The digital sector has emerged as the leading driver of innovation and growth across the world; there isn't a single business sector, or aspect of human life, that hasn't been touched by the digital evolution of recent years.
Business models have changed, new industries created and existing boundaries and geographical borders rendered redundant.
Now, most major developed economies in the world now have a "digital strategy" focused on how they can co-opt these new technologies to boost economic growth.
This is where the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) bloc has an opportunity to leapfrog to the forefront, putting it in the top five digital economies in the world by 2025.
In hard cash terms, the implementation of a proper digital agenda and strategy could add $1 trillion to ASEAN GDP over the next 10 years.
At current GDP levels, that's an impressive 40 percent boost to overall output over the next decade.