EXCLUSIVE – The impact of whole-of-government changes and amalgamation at a newly formed WA government department
“The idea is to agree to the outcome and then find the easiest way to achieve the outcome using new tools, not replicating the practices of the past.”
A*STAR officially launches Tech Access Initiative and opens new Industrial Additive Manufacturing Facility (IAMF) to help SMEs
“To remain competitive in the changing manufacturing landscape, our SMEs need to deepen their innovation capabilities & tap the opportunities from advanced manufacturing tech.”
Indonesia’s Fire and Rescue Department to use Data Analytics and Mobile Platforms to optimise and improve services
At the Indonesia OpenGov Leadership Forum, we learned about how the public sector is looking to embrace data analytics to improve operations across several agencies. OpenGov spoke to Sugeng Wiyono S SOS MSI, Secretary General, Fire and Rescue Department, Indonesia, about his plan to further utilise security and data analytics tools to improve service delivery throughout his agency.
The Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (PM&C) is the lead agency on public data policy across the Australian Public Service, and on whole-of-government digital transformation policy. Helen Owens leads a team that is responsible for providing whole of government policy advice on the Australian Government’s public data strategy. This includes delivering: a world class public data infrastructure; our national spatial data infrastructure; a data skills development program to improve efficiency and productivity in the Commonwealth; and a range of programs to increase the availability and use of non-sensitive anonymised public sector data in the wider economy.
Indonesia OpenGov Leadership Forum 2016 brings Indonesian Public Sector together to discuss digital transformation and how technology will disrupt government service delivery
Data Analytics and Cloud Computing technologies are starting to make waves throughout the public sector. Government agencies are starting to see the benefits of these technologies and making plans to further integrate advanced ICT solutions. On 25th February, 2016, over 138 public servants from Indonesian Government public sector agencies were brought together to discuss how they can drive digital transformation through digital service delivery and ICT integration.
South Korea’s cloud industry is more lively than ever before, as the country has adopted world’s first cloud-specific law that aims to invigorate cloud computing in the country. OpenGov spoke to Professor Park Choon Sik, the Chairman of Cloud Computing Centre at Seoul Women’s University and Korea Fast Identity Online (FIDO) Industry Forum which was established in 2015 to facilitate healthy development of ICT industry and new technology in FIDO in the era of Pintech and IoT.
United States NIST Cyber Security Framework: Standards which work as a translational tool across the world
OpenGov recently spoke to Matthew Barrett, Program Manager, Cyber Security Framework, NIST, about how the infamous framework was developed with the help of public-private sector collaboration and what they are doing to improve the framework. Mr. Barrett comes from a program and executive management background. He brings a unique perspective to the Cyber Security Framework team, as he is able to highlight greater concerns such as risk management.
Mr. Nicholas W Yang, Secretary for Innovation and Technology, HK SAR Government, responds to a question raised in the Legislative Council about Hong Kong’s sluggish development of the innovation and technology sector.
Recently, Steve Leonard, Executive Deputy Chairman for IDA, reflected on the Smart Nation journey while presenting at EmTech Asia. He foresees that the nation will change dramatically, disrupting our regular routines as we know it, and predicts a day where we live with pervasive connectivity. OpenGov sat down with Steve Leonard himself, to discuss his foci for the year, the importance of collaboration, and why commercialization of tech will feed a Smart Nation.
Singapore CFE Sub-Committee on Future of Connectivity addresses how to strengthen network of connections globally
This past week the Sub-Committee on the Future of Connectivity, chaired by Mr Chan Chun Sing, Minister, Prime Minister’s Office, and Secretary-General of the National Trades Union Congress, convened to discuss how Singapore can strengthen its extensive network of connections to create opportunities across the entire globe. The Sub-Committee, derived of public and private sector representatives of various background, explored different ways in which Singapore could improve connectivity in the domains of aviation, maritime, finance, and trade hubs.