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Is Singapore a Smart Nation yet?

Gwyneth Yeo
Gwyneth Yeo1/24/2017 8:22 AM GMT+08  • 4 min read
Is Singapore a Smart Nation yet?
SINGAPORE (Jan 24): Back in November 2014, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong unveiled the Smart Nation initiative, which was intended to make use of technology to improve residents’ lives.
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SINGAPORE (Jan 24): Back in November 2014, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong unveiled the Smart Nation initiative, which was intended to make use of technology to improve residents’ lives.

The initial focus was placed on five areas: open data and connectivity, research & development, living laboratory, industry and start-up ecosystem, and cybersecurity and data privacy.

With that, the government hoped to build a culture of innovation by making it easy for public and third-party developers to consume its statistical data resources. At the same time, they pledged to set aside 1% of

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