Enabling seamless access to urban public transport systems around the world
“If you are working a day job or a week job, you will be getting paid in that fashion. You don’t have the benefit of buying a monthly pass or a weekly pass. You literally have to wait in line each time for your one-time journey.”
Towards Smart Nation Singapore – Developments in 2017 (Part 1 of 3)
The Government identified five national strategic projects: National Digital Identity (NID) framework, e-Payments, Smart Nation Sensor Platform, Smart Urban Mobility and Moments of Life. The Committee for Future Economy released its report in February.
ADB issues paper on blockchain use cases in the context of development finance
The Paper assesses the potential and implementation limits
in five use cases: Digital Identity; Trade finance; Project aid monitoring; Smart
energy and smart mobility; and Supply chain management.
The public sector's dual role as regulator and driver of data initiatives
“Partnerships between the public and private sector can play a huge role – not only in outlining and implementing data regulations and identifying security risks, but tapping on the private sectors’ expertise in training and skills development.”
Singapore moves ahead on smart mobility – Autonomous scheduled and on-demand public transport by 2022; first AV test centre opened
The autonomous on-demand services will enhance first and last mile connectivity and will be particularly useful for the elderly, families with young children and the less mobile.
Singapore expands its Global Innovation Alliance to Beijing to help Singapore tech companies access opportunities in China
GIA (Beijing) will facilitate access to talent, capital, customers and partners in major innovation hubs within China, including Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Suzhou and Wuhan.
SGInnovate to focus on Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain and MedTech and invest in 20 deep tech startups during 2018
“SGInnovate is itself
a startup and, to echo DPM Tharman’s point when he launched us last year, we
will keep prototyping and pivoting in the coming years.”
Philippines Business Data Bank launched by DOF, DICT and DILG to streamline application and renewal of business permits
The PBDB system is
among three major initiatives of the DOF, as lead agency of the government’s
anti-red tape program (ARTA) to improve the ease of doing business in the
One-stop SkillsFuture portal launched to help Singaporeans make informed learning and career plans
Each individual will have a personalised account for their learning and career plans, which can follow them through life.
Most popular OpenGov Asia stories in 2017
The most popular stories were on topics ranging from Healthcare ICT and e-payments to artificial intelligence and exploration of a radical new model of government services.