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SIIA Welcomes Report on Transatlantic Digital Economy
WASHINGTON, DC (May 18, 2017) – The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA), the principal association representing the software and digital content industries, today welcomed the release of The Transatlantic Digital Economy 2017: How and Why it Matters for the United States, Europe and the World by the Johns Hopkins University’s Daniel S. Hamilton.
SIIA' Senior Vice President for Public Policy, Mark MacCarthy, issued the following statement:
“This detailed report highlights new metrics to understand the critical importance of the Transatlantic Digital Economy. While there is still much work to be done to overcome the hurdles facing the digital economy like localization requirements and the widening skills gap, this report also emphasizes the numerous opportunities for growth in areas such as health care, education, and infrastructure.”
The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) is the principal trade association for the software and digital information industries representing software companies, data and analytics firms, information service companies, and digital publishers. Members of the Education Technology Industry Network (ETIN) of SIIA work with K-12 schools and institutions of higher education nationwide to develop and deliver education software applications, digital instructional content, online learning services and related technologies. They are helping to support teachers and instruction, improve student learning, carry out various administrative operations, and improve school productivity and educational performance.