99 Mind-Blowing Ways The Digital Economy Is Changing The Future Of Business

Vivek Bapat

Paying with smartphone in restaurant --- Image by © Tomas Rodriguez/Corbis The digital economy is steadily revolutionizing every aspect of our lives. We all sense it – how we live, play, and work will never be the same again. In the past, enterprise software used to be about making existing work more efficient. Now, the opportunity for software is to transform and reimagine how we do everything. However, do we truly understand the impact of this new world order?

With this very question mulling in the recesses of their minds, my friends at SAP pulled together a comprehensive report on the trends, opportunities, and predictions about the future of business in the digital economy. Here is a small snapshot of their observations.

1. The nature of work and employee expectations are evolving

2. Gen Z will further change the future of work by the end of this decade

3. The Internet of Things (IoT) is one of the most valuable and influential advancements

4. Businesses are no longer the sole creator of a brand – it is co-created by consumers

5. Access to technology will change the competitive landscape

No matter your industry, position, generation, or location, you have the ability to influence how the digital economy impacts your corner of the world. Find out how you can drive transformational change. Check out the SlideShare “99 Facts on The Future of Business in the Digital Economy” below.


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About Vivek Bapat

Vivek Bapat is the Senior Vice President, Global Head of Marketing Strategy and Thought Leadership, at SAP. He leads SAP's Global Marketing Strategy, Messaging, Positioning and related Thought Leadership initiatives.