The Singapore Land Authority (SLA) championed geospatial development and innovation at the 9th Annual Geospatial Intelligence APAC Conference and the 1st Amazon Web Services (AWS) Public Sector Summit.
The 9th Annual Geospatial Intelligence APAC Conference was held at the Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre on 26 and 27 September 2017. The conference served as a platform for regional experts to discuss cutting-edge advances in intelligence gathering from geospatial information, as well as address emerging applications of Smart Nation Planning alongside those of national security.
SLA Senior Manager, Geospatial and Data Division, Mr Lim Liyang shared Singapore’s approach in driving geospatial development. As such development involved change management process, it is coupled with increasingly important ‘softer’ levers, namely capacity building and partnerships. SLA, as an eco-system builder, plays a key leadership role in this arena and has facilitated the rollout of public platforms such as the new OneMap, alongside open data policies to serve as key enablers towards greater data sharing and create value for both citizens and businesses.
The 1st Amazon Web Services (AWS) Public Sector Summit took place at the Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre on 4 October 2017. Aptly themed “Paving the Way for Disruptive Innovation”, the summit brought together business leaders and innovators in government, education and non-profit organisations to ideate strategies and innovations, with the goal of making the world a better place with technology.
SLA Director, Geospatial & Data Division, Mr Ng Siau Yong made the keynote presentation titled “Driving disruptive innovations through Geospatial Technology”. Mr Ng shared how the disruptive nature of cloud computing, coupled with the use of geospatial technology has enabled the creation of innovative services for the general public, as well as the enhanced delivery of public services.
Both Mr Lim and Mr Ng also highlighted how SLA actively promoted the use of geospatial technology within communities such as through the OneMap IdeaWorks! innovation campaign and strengthened the geospatial ecosystem through industry collaboration and partnerships.
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