Digital transformation, the use of technology to make changes to a service or to improve the way it works, is one of the hottest trends of the 21st century.
This trend is creating jobs and creating wealth.
Digital transformation has already been used to drive the global economic recovery and to improve people’s lives.
But in some cases, it is also causing more damage than it is helping.
For example, the digital transformation of public transport has resulted in overcrowding in some cities and the creation of a new generation of urban drivers, as well as creating a need for new and more efficient technologies to deliver transport.
In a report by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), researchers warn that the use and misuse of technology in areas like the provision of public transportation is likely to be a major driver of the next wave of economic growth in Asia.
“The new generation [of public transport drivers] is being introduced into new areas where they do not need to be.
They are being introduced to new jobs, they are being created to meet new challenges, and they are creating new economic opportunities,” said Nils Hjortberg, an ESCAP researcher who led the report.”
We’re now seeing this with digital transformation.
We are now seeing new industries, we’re seeing new sectors, and we are seeing new opportunities for innovation,” he added.”
Digital transformation can have a positive and positive impact on the lives of people, particularly people with disabilities, and those who do not have access to the internet.
This has been a really important element in enabling the global economy to emerge from its dark ages,” said Daniela Zuad, director of the Digital Transformation Center at the UN’s Economic and Development office.
But digital transformation has also caused problems for the public transport industry, particularly as technology advances.
The ESCAP study, which surveyed 2,300 public transport operators in the three largest public transport networks in the region, found that over half (56%) of respondents felt that digital transformation could be a driver of job growth.
“It’s not that we are not working on technology, it’s that we do not realise the benefits,” said Hjörg.
“If we realise that this can be a positive, positive, transformative step for the future of our economy, then we can take it.”
As a result of this lack of understanding, most operators are not considering the long-term impact of digital transformation on their networks.
“Most operators are still not aware that digital transformational technology has a long-lasting impact on their business and that this impact can lead to a negative impact on public transport,” said Zuada.
This is partly because many operators do not understand the benefits of digital transformations and the potential to improve their business, she said.
“When we talk about digital transformation, we need to remember that it’s not only about the transformation of technology, but also about the re-organisation of the transport industry and the reclamation of public space.
We need to understand the long term implications and how we can address them in the right way.”
Digital transformation and job growthThe study also found that the public sector is not doing enough to support digital transformation and its long-run economic benefits.
The study found that more than half (53%) respondents do not believe that digital technology can be used for the creation or enhancement of new jobs in the public transportation industry.
The survey also found a lack of confidence in the longterm impacts of digital technology.
The majority (54%) of public sector respondents said that they did not believe digital technology will be used to enhance the quality of the services they provide, while 43% did not have a clear understanding of what the long run economic impacts will be.
This lack of knowledge about the long‐term impact has a direct impact on how operators will take digital transformation forward.
The report also found high levels of concern about the safety of public transit in urban areas.
Almost half (48%) respondents felt unsafe to ride public transport, compared to just 17% who felt safe on private cars.
“This is an issue because many people feel unsafe in public transport in some way.
In other words, it feels like we are at a point where we are no longer in control of the situation,” said Sivagav Sengupta, head of the National Transport Policy Research Institute (NTPRI).”
And this is a really serious issue for the health of our citizens,” he said.
The problem is especially acute in rural areas where digital transformation is particularly disruptive, said Senguapto.
“If you are in a rural area, and you have to take public transport you are no more safe than if you are on a private car.
It’s a very dangerous situation,” he explained.”
Even though public transport is free and the cost of the public service is relatively low, there are still risks.
This is something that is not going to change in the next two to three years.””
This lack on safety of