Society has a role to play in creating a 'smart future': Lee Yi Shyan
- POSTED: 27 May 2014 20:53
- UPDATED: 27 May 2014 23:13
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."