Opening our fourth annual FutureGov Summit Australia in Canberra earlier this month, Minister of Communications Malcolm Turnbull emphasised on the need for innovation in digital government.
And this was echoed by every other CIO I spoke to at the Summit.>
by Medha Basu
Anthony Robinson PhD, Lead Faculty for Online Geospatial Education at the Pennsylvania State University shares how he started the world's first MOOC (massive open online course) in geography,
the challenges, and his advice to other institutions thinking about offering MOOCs.
The Indonesian port city of Pekalongan is well on its way to achieving its smart city vision for 2015, says Mayor Mohamad Basyir Ahmad. Guided by its E-Development Framework 2008-2015,
the city is transforming its government, education, society and businesses with ICT.>
The timing of FutureGov’s recent high-level briefing on land administration systems in Hanoi, could not have been more perfect, as a few days before the event, the Prime Minister had
given his approval to establish a National Land Database marking a turning point in Vietnam’s socio-economic transformation.>
During a recent IT Security Conference, Daniel Lai, the Government CIO of Hong Kong SAR, emphasised the importance of performing security risk assessments to evaluate the weakness and
strengths of their organisation’s IT systems. > read
After a successful roll-out of its self-service facility ‘iCollect’ in April, Singapore’s Immigration & Checkpoints Authority told FutureGov that it plans to progressively extend this
convenient service to other secured documents which will benefit more residents.
The ICT Office of the Department of Science and Technology revealed plans to roll out PhPay, an online e-payment system that aims to give citizens a more convenient, faster and more
transparent way of completing government transactions. > read
HOW ARE CITIES USING BIG DATA IN ASIA?
Challenges and opportunities facing the biggest cities in Asia