IT Leader Awards 2014
IT Leader of the Year
Ms Rosina Howe
Ms Howe is the Group Director, Innovation and Infocomm Technology of the Land Transport Authority of Singapore (LTA) and concurrently its Chief Innovation Officer and Chief Data Officer. She developed Singapore's land transport service strategy through the innovative use of ICT. Under her leadership, the use of ICT permeates through all key business functions including strategic units such as policy formulation and transport planning which helped the country and organisation win numerous international awards and accolades.
Hall Of Fame
Ms Yong Ying-I
Ms Yong is the Chairman of IDA. She spearheaded the formation of the IT national agency and, under her leadership, significant milestones such as the full liberalisation of Singapore's telecommunications market, were acheived. She also led the development of the national blueprint to transform Singapore into an advanced and intelligent nation powered by Infocomm.
Young Professional of the Year
Mr Nicholas Chan
Mr Chan is the founder of Azione Capital and Managing Director of Fredrik Marine IT Services. An entrepreneur at heart, the winner co-founded at least ten companies, seven of which were technology companies providing IT services for sectors ranging from trading and HR to the marine industry. He is now the CEO of a successful business providing IT Services to meet the demanding requirements of the global maritime industry. His passion in entrepreneurship and innovation has also led him to host the monthly Singapore Entrepreneurs Network, the largest entrepreneur/technopreneur group in Singapore on MeetUp.com since 2005. The network brings together budding entrepreneurs and successful entrepreneur-mentors.
Mr Tay Wei Kiat
Mr Tay is the co-founder of social classified start-up, Oompr! Pte Ltd and also created The Wicked, a collaborative online puzzle that was hailed by The Straits Times as having commanded a "cult-like" following. He was also the brains behind the used textbook marketplace, BookINBookOUT. Drawing on the lessons learnt from BookINBookOUT, he co-founded yet another social marketplace in 2012, called Oompr! He believes in information technology as an instrument of change, and continues to leverage on his skills and expertise to be "always creating".