Chan Cheow Hoe
CIO story

Chan Cheow Hoe

Government Chief Digital Technology Officer, Smart Nation and Digital Government Office, & Deputy Chief Executive
Mr Chan Cheow Hoe is the Government Chief Digital Technology Officer (GCDTO) of the Smart Nation and Digital Government Office (SNDGO). He is also concurrently the Deputy Chief Executive of the Government Technology Agency of Singapore (GovTech).
As the GCDTO, Cheow Hoe oversees the development of the Government’s digital infrastructure and digital technology capability, as well as talent development in information and communication technology and smart systems (ICT&SS). He will also oversee the development of platforms to enable resource sharing and interoperability across Government, so as to drive the development and delivery of innovative government digital services for citizens and businesses.
In his role as Deputy Chief Executive, GovTech, he oversees multi-disciplinary teams that develop and manage key government’s digital products such as the National Digital Identity.
Cheow Hoe has more than two decades of extensive experience both in the public and private sectors, with a strong track record in leading digital transformation changes in organisations and the government.
Prior to joining GovTech, Cheow Hoe held senior appointments in international banks and consulting companies in the areas of technology, operations, finance and business.
Cheow Hoe graduated from the National University of Singapore, and obtained his masters from Wharton School.
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Wednesday, 28 October, 2020 / 02:45 PM - 03:15 PM AEDT
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CIO Story: Scale Up or Ship Out – The Reality of Digital Government

Many countries started their digital Government journey more than 5 years ago. After spending hundreds of millions of dollars, digital government must demonstrate significant impact on Government priorities and prove its worth. It must feature in the front and centre of national agenda and drive the future of Government. This is not a hobby. The recent Covid pandemic is a stern test of how tech can be instrumental in dealing with a crisis and the ability to scale to a National level quickly. The crisis has accelerated the adoption of technology by Governments. Digital government must step up and take its place in the post Covid world. It is important for Governments to compose their future with technology and not miss the opportunity to take great strides forward in doing what matters for citizens and businesses. So its time to scale up or ship out.

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