The SPARK Tech Trends and Priorities Survey is a unique study conducted annually to provide insights into how organisations in Southeast Asia can use technology more effectively, to drive their businesses and remain competitive. The survey findings offer some revealing insights into key digital imperatives for today’s leaders. Southeast Asia Asia’s leading tech practitioners have revealed several significant drivers, challenges, and trends.
One of the biggest drivers of digital transformation in Asia is the need to keep up with the rapid pace of innovation and change in the region. With China emerging as a major global player in the tech industry and other countries in the region investing heavily in emerging technologies, Asia’s leading tech practitioners must be agile and adaptable in order to stay competitive.
However, this rapid pace of change also presents challenges. The biggest challenge facing Asia’s leading tech practitioners is the shortage of skilled talent in the region. With demand for digital talent outstripping supply, companies must find new ways to attract and retain top talent in order to drive innovation and growth. Tech practitioners continue to walk the thinning tight rope, balancing innovation with regulation. In such times of rapid technology advancements, organisations must collaborate closely with governments and regulators to provide industry feedback in shaping regulations, and ensure compliance while continuing to push the boundaries of what is possible.
This year, our survey will cover 8 key areas that will shape digital transformation strategies for the next 1-2 years, they include: