Technological changes and disruptions are occurring daily in every sphere. Old industries shrink or disappear, while new ones alter the social, economic, environmental, and political landscape. Today, technologies are combining new ways of improving business performance and productivity, offering benefits as well as challenges to which the public and private sectors must respond. Business leaders must update organizational strategies in the face of continual evolution, ensure that their organizations always look ahead, and use technologies to improve performance. They must also plan for a range of scenarios, abandon assumptions about where competition and risk could arise, and look beyond long-established models.
All organizations should be able to act fast, make informed decisions now, and fine-tune strategies or policies as necessary. It is therefore critical for leaders to understand which technologies will alter their circumstances and prepare accordingly. The APO Sustainable Productivity Summit will orient member countries on "the next big thing" and technologies shaping the future of productivity while creating maximum benefits for their economies.