A plan with no plan: the govt’s digital tech blueprint

A plan with no plan: the govt’s digital tech blueprint
David Clark's industry transformation plan has been criticised for being too vague. (Image: Getty)
Henry Burrell
“What this plan lacks … is a plan.”That’s the reaction of a technology industry expert who has read the government’s draft of its digital technologies industry transformation plan (ITP).Managing director of open-source software firm Catalyst Don Christie said data collected in the new report demonstrated why the tech sector is critical to the future of the New Zealand economy but said the recommendations for change are too high level.Drafted throughout 2021 and spearheaded by digital economy and communications min...

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