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Our Shared Digital Future: Building an Inclusive, Trustworthy and Sustainable Digital Society

“Our Shared Digital Future” is a publication shaped by leaders from business, government, academia and civil society who collectively acknowledge the need for shared goals and coordinated action to shape an inclusive, sustainable, digital future. Facilitated by the World Economy Forum’s System Initiative on Digital Economy and Society, the paper reviews current status, offers an …
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The Digital Enterprise: Moving from Experimentation to Transformation

While enormous resources are being spent on digital transformation programs by the private sector, the results are underwhelming. According to estimates, this year over $1.2 trillion will be spent by companies worldwide on their digital transformation efforts and yet analysis suggests that only 1% of these efforts will actually achieve or exceed their expectations. “The …
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Maximizing the Return on Digital Investments

The World Economic Forum has recently published the “Maximizing the Return on Digital Investments” paper, in collaboration with Accenture (Digital Transformation Initiative). Digital technologies offer new ways for companies to grow and be more productive. However, it is not completely clear how investments in new technologies impact productivity. This paper addresses that issue by analysing …
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The Digital Economy, Multinational Enterprises and International Investment Policy

The digital economy has had a profound impact on the global business landscape. It has given rise to new firms and industries, transformed business models in traditional industries, and, as a key factor underpinning global value chains (GVCs), reshaped the organisation of the global economy. This is generating new challenges and opportunities for the international …
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Digital Identity: On the Threshold of a Digital Identity Revolution

The World Economic Forum has just published the “Digital Identity: On the Threshold of a Digital Identity Revolution” paper. This paper explores current digital identity systems and the trends that will have a significant impact in the future. It examines how identity and authentication mechanisms for humans, devices/things, and legal entities can share common definitions …
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OECD Digital Economy Outlook 2017

The biennial OECD Digital Economy Outlook examines and documents evolutions and emerging opportunities and challenges in the digital economy. It highlights how OECD countries and partner economies are taking advantage of information and communication technologies (ICTs) and the Internet to meet their public policy objectives. Through comparative evidence, it informs policy makers of regulatory practices …
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What to do when machines do everything: how to get ahead in a world of AI, algorithms, bots, and big data by Malcolm Frank

Overview: What To Do When Machines Do Everything is a guidebook to succeeding in the next generation of the digital economy. When systems running on Artificial Intelligence can drive our cars, diagnose medical patients, and manage our finances more effectively than humans it raises profound questions on the future of work and how companies compete. …
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Digital Economy & Society Index 2015

The EC has just published “The Digital Economy & Society Index 2015” (DESI). DESI is a composite index that summarizes relevant indicators on Europe’s digital performance and tracks the evolution of EU member states in digital competitiveness. It includes five main dimensions: Connectivity, Human Capital, Use of Internet, Integration of Digital Technology and Digital Public …
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