JACQUELINE POH

CEO, GOVTECH, SINGAPORE
LEADING SINGAPORE'S MOVE TOWARDS DIGITAL GOVERNMENT

FACTS

GOVTECH

Digital transformation within the public sector is at the heart of what GovTech, or Government Technology Agency of Singapore, does. They harness the best info-communications technologies to make a difference to the everyday lives of people in Singapore.

Leading Singapore's move towards digital government

As head of the recently-formed digital agency, she’s leading Singapore’s move towards digital government. Her stated mission is to empower the country through technology

BIOGRAPHY

As head of the recently-formed digital agency, she’s leading Singapore’s move towards digital government. Her stated mission is to empower the country through technology. “It’s giving people time to do the things that matter. Less form filling, more time spent with loved ones,” she says.

Jacqueline and her team partners a wide range of government agencies to deploy digital, data science, IoT and other technologies to deliver public impact, as well as to ensure the resiliency and cybersecurity needs of government systems.  She plays a leading role in the Government’s Smart Nation and Digital Government initiatives

Jacqueline was previously 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 from Oxford and 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.