Accelerate the Digital Agenda for restart post COVID-19

Greg Unsworth Digital Business and Risk Assurance Leader, PwC Singapore September, 2020

COVID-19 has significantly disrupted working practices, making it imperative for businesses to adapt and act fast - pivoting operations and processes, in order to manage through the pandemic and build resilience for the years ahead. The erstwhile ‘good to have’ digital capabilities are now a ‘must have’.

Many industries are being rapidly transformed - some permanently, resulting in unprecedented challenges in adapting to the new business environment. Organisations need to redefine strategies, undertake organisational change and workforce upskilling at scale, and manage increased digital, data and cybersecurity risks.

Against this backdrop, businesses may need a new and accelerated digital transformation strategy, with a focus on:

  1. Embracing fast moving technology trends, or risk losing out to competitors
  2. Re-assessing the organisation’s digital priorities to support new business models
  3. Adopting new working practices to boost the new digital transformation strategy
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