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Digital transformation is of vital importance for a just and democratic society

07/07/2022 07:38

Deputy Minister for Research, Innovation and Digital Policy of Cyprus, Kyriakos Kokkinos, highlighted the role that digital transformation plays in building a just and democratic society, during his speech at the Economist conference in Athens.

Kyriakos Kokkinos who participated in the panel discussion titled "Digital Transformations in the Pipeline", noted that the dual digital and green transition is of vital importance in building a sustainable and more resilient growth model.

In this context, he argued that the citizen must be put at the center of a digital transformation that will boost stability and prosperity.

"The successful implementation of the digital transformation requires that we invest concurrently and equally in four key pillars: e-government and digitization of services, digital infrastructure and connectivity, modern skills for human resources, and digital capacity of enterprises", Kokkinos said.

The Deputy Minister noted that this digital transformation model serves the goal of "a just, democratic and inclusive society and a strong economy based on knowledge, innovation, and technological development, creating quality jobs and standing firm against the global challenges that threaten its sustainability today".

On the sidelines of the conference, Kokkinos held meetings with counterparts, government officials and international business leaders.