Report Series

Every Sector Is
a Software Sector

Series Overview

Software is now an integral part of every industry, not just the software or tech industries. Half of all coding jobs are actually outside the tech industry. This series of reports is intended to help policymakers and society understand that when we talk about enabling the benefits of software, we’re talking about enabling the entire US economy.

Every Sector Is a Software Sector: Smart Energy

Every Sector Is a Software Sector: Smart Energy cover


Given the power of innovation, the energy sector has begun transformative efforts to maximize its use of software to fuel a cleaner, greener energy sector that is more distributed, resilient, and affordable. Software is being deployed in energy to process underused data, unlock previously scarce resources, rethink the ways we do things, and make our energy use more efficient. It is fueling a huge revolution throughout the entire energy life cycle with the potential to transform how we generate, distribute, use, and save energy.

Every Sector Is a Software Sector: Agriculture

Every Sector Is a Software Sector: Agriculture cover


Agricultural opportunity today is rooted in software. Software innovations have quickly become essential tools for the day-today operations of the agricultural sector — improving the way everything from farms to tractors are run. Farmers have rapidly adopted breakthrough software advances that are enabling them to solve problems in ways previously unimaginable, thereby maximizing agricultural opportunity.

Every Sector Is a Software Sector: Manufacturing

Every Sector Is a Software Sector: Manufacturing cover


Manufacturing has long been the backbone of the American economy. Today we stand on the verge of a major manufacturing renaissance powering more jobs, with economic impacts as transformative as those sparked by the first industrial revolution. Powerful and new software-driven technologies are helping expand a manufacturer’s strategic options — enabling companies to create new kinds of jobs, boost efficiency, drive quality, and improve output.

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