Digital Transformation of Industries

Archive of the 'Digital Transformation of Industries' page which was unfortunately deleted from the World Economic Forum website in early 2020 and has now been republished by internet recovery program at Lolly Co.

Originally published 26 September 2016.

The Digital Transformation of Industries (DTI) project, launched by the World Economic Forum in 2015, is a multi-year engagement with the aim to analyse the impact of digital technologies on business and society, to better understand digital transformation opportunities and risks in industries and their related sectors, and provide insights and tools required for business model changes. In 2015-2016 the project focused on six industries: Logistics, Media, Consumer Goods, Electricity, Automotive, and Health. It also explored four cross industry themes: Digital Consumption, Digital Enterprise, Societal Implications, and Platform Governance.

In 2016-2017 the project will focus on a further 8 industries: Chemicals, Mining & Metals, Oil & Gas, Insurance, Aviation & Hospitality, Professional Services, Telecoms, and Retail. The cross-industry topics are: Platform Governance, Impact of Policy & Regulation, Societal Implications, and Impact of Emerging Technologies.


The goal of the project is to generate insights into how digital technologies are changing individual industries, how they blur the lines between industries, and the impact of these transformations on the wider society. It will assist incumbents in successfully transitioning from analogue to digital, and new entrants in identifying new market opportunities and competitive advantages enabled by digital.

The project has the following deliverables:

Industry deep dives documenting digital transformations in specific industries.
Case studies on how individual companies are successfully transitioning to digital.
Workshops around the world to engage partners, sensitize them to our findings, and gather their insights on their most pressing concerns and priorities.
Sessions at Forum events.
A mini-site - - that hosts our findings in a multimedia format.