New Zealand’s Digital Future - 2017 Manifesto

A consortium of New Zealand's 20 leading professional bodies and tech associations including ourselves, NZTech and IT Professionals, released a manifesto on 24 May 2017 for the future of New Zealand from a tech perspective.

 The manifesto is wide-ranging and provides recommendations on education, the changing world of work, immigration and skills, connectivity anywhere, digital exports, cyber security, research funding for tech, government procurement, open standards, privacy and open policy development.

It is intended to support political parties in the formation of their election manifestos and policies.

Among a dozen manifesto goals is a call for New Zealand to establish a dedicated Ministry for the Future, focusing on positioning New Zealand and all government agencies and society to take best advantage of a technologically enabled future.

You can read our joint media release and the full manifesto at the links below.