Digital transformation is important to Ireland’s relative global competitiveness and well-being. Digital transformation can benefit citizens by enhancing public services, offering new economic opportunities, increasing competition and enhancing connectivity and the access to goods and services. Ireland has made progress in efforts to capitalise on the economic and social opportunities offered by digitalisation. However, Ireland still must address gaps in the relative state (level) and rate (momentum) of its digital development to ensure that our government, business community and citizens can succeed and lead in the opportunities offered by further digital development. A new National Digital Strategy is required to bring stakeholders together and address these gaps.
Ibec and its members have developed recommendations for the development and implementation of a new National Digital Strategy for the period 2019-2024.
Our ambition for a new National Digital Strategy (NDS)
A strategy that enables Ireland to:
- Embrace a new era of digital transformation in government, in business, at home and across society;
- Leverage a new era of digital transformation to create quality jobs and improve our living standards;
- Provide the right conditions and support to help individuals and organisations to reach their potential and succeed at home and abroad in a new era of digital transformation;
- Engage with international partners to shape and lead the debate on digital transformation for quality jobs and improved living standards.
Ibec has outlined specific priority actions to achieve this ambition.
To read Ibec's recommendations for a new National Digital Strategy (NDS), please click on the attached document below.