New Connections @ SiTF Meet-the-Members Session
The bi-annual Meet-the-Members session held on 30 Nov was attended by close to 100 industry associates. New SiTF members and invited guests heard of new industry updates, as well as opportunities in the internship programme for companies to engage in. sitf.loop.sg, the one-stop marketplace and learning hub where members can enjoy discounted rates as well as broadcast courses and products was unveiled.
Welcoming members and guests, 2nd Vice Chairman, Mr Wong Wai Meng emphasized that in the midst of a challenging economy, “the industry would be strong only when we stand together”. He encouraged members to collaborate and provide consolidated feedback through SiTF to ensure that the industry has a voice. Mr Wong requested members to invite their peers to join the federation, transforming their respective businesses to stay relevant.
2nd Vice Chairman Mr Wong Wai Meng welcoming guests at the Meet-the-Members Session
At the industry update segment, the Chairmen of the four SiTF Chapters presented their 2017 plans, respectively
- Mr Fred Sim, Chairman of Cloud and Big Data Chapter
- Mr Goh Eng Choon, first Vice Chairman for Cyber Security Chapter
- Mr Anol Bhattacharya, Chairman of Digital Chapter shared the Chapter’s plans via video
- Mr Jeremy Tan, Chairman of Singapore Enterprise Chapter (SEC) .
Audience listening attentively to SiTF updates
Head of SiTF Industry Alliance, Mr Wilson Tan introducing the team to members
Ms Tan Shi Hui giving an overview of 123Jumpstart and SiTEX Startup Alley
Mr Bryan Yeo explaining the Structured Internship Programme (SIP)to address Manpower & Talent Shortage in ICT companies
Ms Jacqueline Khoo giving an overview of upcoming events in 2017
Emphasizing the importance of Standards, Executive Secretary Mr Yip Mann Fai introduced the IT Standards Committee (ITSC) as a neutral and open platform for industry and government parties to agree on technical ICT standards.
Mr Yip presented an overview of ITSC’s role, mission and key standards development, which promotes and facilitates Singapore’s participation internationally on ICT standardisation activities.
Mr Yip Mann Fai presenting the Introduction to ITSC to members
Mr Javier Su, Manager, SPRING Singapore talked about “Building Capabilities through Standards Adoption” where he explained the benefits of adopting standards in SMEs. He informed of the Capability Development Grant which supports enterprises to build business capabilities, ranging from raising service standards, adopting technology to staff training and overseas expansion.
To prep companies on vigilance and stay alert in the workplace, Ms Goh Sok Hoon, Snr Assistant Director, Ministry of Manpower presented on Secure SG.
In closing, Mr Andy Sim, Honorary Treasurer of SiTF reiterated that members can make a difference in government policies and SiTF provides a credible voice for the industry. He encouraged members to take a lead in the initiatives, and to give back to the community in the form of Corporate Social Responsibility.
Mr Andy Sim giving the closing speech
Guests mingling over dinner & drinks
SiTF would like to thank our sponsor, Mapletree Facilities Services Pte Ltd, speakers and guests who contributed to the success of this event, as well as member companies who exhibited at the event, namely:
- Chubb Insurance
- Lithan Academy Pte Ltd
- FireEye Singapore Pte Ltd
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