We take great pleasure to share that our NP School of ICT alumnus - Douglas Gan (Dip IT-CS, Yr 2003) has won the SCS Young Professional of the Year 2011 Award. He received the award from Mr Lui Tuck Yew, Minister for Information Communications and the Arts at the SCS Gala Dinner 2011 on 04 March 2011, which was attended by more than 1,000 IT Professionals.Wong Cheng Teck (Dip MBS, Yr 2010) also received the SCS IT Youth Merit Award 2011. Our warmest congratulations to Douglas and Cheng Teck.
The SCS Young Professional of the Year award is for successful young IT professional with IT innovation and exemplary leadership and notable contributions to the IT industry in Singapore.
Douglas co-founded the company ShowNearby Pte Ltd (www.shownearby.com) together with another of our NP School of ICT alumnus - Chang Jin. One of their key innovations - ShowNearby is now a Singapore's leading location-based service provider, serving information-seeking users, business owners and public agencies with timely and relevant points of interests across mobile and web platforms. With ShowNearby, users can find what is near them (e.g. ATM, restaurants), access points of interests and relevant information pertaining to them with potential to ride on marketing advertisements. It is now a popular application which comes pre-loaded with most Android smartphones and has won several awards. Daily, ShowNearby serves more than 125,000 Singaporeans on the iPhone, Android and BlackBerry platforms.. In July 2010, ShowNearby received an investment of S$3.5mil from Global Yellow Pages. The other NP School of ICT awardees of the prestigious IT Awards were:· Rakesh Gupta (CEO of Heulab), another of our NP School of ICT was also the SCS Young Professional of the Year 2008· Sangar s/o Annadorai (Dip IT, Yr 2006) was the SCS IT Youth 2007· Aaron Tan Wei Cheng (Dip IT, yr 2004) was the SCS IT Youth 2005(Photo courtesy of TST Digital Life)