On July 9, Georgia’s Digital Transformation Consortium, initiated by Georgia’s large- and medium-sized IT and consulting companies and serving as an open and collaborative platform based on a public-private partnership model, was signed by about 40 representatives of the IT industry, consultants, academics, and industry associations at Georgia’s Innovation and Technology Agency (GITA).
The Digital Transformation Consortium aims to promote Georgia’s digital transformation, as well as the development of a decentralized ecosystem of public e-services, and to increase the country’s innovative export potential on international markets.
"The dynamic development of cyber-physical-biological technologies of the 4th Industrial Revolution creates completely new challenges that radically change the paradigms at the level of economy, public governance (including e-governance), and social relations. The "Next Normal" formed in the wake of COVID-19 further accelerated these trends. "Digital Transformation” in response to these challenges, requires wholesale rethinking of existing approaches, and not only redesigning business processes but also transforming business models," said Mr. David Kiziria, a member of the Georgian Digital Transformation Consortium initiative group, while Mr. Aleksi Aleksishvili, CEO at PMCG, and a member of the Georgian Digital Transformation Consortium initiative group stated: "The COVID-19 pandemic has shown us how important it is to maximize digitalization of services effectively in a timely manner. We think that this consortium is a very good platform to work together to meet the challenges and offer interesting and innovative products to international markets."