From left to right: Mr Howie Lau, President, Singapore Computer Society; Mr Tan Choon Shian, Chief Executive, Workforce Singapore(WSG); Andrew Chow, President, ST Electronics (Info-Comm Systems); Mr Sam Liew, Managing Director, Technology, ASEAN, Accenture; Ms Lum Seow Khun, Director, Sales & Transformation, IBM Singapore; Mr Marcus Tan, Co-Founder & President, Carousell; Ms Patricia Liu, Chief Customer Officer, Razer; Mr Lim Swee Say, Minister for Manpower; Mr Richard Koh, Country Manager, Singapore, Red Hat; Mr Wong Yew Choy, Director of Titansoft; Mr Khoong Hock Yun, Chief Digital Evangelist, Infocomm Media Development Authority; Mr Gilbert Tan, CEO, e2i (Employment and Employability Institute); Mr Kelvin Tham, COO & Co-Founder, Tinkerbox Studios; Mr Sridhar Sunkad; Managing Director, EON Reality and Ms Cherilyn Tay, Territory Development Manager, Tableau.
Ten companies were recognised last Wednesday (12 July 2017) by the Singapore Computer Society (SCS) as the Best Tech Companies to Work For.
The companies were: Accenture, Carousell (overall winner for startup category), EON Reality, IBM, Razer (overall winner for large/MNCs category), Red Hat (overall winner for large/MNCs category), ST Electronics Info-Com Systems, Tableau, Tinkerbox and Titansoft (overall winner for mid-sized/SMEs category).
The Best Tech Company to Work For Award is a collaborative effort between industry partners to support infocomm and media (ICM) professionals and drive industry development. It aims to honour the best ICM workplaces with inspiring people culture, spirit of innovation, financial sustainability, people management and human resource policy.
Nominations were assessed by an independent panel of judges, represented by both public and private sectors in the industry.
"The success of the 10 best tech companies to work for is a testament to the importance of investing in human capital in the midst of a digital revolution. We hope that this award will inspire other technology companies to join us in creating a strong people culture across the industry," said Howie Lau, president, Singapore Computer Society.
He added: "Our vision is of an inclusive ecosystem in which Singaporeans can maximise the use of the resources available, and fully access to all opportunities in the industry. It is made possible thanks to the support from our partners, including Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA), Workforce Singapore (WSG) and e2i (Employment and Employability Institute)."
Tan Choon Shian, chief executive, WSG, commented: "In this changing manpower landscape, it is critical for employers to put in place progressive human capital practices and take greater ownership in grooming talents for the future, to enhance their competitiveness. I would like to extend my heartfelt congratulations to the award winners, and I hope more companies will emulate these role models and adopt progressive human capital practices to develop and retain their employees."
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