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 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.

Insights on Public Policy

On 20 April 2021, Advisory organised a Discovery+ online panel: Discovery+: Public Policy. On our panel that evening, we were privileged to have experienced professionals from academia, government and corporates. The panel consisted of Ms Shanta Arul, Director, Strategy & Development, Public Policy (Asia Pacific), Netflix; Ms Amira Karim, Head of Public Policy (Asia Pacific), Stripe; Ms Carol Soon, Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Policy Studies, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, Mr Daryl Lim, Deputy Director (Strategy and Masterplanning), Smart Nation and Digital Government Office, Prime Minister’s Office; Mr David Black, Founder and CEO, Blackbox Research; and Mr Royce Wee, Director, Head of Global Policy, Alibaba Group…

Conversations with Kevin Low

Kevin Low is a consultant at Enea Consulting Asia, where he advises industries, financial players, governments and startups to make the transition to low-carbon, sustainable economies. In this article, he shares the job scope of a consultant and his journey to becoming one. He also reveals some key skills needed by individuals interested in a career in the industry and offers tips for them…

Insights on Product Management

On 16 March 2021, Advisory organised a Discovery+ online panel: Discovery+: Product Management. On our panel that evening, we were privileged to have experienced professionals from a variety of media organisations. The panel consisted of Jenkin Au, Lead Product Manager at Grab; Benjamin Seow, Senior Product Manager, Haircare & Hair Colour (Former) at L’Oréal; Nick Kenn, Chief Product Officer at Chope; and Tan Siyun, Assistant Director, Technology Exploration at the Singapore Tourism Board…