Disclose

In the spotlight: digitisation

Issue 1, 2017

Digitisation is triggering an economic and social revolution.


Alex Astolfi

Alex Astolfi

Leader Assurance Switzerland

I’m especially grateful you’ve clicked your way here today.
It’s a tiny step in a huge megatrend that’s giving all of us, from business people and politicians to ordinary people around the world, a great deal of food for thought: digitisation.

For decision-makers and managers like you, digital transformation is one of the most complex and difficult challenges you’re currently facing. It calls your whole business model and the future of your organisation into question, and is effectively adding a new dimension to the theory of evolution: the winners now are those that manage to adapt digitally. In this edition of Disclose we’ll be taking a close look at this principle.

With the advent of digitisation there are growing calls for cybersecurity, and data analytics is playing an increasingly significant role. The actual and potential implications for financial services, pharmaceuticals and manufacturing are causing a stir in this country and beyond. In the six Focus articles our experts on analogue and digital outline the background and provide some answers and opinions.

Our Update articles help shed more light on the black box of the new auditor’s report, go into the pitfalls of applying IFRS 15, Revenue from Contracts with Customers, for the first time, and show what’s going on in digital terms in Asia.

If you’re interested in finding out how digitally mature your organisation is, you might like to try the short online test in the last Focus article. Our authors will give you insights into how to build on the results to create firm opportunities.

We hope Disclose gives you – quite literally – digital inspiration and that you enjoy clicking your way through the latest edition.

Alex Astolfi

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Alex Astolfi

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