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The march of digital velocitors

Where the onslaught of automation is stealing jobs from traditional high-growth sectors, 'velocitors' or young companies with the ability to break away from the pack will spur entrepreneurship

Ganesh Natarajan
The march of digital velocitors
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Industry 4.0 is evolving with manufacturing and logistics firms embracing the opportunity for cyber-physical transformation, design thinking is enabling large firms to shape the creation of new holistic ecosystems for customers and supply and demand chain partners with firms, and digital technologies and platforms are touching and transforming every touch point with every stakeholder of a business enterprise. The digital economy, too, is coming of age with the government’s determination to connect all the 250,000 gram panchayats and set up common service centres and smart cities to capitalise on the power of connectivity holding out the promise of a Digital India where no citizen will be left behind. The “India Stack” could well lay claim to being the Time “Personality of the Year” if such an award were to be given in India and the speed of adoption of digital interactions in the country augurs well for a transformed nation in the not-so-distant future.
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First Published: Dec 19 2017 | 10:39 PM IST

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