Setting the scene for the new year

ONE of the challenges in the creative services industry - and I suspect this is not just applicable to us - is we see a large portion of our workforce stepping out mid-career due to a myriad of life changes.

Lauding digital transformation efforts

FROM the operator of a smart airport to the developer of insurance solutions, Singapore's most innovative infocomm media companies were recognised at the inaugural Singapore Digital (SG:D) Techblazer Awards on Wednesday...
M-DAQ: GOLD, MOST IMPACTFUL AWARD

Making waves in the world of fintech

SINGAPORE-based M-DAQ is making waves in the world of fintech. The firm was recognised last year by the Monetary Authority of Singapore as one of the most innovative fintech start-ups, while FinanceAsia described it as one of the country's big fintech hopes...
BIOFOURMIS HOLDINGS: GOLD, MOST PROMISING AWARD

Improving patients' quality of life

SINGAPORE-based health-tech firm Biofourmis has developed a tool that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to monitor a patient's condition and can predict whether a person's health is deteriorating or improving, as well as a drug or therapy's effectiveness...
CHANGI AIRPORT GROUP: WINNER, BEST ADOPTION - PRIVATE SECTOR

Making air travel FAST and SWIFT

FROM the time they arrive at the terminal till their plane departs, passengers at Changi Airport will enjoy a seamless and convenient journey through the facility thanks to a host of advanced technologies; many of them operating in the background.
HOUSING & DEVELOPMENT BOARD: WINNER, BEST ADOPTION - PUBLIC SECTOR

The brain behind estate operations

TO help reduce energy consumption at its estates, HDB collects data from the lights that have been fitted with sensors in common areas. This helps the agency to better understand human traffic patterns and optimise the provision of lighting.

Not business as usual for CEOs

ASK any company's board what they consider when choosing a new CEO, and they are likely to say that the candidate will have to be of good character and integrity, possess the ability to inspire and build teams, and be able to think strategically. Above all, they need to have the passion to...

Reaching new heights of performance

REFLECTING their robust management systems and practices, each of the four winners at this year's Business Excellence (BE) Awards have been delivering superior performances as part of the BE initiative for close to 20 years...

A path to sustainable growth

THE Business Excellence (BE) initiative is designed to help Singapore-based organisations gauge their current level of performance and give them the tools to achieve superior growth over the long term.

A strategy to deal with disruption

SEVERAL years ago Maha Chemicals (Asia) decided to embark on a digital transformation journey as a way of better engaging its customers and growing its business. This involved digitising many of its customer engagement processes. Among other initiatives, the company developed mobile apps for...

Leveraging a culture of excellence

FACILITIES management company CBM has leveraged an innovative streak and a corporate culture that is open to change to become one of the leading players in its sector. With over 2,000 staff, CBM services clients from various industries, such as commercial, retail, residential, industrial,...
BECA CARTER HOLLINGS & FERNER (S.E.ASIA) PTE LTD - 2018 PEOPLE EXCELLENCE AWARD WINNER

Power to its people

RECOGNISING its people as a key competitive advantage, engineering consultants Beca Carter Hollings & Ferner (S.E.Asia) has focused over the years on building up its talent development strategies. Established in 1979 under parent holding organisation Beca Group, Singapore-based Beca provides...
INSTITUTE OF TECHNICAL EDUCATION - 2018 SINGAPORE QUALITY AWARD WITH SPECIAL COMMENDATION WINNER

Getting top marks

THE Institute of Technical Education (ITE) has been working over the years to become a leader in career and technical education to meet the needs of employees in a fast-changing labour landscape. Since it was restructured as a post-secondary institution in 1992, ITE has had to focus on offering...
NATIONAL LIBRARY BOARD - 2018 SINGAPORE QUALITY AWARD WITH SPECIAL COMMENDATION WINNER

Striving to deliver better services

THE National Library Board (NLB) started on its journey towards Business Excellence (BE) over 20 years ago when it was first established as a statutory board in 1995. It is the only organisation so far to have won all BE Awards, having attained the Innovation Excellence Award (2001, 2016),...
HOUSING AND DEVELOPMENT BOARD - 2018 SINGAPORE QUALITY AWARD WITH SPECIAL COMMENDATION WINNER

Housing a smart nation

SINCE it was established in 1960, the Housing & Development Board (HDB) has housed generations of Singaporeans, having built homes for over a million households. The success of its work over the years has been driven by the roles it undertakes as developer and master planner; a builder of homes...

Dealing with digital disruption

As digital technologies continue to reshape industries and companies in Singapore at an increasingly rapid pace, many business leaders here have put digital transformation at the top of their to-do list.

Dealing with digital disruption

AS DIGITAL technologies continue to reshape industries and companies in Singapore at an increasingly rapid pace, many business leaders here have put digital transformation at the top of their to-do list.

New standards for ICOs needed

While the emergence of Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) has opened up exciting new avenues for raising funds, some experts are concerned that regulations have not kept up with this new digital phenomenon.

Shaping Singapore

OVER the course of her tenure as head of the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) and Housing Development Board (HDB), Cheong Koon Hean has played a key role in transforming Singapore's physical environment. ...

Navigating the digital revolution

Businesses need to ready themselves for further disruption as the potential of digital technology is increasingly realised

Bridging the last mile in digital payments

Singapore has made significant strides in promoting digital payments here, but there are challenges to overcome before it realises its vision of becoming a predominantly cashless society, industry experts said.

Women who raise the bar for the industry

WOMEN need to play a bigger role in influencing the direction of their industries' development given their significant presence in the workforce, say female industry leaders here. ...

Spreading happiness through business

A BELIEF that sustainability and doing good for society is critical for businesses today drove online trading platform BBX Holdings to become one of the sponsors of the Brands for Good programme.

Making a positive impact

WHEN it comes to SMEs doing good, Boxgreen has proven to be one of the poster boys of the local business community. Founded in September 2014, the company is an online snack company that delivers healthier, portion-controlled snacks to their customers' doorstep. A portion of the proceeds of...

Committed to helping fellow Singaporeans

iFood Group of Companies manages the Good News Cafe, a social enterprise established in 2005. The company's goal is to fill a niche in providing good quality food at affordable prices in a cafe setting...