February 21, 2024

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‘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.

What CIA says about their journey to Cloud

What CIA says about their journey to Cloud

Amazon Web Services (AWS) successfully won the opportunity to provide a classified version of the to the United States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) back in 2013. The $600 million deal was closed in October of that year.

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.


Qlik’s vision is a data-literate world, where everyone can use data and analytics to improve decision-making and solve their most challenging problems. A private company, Qlik offers real-time data integration and analytics solutions, powered by Qlik Cloud, to close the gaps between data, insights and action. By transforming data into Active Intelligence, businesses can drive better decisions, improve revenue and profitability, and optimize customer relationships. Qlik serves more than 38,000 active customers in over 100 countries.


CTC Global Singapore, a premier end-to-end IT solutions provider, is a fully owned subsidiary of ITOCHU Techno-Solutions Corporation (CTC) and ITOCHU Corporation.

Since 1972, CTC has established itself as one of the country’s top IT solutions providers. With 50 years of experience, headed by an experienced management team and staffed by over 200 qualified IT professionals, we support organizations with integrated IT solutions expertise in Autonomous IT, Cyber Security, Digital Transformation, Enterprise Cloud Infrastructure, Workplace Modernization and Professional Services.

Well-known for our strengths in system integration and consultation, CTC Global proves to be the preferred IT outsourcing destination for organizations all over Singapore today.


Planview has one mission: to build the future of connected work. Our solutions enable organizations to connect the business from ideas to impact, empowering companies to accelerate the achievement of what matters most. Planview’s full spectrum of Portfolio Management and Work Management solutions creates an organizational focus on the strategic outcomes that matter and empowers teams to deliver their best work, no matter how they work. The comprehensive Planview platform and enterprise success model enables customers to deliver innovative, competitive products, services, and customer experiences. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, with locations around the world, Planview has more than 1,300 employees supporting 4,500 customers and 2.6 million users worldwide. For more information, visit www.planview.com.


SIRIM is a premier industrial research and technology organisation in Malaysia, wholly-owned by the Minister​ of Finance Incorporated. With over forty years of experience and expertise, SIRIM is mandated as the machinery for research and technology development, and the national champion of quality. SIRIM has always played a major role in the development of the country’s private sector. By tapping into our expertise and knowledge base, we focus on developing new technologies and improvements in the manufacturing, technology and services sectors. We nurture Small Medium Enterprises (SME) growth with solutions for technology penetration and upgrading, making it an ideal technology partner for SMEs.


HashiCorp provides infrastructure automation software for multi-cloud environments, enabling enterprises to unlock a common cloud operating model to provision, secure, connect, and run any application on any infrastructure. HashiCorp tools allow organizations to deliver applications faster by helping enterprises transition from manual processes and ITIL practices to self-service automation and DevOps practices. 


IBM is a leading global hybrid cloud and AI, and business services provider. We help clients in more than 175 countries capitalize on insights from their data, streamline business processes, reduce costs and gain the competitive edge in their industries. Nearly 3,000 government and corporate entities in critical infrastructure areas such as financial services, telecommunications and healthcare rely on IBM’s hybrid cloud platform and Red Hat OpenShift to affect their digital transformations quickly, efficiently and securely. IBM’s breakthrough innovations in AI, quantum computing, industry-specific cloud solutions and business services deliver open and flexible options to our clients. All of this is backed by IBM’s legendary commitment to trust, transparency, responsibility, inclusivity and service.