79 nations are ranked annually based on their latest GCI scores, which indicates their Digital Economy performance. Following, see the 10 leaders among the 79 countries tracked this year.
The GCI S-curve shows the digital economy journey of our nations through the relationship between GCI score and GDP. Big investors at the top of the S-curve should also show significantly stronger GDP per capita than those at the bottom of the S-curve.
Nations need to ensure adequate investment and development in the five core technologies covered by the GCI scoring – Broadband, Data Center, Cloud, Big Data and the IoT – and measured by 40 GCI indicators.
Intelligent Connectivity will unleash a new wave of innovation and economic activity to shape an estimated digital economy value of $23 trillion by 2025, which will be widely available to manufacturing, government services, utilities, and many other industries.
The following are use case scenarios that provide insights into the practical value that AI-powered Intelligent Connectivity provides for manufacturing, government and utilities. These scenarios’ plot actions that nations at each level along the GCI S-curve can take – Frontrunners, Adopters and Starters – as well as projections for scenarios that we can expect to see in the more distant future.