David Songhulashvili, Chairman of the Sector Economy and Economic Policy Committee, participated in the private-public dialogue “Conceptual Model of Digital Transformation for Georgia.”
In the context of public dialogue, new challenges caused by the 4th Industrial Revolution, as well as the concept-model of digital transformation of Georgia’s innovative ecosystem (public and private e-services), were discussed.
“The development of digital technologies, innovations, and new models, as well as their timely and complete implementation, provides a unique opportunity for societies and states to succeed. The process is critical, and the post-Covid situation has demonstrated that the further along you are in the reform process, the more competitive the country becomes, the more the integration of the public and private sectors, and the faster the economy improves,” Songhulashvili stated.
He went on to speak about the importance of a unified approach of the government to the modernization of the public sector, effective and transparent governance and citizen-centered reforms.
“Georgia must have the ambition and the resources to be a regional leader in the field of digital transformation,” Songhulashvili noted. “With the help of the private sector, this will be possible. Promoting innovation and technical development, as well as the expansion of high-tech exports, such as in the fields of energy and transportation/transit, is essential for Georgia’s competitiveness in the global digital economy and economic strength. The digital transformation process has already begun in earnest. The programs and infrastructure being implemented in the regions confirm this and show that the state is prepared to accelerate the process.”
The Conceptual Model of Digital Transformation for Georgia was developed in collaboration with the Georgian ICT Cluster and the Georgian Digital Transformation Consortium, with the support of the USAID Economic Security Program and with the involvement of the Digital Transformation Committee.