Modern Services Cluster

Race for Relevance

Race for Relevance

“In the age of technology, even hardware will change and advance very quickly. We have to continuously learn, pick up new things and keep ourselves updated on the latest advancements.” Since her university graduation, Ms Li Danlin has been involved in the production of hardware circuit boards, focusing solely on the physical hardware security solution and its functionality. “During these recent years, the rise in cyber security incidents have caused business disruptions and threats to government agencies. Consumers are growing increasingly concerned, and we need to provide solutions to help them tackle these threats. That’s why I want to expand my knowledge beyond my current scope,” Danlin shared. To adapt in tandem with the fast changes of technology, Danlin was motivated to sign up for the Cyber Security by Design course developed by ST Electronics, one of the many courses ...

Here’s Why You’d Want to Work for Singapore’s 10 Best Tech Companies in 2017

Here’s Why You’d Want to Work for Singapore’s 10 Best Tech Companies in 2017

  Here are Singapore's 10 Best Tech Companies to Work for in 2017: - Red Hat (overall winner for large/MNCs category): US-based open source solutions company; - Razer (overall winner for large/MNCs category): US and Singapore-based gaming hardware & software  company; - Titansoft (overall winner for mid-sized/SMEs category): Software development firm based in Singapore and Taiwan - Carousell (overall winner for start-up category): Mobile classifieds marketplace app provider based in Singapore - Accenture: Global professional services company for strategy, consulting, digital, technology & operations services and solutions. - EON Reality: US-based VR/AR software development MNC - IBM:  US-based global technology and innovation company - ST Electronics Info-Comm Systems: SG-based infoComm tech solutions company - Tableau:  US-based data visualisat ...

Staying Positive Through Challenges

Staying Positive Through Challenges

The interview seems to be going well,” William* thought to himself as he sat across the hiring manager. This is his 10th interview and William was hopeful that the bespectacled employer, who held the powers to hire or reject his job application, seems positive about his 15 years of in-depth experience as an analyst at a reputable banking company. “You are 45 years old this year?” asked the manager. William replied positively but the hiring manager seem to have his reservations. He then thanked William for coming down and promise to call back if he is shortlisted. But that call never came. William was all too familiar with this. It was a real struggle having to stay unemployed after being retrenched from his previous job due to the weakening economy. William heard about e2i centres and decided to book an appointment with one of the career coaches to seek for help. There he met Senio ...

Glenn Vilppu: mastering the art of visual composition

Glenn Vilppu: mastering the art of visual composition

Glenn Vilppu has taught drawing techniques for more than 50 years and is highly regarded as a mentor in the Hollywood animation industry. On 3-4 December 2016, Glenn was in Singapore to teach a Visual Composition masterclass organised by CG Protégé and supported by e2i. In a casual interview session, he talks about making his transition from painting to animation and shares some of his teaching methods.      How did you begin your animation career? Before working in the animation industry, I was a painter for about 27 years. During my time as a student, I taught painting and even had my own school for a while. However, I was working on too many things, and at age 40, I decided to switch to a full-time job. That was when one of my students said to me, “Disney is always looking for people who can draw.” I did not have any experience in animation, but I had an established drawing portfoli ...

Rising Star

Rising Star

“A creative is only known for the last work he did, and we must constantly push our boundaries,” says Marvin Liang, winner of the Rising Star of the Year (Creative) award. “The way I pitched myself was to show consistency. It’s not just about coming up with one-off ideas, but needing to be consistently good and deliver on whatever briefs are handed to you. I don’t want to just be known for one or two successful campaigns. I want to be more versatile, and constantly good,” added the 30-year-old senior art director. Supported by NTUC’s e2i (Employment and Employability Institute), the award was part of the Institute of Advertising Singapore’s (IAS) Hall of Fame Awards 2016 that recognises young advertising creatives who have not only done stellar work, but have also embraced both the learning and application of new skills. The Institute of Advertising Singapore is also an NTUC U Asso ...

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