Twenty of New Zealand’s leading Digital Technology industry associations, including NZRise, released a manifesto for the future of New Zealand from a tech perspective on 24 May 2017.
The manifesto describes goals across many sectors, including education, the changing nature of work, immigration and skills, connectivity anywhere, digital exports, cybersecurity, research funding for tech, government procurement, open standards, privacy and open policy development.
Initially conceived of as a guide to support political parties in the formation of their election manifestos and policies, the Manifesto also serves as a vision for a thriving economy, digitally literate workforce and export-led Digital Technology sector.
Included among these goals is the call to establish a Ministry for the Future, focusing on positioning New Zealand, society, and all government agencies to best take advantage of a technologically enabled future.
You can read the full manifesto via the link below. Don Christie and Victoria MacLennan, Co-Chairs of NZRise were both authors of this document and would welcome your feedback, support or questions.