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 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.
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.
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Senior Director, Talent Acquisition, NCS
Assistant Secretary-General, National Trades Union Congress; Mayor of North East District; Member of Parliament for Tampines GRC
PSB Academy Alumni; Knit Technologies Technical Desk Manager, Security Engineer
Chief Executive, Cyber Youth Collective
Koh Sze Liat
VP / Head, Cybersecurity System, Cyber, ST Engineering
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
Chief Information Security Officer, Singapore UOB
Professor Emeritus of Finance (Practice)
Senior Advisor, Business Families Institute
Singapore Management University
Senior Vice President, Head of Innovation, Prudential
Deputy Chief Executive (Partnerships), Cyber Youth Collective; Digital Business Analyst, GovTech
Senior Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Health and Ministry of Law
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
Asean Cybersecurity Leader, Ernst & Young Advisory Pte. Ltd.
SAP Practice Partner, Business Consulting, Ernst & Young Advisory Pte. Ltd.
Associate Partner, Technology Consulting, Digital & Emerging Technologies, Ernst & Young Advisory Pte. Ltd.
Chief Partnerships Officer, Cyber Youth Singapore
Malware Analysis Team Lead
Centre for Strategic Infocomm Technologies (CSIT)
Poh Hui-Li Phyllis
Cyber Security Engineer
Computer Security Lab, DSO National Laboratories
SAF C4 Command, Digital and Intelligence Service
Sng Jay Kai
Deputy Chief Executive Officer (Special Projects), Cyber Youth Singapore