With enterprises putting digital at the core of their transformation, our annual Data Science & AI Trends Report explores the key strategic shifts enterprises will make to stay intelligent and agile going into 2019. The year was marked by a series of technological advances, including advances in AI, deep learning, machine learning, hybrid cloud architecture, edge computing (with data moving away to edge data centres), robotic process automation, a spurt of virtual assistants, advancements in autonomous tech and IoT.

With data championing technological innovation, analytics and AI has proven to be a competitive advantage for businesses across functions, such as sales, marketing, finance, customer service and IT.

Today, Data Science and AI have seeped into many business functions and we are seeing increased collaborations between leading companies and Data Science Service Providers, specialising in providing tailored solutions.  Another key takeaway is how companies are planning to increase their IT budgets on analytics and data science.