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ARE YOU INTELLIGENTLY COMBINING DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES TO LEAD IN THE NEW?

Many companies in multiple sectors invest heavily in digital technologies to drive growth

Only 13% are leveraging their investments to realize both cost saving efficiencies and new business growth: what Accenture calls “Leading in the New”. Why? Because most companies are not using digital technologies in combination as Industry X.0 businesses.


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80%

of executives want new efficiencies, new growth, and new experiences to be delivered at the same time.

13%

of companies are getting both cost saving efficiencies and new growth from their investments in digital technologies.

WHY?
BECAUSE MOST ARE STILL DEPLOYING DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES PIECEMEAL

COMBINING DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES ISN’T JUST A SIMPLE GAME OF MIX-AND-MATCH

The right technology combinations will vary across industries, and will change over time as technologies evolve. What’s more, the mix required to lower costs differs from that best suited to driving top-line growth.

Bitcoin

US$85,000

average company savings per employee if five digital technologies in particular – autonomous vehicles, augmented and virtual reality, big data, machine learning and mobile computing are combined

$6bn

potential additional average market capitalization with a slightly different digital technology mix—autonomous robots, mobile computing, autonomous vehicles, 3D printing, and machine learning

$1.6bn

average total savings for companies in the industrial-equipment sector if they combined autonomous robots, AI, blockchain, big data and 3D printing

DIGITALLY CONNECTED CUSTOMERS DON’T WAIT FOR LAGGARDS

Digital Disruption Has Arrived


Industry X.0 In Action With Leading Organisations

SIX THINGS LEADING INDUSTRY X.0 ORGANIZATIONS ARE DOING NOW TO UNLOCK THE POWER OF DIGITAL

Our intensive case study research and economic value modelling reveals six imperatives Industry X.0 businesses must address to become smarter, connected, living and learning.

Transform the core

TRANSFORM THE CORE

Drive new levels of efficiency around digital. Both machines and software systems are synchronized to unlock cost efficiencies—thus driving up investment capacity.

Focus on experience and outcomes

FOCUS ON EXPERIENCE AND OUTCOMES

Investing to drive new, hyperpersonalized experiences for customers, via multiple “smart touchpoints,” helping grow core businesses by enhancing customer engagement.

Innovate new business models

INNOVATE NEW BUSINESS MODELS

Driving differentiated value for clients and new revenue streams for companies.

Build a digital-ready workforce

BUILD A DIGITAL-READY WORKFORCE

Source, train and retain talent with digital-ready skills and encourage active collaboration between people and machines.

Re-architect new ecosystems

RE-ARCHITECT NEW ECOSYSTEMS

Create a robust ecosystem of suppliers, distributors, start-ups, and customers that enables rapid scaling of new business models across the digital value chain.

Pivot wisely

PIVOT WISELY

Continually balance investment and resource allocation between the core business and the new business to synchronize innovation and growth.

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