The role of the information technology industry supporting other parts of the economy has been under-appreciated up until COVID-19, according to the Australian Information Industry Association chief executive Ron Gauci. But with the pandemic and the enforced lock-down, the sector is hopefully being seen through new eyes.

The nation has dramatically embraced the tools that have enabled work-from-home continuity for many businesses, not-for-profits and government department and agencies.

That widespread adoption of new tech and the changed work practices that have come with it should be viewed as an opportunity to accelerate the shift to new digital models, Mr Gauci said.

Article originally published on InnovationAus on 18 May 2020