Ahead of the 2020 General Election, New Zealand’s TechLeaders are urging all political parties to prioritise our digital future. The TechLeaders Executive have published their manifesto outlining specific areas that we believe the next Government must focus on.
Today, we are increasingly reliant on technology to access information, learn, shop, work and connect with family and friends. To be a globally competitive, balanced society, New Zealand needs to strengthen its digital foundations. Emerging technology continues to disrupt existing business models and we must innovate now for our future.
Government has an important leadership role to play in building a flexible, resilient, safe and trusted digital technology platform that is accessible to all.
Key technology opportunities for New Zealand include;
1. Trust in our data
2. Growing economic productivity
3. Redefining the workplace
4. Upskilling the nation
5. Providing access to the best talent
Regardless of September’s election results, the next Government must embrace the key opportunities through technology focused policy in each of these areas.
The TechLeaders Executive is a not-for-profit association of senior technology leaders, influencing positive economic and social change. Its purpose is to provide a platform for cross-sector collaboration to actively contribute to the prosperity of New Zealand underpinned by technology. TechLeaders is a member of the New Zealand Tech Alliance.