1st February 2019 ; Friday 9:00AM-10:30AM

EuroCham Digital Economy Committee Breakfast Event: The Digital Blueprint

Event Date Time 1st February 2019 ; Friday 9:00AM-10:30AM
Venue European Union Delegation to Singapore, 250 North Bridge Road, #37-03 Raffles City Tower, Singapore 179101

EuroCham Members: $25 Supporting Organizations: $25 Non Members: $45

Digital Readiness Blueprint as launch pad for European Business opportunity

Singapore has launched its first digital readiness blueprint in June 2018.

This blueprint contains recommendations around providing widespread access to technology, driving digital literacy, encouraging everyone to play a part in strengthening digital readiness and hardcoding digital inclusion into the design of all processes and services.

In this session, you will learn what the blue print comprises and what does it mean for your business? Are opportunities for European companies?  What questions would you like to ask the Singapore government?

Our speakers have been part of the advisory team for this blueprint or have the professional skills to identify the business opportunities that brings this blueprint.


9:00 am Registration

9:30 am Welcome remarks
Mr Daniel Callaghan, Chair of the Digital Economy Committee
Ms Nele Cornelis, Executive Director, EuroCham

9:40 am panel discussions
Mr Daniel Callaghan, Head of Adecco Group X APAC at Adecco Personnel Pte Ltd
Mr Low Aik Lim Director, International Relations at CIO Academy Asia 
Mr Steffen Endler, SVP – Founder & Head of Siemens Digitalization Hub at Siemens Pte Ltd

10.10 am Q&A session

10.30 am End

 Meet the speakers 

Mr Daniel Callaghan, Chair of the Digital Committee

Daniel Callaghan is the head of Digital innovation and Investments across Asia Pacific for Adecco Group, the world’s largest workforce solutions business.  He is a frequent speaker and commentator on the Future of Work and how Digital Transformation will affect the world in which we live.  He is an internationally published author on career development and has won numerous awards for Entrepreneurship both personally and professionally having founded and scaled one of the leading top end freelance marketplaces globally.                                                                   

Mr Steffen Endler, SVP –Founder & Head of Siemens Digitalization

Steffen Endler is Senior Vice President and Head of the Siemens Digitalization Hub in Singapore. Launched in July 2017, the Singapore Hub is Siemens’ first fully integrated digital hub and brings together experts with customer specific engineering domain and digital know-how, aiming to co-create innovative digital solutions for urban infrastructure, sustainable energy and advanced manufacturing and to help companies transform their business and take the leap into the digital age.

Steffen has more than 18 years of experience in strategy as well as business effectiveness and fosters a keen interest for cutting-edge multimedia interactive showcases. Coming to Singapore in July 2006, he led the business development and government relations for Siemens in the country before his responsibilities were successively enlarged to the Asean region in 2009 to include strategy, corporate sustainability, key account management and in 2014 he took over also responsibility for operational excellence.

Between 2011 and 2017, he furthermore was the appointed Siemens City Account Manager for Singapore. In July 2013, Mr Endler was appointed by Minister for Communication and Information of Singapore as a member of the InfoComm Media Masterplan Working Committee on Sectoral Transformation. In 2010, he provided extensive conceptual advice on “Growth from Sustainable Urban Solutions” to Sub-Committee 1 of the Economics Strategies Committee of the Singaporean government. Mr Endler represents Siemens in the Industrialist committee of Singapore International Chamber of Commerce.

Mr Endler holds a German joint Masters degree in Management and Civil Engineering from Dresden University of Technology, with Innovation & Technology Management as a major field of study.

Mr Low Aik Lim, Director, International Relations at CIO Academy Asia 

Aik Lim has over 20 years of experience in the information technology industry, both in the public and private sectors. In IDA and then GovTech, he held leadership positions relating to e-commerce development, industry development, international relations and strategic planning. The exposure allowed him to interact and work closely with many industry players, ranging from MNCs to promising local enterprises to startups in the information technology industry.

After leaving the public sector, Aik Lim led a 20-year old IT SME which provided more than 800 IT contract resources to both MNCs and GLCs as well as talent recruitment services. In recent years, he has paid particular attention to the flourishing startup scene in Singapore, where has has run a recruitment agency  in the placement of IT and management talents for fastgrowth startups. 

He was Managing Partner of an Israeli startup business consultancy which brought high growth deep technology startups from Israel to Singapore. 

Aik Lim is also active in the Singapore Computer Society where he is an Exco Member of the Interactive Digital Media Chapter.

Closing Date: 1st February 2019 ; Friday 9:00AM-10:30AM