Australian States push funding for digital reset

Australian states have pushed through funding to drive technology innovation across the country. The state of New South Wales announced the Government was investing more than A$700 million in this year’s Budget to expand the digital capabilities of the state and build new and flexible ways of delivering services everywhere…

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Singapore leads APAC in digital readiness

Concerted effort by the Singaporean Government over several decades to invest in digital capabilities and initiatives. Singapore has scored one of the highest ratings for digital readiness in Cisco’s Global Digital Readiness Index 2019. While many countries have made significant strides in developing various components of their economy that support…

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South Korean Govt leads maturity level in global digital governance

Leading countries have have developed sound strategies and established leadership in digital initiatives. South Korea leads the top digital government among 33 countries in the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) league table. The 2019 Digital Government Index (DGI) measures the maturity level of digital government and digital transformation…

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A resilient, digital new normal for Asia

Singapore’s DPM looks at the digital future. COVID-19 has accelerated digitalisation and Industry 4.0 and many companies are responding to the fast-evolving situation, stated Heng Swee Keat, deputy prime minister of Singapore. DPM Keat made his remarks the opening ceremony of the Industrial Transformation Asia-Pacific 2020. He said manufacturers around…

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How should the APAC financial sector address new challenges of data governance?

Data-to-digital has its challenges. Data will not maintain its value unless governed properly to keep the characteristics that make it accurate, intelligent, trustworthy, and connected, states IDC Financial Insights APAC’s latest report titled Data as an Asset: The New Challenges of Data Governance and How Asia/Pacific Financial Services Should Respond. The…

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What it takes to be a CIO in Asia

They have had to rise to the challenge of quickly transitioning the workforce. The role of Chief Information Officer (CIOs) is currently faces an extremely fast-changing environment amid the speed of technology advancements. Current global events have pushed CIOs to establish themselves as a key part of the executive suite,…

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OCBC Bank enables use of SingPass to access digital banking services

Customers can login using their SingPass via the mobile app. OCBC Bank’s 1.8 million digital customers will now be able to use the SingPass Mobile app as an alternative login to access the full suite of digital banking services via the OCBC Mobile Banking app or Internet banking. Using SingPass…

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