The decade of the 2020s began with a worldwide pandemic that has already produced significant global economic consequences. The crisis rapidly accelerated ongoing digital transformation initiatives inherent to the 4th Industrial Revolution, as people and organizations stived to enable things like work from home, remote learning, virtual meetings and grocery shopping.
Those seeds were part of the dawn of the 4th Industrial Revolution. “It may not be as abrupt as the word ‘revolution’ implies for most,” said Lumen CTO Andrew Dugan way back in 2020. “But I think when you look back in five years, people will see it historically as revolution.”