The Government identified five national strategic projects: National Digital Identity (NID) framework, e-Payments, Smart Nation Sensor Platform, Smart Urban Mobility and Moments of Life. The Committee for Future Economy released its report in February.

Singapore embarked on it Smart Nation journey in 2014, with PM Lee Hsien Loong outlining the vision of a “A nation where people live meaningful and fulfilled lives, enabled seamlessly by technology, offering exciting opportunities for all.”

Singapore already had the foundations in place. In fact, it was already on its way towards that vision. Singapore was a connected city with nearly universal broadband access and one of the highest smartphone penetrations in the world. The Government embraced technology to deliver digital services to citizens. Medical records were being integrated.

Since then significant progress has been made. (Click here for some of the milestones. A recently released case study from the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) offering an evaluation of Singapore's progress in meeting the objectives of the country's 'Smart Nation' strategy offers an excellent summary of the achievements.)

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