SGTech Community Comes Together at Meet-the-Members Networking Evening

On 14 May, over 100 SGTech members gathered together for an evening of networking at SGTech’s bi-annual Meet-the-Members event, held at The Meeting Point @ Launchpad, One North. 

Ms. Alicia Bok, SGTech Industry Alliance Lead, kicked off the session with updates on the latest activities and initiatives at SGTech.  She shared on the activities and initiatives that SGTech has organized in the past year and upcoming events. 

Next, Ms. Rachel Loh from Workforce Singapore outlined the current initiatives that member companies can leverage to optimize their company’s human resource strategy. The Professional Conversion Programme, Capability Transfer Programme (CTP) and Lean Enterprise Development Scheme were explained.  SGTech is currently appointed as a sectoral partner for CTP. 

As an example, the CTP facilitates transfer of capabilities from foreign specialists to locals with the objectives of encouraging: 
(a)   a culture of pervasive capabilities transfers across all sectors and entities; and
(b)   companies/associations/professional bodies to develop and acquire new capabilities in Singapore by ensuring that there is sufficient supply of Singaporeans with the requisite skillsets. 

Next, Eric Teo, Deputy Director, PIXEL, of IMDA, spoke about the recently launched Open Innovation Platform, and how member companies could participate.  Announced in Budget 2018, the Open Innovation Platform (OIP) pioneered by the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) is an inclusive approach to matching supply and demand for innovation through a crowd-sourcing platform.

Following which, Benjamin Mah, SGTech Councillor and Advisor to the Digital Chapter, spoke about SGTech’s involvement in the OIP as a strategic innovation partner.  SGTech, in partnership with IMDA seeks to promote the innovation process and strengthen the talent behind ICM companies to ensure their competitive advantage in the global marketplace through the OIP. SGTech plays a strategic role in the OIP curation process that brings together interdisciplinary expertise from across a dynamic technology ecosystem to provide innovative solutions.  

Mr Suresh Agarwal, Honorary Secretary of the Cloud and Data Chapter, presented on current best practices and evolving industry standards for emerging areas of technology, including IoT, Blockchain and Cloud Outage Incident Response. 

Rounding up the session, Mr Loh Yong Chye, Deputy Director, Ecosystem Development Data Innovation and Protection Group, presented on “Impact to IT Systems in Processing of The Personal Identifiers.”


SGTech members ended the evening with fine wine and sumptuous food as they networked with both industry veterans and newcomers alike. SGTech thanks all the members and those who attended the session. 

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Published May 2018