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GovInsider's Festival of Innovation 2022 Highlights

Check out the highlights of Festival of Innovation 2022, GovInsider’s annual flagship event that showcases the best public sector innovation in Singapore, Southeast Asia, and the world!

GovInsider's Festival of Innovation 2022 - Interview with Mr. Omar Rafik from SolarWinds

Mr. Omar Rafik from SolarWinds shares that the pandemic has brought about economic disruption and the need to support a remote workforce in order to drive economic recovery. This means governments are now required to enable employees access to data via robust and secure methods due to the rise of remote working, he explained. Hear more from Mr. Omar Rafik as he shares his insights and experience at Festival of Innovation in this video!

GovInsider's Festival of Innovation 2022 - Interview with Mr. Jonathan Wong from UNESCAP

Mr. Jonathan Wong from UNESCAP sees post-pandemic economic recovery in APAC taking place with inclusive economic policies engaging the poorest people and women and girls which will ensure no one is left behind. Inclusivity and sustainability should be at the heart of economic recovery, he stressed. Hear more from Mr. Jonathan Wong as he shares his insights and experience at Festival of Innovation in this video!

GovInsider's Festival of Innovation 2022 - Interview with Mr. Dennis Lui from VITAL, Ministry of Finance

Imagine every public worker managing their own robotic process automation bots to help them do monotonous tasks, transactional processing, and increase productivity, suggests Mr. Dennis Lui from VITAL. He, however, expresses concern about these bots going amok and proposes solutions to manage them. In this video, Mr. Lui discusses his thoughts and experiences during the Festival of Innovation.

GovInsider's Festival of Innovation 2022 - Interview with Mr. Rick Teng from MOH Holdings, Singapore

Mr. Rick Teng from MOH Holdings shared his three key takeaways from attending Festival of Innovation 2022 and one of it was how we can all be change agents in driving public entrepreneurship regardless of job levels. Hear more from Mr. Rick Teng on the rest of his key takeaways and his experience meeting other attendees and learning from panellists at the event.

GovInsider's Festival of Innovation 2022 - Interview with Mr. Andre Araujo from Cloudera

Mr. Andre Araujo from Cloudera explains why the cloud increases agility when building smart, future-proof cities as well as reduces carbon footprints. As the volume of data related to smart cities increases and governments are required to act swiftly, having a cloud footprint is crucial, he says. Watch this video to learn more from Mr. Araujo as he discusses his observations and experience at the Festival of Innovation!

GovInsider's Festival of Innovation 2022 - Interview with Mr. Romeo Rosas from Commission on Filipino Overseas

Mr. Romeo Rosas from Commission on Filipino Overseas learnt that empathy is a major building block of innovation and governments must find out how citizens feel before implementing projects. Deeply motivated by the ideas and solutions shared during the event, he is looking to implement them at his agency. Watch the video to learn more about Mr. Rosas' key takeaways and experiences during the event.

GovInsider's Festival of Innovation 2022 - Interview with Mr. Benjamin Bowles from Appian

According to Mr. Benjamin Bowles from Appian, the future of digital governments involves technology that enables workers to democratize and create impact using low-code platforms, artificial intelligence, or robotic process automation. Hear more from Mr. Bowles as he presents his ideas and experience at the Festival of Innovation in this video!

GovInsider's Festival of Innovation 2022 - Interview with Mr. Seng Ping from Salesforce

The digital divide among citizens of different demographics poses a major issue when it comes to using digital government services, shares Mr. Ng Seng Ping from Salesforce. He recommends personalising digital services to help meet the needs of different demographics. Hear more from Mr. Seng Ping on his experience meeting other attendees and learning from panellists at the event.

GovInsider's Festival of Innovation 2022 - Interview with Mr. Leonard Tan from Outsystems

Mr. Leonard Tan from Outsystems shares that governments try to bring in tech tools to allow employees to interact better and build applications for citizens faster. We should therefore focus on how tech tools can enable productivity for governments, he notes. Hear more from Mr. Leonard Tan as he shares his insights and experience at Festival of Innovation in this video!

GovInsider's Festival of Innovation 2022-Interviews Mr Mario Garcia, Commission on Filipino Overseas

Mr. Mario Garcia from Commission on Filipino Overseas enjoyed the panel sessions on the new generation of public officers as well as how governments can manage future pandemics at the Festival of Innovation. He mentioned he would like to adopt the strategies employed by Singapore and do things in a better way in the Philippines. Hear more from Mr. Mario Garcia on the rest of her key takeaways and his experience learning from panellists at the event.

GovInsider's Festival of Innovation 2022 - Interview with Mr. Raymond Wong from ServiceNow

Technology helps the healthcare sector by lowering costs and helping healthcare professionals do their jobs better using data, AI, and analytics, explains Mr. Raymond Wong from ServiceNow. He also shares how his firm is working with healthcare providers to enable better care management. Watch this video to learn more from Mr. Wong as he discusses his observations and experience at the Festival of Innovation!

GovInsider's Festival of Innovation 2022 - Interview with Mr. Roman Skorzus from Tony Blair Institute for Global Change

Data is key for cities with smart city tools such as IoT sensors and geospatial models. This means it is essential for city administrators to leverage data derived from such tools when planning new districts and fix existing infrastructure systems, shared Mr. Roman Skorzus from Tony Blair Institute for Global Change. Hear more from Mr Skorzus as he shares his insights and experience at Festival of Innovation in this video!

GovInsider's Festival of Innovation 2022 - Interview with Ms. Tay PeiChin from Tony Blair Institute for Global Change

Hybrid work can be very promising only if organisations and leaders are inclusive in their approach by considering different needs of employees and incorporating those needs into the way they design jobs or assess work performance, shares Ms. Tay PeiChin from Tony Blair Institute for Global Change. Hear more from Ms Tay as she shares her insights and experience at Festival of Innovation in this video!

GovInsider's Festival of Innovation 2022 - Interview with Ms. Hasnina Hafiz from Johor Corporation

There was a "lot of heart" that went into the Festival of Innovation as the event talked about sustainability, technology tools, and collaboration shared Ms. Hasnina Hafiz from Johor Corporation. She mentioned that tech companies are here to share their innovation journey and how they use digitalisation tools to facilitate long-term decisions for the government. Hear more from Ms. Hasnina Hafiz on the rest of her key takeaways and her experience learning from panellists at the event.

GovInsider's Festival of Innovation 2022 - Interview with Dr. Woo Jun Jie from Institute of Policy Studies, LKYSPP, Singapore

Dr. Woo Jun Jie from Institute of Policy Studies, LKYSPP Singapore points out that technology has given governments a powerful set of tools in engaging citizens for crowdsourcing ideas and potential solutions. Open-data platforms are an example of such tools, he notes. Hear more from Dr. Woo as he shares his insights and experience at Festival of Innovation in this video!

GovInsider's Festival of Innovation 2022 - Interview with Mr. Gregoire Thomas from ALE

Smart cities are trying to improve by bridging technology gaps, bringing modern services and providing jobs to citizens as well as enhancing safety according to Mr. Gregoire Thomas from Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise. But there is not just one approach to becoming a smart city as there are multiple types of smart cities. Hear more from Mr Thomas as he shares his insights and experience at Festival of Innovation in this video!

GovInsider's Festival of Innovation 2022 - Interview with Mr. Inho Oh from Zoom

Mr.Inho Oh from Zoom shares that the future of virtual engagement will be hybrid. This means in-person engagement will be combined with virtual forms of engagement like video conversations which will be embedded in apps, he says. An example of this will be live translation taking place during Zoom calls.Watch this video to learn more from Mr. Oh as he discusses his observations and experience at the Festival of Innovation!

GovInsider's Festival of Innovation 2022 - Interview with Dr. Wai Kiong, A*STAR Singapore

"Technology is always the key to changing the world", shares Dr. Wai Kiong of A*STAR Singapore. Not only has it changed the way we live and communicate, but it has also helped us become more sustainable in our daily practices.

Hear from Dr. Kiong by watching his full interview and find out why the Festival of Innovation Event is "the right way forward".