Denmark takes first place in digitalisation global ranking

November 22, 2022

Denmark tops international list that measures how well national economies deal with exploring new tech, according to the 2022 edition of the IMD World Digital Competitiveness (WDC) Ranking.

WDC measures a country’s performance based on three factors: knowledge, technology, and future readiness.

These factors look into a combination of digital talent, digital regulation, data governance, digital attitudes, and the availability of capital. Denmark excelled, particularly within future readiness – that WDC describes as “the level of country preparedness to exploit digital transformation”.

When looking into a country’s digital competitiveness, it is also important to look at cybersecurity measures. This should be a top priority, for the public and private sector in a digitally-competitive economy, as we are seeing a digital transformation of companies. The increasing adoption of digital practices by citizens, moving both business and personal interactions onto the internet, vastly increases the number of potential cyber-attacks.

Therefore, it is important to continually grow and develop digital talents. Denmark must continue its excellent digital training and education for companies, in order to keep innovating, preparing for the future, and having a competitive advantage.