- Digitizing the Dutch economy is changing more than robots, ING Economic Bureau, in a report published Monday on the basis of its own study. Under digitization means faster chips, the use of big data (eg customer data and transaction data) and connecting devices to the Internet to exchange data. These technologies will have a major impact on the economy of our country, more than robotics, 3D printing , alternative energy and new materials, the economists expect the bank.
The Randstad provinces of South Holland, North Holland and Utrecht and Noord-Brabant and Flevoland have sufficient adaptability to play in this. They feature a dynamic business sector and a relatively well-educated and young workforce.
Zeeland, Limburg, Overijssel, Drenthe and Friesland working with a less educated and older working population and a less dynamic business. They will have more difficulty with the changes that are coming. Here lies for government, education and business challenge to bring forward these provinces as well. "Through here focusing on smart industry and smart farming the Dutch position is even stronger and may cause an additional growth engine, '' said chief economist Marieke Blom of the ING office. 'Smart' (smart) stands for improving the production in the manufacturing industry and agriculture with the help of ICT.