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Mobile, social, cloud & Big Data: How these technologies can transform cities

Mobile, social, cloud and Big Data are the four mega technology trends that open up ample opportunities for government organisations, said Stefan Sjostrom, Vice President Asia, Public Sector, Microsoft this morning at Cities and Big Data Summit organised by FutureGov.

Thai City Mayor reveals how Facebook is used for crisis communications and flood management

In an exclusive interview with FutureGov, Vichai Bandasak, Mayor of ...

Australian government calls for citizens’ contribution to history portal

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20 March 2014 | News

Singapore police to improve engagement on Facebook

Singapore Police Force is currently looking at developing more content and increasing their engagement rate to create a larger fan base for its Facebook page, Fong Weng Kiong, Assistant Director (Policy & Development), Public Affairs Department told FutureGov.

13 March 2014 | News

Mapping women in GIS

With March being Women’s History Month, what better way to honour women working with GIS in government, education, non-profit and the private sector than by putting them on the map!

12 March 2014 | News

How the future Birmingham Smart City will look

The City of Birmingham, the most populous British city outside London with over 1 million residents, has launched the Birmingham Smart City Roadmap, which includes enhancing connectivity and opening up more data, according to Chair of the Birmingham Smart City Commission James Mackay.

10 March 2014 | News

Indonesia promotes government transparency with social media

Chairman of Indonesia’s Corruption Eradication Commission, Abraham Samad, emphasised the importance of using social media to engage with citizens and fight corruption. He also highlighted the need for a social media strategy to manage “criticisms and misguided opinions”.

10 March 2014 | News

Amsterdam Smart City to roll out 100 sensors

The Amsterdam Smart City, Amsterdam Economic Board and the Waag Society are distributing 100 Smart Citizen Kit this month, to create a network of sensors in the city.

7 March 2014 | News

New Zealand Inland Revenue launches mobile government app challenge

The Inland Revenue of New Zealand has launched a mobile app competition to improve transactions and services for its small business customers.

6 March 2014 | News

Singapore Police emergency call centre is Twitter-enabled

Singapore Police Force will accelerate the posting of alerts on social media, both on its existing Twitter account and upcoming Instagram account, Fong Weng Kiong, Assistant Director (Policy & Development), Public Affairs Department, Singapore Police Force told FutureGov.

24 February 2014 | Interview

Successful Social Media Use at Singapore Police

In the first part of the interview, Fong Weng Kiong, Assistant Director (Policy & Development), Public Affairs Department of Singapore Police Force shared the agency’s achievements around its use of social media and the benefits. Here, Fong reveals the challenges of navigating the new social media environment and how the Public Affairs team has adapted new styles and strategies for success.

20 February 2014 | News

India launches improved Open Government platform

India has launched a new version of its open data platform, Open Government Data Platform India, with improved design and features to provide a better experience to both data providers and platform users with a unified interface.

20 February 2014 | News

Indonesian government improves disaster management participation

Ministry of Communications and Information Technology of Indonesia and Indonesian National Board for Disaster Management will launch a three-digit emergency phone line and four-digit SMS gateway to make it easier for the public to contact the authorities.

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