This is the second Women in GovTech Report that we have run, and it’s a little different from last year.
When we started this, we wanted to show inspiring profiles of people doing great things in government.
But there are so many cases that we have changed focus for this year. Rather than discussing the challenges that our interviewees have overcome, or advice for others, we’re looking at what they’re doing to improve citizens’ lives.
In short: the fact that our interviewees are all women is less important than the fact that they are all extraordinary. Everyone profiled has used technology to make government better, faster, easier to use or more inclusive.
Another new theme for this year is that we cut across public and private sectors. Many projects are outsourced, so we have profiled a mix of different roles – from coders to MDs – who herald from govtech startups and multinational suppliers.
There are, as with last year, some lighter questions too. Many of our interviewees have told us their heroes, and all have given us advice on where to get a good meal in their home town.
So we’re sure that there is, ahem, plenty of food for thought in this year’s roundup. Bon appetit!
Sharyn Clarkson, Assistant Secretary, Department of Finance
Maria Milosavljevic, Chief Innovation Officer, AUSTRAC
Pia Waugh, Project Manager, AUSTRAC
Jenny Woo, Smart City Chief Systems Manager, Office of the GCIO
Tri Rismaharini, Mayor of Surabaya
Antiek Sugiharti, Head of Department of Communication and Informatics, Surabaya
Tuty Kusumawati, Head of Regional Development Planning Board, Jakarta
Ellen Nio, Chief of Staff, Jakarta Smart City
Badrunnisa, Head of Women Empowerment and Family Planning, Banda Aceh
Dr Suhazimah Dzazali, Government Chief Information Officer
Dato’ Yasmin Mahmood, CEO, Malaysian Digital Economy Corporation
Emma Gawen, Principal Advisor, Department of Internal Affairs
Aida Yuvienco, CIO, Department of Education
Jovita Aragona, CIO, PhilHealth
Jacqueline Poh, Chief Executive, GovTech
Angeline Poh, Assistant Chief Executive (Content & Innovation), IMDA
Lena Goh, Chief Marketing Officer, GovTech
Chung Mui Ken, CIO, Health Promotion Board
Loh Jia Huey, CIO, Ministry of Social and Family Development
Yeo Beng Huay, CIO, Singapore Customs
Lim Bee Kwan, Senior Director, Government Infrastructure Group, GovTech
Lee Wan Sie, Director, Next Generation Infrastructure, IMDA
Jacqueline Lim, Director, Managed Hosting Infrastructure, GovTech
Koh Suat Hong, Deputy Director, Accreditation, IMDA
Gladys Tay, Deputy Director, Citizen Products, GovTech
Tan Gek Khiang, Deputy Director (Enterprise Architecture), Ministry of Home Affairs
Wong Wen Si, Deputy Director, Workplace Infrastructure Programme, GovTech
Irene Tay-Leow, Assistant Director, Public Service Division
Natasha Low, Senior Consultant, Digital Design & Development, GovTech
Jasmine Chan, Senior Technical Consultant, Sport Singapore
Winnie Kwan, Manager, Digital Design and Development, GovTech
Elaine Liew, Data Scientist, GovTech
Ko Kyunghee, Director of the Information System Division, Seoul Metropolitan Government
Young-sook Nam, Secretary-General of WeGO
Chitranganie Mubarak, Chairwoman, ICT Agency
Michelle Simmons, General Manager, Southeast Asia New Markets, Microsoft Asia Pacific
Cindy Chua, Head of New Verticals and Market Development, Asia Pacific and Japan, Nokia
Eying Wee, Head of Marketing, Asia Pacific and Japan, Check Point Software Technologies
Remya Ramesh, Experience Design Lead, OpenCities Inc