‘Data is the new currency’, Singapore Government to invest S$120 million in ICT and Cloudera rolls out Big Analytics Skills Enablement initiative

This past Monday, Singapore Government Ministry of Communications and Information (MCI) announced they will invest S$120 million in building ICT manpower requirements. This is to meet the expected 30,000 new jobs to be filed in the ICT sector by the year 2020. In line with these efforts, Cloudera introduced its BASE (Big Analytics Skills Enablement) initiative yesterday, in collaboration with public and private sector partners, which will work towards grooming the future workforce of data professionals.

Inspector General Chris Kuntadi speaks about Digital Transformation within the Ministry of Transport, Indonesia

Inspector General Chris Kuntadi speaks about Digital Transformation within the Ministry of Transport

The Ministry of Transport in Indonesia is working to fully digitise our relationship with the road, air, and sea, through the deployment of multiple e-services and mobile platforms. Recognising that Indonesia’s mobile penetration is one of the highest in the world, it comes as no surprise why the Ministry is embracing mobility. OpenGov spoke to Inspector General Chris Kuntadi, Ministry of Transport, Indonesia, about how the Ministry is part of the Smart City Development and why its path towards digital transformation is unique in its challenges.

Singapore Smart Nation helps People with Disabilities

Singapore Smart Nation helps People with Disabilities

As part of the Smart Nation push, Singapore will aim to connect all of its citizens to smart technology. Through this vision, programs will seek inclusivity through specialized programs for those who are at a disadvantage.

SMART-MIT Research Group developing technology to monitor Singapore’s maritime environment using bio-inspired robots and sensors

SMART-MIT Research Group developing technology to monitor Singapore's maritime environment using bio-inspired robots and sensors

SMART focuses on 5 Interdisciplinary Research Groups (IRGs), one of these groups being the Center for Environmental Sensing and Modeling (CENSAM). CENSAM aims to develop models of the natural and built environment of Singapore. The “virtual Singapore” model will be an invaluable tool in areas such as urban planning, environmental forecasting and environment impact assessment. CENSAM is tackling the challenge of land and resource scarcity in a myriad of ways, one being real-time monitoring of Singapore’s water distribution system through the creation a network of wireless sensors. This technology is thought reduce water losses by detecting leaks and pipe bursts events.