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Here are the building blocks of a good digital strategy

By David Wolfe      

Canada’s challenge is that businesses have been slow to recognize the extent of the digital transformation, invest in software, and adopt new technologies.

Policy initiatives introduced by Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains, pictured right at a 2017 press conference, and his government colleagues have prompted a much-needed update to Canadian innovation strategy, but they are not focused directly on the digital economy and the challenges it poses, says Prof. David Wolfe. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

Canada’s future competitiveness and growth prospects are inextricably linked to our ability to seize the opportunities created by the rapidly evolving digital economy. Evolving digital technologies create an opportunity for new products, technologies, services, business processes, societal tools, and organizations to generate new wealth, but they also challenge the existing system of production and our way of interacting with the world around us. The digital revolution involves more than just a set of industries; it has the potential to transform virtually every sector of the economy.

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