Labour Proposes Digital Democracy Manifesto

Following the news that the Labour party has proposed a new Digital Bill of Rights, Neil Greathead from digital transformation company, BMC Software Commented below.

Neil Greathead, Vice President, Chief Customer Office, EMEA at BMC Software:

Neil-Greathead“The race for digital transformation is no longer just a key consideration for British businesses, it is in fact becoming a crucial component of how our society may grow and flourish in the future.

Achieving this robust new digital infrastructure is however no mean feat. The public sector can take key learnings from many private sector organisations, and must take measurable steps to try and secure the new generation of ‘digital citizens’. Data security must be at the heart of any digital transformation journey- the digital citizen passport scheme for example, can only thrive with the right level or encryption implemented to maintain citizen trust.

Finally, continued training and investment into the next generation of STEM talent is vital as the UK economy looks to become digital by default in the future.

Digital transformation is not a matter of ‘if’ but ‘when’ and businesses and all areas of society can benefit from this new era of change by acting today.”