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Tech@50 Meetup

Project and Funding Opportunities for Smart Nation and Cities
Wednesday, May 22, 2019, 12:00 pm
Future Ready Academy (Unit #03-06, Fusionopolis) 1 Fusionopolis Way #03-06, Singapore, , Singapore

This is our first meetup for Tech@50!

Tech@50 community connect mid-career professionals with in-demand careers and business opportunities in the digital space. We help them navigate career transitions and stay relevant in an increasingly digital workforce.

For this event, we have invited a special guest, Mr Tay Kok Chin who is the Chairman and co-founder of Smart Cities Network (

Please have your early lunch before coming. Lots of food outlets in the building. But simple snacks will be served at the event. 


“The Singapore Challenge for an Inclusive Smart Nation”
Project and Funding Opportunities for Smart Nation and Cities


Despite being highly rated as a Smart Nation in a global Smart City survey by Eden Strategy, Singapore fared relatively low with regards to citizen engagement. While improvements have been made with various “conversations”, there are still gaps in follow-up activities and actual implementation.

This talk will share insights on various possible project opportunities in SG for an inclusive Smart Nation, with funding opportunities. There will also be opportunities to collaborate in the region.



About the Speaker: Tay Kok Chin

Kok Chin (KC) is the Chairman of the Smart Cities Network (SCN) ( for solutions and services providers with an ecosystem network of government agencies, business and industry groups and the people sector in Singapore, ASEAN and globally. He is also the Lead for Smart Cities Council in ASEAN.

KC is a leading thought leader regarding Smarter Planet, Smarter Buildings and Smarter Cities. He had led such effort for IBM from 2011-2013 where he led the company to win the Singapore Environmental Achievement Awards in 2012, and as their co-global leader for Smarter Buildings. He had won the IBM Centennial Grant in 2011 and was the project manager for the IBM Smarter Cities Challenge project in 2012 for Jurong Lake District.

He currently provides consulting and training services to governments on Smart Buildings and Cities – in close collaboration with the various Singapore government agencies. Regionally, he has signed an MOU to collaborate with the Smart Indonesian Initiatives Association for Inclusive and Sustainable Smart Cities and had conducted workshops for the Sarawak State government in Dec 2018, and in Jan 2019, for the Jakarta Smart City Office and city mayors in the Philippines with Cauayan City and the League of Cities.