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Unlocking Asia Pacific’s Digital Potential

Digital technologies are transforming economies in Asia Pacific. Home to over half of the world’s internet users, it has been predicted that by as early as 2021, 60 percent of the Asia Pacific region’s GDP will be derived from digital products or services, with technologies adding 0.8 percent annually to GDP. This contribution is likely to increase in the current context of the COVID-19 pandemic, in which social distancing measures by governments to contain the outbreak have accelerated the digitization journeys for industries and individuals, with recent global surveys indicating that within the first two months of the crisis, consumer and business digital adoption progressed at a rate typically seen over five years.

 

However, capturing the potential of digital technologies and ensuring that everyone benefits from this will require a massive step-change in digital skill training.

 

This significant research, prepared by AlphaBeta and commissioned by Amazon Web Services aims to support policymakers, educational institutions, and business leaders in making this digital reskilling revolution.

 

Download and read on to get some powerful insights.

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