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60 Countries' Digital Competitiveness, Indexed


It is barely 20 years since Sergey Brin and Larry Page registered the domain name, and only 10 years since Steve Jobs walked onto a stage in San Francisco and introduced the iPhone. Yet in this short period, digital technologies have upended our world. We introduced the Digital Evolution Index in HBR in 2015 to trace the emergence of a "digital planet," how physical interactions -- in communications, social and political exchange, commerce, media and entertainment -- are being displaced by digitally mediated ones. We identified many hotspots around the world where these changes are happening rapidly and other spots where momentum has slowed. Two years on, depending on where we live, we continue to move at different speeds toward the digital planet.

Predicting The Future Of Digital Manufacturing, 2018

Forbes - Tech

Capgemini's study, Digital Engineering: The new growth engine for discrete manufacturers explores how digital technologies are reshaping the manufacturing landscape. The research goals of this study include examining how manufacturers are balancing the two priorities of using digital technologies to get legacy products to market quicker while investing in new smart products to enable them to drive revenues from services. The study is available for download here (PDF, 40 pp., no opt-in). Capgemini interviewed 1,000 senior executives from global manufacturing organizations across nine countries. Segments included automotive and transportation, aerospace and defense, industrial manufacturing, industrial and agricultural equipment, high-tech, and medical devices.

Building a Digital DNA


Digital transformation is no longer "good to have," but also "crucial for survival." Enterprises that embrace this change open up a host of opportunities for themselves. On the other hand, those that resist digital transformation often risk losing their customers. While 87% of organizations are aware that digital will disrupt their industry, only about half of these companies are prepared for potential digital transformation. How do enterprises make the shift to a digital way of working?

Digital Transformation Decoded: The CEO's Playbook


We are in a period of massive and irreversible disruption. Businesses in every industry are undergoing change at unprecedented speed. For companies that fall behind on digital transformation, playing catch up will feel something like running after a moving train. Until recently, all things tech-related fell on the CIO's shoulders. Creating a strong digital strategy has become a top item on the CEO's agenda.