Special interview with Minister Vivian Balakrishnan: The Big Story Podcast

  • 23 Jun 2020

The Big Story Podcast: Special interview with Minister Vivian Balakrishnan 52 mins Synopsis: In this special episode of The Straits Times' video series The Big Story, tech editor Irene Tham speaks with Minister-in-charge of the Smart Nation Initiative Vivian Balakrishnan. He says Singapore's technology preparedness gave the Republic "a head start" in responding to acute needs when the Covid-19 pandemic erupted earlier this year. Dr Balakrishnan – who is also Foreign Minister – also shared the take-up rate of the national contact-tracing app TraceTogether and the new landscape of the job market and employment opportunities in areas such as the growing infocomm sector. Produced and edited by: ST Video team Discover The Straits Times Videos: https://str.sg/JPrc Discover ST & BT podcasts: Channel: https://str.sg/JWVR Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2PwZCYU Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2Lu4rPP Google podcasts: http://str.sg/googlestbt Websites: http://str.sg/stbtpodcasts https://bt.sg/moneyhacks Feedback to: podcast@sph.com.sg