Smart and Secure Nation

Founding CEO of the Government Technology Agency of Singapore, Jacqueline Poh argues that the challenges facing Smart Nation are as frightening as the Titanic: Icebergs are everywhere, and even if we spot them, we may not be able to ignore them.

Singapore 2017
Jacqueline Poh
Jacqueline is the founding CEO of the Government Technology Agency of Singapore. With key competencies in infocomm technology and engineering, GovTech’s mission is to empower a nation of possibilities through technology.

Jacqueline and her team partner with a wide range of government agencies to deploy digital, data science, IoT and other technologies to deliver public impact, while ensuring resiliency of its cybersecurity needs. She plays a leading role in the government’s smart nation and digital government initiatives.

Jacqueline was previously the Managing Director of IDA, and has held key positions in the Ministry of Manpower, the Ministry of Finance, the Prime Minister’s Office and the Ministry of Defence. Jacqueline was awarded the Public Administration Medal (Silver) in 2014.

Jacqueline graduated with a BA from Oxford and an MPhil from Cambridge, and also has an MBA from INSEAD. She serves on a range of boards including the Infocomm Media Development Authority, Defence Science and Technology Agency, Institute of Systems Science, Singapore Pools and St Luke’s Eldercare.