On 17 September 2021, SGTech held our 40th Annual General Meeting (AGM), in a hybrid format for the first time.
The AGM was attended by 54 representatives from member companies, with 21 representatives attending in person at the SGTech office.
During FY20/21, SGTech navigated a full financial year under the influence of COVID-19 and had to transform to bolster against the uncertainties brought about by the pandemic. We were able to do so thanks to the support of our members and the leadership of the Council and Excos of our Chapters and Committees, and we look forward to achieve many more milestones on the road ahead.
Three-Year Strategic Focus
Presenting the Chairman’s Report, Mr Wong Wai Meng emphasised that the association’s main focus remains as advocating for our members. To do so, the SGTech Council has laid out a strategy for SGTech to look beyond digital tech and serve the wider tech community. This Three-Year Plan is the result of an intensive three-month process which was kicked off at this year’s Council Retreat, involving our Councillors, and Chapter and Committee leaders. The plan was endorsed by the Board of Governors.
SGTech will transform to ensure that we are future-ready and relevant to our members and wider community.
Leading our strategy are two strategic thrusts.
1st Strategic Thrust: Global node for digital and data
Firstly, we want to position Singapore as a global node for digital and data, built on trust. We have launched the Digital Trust Committee, at an event witnessed by DPM Heng Swee Keat, to spearhead ground-up initiatives that will position Singapore and the region as global leaders in digital trust.
2nd Strategic Thrust: Sustainability
Secondly, the tech sector must take collective action and be part of the solution to Singapore and global sustainability. Some of the themes that the Sustainability Committee will look into and champion include e-waste, packaging and the circular economy, green buildings, and green IT standards.
Talent for Tech
We will continue to champion talent for the IT sector, the foundation for these two strategic thrusts. SGTech is representing the sector in a Ministerial taskforce chaired by Minister Chan Chun Sing to help strengthen career outcomes for our Polytechnic and ITE graduates. As part of the work by this taskforce, SGTech will also co-chair the industry workgroup with IMDA to formulate meaningful policies and programmes in support of this cause.
2022: 40 Years of Representing Singapore’s Tech Industry
Next year, to celebrate our 40th anniversary, we will publish a Special Digital Edition of "Intelligent Island: The Untold Story of Singapore's Tech Journey".
Also, we want to reconnect with the numerous individuals who have served in the leadership on our Council, Chapters and Committees over these 40 years, to express our gratitude for and celebrate these giants, whose contributions have taken us to where we are today.
Finally, we proceeded to elect our new Council Members for FY21/22. The elected members of the Council are:
Chairman: Mr Wong Wai Meng, Keppel Data Centres Holding Pte Ltd
1st Vice Chairman: Mr Andy Sim, Dell Global B.V. (Singapore Branch)
2nd Vice Chairman: Mr Gavin Chua, Facebook Singapore Pte Ltd
Honorary Secretary: Mr Lau Shih Hor, Elixir Technology Pte Ltd
Honorary Treasurer: Mr Ivan Chang, Chang Family Foundation
View the profiles of the members of the SGTech Council.
SGTech gives our heartfelt thanks to all new and out-going Councillors for their contribution to the association.
SGTech Annual Survey 2020/2021
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