Dialogue on Digital Transformation


In 2020, the Portulans Institute launched the flagship Dialogue on Digital Transformation series. Portulans staff virtually convened a series of thought-provoking video and written conversations with renowned global experts. The interviews addressed the critical issue of digital transformation and the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on its advancement and acceleration worldwide. In addition to hosting over 20 interviews, the Dialogue series builds on the data-driven findings about digital readiness included in Portulans’ Network Readiness Index 2020, and the ‘Building Forward Better’ panels, virtually convened around the world, with panels covering North America, Latin America, Asia and the Pacific, Europe, and the Middle East and North Africa. This series of conversations addresses some of the year’s most important questions about digital transformation, from leveraging digital transformation to rebuild more inclusive economies and combating the digital divide to striking the crucial balance between competitiveness and human-centric innovation.

Building on insights from digital transformation thought leaders, hailing from government, international organisations, the private sector and nonprofits, the Dialogue on Digital Transformation report (2021) consolidates and highlights key ideas and draws attention to the main digital trends that will shape innovation, technology and human capital throughout 2021. Download the ‘Dialogue on Digital Transformation: Interviews & Panel Insights’ report here.

Find our interviews on digital transformation with global thought leaders, government experts, CEOs and private sector innovators, and academics.

Find the Dialogue on Digital Transformation series video interviews and highlights on YouTube.

Internet Pioneers Talk About Digital Transformation in the Age of COVID-19. More here.
Hear Nnenna Nwakanma’s Thoughts on Digital Transformation and Meaningful Connectivity. More here.
Frances West Tells Us About Authentic Inclusion, Women in Tech and Digital Transformation. More here.
Harvard Law School Library Director Jocelyn Kennedy Tells Us About Digital Transformation. More here.

Our Co-Founders Dr. Bruno Lanvin and Prof. Soumitra Dutta introduce the Network Readiness Index 2020.

Follow the conversation from 2020 at #NRI2020 on LinkedIn, Instagram, YouTube and Twitter.