TECH BUYER May 2022 - IDC Perspective - Doc # EUR149114022

Guiding Principles for Smart and Sustainable Islands


Louisa Barker
Joe Dignan

This IDC Perspective outlines guiding principles for island leaders, national governments, and regional bodies that want position islands as innovators and demonstrators of smart and sustainable solutions. Smart and sustainable islands harness digital technologies and data to drive better social, environmental, and economic outcomes for citizens, businesses, and visitors.

"Islands can be viewed as large-scale demonstrators of the benefits of leveraging digital technology to showcase what is possible for economic development, environmental sustainability, and social cohesion. Island leaders who want to take advantage of this opportunity must ensure they have the right organizational structure, skills, and foundational technologies in place to create a fertile environment for innovation," said Louisa Barker, research manager, IDC Government Insights Europe.



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