Blockchain technology and its impact on the Digital transformation of Mauritius

  • Posted 07 Feb 2019
Blockchain technology and its impact on the Digital transformation of Mauritius

A workshop on 'Blockchain Technology and its impact on Digital Transformation' was organised on Wednesday by the Ministry of Technology, Communication and Innovation in collaboration with the University of Mauritius. The objective was to shed light on the concept of blockchain and how it can be used across sectors to trigger the digital transformation of Mauritius.

The themes addressed during the workshop were: What is blockchain? and How does blockchain technology assist in the digital transformation?  The resource person was Mr Bojan Hadzisejdic, Blockchain Expert, Cotrugli Business School, Republic of Croatia.

According to the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Technology, Communication and Innovation, Dr (Mrs) R. Y. Moorghen, the Digital Mauritius 2030 Strategic Plan was launched last year to chart the way forward to further boost the ICT sector.  The plan clearly outlines the major role of emerging technologies like blockchain technology, artificial intelligence, cloud computing, and others engines of growth for the sector.

Dr Moorghen pointed out that over the past few decades a lot of investment has been injected in the digitalisation of public services of Mauritius.  However, she indicated, there comes a time where it is necessary to reinforce the layers of trust to be able to have an even higher adoption of ICT in public sector and even higher take up of e-services by citizens.

More info on: govmu.org

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