SGTech Congratulates The Winners Of The Inaugural SG:D Techblazer Awards!

[Award winners with guest-of-honour Mr S. Iswaran (7th from left), Minister for Communications and Information, as well as SG:D Techblazer Awards Co-Chair Ms Shirley Wong (1st from left), Mr Leong Keng Thai, IMDA
Deputy Chief Executive (2nd from left), Mr Saw Ken Wye, SGTech Chairman (3rd from left), SG:D Techblazer Awards Co-Chair Mr Michael Yap (2nd from right), and SG:D Techblazer Awards Co-Chair Mr Howie Lau (1st from right)]

Recognising the Nation’s Best in Tech Innovation through SG:D TechBlazer Awards

Singapore’s most innovative infocomm media companies - an important engine of growth and driver of digitalisation across the economy - were recognised at the inaugural Singapore Digital (SG:D) Techblazer Awards, jointly organised by the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) and SGTech.

The SG:D Techblazer Awards is a merger of the National Infocomm Awards (NIA) and the SiTF Awards. It serves as a national-level endorsement for Singapore-based companies that have exemplified the spirit of innovation in technology development or adoption. 

This year’s Awards saw a record-breaking number of 331 applications by 218 companies. Eight companies emerged as winners in three categories – Most Impactful, Most Promising and Best Adoption, and received their awards from Minister Iswaran at the gala dinner on 7 November 2018 at the Resorts World Sentosa.

“In an expanding digital landscape, the winners have demonstrated that Singapore organisations are on the right track towards digital transformation. They have proven they have the capabilities and innovation that can transform current solutions and create new business models, resulting in enhanced customer experiences and greater value creation in the industries they serve,” said Ms Shirley Wong, Co-Chair of SG:D Techblazer Awards and Managing Partner of TNF Ventures."

The quality of participants has gone up this year. We are seeing companies with good value proposition and ideas that are scalable. Today, if you are unable to scale, you will not be able to compete. We also saw a good spread across various sectors, from med-tech to education to media and security, as well as adoption of new technologies from AI to machine learning. I see a lot of passion from the entrepreneurs who are committed to their beliefs and willing to do the R&D. This is an encouraging sign that our entrepreneurs and industry are maturing,” said Mr William Liu, Chairman and Managing Partner of Stream Global, and a SG:D Techblazer judge.

On behalf of the organising committee, SGTech would like to thank the 62 judges, as well as all participants who have contributed their time and effort for the 6 days of judging.


For more information on the Awards and winners, visit

Published Nov 18