Singapore OpenGov Leadership Forum 2018

Singapore OpenGov Leadership Forum 2018

Marina Bay SandsSingapore

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Marina Bay SandsSingapore,


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Marina Bay SandsSingapore


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While Singapore is a world leader in digital government services due to a sustained focus and investment in ICT across a range of public services, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong sees much more work to be done if Government’s vision of a truly transformed public sector is to be realised. 

The Prime Minister's Office recently announced structural changes to help achieve these goals. First, the Government Technology Agency (GovTech) will move from under the Ministry of Communications and Information to report directly to the Prime Minister’s Office. In addition, a new Smart Nation and Digital Government Group (SNDGO), overseen by a ministerial committee chaired by Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean, has also been formed. Collectively, the SNDGO and GovTech will form the Smart Nation and Digital Government Group (SNDGG) in the Prime Minister’s Office, adding a strong focus on the priorities of Government. 

Figure above: Organisational chart for Smart Nation and Digital Government Group (SNDGG) in the Prime Minister’s Office (Source: Prime Minister’s Office Singapore website)  

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong recognises the achievements of the public sector in digital transformation and seeks to accelerate these efforts. This move to bring various agencies and units dealing with technology under PMO is evidence of his commitment to fasterbetter results in Singapore's push to be a Smart Nation

Read more about Singapore's Smart Nation's developments here

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Government Technology Agency of Singapore (GovTech) - Leading the Way for Digital Government Transformation towards a Smart Nation

With some of the fastest broadband services available and smart digital services that enable seamless transactions, the Republic is recognised as a leading light in the digital world.

Digital transformation within the public sector is at the heart of what GovTech does, harness the best info-communications technologies to make a difference to the everyday lives of people in Singapore

These include its Smart Nation vision and digital economy, and the National Cyber Security Masterplan 2018, a five-year plan that serves to reinforce the nation's cyber security programmes by intensifying efforts in Government and the nation's Critical Infocomm Infrastructure as well as the wider infocomm ecosystem which includes businesses and individuals. 

Singapore’s Cybersecurity Strategy - Four pillars underpin the Strategy

The Smart Nation is not just a slogan – It is a rallying concept for citizen to work together to transform the future together.  The next leap to be a Smart Nation - everybody needs to get active, engaged, excited, secure and make a quantum leap forward.  

OpenGov is a strong supporter of the Smart Nation strategy, and in our 4th Annual Singapore OpenGov Leadership Forum 2018, we are working with the public sector to not only review accomplishments so far, but in the spirit of the Prime Minister’s strategy, we discuss, analyse and probe opportunities for faster and better government service delivery.

We captured real-time on-screen responses from our carefully-designed polling questions to provide intelligence and insights on the current ICT landscape

The digital landscape is constantly evolving from mobile apps to smart technology, on-the-go citizens demand engagingefficient and secure access with more turnkey solutions.

In order to provide our citizens and government agencies with a secure, streamlined and personalised digital experience, the Singapore OpenGov Leadership Forum will focus on the tools and techniques that build on your agency’s mission for an effective digital government strategy.

Here, you will meet C-level government experts and industry professionals addressing the most important policy, management and leadership issues surrounding the future of digital government and the role of the public sector CIO.

You will gain access to innovative case studies and interactive discussions on Cyber Security, Big Data, IoT, MobilityBlockchain and Data Centres through first-hand interactions with peers, luminaries, as well as, emerging and establishing organisations.

The 4th Annual Singapore OpenGov Leadership Forum serving as a full day of valuable insights and networking opportunities plays an integral role in keeping the digital professionals ConnectedEducatedEngaged and Inspired.

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