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Movers & Shakers
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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Alex Lau

Alex Lau

Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Anacle Systems

The popping up of the words “disruptive technology” every so often coupled with wildly successful start-up stories have made innovation seem like an easy feat even for the average Joe. 

Alex Lau

It is tough to come up with something truly innovative so not being able to come up with one doesn’t mean you are less worthy.

   

FROM LAB TO MARKET


Q: Was coming out with the Starlight® Energy Management System (STARLIGHT) idea the hardest part?

AL: Every product idea starts with a pain point and it was not any different for STARLIGHT. We were working with a few real estate companies on another product and they shared about their challenge in managing energy costs...

 

   

Q: Was the subsequent research and development process equally smooth sailing?

AL: We set ourselves up for a challenge right from the beginning. Rather than positioning STARLIGHT as a system only for new buildings, we also targeted the product at existing buildings...

 

   

Q: What kept the team going despite these challenges?

AL: 
We believed in our product and what it can do. And true enough, the market reacted well to STARLIGHT when it was launched. There was much interest in it and we made our first sale quickly. To date, we have deployed approximately 30,000 units. That is quite a feat if you were to consider that STARLIGHT was only commercialised in late 2011...

 

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Tan Kiat How

Chief Executive,
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Ong Jia Ming

Software Engineering Associate, Accenture

A choice between career and study may not always result in a trade-off for one or the other – especially so if one opts for the SkillsFuture Earn and Learn programme.   

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