What should be government’s role in NSTIC at its beginning?
The government can’t abdicate responsibility and just collaborate with companies. Its job is to be an advocate for the people and ensure that the guiding principles are not left behind because they are inconvenient or perceived to cost too much.
The private sector is not just the largest IT companies; government must remember to foster space for new innovations to emerge.
Government must, in this phase of emerging activity:
- develop with the ecosystem the broadest possible range of stakeholders;
- agree on metrics (both qualitative and quantitative) for ecosystem health, balance and success;
- monitor and feedback to the system the results from the agreed-upon indicators.