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Gain Insights from the industry's Best and Brightest
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 continues to drive them to excel.

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Chew Mok Lee

CHEW MOK LEE

Assistant Chief Executive Officer, ICM & Digitalisation, Enterprise Services &
New Industries, Enterprise Singapore

Regardless of size and industry, businesses can benefit from innovation and the use of technology.

Chew Mok Lee

“Innovation and internationalisation efforts are essential for the long-term growth of enterprises. Done well, and we will see more Singapore brands with great products and solutions leaving their footprints globally. We certainly aspire to have more Singapore enterprises making it to the Fortune 500 list.”

   

What is in it for Enterprise Singapore to help companies innovate and go global?

 

Our domestic market is small, but also very open – and easily influenced by the evolving global business environment. For companies to be resilient and grow, they need to embrace innovation and venture beyond Singapore to keep up and stay ahead of the dynamic and competitive landscape. That is why, at Enterprise Singapore, we see innovation and internationalisation as mutually reinforcing strategies that go hand in hand together. They are essential for bringing about growth as well as enabling scale – for businesses and the Singapore economy.

 

   

What roles do tech startups play in driving innovation and advancing Singapore’s economy?

 

While the Singapore economy has a healthy mix of startups, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and large local and multinational companies, the tech startups segment is definitely one of the promising and innovative clusters. They challenge the status quo and introduce new ideas. In the process, they create a ripple effect that strengthens Singapore’s startup ecosystem and competitive advantage regionally and globally.

 

   

Given the importance of tech startups, how does Enterprise Singapore support greenfield tech innovations and maintain the tech industry’s vibrancy?

 

Over the years, we work closely with both private and public sector partners to help companies commercialise technology and bring innovations from labs to markets. And as one of the ways to bring these to the next level, we are encouraging technology and solution providers such as startups, universities, research institutes or centres of innovation to work together and come up with solutions to tackle industry specific challenges.

 

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“Always prioritise attitude over a perfect skills fit. If the person’s attitude is great, they can easily learn new skills or unlearn old ones. Chances are they can also add value to the general team dynamics by being a good team player.”
David Koh

David Koh

Chief Executive, Cyber Security Agency of Singapore (CSA)
Member, SCS Honorary Advisory Council

There are many opportunities to learn and grow in various specialisations – from incident response and digital forensics to threat analysis and governance.
Emil Tan

Emil Tan

Member, SCS
Assistant Manager, Cyber Security
Management, Infocomm Media
Development Authority (IMDA)

 

“Like everything else, it all comes down to passion in cybersecurity. The technology landscape will only continue to change. Therefore, we have to be fired up to keep learning. Otherwise, what we know now will soon become obsolete, and we won’t be able to keep up.”

William Liu

SCS Honorary Fellow

A member of SCS since 1974, William – or more affectionately known as Bill – has contributed to various initiatives and, more recently, serves on the SCS Career Compass Steering Committee. This year, Bill is conferred the highest award of Honorary Fellowship, joining the ranks of 18 other Honorary Fellows.

 

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