Dr. Avnish Jolly, 3rd March, 2009 :Infocomm Development Authority (IDA) of Singapore has set up a subsidiary, IDA International, to export its public sector IT expertise to administrations around the world. The subsidiary will focus on collaborating with overseas public sector agencies to provide services like national infocomm planning and e-Government consultancy.
According to press release there are many countries today that can benefit from IDA’s ICT experience and expertise. The company will also focus on ICT industry development and human capital development, amongst others. IDA International, we will be able to bring our public service infocomm solutions to accelerate the execution of government infocomm programs in these countries.
Seah Chin Siong, IDA, CEO said that International is expected to explore partnerships in Asia, the Middle East, South Africa, Central and South America and the Caribbean. He further said that Singapore was in a unique position to assist other countries in areas such as national infocomm planning and capacity building of Government Chief Information Office (GCIO).
The new organisation is expected to work not only with local IT companies, but may also partner sister agencies such as International Enterprise Singapore and Singapore Cooperation Enterprise to export Singapore’s ICT capabilities.