FIT-For-Future SME Blueprint
The business landscape is in a state of re-balance. Businesses have to grapple with dynamic global challenges such as supply chain disruptions, imposed restrictions and evolving data protection laws. FIT-For-Future (3F) SMEs have to seize the opportunity to become a digital-first organisation to gain an edge over competitors. Join industry experts as they share what it takes to make the next leap forward.
Gwenda Fong Assistant Chief Executive, Policy & Corporate Development, Cyber Security Agency of SingaporeGwenda FongAssistant Chief Executive, Policy & Corporate Development, Cyber Security Agency of Singapore
Gwenda Fong is the Assistant Chief Executive at the Cyber Security Agency of Singapore (CSA). She is responsible for guiding and coordinating Singapore’s cybersecurity developments, which includes domestic and international strategies and policies. Since joining CSA in 2017, Gwenda has been involved in the drafting and implementation of the Cybersecurity Act that was passed in Parliament in 2018, as well as in the development of Singapore’s Safer Cyberspace Masterplan that was launched in Oct 2020. Gwenda also holds a concurrent appointment as Senior Director (Futures) at the Ministry of Communications and Information (MCI), where she leads research on long-term challenges and disruptions in the areas of communication, information, and digitalisation. Prior to CSA, Gwenda was Director in the Ageing Planning Office in the Ministry of Health. She has also held roles in the Ministry of Defence and the Defence Science & Technology Agency. Gwenda holds a BSc and MSc in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University and a MSc in International Planning from University College London.
Jason LimCEO & Co-founder, Stendard
Jason has been a strong advocate for standardisation, starting off his career as a regulator in Singapore’s Health Sciences Authority and later on as a Regulatory/QA manager of a Singapore-based technology accelerator. His venture as an entrepreneur started off as a Quality and Regulatory Consultant and is now the CEO/Co-founder of Stendard – a regulatory consultancy and technology company that helps businesses implement international standards, streamline business processes across the organisation, and accelerate global growth. Jason is also a committee member of the National Mirror Working Group for international standards (ISO/TC 210), contributing his time to the development of international and Singapore healthcare standards.
Leong Der Yao Assistant Chief Executive, Sectoral Transformation Group, Infocomm Media Development AuthorityLeong Der YaoAssistant Chief Executive, Sectoral Transformation Group, Infocomm Media Development Authority
Leong Der Yao is the Assistant Chief Executive of the Sectoral Transformation Group in the Infocomm Media Development Authority of Singapore, where he leads the drive for digital transformation of industry sectors and enterprises to accelerate Singapore’s economic growth. Prior to this, Mr Leong was the Senior Director, Data Science and Artificial Intelligence Division at the Government Technology Agency of Singapore, focusing on driving public sector digital transformation using data science and AI. Mr Leong has also previously held various public policy and administration roles in the Singapore Government, overseeing human capital development in education and healthcare, bilateral economic relations and internationalisation policies, as well as financial security policies.
Mr Leong has a Masters in Public Management from the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy. He
also holds a Masters of Science in Computer Science from Stanford University and majored in both
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Cornell University.
Professor Tan Sze Wee Assistant Chief Executive, Enterprise Division, Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR)Professor Tan Sze WeeAssistant Chief Executive, Enterprise Division, Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR)
Prof Tan Sze Wee, graduated with a Bachelor of Medicine and a Bachelor of Surgery from the National University of Singapore (NUS), attained his MBA from Warwick University, UK and attended the Stanford Executive Programme at the Stanford Graduate School Business. Professor Tan was formerly the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Rockeby Biomed Limited. Prior to joining Rockeby, he was the Asia-Pacific Associate Regional Medical Director (Asia Regional Office) for Mead Johnson Nutritionals, a division of Bristol-Myers Squibb Company from 1997 to 2001. Professor Tan was a former Nominated Member of Parliament of Singapore.
Currently, he is the Assistant Chief Executive of A*STAR’s Enterprise Division. Since 2009, Prof Tan holds various key leadership positions in A*STAR ranging from Biomedical Research Council (BMRC), Science and Engineering Research Council (SERC) and Enterprise in A*STAR. His key achievements include establishing unique public-private partnership models, engaging companies holistically, cross-promoting the multi-disciplinary capabilities available at both Councils to meet the needs of companies.
Professor Tan is also an Adjunct Professor at Nanyang Technological University’s (NTU) School of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering and Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine and an Adjunct Professor at Duke-NUS Medical School Singapore. He is a member of the board oversight committee for the Ministry of Health’s Advanced Cell Therapy and Research Institute, Singapore (ACTRIS), and a member of the management board of the Tropical Marine Singapore Institute. He is an advisory member of the Singapore National Eye Centre’s Ophthalmic Technologies Incubator Advisory Board. He is a council member of the Singapore Medical Association (SMA) and a board director for SMA Pte Ltd and SMA Charity Pte Ltd.
Stephen Lim (Session Chair)CEO & Founder, SQL View Pte Ltd