Thailand’s U-tapao airport to become smart

Thailand’s largest mobile operator by subscribers has partnered with U-tapao airport to support digital infrastructure for a 5G network, WiFi 6 and other tech solutions in a bid to turn it into a smart airport. U-tapao airport is located in the Eastern Economic Corridor, one of the government’s strategic priorities under the Thailand 4.0 policy. […]

Indonesia Financial Audit Board’s use of technology to cope with the coronavirus

During the five-month pandemic, the Financial Audit Board of the Republic of Indonesia (Badan Pemeriksa Keuangan Republik Indonesia – BPK RI) conducted audits of financial reports from various ministries and state institutions as well as local governments with a work from home (WFH) pattern. Under normal conditions, the submission of unaudited financial reports to BPK […]

The Philippines pushes for reliable internet connectivity

Philippine Senator Christopher Go is calling on the government and the private sector, particularly telecommunications companies, to work together to provide reliable internet connectivity so that Filipinos can easily transition to online modes of transactions. According to a press release, the Senator reiterated the importance of fast and reliable internet to avoid face-to-face transactions amid […]

CityU helps examine roles of Wearable and mHealth tech

The Cerebro-Cardiovascular Health Engineering Team from City University of Hong Kong (CityU) participated in a 60-person expert Task Force organised and led by the team of Harvard Medical School at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, Boston, USA and published jointly with the team a study entitled “Can mHealth Technology Help Mitigate the Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic?” […]

Australia investing in future cybersecurity workforce

Australia is looking well beyond the pandemic and even the near-term when it comes to future-proofing its digital landscape as well as protecting it. The Australian government has invested more than A$ 9 million in Australian Digital Technologies Challenges which provides free online activities for students in Years 3 to 8. As of June 2020, […]

NZ one-stop ‘jobs and training’ online service

In a recent article, OpenGov Asia shared how New Zealand has been recognised internationally throughout the pandemic for efforts in fighting COVID19, and in particular, it has been recognised for its’ impressive leadership from Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern. Key leadership practices which are leading to New Zealand’s success is the government’s willingness to let themselves […]