The purpose of Digital Scotland is to support and help accelerate the Scottish Government’s ambition for the country to become a world leading digital nation, and our ebook will provide a complete blueprint for achieving this.
The first step in this exercise is to define what a ‘Digital Nation’ actually is, a concept so deep and broad it would form an ongoing debate, that we can start through identifying some key component parts:
- A technical infrastructure, for uniting all the disparate IT systems into a single environment, particularly that of Digital Identity – the core mechanism for commonality across multiple systems, as well as other key foundations notably the Blockchain and a national integration platform like Estonia’s X-Road system.
- A digital learning nation – Online learning is ubiquitous, modernizing our schooling, empowering the disadvantaged with new skill sets and integrated with businesses to form route to work pathways.
- A nation of digital entrepreneurs – These skills are married with support programs and technology accelerators to enable the fast-tracked launch of a myriad of new digital businesses.
- Wholesale digital capability across all the nation – Key groups are lagging in their adoption of technology, such as small businesses and rural communities. Initiatives to address this will be implemented.