At Singapore’s annual Tech 4 Good innovation festival, participants showcased their assistive technology solutions developed in collaboration with disability community groups. GovInsider delves into the emerging initiatives that aim to make the country more inclusive for people with disabilities.
As Singapore’s healthcare strategy moves towards a preventive approach, collaborative healthtech tools are steadily strengthening primary care. Eugene Neo, Assistant Director of Future Primary Care at the Ministry of Health’s Office for Healthcare Transformation highlights some of these technologies already at play.
Singapore’s central bank, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), has laid out its vision for the next three years. Cybersecurity and trust in the financial services sector will be critical towards achieving the nation-state’s ambitions, says Vincent Loy, Assistant Managing Director, Technology Group, MAS, to GovInsider.
Singapore on track to achieving cloud migration targets, says Singapore’s Government Chief Digital Technology Officer
At the AWS Public Sector Summit 2022, public sector leaders from Singapore shared on the country’s cloud strategies, from the migration of less sensitive public sector systems to the commercial cloud, to developing a cloud-ready workforce.
As concerns around data privacy increase, countries in Southeast Asia and beyond are increasingly turning to data localisation as a measure to protect personal data. But such measures should be applied with a risk-based approach, caution experts.
This week, Singapore’s environment agency announced that it was considering a scheme to introduce a deposit return scheme for beverage containers, first suggested at a citizen’s workgroup in 2019. GovInsider speaks to these citizens to learn more.
For Zero Emissions Day, GovInsider speaks to experts on whether the region is on track to meeting its proposed renewable energy goals by 2025, and surveys the key elements that will drive the decarbonisation of ASEAN’s power grid.
The eastern European country is launching a call for speakers of the Estonian language to donate their speech for a database that aims to support companies, public sector institutions, and research institutions in creating services based on speech technology.
Conventional wisdom holds that data privacy is incompatible with the levels of convenience people have come to expect in their app-assisted lives. Initiatives in Singapore and Estonia are attempting to turn that notion on its head.
An opinion-gathering exercise aimed at young people in Singapore has kickstarted a series of forums looking at a range of social issues. GovInsider spoke with one of the organisers to learn more about how such an exchange of views is hoped to contribute to social development.
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.