Our vision is of a connected, vibrant, active and prosperous community, supported by an equally vibrant and prosperous business sector. Strong strategic relationships between government and various industry groups, sharing information about emerging demands and government priorities, being open to new ideas and trialling new technology, will help us achieve this vision. ACT Government is prepared to take managed risks to achieve solutions-based innovations that bring value and benefit to the community. We recognise that government is not alone in providing services to the community and that opportunities exist to provide more seamless and efficient services by working together. Boosting engagement is a way to broaden our own perspective, learn different approaches, enable industry and our community to add value, ensure better services through partnering, and optimise outcomes from joined-up approaches.
Canberra has a thriving knowledge economy, a highly educated workforce and ready access to research collaborations. The Canberra information technology sector is made up of over 1,500 businesses ranging from multinationals down to micro businesses. Private sector employment of information technology professionals in Canberra is more than double the Australia average on a per capita basis. In Canberra you can build a world-class global business, leveraging talent through connected networks, linking into research and higher education and having access to contemporary digital infrastructure.
Rapidly changing technology creates new opportunities, particularly in the knowledge economy. It also creates new challenges. Identifying and sharing knowledge, opportunities and challenges across government and various industry sectors such as education, social services, health, property, finance, environment, science and technology, can allow us to identify and create value for our community potentially greater than the sum of our parts.