Intelligent Island: The Untold Story of Singapore’s Tech Journey

Singapore Infocomm Technology Federation


Intelligent Island, The Untold Story of Singapore’s Tech Journey seeks to uncover the philosophy and ideas that shaped Singapore’s development in the digital forefront and the defining moments that led to the hyper connected Singapore of today. Singapore’s tech journey, told through the voices of the pioneering policy makers, entrepreneurs and top executives – many who can be considered as the drivers and architects of Singapore’s infocomm technology industry in the formative years, and whose vision of the Lion City as a modern, advance metropolis known for its tech leadership has now been made real. For the first chapter, President Dr Tony Tan Keng Yam discusses his take on Singapore’s need to push the envelope of IT and reflect on how he helped kickstart Singapore’s IT journey as the chairman of the Committee on National Computerisation. The conversation continues with other visionaries and change makers including founding National Computer Board chairman Mr Philip Yeo, IT pioneer Mr Tan Chin Nam, who has helmed many leading government agencies in his career, and former CEO of IDA and founder of Computer System Advisers (CSA) Mr Johnny Moo to name a few.

Singapore Infocomm Technology Federation