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  • 10/28/11
  • 10/28/11 IDA has 4 main roles: Infocomm Industry Developer - IDA’s role is to develop a vibrant and competitive information technology and communications industry. This is done by ensuring a conducive business environment, encouraging effective and fair competition in the telecoms industry and ensuring that consumers and businesses receive competitive services. IDA also strives to build a richer ecosystem of Singapore-based local and foreign ICT companies, enhancing their capabilities and developing a skilled workforce to drive the industry. Gvoernment CIO - IDA’s second role is the masterplanning, project-management and implementation of infocomm systems and capabilities for the Singapore Government. Sectoral Transformation - Another important role is spearheading the transformation of key economic sectors, Government and society through more sophisticated and innovative use of infocomm. IDA works closely with various stakeholders in sectors such as education, healthcare and finance to generate and pilot innovative ideas. IDA also actively encourages local SMEs to adopt ICT as well as foster availability and adoption of ICT to achieve digital inclusion. People Sector Enrichment – IDA’s 4 th role is to enrich citizen’s lives by promoting and raising the infocomm saviness of key people sector clusters, thereby raising the overall infocomm sophistication and achieving digital inclusion. All these roles are underpinned by enablers such as the infocomm infrastructure, manpower development and infocomm policy.
  • 10/28/11 iN2015 features three themes - innovation, integration and internationalisation – all seeking to bring about the vision of iN2015 to develop Singapore as an intelligent nation, a global city, powered by infocomm.
  • Singapore continues to perform in 2009 and has consistently ranked top in Asia economy. IMD – International Institute for Management Development World Competitiveness Yearbook Ranking EIU – Economist Intelligence Unit e-readiness ranking
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  • 10/28/11 iN2015 has six key goals, with two main outcomes in mind. The first outcome is the growth and competitiveness of the infocomm industry through increasing the value-added of infocomm industry, increasing the infocomm export revenue and adding additional jobs in the infocomm industry.
  • 10/28/11 iN2015 has six key goals, with two main outcomes in mind. The first outcome is the growth and competitiveness of the infocomm industry through increasing the value-added of infocomm industry, increasing the infocomm export revenue and adding additional jobs in the infocomm industry.
  • 10/28/11 IDA has identified three key building blocks to meet our goal to be an intelligent nation and globally competitive market: Infocomm Infrastructure – Next Generation National Infocomm Infrastructure has both wired and wireless components. Wired: Next Generation Broadband Network (Next Gen NBN). Wireless: Wireless@SG. Sectoral Transformation – Enabling use and enhancement of infocomm in different key economic sectors such as healthcare and education. Transforming how the Government utilises infocomm to communicate with each other and with the public. Ensuring that everyone in society has access and the skills to use infocomm in daily life. Infocomm Manpower – Building up a competent, competitive and infocomm-savvy workforce by attracting local talents to study infocomm and enter a infocomm career.
  • 10/28/11 One key building block is building an easily-accessible and reliable national infocomm infrastructure, which has become as essential as highways, seaports and airports are to economies. With more services delivered online, key economic sectors will increasingly rely on this infrastructure for the functioning of their businesses.
  • By 2010, 60 per cent of homes and offices can expect to have access to this new, ultra high-speed, all-fibre network. The network coverage is expected to reach 95 per cent by 2012. It is envisioned that this will eventually provide a nationwide ultra-high speed broadband access of 1Gbps and more, to all physical addresses including homes, schools, government buildings, businesses and hospitals. At the start of its operations, the network is expected to offer users a broadband speed of up to 1 Gbps.
  • The Singapore Internet Exchange (SGIX) is established as a neutral Internet Exchange to enhance the Internet environment for local and international IP traffic. It has established two nodes in different locations within Singapore that will form the core of the Internet Exchange. It will play an important role in the deployment of services over the Next Generation National Broadband Network by allowing the efficient exchange of traffic, reducing latency and ensuring sustainable performance for bandwidth-intensive services to be optimally delivered to the end-users. The shared ownership of the SGIX facilitates self-regulation by the members and ensures that the SGIX aligns to the interests of its members from the infocomm industry. The Data Centre Park (DCP) project aims to develop a specialised industrial park that offers a conducive, efficient and cost-competitive environment for data centres (DC), and to attract content providers, telecoms companies and MNCs to Singapore. The proposed development of a DCP will help to address several of the key issues that DC providers face today. These are to improve the cost and energy efficiency of DCs by providing cost savings through efficient energy infrastructure, to ensure resiliency by designing and deploying redundant infrastructure, and to increase speed to market by customising industrial park guidelines and by demarcating ready plots of land for DC development.
  • The National Authentication Framework (NAF), spearheaded by IDA, with support from the Monetary Authority of Singapore and Ministry of Finance, will be a nationwide platform where consumers can enjoy consistent experience in using strong authentication to access key online services and a more rigorous process of verifying online identities. With NAF, online service providers such as government agencies and financial institutions will be able to outsource their second-factor authentication infrastructure to trusted third parties authentication operators. 10/28/11
  • IDA launched the first Call-for-Proposal (CFP) in the second half of 2009, as part of its larger efforts to develop a thriving retail services layer that leverages the Next Gen National Infocomm Infrastructure, and to quickly deploy useful and impactful next gen services for the nation to adopt Lighthouse series – Information Sharing sessions
  • 10/28/11
  • iLIUP promotes strategic, mutually beneficial partnerships between iLEs and infocomm MNCs. In the spirit of win-win collaboration, For iLEs: Receive priority access to the MNC partners' cutting-edge technologies to gain technological edge; Gain access to technical expertise and specialised training from MNC partners to reduce their product development time and costs; Leverage joint sales calls with their MNC partners to boost the confidence of potential clients in their companies' products and services; and Tap on MNC partners' marketing and distribution networks to reduce their time-to-market. For MNCs: Embed their technologies into iLEs' innovative products and services; and Leverage on iLEs' knowledge of local business environment and specific industry domains. The S$50 million TECS was launched by SPRING in April this year to provide technology entrepreneurs and Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) with early-stage funding support for R&D projects, either at the Proof-of-Concept or Proof-of-Value stages.
  • Experimentation@Schools (ESP) focuses on pioneering innovative use of technology that supports Self Directed Learning (SDL) and Collaborative Learning (CoL). It aims to seed and encourage ICT innovations between schools and industry in the use of ICT for Learning and Teaching. By doing so, we hope to achieve Continuous creation of new products and services for use in Learning and Teaching, and subsequently reap returns through commercialisation; and Sustainable cascading of innovative infocomm applications to all schools to drive adoption of ICT in Education.
  • BunkerNet Benefits  Enhance work processes  Electronic reporting of bunker barge movements to MPA  Calculation of bunker quantities at finger tips  Expedited billing cycle  Streamline document flow  Prepare and print pre delivery or loading documentation  Enhance planning and deployment of resources  Respective bunker craft can view and plan its schedule for loadings or deliveries  Enhance operational efficiency  Automated transfer of information between barge and shore office without human intervention and irrespective of signal quality  Reduction and elimination of data errors  Gateway for bunkering operations and information  Ship owners/operators can login to bunkerNet to check status of bunker deliveries
  • 10/28/11
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  • iN2015 is evolving and new areas come into sharper focus over past year for us, as we respond to fast evolving environment – many coming out of work of IT workgroup Highlight some of new focal areas, many closer to the start, that will continue to keep us busy for next few years
  • Cloud computing - efficiencies to collect, store, process data, at Internet scale Leads to new business models – for users, and industry providers Operationally - enables companies to lower cost of operations Strategically - provides new capabilities for companies to work closely together across diverse geographies, allowing them to expand their infocomm-enabled services to new markets -------------------------------- Service providers can provide scalable on-demand services – infrastructure, platform, software-as-a-service. According to Merrill Lynch, market size for cloud computing - US$160bn in 2011 End-users need only to pay for what they need, on a utility basis – as for gas & electricity Paradigm shift characterised by virtualisation of computing resources, huge scalability, Internet-class scale computing, infocomm services from the cloud available anywhere, anytime
  • Business intelligence and business analytics – - apply computing processes such as querying, prediction and optimization to business data - generate insights and knowledge for decision-making and strategy formulation -------------------------- BA helping to move infocomm from more supporting function to integral part of business strategy, from being seen as productivity tool, to becoming nerve centre of an organisation, helping to create the new competitive advantages for organizations   IDC estimates global market size for BA to reach US$35.1bn in 2012 Various sectors can benefit from applying BA - financial institutions use BA to analyse, identify and mitigate credit/market risks - In logistics sector, companies use BA to optimise supply chain management and improve control over the supply and management of components   Together, BA and CC can provide ability to deliver high value “insights-on-demand” on Internet scale
  • Important to present and communicate the insights from BA to decision-makers in an effective and intuition manner allow easy understanding of insights and allow users to interact and manipulate the data in various presentation formats data visualisation tools eg basic charts, graph indicators, advanced visualisation, animation and immersive visualisation opportunity for companies in designing and supplying creative interfaces
  • IPTV adoption increasing rapidly worldwide – video is bandwidth hungry With the deployment of Next Gen NBN expect to see more IPTV services being offered, including interactivity This is an exciting area where there is a lot of growth opportunity, for consumers and the industry.
  • Create Green ICT knowledge hub – R&D, test-bedding, deployment of Green ICT standards with other agencies Establish Green ICT standards and ratings eg datacentres Develop Green ICT policies – Govt procurement, usage of ICT Develop local capabilities – defining Green ICT job roles, competency standards, training programmes
  • iGov2010 masterplan completing by this FY IDA and MOF embarked on development of next e-Gov masterplan for FY2011 - 2015 Soft launch in Jun 2010 at iGov Global Forum, official launch is planned for Jun 2011 Framework consists of three strategic thrusts, namely: Co-creating, Connecting and Catalyzing Emerging trends and opportunities Govt faces multi-faceted & dynamic issues that do not lend themselves to straightforward policy solutions Younger generation expect more in terms of service, and seek opportunities to influence policies Web 2.0 brings about unprecedented level of communication, sharing and collaboration These present impetus and opportunity for Govt to leverage on social trends, capabilities of public, technology to co-create and connect with our people under theme of Collaborative Govt Already many ideas identified, working with various agencies as WOG to pilot and implement even now

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  • iN2015 – An Intelligent Nation, a Global City, Powered by Infocomm Presentation to Chuo University By MS JENNY WONG, Senior Manager, Manpower Development, IDA 6 September 2010 )
  • 1 IDA’s Role, Vision & Goals
  • IDA’s Roles Infocomm Industry Developer Government CIO Masterplanning, project-managing, implementing infocomm systems and capabilities for Government Develop vibrant and competitive IT and communications industry Spearheading transformation of key economic sectors, Government and society through more sophisticated and innovative use of infocomm Sector Transforma-tion People Sector Enrichment through Infocomm Transforming key people sector clusters & raising the infocomm sophistication of citizens Corporate Functions Technology International Engagement Infocomm Policy Infocomm Security Manpower Development Infocomm Infrastructure Singapore: An Intelligent Nation, a Global City, Powered by Infocomm Architecting Singapore’s ICT roadmap, planning for key infrastructure, manpower development, security and technological developments
  • iN2015 < An Intelligent Nation, a Global City, powered by Infocomm
    • Launched by then Min (MICA) Dr Lee Boon Yang on 20 Jun 06
  • Achieving IDA’s Vision, Mission via iN2015 Masterplan
  • Good Recognition in International Rankings
      • High performance in 2010 as global #1 in IMD and Waseda rankings
      • Consistently ranked top in Asia over the years
    Source: Various ranking reports from international bodies Singapore is top ranked Asian economy NA No ranking for the year/ranking not released Ranking 2006 rank 2007 rank 2008 rank 2009 rank 2010 rank IMD World Competitiveness Yearbook 3 2 2 3 1 Waseda University World e-Gov ranking 3 2 2 1 1 WEF Global IT Report 2 3 5 4 2 UN e-Government Survey NA NA 23 NA 11 EIU Benchmarking IT Industry Competitiveness Report NA 11 9 9 NA EIU e-Readiness 13 6 6 7 NA WEF Global Competitiveness Report 5 7 5 3 NA Accenture e-Gov Ranking NA 1 NA NA NA
  • 2 Key Thrusts in iN2015
  • iN2015 Key Goals Key goals measures both economic & social aspects of mission & desired outcomes Near mid term, surpassed mid term targets for all indicators by 2009 #1 in the world in harnessing infocomm to add value to the economy and society 2 -fold increase in value-added of infocomm industry to S$26 billion S$62.7 billion 3.92 trillion Yen 3 -fold increase in infocomm export revenue to S$60 billion $40.4 billion 2.53 trillion Yen
  • iN2015 Key Goals Key goals measures both economic & social aspects of mission & desired outcomes Near mid term, surpassed mid term targets for all indicators by 2009
    • 80,000
    • jobs in the Infocomm industry.
    • 55,000 infocomm jobs
    • 25,000 non-infocomm jobs in the infocomm industry
    29,400 Jobs 90% of households using broadband 80% 100% computer ownership in homes with school-going children 95%
  • On Track to Achieving iN2015 Goals
    • Near mid term mark, surpassed mid term targets for all indicators
    2005 (base) 2006 2007 2008 2009 2015 (target) Total infocomm revenue S$37.9 billion S$45.4 billion S$51.7 billion S$58.1 billion S$62.7 billion N.A. Infocomm export revenue [Target: 3-fold increase in infocomm export revenue to S$60 billion] S$22.1 billion S$29.0 billion S$33.6 billion S$35.3 billion S$40.4 billion S$60 billion Additional infocomm jobs created [Target: 80,000 additional jobs, comprising 55,000 infocomm jobs and 25,000 non-infocomm jobs in infocomm industry] - 8,300 additional infocomm jobs 19,000 additional infocomm jobs 27,600 additional infocomm jobs 29,400 additional infocomm jobs 55,000 additional infocomm jobs Households with broadband connections [Target: 90% of homes using broadband] 54% 65% 71% 75% 80% 90% Access to computer by households with school going children [Target: 100% computer ownership in homes with school-going children] 86% 88% 92% 94% 95% 100%
  • Key Thrusts of iN2015 Masterplan
  • Build a Next Generation National Infocomm Infrastructure
  • Building Next Generation National Infrastructure
      • Innovation in Effective Open Access, re-inventing value from infrastructure play to Next Gen Services to spur growth
      • Rolled out to >40% of homes & buildings
      • Nationwide coverage by 2012
      • Leading nationwide wireless broadband infrastructure
      • >1.6m subscribers, 7500 hotspots
      • Avg usage of 10.1 hr/mth
      • Continuous innovation:
      • Seamless and Secure Access (SSA)
    Wiring Up Singapore
  • Building Next Generation National Infrastructure
    • Singapore Internet Exchange (SGIX)
      • Building Internet traffic hub
      • 18 local and international members (local telcos & companies, foreign major players such as Tata & France Telecom)
      • Expected to handle peak traffic exchange of 1.5Gbps by Dec 2010
    • Data Centre Park
      • Building infrastructure to support strategic data centres
      • Launched RFC in Apr 2010
        • 15 RFC submissions received
    • Infocomm Security Masterplan 2
      • New programmes announced in Mar 2010 to
        • Enable secure & resilient Internet infrastructure
        • Broaden public sector’s security capabilities
        • Enhance infocomm security awareness & adoption
    Building Next Generation National Infrastructure
    • National Authentication Framework (NAF)
      • Enabling Next Gen trusted services & possibilities
      • RFP for Outsourced Operator launched on 26 May 2010
    • Next Gen Services Innovation Programme (NGSIP)
      • 7 proposals selected for 1 st CFC
        • Services to be commercially available by end 2010
      • 2 nd CFC to be launched by end 2010
    • Next Gen Interactive Multimedia, Application & Services (NIMS)
      • Documents for industry dialogue on adoption of NIMS standards released in May 2010
    • iExperience
      • Launched on 17 Jun 2010
    • Lighthouse & BEACON series
    • Cloud Computing
      • Launched IBM Cloud labs in May 2010
      • Held Open Cirrus Singapore Summit in May 2010
    Fostering Next Generation Services
  • Developing a Globally Competitive Infocomm Industry
  • Anchoring Strategic Functions & Global Companies Anchoring infocomm MNCs’ Strategic Functions 1 st AP regional base 1 st International Data Centre outside U.S. Global Development Centre (world largest non-telco specific DC) Anchoring MNCs’ Shared IT Services
      • Global IT Hub
      • Regional Shared Managed Services Centre
      • Regional CIO Office and Operations Centre
    Infusing new business models and innovation Attracted infocomm start-ups from various countries to use Singapore as a development and engineering base
    • 40 start-ups brought more than S$50M in project investment since 2008
    • Anchoring innovation centres in strategic and emerging technologies areas
      • EPIC@SG
      • E-FIT
      • The Innovation Place (launched on 27 Apr 2010)
  • Spurring Infocomm Innovation
      • Helped 165 iLEs developed > 230 IPs
      • Trained close to 1,100 infocomm professionals
      • Partnership with SPRING to support iLEs in investing in product and services innovation
      • > 30 enterprises supported, investments > S$20M
      • Partnered SPRING to support start-ups based on strong technology IP & a scalable business model
      • > 16 start-ups supported, investments > S$12M
    Co-developing IP through Infocomm Local Industry Upgrading Programme (iLIUP) New Product and Service Development through Technology Innovation Programme (TIP) Start-up’s New Product and Service Development through Technology Enterprise Commercialisation Scheme (TECS)
  • Transforming Key Economic Sectors, Government & Society
    • Virtual World - Launched Singapore 2010 Odyssey in Mar 2010 for Singapore Youth Olympic Games
      • Digital Marketplace Programme (DMP)
      • 8 industry projects & accelerator
      • Accelerator projects e.g. content fingerprinting/contextual advertising & iScreener online platform
      • Connected Games Programme
      • 2 games resource centres at Nanyang and Singapore Polytechnics
    Education
      • FutureSchools@Singapore
      • 6 FutureSchools
      • Collaborating with 15 companies to develop > 50 new products & services
      • [email_address]
      • 3 learning trails deployed
    • Infocomm@all schools
      • edumall 2.0 & iSHARE allowed sharing of resources
    Digital Media & Entertainment SME [email_address] - 4,100 SMEs gained web presence to date - Assisted >7,000 SME to learn and adopt infocomm - 400 products and services listed for easy access iSPRINT Scheme $25M initiative by IDA, SPRING and IRAS OOne-stop contact point for SMEs to seek advice and assistance
  • Finance Corporate Financial Information Exchange (CFIX) Logistics
      • TradeXchange
      • 4 consortia involving 22 companies awarded CFC in Jan/Feb 2010 to d eploy 7 integrated business processes to benefit >100 companies & impact 20% of Singapore’s 4M annual export shipments
      • BunkerNet – Industry-wide system for bunker supply chain
      • Pilot trial deployed successfully in Nov 2009
      • Target for phased roll out from 3 rd qtr 2010
      • Next Generation e-Payment Programme
      • Quadruple CEPAS terminals in 5 key segments from 5,000 to 24,000 by end 2011
      • Reduction of merchant fees by up to 50%
      • Establishing interoperable infrastructure for NFC
      • Corporate Financial Information eXchange
      • Streamline regulatory filing to reduce reporting burden on businesses
      • Catalyse new innovative services leveraging trusted government data
    Finance
      • iSingapore
      • Opening up govt data for co-innovation with private sector
      • 4 services in pilot: e.g. LBS, Business Analytics
      • [email_address]
      • Position Singapore as global air cargo and logistics hub
      • Signed e-freight@Singapore MOU with CAAS and 4 trade associations in Jan 2010
      • Digital Concierge
      • 6 companies selected through CFC; $10M investment over 2 yrs to develop & deploy a set of common mobile shared services & enablers
      • Services to be available progressively from end 2010
    Healthcare
    • National Electronic Health Record (NEHR)
    • Contract for phase 1 awarded in Jun 2010, expected to be completed in Apr 2011
    • GP IT-Enablement
    • Launched in Nov 2009 to encourage adoption of EMR by 50 GPs in pilot
    • Personal Health Record (PHR)
    • Intermediate and Long Term Care (ILTC)
    • Community Hospital Integrated Care (CHIC)
    Transport Land Management Tourism, Hospitality & Retail
      • Silver Infocomm Initiative
        • Trained >18,800 seniors
        • 8 Silver Infocomm Junctions set up; another 3 planned
        • 11 Silver Infocomm Hotspots set up & 6 in progress; target 100 hotspots by 2012
        • CFC for Silver Infocomm PC Incentive Scheme closed in Jun 2010
      • NEU PC Plus
        • Benefited 29,000 needy households since 1999
      • Infocomm Accessibility Centre
        • Funded >2,800 IT courses for people with disabilities
      • People sector transformation
        • Working with strategic channel partners to increase ICT usage sophistication in people sector (e.g., NTUC, VWOs, GROs & infocomm companies)
        • Reaching out to the masses & industry (e.g., “New Infocomm & U” with NTUC; “Read! IT” with NLB; quarterly “People Sector Infocomm Industry Exchange”)
    Digital Inclusion
    • SOEasy
      • Suite deployment completed 90% of users in 23 agencies (includes 100% deployment in 10 agencies)
      • When completed in 2010, will connect >60,000 public officers at >800 locations
    • Unique Entity Number (UEN)
      • >400,000 entities using UEN to interact with 84 govt agencies to-date
      • eCitizen OneInBox
      • Personal & secured inbox for residents for correspondences with Govt; to be launched in 2012
    • Gov.sg
      • Provide Single point of access for info on Singapore government
    • Mobile Government (m-Gov)
      • Pilot Next Gen mobile government applications
    Government
  • Developing Infocomm-savvy Workforce and Globally Competitive Infocomm Manpower
  • Developing, Attracting & Retaining Infocomm Talent Developing a pipeline of talent National Infocomm Scholarship (NIS)
      • Scholarships where bonds are being served in leading organisations
    Integrated Infocomm Scholarship (IIS)
      • Through-train scholarship which covers both polytechnic and university fees
    Infocomm Career Possibilities Programme
      • Inspire students by experiencing infocomm professionals at work
    Youth Infocomm Seminar
      • Sharing of their Infocomm Journey by luminaries from Google Southeast Asia, Barclays Capital, etc
    Youth Infocomm Day
      • Wow and excite students about Infocomm in a fun way
  • Developing, Attracting & Retaining Infocomm Talent Seeding in Schools Infocomm Clubs
      • Extra curriculum activity for students to be equipped with infocomm skills.
    National Infocomm Competition (NIC)
      • Series of infocomm competitions where students take part and win study trips to Silicon Valley
    Devt in Institutions World-class Infocomm Education
      • Collaborate with IHL with NUS, NTU & SMU and 34 industry partners
    Enhanced Learning in IT (ELITe)
      • 161 undergraduates enrolled
  • National Infocomm Scholarship (NIS)
    • An unique scholarship targeted at outstanding ‘A’ level, IB & polytechnic students to p ursue an infocomm-related study at renowned international or Singapore universities.
    • Exciting career opportunities at leading organizations upon graduation.
    • 28 partners on board the NIS programme (EMC joined in Aug 2010)
    • 208 scholarships awarded since 2004
  • Integrated Infocomm Scholarship (IIS)
    • Through-train scholarship covering both infocomm-related diploma courses at the 5 local polytechnics followed by infocomm-related degree courses at the local universities
    • Provides scholars the opportunity for valuable industry attachments to major infocomm corporations locally & overseas
    • 52 scholarships awarded to date
  • Infocomm Career Possibilities Programme
    • Students to have a sneak preview into the technologies and life of an infocomm professional
    • Experience the dynamism of the Industry through guided field trips.
    • The objective is to inspire students to be a part of this dynamic infocomm profession.
    • It started in 2008 and more than1000 students have benefitted
  • Infocomm Club
    • Excite students about the possibilities of infocomm
    • Equip students with relevant infocomm skills
    • Provide students with opportunities to express creativity, entrepreneurship and community spirit
    251 infocomm clubs setup with10,500 members and outreach of 114,000 students through the infocomm clubs enrichment programmes.
  • National Infocomm Competition
    • Inculcate interest & raise exposure in infocomm among students
    • Allows students to hone their skills and showcase their talent in infocomm
    • Common branding to boost prestige of infocomm competition
    Attracted over 10,000 student participation for the various challenges since 2006.
  • Youth Infocomm Seminar
    • A career seminar to get exclusive insider views on the life and journey of top infocomm professionals from
      • Brandtology
      • Google, Southeast Asia
      • Buzzcity
      • BT Frontline
      • Barclays Capital
    Close to 200 students from Junior Colleges and Polytechnics attended
  • Youth Infocomm Day – In Nov 2010
    • Wow and excite students about Infocomm in a fun way
    • Invite Industry leaders, Computing schools and Infocomm Clubs to showcase technologies and projects. Examples:
      • Google (Andriod)
      • Microsoft (Kinect)
      • IAH/Blizzard (Starcraft II)
      • Apple (iPhone, iPad)
    • Held in conjunction with National Infocomm Club Awards and Infocomm Club Ambassadors Appointment
  • Singapore Computer Society Students Chapter – Dialogue Tea Session
    • Series of dialogue sessions to be held quarterly for the IT student community
    • Allow students to engage with role models of the IT industry in an informal setting on topics that are of interest to students.
    • RADM (NS) Ronnie Tay, CEO of IDA, was the speaker for the first session held on 27 Aug 2010.
    • The topic is “How iN2015 impacts prospects for IT professionals in the next 10 years”.
  • Developing Infocomm Professionals & Competencies in Key Economic Sectors
    • Spotlight: Applications-on-Multi-Platforms Simplify (AMPlify)
    • Launched in Jun 2010
    • Train developers in technical areas such as cross-platform technologies, web-based technologies, user interface and experience design
    • Tap on iLEAD funding
    • Infocomm Leadership and Development Programme (iLEAD)
    • Build pipeline of infocomm experts in high-end, strategic growth areas such as Business Analytics, Cloud Computing & Green ICT
    High-end strategic growth competencies
    • Techno-Strategists Programme (TSP)
    • 1,000 professionals acquired hybrid skills since Apr 2008
    Key economic growth sectors General upgrading
    • Enhanced CITREP
    • 27,800 trained
    • Most courses aligned to NICF
    • 500 competencies for about 250 infocomm job roles
    • 130 adopters (90 training providers, 40 corporate members)
  • SINGAPORE: AN INTELLIGENT NATION, A GLOBAL CITY POWERED BY INFOCOMM www.ida.gov.sg www.infocommsingapore.sg
  • 3 Continual Innovation in New Focal Areas
  • Some New Focal Areas – Emerging Technologies for Exploitation
    • Cloud Computing
    • Business Analytics
    • User Interfacing
    • IPTV
    • Green ICT
    • e-Government
  • Cloud Computing
    • Cloud computing:
      • Internet-scale platform to collect, store and process data
      • Cost savings, scalable everything-as-a-service
  • Business Analytics
    • Business analytics: Making sense of data
      • Transforms business through optimisation, prediction, insights
      • Achieves cost savings, efficiency and identifies new revenue streams
  • User Interfacing
    • User Interfacing:
      • Present complex and enormous data in intuitive manner
      • Interactive and easy manipulation of presentation formats
      • Achieves natural user interfacing to convey insights for decisions
  • IPTV
  • Green ICT
  • E-Government – the Next e-Gov Masterplan