Known as the ‘golden age’, Northern Ireland thrived under its position as a global industrial giant in the 19th century. Now, two centuries later, the nation is carving a new digital identity in the fourth industrial revolution.
Whilst it is clear that the landscape in Northern Ireland is changing, both politically and demographically, and although framed for the modern age, the same question remains: How can leaders across all sectors step up and deliver a future-proofed digital model that not only meets the evolving needs of citizens, but also ensures Northern Ireland thrives and realises its digital destiny?
To answer this question, Civica brought together senior leaders and industry experts from across Northern Ireland to discuss how the nation can thrive in this digital age. Along with new research from more than 1,000 citizens, our new report - The Changing Landscape for Northern Ireland: Strengthening Northern Ireland's digital identity - identifies the opportunities for leaders to accelerate the next chapter in the nation’s digital evolution.
We need to attract talent to stay in the region and benefits are a big part of this. We need to be flexible and fluid employers."
John Napier, Director of DfI Digital Services, Department of Infrastructure
Strengthening Northern Ireland's digital identity
90% of NI citizens believe our public services are suitable for digitisation. Now is the time to work together and strengthen N.Ireland's digital identity.
To retain and cement our place as a technology driven region, public and private sector leaders in Northern Ireland must continue to invest in initiatives designed to meet rapidly growing demands in all areas of life. Simply sitting back and letting digital delivery slip is not an option."
Mark Owens, Managing Director, Northern Ireland, Civica
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This report features independent research from Civica - The smart citizen research was conducted by independent market research specialist, Censuswide, on behalf of Civica. A total of 2,044 UK citizens, over the age of 18, were surveyed in August 2017. The NI citizen research was conducted by independent market research specialist, Censuswide, on behalf of Civica. A total of 1,001 citizens in Northern Ireland, over the age of 18, were surveyed between August and September 2018.