World Bank and GSMA announce partnership to harness big data for development projects
This new initiative is expected to unlock new insights from
anonymised data collected by mobile network operators through IoT devices and
aggregate data from smartphone use. This will also benefit operators and
governments, as increased use of big data can enable better service provision,
creation of new indicators and statistics, and better quality of life for users
and citizens in general.
Two new initiatives announced by MDEC to strengthen Malaysia’s cybersecurity ecosystem
A cyber training academy will be set up at APU. PGI will install
some of its Cyber Training infrastructure at the academy and train delegates
and trainers. Through Tecforte’s ELITE initiative, an on-campus security
operation centre (SOC) will be set up to provide students with hands-on
NTU Singapore partners with Alibaba to set up joint research institute for AI technologies
The AI technologies developed through the collaboration will
be tested on the NTU Smart Campus to demonstrate the effectiveness of the
solutions. The two parties will also work together for building a
crowdsourcing platform to connect researchers and industry practitioners around
the world within an AI-focused R&D ecosystem.
New Zealand’s deployment of ultra-fast broadband ahead of plan
By the end of 2022, fibre-to-the-premises will be available to 87% of the New Zealand population in 390 towns and cities.
Malaysia to create digital transformation framework for Kuala Lumpur International Airport
Malaysia is using intelligent automation and
advanced analytics to help transform the passenger experience at the Kuala
Lumpur International Airport (KLIA).
Investment arm of SPRING Singapore appoints 9 co-investors under Startup SG Equity
Through this partnership with
the private sector investors, SSC is committing up to S$100 million under the
RIE2020 budget. SSC aims to catalyse more than S$200 million of investments
into early stage startups over the next eight years.
GovTech Singapore issues call to co-create innovative digital solutions for the public sector
Solutions being sought range from an AI and robotics solution to patrol an outdoor compound to a mixed-reality training simulation and a smart auscultation system to support telehealth initiatives.
Future trends of data and bandwidth demand in Australia
The working paper Demand for fixed-line broadband in Australia examines the demand for fixed-line broadband in Australia over the next decade.
EXCLUSIVE – Using cloud computing and big data to address a poorly understood medical condition
A secure, multi-user
data aggregation system with a centralised data repository facilitated
international collaboration among clinicians from 25 centres across 10
countries. It addressed previously encountered difficulties including
insufficient data entry, security concerns with the transfer of large amounts
of patient data between centres, and fatigue for data entrants.
Centrally-managed platform being developed for Singapore government agencies to build digital applications
The SGTS is a platform comprising layers of software and infrastructure components. These common assets are scalable, reusable and interoperable, allowing agencies to quickly launch services and dynamically
scale in accordance with citizen demand.