The effect Covid-19 had on digitization has been profound, precipitating advances ranging from improved broadband connectivity and the widespread adoption of 5G to the spread of online businesses, digital wallets and sales, not to mention bid data analytics and AI, cloud computing, remote working, teleconferencing and others.
A reduction in face-to-face interaction led to a boom in cloud kitchens and food deliveries, digital and hybrid banks, online learning and telemedicine.
Technology has touched every aspect of our lives. The global online food delivery services market is expected to grow from $115.11 billion in 2021 to $128.32 billion in 2022, according to Research & Markets. It also found that the overall telemedicine market would reach $210 billion by 2027.
And now an entire virtual world, the Metaverse, is reshaping how we live, shop, learn and travel.
Our list is in alphabetical order and comprises big tech and technology leaders making an impact on businesses and end-users in this region. We look at partnerships, products and services that champion this digital transformation toward economic growth and prosperity.