The Singapore Experience: Ingredients for Successful Nationwide eTransformation

This Wednesday, 30 September, another workshop by the World Bank eDevelopment Thematic Group is taking place. It deals with “The Singapore Experience” – a case study how Singapore successfully transformed itself into a booming metropolis with the help of ICT.

The workshop will take place in Washington again, but also be broadcasted over the web.

What: The Singapore Experience: Ingredients for Successful Nationwide eTransformation

Where: Washington DC, also available via webcast

When: 30 September, 13:00 GMT will of course cover the event on Twitter – hashtag #sing09 – and here on the blog.

From the eDevelopment Thematic Group “The Singapore Experience” page:

Countries are being transformed by Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) daily. Singapore, for one, has made important advances in the area of global competitiveness by positioning ICT at the core of national innovation and development strategies. In collaboration with the World Bank’s Global ICT Department and WB Executive Director Office for Southeast Asia, International Enterprise (IE) Singapore would like to cordially invite you to the first Singapore ICT Day@ World Bank featuring Global Dialogue Workshop with country clients participation titled “The Singapore Experience – Ingredients for Successful Nation-wide eTransformation”.

The workshop will share the role of ICT in the public sector transformation agenda and Singapore’s success in eGovernment via close collaboration with the private sector. Experts from Singapore Government CIO Office and leading Singapore ICT companies, namely, IDA International, CrimsonLogic, NCS and novaCITYNETS will also share highlights about Singapore’s 30 years of eGovernment journey, iN2015 vision and key initiatives, eGovernance required to ensure successful eTransformation, and the concept of Public Services Infrastructure for effective deployment.

This Global Dialogue Workshop will provide participants with key insights on how Singapore has transformed from a tranquil port town into a First World city. These insights will include key eGovernment trends, industry drivers/restraints, as well as case studies of eGovernment implementation.

Do not miss this excellent opportunity to learn at the workshop and at the same time, interact with senior Singapore Government and industry leaders spearheading the Singapore ICT cluster at the networking luncheon.

Later in the day there will be a reception at the Singapore Embassy hosted by the Singapore Ambassador for participants of this workshop.

The Singapore Experience: Ingredients for Successful Nationwide eTransformation
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Workshop Coverage: Mobile Innovations for Social and Economic Transformation

We are proud to annouce another workshop organized by our fellows from the e-Development Thematic Group at the World Bank. We continue supporting eTG by covering events and workshops live in social media, namely twitter, facebook, linkedin, xing and flickr – plus through our blog – We are constantly evolving and refactoring our lessons learned to strenghten and bundle this new communication channel and provide a good experience and interaction for the participants of such events and thereby integrating the user base of social and mobile media.

On twitter we are using the hashtag #mobile09

Here the official eTG announcement for the event:


You are invited to participate via live webcast/social media in this e-Development Thematic Group Workshop:

“Mobile Innovations for Social and Economic Transformation. From Pilots to Scaled-up Implementation”
Time: September 16, 2009, 9:00 am – 5:15 p.m (All times Washington DC)

Event Web page:

You can watch live and recorded webcast at:
Click here to register for live webcast:

Are you very welcome to send this invitation to your colleagues.


‘Explosive’ is the only way to describe mobile phone growth. Over half of the world’s 6.5 billion people now use a mobile and over 60 percent of mobile phone users live in developing countries. Mobile-based innovations are quickly emerging as the new frontier in transforming government, health, banking, education and many other sectors due to fast growing penetration of mobile phones even in the poorest and remotest areas of the globe. Many services can be now made available on a 24x7x365 basis at any place in the world covered by mobile networks, which today means almost everywhere. Through mobiles, for the first time ever, many public and private services have now reached poor households and communities. The demand for mobile applications is fast picking up developing countries. The multitude of highly innovative applications have been developed for mobile banking and payments, phone based information services for farmers and fishermen, locations based medical services and monitoring and data collection in the health sector, to name a few. However, the enormous potential of mobile devices for transforming delivery of public and financial services is still largely untapped.

This workshop aims to raise awareness of World Bank Group staff of the transformational role mobile technologies can play in improving service delivery, efficiency and transparency by show-casing mobile-enabled innovations in a number of sectors and identifying emerging lessons learned and ways to scale up for achieving operational efficiencies and development impact.


9:00 -10:15 am Overview of Mobile Innovations Space and Enabling Environment
10:15 -10:30 am Coffee Break
10:30 -11:45 am Mobile Innovations in Financial Services
11:45 – 1:00 pm Mobile Innovations in Health
1:00 – 2:30 pm Working Lunch & Session: Mobile Innovations in Education
2:30 – 3:45 pm Mobile Applications in Agriculture and Rural Development
3:45 – 4:00 pm Coffee Break
4:00 – 5:15 pm Mobile Innovations in Governance

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Workshop Coverage: Mobile Innovations for Social and Economic Transformation
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