Palaszczuk Govt Launches Advancing Our Digital Future Strategy

Palaszczuk Govt Launches Advancing Our Digital Future Strategy

Queensland Minister for Innovation Science and the Digital Economy Leeanne Enoch

Queensland Minister for Small Business Leeanne Enoch

Advancing Queensland’s Digital Future

Victor P Taffa

A refreshed Queensland Government ICT (Information Communication Technology) strategy to improve Queensland’s digital future will be launched later this year by the Minister for Innovation, Science and the Digital Economy and Minister for Small Business Leeanne Enoch.

Advancing our Digital Future strategy has been developed by the Queensland Government Chief Information Office (QGCIO), through extensive consultation with industry leaders, academia, government agency CIO’s, community organisations and the general public.

New framework will replace the Queensland Government ICT strategy 2013-17, with a focus on positioning the State Government to maximise the benefits of digital technology.

Minister Enoch said the strategy will help to ensure that the Queensland Government harnesses existing and emerging technologies such as machine learning and the internet of things to improve service delivery for Queenslanders.

It will also contain priorities to make it easier for local startups and small businesses to do business with the Queensland Government.

Advancing our Digital Future will guide future investments and decision-making to improve the use of digital technologies in areas including customer service, innovation, security, privacy, service delivery and information management.” Minister Enoch said.

“This strategy will recognise that we have to move beyond our traditional approach to information communication technology (ICT).”

“Technology now reaches into the very fabric of our everyday lives.”

“Increasingly, digital technologies will enable Government to deliver proactive and personalised services to citizens and businesses.” Minister Enoch said.

“Palaszczuk Government is determined to equip communities and businesses across Queensland with the skills and connectivity to thrive in the digital age.”

“Later this year, we will also bring forward the first dedicated digital infrastructure plan for the State.”

“We understand that access to affordable and high quality telecommunications are essential for our businesses to compete and local services to be effective.” Minister Enoch said.