The Right Hon. Matt Hancock MP, Secretary of State at DCMS, talks about the UK Government's digital priorities.
Today’s connected society presents new and exciting opportunities to share and use information that supports research and innovation. Recent scientific advances, such as the discovery of the Higgs boson and gravitational waves, have been the result of idea and data collaborations between thousands of scientists, facilitated by digital technologies.
The digital revolution is a global one – it has no national boundaries, it is irreversible and it is unstoppable. To fully reap the rewards of this transformation, we must become a nation of digital optimists and arm all our people with the digital skills to embrace and benefit from this revolution.