Liverpool Digital Connectivity Aims
Liverpool launches plans on how to become the country's most digitally connected and inclusive city region.
07:54 15 December 2020
Draft documents explaining how Liverpool plans to become the country's most digitally connected and inclusive city region has been recently published. It focuses on digital infrastructure and connectivity, tech for good and a smart city region, digital and creaTech sector development, cross-sector digitalisation and artificial intelligence, digital skills for recovery and growth and digital inclusion.
Steve Rotheram, Metro Mayor of the Liverpool City Region, said: “The past few months have reiterated just how essential technology is in almost every aspect of our lives; from how we work and learn, entertain ourselves and, especially, in how we keep in touch with our loved ones,"
“Moving forward, digital technology is only going to play a bigger and bigger role in our lives. We’ve decided to take stock of where we’re at and where we want to go by putting together an action plan for our digital strategy.”
Councillor David Baines, Portfolio Holder for Digital Connectivity and Inclusion, added: “The Combined Authority has led on producing the 2021-2023 Digital Strategy and Action Plan, however I am very clear that they are for the whole City Region and will be collectively owned and delivered,”
“We are therefore keen to get detailed input from stakeholders from all sectors and all parts of the city region. Please take the time to let us know what you think – you will be directly influencing our city region’s digital future.”