Our digital economy

DIRECTION

Tasmania’s economy will be bolstered by the competitive advantage, productivity growth and prosperity enabled by knowledge-driven digital transformation.

Economic success is intrinsically linked to the ability to embrace and actively participate in the digital revolution. Government can positively influence economic performance through leadership, collaborative partnerships, public education and innovative policies, projects and programs.

Entrepreneurs recognise that Tasmania’s size and socioeconomic characteristics allow us to conduct research, pilot new technologies and truly engage with citizens. With interest building momentum, conditions are perfect for the digital transformation of the economy and for establishing and promoting Tasmania as a centre for digital excellence.

To realise the value of these conditions, Tasmania must be well-positioned to foster, attract, train and retain a highly skilled pool of local professionals and a technology-driven workforce.

The digital engagement of Australia’s small-medium businesses has accelerated significantly. Businesses are increasingly adopting new technologies to respond to the needs of customers and suppliers, and to achieve regulatory compliance. These technologies offer significant prospects for economic growth, helping to overcome geographic challenges and open up previously inaccessible national and global markets for Tasmanian businesses, especially for those in more remote and regional areas of the State.

As businesses transform to keep pace with contemporary expectations, they expect the same level of transformation from government. The Government’s approach to future service delivery is intended to meet the digital infrastructure and interaction expectations of business and industry sectors, freeing up time, reducing red tape and lowering costs for businesses and government alike.


PRINCIPLES

The Tasmanian Government will support a digitally connected and prosperous business community through:

Capability: skilled and empowered digital-ready businesses

Creativity: accelerated business startups and innovative career pathways

Connectivity: strategic goals achieved through collaborative relationships and connected resources


MAJOR ACTIONS

  • Work with industry, business and education partners to develop and promote digital education, career pathways and workforce capability
  • Uplift the global branding of Tasmania's information technology industry
  • Work with industry providers to enhance the adequacy and reliability of Tasmania's digital communications infrastructure