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Gerald Wang

Head, Asia Pacific Public Sector

Gerald Wang is the Head of IDC Asia Pacific Public Sector for IDC Government Insights and IDC Health Insights. In this role, Gerald draws on more than 15 years of research and industry experiences in enterprise IT market research, agile change management and innovation-based consultancy, as well as public speaking experiences across several public sector events. His specialties include managing digital government research and strategy advisories, driving industry-partnerships and knowledge ecosystems, as well as advocating for digital transformation innovations. Gerald is also the originator and program lead of the annual IDC Smart City Asia Pacific Awards since its inception in 2015 (

Mr. Wang was previously a civil servant for the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA and now, Government Technology Agency of Singapore [GovTech]), in which he functioned as an IT innovation program lead and a strategy consultant. Gerald had a dual role with IDA International too, where he spent extended periods overseas as an on-site expert delivering national technology master-planning consultancies, as well as ICT infrastructure review and benchmarking advisories to foreign governments.

To date, he has delivered a myriad of public sector transformation advisories and managed programs, both locally and globally, in smart cities, transportation, public safety, critical infrastructures, social welfare, healthcare, education, and economic internationalization verticals. Other prior experiences include being a senior editor for FutureGov Magazine, a Pan-Asian government business news publication, as well as a start-up partner for a local small and medium-sized enterprise (SME).


  • Master of Business (IT) degree (with distinction) from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) University
  • Linguistics degree from the National University of Singapore
As the big data and analytics (BDA) space becomes more mature, many companies hope to capitalize on the new technologies in this area, but they are constantly held back by a lack of skills and talents. With the establishment of collaboratio...
Building Thailand's Smart Society 2018

Mar 2018 - Market Note - Doc # AP43630518

by: Gerald Wang

In this report, IDC covered key discussions and announcements shared during NEC's Innovative Solutions Fair 2018 in Bangkok on February 8, 2018. Both the press and analysts had the opportunity to walk the grounds and explore the innovative ...
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