AFTER two years of deliberations, a private sector-led steering committee released the Infocomm Media 2025 report on Tuesday. The report spells out the broad contours that Singapore's infocomm and media sectors should take over the next 10 years.
Infocomm Media 2025 sets out three broad strategic thrust areas for the infocomm and media sectors. First is to build on the power of data and data insights, advanced communications and computational technologies to catalyse a series of transformations across key sectors of the economy.
The second area is to develop a future-ready workforce with the right capabilities and businesses that embraces risk-taking and innovation. The third area is to deploy infocomm media technologies in a people-centric manner to improve various aspects of everyday life.
Accepting the report, Yaacob Ibrahim, Minister for Communications and Information, said Infocomm Media 2025 charts the direction that Singapore should take to ensure it stays at the forefront of innovation.
Dr Yaacob, who is also Minister-in-charge of Muslim Affairs, added that he was confident that the recommendations in the report would enable Singapore to harness the power of infocomm media to bring about impactful outcomes for the nation and enhance the quality of life for Singaporeans.
"Realising the recommendations of Infocomm Media 2025 will require the participation from the public, private and people sector - to spark new ideas, to break new ground and to make Singapore a better place for all," he added.