Yaacob Ibrahim

SGX inks MOI with IMDA to lower access barriers for tech companies into the capital markets
Will create a streamlined pathway for fast growing IMDA-accredited companies to leverage private and public capital markets in Singapore more efficiently for expansion.
Singapore’s BASH turns one, inks five MoUs
BASH has turned one, and IIPL celebrated by inking five MOUs and announcing it was going to launch three more accelerators.
Singapore to issue RFP for eSIM card trial
The city-state is launching a trial for over-the-air subscription management of the SIM cards embedded in IoT devices.
Singapore forms two new IT bodies, IDA and MDA merged
Singapore is creating two new statutory bodies that will oversee IT-related issues in the country, by merging the IDA and MDA.  
Third IDA Labs launched, to develop next-gen tech tinkers and thinkers
The IDA, in partnership with the National Library Board, has launched its third IDA Labs facility, part of a programme to develop the next generation of technology talent.  
Singapore’s Hive to bring data science goodness to the people
The Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) has launched IDA Hive, the new home for the Government’s Digital Services team, and will house almost 100 data scientists, coders, engineers, designers, and other experts.
Infocomm Minister unveils three ideas under Singapore’s tech masterplan
Singapore’s Infocomm Media Masterplan, unveiled last October, will be launched later this year to put in place the necessary infrastructure that will serve as a key enabler for its Smart Nation vision, according to Minister for Communications and Information Dr Yaacob Ibrahim.
Singapore aims to bridge digital divide with Home Access Programme
Singapore may already be one of the most connected nations in the world, but it is going further to ensure very citizen has access to a ‘digital lifestyle’ with a ‘Home Access Programme’ that is expected to benefit 8,000 households over the next four years.
Singapore’s IIPL boosts startup ecosystem with a dash of BASH
IIPL has officially launched BASH (Build Amazing Startups Here), Singapore's biggest integrated startup space, which will provide all the necessary facilities – including a prototyping lab, valuable mentorship and community networks – to grow promising, innovation-driven tech startups.
Singapore announces third cyber-security masterplan
To better respond to the increasingly complex challenges of security in cyberspace, the Singapore Government has announced a five-year National Cyber Security Masterplan 2018, which aims to develop the country as a trusted and robust ‘infocomm hub’ by that year.
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