Mastering Digital Transformation, Towards a Smarter Society, Economy, City and Nation
Nagy K. Hanna, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
The information and communication technology revolution offers the promise of transforming economies and societies, and the risks of missing on a powerful techno-economic revolution and wasting scarce resources without much developmental impact. Some countries have mastered the process of digital transformation, and continue to realize substantial economic benefits. Others made substantial investments in the ICT infrastructure, with marginal impact. What makes for these differences among countries?
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Aims and Acknowledgements
ISBN Electronic: 9781785604645
Publication Date: 06 January 2016
Format print: Paperback
Format Electronic: ePub
Page count: 300
Dimensions: 152 x 229
About the Author
Dr. Nagy K. Hanna is author, educator, public speaker, and global expert on digital transformation and innovation strategies. Advisor to governments, ICT multinationals, and major consulting firms on cutting-edge ICT policies and strategies. He has 40 years experience advising countries and aid agencies on digital economy, e-transformation policies and strategies, e-government, e-leadership institutions, knowledge services industry, public sector reform and governance, and innovation-driven development strategies. He is a board member and senior fellow of several think tanks, and on the editorial boards of several journals. Served on several UN expert groups and commissions. Taught and led research at several universities; currently visiting professor at Wits University. Published over 100 papers and book chapters, and authored 22 books. Founded and chaired World Bank's global community of practice on digital transformation. Held diverse positions at the World Bank, in operations, finance, policy and strategy. Led development policy dialogue in over 50 countries.
Nagy Hanna's book captures a broad landscape of potential benefit from the introduction and application of Information and Communication Technologies in many settings. Achieving the positive benefits of these technologies is a challenge. Software may be the ultimate tool for adaptation but it also creates the potential for fragility. Avoiding these hazards while reaping the benefits Hanna so well describes will be our challenge in this 21st Century.