Stakeholders should come together and contribute to diagnosing Brunei Darussalam’s capacity for digital innovation and develop projects that position the Sultanate as a digital leader in the region with the Digital Economy Masterplan as a platform and also adopting the Industrial Revolution 4.0 (IR4.0).
Stakeholders should also consider a whole-of-nation approach to digital transformation for the efforts to be successful.
This was said by Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Transport and Infocommunications (MTIC) Ir Haji Mohammad Nazri bin Haji Mohammad Yusof during a Brunei Darussalam Digital Innovation Profile Co-Creation workshop organised by Authority for Info-communications Technology Industry of Brunei Darussalam (AITI) and E-Government National Centre (EGNC) in cooperation with International Telecommunication Union (ITU).
The workshop was held at the Amar Pahlawan Hall of the MTIC and attended by representatives from government agencies, private sector, academia, entrepreneurial support networks, finance sector and entrepreneurs.
ITU shared assessing tools that attending stakeholders could use to gauge where Brunei stands in the entrepreneurial lifecycle; the obvious gaps that need to be prioritised for immediate action; and what programmes need to take place to solve the problems identified in the economy.
The stakeholders then brainstormed the components to achieve Brunei Vision 2035 and create appropriate recommendations for the development of information and communications technology (ICT) innovation ecosystem.