Digital transformation

ALTERNATIVE LABELS
Digitisation
NARROWER TERMS


Working paper

How can digital public technologies accelerate progress on the Sustainable Development Goals?

Rapid shifts in digital technologies are changing the context for pursuing the Sustainable Development Goals. This paper focuses on 'digital public technology' (DPT), meaning digital assets that create a level playing field for broad access or use - by virtue of being publicly owned, publicly...
Report

Assessing national digital strategies and their governance

The wide-ranging impacts of digital transformation on people, firms and governments raise challenges for policy-makers as they develop and implement policies in response. This paper analyses national digital strategies and their governance across countries.
Report

Shaping the future of small and medium-sized cities: a framework for digital transformation

At present, the digitalisation level of small and medium-sized cities (SMCs) varies greatly in different regions of the world and at different economic levels. This report examines the challenges of digital transformation in SMCs from four viewpoints - society, economy, governance and environment.
Report

The promise of TradeTech: policy approaches to harness trade digitalization

The interplay of technologies and trade is not new. This publication explores how trade agreements could be a viable channel to advance the adoption of digital technologies and applications and to prevent a fragmented technological environment by encouraging international regulatory cooperation and by promoting regulatory...
Working paper

Boosting productivity in New Zealand by unleashing digitalisation

This paper overviews structural reforms that promote the diffusion of digital technologies and investment in intangible capital that maximises the potential of these technologies in New Zealand.
Strategy

Digital economy strategy: 2022 update

The Australian government has released this update, which outlines progress made on Australia becoming a top 10 digital economy and society by 2030.
Briefing paper

The promises and perils of new technologies to improve education and employment opportunities

In this policy briefing, the authors provide insights and policy recommendations to decision-makers and stakeholders, such as education and labor policy-makers, to expand access to skills and quality jobs to the most disadvantaged learners and workers across the world.
Report

Enabling digital transformation within the cultural sector? Documenting ACMI’s CEO digital mentoring pilot program: executive summary

This executive summary details recommendations from the exploratory, qualitative research conducted alongside the ACMI (Australian Centre for the Moving Image) CEO Digital Mentoring Program (the Program) pilot in 2021.
Briefing paper

Crypto, Web3 and the metaverse

This policy brief offers a clear explanation of the core concepts of cryptocurrencies, blockchain, web3, non-fungible tokens (NFTs) and the metaverse, and the policy implications.
Discussion paper

Digitalisation of conformance and accreditation processes

This paper discusses the challenges to global supply chains in the absence of a standardised framework for the digitalisation of conformance and accreditation processes - including the necessary information architecture and common language to identify, capture and share data of relevance to national product conformance.
Report

The Internet of Things: China’s rise and Australia’s choices

The Internet of Things (IoT) is connecting a growing range of economic and social activity across national borders. This trend threatens to disadvantage Australia and requires policies to build up the country’s own technological capacities, while devising innovative ways to manage the risks entailed in...
Policy report

SME digitalisation to "build back better"

This policy paper aims to improve understanding on how small and medium enterprises (SMEs) responded to the COVID-19 crisis and adapted to the new environment, and how different players in their ecosystems are contributing to their digital transition.
Report

The future of the digital CBD: Melbourne and beyond

This report provides the multi-disciplinary context for, and approach to, building a digital CBD. The report draws together expertise surrounding digital technologies and cities from economics, law, the social sciences, media and communications, and cybersecurity, to identify Melbourne’s challenges, transition points and opportunities.
Report

The new machinery of government: using machine technology in administrative decision-making

The NSW Government’s first digital strategy spoke of the need for government to be ‘digital by design’ and ‘digital by default'. This report is about the shift toward machine technologies, a term used for the broad range of digital and data enabled systems and processes...
Report

Digital inclusion in Western Australia: what we heard

This report highlights key findings from the Western Australian government's community consultation on a draft Digital Inclusion Blueprint.
Policy report

Australia’s digital future: a nation of users or leaders?

Australia risks dropping behind the world’s top technologically-driven nations without a stronger investment in digital technology-based research, innovation and workers, according to this summary for policy-makers.
Report

Construct NSW: digitalisation of construction

The purpose of the report is to determine how 'digital ready' the construction industry is to meet the opportunities of the digital future.
Report

The digital decide: how to agree on WTO rules for digital trade

Although digital trade is growing exponentially internationally, the “regulatory restrictions on international digital trade are growing equally, if not more, rapidly” (Lovelock, 2020). This report argues that World Trade Organization rules are much needed to limit these restrictions on digital trade by drawing agreed lines...
Report

G20 survey on agile approaches to the regulatory governance of innovation

This survey report showcases ongoing efforts of G20 governments to revisit how they regulate in a fast-paced global innovation landscape. It complements existing initiatives aimed at fostering more holistic, adaptive and better-coordinated regulatory governance by improving our understanding of regulatory approaches to innovation and digital...
Strategy

Digital culture strategy 2021-24

This strategy document sets out the Australia Council for the Arts' vision for a digitally-enabled and thriving arts and cultural industry. It provides an overarching framework to guide their approach and priorities for digital development.