5 Reasons why you should join the #SGTechForum

If you have not yet heard, the event of the year is coming to you soon! This year, we are bringing together the top movers and shakers in tech, business and government for our third and biggest tech forum yet! If you are still considering whether to join us, let us convince you why this is the event to round off your 2020. 

4 November 2020 / By SGN

Singapore’s tech ecosystem is booming and we’re peeling back the curtain to give you unfiltered insights from the region’s top tech leaders and talent. If you care about the transformative impact of tech for public good, or are excited about diving into a digital economy larger and more diverse than North America or the EU, then Singapore Tech Forum 2020 is the event for you.

Join us for this year’s Singapore Tech Forum wherever you are in the world – made available to you in live short sessions, virtually!

Here are some highlights of this event (and why it must not be missed!): 

Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong will be sharing about the essential role of tech in driving a nation’s success. 

17 November 2020, 10:00PM SGT: In our “Keynote & Q&A: Technology as Singapore’s Strategic National Priority” featuring Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and Karen Tay (moderator), Smart Nation Director from the Prime Minister’s Office and Regional Vice President at Singapore Global Network, he will share how technology is essential to a nation’s success. PM will also talk about how Singapore will provide opportunities for tech talents and explore the steps taken towards building Singapore’s thriving tech ecosystem.

Singapore Senior Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam and CEO of Salesforce Marc Benioff will share how government and tech businesses collaborate.

19 November 2020, 8:00AM SGT: In “Building an Inclusive Future: Technology & the Global Economy”, Singapore Senior Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Marc Benioff, CEO of Salesforce, and Koh Shiyan (moderator), Managing Partner of Hustle Fund will share insights on how Singapore is adapting to the new global economy. They will discuss how government and tech businesses collaborate to build an inclusive future, with technology at its heart.

We have a super exciting line up of over 40 speakers from around the world! Learn from innovative speakers on how Southeast Asia’s tech sector is thriving with digital solutions.

Don’t miss out on these exciting talks!

19 November, 9:00AM SGT: “The Rise of Sea: A Global Powerhouse Born in Southeast Asia” will feature insights by Forrest Li of Sea Group and Jane Lim (moderator) of the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA). How has tech transformed the way businesses are started and managed? As the region’s tech sector continues to face rapid growth, more start-ups founders are providing digital solutions in today’s highly connected and digitised world. 

19 November, 9:45AM SGT: “What I Wish I Knew: Starting Up & Scaling from Singapore” will feature insights by our panel of speakers from Homage, theAsianparent, PropertyGuru and borneo. They will be sharing their experiences setting up businesses in Singapore, and how Singapore is in a unique position for Start ups as it a gateway for businesses to tap on the economies of Southeast Asia. 

There is a virtual lounge and networking space for all attendees, where you get to speak to recruiters and explore career opportunities in Singapore.

From Singapore’s extraordinary digital public agencies, to disruptive start-ups and the biggest tech companies, the demand for world-class tech talent is growing like never before and we are partnering some of them to give you a sneak peek into the diverse ecosystem, problem statements, and opportunities you can expect. On 18 and 19 November, there will be “Deep-Dives – Opportunities” with Google, Stripe, DBS, Twitter, IMDA, Facebook, Biofourmis and Shopee, and will shed light about the opportunities available in developing private and government sectors and what this means for the workplace of the future.

Hear candid discussions from speakers who have taken the leap themselves as they share their relocation journey and first-hand experiences of working in major cities around the world. 

20 November, 8:00AM SGT: Wondering what it is like to move to Singapore? Is workplace culture really that different? Learn about the realities behind pursuing a multi-country career with “Unfiltered: Lessons from Moving Halfway Across the Globe”. Husband-and-wife duo Andrew Chang, Director of ASUS Intelligent Cloud Services and Florbela Lei, Senior Software Engineer at Google, share with us their relocation journey and career shift from US to Singapore. ​Julien Labruyere, CEO of Sleek will also share his experience of moving from France to Singapore to start his own business.  

And that’s not it – from using tech to connect with neighbours meaningfully, to being culturally relevant, our speakers also highlight key products that leverage tech to empower the community for building a better world. You get to hear from our exciting line up of over 40 speakers from all over the world!  What are you waiting for? 


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