Three-Year MOI Prepares Public Officers for A Digital Future Through Data Science
SINGAPORE – Qlik® and the Government Technology Agency of Singapore (GovTech) signed a three-year Memorandum of Intent (MOI) to deepen public sector officers’ expertise and capabilities in the field of data science. Both parties will build capabilities within the public sector in data discovery and visual analytics to meet the demands of a growing digital economy, in line with the country’s Smart Nation initiative.
“We are pleased to have Qlik onboard as one of our partners to raise the capabilities of public officers in the area of data discovery and visual analytics. This collaboration will support us in grooming a digitally-ready workforce and transforming the public service into one that is data-driven and citizen-centric. These skills have never been more crucial to the delivery of public service, as the Government is doing our utmost to help businesses and citizens ride out the global pandemic and accelerate the recovery of the Singapore economy,” said Mr. Kok Ping Soon, Chief Executive, GovTech.
The strategic collaboration between Qlik and GovTech will offer public officers access to a wealth of learning resources, industry best practices and the latest development tools to enhance their skill sets in data literacy and visual analytics. Qlik will also be a part of the Data Arcade Tournament - GovTech’s annual visual analytics competition, providing a platform for public officers to create innovative, data-driven solutions to solve real-world challenges.
“Qlik empowers organisations and individuals to lead with data. Our partnership with GovTech helps ensure that government organisations are taking full advantage of data and technology to build a Smart Nation that can encourage digitalisation across industries and bolster economic growth,” said Mr Geoff Thomas, Senior Vice President, APAC, Qlik. “We are extremely excited to embark on this journey to create a truly data literate culture across the public sector in Singapore.”
Qlik’s vision is a data-literate world, one where everyone can use data to improve decision-making and solve their most challenging problems. Only Qlik offers end-to-end, real-time data integration and analytics solutions that help organizations access and transform all their data into value. Qlik helps companies lead with data to see more deeply into customer behaviour, reinvent business processes, discover new revenue streams, and balance risk and reward. Qlik does business in more than 100 countries and serves over 50,000 customers around the world.
The Government Technology Agency of Singapore (GovTech) is the lead agency driving Singapore’s Smart Nation initiative and public sector digital transformation. As the Centre of Excellence for Infocomm Technology and Smart Systems (ICT & SS), GovTech develops the Singapore Government’s capabilities in Data Science & Artificial Intelligence, Application Development, Sensors & IoT, Digital Infrastructure, and Cybersecurity.
GovTech supports public agencies to manage enterprise IT operations and develop new digital products for citizens and businesses. GovTech is the public sector lead for cybersecurity, and oversees key government ICT infrastructure, as well as regulates ICT procurement, data protection and security in the public sector. GovTech is a Statutory Board under the Smart Nation and Digital Government Group (SNDGG) in the Prime Minister’s Office.