28 October 2014 - Singapore is building the world's first Smart Nation where data and analytics will play a critical role. To support this vision, the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) will be boosting the data ecosystem through a series of key initiatives that were announced today by Mr Steve Leonard, Executive Deputy Chairman, IDA, at Smart Nation: Data Works.
Singapore, 28 October 2014 | For Immediate Release
Singapore is building the world's first Smart Nation where data and analytics will play a critical role. To support this vision, the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) will be boosting the data ecosystem through a series of key initiatives that were announced today by Mr Steve Leonard, Executive Deputy Chairman, IDA, at Smart Nation: Data Works.
These include the Data-as-a-Service (DaaS) pilot that seeks to address the challenge of discovering datasets in the private sector through a federated approach. Data providers from all industries can participate in the DaaS pilot to increase the visibility of their datasets and reach out to new customers. Data providers will also be given an opportunity to understand and check the relative quality of their datasets through a set of Data Quality Metrics. IDA will be holding a series of workshops and data challenges to raise awareness of the DaaS platform.
To help kick-start the pilot, IDA has signed a Memorandum of Intent with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to provide cloud computing services to the first 25 data providers when they sign on to the pilot via AWS. AWS will offer usage credits that is worth USD$3000 to each of the 25 participating data providers in hosting their dataset registries and/or their datasets.
Mr Leonard said, "Singapore is building the world's first Smart Nation. To tackle difficult urban challenges in areas such as healthcare and energy, we need to capture and analyse massive amounts of data, and use that situational awareness to take meaningful actions. It is exciting for us to be exchanging ideas with top leaders in this space. Our goal is to challenge ourselves to keep finding new ways to better use data to serve citizens of all ages."
IDA also announced three innovative tech product companies accredited by IDA. Tagit, Kai Square and V-Key had the opportunity to share their value propositions and new possibilities at the event. Their product focuses are in enterprise mobility, video analytics and security, technologies that can address challenges in a Smart Nation.
Smart Nation: Data Works is part of a series of data activities happening from 26 to 31 October 2014. The event features a line-up of international and local speakers who would be sharing their perspectives on how data can be harnessed to create significant advantages for the industry and country.
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- Appendix I: Partner Quote (43.36KB)
- Annex A: Factsheet on DaaS Pilot (281.91KB)
- Annex B: Factsheet on Accreditation@IDA (203.87KB)
About Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore
The mission of the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) is to develop information technology and telecommunications within Singapore with a view to serve citizens of all ages and companies of all sizes. IDA does this by actively supporting the growth of innovative technology companies and start-ups in Singapore, working with leading global IT companies as well as developing excellent information technology and telecommunications infrastructure, policies and capabilities for Singapore. For more news and information, visit www.ida.gov.sg.