MEDIA ALERT: GovTech and Tableau Equip Public Officers with Data Skills to Build a Future-Ready Singapore


Over 1,500 government officers in Singapore will be empowered with visual analytics skills over a three-year programme

Publish Date: September 28, 2017 - 7:00pm



Jacqueline Poh, Chief Executive, GovTech (left) signs the Memorandum of Intent (MOI) with JY Pook, Senior Vice President, Asia Pacific, Tableau (right) to equip public officers in Singapore with data science skills.

Tableau, the global leader in visual analytics, has signed an agreement with the Government Technology Agency of Singapore (GovTech) to equip at least 1,500 public officers with core skillsets and advanced techniques in visual analytics over the next three years. The Memorandum of Intent (MOI), signed on 29 September 2017, will see public officers in the country gain future-proof data skills that will allow them to better perform their duties in line with the country’s Smart Nation vision.

“We are glad to partner industry players, Tableau in this instance, to elevate the data analysis and visualisation skills of public officers, for them to find new and better ways in delivering Government services to the public. As part of our digital government transformation, our aim is for more public officers to be able to understand and make use of data. This will help us accelerate Singapore’s progress towards building a Smart Nation.” said Jacqueline Poh, Chief Executive, GovTech.

The collaboration will also give public agencies access to a bespoke selection of content, learning resources, and subject matter experts from Tableau, where concepts and best practices in visual analytics are constantly being advanced.

JY Pook, Senior Vice President, Asia Pacific, Tableau, commented: “At Tableau, we aim to help everyone see and understand data and government organisations are no exception. We have been committing our resources to support government organisations across the globe through our software and enablement programmes, allowing them to easily and quickly access, analyse, and share their data. Data is a strategic asset in all aspects of government and when presented clearly, it has enormous potential to improve mission critical outcomes. We are thrilled to be able to play a role in Singapore’s mandate of digitalising the public sector, transforming its operations, and empowering its public officers with data skills.”

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About Government Technology Agency of Singapore
The Government Technology Agency of Singapore (GovTech) is a statutory board formed in October 2016 after the restructuring of the Infocomm Development Authority.

Following the formation of the Smart Nation and Digital Government Group in May 2017, GovTech is placed under the Prime Minister’s Office as the implementing agency of the Group. GovTech works with public agencies to develop and deliver secure digital services and applied technology to individuals and businesses in Singapore. GovTech builds key platforms and solutions needed to support Singapore as a Smart Nation. As a leading centre for information communications technology and related engineering such as the Internet of Things, Data Science and Application Development, GovTech also enhances the capabilities of the Singapore Government in these domains.