Annual Meetings, SGTech's recommendations to ensure the sustainable growth of data centres and maintaining Singapore's cybersecurity preparedness, FarEastFlora.com's use of tech, more webinars, and others.

8 Oct 2020

SGTECH EDITION

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Multi-layered approach needed to address the energy needs of data centres

In DPM and Minister for Finance Mr Heng Swee Keat's October 2020 Ministerial Statement, he outlined plans to remake Singapore as a Global-Asia node of technology, innovation, and enterprise. Singapore will accelerate the build-up of digital capabilities, which will be a game-changer for our connectivity with Asia and the world. Data centres are essential with the continued digitalisation in tandem with this drive.


On the counterbalance is Singapore's pledge in the Paris Agreement of 2015 to reduce Emissions Intensity. Since data centres are acknowledged to be a big user of energy, SGTech proposes to work with the government to study how Singapore can comply with its stated goal to reduce energy use and carbon emission while providing a sustainable growth path for data centres.


This article outlines three issues to consider, and SGTech's recommendations to ensure the sustainable growth of data centres and their continued contribution to Singapore's economy.

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Continued Cyber Security Preparedness a Critical Success Factor to Singapore’s Digital Hub Status

Singapore intends to accelerate the build-up of digital capabilities to facilitate the exchange of physical and digital goods and services and strengthen our value proposition as a trading node. This was mentioned by DPM and Minister for Finance Mr Heng Swee Keat in his Ministerial Statement in October 2020, where he outlined plans to remake Singapore as a Global-Asia node of technology, innovation, and enterprise.

In this process, we must keep cybersecurity preparedness top of mind to ensure that companies can continue to place their trust in Singapore's companies and institutions.

In this article, SGTech's Cyber Security Chapter recommends a two-pronged approach to maintain Singapore's cybersecurity preparedness now, and into the future.

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SGTech Holds Its First Virtual AGM

SGTech held its 39th Annual General Meeting (AGM) on 16 September 2020.

After hearing the report on FY2019/20 delivered by SGTech Chairman Mr Wong Wai Meng and Honorary Treasurer Mr Lau Shih Hor, members witnessed the election of eight councillors for a two-year term.
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Annual Chapter Meetings

Annual Chapter Meetings for SGTech's six Chapters were held  in early September.

Members reviewed the Chapter's achievements over the past year, elected their representatives for the new term, and discussed their focus for the coming year.

FarEastFlora.com Uses Technology to Cope with Business Surge and Remote Working

In an example of how tech enables business continuity, FarEastFlora.com deployed a new system for their call centre late last year. When calls surged during Valentine's Day and Mother's Day this year, coupled with WFH mandated during the Circuit Breaker, their team was able to move home and continue supporting customer orders seamlessly.

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Going International

Go International Webinars
These webinars and business matchmaking events aim to help ICT companies navigate into overseas markets. View the event summaries to gain insights for your company’s internationalisation plans.

Connecting into China
SGTech is co-Chair for the China-SIngapore (Chongqing) ICT Innovation and Collaboration Alliance. The Alliance aims to create and foster favourable conditions for members to internationalise and cooperate in projects, and to promote the Chongqing Connectivity Initiative ICT Pillar and recommend projects for China-Singapore ICM Joint Innovation Development Fund.

Bringing Tech to Other Industries

SGTech hosted representatives from the biomedical and food manufacturing sectors and invited experts to discuss use cases and business considerations for new technology as it applies to their industry. 

Updates to SMEs Go Digital Programme

Good news for ICT solution providers. In response to SGTech's feedback on behalf of the industry, IMDA has removed the requirement to include Letters of Intent from five prospects.

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Employers Spotlight: ClayOps and Octupus8

Are you looking to build your talent pipeline? The right people with the right skills can give your business a competitive edge.

SGTech is showcasing Singapore enterprises that have successfully leveraged talent initiatives, such as the Global Ready Talent Programme (GRT), to groom their dream team. Click on their logos below to read more.

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