Arnel Casanova of BCDA on Clark Green City, the first Smart City in the Philippines

Arnel Casanova of BCDA on Clark Green City

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.”

JurongHealth Services CIO discusses the fully Integrated EMR Suite, Hospital ICT Systems and achieving HIMSS EMRAM Stage 6

JurongHealth Services CIO discusses the fully Integrated EMR Suite

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?

GOV.AU Prototype passes International Assessment Panel

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

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.

Giles Nunis, Western Australia GCIO: Working to raise the value of the CIO and drive greater innovation

Giles Nunis

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.

Advocating for great eHealth governance and national standards for health ICT in the Philippines

Advocating for great eHealth governance and national standards for health ICT in the Philippines

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.