CYSummit 2023

CYS’ very first in person summit of this scale saw 897 registrations across 3 full days of activities spanning YouthxIndustry, YouthxForum and YouthxWorkshops. 


The first half of 2023 saw huge shifts in the tech landscape, with mass layoffs in big tech bringing waves of uncertainty and anxiety to youths concerned about the outlook of their future in tech. Themed “Defining Our Digital Narrative, Together ”, CYSummit 2023 sought to dispel these fears by providing youths with a platform to learn about opportunities available to them, to equip themselves with the skills needed to harness these opportunities, as well as to empower and inspire them to take charge of their careers and the future direction of the tech industry. 


CYSummit 2023:

  • Celebrated all youth in tech
  • Enabled youths to explore opportunities in tech for career development
  • Enabled youths to forge meaningful connections with industry experts & peers, both locally and globally
  • Allowed for knowledge exchanges between youth and industry players to support their personal career development in the tech industry 
  • Inspired youths to find their “why”
  • Exposed youths to varying areas of today’s tech industry


Focus Areas

CYSummit 2023 gave youths exposure to a range of tech and tech adjacent sectors through personal networking and mentorship, insightful panel discussions, as well as engaging, hands on workshops. 

Tech consulting

national Defense

Tech Law

Banking and
Financial Services




897 Registrants

91 Exhibitors

26 Speakers

Key Activities

YouthXWorkshops:  Designed to help young people gain valuable knowledge and skills in the tech industry, these sessions will offer bite-sized knowledge and tips to increase exposure to the latest developments in the field.

YouthXIndustry:  A career development festival brought together young people and industry professionals, fostering a nurturing environment through “speed-mentorship”. Here, participants had the opportunity to showcase their CVs and resumes to participating organisations and received mentorship and guidance on areas for improvement.

YouthXForum: A series of panel discussions covering a variety of topics including Web 3.0, Blockchain, Metaverse, and Artificial Intelligence. This key activity aims to facilitate youth-led conversations about technology, Singapore, and the future, urging the youths to engage in thought-provoking discussions and learn from industry experts and young leaders in the tech community.

Thoughts on CYSummit 2023

Snippets From CYSummit 2023

YouthxForum Panelists & Moderators

Lance Foo

Senior Director, Talent Acquisition, NCS

Desmond Choo

Assistant Secretary-General, National Trades Union Congress; Mayor of North East District; Member of Parliament for Tampines GRC

Carmen Lim

PSB Academy Alumni; Knit Technologies Technical Desk Manager, Security Engineer

Aaron Ang

Chief Executive, Cyber Youth Collective

Koh Sze Liat

VP / Head, Cybersecurity System, Cyber, ST Engineering

Jacky Lim

Assistant Principal Engineer, Cybersecurity Systems, Cyber, ST Engineering

Esther Gloria Dawes

Assistant Principal Engineer, Group Engineering Centre, Cyber, ST Engineering

Dr Amelia Tan Pei Yu

Senior Manager, Cybersecurity Products, Cyber, ST Engineering

Murari Kalyanaramani

Murari Kalyanaramani

Chief Information Security Officer, Singapore UOB

AP Annie Koh

Annie Koh

Professor Emeritus of Finance (Practice)

Senior Advisor, Business Families Institute

Singapore Management University

Magdalene Loh

Magdalene Loh

Senior Vice President, Head of Innovation, Prudential

Elizabeth Tan

Deputy Chief Executive (Partnerships), Cyber Youth Collective; Digital Business Analyst, GovTech

Rahayu Mahzam


Senior Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Health and Ministry of Law

Rakesh Kirpalani


Director, Dispute Resolution & Information Technology, Drew & Napier LLC

Lee Pey Woan


Dean and Professor of Law, SMU Yong Pung How School of Law

Yeong Zee Kin


Assistant Chief Executive (Data Innovation and Protection Group), Infocomm Media Development Authority of Singapore (IMDA), Deputy Commissioner, Personal Data Protection Commission (PDPC); and Chief Executive, Singapore Academy of Law (SAL)

Loh Jing Jie

Director, Cyber Youth Singapore Legal, Legal Trainee, Aquinas Law Alliance LLP

Steve Lam


Asean Cybersecurity Leader, Ernst & Young Advisory Pte. Ltd.

Melissa Toh


SAP Practice Partner, Business Consulting, Ernst & Young Advisory Pte. Ltd.

Weijun Zhang


Associate Partner, Technology Consulting, Digital & Emerging Technologies, Ernst & Young Advisory Pte. Ltd.

Joseph Lim


Chief Partnerships Officer, Cyber Youth Singapore

Samuel Teo

Malware Analysis Team Lead

Centre for Strategic Infocomm Technologies (CSIT)

Poh Hui-Li Phyllis

Cyber Security Engineer

Computer Security Lab, DSO National Laboratories

Ken Chin

Host Analyst

SAF C4 Command, Digital and Intelligence Service

Sng Jay Kai

Deputy Chief Executive Officer (Special Projects), Cyber Youth Singapore



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