Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong "Singapore must take full advantage of its extensive and systematic use of technology, particularly I.T."
We will build up the IDA because it plays a key role in spearheading the development of a smart nation – growing the culture and the mindset of experimentation. We must be willing to try new approaches constantly, pushing the boundaries both inside and outside the government to find new approaches to existing problems. [...] We have the people, we have the resources and we have the ability to make it happen. One important advantage which we must take full advantage of is to use technology extensively and systematically, particularly IT. Not just piecemeal, individual gadgets, individual programmes and systems – that we are already doing.