Digital transformation may sound like a buzz word, but speakers at the tenth annual MESA Africa conference said that companies should not delay starting their digital journey if they want to stay relevant in their industries.
Addressing the theme “Smart manufacturing and the digital enterprise”, Pieter Theron of PWC said that a recent survey showed that just 10% of global manufacturing companies are “digital champions”, while almost two-thirds have barely or not yet begun on the digital journey. “Just 10% of the manufacturing companies we surveyed can be categorised as digital champions, with an established digital product and service offering and multichannel interaction in their customer solutions ecosystem. They have also integrated and aligned their operations, technology, and people ecosystems with their customer solutions ecosystem”, he said.
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