At this year’s Annual Chapter Meetings held in early September, members heard about the focus of the Chapters in the coming term. Here is a summary of each Chapter’s focus.
“The pandemic has complicated matters in the past financial year and it has been challenging for many of our members. However, we must continue to progress and push the agenda of our Chapter.
"To develop a future-ready workforce and emerge stronger post-COVID-19, the Chapter will focus on three key areas: create greater awareness around Artificial Intelligence & High Performance Computing (AI & HPC), facilitate the adoption of AI & HPC among users and nurture talent in these two domains. We will also engage key stakeholders in the AI & HPC ecosystem such as AI Singapore and National Supercomputing Centre for their support.
"The fields of AI & HPC are more relevant than ever and advancing at breakneck speed. With more high-quality initiatives, networking opportunities, and outreach programmes, I am certain that we will achieve a great deal together this coming term.”
- Dr Sinuhe Arroyo, Chair, Artificial Intelligence & High Performance Computing Chapter
“First and foremost, we want to increase adoption of cloud technologies in the industry through education. Our initiatives such as the Cloud Appreciation Series will continue to serve as an important platform for knowledge sharing with both hyperscalers and local system integrators. We will also improve the overall standard of available cloud offerings by educating Cloud Service Providers (CSPs) on the Multi-Tier Cloud Security Standard. This will help all CSPs pick up the best practices for developing private and public cloud products and services.
"Secondly, we are also working on a programme to help people in Singapore build up cloud native skills and tackle the serious talent crunch faced by our industry.
"Lastly, we want to focus on increasing the level of engagement with the government and within our member companies. We will continue to organise joint activities with relevant agencies like IMDA and provide feedback on the programmes launched by the government. There will be more networking activities organised so we can better understand the challenges faced by our members and the help that they require.
"By achieving these goals, we hope that the Chapter will add value to our members by bridging the intentions of the government and the needs of our members.”
- Mr Gunasekharan Chellappan, Chair, Cloud & Data Chapter
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