Promote Digital Economy

Promote Digital Economy

Digital products and services can be deployed from NZ without any of the issues faced by shifting physical goods around the world. The confluence of Mobile-Analytics-Internet of Things-AI-Cloud-Social means current generation digital businesses can compete without a deep installed technology base. Fintech in particular is a growth vertical that can be targeted. NZ has a good reputation with established US West Coast tech entrepreneurs and is seen as an open, liberal society where privacy still exists. This means there is already the basis for attracting skilled personnel. Kiwis have a good reputation overseas in digital skills; but they tend to go overseas because they can't grow careers here. This is all about finding a better way to earn export dollars and fund a new capability at nation scale

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    • Richard Wyles
      commented 2016-11-26 11:00:05 +1300
      @david – Is it really that hard to start up tech businesses? I haven’t found that to be the case and employ 25 developers now. I think the biggest challenge is finding the talent here to hire so there needs to be a major focus throughout our education system – from primary onwards.
    • Richard Wyles
      tagged this with important 2016-11-26 11:00:04 +1300
    • Brendan Childs
      tagged this with important 2016-11-25 19:37:20 +1300
    • David Christensen
      commented 2016-11-25 16:21:16 +1300
      Hey Rohan, how ya doing? I absolutely agree with you in promoting the digital economy and would add that in order to do so we need to make it less costly for new startups and small digital businesses to have to comply with increasingly complex and expensive government regulations. For example, if you have a great idea for a new app and you start a business employing 3 or 4 folks you have a huge problem with Employment Laws if something goes wrong with one of your folks and it costs you an arm and a leg in legal support to fix the problem so you can get on with what you want your business to really do. At the end of the day it’s all about running a business and if we can make that easier for tech startups…..
    • Rohan Light
      published this page in Suggestions 2016-11-25 14:44:23 +1300