Dell Technologies Unveils Technological Visions for 2024 in the APJ Region
Recently, Dell Technologies organized the online Visions 2024 workshop in the APJ region, led by Mr. John Roese, Global Chief Technology Officer of Dell, and Mr. Peter Marrs, President of Dell in the Asia-Pacific and Japan region. The event highlighted the prominent trends that will shape the technology industry in 2024 and beyond, outlining how Dell is collaborating with businesses to align with these trends and capitalize on innovative opportunities in the region.
Mr. John Roese, Global Chief Technology Officer, shared, “AI is at the core of everything, and the edge cloud is the solution for operationalizing AI. Zero Trust is the solution that businesses will need to ensure the security of AI, and quantum computing will become an enhancement tool for the long-term performance and efficiency of AI to scale globally. To ensure a coherent vision and action for long-term success, businesses need to proactively think about AI but not deploy it independently on various architectures.”
AI Takes Center Stage, More Practical Than Ever
Mr. Roese emphasized that responses from GenAI would shift from theory to practicality. In addition, training infrastructure and costs would transition from theoretical to operational inference with more responsibility in leadership. Therefore, businesses will increasingly focus on top-down investment strategies and select a few GenAI projects that can bring true transformative capabilities, rather than experimenting with multiple projects simultaneously.
Mr. Roese continued, “While GenAI brings many innovative ideas that can transform businesses and the world, currently, we do not have many large-scale, practical GenAI activities. Moving into 2024, we will witness a wave of first-tier enterprise GenAI projects mature enough to identify crucial aspects of GenAI that we do not fully understand in the early stages.”
Thanks to shared openness with technology, a persistent spirit of experimentation, and leadership support in applying AI, the APJ region has witnessed rapid growth and expansion of AI deployment opportunities. Mr. Marrs emphasized that with such leadership in innovation, the APJ region has a solid position with significant potential to deploy and apply AI in many use cases, bringing substantial impacts.
However, acknowledging the potential challenges that the APJ region faces, such as biases and cultural differences when deploying AI, Mr. Peter Marrs, President of the Asia-Pacific and Japan region, shared: “Through collaboration and guiding customers toward the data era, we also need to support customers in avoiding the ‘disadvantages of early adopters.’ Regardless of their stage in the journey, Dell is always a leading strategic partner to help them navigate complex ecosystems.”
In the future, Mr. Roese noted that quantum computing could address significant computational resource challenges needed for GenAI and most large-scale AI applications. He believed that quantum computing would be a significant leap for AI systems. The modern AI computing platform would become a hybrid quantum system where AI applications are distributed across a set of diverse computing architectures, including quantum processors.
Expansion of the Modern Edge and Multicloud Continues to Hold Strong
Mr. Roese shared that enterprises would realize there are two approaches to building a modern edge: the prevalence of mono-edge (a simple edge computing model) or a multicloud edge platform. Adopting new technology to apply the “edge platform” is a method of development as the modern edge becomes an extension of multicloud infrastructure.
As data continues to be the focus in the future, extracting value from that data plays a crucial role in unlocking business transformation opportunities. Mr. Marrs shared that although multicloud has become more common in the APJ region, businesses still need to formulate calculated strategies to bring agility and innovative innovation to business.
Zero Trust Technology Strengthens Further
With the widespread use of AI and increasing data, as well as information moving to the edge, Mr. Marrs emphasized that managing data is increasingly important to ensure the digital future of the APJ and the growing threats to the large attack surface further emphasize the importance of developing genuine Zero Trust architectures and mandatory requirements in deploying this technology.
Mr. Roese continued, “We have talked a lot about Zero Trust and its importance in strengthening global network security in 2023. Moving into 2024, Zero Trust technology will shift from a common catchphrase to a genuine technology, real standards, and even certifications to clarify the true purpose of Zero Trust.”
Mr. Roese also noted that Dell’s Fort Zero project would be available in the market in 2024. This is considered the first full-fledged commercial Zero Trust private cloud system in the industry, paving the way for the application of Zero Trust in various fields.
Together, Creating a Data-Driven Future
With rapid transformation and increasing digital maturity, the APJ region is at a mature stage to develop these new technologies. In the coming year, Mr. Marrs emphasized that an ecosystem approach would allow the technology sector to gather the best methods for deployment and leverage technology in the best way to have a greater impact on businesses and communities in the APJ region and beyond.
Mr. Marrs concluded the workshop with the statement: “These fantastic improvements and developments can become a reality through collaboration and a strong ecosystem. GenAI is a typical example that shows us the need to collaborate together to achieve greater results. This is also why we need to aim for building uniformity in the digital realm. We can only achieve this by working together to realize digital ideas. Dell is a leading unit in integrating these technologies and growth opportunities by combining expertise, solutions, and partners to help businesses build a data-driven future.”