A Tasmanian ICT Sector strategic plan was developed to ensure that the Tasmanian ICT industry – with the guidance of TASICT – could capitalise on the opportunities available to it and continue to grow whilst being mindful of potential threats.
As Tasmanian ICT firms enter a period of maturity with increased acceptance and adoption of technologies both in business and socially, the development and implementation of a coherent industry wide strategy is of critical importance to inform strategic choices for growth and development.
We have many successful ICT businesses in Tasmania who are recognised globally as being at the forefront in using technology to provide real world business solutions. Predominantly their focus has been on niche markets and opportunities.
For our industry to be competitive and prosper, we need to capitalise on this existing expertise and encourage further focus and development of smart enabled technologies targeted to global markets.
In 2012, TASICT engaged In-tellinc to produce a strategic plan for the industry. In-tellinc worked with the TASICT board and the broader industry through discussions and a number of surveys, to bring the strategic plan together.
The Plan was formally launched at the 2013 TASICT Industry Awards in front of then Premier Lara Giddings, Minister David O'Byrne and Shadow Minister Michael Ferguson (now Minister for Innovation and Technology).
ISSUES & POLICIES
TasICT, in consultation with its membership, has been developing a range of policy positions on behalf of the Tasmanian ICT sector.
|16 April 2015||Workforce Development Plan|
|19 January 2015||NBN Tasmania Policy|
|5 January 2015||Sharing Economy Policy|
|February 2015||Payroll Tax Policy|
|10 October 2013||Procurement Policy|
On national issues, TasICT often refers to its national equivalent, AIIA. To view a list of AIIA policies and submissions, please go to www.aiia.com.au
2014 TASMANIAN ELECTION POLICY
In the lead up to the 2014 Tasmanian State Election, TASICT put forward a range of policy ideas to major political parties. These policies were based on the objectives of our industry strategic plan and in consultation with our membership.
The TASICT 2014 State Election Policy was distributed to political parties in the hope that they would share in our vision for the sector. You can read the three major parties' policies here:
- Australian Labor Party 2014 ICT State Election Policy
- Tasmanian Liberals' 2014 ICT State Election Policy
- Tasmanian Greens' 2014 ICT State Election Policy
TASICT reacted publicly to elements of all three policies here:
- The Liberal Party policy release
- Labor's Bass Strait feasibility study
- The Greens' 'State Broadband Network' proposal
Where appropriate, TASICT makes submissions that represent the interests of its members and the broader Tasmanian ICT sector to government.
|4 February 2014||TASICT Submission to the Senate Select Committee on the National Broadband Network||Report|
|23 April 2014||TASICT Submission to the Inquiry into the National Broadband Network (Tasmania)||Report|