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2022 Connected Industry Report

The era of the Connected Industry is setting a new foundation for ensuring business survival. Any organisation looking to thrive in the post-pandemic world needs to focus on building their digital vitality. This is the only path to ensuring both growth and resilience for all organisations.

The physical and digital –

more symbiotic than ever before

As the world emerges from more than two years pandemic-induced disruption, we find ourselves in a digitally saturated world. The physical and digital realms have become increasingly intertwined and dependent on each other. This is the age of the Connected Industry – where organizations are creating value by leveraging the digital networks that connect people, companies, devices, machines, and places. Taking advantage of the Internet of Things (IoT), edge-to-cloud, 5G connectivity, data management, artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML), and security, connected industries are tackling some of the world’s more challenging social and environmental challenges.

Explore how key industries are building their digital vitality in a

hyper-connected world, leveraging innovation to accelerate their impact.

Innovating to create resilience

As organisations start to plan for a post-pandemic future their top business drivers in the coming 18 months are improving agility, resilience, and their ability to respond to change. As a result, they’re intensifying their focus on technology enablement, with 95.4% saying they’ve become more reliant on technology than before the COVID-19 outbreak.

Connected Industries

Industry 4.0 has been characterised by an acceleration in productivity and quality delivered by manufacturing operations, enabled by connected machines. Today increased investment into systems enabling the seamless link between data, connectivity and operational intelligence is creating enabling organisations in multiple sectors to achieve the same, and even greater outcomes.

Mastering the relationship between the digital and the physical realms

To achieve true digital vitality organisations need to manage the dynamics between the physical and digital worlds – focusing creating a seamless interplay between data, connectivity, and intelligence. 

Technology as the driver

The ability to effectively harness technology is critical to seamlessly connecting the physical and digital worlds across industries, people, devices, machines, and places.

By embracing the Internet of Things (IoT), edge-to-cloud, 5G connectivity, data management, artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML), and security, connected industries are beginning to create solutions that tackle some of our most pressing social and environmental challenges.

A revolution lead by manufacturing and healthcare

The impact of the pandemic accelerated the adoption of technologies that drove the benefits of Industry 4.0 into other sectors. Speaking to our clients it’s becoming clear that on the road to digital vitality manufacturing and healthcare are taking the lead and transforming fastest. 

Winning the game

The journey to an optimised digitally transformed organisation is one with no end-point. To achieve a truly high performance organisation requires constant iteration as technology and the organisation itself evolves.

Building an optimised Connected Industry organisation with NTT

We help our clients master the interface between the physical and digital worlds through an agile innovation approach. The foundation of our Agile Innovation Framework is an in-depth understanding of our clients’ unique situation and the creation of a shared vision their goals.

How we can help you


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