Businesses are opting for data & analytics and artificial intelligence, as will be confirmed at MATELEC

The latest CEO Outlook from KPMG has taken the pulse of 1,300 CEOs from the world’s top companies, including those in Spain

Managing Directors are confident about the macro-economic environment and see technological disruption as an opportunity, not a threat

The latest CEO Outlook from KPMG has taken the pulse of 1,300 CEOs from the world’s top companies, including those in Spain. And the research reveals that Managing Directors are confident about the macro-economic environment and see technological disruption as an opportunity, not a threat, but they are also very pragmatic and aware that business growth is becoming complicated. CEOs need to simultaneously manage increasing risks that require constant monitoring – cybersecurity, geopolitics, climate risks, etc. – and the complex process of digital transformation, which offers no immediate returns within a 1-3 year horizon.

Top executives are in no doubt that agility has become the new business currency: the slow ones will simply disappear, say 86% of Spanish CEOs. To create this agility they are opting for the creation of alliances and business eco-systems, and for the use of new emerging technologies like Data & Analytics, robotisation and Artificial Intelligence.

More employment

Countering those who fear the substitution effect, CEOs, both Spanish and worldwide, are convinced that Artificial Intelligence, which they are adopting widely, albeit in pilot and limited projects, will create more employment than it destroys in the coming years.

MATELEC will be a testament to the commitment of the business community to technology and will put special emphasis on the importance of the digital transformation. It will be possible to see first-hand the changes that this process is bringing about in the industry.