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Society has a role to play in creating a 'smart future': Lee Yi Shyan

Senior Minister of State for Trade and Industry Lee Yi Shyan calls on Singaporeans to work with the Government in creating a common 'smart future'.

SINGAPORE: The information revolution has a role to play in creating new industries and jobs for Singaporeans, said Senior Minister of State for Trade and Industry Lee Yi Shyan.

Speaking at a debate on the President's address Tuesday (May 27), he said customised solutions to problems, as a result of the revolution, will help citizens achieve better work-life balance.

The feedback and suggestions gathered by government agencies through mobile applications will also help authorities develop a holistic view of issues, said Mr Lee. 

He called on Singaporeans to work with the Government to create a common 'smart future'.

"I believe the old, top-down way of organising our information-gathering and decision-making will have to evolve towards a flatter architecture of decision-making," said Mr Lee. "In this way, we can better accommodate the input of people and businesses in tandem with the informatised world that we live in."

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