Cloud computing has revolutionised the way digital applications are being developed. Mr Gregor Hohpe, former technical director in Google Cloud’s office of the CTO, highlighted the importance of replaceability, resilience and requirements in cloud deployments, as well as the changing roles and responsibilities of cloud architects. In the past, to be an architect was to plan and design buildings for...
Cybersecurity is still a male-dominated profession, but women are starting to get in on the action. From showing more confidence in their technical skills to being adaptable, women can play to their strengths to build a fulfilling career in cybersecurity. Though no less capable than their male counterparts, women are still underrepresented in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) roles,...
Mr Christopher Tong, engineering project manager at GovTech, discusses the challenges and complexities of scaling smart city solutions. Dense clusters of buildings, sprawling infrastructure and hordes of people do not a smart city make. To become truly ‘smart’, cities need to sense and respond to the needs of its denizens, and that ambition begins with data. Like the nerves of the...
At the 4th GovTech STACK-X Meetup, two experts showcased some of the practical uses and latest advances in machine learning. In simpler times, the word ‘training’ applied exclusively to living things—for instance, you could train a dog to perform a trick, or a person to excel at a sport. But nowadays, even machines can be trained to carry out specific...
At the rapidly evolving frontier of cybersecurity, it pays to have an understanding of the emerging threats and the protective actions that can be taken to mitigate them. When Singapore rolled out its Digital Government Blueprint in June 2018, building reliable, secure and resilient systems was earmarked as a key priority. Aware of the risks from digitalising government systems—especially with...
"Enabling Agile and Resilient Citizen Services" - Panel 3 @ ConnectGov V Panel session with: Linus Tham, Group Chief Information Officer, IHH Healthcare Berhad Jason Bay, Senior Director (Government Digital Services), GovTech Singapore Siim Sikkut, Government CIO, Estonia Prem Pavan, Area Vice President & GM - Asia, Citrix Moderated By: - Howie Lau, Assistant Chief Executive (Media & Innovation), IMDA Singapore The Covid-19 crisis has pitched...
"Leveraging Digitalisation in Unprecedented Times" - Guest of Honour Kok Ping Soon's Opening Address @ ConnectGov V Unprecedented events in the past year have illustrated how governments need to be ready to lead in addressing urgent and at times competing priorities on multiple fronts simultaneously. The challenges in coordinating activities and managing the evolving crises have highlighted the importance of...
https://youtu.be/yWTK0d2adrc Covid-19 may have paralysed businesses and societies worldwide but it is opportunistic too. The 200 senior ICT leaders from 15 countries attending the virtual ConnectGov V summit on Nov 15 were urged to move from reaction to action by Govtech Singapore CEO Koh Ping Soon.  The digital transformation agenda must not only continue but be stepped up to capture the...
If there’s a scientific formula that is famous for representing a brilliant breakthrough, Albert Einstein’s E=MC2 must surely be it.   Besides formalising a fundamental relation in Physics, it has come to symbolize a then-new way of looking at how the world works.  More practically for us, it also captures the guiding spirit and thinking behind ConnectGov 2018, as well as...