Furthering data analytics in public service departments.
The Government Technology Agency of Singapore (GovTech) has renewed its 2017 agreement with Tableau Software to train and deepen public officers’ capabilities in data analytics and visualisation.
The Memorandum of Intent (MOI), signed the second week of July 2020, will help public officers understand and make use of data, transform the public sector’s operations with data-driven decisions and accelerate the country’s digitalisation movement, in line with the country’s Smart Nation initiative.
Kok Ping Soon chief executive at GovTech said this collaboration will support its efforts in building a digitally ready and data-literate workforce to transform public service delivery.
“These skills could not have been more timely for the public service as we focus our efforts to help businesses and citizens tide over the global pandemic and accelerate the recovery of the Singapore economy,” he said.
Tableau has been working with GovTech since 2017 to up skill public officers and deepen visual analytics capabilities within the public service.
Under the new agreement, Tableau and GovTech will engage in knowledge sharing of resources, industry best practices and tools to continue strengthening the abilities of public officers within the government. Public agencies will also have access to updated Tableau content, learning resources and subject matter experts.
JY Pook senior vice president of Asia Pacific & Japan at Tableau said the partnership with GovTech over the last three years has made an impact on public officers’ data literacy and ultimately, the ability to deliver better services for citizens by leveraging a data-driven approach. “Data continues to be central to Singapore’s Smart Nation vision, and GovTech recognises the importance of building a data literate workforce to achieve this,” he said.