Insights on Smart Nation: 4 Things Industry Professionals Say

Insights on Smart Nation: 4 Things Industry Professionals Say

By Brendan Loon At Discover Smart Nation, Advisory brought together 2 panels of professionals from Smart Nation careers to give their insights on what this national project for a Smart Nation means for students and professionals alike. The young professionals panel comprised (from left to right): Mr Joel Choo, Software Engineer at GovTech; Mr Alwyn Tan, Senior Software Engineer at GovTech; Mr Sistla Sumanth, Customer Success Manager at Dynamic Yield: Mr Chia Jeng Yang, Senior Manager at Antler; Nicolette Tan, Manager at the Smart Nation and Digital Government Office; and Mr Rene Tan, Product Manager at Singtel. The senior professionals...
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Reflections with Pratima Amonkar

Reflections with Pratima Amonkar

By Ekaterina Azizova Pratima Amonkar is an APAC (Asia-Pacific) Lead for working with Cloud ISV (Independent Software Vendor) Partners at Microsoft Corporation. Pratima has 23 years of experience in different positions in the IT industry, including work for universities, start-ups, SMEs and large multinational corporations. How would you describe a typical workday? My team and I work with companies which create solutions for different industries and for different Microsoft cloud partners, for example hospital management system for health care, analytics dash board for the energy sector, etc. based on cloud technologies. A typical day for me may be divided to internal...
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Conversations with Irwin See

Conversations with Irwin See

By Chang Zhun Lyn and Luo Dan Irwin See, a former junior college teacher, started Irwin’s Study, a tuition centre with heart and purpose, in 2009. 9 years on, not only is Irwin still doing what is doing – and enjoying what he is doing – he has also launched the social arm of the centre, The Seed Initiative, which funds and mentors promising projects that promote social good, as a way to give back to society above and beyond helping students in their work and school life. As most of the centre’s functions fall to him, Irwin also does...
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Conversations with Li Hongyi

Conversations with Li Hongyi

By Joyce Er and Mock Yi Jun Li Hongyi is Deputy Director (Data Science & Artificial Intelligence Division) at GovTech. He studied economics and computer science at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) before a quick stint working at Google, and thereafter entered the public service. He has been part of the teams working on Parking.sg, Data.gov.sg, and Forms.sg. On his commute to and from work, he takes the opportunity to listen to audiobooks on a whole range of topics from physics to psychology to computer security. As a Deputy Director with GovTech, how would you describe your typical workday? HY:...
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Insights on Leadership and Diversity: 9 Things Leaders Say about Diversity

Insights on Leadership and Diversity: 9 Things Leaders Say about Diversity

By Shania Sukamto and Brendan Loon Advisory was given exclusive access to cover a Fireside Chat organised by INSPIRIT members, Melissa Low, Lewis Liu, Nadia Yeo, Stephanie Siow and Charmaine Leow, and supported by the National Youth Council, during which a line-up of distinguished panellists shared insights on leadership and diversity in society and at the workplace. The first panel comprised (from left to right) Mohd Ali Bin Mahmood, Chief Executive Officer of Singapore Muslim Women’s Association (PPIS); Greg Tadman, Director (Human Resources) of Page Group Asia Pacific; Dr June Goh, President of the Singapore Council of Women’s Organisations (SCWO);...
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