Coding Blocks

This episode we are talking about the future of tech with the Gartner Top Strategic Technology Trends 2024. Also, Allen is looking into the crystal ball, Joe is getting lo, and Outlaw is getting into curling.

The full show notes for this episode are available at


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Gartner Top Strategic Technology Trends 2024

No surprise, AI is a big topic - it looks like Gartner is suggesting the technologies and processes companies must follow to be successful using and incorporating AI
In this overview, Gartner has grouped these technologies into three different sections

  1. Protect Your Investment
  2. Rise of the Builders
  3. Deliver the Value

Protect Your Investment

  • Be deliberate
  • Ensure that you've secured appropriate rights for deploying AI driven solutions

AI Trism - AI Trust, Risk and Security Management

  • AI model governance
    • Trustworthiness
    • Fairness
    • Reliability
    • Robustness
    • Transparency
    • Data protection
  • Gartner Prediction - By 2026, companies that incorporate AI Trism controls will improve decision-making by reducing faulty and invalid information by 80%

Why is AI Trism Trending?

  • Largely, those who have AI Trism controls in place move more to production, achieve more value, and have higher precision in their modeling
  • Enhance bias control decisions
  • Model explainability

How to get started with AI Trism?

  • Set up a task force to manage the efforts
  • Work across the organization to share tools and best practices
  • Define acceptable use policies and set up a system to review and approve access to AI models

Continuous Threat Exposure Management - CTEM

  • Systemic approach to continuously adjust cybersecurity priorities
  • Gartner prediction - By 2026, companies invested in CTEM will reduce security breaches by 2/3 (
  • Aligns exposure assessment with specific projects or critical threat vectors (
  • Both patchable and unpatchable exposures will be addressed
  • Business can test the effectiveness of their security controls against the attacker's view
    • "Expected outcomes from tactical and technical response
      are shifted to evidence-based security optimizations supported
      by improved cross-team mobilization."

How to get started?

  • Integrate CTEM with risk awareness and management programs
  • Improve the prioritization of finding vulnerabilities through validation techniques
  • Embrace cybersecurity validation technologies (
    • "security validation is a process or a technology that validates assumptions made about the actual security posture of a given environment, structure, or infrastructure"
    • Sustainable Technology Framework
    • Solutions for enabling social, environmental and governance outcomes for long term ecological balance and human rights
    • Gartner prediction - by 2027, 25% of CIO's will have compensation that's linked to their sustainable technology impact
    • Why trending?
    • Environmental technologies help deal with risks in the natural world
    • Social technologies help with human rights
    • Governance technologies strengthen business conduct
    • Sustainable technologies provide insights for improving overall performance
    • How to get started?
    • Select technologies that help drive sustainability
    • Have an ethics board involved when developing the roadmap (
    • Use the Gartner "Hype Cycle for Sustainability 2023" - helps identify well-established vs leading-edge technologies for enterprise sustainability (

Resources We Like

  • "Where Online Returns Really End Up And What Amazon Is Doing About It" (YouTube)

Tip of the Week

  • Lofi Girl is a youtube channel that plays lo-fi hip hop beats, with a relaxing minimalistic animations. The people behind Lo-Fi Girl also released a new channel featuring a Synthwave (80's influenced mid-tempo electro music) Boy. Same type thing, but Synthwave music. (
  • If you are interested in streaming technologies and/or Apache Pinot then you should check out the Real-Time Analytics podcast by Tim Berglund (
  • Are you having runtime issues with your Docker container? Why not run it, and poke around? (

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