Monday, September 11, 2017

How Can The Exponential Growth In Internet Connectivity And Digital Technology’s Potential Benefit Humanity?

The Digital Transformation Initiative offers unique insights into the impact of digital technologies on business and wider society over the next decade. Research supports collaboration between the public and private sectors focused on ensuring that digitalization unlocks new levels of prosperity for both industry and society.

The exponential growth in digitization and internet connectivity is the backbone of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. It has the potential to propel societies forward, enable innovative business models and help governments address legitimate policy concerns.

Digitization is transforming business models, the policy landscape and social norms. The aim of the World Economic Forum’s System Initiative on Shaping the Future of Digital Economy and Society is to cultivate a shared, trusted digital environment that is a driver of inclusion, economic development and social progress. 

The System Initiative aims to create networks that enable and encourage action to promote the long-term health and stability of digitally enabled economies and societies through: understanding the shift through leading-edge intelligence; collectively solving new issues via improved governance and policy-making in a digitized society; and partnering to rapidly scale successes by cultivating an online environment of trust and increasing access and adoption

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