- Category: May - June 2009
Last month the Singapore Computer Society launched a new Chapter targeting the Interactive Digital Media (IDM) industry. Set up to play an active role in the formation of a creative interactive society, the committee (see below) seemed to me extremely energetic and enthusiastic when presenting themselves for the first time in public to the media and potential members at the National Library Singapore.
As the editor of Asian e-Marketing and a member of the Singapore Computer Society (SCS) since the first year I arrived in the Lion City, I support their mission to facilitate research, knowledge sharing, learning and career enhancement for all categories of IT professionals, while simultaneously inspiring and nurturing new entrants into the industry and helping them to integrate into the IT community. On the priority list of the newly established chapter is giving professional support to IDM practitioners by organising events such as symposiums, workshops and forums to enable them to network, get training and upgrade skills.
Whoever joined their first panel session that day, a discussion on the “IDM industry and its developments in the next five years?” moderated by Bill Claxton, Technical Director of Iterate Pte Ltd, received an impression of what the Chapter is capable of. The group of panellists, comprising of Michael Yap, Deputy CEO of Media Development Authority; Joe Augustin, The Shareen & Joe Show from MorningJam.com; Rohit Dadwal, Managing Director of Mobile Marketing Association; and Lee Wee Song, Vice President of ST Electronics (Training and Simulation Systems) were lively when it came to sharing and exchanging their thoughts on current developing trends in the interactive digital media industry during the two hour event. Another plus point: The pre- and post event networking opportunities, facilitate linkages among IDM talents, job placement and industry projects by establishing a vibrant community of IDM practitioners.
In cultivating the young talents of Singapore, the Chapter plans to jointly organize animation competitions with the Student Chapters of the Singapore Computer Society, as they believe that the grooming of young IDM potentials is essential for the nourishment and innovation of the industry and is looking forward to attracting both local and regional talents to be members of the Chapter.
For more information on the SCS IDM Chapter, please visit the website http://www.scs.org.sg/IDMChapter/index.php
Or make your choice and join the chapter by filling out the form here: http://www.scs.org.sg/idmchapter/pdf/IDMMembership.pdf
Those who are already SCS Members and would like to join the IDM Chapter can do the same I did and get in touch with Geraldine Ng - Geraldine.Ng (at) scs.org.sg.
For any other questions related to a SCS membership please contact Veron Poh, 'SCS’s Membership Manager - Veron.Poh (at) scs.org.sg
SCS IDM Chapter Executive Committee
PRESIDENT: Mr. Chak Kong Soon, E1 Studio Pte Ltd
VICE PRESIDENT: Mr. Jamal Hassim, Yoonic Pte Ltd
HONORARY SECRETARY: Mr. Daniel Tan, Nanyang Polytechnic
HONORARY TREASURER: Mr. Nicolas Aaron Khoo, CBS Interactive Pte Ltd
Mr. Eric Chan, ST Electronics (Digital Media) Pte Ltd
Mr. Peter Choy, Temasek Polytechnic
Dr Timothy Chan, Singapore Polytechnic
Mr. Aaron Chua, Media Development Authority
Mr. Agus Rahardja, Ngee Ann Polytechnic
By Daniela La Marca