THiNK BIG Technology Forum 2010 to discuss Connecting Government and Community

Posted on  09/10/2010  |  Media Centre

9th October 2010

The upcoming third THiNK BIG Technology Forum on 28 October will illustrate best practices and opportunities on how e-Government applications connect the civil service and the communities they serve.

Speakers from abroad who have been invited to share their views include Mr. Khoong Hock Yun, Assistant CEO, IDA Singapore, who will draw from his regional experience and Singapore’s eGovernment rollout program.

As the Assistant CEO for IDA Singapore, Hock Yun is responsible for developing the info-communications industry and promoting the use of ICT in businesses and amongst individuals. He is tasked to develop and implement strategies that will grow Singapore’s infocom industry and contribute to the nation’s fast growing economy and establish Singapore as one of Asia’s most dynamic and vibrant infocom hubs.

Since joining IDA in 2000, Hock Yun has helped establish Singapore as a “digital living lab”, where both Singapore based and international businesses can quickly launch and test new infocom products and services. Besides developing the infocom sector, Hock Yun is also responsible for the promotion and adoption of infocom technologies to be used in businesses and by individuals to be more productive and efficient, create new ideas to enrich lives and produce new value.

Hock Yun has an exciting and varied high technology career spanning over 20 years in research and development, project management, business development and senior management.

This year’s ThinkBIG Forum will also feature other thought leaders and leading practitioners from the United States and Asia: Ms. Rebecca Fannin, entrepreneurship advisor and author of top selling “Silicon Dragon”; Mr Ken Wye Saw, Vice President, Public Sector, Asia, Microsoft; and Mr Kevin Walsh, Chief Technology Officer of Oracle Asia Research.

The Forum is co-organized by the iCentre and Asia Inc Forum with the support of the Ministry of Communications, and partnered by Brunei Shell Petroleum as major partner; Microsoft and DST Group as associate partners; with the support of Borneo Bulletin and Media Permata.

For more information and to register, please contact Ms Nanette Ramos at 2226555.