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Economist Corporate Network Summary Paper: Digital Asia – Asia’s digitally transforming economies

New applications of digital technology have been sweeping economies, industries, and markets across the globe. The accompanying multitude of novel opportunities and challenges for companies are the stuff of daily business headlines. To better understand what these digital transformations mean for enterprises in Asia, Equinix sponsored an executive forum organized by The Economist Corporate Network, “Digital Asia: Asia’s digitally transforming economies”. This paper summarizes the insightful discussions around digital transformation at the event and analyzes what that means for enterprises in Asia-Pacific.


  • How is digitization tangibly changing economies in Asia?
  • In what ways are the latest trends impacting business?
  • Are East and West more technologically divided or in sync?
  • Most importantly: Are you on top of the latest developments?

“As the world moves towards a more digitized economy, interconnection is the driver. It’s not just about data because anybody can park data, collect data, horde data, and stick it in the side somewhere and claim it has some value. It has value when you interconnect it and use it and bring it close to the edge and make decisions on it. That’s what we’re seeing with every industry. It’s what every business, large and small, needs to do to get close to their customer.” - Diarmid Massey, SVP of Equinix Asia-Pacific

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