On 11 June 2015, the Singapore infocomm Technology Federation (SiTF) hosted an event on the subject of Smart Nation Initiative with Mr Frederick Foo, Assistant Head of the Smart Nation Programme Office (SNPO), and Ms Catherine Chong, Deputy Director of Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) as guest speakers for the event. 



Mr Frederick Foo, Assistant Head of the Smart Nation Programme Office (SNPO) gave a presentation on the Smart Nation Initiative.



Ms Catherine Chong, Deputy Director of Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) introduced a $500M programme to SMEs.


The Smart Nation Programme seeks to harness ICT, networks and data to support better living, create more opportunities, and to support stronger communities which will have a profound impact on the way we live, work and play.

 

As we celebrate SG50, it is timely to kickoff this whole-of-nation journey which Singapore is embarking on, where the authorities are putting in place the infrastructure, policies, ecosystem and capabilities to create a Smart Nation. Co-opted Councillors of SiTF, Ms Natasha Kwan and Mr Jeremy Tan also gave insights regarding the industry prospects as well as SiTF’s vision in providing secretariat support to the initiative. 



Co-opted Councillors of SiTF, Ms Natasha Kwan (center) and Mr Jeremy Tan (left) was having Q&A discussion with attendees together with Ms Ho Se Mun, Executive Director of SiTF.
 

In order to meet the desired outcome and milestones, SiTF has already set up a Smart Nation Committee and has been actively working with the SNPO and IDA to seek alignment with engagement framework. On the other end, SiTF has also been developing two-way discussions with users associations to make sure SiTF's moves meet the demands of the industry.


 The event was well received with over 70 participants.