Insight Session

OpenGov Breakfast Insight - Smart Nation 2.0 - Big Data Analytics at the Heart of Smart Nation Push

Fairmont Singapore - The Swissotel The Stamford
October 26, 2017

OpenGov Breakfast Insight - Smart Nation 2.0 - Big Data Analytics at the Heart of Smart Nation Push

Event Date:
October 26, 2017
Karen Chan
Event location:

Smart Nation is a whole-of-nation journey. Advances in digital technology have opened new possibilities to enhance the way we live, work, play, and interact.


Venue Location

Fairmont Singapore - The Swissotel The Stamford

80 Bras Basah Rd, Singapore 189560
The Venue details have yet to be announced.

Agenda Information

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Who should attend?

  • Chief Information Officers
  • Head of Data Analytics
  • Head of IT
  • Head of Policy
  • Head of Planning
  • Head of Strategy
  • IT Consultants
  • IT Managers

Topics Covered

You are invited to an exclusive breakfast session to understand how to:

  • Incorporate data analytics into the decision-making process
  • Leverage Augmented Intelligence and machine learning to automatically analyse information and generate insights
  • Improve the potential to alter the analytical landscape with greater capabilities such as automated data preparation, natural language processing and generation of advanced statistical analysis
  • Remove the constraints of data literacy
  • Optimise the multiplier effect through the combination of machines and people
  • Use machine intelligence to point out statistically derived insights that prompt users to look at things differently, and ultimately remove bias and broaden knowledge

OpenGov is bringing an International Speaker to Singapore where he will be talking about:

  • Uncovering powerful and effective methods for optimising governance and offer exciting opportunities for data analytics in government
  • Embracing big data technologies to help transform the public service experience for citizens and employees
  • Focusing on delivering value and on adopting these emerging technologies while creating the kind of internal conditions that will inspire employees to embrace change
  • Enhancing smart data discovery capabilities to work in combination with human centric analysis and exploration, to satisfy the full range of users and use cases in an organisation

This is a closed-door invitation only to an interactive session with the Singapore’s top government agencies and industry experts.

OpenGov makes a concerted effort to provide participants with ample opportunities to plan and develop strategies reduce technology costs and improve overall operational efficiency of the government.

Event Summary

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Smart Nation is a whole-of-nation journey. Advances in digital technology have opened new possibilities to enhance the way we live, work, play, and interact.

Singapore continuous journey towards a Smart Nation to support better living, stronger communities, and create more opportunities, for all.

An initiative, coordinated by the Smart Nation and Digital Government Office in the Prime Minister's Office, supported by other government agencies.


To have significant impact on the citizen and society, 5 Key Domains have been identified:

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The smart nation platform will provide access to greater and meaningful information, enabling governments and citizens to make better decisions related to transport, health, and other services. It also can offer access to rich-data and innovative products and ideas, leading to the creation of solutions that can better society.

The Growing Volume of Big Data

There’s an explosion in the volume of data in today’s increasingly digitised, interconnected world. Making use of this data through analytics is critical if we want to realise the true potential of technology in transforming businesses, governments and ultimately, the lives of people. In this context, it sits at the very heart of the Smart Nation initiative.

Better data insights can further help businesses improve their operations.

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CLEVER Analysis in Big Data Is Transforming the Provision of Public Services 

  • Data science in public policy is about enabling evidence-based decision making in government
  • Besides applying data science to inform policy making and to support day-to-day operational decisions, another area that government is working on is the development of smart, data-driven applications to enhance or deliver more customised experiences for citizens

Importance of Data Analytics in the Public Sector

Singapore has clearly led the Smart City evolution and dissemination of information.

In the public sector, a great deal of the examples involves the population. It is about taking what exists from a complex set of analytics to comprehend what is happening within a city or organisation and making the key elements available to the electorate.

The data which is anonymised and analysed, provide insights that will contribute towards forming solutions that can help improve the lives of citizens.



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Data security – people simply will not share if data is not protected. Government as an enabler for data available to be in a trusted, consistent environment.

To be more decision-centric, with less focus on reporting, using analytics to derive intelligent conclusions.

E.g. Use of Analytics enables LTA to generate a platform crowd heatmap in real time using data. LTA can then monitor the platform crowd so they know how crowded the stations are and can inject trains where necessary.

Combining Machine Learning and similar technologies to enrich the analytical experience for a government user.

The revamped portal, makes the data available more relevant and understandable for the public, through data visualisations and data narratives. More of this needs to come.

The Ability to Govern Data, wherever it resides.

Smart Nation initiative includes plans for an operating system that allows all public agencies to connect to, so essential sensor data can be anonymised, secured, managed, and shared.

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How do IT Leaders Move Forward? 

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