Launch of Digital Transformation Exchange to Help Companies Innovate

Launch of Digital Transformation Exchange to Help Companies Innovate


26 April 2017, Singapore – Large corporations and SMEs will soon have even greater access to innovative technologies and networks from Singapore’s tech startup community.

The Action Community for Entrepreneurship (ACE), a national-led private organisation to help drive entrepreneurship in Singapore, has launched the Digital Transformation Exchange (DTE) initiative, a series of events to help corporates and SMEs connect and understand current digital platforms from startups who are at the forefront of innovation and technology. The initiative was launched today by Guest-of- Honour, Mr Teo Ser Luck, Minister of State, Ministry of Manpower & Mayor, North East CDC.

Each session will have a thematic sectorial focus, covering areas such as Cyber Security, Data Analytics, and Education Technology. Startups will share about upcoming trends, opportunities and challenges in their areas of expertise. The inaugural session, held on 26 April 2017, focused on human resource (HR) technologies and human capital solutions.

Mr Phan Ching Chong, Executive Director of ACE, said, “This initiative will help to facilitate knowledge mutually beneficial exchanges between startups and larger companies. In today’s global and fast-paced marketplace, businesses will need to continually leverage on upcoming trends and technologies to stay competitive.

Through this series, SMEs and corporations can learn from startups on how they can leverage on the latest technologies and tools to stay competitive.”

Minister Teo emphasised the need for businesses to build digital capabilities, “As we prepare for the future, it is important to harness innovative solutions and make them pervasive across all sectors. This will not only transform companies, but also strengthen sectors such that more quality jobs can be created for our workers. The Digital Transformation Exchange is a platform that can help businesses to do so, and I am very pleased that ACE has launched this to help champion and support
innovation among Singapore companies.”

The six startups that presented were: EngageRocket, an employee engagement platform, Talenox, a cloud-based HR management tool, Mimetic, an AI based virtual assistant for scheduling meetings, Hackertrail, a pre-assessed candidate platform, SalaryBoard, an online platform for salary review, and Hearti, a benefits and wellness platform for employees.

Mr Shaurav Sen, Managing Director (Asia Pacific) for the Institute of Personal Leadership, also spoke about the future of digital innovation in the HR landscape.


Local startups and businesses can look forward to future sessions organised by ACE and are encouraged to register their interest as participants at www.ace.org.sg.

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