On 5 November, OpenGov Asia was awarded the Trade & Industry Association President’s Award for 2015-2016. Mr. Ken, Pan Y. C. bestowed the award to Mr. Mohit Sagar, Managing Director of OpenGov.
This was announced at the 70th anniversary of the United Nations celebration, held at the Raffles City Convention Centre. The Gala Dinner event was jointly organised by United Nations Association of Singapore (UNAS) and Trade & Industry Association Singapore (TIAS).
Special Guests included: Mr. Sam Tan Chin Siong, Minister of State for Prime Minister’s Office and Ministry of Manpower; Dr. John Chen Seow Phun, Former Minister of State for Ministry of Communication and Information Technology; and Ms. Michelle Gyles McDonnough, UNDP Resident Representative for Malaysia, Singapore, and Brunei Darussalam.
During the celebration, speakers acknowledged the accomplishments of the United Nations over the past 70 years. It was noted by Mr. Sam Tan Chin Siong that Singapore has been an active player in UN diplomatic efforts. This has been true since it became the 117th UN member state on 21 September 1965.
As part of the Gala Dinner, they also held the award presentation ceremony for the latest edition of the Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) Asia Awards. In addition to winning admission to the TIAS membership roll, OpenGov won the President’s Award, which was the highest honor. The President’s Award recognised the most outstanding SME of 2015-2016.
Mr. Mohit Sagar stated, “OpenGov is a force to be reckoned with. My team works so hard and we love what we do. That has helped us get to where we are right now. I am so honored to have been bestowed the President’s Award and look forward to what the future holds for us.”
OpenGov is a content sharing platform bringing government together to discuss public sector innovation and use of technology. OpenGov celebrates its 1 year anniversary in December. Since established in 2014, OpenGov has been working as a content sharing platform to run forums and events throughout Asean. On the 1st of October, OpenGov launched its digital platform to provide news on public sector technology and innovation.
OpenGov is honored to have won the President’s Award by TIAS. OpenGov continues to plan and strategise for years to come, hoping that they can expand their knowledge and presence to other countries.