Singaporean firms to attend Saudi forum
Singapore, March 12, 2008
IDA Singapore together with a delegation of Singapore infocomm companies will share its expertise and experience at the Saudi e-Government Forum.
The forum will be held at the Four Seasons Hotel in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, later this week.
The Infocomm Singapore delegation will include solutions providers such as Amdon, BoxSentry, Crimson Logic, Ecquaria Technologies, NCS Pte Ltd and SQLView, the organiser said in a statement.
IDA Singapore e-Government Consultancy Deputy Director Tan Weng Suan, who will be presenting the Singapore model to the conference, said: “This forum provides an ideal opportunity to share our experience and identify areas for further collaboration. Saudi Arabia has one of the most modern IT infrastructures in the region and is pursuing its vision to achieve an advanced e-Government capability by 2010. We are looking forward to building a strong collaborative relationship that will help to further e-government in Saudi Arabia.”
With more than 25 years of developing and implementing innovative e-government solutions, Singapore is well-placed to share its experience and insights with governments in the Middle East, IDA Singapore said in a statement.
Saudi Arabia has partnered with Singapore company CrimsonLogic to develop SaudiEDI, a customer-focused and value-added IT service organisation set up to provide easy-to-use eTrade services for the trading community in Saudi Arabia, it added.
Also attending the conference will be NCS, an Infocomm Singapore company recently contracted by the Economic Cities Agency (ECA), the lead agency responsible for the development of six new economic cities in Saudi Arabia, to design a world class Smart Services Centre that will enhance government and municipality services.
Leveraging NCS’ extensive experience in e-Government in Singapore and the region, the project places Singapore and Saudi Arabia in partnership to deliver a one-stop solution based on state-of-the-art technologies and international best practices. – TradeArabia News Service