The industry’s flagship 3rd Annual FutureGov Forum Western Australia spotlights public sector accountability. As the first in FutureGov’s 2014 series for Australia and New Zealand, forum explores ICT accountability, governance, cyber-security, and risk management reforms. Speakers represent ANZ, European and North American governments.
Dubai Roads and Transport Authority has released its ‘Smart Nol’ service allowing public transport commuters to use their mobile devices to pay for trips on Dubai’s metro, buses and water buses.
The Royal Canadian Mint’s foray into a “digital money” pilot project is being showcased at the industry’s 3rd Regional GovCFO Forum Australia being held Monday 2 December in Canberra. Mr Marc Brûlé, the Mint’s chief financial officer, shares insights about financial innovations.
India’s 640 districts serve as the face of the Government with most government-to-citizen interactions occurring at this level. The Union Government has undertaken a nationwide project to modernise governance in the districts.
The Government of India is developing a National Mission on ICT aiming to create a national IT platform connecting all schools, providing students and teachers with opportunities to collaborate and share knowledge.
Geological Survey and Mines Bureau, Sri Lanka’s leading agency for mapping geology and exploring mineral resources, is to upgrade its ICT infrastructure to facilitate better reception and dissemination of updated seismic data.
While ASEAN countries have made much progress in the areas of e-transactions and cybersecurity, work remains to strengthen data protection and privacy laws, and building capacity among policymakers and users, states a UNCTAD report.
Queensland, Australia has announced the release of a smart phone app providing residents and visitors with access to real-time beach and water safety information in 72 languages, aiming to prevent drowning accidents in the 12,000 Australian beaches.
The Maharashtra State Government in India is coming out with a web service next month for property owners to conduct property-related transactions, access reports of all past registered transactions and copies of registered documents online.
Citizens of Thailand can now actively take part in the country’s fight against corruption through an anti-corruption website launched by the Office of the Auditor General last week.
Residents of New Zealand can now access health advice for free with the new Healthline Symptom Checker mobile app.
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