In a new initiative being driven by the Council, the local Chamber, Waterford LEO and a number of industry partners, ambitious plans have commenced to create a Digital Transformation Hub for Dungarvan. With a clear purpose – to enable Dungarvan to achieve its potential and become a thriving 21st century town.
The initial focus of the Hub will be on providing safe, remote workspace in the town centre for people currently struggling while working from home due to the Covid pandemic. And for those people who will be in a blended working situation over the next number of years.
Thereafter, the Hub will expand its services to allow all business in the area, large medium and small, embrace the opportunities offered by digital transformation. Through collaboration with mentors and experts at a national level, local businesses can re-imagine their processes, culture and customer experience with tailored solutions. This will allow these organisations to meet the challenging and changing requirements of the 21st century marketplace.
Right now the input of the general public is vital, to ensure the Hub meets the needs of all the people from the Dungarvan area. To this end, the partners are conducting a survey so as to get broad input on future needs and priorities. The survey is anonymous and can be accessed on the web-sites and social media platforms of Waterford City and County Council, Dungarvan and West Waterford Chamber of Commerce and Waterford Local Enterprise Office.
#WorkLiveDungarvan is an initiative which will set Dungarvan up for a future in enterprise that will be sustainable, vibrant, collaborative and, most certainly, digital in focus. The Partners are appealing to all people interested in the future of Dungarvan to complete the survey. It is the first part of the process and will contribute to the creation of Dungarvan’s future. Today.
Kieran Kehoe, Director of Services with the Council and designated Dungarvan Town Manager says: ‘The Council has commenced “Dungarvan 2040 – a Strategic Urban Development Framework” and this will be a hugely important piece of work. But this digital transformation initiative will parallel this framework and will ensure investment in Dungarvan’s enterprise infrastructure at the same time as its broader future is being planned. So the big immediate ask is for people to take the survey and help Dungarvan’s future journey begin’.