September 2017: Countries in Asia Pacific (APAC), with favourable demographics and ICT investments, “…have laid the foundation for the region to become a global leader in the digital economy,” according to the report titled “Reimagining the Digital Era” – Digital transformation agendas & initiatives within the Asia Pacific economies.


The report – published by ASOCIO* in partnership with WITSA**,

and authored by ValueNotes – addresses three broad objectives:

1. Overview of the Information and Communication Technology (ICT)

 industry in 12 countries in Asia Pacific

2. An assessment of the performance and plans with respect to digitalisation

in these economies, and some of the critical challenges in the region regarding

areas such as digital infrastructure, digital security, human resource

3. The research paper concludes with a set of policy-level objectives

and associated action steps that could be considered as the foundation

towards developing a comprehensive digital agenda for the region

The report, which plays an important role to initiate the realisation of the digital economy

in the APAC region, shares the digital transformation plans and key initiative strategies of these countries.


* The Asian-Oceanian Computing Industry Organization (ASOCIO) is an ICT federation organized by ICT associations representing from 24 economies throughout Asia Pacific

** The World Information Technology & Services Alliance (WITSA) is a global consortium of leading ICT industry association members from over 80 countries/economies

*** The 12 countries covered in this report: Australia, Bangladesh, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam

To download a copy of the report, please follow this link

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