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Ever wonder how the leaders of the Infocomm industry got where they are today? Watch this space and hear from the luminaries themselves what inspired them to join the Infocomm industry and what inspired them to join the Infocomm industry and what continues to drive them to excel.

Eugenio Ferrante

Eugenio Ferrante

General Manager,

Parallels Asia Pacific

Never stop learning! IT is moving faster than ever, and what you know today could be obsolete tomorrow. It's important to consistently sharpen your personal competitive edge with the latest industry knowledge and technical skills.

Eugenio Ferrante

"As long as we love what we're doing, we'll achieve success in our own way."


Tell us more about Parallels

Parallels is a global leader in cross-platform solutions. We enable business and individual customers to access all their applications and files on any device or operating system – whether a Mac, Windows, iOS, Android.

For example, an iPad user who needs to access Autodesk software running on Windows 10, which is in turn running in a virtual environment on a Mac, can easily do so through our Parallels Desktop and Parallels Access products.

Based in Seattle, Parallels began operations in 2000 and is a fast-growing company with offices in North America, Europe, Australia and Asia. The company employs more than 1,000 employees globally.


    What do you think is the desktop virtualisation trend headed in Singapore, regionally and worldwide?

Desktop virtualization will become an increasingly important tool in the IT department's toolbox, as businesses continue their shift towards mobility and cloud computing. For example, the challenge of integrating Macs and Android tablets in the workplace can be easily surmounted with the right virtualization solution.

We don't look at virtualization as just a tool for IT departments– its benefits are far-ranging, including increased business productivity, better application performance, the ease of which IT can scale with the business as it grows, and greater employee happiness.


    Among your career milestones, could you share which one was the most life-changing and why?

Moving from Seattle to Singapore to take on an Asia-based role was perhaps the most life-changing experience in my career. In addition to the challenge of adapting to a brand new geographic region, it was just before my marriage and the arrival of my child.


Nadine Yap

Nadine Yap

VP Product, Temasys Communication

Be curious, learn all the time.  Network regularly and learn early about the ins and outs of finance and funding.  For those of us who won't be CEOs right at the beginning, or ever, it's still important to understand how everything affects the company and you. 

Nadine Yap

We can transform the way everyone does things.  That includes solving problems - both the smaller - irritating ones, and the larger - world changing ones

    Give us a short introduction of yourself.

I am a German- Chinese Singaporean, born here  and went to local schools here.  I did humanities for A levels and have a BA in Sociology and a Masters in East Asian Studies from Harvard University.  By serendipity, my first job out of school was at a startup with some friends doing marketing research.  There I taught myself how to code, and at the next few startups I was a developer.  My third startup was bought by Amazon - I spent the next 8 years in different roles and departments there.  After I had my first child, my husband and I decided to move back to Singapore to be closer to my family.  I had been abroad for 18 years and a lot had changed.  I've worked at two startups here, a global MNC (Yahoo) and a non profit.  I'm increasingly interested in social entrepreneurship and contributing back to the ecosystem.





What inspired you to join Temasys?


I joined Temasys because I think the technology has a lot of potential and will enable many developers and enterprises to easily embed secure real time communication in any app, website or "thing".

Also, my husband is the CEO and they were at a juncture where my skills were useful and needed - Getting product and operations from the prototype stage to production and scale.

In my entire career, I've only really "interviewed" for one job - the one at Yahoo when I came back to Singapore and didn't have a network here yet. 


Thought Leadership

Stay Ahead at the Cutting Edge

Wondering what is the next wave of changes or breakthroughs in the ever-dynamic Infocomm industry. Get the first-hand insights and knowledge from leading companies and thought leaders and stay ahead!

Smart Nation, Uniquely Singapore

In the last decades, cities have become converging points for technology, resources and manpower which drive societies forward. But all cities face challenges: managing traffic, caring for an ageing population and providing sustainable living environments, just to name a few.

These issues are real and affect the quality of life of all citizens on a daily basis. At the same time, in our Information Age, data is fast becoming one of the most precious commodities available and exploiting the massive amounts of data generated every day or every second even, is one of the keys to addressing the societal challenges we currently face and will face in the upcoming years. With the emergence of Information and communication technology (ICT) and Big Data, cities are now increasingly smart in recent years and have made great strides in addressing some of these challenges.


Smart cities indeed hold great potential, but how about taking it one step further and aiming at developing a Smart Nation? A nation in which technology and data seamlessly permeate all aspects of society in order to improve quality of life, provide more opportunities and create stronger communities. Singapore has made it her goal in striving to become one of the world's first Smart Nation. This is without a doubt a bold endeavour but one that should not be surprising given Singapore's history – a nation that has had the vision and courage, more than once, to pioneer game-changing ideas and models, often many years ahead among many countries. In fact, Singapore's forward-looking vision, spirit of entrepreneurship and willingness to make bold commitments are all part of its DNA. These enable this nation to consistently punch above its weight at both local and global scales.



 Smart Nation
 Facilitation of Active Ageing

Plugging the Cyber Security Hole

The volume and speed of attacks on computer systems have increased significantly. Just last year alone, organisations such as Sony lost a massive amount of data to attackers, and more than 145 million eBay users were affected by a massive hack of its systems. The European Central Bank had personal data stolen, and a SingPass vulnerability resulted in 1,500 user IDs and passwords accessed.

Millions of computers are interconnected through the Internet, and companies run on more complex networks and use virtualisation, cloud computing and mobility technologies – all of which introduce security vulnerabilities.

Cyber attackers intent on stealing corporate data and state secrets fall into three groups: those stealing intellectual property and confidential corporate data; those with political motivations stealing intelligence from governments; and those seeking fame.

One of the biggest cyber security challenges for the region is advanced persistent threats (APT). Southeast Asian companies regularly attract the interest of cyber spies and criminals looking to steal information about the region's growing industry sectors— energy, telecommunications, high-tech, transportation, and finance.



 Cyber Security
Complex Threats


Technology Revolution, Empowerment 'N' Development Series

Engage your contemporaries on the newest developments! Listen to industry stalwarts and leading technical experts and get first-hand insights and knowledge of the next trending scene in the ever-dynamic Infocomm industry.

Shaping the Future with Wearable Technology

Shaping the Future with Wearable Technology

Technology has grown further by integrating augmented reality and bringing the digital world closer to everyone's life.

ITYC in conjunction with Mobile & Wireless Chapter organized our Yes! event on the 7  Oct at Mapletree Business Park, hosted by Samsung!

Special thanks to Chua Khim Guan (Samsung Asia Head of Product Market, IT & Mobile Business), Desmond Ng (Director, Business Development EON Reality) and Jia Hen (CEO, and Mun Yew (TapTalents)
There has been a rising demand for wearable over the past years, as we see more gadgets in the market trying to capture as much data as possible. Most of the wearable in the consumer market targets health, capturing running, steps, cardio and sleep etc.

However, this technology has grown further by integrating augmented reality and bringing the digital world closer to everyone's life.


1. Samsung Gear VR


By hooking up your Samsung phone onto the gear, you could turn the whole experience into a Virtual reality world. The Samsung Gear VR powered by Oculus turns your mobile phones into a portable virtual reality system. It provides the ultimate viewing experience, putting you in front of a mega screen. You will be able to play games and watch movies in a VR environment. During the event, we had a hands-on experience on the gear itself. Audience can immerse themselves into the VR world and experience great entertainment in a different world.

  Past Events

Survey & Resources

A Plethora of Resources

Access insightful surveys and analytical reports to better understand the local ICT landscape.

Infocomm Professionals and Students are More Upbeat About the Industry

More local infocomm (ICT) professionals indicate intentions to stay on in the industry while ICT students display greater interest in ICT studies and pursuing this profession

Fewer ICT professionals indicated that they have an intention to leave the industry as compared to the 2011 survey (less than 2 in 10 ICT professionals indicate that they have intention to leave the industry in 2014, vis-à-vis 3 in 10 ICT professionals in 2011). This and other findings come from the 2014 Infocomm Survey conducted by the Singapore Computer Society (SCS), a professional body representing 32,000 members who are ICT and digital media professionals and students in Singapore. The survey was conducted in the last quarter of 2014 with more than 1,300 respondents.

In terms of career progression, while technical skills remain essential, interpersonal and business skills were cited as additional factors.

In the same survey, 97% of ICT university students and 74% of polytechnic students currently in infocomm (ICT) disciplines reported that ICT was one of their top three choices of study.

"We're very pleased to note the overall enthusiasm and improvement in results for Singapore ICT industry's benchmark survey conducted by SCS. The latest barometer readings bodes particularly well for the future of the Singapore ICT industry in terms of job creation and attracting investments. There are also the prospects of contributing stronger to our economy and driving local innovation not just locally but increasingly on the world stage," said Howie Lau, President of the Singapore Computer Society.

Other insights

Factors influencing students' decisions to choose ICT studies
The top three reasons which influence ICT students' decision to choose ICT were: (1) ICT interests them, (2) ICT provides an opportunity to work across different industries, and (3) ICT students want to pursue an ICT career.

Reasons why students' choose an ICT career
Students indicated that ICT jobs: (1) tend to be challenging, (2) would add value to the business, and (3) offer opportunities for training, development and upskilling.

Factors attracting ICT professionals to stay in the industry
ICT professionals indicated the following as the most important factors in attracting and keeping them in the ICT profession: (1) Salaries in the ICT profession compared to other occupations, (2) Opportunities for career advancement, and (3) Respect and prestige receive compared to other professions.

Interpersonal skills to complement technical skills for career progression
IT technical professionals rate technical skills as the most required in their current jobs, but soft skills as the skills additionally required for progression to the next level.





Industry Surveys

Industry News


Talent Showcase

Driving the brightest ideas in town

Looking for a marketplace spotlighting the best student IT projects and potential networks to link up with investors? Here could be the next virtual Silicon Valley transforming breakthrough ideas into useful products or services.

Time to get your innovation engine started!

Splash Awards 2015

Students Create App To Make People Proud Of Their Jobs; All-Girls Team From NYP Win at SCS Splash Awards 2015

Singapore Computer Society collaborates with the Ministry of Education to empower over 210 youths in developing creative infocomm media solutions for future education and work

Parent volunteering, peer learning, collaboration, future planning and defining success; this year's Splash Awards 2015 Infocomm Competition had it all as youth developed creative ideas that envision what the future of how work and education in Singapore would be like. Organised by the Singapore Computer Society (SCS), and in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, Splash Awards, now in its 12th year, aims to engage youth across tertiary and pre-tertiary institutions in Singapore to nurture their skills and passion for infocomm media technology in a unique and creative way. Graced by Ms Indranee Rajah, Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Education and Ministry of Law, this year's Splash Awards took place with the theme Beyond 2015: Education and Work – Reimagined, where 86 teams comprising 214 youths took part.

According to the winning team from the Tertiary category, 3osy, cash over passion has become a social paradigm in Singapore, leading to a perception that some jobs are more important than others. Comprising Siti Nur Anisha Binte Mohamad Jani, Tan Hui Shan Quenna and Nur Shafiqah Binte Suhaimi from Nanyang Polytechnic, team 3osy decided to create the Happy Working Lor! Platform for Singaporeans to appreciate the importance of different jobs, and understand the unique skill sets required for various career paths. The platform will motivate Singaporeans to capture and share moments that are unique to their jobs, instilling a sense of pride and confidence in their work. The team members each received a MacBook Air. It was also the first time in Splash Awards history that an all-girl team has won the competition.


SCS Student Chapters

RP School of Infocomm Talent ShowcaseNUS ISS Talent Showcase

Featured Projects: Splash Awards 2015 Champion

Team 30sy
Pre-tertiary: Team RevUp


IT Professionals at Work and Play

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Becoming A Star IT Professional - Things You Didn't Learn in School

Becoming A Star IT Professional - Things You Didn't Learn in School

At the Singapore Computer Society IT Youth Council's Youth Engagement Series (YES!), industry luminaries Iris Tee, HR Director at Ubisoft, Richard Koh, Country Manager for Singapore at Red Hat, Chong Chee Wah, CEO and Founder of Treebox Solutions and Joel Lou, CEO of JustCommodity, got together for a panel discussion on how youth can shape their career in ICM, moderated by Amit Roy Choudhury, a veteran Senior Writer for Technology at The Business Times.

Not since the industrial revolution have we seen so much change in society. Just as the steam engine and printing press created new innovations, ideas and methods of communication and doing business, the proliferation of technology means that IT professionals need to constantly evolve to survive.


At the Singapore Computer Society IT Youth Council's latest Youth Engagement Series (YES!), industry luminaries from Singapore's 10 Best Tech Companies To Work For got together for a panel discussion on how youth can shape their careers in ICM.

The professional world is very different from the classroom; the panelists spoke across a range of topics, giving youth valuable tips on how they can stand out in the professional world. Here are the key takeaways: 




• "Things are moving so fast in the industry that educational institutes are generally one or two years behind the latest industry happenings. It is important that youth keep up with the industry, whether by reading, taking specialised courses, or contributing to online discussions and open-source projects."
• "Youth need to be more confident. Sometimes they find it very hard to express themselves and more importantly who they are and what they want to do."


Performance at Work


• "Communication is becoming one of the biggest skills youth can have today. Being able to explain geeky stuff in a non-geeky way is a key differentiator in the professional world."

• "Big companies are also looking for entrepreneurial staff and people, therefore youth need to show that they are truly entrepreneurial by being creative and taking calculated risks."
• "If you are not sure what you want to do, start with where you are most comfortable and outlearn your job. Outlearning your job is the key to developing new skills and keeping up to date with the industry."
• "As long as you are in the IT industry, even if you are in a non-technology role, like marketing, you must have a fundamental idea of how technology works."

Past Events

Mr Olivier de Rotalier


SCS Gala Dinner 2015


IPDF 2015


Best Tech Company Award