Experts stress digital transformation for economic competitiveness

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Staff Reporter
Islamabad

The experts have stressed the need for digital transformation and local data gathering mechanisms to enhance the economic competitiveness in the country’s economy.

They urged to build ‘Digital Skills’ for promoting technological innovation to Improve Pakistan’s Global Competitiveness rankings of World Economic Forum (WEF) in 2021.

Extreme Commerce to Collaborate with Mishal/World Economic Forum (WEF) to Improve Competitiveness Data on Digital Skills and Jobs of tomorrow in Pakistan, they said while addressing the launching of ‘Executive Opinion Survey’ carried out nationally by Mishal Pakistan, said a press release issued here on Sunday.

They shared that the Executive Opinion Survey help identify some common features that help how Pakistan better manages the impact of the pandemic on its economy and its people.

Meanwhile, Chief Executive Officer of Mishal Pakistan, Amir Jahangir a Country Partner Institute of the New Economy and Societies Platform, World Economic said, “Governments needs to devise systems to use digital technologies for the welfare of the people.

He said the tax regimes on technologies that help fight COVID-19 should be given breaks to create more value for the citizens,”.

He said, “the economic well-being of the society improves by giving preferential preferences to the tools and technologies that enable people to work from home, sustain health and be connected.

He said this included the hardware, software and the medium of the internet that is required to carry out the business.”

Founder of Extreme Commerce, Sunny Ali on the occasion said, “we are enabling our platform for the people to benefit from the platform.

The 100+ Digital Skills are open to public, so they can learn and start accommodating themselves in the new digital environment, he said.

He added, “We are especially encouraging the students and youth in universities and across Pakistan to benefit from Extreme Commerce’s Video Boot Camp, so they can build their digital skills for the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) economy and the possible post Covid-19 scenarios”.