is seeking feedback on a discussion document that will inform
New Zealand’s Digital Strategy.
digital strategy is long overdue, and the need for one has also been
recommended by the New Zealand Infrastructure Commission in its draft
Infrastructure Strategy. The last substantial digital strategy New Zealand
had was the 2005 Digital Strategy which was updated in 2008 and renamed Digital
Strategy 2.0. Technology has advanced rapidly since then and the way we consume
technology has changed too.
technology is already playing a significant role in infrastructure solutions.
The Digital Strategy for Aotearoa will need to reflect that and lay out how
New Zealand can harness the opportunities digital technology provides.
This includes the role of digital infrastructure in addressing the country’s
document is built around the three themes of trust, inclusion and growth. These
themes are envisaged to form the strategy’s structure.
strategy will need to serve as a key input in driving economic growth and
development, and the discussion document has a heavy focus on connectivity, how
we use it and inclusion.
consultation document can be accessed here.
Submissions close on Wednesday, 10 November.
Infrastructure New Zealand will make a
submission. If you would like to provide comments and feedback to be considered
for inclusion in the submission, feel free to contact Azeem Khan at email@example.com
by 1 November.