Standards Australia recently released its new Data and Digital Standards Landscape report, which should help shape the future of our Information & Communications Technology (ICT) industry. We created this report to help Australia maintain an edge in the competitive global digital space.
Developed by our expert contributors and staff – and with input from international experts - the report sets the direction for this crucial sector and offers recommendations for how Australia should shape its efforts on data and digitisation into the future.
Data and Digital Standards Landscape assesses, and provides recommendations for, six key technology areas, including artificial intelligence (AI), data management, information security, the ‘internet of things’ (IoT), cloud computing and smart cities.
The recommendations stress the importance of partnerships, collaboration and standards to address strategic gaps. As Standards Australia Board member and NSW Chief Data Scientist Dr Ian Oppermann points out, failing to address these recommendations could put Australia behind in this crucial arena.
Australia’s prosperity is intrinsically linked to our nation’s ability to stay at the forefront of technological advances.
At Standards Australia, we strive to do our part – and have identified that up to 4000 new standards will be required over the next decade in order to keep pace with rapid global changes, and many of these will be in the data and digital space.
Through this report, we have issued a call to arms for Australian government and business to engage with international standards development for the benefit of our nation.
Importantly, Data and Digital Standards Landscape is also a reflection of Standards Australia’s own journey to strengthen our digital capabilities to better serve our contributors, customers and the Australian community. A core objective of our Strategic Plan is to strengthen our Reach and Relevance, and this new report speaks directly to these objectives.
I encourage you to learn more by downloading the report here