Global Government CIOs to Meet in Singapore

Participants include representatives from GovTech, the United Nations Secretariat, Estonia and New Zealand

By Richard Pain
Nov. 17, 2016

GCIO Forum

Top technology and digital engagement executives from Singapore's public sector, are to meet with leading government CIOs (GCIOs) from around the world at the forthcoming GCIO Forum Singapore 2016, (Suntec City, 24th November 2016).

Developed by Executive Networks Media, with input and advice from GovTech, the forum will discuss topics key to Singapore's future success and allow attendees to learn best practices from other leading nations.

Keynote speakers include:

  • Jacqueline Poh, Chief Executive, GovTech
  • Janek Rozov, Head of Department of Information Society Services Development, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications, Estonia
  • Darryl Carpenter, Head, Integrated Services, Department of Internal Affairs, New Zealand
  • Ozzeir Khan, Chief of Business Relationship Management, Office of Information Communication Technology (OICT), United Nations Secretariat

"Through our discussions with GovTech and numerous government CIOs, we crafted topics that target their key focus areas right now," explains Conference Producer, Tarika Khandadi. "Aside from crucial technology topics such as IoT, information security, data centre modernisation and big data; we will also discuss how to enhance the effectiveness of eGovernment services, how to engage better with citizens and industry, and how to nurture entrepreneurship and innovation."

Building ICT talent is another big goal for government, and an important topic for the event says Khandadi. "While a career in IT an exciting prospect, joining a government IT team seems lower down the list when compared to more 'glamorous' brand names such such as Google, Facebook or LinkedIn. So another important area of discussion is around attracting and retaining talent."

Speaking at the launch of GovTech last month, Jacqueline Poh, Chief Executive, GovTech, said: "Technology is playing a disruptive role in many sectors and the Government must tap on it in new ways to deliver better value to citizens .... Key to our mission will be collaborating closely with citizens, industry and various public sector agencies, to create the next generation of innovative and meaningful digital experiences."

Event participants can look forward to a full day of thought-provoking presentations and essential advice towards developing world-class eGovernment services.


If you are a part of government or the ICT community and you would like the chance to participate in the GCIO Forum Singapore 2016, click here to register your interest.