NZ Digital Manifesto - Who Is Keen?
During the course of the last year there has been a lot of talk about the need for stronger technology leadership in New Zealand, to make us a world leader in the new Digital Economy.
Companies such as Xero, Vend and Orion (amongst others, including some great work being done by ICT industry groups) have started putting New Zealand on the Global Digital Map and we now have an unpredicted opportunity to build on these successes to position New Zealand as a Digital Superpower.
To achieve Superpower status we will need the right people around the table and an action-oriented, coordinated plan - no mean feat for sure. I’m certainly not trivialising the effort required but the journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step. I put to you that coming up with a Digital Manifesto for NZ - to guide investment in people, businesses and government - is an exceptionally good place to start.
Over the past 3 or so months I’ve started thinking that we have now talked about the issue long enough* - its time for action! I’m looking to form a coalition of the willing to work on formulating and promoting a NZ Digital Manifesto.
So what do you say, want to join us?
Tweet me, email me, call me - whatever works for you, reach out if you’re keen to be involved.
* the UK have in fact got a jumpstart on us (http://bit.ly/1m9ywzT) but in true Kiwi spirit I know we can make up for lost time quickly and soon become world leaders - plus, they have some reasonable ideas we can build on too.