Complex problems are being solved and innovative solutions are being adopted
The pace of technology-led change and innovation is accelerating, in particular as cloud computing is mainstreamed, and as it becomes possible to analyse large quantities of data and derive deep insights about complex problems and customer behaviour and preferences. For the public sector, utilising innovation, and developing complementary skills, mindsets and structures, is essential for delivering the Government’s transformation agenda. But senior public sector leaders have limited visibility of the potential of information and technology, and of the types of innovations that are, or will soon be, available.
The strategy will empower them to understand and exploit innovative capabilities, and to build a collective understanding of emerging trends and developments. More broadly, it will enable public sector leaders to work collaboratively to overcome system barriers. A workforce culture that encourages innovation, and a willingness to experiment and rapidly adopt new technologies, must be fostered. Leaders should look to other agencies and public entities, in New Zealand and overseas, to industry, and to non-government organisations (NGOs) as sources of innovation in ICT and service delivery.
- Public sector leaders rebalance agency and system priorities
- Public sector leaders lead change to overcome system barriers
- Build workforce capability that encourages innovation
- Agencies look to industry and third-parties for sources of innovation
This work programme will be led by the ICT Strategic Leadership Group
- Government ICT Strategy 2015 – at a glance (PDF, 75KB)