Transforming a company from old school to new digital! (The Yellow Pages Story)

Mr Ng Tiong Gee is the Chairman of Yellow Pages Pte Ltd where he is leading the digital transformation of a 50 years old business and is also currently an adjunct CIO of IDC. He is the founding President of Tech Talent Assembly formed together with NTUC to address keeping tech talent relevant and employed. At the same time he is a director of Ren Ci Hospital and its Chairman of their IT steering committee. Tiong Gee has over 30 years of leadership experience in helping organizations drive competitive advantage through technology.

Prior to that, Tiong Gee was the Senior Vice President for Technology, of Resorts World Sentosa, which he joined in 2013. He also run the Engineering and Estate Management divisions of RWS at one point. He was the Chief Information Officer as well as the Chief Human Resource Officer of United Test and Assembly Center Ltd from 2008 to 2013, before he joined Resorts World Sentosa. Prior to that, Tiong Gee was with STATS ChipPAC in 2001 and was its Senior Vice President of Human Resources and Chief Information Officer until 2008. Between 1988 and 1992, he held various key engineering positions at Digital Equipment Singapore, now part of Hewlett-Packard. He then went on to work at Siemens Microelectronics Asia Pacific Pte Ltd (now known as Infineon Technologies Asia Pacific) for over six years where he last served as Director of Information Systems and Services. From 1999 to 2001, he was the Chief Information Officer of Gateway Incorporated, heading the company’s IT activities in Asia Pacific.

Tiong Gee is the lead independent director of Pacific Radiance Ltd and is the Chairman of its Nomination Committee and a member of its Remuneration Committee. He is an independent director in GYP Properties since August 2007 where he is the Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and a member of the Nominations Committee and Audit Committee. He also sits on the board of Y Ventures as an independent director where is the Chairman of Nominations committee and member of Remuneration and Audit committees.

He graduated with a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering with Honours from the National University of Singapore and holds a Master of Business Administration from Nanyang Technological University of Singapore. He has also attended the Advanced Management Program in Harvard Business School. He lectures in NUS Advanced Computing for Executives and Strategic Technology Management Institute 

In this webinar, Assoc. Professor Keith Carter of NUS, School of Computing together with Mr Ng Tiong Gee, Executive Education Fellow, Advanced Computing for Executives (ACE), NUS will be discussing the following:

 •      This is a time when it is easier to start a company than ever before, why aren’t more people doing that like the pioneer generation did?

•       It is easier to compete internationally, and there is government support, why aren’t there Singapore Unicorns?

•       Do you deserve a top job without overseas working experience?

•       Tiong Gee transformed from an Engineer to CIO, what is a good transformation for you?

•       A lot of 30-60 years old got stuck in dead-end jobs and now are struggling. How can this be avoided and what can be done to bring hope in a time of need?