The shortage of local talents is the most pressing issue impeding the growth of Southeast Asian start-up companies. Firms face a severe tech talent crunch and have complained that they have been unable to embrace the digital push and adopt new technologies.
Technological advancements may have opened up many opportunities for business transformation, but without the right people, SMEs will not be able to successfully leverage technology to maximize gains.
Join us for a panel discussion on how companies can learn from the experiences and best practices for startups and SMEs on the reality of the current tech talent crunch.
4:45pm – 5:00pm Registration and Networking
5:00pm – 5:05pm Opening Remarks
5:05pm – 5:20pm Remarks by Panelists
5:20pm – 5:55pm Panel Discussion and Q&A
5:55pm – 6:00pm Closing Remarks
6:00pm – 7:00pm Networking
Jan-Arie Byloos, Chief Operating Officer, Bluemeg
As a senior level executive Jan-Arie has been based in Singapore for 12 years and has nearly two decades of extensive experience with a diversity of clients from EMEA, the US and the Asia Pacific region. Jan-Arie has management, financial and commercial experience in banking, financial markets, SaaS and distributed ledger technology.
Onno van Paridon, Deputy Head of Engineering, Adyen
Software engineer with 10 years experience in fintech reinventing payments to deliver frictionless payments across online, mobile and in-store channels to the world’s most innovative companies. Besides strong technical skills working directly with the fastest growing companies of our time to solve real business problems. Experience in finding and growing tech talent while setting up a local engineering team in Singapore.
Lynn Tan, Co-Founder, Blonk Group
Lynn co-founded Blonk Group, the digital talent acquisition company, providing mobile job matching application and search services. Lynn brings 16 years’ professional experience of which 8 years is dedicated to HR consulting and talent acquisition within large international consulting groups in Greater China, Japan and South-East Asia. She has a track record in executive search, assessment and coaching, leadership development and change management. Working extensively with multinational companies across industry sectors, Lynn has advised leading multinationals on successful executives and built high value solutions for C-team effectiveness, organizational and leadership development. She also has 10 years’ experience in strategy consulting and publicity & marketing.
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Nathan Smit, Senior Consultant, IT – Applications & Emerging Technology, Robert Walters
With 5 years’ experience in recruitment, Nathan operates within the senior development circle and assists companies in commerce industries with their talent needs. He is dedicated to building strong partnerships with companies who are journeying through rounds of investments to digitally support their scaling and international expansion efforts.
Nathan works with companies of various sizes – from SMEs looking to grow their workforce to conglomerates with proven track records – to help them build a holistic hiring strategy and identify and secure the best-suited professionals required.