Helping Businesses Thrive in the Digital Economy

Thursday, 30 March 2017, 10:00 AM - 6:30 PM [SST]

333 Orchard Road, Singapore, 238867, Singapore

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Thursday, 30 March 2017, 10:00 AM - 6:30 PM [SST]

Mandarin Orchard Singapore, 333 Orchard Road, , Singapore, 238867, Singapore.

HCS Thought Leadership Masterclass Series: Helping Businesses Thrive in the Digital Economy

30 March 2017, 10am to 6.30pm, Mandarin Orchard Singapore

Guest-of-Honour: Ms Low Yen Ling, Parliamentary Secretary, MOE & MTI

Workshop: Post-Budget 2017 | Masterclass: "How Can Data Analytics Benefit SMEs?"

The rise of technology and digitalisation leaves the local SMEs no choice but to be plugged-in in order to stay relevant. Join us in this one-day event where we discuss how budget policies help SMEs to weather technological change and disruption, and explore how leveraging on data analytics would improve productivity and business results.


Programme Highlights

(subject to change)

Workshop: Post-Budget 2017

- Interactive conversation with leaders from government agencies and the industry on Budget 2017 
- Hear the strategies on how to navigate businesses in the Digital Economy

Masterclass: "How Can Data Analytics Benefit SMEs?" (Designed with input from SME Leaders)

- Co-Facilitated by Nicole Zhu, top Master of Science graduate, Stanford University; Mr Lau Yin Cheng, former Advisor (HR &OD), GovTech; and Mr Lim Swee Cheng, Vice-Dean, NUS SCALE
- Making Data Analytics simple for everybody
- Practical tools and sharing by SME leaders on how data analytics has improved their businesses

Panellists and Speakers

- Private sector, Public listed companies and Start-Ups:

  • Ms Janet Ang, Vice-President, IBM Asia-Pacific
  • Mr Jordan Dea-Mattson, VP of Engineering, Carousell
  • Mr Hoon Thing Leong, Chairman, Kim San Leng Group
  • Mr Jonathan Lee, Founder and CEO, BiTS
  • Mr Paul Lim, CEO, Secura Group
  • Mr M Nazri, Group CEO, VSC Group of Companies
  • Mr Tey Soon Heng, CEO, Spring Maternity
  • Mr Francis Tan, Economist, UOB
  • Mr George Tan, CEO, Asiatic Group
  • Mr Wee Chin Chuan, Executive Director, Oriel Group
  • Ms Jean Yip, CEO, Jean Yip Group
  • Ms Lisa Zou, CEO, Tong Chiang Group


- Public Sector and Agencies:

  • Ms Chew Mok Lee, Assistant CE, SPRING Singapore
  • Mr Vivek Kumar, Assistant Director-General, NTUC
  • Mr Gilbert Tan, CEO, e2i
  • Mr Kenneth Wong, Director, Creative and Professional Services Division, WSG


- Facilitators:

  • Mr Lau Yin Cheng, Former Advisor (HR & OD), GovTech
  • Mr Lim Swee Cheang, Vice Dean (Executive Development Programmes), NUS SCALE
  • Ms Nicole Zhu, Product Manager, Accompany

Programme Outline

(subject to change)




Welcome Address by Mdm Ho Geok Choo, CEO, Human Capital (Singapore)


Leveraging on the recommendations by the Committee for the Future Economy

  • Overview of Budget 2017 and its implications on businesses

  • Group discussions, lead-in session for Conversation with GOH and Industry Leaders


Arrival of GOH (Ms Low Yen Ling, Parliamentary Secretary, MOE & MTI)


Welcome Address by Mr Richard Magnus, Chairman, HCS Management Board


Keynote Address by GOH


Workshop: Post-Budget 2017

Conversation with GOH and Industry Leaders (Using CoP Approach)

  • Implications of Budget 2017 on businesses

  • How Budget 2017 supports businesses to thrive in the digital economy


Networking Lunch


Masterclass: "How Can Data Analytics Benefit SME?"

Session 1: Introduction to data and debunking the myths about data

Session 2: Understanding business profile and needs for data


Session 3: Sharing of best practices and case studies from local and foreign SMEs in using data to address business challenges


Tea Break


Session 4: Sharing of best practices and case studies on how SMEs use data to develop good HR policies


Session 5: Panel Discussion on "How Can Data Analytics Benefit SMEs?"


Concluding Remarks


End of Programme


Programme Fees

S$900 Nett Per Table (10 Pax) OR S$100 Per Pax

10% OFF for NTUC & U Associate Members. Contact us for more details (Apply code at checkout). NTUC Members can also enjoy 50% unfunded course fee support with UTAP*!


Fees cover lunch, refreshments, conference Masterclass materials. Fees include GST and admin fees. Singapore-registered businesses may be eligible for PIC benefits of either cash payout (up to 40%) or 400% tax deductions / allowances. HCS reserces the right to change the date, venue, programme, speakers and fees due to unforeseen circumstances. 

*UTAP (Union Training Assistance Programme) is capped at $250 per calendar year. Eligibility requirements apply. Other terms and conditions apply.


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