Come find your answers to these questions at Building Your Competitive Edge Through Cloud Dialogue. Organised by NTUC LearningHub, Amazon Web Services and e2i (Employment and Employability Institute), you will get to discuss with experts and thought leaders on:
1. How your business can scale computing needs quickly, safely and more reliably using cloud.
2. How SMEs can optimize IT infrastructure and manpower cost by migrating business needs to cloud.
3. How to upskill your workforce and re-design jobs to embrace cloud technology.
Building Your Competitive Edge Through Cloud Dialogue
Why Go Cloud?
When you check your business account balance on your phone, you are accessing via the cloud. You are probably already relying on cloud computing to work on many daily tasks required by small businesses which ranges from sending emails on the move or firing up business apps to help manage your business workload.
Cloud computing gives you and your staff access to data wherever they have an internet connection. In today’s ever-changing business climate, it’s critical that SMEs get what they need right when they need it, whether they’re on their computers, tablets or mobile phones – or in the office, out in the field or on the road. This is exactly the convenience that cloud computing provides.
In short, using the cloud is fast becoming the new normal in today’s competitive environment. Cloud computing increases efficiency, helps improve cash flow and offers many more benefits.
Singapore’s Demand For Cloud
Based on findings from a pilot study conducted on the ICT sector by the National Trades Union Congress’s (NTUC) Future Jobs, Skills and Training (FJST) unit in 2017, cloud computing was identified as one of the key technologies to watch as it would transform the digital landscape across sectors. Through the study, some 30 participating employers also shared that cloud computing and solution development skills were emerging in-demand skills in the ICT sector.
To help address this demand for cloud computing and solution development skills in the market, NTUC LearningHub has worked with Amazon Web Services (AWS) and NTUC’s e2i (Employment and Employability Institute) to raise the cloud computing literacy among working Singaporean adults, build competencies among those who require deeper cloud-related knowledge and skills, and enable Singaporean ICT professionals to acquire new and relevant certifications that enable them to be future ready for jobs that increasingly require cloud computing literacy and expertise.
Mr Vincent Quah
Regional Head – Education, Research Healthcare and Not-For-Profit Organizations, APAC Global Public Sector
Amazon Web Services
Vincent Quah is the Regional Head for Education, Research, Healthcare and Not For Profit sectors for the Asia Pacific and Japan region. He is responsible for sales and business development with education institutions/schools, research, healthcare and not-for-profit organizations. He works with senior management officials, educators and students, research scientists and non-for-profit personnel in leveraging AWS Cloud services to save costs, accelerate innovation, and increase organizational agility that better serve their missions.
Based in Singapore, Vincent Quah has more than 25 years of experience working in senior roles across the education (K12 and tertiary) and learning sectors, life sciences and healthcare industries across Asia Pacific. He is a passionate advocate for how technology can be integrated into education and how cloud is already redefining how education, research and healthcare can be served. Vincent has also spoken at major conferences across Asia Pacific and Japan.
Mr Rick Koh
Cloud Solution Technopreneur
Rick co-founded Cloud Comrade in 2014, with a wealth of sales experiences at SAP Southeast Asia & Singapore, Oracle, NCS and Ernst & Young. He graduated with an Engineering degree from National University of Singapore.
Ms Sun Ho
Founder and CEO
Sun first learnt programming at the age of 10 when she attended a computer class in the community centre. She went on to study Computing in her ‘A’ Levels and later received a Bachelor of Computer Science degree from National University of Singapore. Over the course of her career, Sun has worked in software engineering, consulting and business development in technology. With a passion for technology, and a desire to contribute to the education sector, Sun founded edtech startup LittleLives in 2011, which offers technological solutions that make the running of preschools smooth and enjoyable.
Today, Sun is the founder and CEO of LittleLives, Singapore’s leading preschool management software. 1 in 3 Singaporean preschools have incorporated LittleLives software into their daily operations, and LittleLives has built a strong presence with hundreds of preschools in multiple regional cities in Malaysia, Cambodia, Vietnam, and China. Although conceived in the age where dedicated hosting was popular, LittleLives was quick to adopt a cloud-based service model using AWS to create a scalable and reliable user experience.