Tech Singapore Advocates launched yesterday to become the sixth independent group within Global Tech Advocates, the parent organisation behind tech campaigning network, Tech London Advocates.
150 entrepreneurs, government officials and experts gathered at the prestigious Eden Hall, the residency of the British High Commission in Singapore, for the formal launch of TSA, the first presence for Global Tech Advocates in Asia.
Scott Wightman, HE High Commissioner for Singapore, welcomed the audience before Ashish Kothari, co-founder and director of TSA and Russ Shaw, founder of Tech London Advocates, hosted a series of panel discussions into fintech and talent – the biggest opportunity and the biggest challenge facing tech companies in Singapore.
Speakers included Nick Hungerford, founder of Nutmeg who recently relocated to Singapore, Sopnendu Mohanty, chief fintech officer at the highly influential Monetary Authority of Singapore and Aliza Knox, executive director at Unlockd Media.
Seven Hills supported in the delivery of the event and conducted a comprehensive media campaign to launch the group, securing interviews with the likes of BBC News, CNBC Asia and Bloomberg Asia.
The group joins Tech North Advocates, Tech Belfast Advocates, Tech Nordic Advocates and Tech Bay Area Advocates as the global expansion of Russ Shaw’s independent tech network continues. Further networks are expected to launch in Spain, Shanghai and Beijing later in the year.