Here are my predictions in no particular order…
This is a slight repetition from previous years but with 2017 breaches at Equifax and Cloudflare more and more companies are finding CyberSecurity harder to ignore. In fact, annual training/re-training is very common for employees & contractors.
Made popular by the crypto-currency Bitcoin, organizations are looking at Blockchain. Not only is it secure, but it also provides a decentralized mechanism to store data. Even though centralized data centres typically have mirror sites, many organizations would suffer greatly if the primary and backup sites were compromised.
I realize Data is a fairly generic topic, but there is so much Data out there. Skills relating to Data Science, Data Analysis, and Big Data are sure to be in demand. In fact, Data Science is even offered as a post-graduate degree.