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    with this level of growth Singapore s government began announcing a series of programs and incentives starting in January 2002 to promote applications development and greater usage including a Connected Homes test bed for home networking and community services and a MySingapore Web site giving citizens access to a broad array of services Digital Age Trading Hub Singapore rejoins the Top Seven in 2005 because of the outstanding progress it has continued to achieve and for its ambitious new vision for creating a Digital Age trading hub for the Asia Pacific region Progress has come in many areas thanks to IDA s unrelenting focus strong funding and a emphasis on collaboration with private sector partners In 2003 PC ownership had risen to 74 Internet connectivity to 65 and broadband subscribers to 40 of the total population About 600 wireless hotspots have been deployed across the island 125 at McDonald s restaurants providing one wireless hub per square kilometer and a standards based integrated roaming and billing service gives users access to the entire wireless network An alliance between IDA and Microsoft has made Singapore s schools a test bed for digital textbooks Tablet PCs and other innovative technology as well as for in depth technology training for both teachers and students The World Economic Forum has ranked Singapore as one of the world s most network ready nations and a 2004 report by Accenture ranked the country as second in the world for e government leadership The Intelligent Island Becoming an Intelligent Island as Singapore calls itself is only one step in a process IDA s latest vision Connected Singapore positions the nation as a Digital Age trading hub echoing its leadership role as a trade port for physical goods IDA s plans call for Singapore to become a center

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    today the superstructure of a modern city the base is a very narrow one and could easily disintegrate Asked whether looking back he felt he might have gone too far in crushing his opponents sometimes with ruinous lawsuits sometimes with long jail terms he answered No I don t think so I never killed them I never destroyed them Politically they destroyed themselves One of his concerns now Mr Lee said is that the United States has become so preoccupied with the Middle East that it is failing to look ahead and plan in this part of the world I think it s a real drag slowing down adjusting to the new situation he said describing what he called a lapse that worries Southeast Asian countries that count on Washington to balance the rising economic and diplomatic power of China Without this draining of energy attention and resources for Iraq Iran Lebanon Israel Palestine there would have been deep thinking about the long term trends working out possible options that the U S could exercise to change the direction of long term trends more in its favor Mr Lee said As the United States focuses on the Middle East Mr Lee said the Chinese are busy refining their policies and building the foundations of more cooperative long term relationships in Asia They are making strategic decisions on their relations with the region he said And this is where tiny Singapore sees itself as a model for China the world s most populous country They ve got to be like us Mr Lee said with a very keen sense of what is possible and what is not Every year he said Chinese ministers meet twice with Singaporean ministers to learn from their experience Fifty mayors of Chinese cities visit every three months for courses in city management Singapore s secret Mr Lee said is that it is ideology free It possesses an unsentimental pragmatism that infuses the workings of the country as if it were in itself an ideology he said When considering an approach to an issue he says the question is Does it work Let s try it and if it does work fine let s continue it If it doesn t work toss it out try another one The yardstick he said is Is this necessary for survival and progress If it is let s do it Hoping to attract more tourists for example Singapore is building two huge casinos despite Mr Lee s expressed distaste for them I don t like casinos he said but the world has changed and if we don t have an integrated resort like the ones in Las Vegas Las Vegas Sands we ll lose So let s go he said Let s try and still keep it safe and mafia free and prostitution free and money laundering free Can we do it I m not sure but we re going to give it a good try Even on social issues on

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    to install PCs on the desks of all employees at leading government agencies deploy a city wide electronic document system that saved US 7 5 million per year and create hundreds of online applications ranging from requests for service to complaints about parking violations An e schools effort placed at least one PC with broadband connectivity in every classroom created computer labs in 250 schools and trained teachers in PC and Internet skills An e communities project provided free PC and Internet training to 240 000 people and established 800 public Internet kiosks throughout the city An online Intelligent Transportation System was developed to monitor traffic flow guide drivers to available parking and improve taxi safety and an EasyCard multi function pass for Taipei s Mass Rapid Transit System attracted new riders To date the system has issued over 5 7 million cards Phase Two Brings Second Top Seven Ranking For these efforts Taipei was named one of ICF s Top Seven Intelligent Communities of 2003 In 2006 ICF recognizes Taipei for taking its CyberCity program to the next level by making broadband connectivity an essential component of life for its citizens and businesses and using it to transform the economy of the city The second phase of the CyberCity program 2003 2006 has focused on several priorities The first was to better integrate broadband and online services into citizens lives By May 2005 84 of the government s total document traffic was moving through its electronic document exchange Its Internet portal was offering over 400 services used by an average of 3 500 citizens per day and over 5 200 small to midsize companies had created Web sites on a free Taipei Business Net portal In the longer term Taipei aims to encourage development of better Chinese computer interfaces and expand content and applications suited to Chinese tradition These advances will not only foster broadband use by citizens but will provide an opportunity for Taipei s companies to more easily access business opportunities in greater China Knowledge Workers A second priority was to shorten the time and resources needed to turn students into productive knowledge workers The most crucial challenge faced by Taipei s companies is the last mile between school and industry To that end every four years over US 93 million is earmarked to fund IT education in Taipei IT skills are widely taught in elementary schools high schools and universities as well as business incubators Microsoft selected Taipei as the world s first location for its Future School Program Cisco is implementing its Network Academy in Taiwan which has attracted participation from 79 Taiwanese companies and provided training to 16 000 students The government has also created Taipei e University to provide online training in academic theory and hands on practice leading to professional certification The third priority was to provide an IT based platform for innovation In the CyberCity program s second phase the government deployed a municipal wireless network to mass transit stations and

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    markets in Western Europe and North America New foreign direct investment went into the manufacturing of electronics automotive components and maritime services More investment went into rebuilding the Port of Tallinn and the Tallinn International Airport to bring them up to international standards The volume of goods moving through the airport jumped 120 from 2007 to 2008 and trade through the port outpaced Helsinki Gdansk and Riga Attracting Human and Financial Capital It was all very exciting but Tallinn s government understood that it was not enough If Tallinn was to grow at a pace sufficient to raise standards of living to the levels of Western Europe it needed to attract foreign investment new businesses and skilled people on a major scale That meant reinventing the medieval seaport city as a new center of the Broadband Economy National initiatives continued to provide a strong wind beneath Tallinn s wings The Estonia government introduced e government in 1998 and continued to expand and improve it Today laws move in 100 electronic form through the legislative process The government also introduced an electronic ID card and developed a data secu rity system to support safe e commerce The ID card is a mandatory document for all Estonians over the age of 15 and 1 1 million cards were issued through October 2007 In addition to providing visual identification and a legally valid digital signature the card can be used as a ticket on public transport as a bank card and as an authorization card for online voting The government also created an e government middleware platform called X Road winner of ICF s 2008 Founders Award to bridge the many databases and systems that were springing up in different departments X Road not only allows different systems to talk to each other securely but includes standard tools to speed the development of new online services It now takes from a few hours to a few days at a cost of US 1 000 to 10 000 to develop a new service X Road has become the backbone for all e government services in Estonia In Tallinn the Council set up an e Meeting system that permits members of government to participate in meetings regardless of their location An e School platform introduced in 2006 offers a common environment for managing the municipal school curriculum and provides real time data exchange between students parents and teachers The Youth Sport Activities Support System also introduced in 2006 now registers 20 000 children per year with over 250 local sports clubs Residents pay for parking via mobile phone and the Municipal School Health System which entered development in 2008 will provide a secure online health management system for doctors patients students and schools Ninety five percent of office buildings in Tallinn are connected to super fast broadband and over 90 of its companies use the Internet daily To spur further growth in services Tallinn recently adopted a development plan that calls for expanding on the

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    to test their knowledge of local finances Service was expanded in 2005 with the IRIS citizen relationship management system through which citizens could make inquiries or lodge complaints online via telephone email or mail Today the portal www issy com was providing local news online public procurement online applications for certificates and permits access to more than 15 000 documents and was receiving over 1 million visits per year By 2010 Issy had extended e government to the mobile user with mobile phone payment of parking fees and an array of mobile remote support services for the elderly As a result of this rich array of offerings nine out of ten Issy citizens are daily users of the Internet and 98 told a pollster that it has fundamentally changed their lives Betting on Broadband The Santini administration also dared to place big bets on the future In 1998 the city made headlines by deciding to outsource its entire IT infrastructure to Euriware a 10 year old Paris company The goal was to create an efficient service organization that could quickly turn ideas from municipal departments into reality Mayor Santini promoted it as the first essential step in transforming Issy into a digital city The following year the state owned France Telecom lost its monopoly on telecommunications The history of liberalization in telecom has been mixed at best It has succeeded in lowering prices particularly for long distance service but has failed in local markets around the world to loosen the grip of incumbents Not so in Issy because well before the deadline Mayor Santini s team launched negotiations with alternative carriers which agreed to enter public private partnerships with Issy to deploy networks As a result on the same day that the monopoly ended Issue became the first city in France to offer businesses a choice of carriers Over the next decade as it continued to welcome competitors Issy gained a total of six alternative broadband networks passing 100 of businesses government agencies institutions and households Issy also operates a network of 100 WiFi access points with speeds up to 20 Mbps around the city Today 85 of Issy s 35 000 households have broadband connections compared with the French average of 70 With a robust broadband infrastructure in place Issy s government has concentrated on encouraging citizens and businesses to make it an essential part of their life and work Cyber Kindergartens provide parents with access to in class Webcams that let them check on their children whenever they want Issy TV which garnered 400 000 hits in the year of its launch in 2009 has a successful series called Issy 2 0 which shows the daily life of citizens in the digital era Computer training courses are provided to all ages in the Issy Media Library and the Cube a digital arts center An annual Cube Festival involves the public in showcasing the many facets of digital creation through digital arts exhibitions In 2010 the Festival introduced a

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    ou en ligne En 2009 Issy a étendu l e gouvernement aux utilisateurs mobiles avec le paiement du stationnement par téléphone mobile et une gamme de services mobiles de téléassistance pour les personnes âgées Aujourd hui le portail issy com offre l accès à une large palette de services des informations locales aux téléprocédures administratives et reçoit plus d un million de visites par an En conséquence de cette riche palette de services électroniques neuf Isséens sur dix utilisent quotidiennement l Internet et 98 pourcent d entre eux ont déclaré que cela leur a fondamentalement changé la vie Miser sur le haut débit L administration de M Santini a également osé faire de gros paris sur l avenir En 1998 la ville a choisi d externaliser ses systèmes d information L infogérance des systèmes d information a permis à Issy de moderniser ses réseaux de renouveler ses équipements et de proposer davantage de services en ligne M Santini a considéré cette étape comme un premier pas essentiel dans la transformation d Issy les Moulineaux en une ville numérique Dès 1997 c est à dire un an avant la fin du monopole de France Télécom sur les télécommunications la Ville avait noué des contacts avec les opérateurs alternatifs en leur suggérant de commencer par Issy le déploiement de leurs infrastructures Le simple fait d avoir anticipé de quelques mois l ouverture à la concurrence du marché des télécommunications a fait d Issy la première ville française proposant dès le début 1998 des réseaux alternatifs et donc des offres concurrentielles aux entreprises Isséennes Ces quelques mois ont constitué une vraie incitation pour les entreprises technologiques Pendant les dix années suivantes Issy a continué d accueillir des entreprises concurrentes et compte actuellement six réseaux haut débit alternatifs 100 des ménages des entreprises des organismes gouvernementaux et des institutions sont connectées à l Internet Issy a également déployé dans la ville un réseau Wi Fi comprenant une centaine de points d accès à Internet avec des vitesses allant jusqu à 20 Mo s Aujourd hui 85 des foyers isséens sont connectés à Internet en hauts débits comparé à la moyenne française de 70 Avec une robuste infrastructure haut débit en place le gouvernement local a fortement encouragé les citoyens et les entreprises à intégrer Internet dans leur vie quotidienne et au travail Des cyber crèches permettent aux parents de suivre via des webcam l activité de leurs enfants Issy TV la première web TV locale diffuse une série locale appelée Issy 2 0 qui montre la vie quotidienne des citoyens à l ère numérique Des cours d informatique sont dispensés pour tous les habitants d Issy de plus petits aux seniors à la Médiathèque d Issy et au Cube premier centre entièrement dédié à l art numérique Evénement majeur de la scène numérique française le Cube Festival dévoile les multiples facettes d une création numérique qui innove et révolutionne les genres pour le plaisir de tous En 2010 le Cube a conçu et imaginé

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    the night But that is the Brainport method Bring together the players from business government institutions and citizens groups Figure out specific projects on which they can cooperate for clear mutual benefit Then manage the projects carefully until they produce results and gain the ability to become self sustaining The range of Brainport projects is extraordinarily wide The Automative Technology Center involves 125 organizations in collaborative projects that from 2005 to 2008 generated 4 5m in new investment The start up of new high tech systems and ICT companies is stimulated by incubators with names like Catalyst Beta II and the Device Process Building Design Connection Brainport manages a wide range of projects in design and technology in order to encourage the industrial design expertise that is as essential as information technology to all of the SRE s industrial clusters Paradigit is a systems integrator founded in a university dormitory that built a fast growing business producing build to order PCs and name brand systems Through membership in Brainport the company identified an opportunity that turned into a program called SKOOL This program pro vides over 800 Dutch primary schools with a combination of hardware and software that vastly simplifies the integration of information technology into education Students receive SKOOL laptops from Paradigit When students start up the laptops for the first time the systems automatically connect to the SKOOL server download all of the applications specified for that school and configure themselves SKOOL provides remote management of all servers and PCs at its client schools as well as an online interface for students and teachers to communicate and share content securely So bullet proof are the hardware and software that SKOOL s technical support department consists of just three people The Taskforce Technology Education and Employment program abbreviated TTOA in Dutch focuses on promoting the interest of young people in engineering attracting foreign knowledge workers career counseling and lifelong learning A project called Technific has created an award winning game called Medical Investigators in which the student is an investigator accused of committing a crime His goal is to prove his innocence by collecting evidence throughout the game using an electron microscope infrared equipment and DNA testing Each completed experiment helps the students advance to the next level Another 1 500 kids take part in BrainTrigger in which they work with local companies to develop innovative solutions in the fields of sustainability mobility safety and health Responding to Crisis As the financial crisis gripped the region TTOA funded research projects for more than 2 000 workers who faced layoffs in order to preserve their skills until the economy recovered An additional 670 000 went to retraining personnel within businesses A Dutch entrepreneurs organization identified Helmond the SRE s second largest city as offering the Netherland s best response to economic crisis TTOA also goes on the road to international career fairs in the US Europe Turkey India and China to promote opportunities in the Eindhoven region Its Expatguideholland com

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