with engineering and management positions at several companies. Coughlin Associates consults, publishes books and market and technology reports (including The Media and Entertainment Storage Report), and puts on digital storage-oriented events. He is a regular storage and memory contributor for and M&E organization websites. He is an IEEE Fellow, President of IEEE-USA, candidate for IEEE President-elect in 2021, and is active with SNIA and SMPTE.

Cecilia MetraProf. Cecilia Metra is a full professor at the University of Bologna, Italy, where she has worked since 1991, and from which she received a PhD in electronic engineering and computer science. In 2002, she was visiting faculty consultant for Intel Corporation. Metra has been a member of the IEEE Computer Society (CS) Board of Governors since 2013, and of the IEEE Council on Electronic Design Automation Board of Governors since 2015. She was 2017 vice president of CS Member and Geographic Activities, and served as CS Secretary in 2015 and Vice President for Technical and Conference Activities in 2014. Metra was editor in chief of Computing Now and associate editor in chief of IEEE Transactions on Computers. She is on the IEEE The Institute Advisory Board as well as on editorial boards of several journals, including IEEE Design&Test, Journal of Electronic Testing, and Design Automation for Embedded Systems. She served as first vice chair of the Test Technology Technical Council (TTTC), chair of the TTTC Educational Program, and chair of the TTTC Communication Group. She contributed to numerous IEEE international conferences/ symposia/workshops as general/program chair/co-chair (14 times), vice-general/program chair/co-chair (6 times), topic/track chair (34 times), and technical program committee member (91 times). Metra has published extensively (185+ papers) on design for test and reliability of integrated circuits and systems. Her research has received public and private funding (from companies such as Intel Corporation, STMicroelectronics, etc.) at national and international levels. Her involvement with industry was also recognized by a joint patent with Philips Research. She has received two Meritorious Service Awards and five Certificates of Appreciation from the IEEE CS. Metra is an IEEE Fellow, IEEE CS Golden Core Member, and a member of the IEEE Honor Society IEEE-HKN.

Dejan MilojicicDejan Milojicic is a distinguished technologist at Hewlett Packard Labs  [1998-]. He received his PhD from the University of Kaiserslautern (1993); and MSc/BSc from Belgrade University (1983/86). Dejan has over 200 papers, 2 books and 61 patents. Dejan is an IEEE Fellow (2010) and ACM Distinguished Engineer (2008).

Roberto SaraccoRoberto Saracco fell in love with technology and its implications a long time ago. Roberto has led the EIT Digital Italian Node and head of the Industrial Doctoral School of EIT Digital. He is an independent consultant, senior IEEE member, co-chair of the IEEE Digital Reality Initiative, chair of the IEEE New Initiatives Committee, and past chair of the IEEE Future Directions Committee Industry Advisory Board.