Time to talk about “Technology Sustainable Development”…an interest for academic research
Infinite progress put our companies and societies in the midst of significant challenges
Throughout my career I experienced how the digital revolution facilitate the daily life of companies and people. I developed an increasing awareness of the deep changes that new technologies will introduce to our lives and to traditional business models, organisations and management in the upcoming decades.
That said, this unavoidable and likely infinite progress put our companies and societies in the midst of significant challenges and exposes them not only to infinite opportunities but also to huge threats :
How can we improve our companies’ agility in a way they can adapt easily and with reasonable ROI to innovations?
How can we improve our companies’ agility in a way they can adapt easily and with reasonable ROI to innovations? Today, many companies and organisations are wary of the unbridled pace of digital innovation, which limits their investments in technologies.
Uber, Facebook, Amazon, Airbnb, etc. these “asset light companies” brought a new economic model that makes the world’s largest Taxi company owns no vehicles, makes the world’s largest media content database, creates no content, makes the world’s largest rental company owns no apartments and makes the world’s largest retailer, owns no stores. Is there a limit to such models? and how can we help traditional companies “real asset companies” not to destroy jobs and to address a new challenging market with new kind of competitors?
The digital transformation seems to be inevitable for most companies and organisations whatever its activity field is. Which guidelines for this transformation? How to predict the different impacts on each level of the value chain? And how to adapt companies’ operations, organisations and management to such transformation?
How to protect people and governments data from malicious usage and how to protect people opinions from fake data (not only fake news, but fake data as a whole) ?
Today, many challenges are most of the time, answered by restrictive laws from governments, regulators and organisations or by taking wrong choices within companies in addition of facing change resistance mainly and strongly expressed by work unions through endless strikes.
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