Australia's future success in the global economy will depend on the coordination of a number of critical elements. AIIA's work to support the development of a genuine digital economy, from the regulatory environment to the development of ongoing technology trials, falls across five key areas:
Participation and engagement
Strong engagement between the business and technology sectors to develop innovative new business models is essential. High levels of consumer participation in will be a defining factor in our success as a nation.
A robust technology ecosystem
A sustainable, globally competitive digital economy must be supported by a flexible, internationally competitive regulatory framework that sup-ports the active contribution of a thriving local technology sector.
We must measure Australia’s performance in the digital economy and benchmark our progress against international standards in order to ensure that ongoing investment and initiatives are made in the best possible areas.
Business and the wider com-munity must be confident that they can and participate safely in the digital economy. This means the development of strong security and privacy protocols supported by clear legislation, as well as the development of the right skills and digital literacy across the Australian population.
Initiative and innovation
An effective digital economy in Australia will depend on our ability to leverage the oppor-tunities it presents to create new opportunities. This is about development of smart applications, innovation, removal of barriers etc.