Looking back just five years ago in your IT org or work, what’s one tech development you would’ve found difficult to believe, but is now part of your daily routine?

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Chief Technology Officer in Software, 11 - 50 employees
The rapid pace under which AI has slid into the market. Was not as subtle and paced as i thought it would be.  This in turn then being how many AI tools i use daily now to help me efficiently do what I do.
Director in Manufacturing, 1,001 - 5,000 employees
Definitely AI. I don’t think any other development has really changed dramatically. AI while under development for decades has suddenly taken the top of mind position
Chief Technology Officer in Healthcare and Biotech, 10,001+ employees
It has to be acceptance and more widespread promotion of home-working technologies. If there is one good thing to come from the Covid Pandemic, this is the acceleration of home working tools which in turn has allowed me to build a team across the country and attract the best human talent outside of my usual catchment area. Microsoft Teams has proliferated at an incredible pace to all desktops and mobile users.
VP of IT in Manufacturing, 1,001 - 5,000 employees
Remote or off site working in Manufacturing sector.
CTO in Healthcare and Biotech, 11 - 50 employees
It would be AI. Just yesterday I use it for code review, when just a few months ago I’ve would done it myself.
Chief Information Technology Officer in IT Services, 201 - 500 employees
Well, remote work and virtual conference meetings with teams or any tools have become an integral part of our lives, and they are widely accepted. thanks to the pandemic!
VP & Distinguished Fellow, Software Engineering and External Collaborations in Healthcare and Biotech, 10,001+ employees
I'd go with the rapid growth in data science capabilities and technologies. The other one is that 100% of all meetings are virtual these days. 5 years ago some meetings used video conferencing. Today all meetings do. 
CIO / Managing Partner in Manufacturing, 2 - 10 employees
I think remote work has to the biggest unexpected change in the last 5 years.

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