The Head of Vienna’s Smart City Unit reveals how the Austrian capital uses technology and citizen-centric engagement to make transportation sustainable.
ST Engineering has been helping cities to transform since long before the term ‘smart city’ became a catch-all for modernising urban environments through digitalisation and technology. Chew Men Leong, President of Urban Solutions at ST Engineering, sheds light on what governments should focus on as they pursue their smart city goals.
Universities gear up towards cooperation on sustainability, public health and the future of education
At the Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU) Annual Presidents’ Meeting 2022, more than 100 presidents, senior university administrators and private sector representatives discussed the future of action-oriented collaboration among universities.
Reliable, well designed digital ID and payment systems can be an important social and economic leveller. But governments must be inclusive and citizen-centric in rolling them out, according to the World Bank.
Shara Wong, a Digital Business Analyst in the Singapore Ministry of Education’s Information Technology Division, explains how quality data analytics and user experience design are making for better communications among schools and students’ parents.
Cities have always been engines of growth, but they have also become drivers of global heating, social inequity and digital disruption. Experts gathered at the World Cities Summit 2022 to explore how cities can overcome these issues and become beacons of progress.
Jill Macmurchy, Vice President of Customer Success, APAC, at Confluent, explains how governments can use data to shield their nations against threats both digital and physical.
Talk of innovative ways of solving government agencies’ problems is plentiful, but often empty. Singapore shared services agency VITAL recently transformed talk into action with a hackathon aimed at generating fresh ideas, and it thinks other agencies could benefit by following its lead. GovInsider checked out the event.
Panellists at key industry event urge policymakers to facilitate path to development and uptake of new technology.
Julia Ng, Group Director of the Enterprise Development Group at Workforce Singapore, explains the strategies the agency is using to help employers and employees adapt amid the Covid pandemic, the climate crisis and the digital transformation.
Representatives from Singapore’s Health Promotion Board, Agency for Integrated Care and technology agency GovTech tell a GovInsider panel event that highly personalised citizen services are the future, and share views on how to deliver them.
Design innovation leaders from Singapore Institute of Technology design consultancy Design Factory@SIT explain the importance of design thinking and how tertiary education institutions have become key partners in nurturing talent and collaborating with a range of organisations.
Singapore has a clear vision for autonomous vehicles, and the Centre of Excellence for Testing & Research of Autonomous Vehicles at Nanyang Technical University is at the forefront of making it a reality. Niels de Boer, its Programme Director, explains.
Eugene Ong, Senior Director of NEC Corporation’s Digital Business Unit, explains how intelligent transport systems can help governments achieve ‘mobility 5.0’.
A country prone to frequent natural catastrophes is using information tools to mitigate their effects and at the same time advance social development.