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Taipei Declared Winner at FutureGov Awards 2011 (Taipei)

Taipei City Government’s “UI Taipei Initiative – Transforming Government Public Service through Innovation” project was declared the winner of the Service Innovation category at the FutureGov Awards 2011.

This is considered an important milestone for the Department of Information Technology (DOIT), after receiving the Metro-ICT Best Practice Award from the Asian-Oceanian Computing Industry Organization in September, 2010 and the Connected Government Award from FutureGov in 2010.

The city government is recognized for its effort in developing solutions in the field of ‘government-to-business’ (G2B) and ‘government-to-citizens’ (G2C).

At the award ceremony, DOIT Commissioner Chang Chia-sheng noted that the city government seeks to create an intelligent and ubiquitous city for residents through advanced ICT applications. Recent accomplishments include the implementation of Taipei-Free wireless broadband service in July, 2011; the construction of the city government’s public information platform; and the holding of an Apps development competition in September, 2011.

The FutureGov Awards 2011 attracted 498 entries from 16 nations around the world, including Singapore, Korea, Malaysia, Australia, the PRC, Taiwan, and more. Winners were chosen for 17 categories.

Taipei faced stiff competition from Korea, Australia, and Singapore for the top honor in the Service Innovation category.

For full list of FutureGov Awards 2011 winners please visit here for the original article on FutureGov Magazine Asia.