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La prosperidad económica en la Era Digital

SAN JOSÉ – En todo el mundo la gente pide cambios. Los últimos resultados electorales (de los que la votación del Brexit en el Reino Unido y las elecciones presidenciales en Estados Unidos sean tal vez los ejemplos más notables) han puesto de relieve la creciente incertidumbre económica. En este ambiente, resulta imperativo que los líderes articulen y cumplan una visión clara para un crecimiento económico incluyente que cubra no solo las políticas tributaria y comercial (en las que se centran los debates actuales) sino también la digitalización.

La digitalización, cuyo valor económico potencial será en la próxima década de unos $19 billones, tiene el poder de poner en marcha el crecimiento del PIB, la creación de empleos y la innovación en los países. Ya podemos ver el profundo impacto que puede tener sobre aquellos que la adoptan como un elemento de impulso central de sus estrategias económicas.

Por ejemplo, la estrategia del Primer Ministro Narendra Modi en India está transformando el país en una potencia tecnológica y sentando las bases para un futuro digital. En Francia, el gobierno ha invertido en un plan digital nacional que se espera cree 1,1 millones de empleos en los próximos 3 a 5 años y contribuya con $101 mil millones al PIB en la próxima década.

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