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Realising Scotland's full potential in a digital world: A Digital Strategy for Scotland

Realising Scotland's full potential in a digital world: A Digital Strategy for Scotland

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

ISBN: 9781786528629

Scotland's refreshed Digital Strategy sets out our vision for Scotland as a vibrant, inclusive, open and outward looking digital nation. It describes the actions we will take to realise this vision.

Executive Summary

'Realising Scotland's full potential in a digital world': A Digital Strategy for Scotland describes our plans for ensuring that we put digital at the heart of everything we do - in the way in which we deliver inclusive economic growth; reform our public services; prepare our children for the workplace of the future; and tackle inequalities and empower our communities.

It is action-focused and describes the steps we will take to ensure that Scotland can respond positively to the opportunities the digital age presents, including the steps we will take to:

support our digital technologies industries;

support all business sectors to become digitally mature and internationally competitive;

create digital public services around the needs of their users and to make the public sector more efficient;

share and open up the use of non-personal data;

provide high quality connectivity across the whole of our country;

focus our education and training systems on expanding its pool of digital skills and capabilities;

tackle the current gender gap in digital skills and careers;

enable everybody to share in the social, economic and democratic opportunities of digital; and

ensure Scotland is a cyber resilient and secure nation.