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Kelly Ng

Kelly Ng

Senior Journalist

Tel: (+65) 6324 7617
Email: kelly.ng@alphabet-media.com

Based in our Singapore office, Kelly regularly speaks to policy makers and government CIOs about how technology is transforming the public sector.

Her speciality areas are education technology, big data, mobile government, future cities and tax & payments. Being a true blue Singaporean, she is also passionate about government modernisation projects in Singapore.

Kelly has a degree in Business Management, with a double major in Law and Marketing from Singapore Management University. She lives for good food, pink scooters and the underwater world.


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26 August 2014 | News

San Mateo County, US, uses sensors & integrated traffic system to improve commute

A US county improved traffic congestion and ease of parking for citizens and businesses by setting up an integrated system and wireless internet access. The project involved the cooperation of state and city organisations, and private companies.

21 August 2014 | News

City of Port Adelaide, Australia, takes citizens down memory lane with interactive map

A city in South Australia has published an interactive map to take its citizens through the history of the port city.

20 August 2014 | Interview

How Hong Kong’s MTR uses artificial intelligence to maintain its trains

The Hong Kong railway is using artificial intelligence to automate the scheduling of its nightly engineering work and make the most of the short 4-hour window when the trains are not operating, FutureGov has learned.

20 August 2014 | Interview

Indonesia seeks to improve sanitation as urban population grows

More than half of Indonesia’s population does not have access to sanitation facilities. The government has committed to provide access to 100% of the population by 2019. FutureGov found out how it is dealing with sanitation problems and - in particular - persuading local government to commit increased funding.

19 August 2014 | Interview

Data sharing tips from Colorado Chief Data Officer Dianna Anderson

Colorado was the first state in the US to create the role of the Chief Data Officer in 2009. FutureGov spoke to Dianna Anderson, the Chief Data Officer of the State of Colorado about their progress in using data and the challenges of sharing data across its 17 state agencies.

14 August 2014 | Interview

Singapore Government’s first Chief Data Scientist Prabir Sen on his new role and goals

FutureGov has exclusively interviewed Prabir Sen, Singapore government’s first Chief Data Scientist. He was appointed by the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) in January, and discussed why his role was created, what he wants to achieve and the challenges he faces.

14 August 2014 | Interview

City of Chicago Chief Data Officer Tom Schenk - a bigger role than others

Not all Chief Data Officers are created equal, as FutureGov discovered in a recent interview with Tom Schenk Jr., Chief Data Officer at the City of Chicago. Schenk’s role is broader than most of his counterparts, he explained, setting out his key performance indicators and how his team prioritises data projects to work on.

12 August 2014 | Interview

Tackling a ‘wicked problem’: Inside Singapore’s one government approach to climate change

Singapore has set up a National Climate Change Secretariat, reporting to the Prime Minister’s Office, to ensure agencies collaborate on the problem of climate change. FutureGov interviews NCCS Senior Director Tang Tuck Weng.

6 August 2014 | Interview

How do you get agencies sharing data during a crisis? How Manila, Philippines, changed processes to enable better analytics

It is difficult at the best of times to get agencies to share data, but when a natural disaster hits, this need becomes vital. The Philippines has found new ways to get officials to share data and enable Big Data analytics to be used during response efforts

6 August 2014 | Interview

How Brussels is trying to share all of its CCTV feeds across government

By 2015, the Brussels-Capital Region will have a unified CCTV platform that connects the networks owned by multiple government departments so that real-time surveillance video feeds can be shared across public sector agencies. The project aims to enable a coordinated approach to national security and citizens protection, Hervé Feuillien, Director General of the Brussels Regional Informatics Centre has told FutureGov.

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