How organisations can achieve digital transformation successfully from Singapore’s first CIO
For organisations to stay relevant in the digital age, leveraging digital technology becomes essential. This means that the role of a Chief Information Officer or CIO is now more critical than ever. Alex Siow, Professor, School of Computing, National University of Singapore shares his experience as Singapore’s first CIO and share tips on how organisations can achieve digital transformation successfully.
MoneyFM89.3 invited Prof Alex Siow to talk about digital disruption and how organizations can achieve digital transformation successfully, The discussion also touched on how IT professionals can help SMEs become digital.
Sea makes transformative $50 million gift to NUS Computing
“We are both homegrown and headquartered in Singapore. We see ourselves as talent-focused organisations. We also share similar ambitions: both NUS and Sea aim to shape the future in our respective ways, to change lives for the better,” said Prof Tan.
“Sea exemplifies the spirit that we hope to see in Singapore, and in all of NUS’ start-ups: that you pay it forward. By giving back to the community that nurtured and supported you in your path to success, you are enabling others. We applaud Sea for setting this exemplary example for the corporate sector, and we hope to see more companies coming forward to support NUS and the education sector in impactful and meaningful ways.”
Announcing UBRI’s New Podcast from Ripple: All About Blockchain
We are proud and thrilled to share the latest release of University Blockchain Research Initiative (UBRI) Podcast with the title All About Blockchain. An educational initiative by our major sponsor Ripple, these podcast series highlight their global scholars’ adaptive research and applications being built on blockchain.
The first few episodes dive into blockchain for good, featuring academics using blockchain technology to solve real challenges found in the healthcare, energy and livestock agriculture sectors.
NUS FinTech Lab Featured in The Business Times’ Article
Starting with the Singapore FinTech Festival, The NUS FinTech Lab, in partnership with Endowus, Grab Finance, The Fifth Person, and Seedly, will be launching financial literacy at hawker centers with a goal of reaching out to people of all walks of life.
Associate Professor (Practice) Keith B. Carter, Director of the NUS FinTech Lab, explains: “The programme aims to empower those with little to no financial literacy, equipping them with the basic knowledge required to make sound judgments from budgeting to investing, all the way to retirement. For those who are already equipped with financial know-how as well as an interest in fintech, the programme will provide training and mentorship with partners like Endowus, to accelerate the acquisition of expertise and encourage careers in fintech.”
LongHash Venture Collaboration with NUS FinTech Lab
The blockchain ecosystem thrives on a sense of community, and we’re excited to share our latest partnership with NUS FinTech Lab. The opportunity to engage with and in turn enrich the journey of students and graduates from a recognized education institution of caliber is one of the many ways we hope to nurture the next generation of talent, a vision we are proud to share with the lab. Singapore is one of the core innovation hubs in Asia, and being future-ready will allow us to truly embrace the digital economy and succeed in this age.
This article highlights the different path to getting a job in the Singapore FinTech Industry. This can include getting good grades, having multiple internships or securing a graduate training programme. If you are currently a student and is looking into venturing into the FinTech Industry, click on the link below to understand more about the topic mention.
Pioneer batch of NUS-FinTechSG Programme students graduate
Just two months ago, Mr Na Yi Rong had little to no knowledge of Financial Technology (FinTech). The Engineering Science graduate from the National University of Singapore (NUS) is now working full time as a product managementlead at a local FinTech start-up, after receiving the job offer when he was participating in the NUS-FinTechSG Programme. Jointly developed by the NUS FinTech Lab and Strategic Technology Management Institute (STMI), the programme was launched on 6 July 2020 to nurture Singapore’s next generation of FinTech talents and full stack developers.
The NUS School of Computing launched the NUS-FinTechSG Programme on 6 July 2020. Offered by the NUS FinTech Lab and Strategic Technology Management Institute (STMI), this new programme aims to nurture Singapore’s next generation of Financial Technology (FinTech) talents and full stack developers. Students will also learn about front-end and back-end development, cloud systems, blockchain, and algorithmic trading.
National University of Singapore (NUS) has launched a two-month crash course to teach students and mid-career changers. Graduands of the course will have opportunities to put their skills to use in partner companies such as UBS, Razer and Bank of Singapore, and may eventually land jobs there. The NUS-FinTechSG programme, which will be conducted online, was recently conceived by the NUS FinTech Lab and the Strategic Technology Management Institute after students shared stories of internships being cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Bigwigs circling for fintech quarry as pandemic turns off cash tap
ANALYSTS expect a stronger appetite from corporate and tech bigwigs in acquiring fintech startups in the months ahead, especially as fintechs tight on cash have a viable product to add to these larger entities’ existing offers. Prof Carter citied, for instance, Hong Kong-based financial institution AMTD’s acquisition of Singaporean insurtech firm PolicyPal, announced in March. With that, AMTD secured PolicyPal’s digital insurance broker licence from the Monetary Authority of Singapore.
NUS School of Computing and Ripple launch NUS FinTech lab to deepen FinTech capabilities
The School of Computing at the National University of Singapore (NUS Computing) and Ripple, a provider of leading enterprise solutions for global payments, today announced the launch of the NUS FinTech Lab, established with the objective to fuel the growth of Singapore’s FinTech sector.
NUS, Ripple set up Singapore fintech lab to groom talent
SINGAPORE – The National University of Singapore’s School of Computing (NUS Computing) has teamed up with blockchain-powered global payments firm Ripple to help grow Singapore’s financial technology (fintech) sector. They unveiled a fintech lab on Wednesday (Nov 6), which will bring together academia and industry to develop talent in the sector.
NUS joins Ripple’s University Blockchain Research Initiative
The National University of Singapore (NUS), the oldest higher education institution in the city-state and among the best in the world, announced recently that it has joined the University Blockchain Research Initiative (UBRI), an international programme founded by Ripple.
DPM Heng Swee Keat announces Asia Digital Finance house at School of Computing
The transformative power of innovation and technology can overcome pressing challenges and create new value and possibilities. Singapore’s development story over the last five decades is testament to this. As a small island state with no natural resources, innovation and technology have enabled us to overcome our constraints to become a livable city, with a competitive economy and a progressive society.
Two Singapore-based start-ups, and one from Thailand, were named the winners of the inaugural Global FinTech Hackcelerator yesterday. The trio triumphed over some 650 competitors from 50 countries who had submitted proposals to the Monetary Authority of Singapore.