UNIDO launches publication on standards and digital transformation
Bernardo Calzadilla Sarmiento, Managing Director, UNIDO Directorate of Digitalization, Technology and Agribusiness
The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) has published “Standards and Digital Transformation: Good Governance in a Digital Age”.
This publication provides insights into the key drivers of the digital transformation and its implications for sustainable development, particularly people, prosperity and planet. Noting the rapid pace of change of the digital transformation, with the COVID-19 pandemic serving as an unanticipated accelerator, the publication highlights the role of standards in digital transformation governance.
It further considers the principles necessary for guiding the collaborative development of standards in the digital technology landscape to ensure that the technologies remain human-centered and aligned to the goals of sustainability.