Grand celebrations at SiTF’s 35th anniversary and ICM Industry gala dinner
Over 700 guests graced SiTF’s 35th anniversary and ICM Industry gala dinner alongside the annual SiTF Awards presentation held at Suntec Singapore on 26 October. It was a gathering of who’s who from the infocomm industry. Dr Yaacob Ibrahim, Minister for Communications and Information was the guest-of-honour.
Our next chapter
SiTF Chairman, Mr Saw Ken Wye unveiled SGTECH, our new brand and identity which will take effect in January 2018. As the line between the digital technology suppliers and consumers of digital technology in blurring, this repositioning is to represent all companies with ‘Tech at their core’. The prefix ‘SG’ is to represent the interests of Singapore –based technology businesses. Mr Saw stressed that we remain focused on our goal of helping develop and grow opportunities for companies in this new digital age and to be their advocate in this new journey forward.
Recognising that Artificial Intelligence & High Performance Computing would be the ‘heart’ of the innovative technology, Mr Saw announced the formation of AI + HPC pro-tem committee. Soon to become a Chapter, its charter is to help users with tech adoption, develop talents and create better awareness of AI.
In his address, the guest-of-honour Dr Yaacob announced that the National Infocomm Awards (NIA) will be merged with SiTF Awards creating the single highest accolade for technology innovation in Singapore, giving more prominence and recognition to outstanding industry players and innovations.
The Minister also highlighted how trade associations like SiTF with our in-depth understanding of industry needs and business networks can play an important role in industry upgrading and development. He foresees SiTF stepping up as an industry enabler in building business capabilities, enhancing corporate social responsibility and developing the talent pool.
Our long serving Councillor, Mr Ng Tian Beng was honoured for his unwavering support to SiTF, serving from 2007-2017. We thank Mr Ng for his contributions and wish him continued success