New Zealand 3.0

by Chloe Gunn

At Catalyst we have been thinking about our economic opportunities and as scary as it may seem at first, this is a prime opportunity for New Zealand to roll out a fantastic digital strategy that will not only support our economy going forward but revolutionise and future-proof it too.

Three principles will accelerate the contribution of the local digital sector to New Zealand’s economic and social well-being and will support the longer-term development of the industry as a critical part of our country’s future.
Digital map of NZ

These three principles are Open, Sovereign and Resilient.

Information Technology (IT) is now as essential to our economy and our society as electricity; software is in everything from our homes to our workplaces, and the vehicles we travel in between them. Ensuring that we recognise this, and are actively working to create and capitalise on the opportunities it presents, is critical to our success in the coming decades. Planning for that now, as we re-engineer our economy in a post-pandemic world, is a matter of urgency.

We are excited to show you New Zealand’s full economical and global potential as a serious competitor in the IT sector. 

So, stay tuned as we will be releasing a breakdown of each principle every few days and we want to hear what you think throughout this series so tweet us your thoughts!