Digital is an all-encompassing term that includes telecommunications, networks, hardware, software and data. Over the last ten years, digital has become an important part of our infrastructure and during the Covid-19 pandemic, we now have a full appreciation of the vital role it plays for us all. Most businesses relied solely on digital infrastructure to keep trading and most people use it for socialising and purchasing goods.
Digital Infrastructure is now fueling the growth of world-class business and has become a game-changer for scaling and ambitious companies. It enables us to positively transform societies and economies especially in our net-zero future.
The challenge we face now is how do we continue to invest and exploit the infrastructure we have, to build out a future South West of smart cities and towns, agri-tech, peer-to-peer supply chains and automation of fundamental processes and systems?
There is a need for continued investment in building out the core systems so we can adopt higher-order solutions quickly and seamlessly to ensure our region gains competitive advantage and improved productivity in the years to come.