Insights on Cybersecurity

The Discover+ Panel on Cybersecurity, held on 1 June, was graced by Dr. Steven Wong (Moderator), Associate Professor and Director, Projects, Office of Provost, Singapore Institute of Technology; Alina Tan, Senior Cybersecurity Engineer, Land Transport Authority; Lee Wei Min, Consultant, Critical Information Infrastructure, Cyber Security Agency of Singapore ; and Sugar Chan, Senior Consultant, Boston Consulting Group. Attendees included students at various levels of education with a desire to know the different career paths in Cybersecurity, and how to best position themselves for such roles…

Reflections with Kemmy Tan

Kemmy Tan is the Chief Executive Officer of M+S who spearheaded the development of two premiere projects, DUO and Marina One. An esteemed leader in the real estate industry, Kemmy shares her experiences and career reflections in this article. Furthermore, she offers advice for those who wish to enter the industry, with specific insights on her outlook of the industry and the relationship between Singapore’s real estate industry and international markets.

Insights on Accountancy

On 15 June 2021, Advisory organised a Discovery+ online panel: Discovery+: Accountancy. On our panel that evening, we were privileged to have experienced professionals from academia, government and corporations. The panel consisted of Ms Lim Kexin (Moderator), Tax Partner, Entrepreneurial Private Business, PwC Singapore; Mr Chris Loh, Director, SYNOTax Pte Ltd; Ms May-Anne Tham, Regional HR Director, SAP Asia Ltd and Mr Ng Chieh Kwong, Asia CSA Finance Leader, Gas Power, General Electric. Our registered participants comprised students from various education levels and institutions with a common curiosity in accountancy, and what they can do to better stead themselves in entering and staying relevant as a player…

Conversations with Fiona Smith

Fiona Smith is the Director of Media & Communications at Singapore GP Pte Ltd. She is involved in producing outreach initiatives and overseeing public relations for the Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix. In this article, she shares about her line of work, the motivations that keep her going and some challenges she faced due to the COVID-19 pandemic. She also reveals some misconceptions regarding public relations, and tips on how youths can prepare themselves for a career in the industry…

Conversations with Dr Nanthinee

Dr Nanthinee is the Director of EARTHYS Sustainability, and is currently developing solutions that support the formation of a circular economy. In this article, she shares about her work in the sustainability industry and advice for youths at their educational crossroads. She also reveals her opinions towards climate change, carbon neutrality and the Green Plan 2030…

Conversations with Terence Lim

Terence Lim is a Microsoft 365 Devices Specialist Global Black Belt in Modern Workplace Enterprise Sales (Asia) at Microsoft. He holds an MSc in Computer Science from Imperial College London and a BSc in Information Systems Management from Carnegie Mellon University. In this article, he shares his experience studying abroad and seeing the world, as well as lessons learnt from six years of working in the technology industry…

Insights on Consulting

The Discovery+ Series is a series of events, delivered through online digital solutions, which give students the chance to speak directly with working professionals and learn about careers they aspire to enter. Given the developments in the COVID-19 situation, Advisory is keen to provide support to the many students who are experiencing woes in this time of disruptions, by digitalising professional mentorship.

On 20 April 2021, Advisory organised a Discovery+ online panel: Discovery+: Consulting. On our panel that evening, we were privileged to have experienced professionals from various corporations. The panel consisted of Mr Jia Yong Goh, Partner, People Advisory Services, Ernst & Young; Mr Abhineet Kaul, Head, Public Sector & Government Consulting (Asia-Pacific), Frost & Sullivan; Mr Hans Canggadibrata, Principal, Boston Consulting Group; Mr Jiawen Chia, Director, Group Strategy, Singtel; and Mr Justin Halim, Vice President, APAC Digital Marketing and E-Commerce Practice Head, Bain & Company. Our registered participants comprised students from various education levels and institutions with a common curiosity in consulting, and what they can do to better stead themselves in entering and staying relevant.

Conversations with Ian Sikora

Conversations with Ian Sikora

Ian Sikora is currently the Director of OpenSpace Ventures and was previously the Head of Product at HOOQ where he recruited, hired and led 12 person engineering team and rebuilt the entire tech stack in a year. Before HOOQ, Ian was working for the startup Premise Data in San Francisco where he built the company’s marketing and sales pipeline from scratch. He also worked at Globe Telecom in the Philippines where he managed the global launch of Facebook’s Internet.org. In 6 months, the product doubled the number of internet users on the network and got 1 million people to use the internet for the first time. In this article, he shares his experience working at OpenSpace Ventures and his insights about the venture capital industry…

Insights on Law

The Discover+ Panel on Legal, held on 2 February 2021, was graced by Vikna Rajah (Moderator), Head, Tax and Trust & Private Client Practices at Rajah & Tann; Flora Suen, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder at Narus; Lynette Ooi, Head of Legal, ASEAN, Consumer at Amazon; and Victoria Ting, Deputy Public Prosecutor / State Counsel, Financial Crimes, Crime Division at Attorney-General’s Chambers Singapore. Attendees included students at various levels of education with a desire to know the different career paths in mobility, and how to best position themselves for such roles…