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Singapore Computer Society selects new executive council

T.C. Seow | April 2, 2013
Chak Kong Soon elected as president of the society for a second term

Chak Kong Soon elected as president of the society for a second term.

Chak Kong Soon
Photo: Chak Kong Soon

The new council of the Singapore Computer Society (SCS) has been revealed following its annual general meeting on 28 March.

The incumbent Chak Kong Soon was re-elected as the president, while a number of former council members also retained their candidacies.

Chak, who is managing partner of Stream Global Pte Ltd, is no stranger in Singapore's IT industry. He has been in the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) industry for more than 25 years.

Into his second term, Chak is expected to lead his new council to mark more milestones for the society. SCS' council comprises leading senior directors and executives from the private and public sectors as well as the academia.

The newly-elected Executive Council for 2013/14 are:

•  President: Mr Chak Kong Soon (Stream Global)
•  Vice President: Mr Howie Lau (Lenovo)
•  Vice President: Mr Tan Teng Cheong (Savvis)
•  Vice President: Mr Adrian Chye (Mediafreaks)
•  Honorary Secretary: Ms Tham Ai Chyn (Singapore Institute of Management
•  Honorary Treasurer: Mr Yap Chee Yuen (Genting Singapore)
•  Council Member: Dr Timothy Chan (Singapore Institute of Management)
•  Council Member: Ms Cheah Saw Pheng (IBM)
•  Council Member: Mr Andrew Khaw (Infocomm Development Authority)
•  Council Member: Dr Kwong Yuk Wah (National Trades Union Congress)
•  Council Member: Mr Lai Poh Hing (Nanyang Polytechnic)
•  Council Member: Mr Lau Shih Hor (Elixir Technology)
•  Council Member: Mr Bruce Liang (MOH Holdings)
•  Council Member: Mr Ng See Sing (NCS)
•  Council Member: Mr Ong Whee Teck (Accenture)
•  Council Member: Mr Harish Pillay (Red Hat Asia Pacific)
•  Council Member: Mr Joshua Soh (Cisco)
•  Council Member: Mr Yum Shoen Liang (Defence Science & Technology Agency)

According to SCS, its total membership increased by four percent to more than 27,000 members, under Chak's leadership. One highlight was the society's launch of its sixth Special Interest Group on Business Analytics (BA SIG) on 13 March. The BA SIG aims to create a vibrant Business Analytics community in Singapore focused on collaboration across industry, academic, and government/public interests to drive awareness, create opportunities for members and to drive innovation and growth.

On 28 March, SCS also launched the Certified Software Testing Professional (CSTP), in collaboration with Nanyang Polytechnic. This certification is managed by SCS and supported by the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA). CSTP provides a holistic approach that is largely based on practical aspects in the software testing methodologies and tools. The CSTP programme aims to address the industry's needs for practical knowledge in latest process, trends and technologies related to the improvement and maintenance of software quality and security.


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