So much of the economy has gone digital. We buy, invoice, pay taxes, market, and serve customers digitally.
Yet parts of the economy remain digital-averse. According to the 2018 Digital Transformation Index, nearly a quarter of companies say they have a below average relationship with technology. Sixty percent don’t have a plan for digital transformation.
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Japan, still suffering the consequences of its ‘Lost Decade’ of economic stagnation, is eyeing a transformation more radical than any the industrialized world has ever seen.
Boldly identified as “Society 5.0” Japan describes its initiative as a purposeful effort to create a new social contract and economic model by fully incorporating the technological innovations of the fourth industrial revolution. It envisions embedding these innovations into every corner of its ageing society. Underpinning this effort is a mandate for sustainability, bound tightly to the new United Nations global goals, the SDG’s. Japan wants to create, in its own words, a ‘super-smart’ society, and one that will serve as a roadmap for the rest of the world.
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