Many big changes are exponential: They build slowly until their effects show in a very short amount of time. This can be unpleasant if it hits us by surprise. Most of all, we need to think critically about technology and the future. This project provides an easy-to-understand global outlook on digital transformation and encourages a dialog about its potential promises and challenges.

With Digital Transformation: Visions of Nations, Companies, and People, Filmmaker Manuel Stagars portrays our journey into digital transformation and its opportunities and challenges in conversations with leading scientists, entrepreneurs, corporate decision makers, politicians, artists and others. Video interviews and clips from the documentary stream online in short and long versions ahead of the final film.

The feature-length documentary film gives a global view on our global digital future, making the topic accessible to non-experts in all walks of life around the world. Digital Transformation extends the filmmaker’s existing research in Fintech and blockchain to the global pioneers in digital transformation and their expectations for the impact of technology on nation states, companies, and people.

Digital transformation is a process, more so than a project. It begins with digitization and digitalization. Digitization is the translation of analog information into digital form. Digitalization is the process of using digital information. Both have enabled megatrends of our time, such as the Internet of Things, Industry 4.0, Big Data, artificial intelligence, robotics, 3D printing, blockchain, or cryptocurrencies. Digital transformation describes the stage where digital technologies reshape the way nations, economies, and societies function. This transformation is only now beginning and poses many questions, including the question if this process really has the dramatic impact many predict.

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