During the recent EmTech Asia conference, OpenGov ran into Arnel Paciano Casanova, President and CEO, Bases Conversion and Development Authority, who works directly under the President. His organisation deals with the planning and construction of Clark Green City. “This is Clark Green City, previously an army camp, which will turn into a new business centre for the country,” said Mr. Casanova, “The entire city of Clark encompasses 65,000 hectares of land, roughly the size of Manila. The property that we are building upon is 35,000 hectares of land, half of the size of Manila.”
We have been constructing sensors for a long time but something has changed! Now sensors can talk – they have been fused with communications devices. They can be remotely interrogated via the internet. Their data can be stripped and analyzed, reformulated, visualized, geographically located, using the latest computer technologies.
This week, the Singapore Traffic Police launched new Mobile Speed Cameras (MSC) in tandem with their Annual Road Traffic Report. These cameras will work in line with the existing laser cameras and digital speed enforcement cameras to identify speeding vehicles.
JurongHealth Services CIO discusses the fully Integrated EMR Suite, Hospital ICT Systems and achieving HIMSS EMRAM Stage 6
After five years of construction, NTFGH and JCH were opened to the public seven months ago. Since they were launched, the hospitals have been recognised as amongst the most digitally advanced health care facilities in the region. The plan for the IT systems was put into motion while construction of the facilities commenced. JurongHealth aimed to provide a transformative healthcare experience through the integration of advanced ICT.
GOV.AU Prototype passes International Assessment Panel, what does this mean for Government Digital Services?
Since last year, the Australian Digital Transformation Office (DTO) has been working to transform the way that government digital services operate. One of their leading projects includes a nine-week design process to create a GOV.AU prototype to improve online service delivery. Since last year, the Australian Digital Transformation Office (DTO) has been working to transform the way that government digital services operate. One of their leading projects includes a nine-week design process to create a GOV.AU prototype to improve online service delivery.
Noboru Nakatani invites us to INTERPOL Global Complex for Innovation to discuss how they fight Cybercrime
One of INTERPOL’s top priorities this year is fighting cybercrime. As cybercrime is ‘borderless by nature’, the sheer threat of targeted attacks on government agencies is daunting. Since established in 2014, the INTERPOL Global Complex for Innovation (IGCI) has acted as a research and development facility for the identification of crimes and criminals. As we were interested in learning more about INTERPOL’s efforts to combat cybercrime, we spoke to Noboru Nakatani, Executive Director, INTERPOL Global Complex for Innovation.
The trial was conducted by Interislander and supported by the New Zealand Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA) Technology Demonstration programme, which trials new or underutilized technology. It was tested on the former Interislander ferry, Arahura.
Royal Thai Police, The Crime Suppression Division on Technology Crime have released an application- Home Guard. It is made available on both Google Playstore as well as the Apple Appstore. Users will only simply have to enter their registered mobile number and the app is ready for use.
Giles Nunis, Western Australia GCIO: Working to raise the value of the CIO and drive greater innovation
OpenGov recently caught up with Mr. Giles Nunis, Government CIO, Western Australia. The Office of the GCIO is a sub department of the Department of Finance. Through this capacity, Mr. Nunis chairs the Director Generals council and the CIO council. Giles Nunis was appointed into the inaugural role of Chief Executive and Government Chief Information Officer on 30 September 2015, having been acting in the role since 28 April 2015.
The Asia eHealth Information Network (AeHIN) works to promote better use of ICT to achieve improved health through peer-to-peer assistance, knowledge sharing, and learning. They operate through a regional approach for greater country-level impacts across South and Southeast Asia. To learn more about his role and the development of eHealth in the Philippines, OpenGov reached out to Dr Alvin Marcelo, Chair of the Asia eHealth Information Network, Member of the National eHealth TWG, and Director of the University of the Philippines Manila National Telehealth Center.