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Mayor Attends Forum Organized by TiEA, Shares Views on Digital Policies

Mayor attending the forum organized by TiEAOn May 16, Mayor Chiang Wan-an attended the Digital Industry and Startup Development Forum organized by the Taiwan Internet and E-commerce Association (TiEA). He shared his views in areas such as industry cluster, digital talents, data application, cybersecurity, and global marketing with the audience.

When speaking on the promotion of smart city policies and global exchange efforts of his administration, Chiang stressed that digital commerce is an important aspect of Taiwan’s future economic development. Therefore, the city government is doing what it can to transform Taipei City into a global startup and entrepreneurship center. It seeks to attract foreign companies to set up R&D centers in Taipei, as well as strengthen connection among different industries to boost the incubation of digital talents through public-private-partnership.

At the meeting, Chairman Roger Chen of LINE Taiwan, Soft World Corporation VP Michael Li, and CEO of iKala Sega Cheng all praised the achievements of Taipei City Government in the domain of digital innovations and entrepreneurship. They also expressed their hope that public-private-partnership can be adopted in future policies and talent incubation projects.

Commissioner of Economic Development Chen Chun-an noted that government agencies should learn from private businesses’ practical and flexible operation styles. These methods will help facilitate the implementation of public-private partnership. The agency will also continue to promote digital concepts to Taipei’s business districts.

Information Technology Commissioner Jack Chao pointed out that his department will continue to work on improving the TaipeiPASS app and the Taipei Urban Intelligence Center. In addition to integrating big data to support the city government’s policies, it will also expand collaborations with the private sector.