"One of my priorities for 2013 is to promote Portuguese export. We need to increase our export, especially via e-commerce", said Antonio Murta. He also intends to collaborate with his Government to combat fiscal evasion via IT tools: "This is a very big issue in Portugal and we need to balance the economy".
Mr Murta would like to concentrate his activity as Digital Champions on:
- promoting Portuguese exports and use ICT to enable that growth – both digital and non-digital
- using ICT to reduce the level of informal economy in our country
- continuing to be a smart adopter of e-Government practices
- creating qualified jobs in ICT
The Digital Champions sees 2 challenges Portugal needs to deal with: the lack of visibility of IT sector and the lack of finance. "There is a lack of funding for our SMEs and we are still trying to find the best ways to tackle that", added Mr Murta.