INTRODUCTION

Singapore serves as a digital leader in Asean, with a proactive approach to advancing its digital economy through various key initiatives: Digital Transformation, Innovation and Research, Talent Development, and Digital Infrastructure. GovTech has been formed by the government to oversee the digital strategy of Singapore as a country. This unique supervisory body underscores the nation’s commitment to the Digital Economy’s significance. Through the 2023 EU-Singapore digital partnership, Singapore has further fortified its digital aspirations to advance trade and cooperation with the EU.

Digital Economy

OBJECTIVES

The EuroCham Digital Economy Committee emerges as a key platform for businesses in the digital transformation landscape, acting as a connecting bridge between businesses, governments, and communities in this ever-evolving digital age. The committee engages in active collaboration with industry, academia, and policymakers, fostering comprehensive discussions that will shape the digital future of tomorrow. The committee strives to be an innovative forum leading the charge in this crucial transformation reshaping businesses.

LEADERSHIP

Dr Lovneesh Chanana, Senior Vice President of Government Affairs (Asia Pacific and Japan), SAP Asia (Chair)
Dr Ralph Ostertag, Director Digital and Technology, Asia Pacific, Heineken Asia Pacific (Co-Chair)
Ms Barbara Crane, Partner, KPMG (Co-Chair)
Mr Mario Favaits, CEO, Rainmakers SG (Co-Chair)
Dr Tom James, CEO and CIO, TradeFlow Capital Management (Co-Chair)
Mr Andrew Matthews, Business Development Lead, TÜV SÜD Digital Service (Co-Chair)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Digital Economy Programme: Four topics and 8 Insightful sessions on Data Driven Economy,
    Hyperconnectivity, Digital Talent Gap, and Digital for Sustainability
  • Closed-door dialogue and consultation with the Ministry of Trade and Industry, and the
    Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content, and Technology as well as
    Directorate-General for Trade (European Commission) regarding the negotiation of EU-
    Singapore digital (EUSDP) partnership agreement
  • Digital Economy White Book Launch

TOPICS

  • Understanding Singapore’s Digital Partnership: implications and opportunities for businesses
  • The use of digital technologies and strategies to address and advance sustainability goals and
    initiatives
  • Digital for Trade and areas such as e-invoicing, business digitalisation, and smart contracts, with
    specific focus on enhancing the efficiency of trade processes
  • Emerging Technologies particularly AI impact of AI and its implication across industries
  • Upskilling and reskilling within the digital economySocietal repercussions and opportunities

STAKEHOLDERS INCLUDE

  • GovTech
  • AI Singapore
  • Ministry of Communications and Information
  • Infocommunications Media Development Authority (IMDA)
  • Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI)

COMMITTEE MEMBERS INCLUDE

If you’re passionate about crafting the digital roadmap, we invite you to be part of our committee and help shape the digital tomorrow.
Contact us for more information: Clemence Fournier, Advocacy & Membership Manager, clemence@eurocham.org.sg or info@eurocham.org.sg