Smart Nation and Digital Government Group appoints Government Chief Digital Technology Officer

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SINGAPORE, 1 NOVEMBER 2018

 

Smart Nation and Digital Government Group appoints Government Chief Digital Technology Officer

 

Mr Chan Cheow Hoe, Deputy Chief Executive of the Government Technology Agency of Singapore (GovTech), will be appointed as Government Chief Digital Technology Officer (GCDTO) of the Smart Nation and Digital Government Office (SNDGO) with effect from 1 November 2018.

 

As the GCDTO, Mr Chan will serve as the head of profession for ICT engineers and be the digital technology advisor to Government. He will lead the development of the Government’s digital infrastructure, and capability and talent development in information and communication technology and smart systems (ICT&SS). He will also oversee the development of platforms to enable resource sharing and interoperability across Government, to drive the development and delivery of innovative government digital services for citizens and businesses.

 

The GCDTO will report directly to the Permanent-Secretary of the Smart Nation and Digital Government Group (SNDGG), and strengthen SNDGG’s role as the functional leader for ICT&SS.

 

Mr Chan will concurrently retain his appointment as the Deputy Chief Executive of GovTech. In this role, he will continue to oversee product management and development in GovTech.

 

“Cheow Hoe was instrumental in transforming GovTech into an engineering-focused agency, and in putting in place the building blocks of the Singapore Government Technology Stack. I am confident that Cheow Hoe will lead the tech community well in realising the Public Service’s digital transformation and the Smart Nation outcomes in his new capacity as the Government Chief Digital Technology Officer,” said Mr Ng Chee Khern, Permanent-Secretary (Smart Nation and Digital Government) and Chairman of GovTech.

 

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About Smart Nation and Digital Government Office (SNDGO)

The Smart Nation and Digital Government Office (SNDGO), under the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), plans and prioritises key Smart Nation projects, drives the digital transformation of government, builds long-term capabilities for the public sector, and promotes adoption and participation from the public and industry, to take a collective approach in building a Smart Nation.

 

About Government Technology Agency of Singapore (GovTech)

The Government Technology Agency of Singapore (GovTech) is a statutory board formed in October 2016 after the restructuring of the Info-communications Development Authority. Following the formation of the Smart Nation and Digital Government Group in May 2017, GovTech is placed under the Prime Minister’s Office as the implementing agency of the Group.

GovTech works with public agencies to develop and deliver secure digital services and applied technology to individuals and businesses in Singapore. GovTech builds key platforms and solutions needed to support Singapore as a Smart Nation. As a leading centre for information communications technology and related engineering such as the Internet of Things, Data Science and Application Development, GovTech also enhances the capabilities of the Singapore Government in these domains.

For more information, please visit tech.gov.sg or follow us on Facebook.com/GovTechSG and Twitter @GovTechSG.

 

 

For enquiries please contact:

Tiffany Sandrasageran

Manager, Adoption and Engagement Directorate

Smart Nation and Digital Government Office, Prime Minister’s Office, Singapore

Mobile: 8363 1762

Email: Tiffany_SANDRASAGERAN@pmo.gov.sg

 

Danny Quek

Deputy Director, Adoption and Engagement Directorate

Smart Nation and Digital Government Office, Prime Minister’s Office, Singapore

Mobile: 9792 3539

Email: Danny_QUEK@pmo.gov.sg

 

 

Last updated on 05 Dec 2018