Continuing Engagement with Government Stakeholders to Further Our Advocacy

 

SGTech has regular engagements with government ministries and agencies that are related to our advocacy areas, to keep one another updated and to foster closer collaboration. By doing so, we want to catalyse a thriving ecosystem to power Singapore as a global tech powerhouse.

Here is an update on our engagements from early 2022. SGTech representatives had meetings with officials and senior representatives from 

  •  Economic Development Board
  •  Enterprise Singapore
  •  Infocomm Media Development Authority
  •  Ministry of Sustainability and the Environment.

Economic Development Board (EDB)

 

 


SGTech representatives met with senior leaders of the EDB to discuss how we can collaborate to nurture Singapore’s tech ecosystem. The group had a lively discussion, diving into the challenges and opportunities surrounding the tech industry especially when it comes to tech talent, sustainability and blockchain. Through Digital Industry Singapore (DISG), SGTech will be working closely with EDB to curate programmes in the coming months on the theme of tech talent. 

From EDB:

  •  Ms Jacqueline Poh, Managing Director
  •  Mr Ang Chin Tah, Executive Director and Head, DISG

From Enterprise Singapore:

  • Mr John Lu, Director, Info-comm, Media & Digitalisation

From SGTech:

  •  Mr Wong Wai Meng, Chair
  •  Mr Andy Sim, 1st Vice-Chair
  •  Mr Gavin Chua, 2nd Vice Chair
  •  Mr Ivan Chang, Honorary Treasurer
  •  Ms Sharon Teo, Exco Member
  •  Ms Daphne Ng, Councillor
  •  Mr Benjamin Mah, Co-opted Councillor 
  •  Mr Teh Chong Mien, Co-opted Councillor
  •  Ms Yean Cheong, Executive Director

 

Enterprise Singapore (ESG)

 

  

SGTech representatives met with senior leaders of ESG on 14 April 2022 to discuss how it could better partner ESG to implement initiatives to help the tech sector as well as drive tech innovation and adoption for the broader economy. It was a fruitful discussion, and we look forward to collaborating closely with ESG to bolster digitalisation efforts through programmes like Digi-TAC.

From ESG:

  •  Mr Png Cheong Boon, Chief Executive Officer
  •  Mr Jeffrey Siow, Managing Director & Chief Operating Officer 
  •  Ms Emily Liew, Assistant Chief Executive
  •  Mr Lee Yee Fung, Executive Director, Info-comm, Media & Digitalisation
  •  Mr John Lu, Director, Info-comm, Media & Digitalisation

From SGTech:

  •  Mr Wong Wai Meng, Chair
  •  Mr Andy Sim, 1st Vice-Chair
  •  Mr Gavin Chua, 2nd Vice Chair
  •  Mr Lau Shih Hor, Honorary Secretary
  •  Mr Ivan Chang, Honorary Treasurer
  •  Mr Mark Shmulevich, Councillor
  •  Mr Ben King, Co-opted Councillor
  •  Mr Lim Soon Tien, Co-opted Councillor
  •  Ms Yean Cheong, Executive Director

Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA)

 

  

SGTech representatives met IMDA leaders on 18 April 2022 to discuss how to solve the complex challenges facing the tech sector. We strongly believe that solving such industry challenges requires a public-private approach and we’re thankful to partner with IMDA to collaborate on creative solutions. 

Tech talent remains a key area of interest for us as talent is crucial to catalyse a thriving ecosystem that powers Singapore as a global tech powerhouse. We look forward to co-developing initiatives with IMDA around nurturing tech talent.

From IMDA:

  •  Mr Chuen Hong Lew, Chief Executive 
  •  Mr Kiren Kumar, Deputy Chief Executive Officer
  •  Mr Leong Der Yao, Assistant Chief Executive

From SGTech:

  •  Mr Wong Wai Meng, Chair
  •  Mr Gavin Chua, 2nd Vice Chair
  •  Mr Lau Shih Hor, Honorary Secretary
  •  Mr Michael Yap, Exco Member
  •  Ms Yean Cheong, Executive Director
  •  Mr Yeo Zhihan, Director, Strategic Programmes

 

Ministry of Sustainability and the Environment (MSE)

 

  

On 20 April 2022, SGTech representatives met with Dr Amy Khor, Senior Minister of State for Sustainability and the Environment as well as senior leaders of MSE to provide an update on the focus of SGTech’s sustainability efforts, including the outlines of initiatives in the pipeline. 

Dr Khor was encouraged by the expansion of our work in reducing e-waste via consumer education and addressing the needs of SMEs. She also suggested that SGTech tackle the challenges faced by the ICT sector in packaging and procurement.

SGTech believes that the tech sector must take collective action and be part of the solution to Singapore’s, and global sustainability. 

We are grateful for the support from MSE and NEA and look forward to close partnership in our initiatives to drive greater impact on sustainability in the sector, enroute to achieve Singapore’s Green Plan.

From MSE:

  •  Dr Amy Khor, Senior Minister of State 
  •  Ms Amy Hing, Deputy Secretary 


From SGTech:

  •  Mr Gavin Chua, 2nd Vice Chair and Sustainability Committee Co-Chair
  •  Mr Lim Boon Pin, Co-Chair, Sustainability Committee
  •  Mr Lau Shih Hor, Honorary Secretary and Sustainability Committee Exco Member
  •  Mr Veerappan Swaminathan, Sustainability Committee Exco Member
  •  Dr Aidan Wong, Sustainability Committee Exco Member
  •  Ms Yean Cheong, Executive Director
  •  Mr Rajeshpal Singh, Director of Government Affairs & Strategic Partnerships 
  •  Mr Yeo Zhihan, Director, Strategic Programmes
  •  Ms Gwyneth Tan, Strategic Portfolio (Sustainability) Senior Manager 

 

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Published May 2022