Digital Government APAC

New Singapore Government agency to oversee digital strategy

The Singapore Government has launched the Government Technology Agency (GovTech) to spearhead its digital and data strategy, saying it will partner public agencies, industry and citizens to transform public service delivery through the use of technologies such as data science and analytics, artificial intelligence and machine learning.

‘More connectivity, less discrepancy,’ says Jakarta Smart City’s Head of IT Development

Jakarta Smart City (JSC) is the most integrated public reporting and information platform in Jakarta, Indonesia's sprawling capital city with a population exceeding 9 million. JSC was initiated in December 2014, developed to create one platform that provides public information about the city - in an age where data sharing is the key to prosperity. The initiative contributed to the motion of smart cities with the use of technology and communications to achieve better public services. It aims to enhance public participation, and enable the government to utilize data, provide feedback and criticism easily. Heading JSC's IT Development is Prasetyo A. Wicaksono, a computer software specialist, who shares the initiative's vision for a more efficient, resilient and connected Jakarta.

Smart City InFocus 2016: Yinchuan

For the second year in a row, government officials and C-level executives came together from around the world for an exclusive 3-day interactive conference program in Yinchuan, the premier Smart City capital of China. And Telecom Review team was there to cover this event.

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