Technology: A new IT and telecommunications task force has been launched to break down barriers between the public and private sector.
Communications and media minister Luc Frieden has launched a task force to further develop the information and communications technology sector in Luxembourg. The group, dubbed “Lux-ICT”, aims to streamline cooperation between public and private sector organisations, according to a government press statement issued on Tuesday.
For the past several years Luxembourg’s government has pursued a policy of promoting the ICT sector as part of the country’s economic diversification, which currently is dominated by financial services and the public sector.
“The mission of the task force is better coordination between the private and public sector in order to ensure all the opportunities are seized and to achieve efficient and fast progress as regards Luxembourg’s positioning as an ICT hub,” a spokeswoman for the communications and media ministry told Delano on Wednesday.
Public and private sector members
Frieden, who also serves as finance minister, will chair the task force.
Other members include economy and trade minister Etienne Schneider, and several representatives of ICTLuxembourg, a federation of trade groups: ICTLuxembourg chief Romain Lanners, EuroCloud Luxembourg president Amal Choury, Fedil-ICT president Gérard Hoffmann, Apsi president Jean Diederich, and ABBL executive board member Marc Hemmerling (all except Schneider pictured above).
Lux-ICT will hold “regular meetings and more information exchange,” the ministry spokeswoman said. “Depending on the subjects discussed, thematic groups may be created.” However, “organising public events isn’t a mission of the task force at this stage.”
She explained that the name “Lux-ICT” represents the effort, which “should most of all streamline the coordination between the relevant actors and is not a public promotion initiative” or a replacement for other programmes.