01/27/2015

Achieving inclusive growth in the digital age

Dennis Nally Jan15Author: Dennis Nally, Chairman, PwC International Ltd.

All around us, we can see how digital technologies are transforming the economies in which we live, the cities we inhabit, the way we learn, and the lives we lead. Experience shows that growth and change in the digital age are faster and more pervasive than ever before, affecting more people at greater speed than was possible with previous generations of technology.

However, as the global economic recovery continues, a concern has begun to emerge in countries across the world. It's that while growth -- supported by digital technologies -- has returned, many people feel the resulting benefits are passing them by, and failing to directly affect them and their families. The underlying risk is that exclusion from digital advances may extend into exclusion from social and economic opportunities, leaving millions of people effectively locked out of the next phase of global growth and development.

In my view, ensuring that growth in the digital age benefits populations across the world is one of the biggest issues facing mankind today. It's also a challenge that I believe global business and governments have a responsibility to address. Success will demand sustained effort from many parties worldwide, and while we at PwC don't pretend to have all the answers, we're determined to play our part. And our shared goal should be to create a world where everyone has the opportunity to benefit from the digital age on more equal terms.

Read more in the full article, Achieving Inclusive Growth in the Digital Age: A Global Imperative, published in the Huffington Post.


And see how CEOs are creating new value in new ways through digital transformation in PwC's 18th Annual Global CEO Survey.
 


Dennis Nally leads the global network of PwC firms. He has extensive experience serving large multinational clients in a variety of industries, principally focusing on technology and life sciences. Dennis is also a frequent speaker and guest lecturer on issues affecting the professional services profession and the global capital markets. Read Dennis Nally's full biography.

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