Technology

Digitalisation and growth

Rapid digitalisation is emerging as the tonic for a depressed economy. Businesses who had previously deployed system-wide digital integration including eCommerce, automated communications, cloud-based software were quick to transition to a lockdown operating world. Sadly, in contrast, organisations who were fundamentally operating analogue practices were caught out and have felt the most significant impact during …

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Five point plan for digital inclusion

Internet New Zealand has released a five-point plan for digital inclusion in the post COVID-19 environment. This is important because all predictions are for high levels of unemployment. Many Kiwis, particularly those in the tourism sector, are about to find themselves “low-income New Zealanders”. Connectivity, devices, skills, and infrastructure in the very rural areas that …

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What we do now will shape our future

I wrote this article for Newsroom in mid-April outlining some of the opportunities for New Zealand post-crisis. It attracted a lot of attention at the time, and still does. If you want some context about the rationale for A new New Zealand, perhaps start here…