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Join us on a virtual conference to learn about Singapore Government's vision, approach and programmes to help agencies to accelerate their modernisation and digitalisation plans with CI/CD. The conference spotlights SHIP-HATS - the CI/CD component in Singapore Government Tech Stack.

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    Event details

    6 May 2021, Thursday

    Sessions: Keynotes & Tracks: Leaders, Product, Government

    10:00 AM - 3:30 PM

    Virtual sessions on Zoom.

    7 May 2021, Friday

    Sessions: SHIP-HATS Developer Workshops

    Due to recent local Covid-19 developments, we are minimising social interaction. Hence, this session is postponed until further notice.


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    Programme

    Morning Keynotes

    6 May 2021

    Virtual Conference: Zoom Webinar

    Thought leadership sessions for all – agency, industry, leadership and practitioners.

    10:00 AM - 10:10 AM

    Welcome Remarks

    Opening address

    Kok Ping Soon, Chief Executive, GovTech

    10:10 AM - 10:25 AM

    CI/CD Shaping modernisation in Singapore Government

    Vision of how Singapore Public Agencies can power the digitalisation strategy with CI/CD

    Chan Cheow Hoe, Government Chief Digital Technology Officer

    10:25 AM - 10:45 AM

    The Journey to Continuous Delivery

    Agile software development and continuous integration practices are going mainstream. While the tools and policies are available, the actual journey itself is not always obvious and this session demystifies that.

    Sriram Narayanan, Technology Principal, ThoughtWorks

    10:45 AM - 11:05 AM

    SHIP-HATS Roadmap

    Learn what is planned for the upcoming year

    Kevin Ng, Director, CODEX, GovTech

    11:05 AM - 11:25 PM

    SHIP-HATS – Architecture Approach

    Tune in to listen to the tech strategy behind the product

    Chia Hsiao Ming, Director, Engineering Productivity, GovTech

    11:25 AM - 11:45 AM

    Fireside Chat With Agencies

    A conversation with representatives from agencies on their experience implementing CI/CD with SHIP-HATS, benefits realised, best practices and lessons learnt

    Kevin Ng, Director, CODEX, GovTech

    Speakers

    Kok Ping Soon

    Kok Ping Soon, Chief Executive, GovTech

    Ping Soon is Chief Executive of the Government Technology Agency of Singapore (GovTech). Prior to this he held various positions in the Ministry of Manpower, National Security Co-ordination Secretariat, Ministry of Trade & Industry, Singapore Tourism Board, Contact Singapore (CS) and Economic Development Board (EDB). He spent six years in the United States working for CS and EDB. He serves on the Board of Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA), Defence Science & Technology Agency (DSTA), Institute of System Sciences (ISS) and is a member of the National Institute of Education (NIE) Council.

    Chan Cheow Hoe

    Chan Cheow Hoe, Government Chief Digital Technology Officer, SNDGO & Deputy Chief Executive, GovTech

    Cheow Hoe oversees the development of the Government’s digital infrastructure and digital technology capability, as well as talent development in information and communication technology and smart systems (ICT&SS). He also oversees the development of platforms to enable resource sharing and interoperability across the Government to drive the development and delivery of innovative government digital services for citizens and businesses. Cheow Hoe has more than two decades of extensive experience both in the public and private sectors, with a strong track record in leading digital transformation changes in organisations and the Government.

    Kevin Ng

    Kevin Ng, Director, CODEX, GovTech

    Kevin is the CODEX product leader for the Government Commercial Cloud and Singapore Government Tech Stack products with the goal of transforming developer experience - both inhouse and outsourced teams - for government-built product & services. Prior to joining GovTech, he was the Senior Director, Product and Technology at Expedia and was based in Singapore and London. Kevin has led global teams involved in search and globalisation, transformed monolithic solutions into microservices on the cloud, created reusable platform components for both customer-facing apps and internal-use pipelines, and re-architected monolithic systems to incorporate artificial intelligence models.

    Chia Hsiao Ming

    Chia Hsiao Ming, Director, Engineering Productivity, GovTech

    Hsiao Ming leads Engineering Productivity at Government Digital Services in GovTech. His group focuses on platforms and services to accelerate the development of digital services for the Government. This includes the Application Programming Interface Exchange (APEX) - a centralised government-wide API library and the Next-Generation Container Architecture (NECTAR) a cloud-based platform-as-a-service which streamlines and accelerates the process of application development. As part of the Singapore Government Tech Stack (SGTS), APEX and NECTAR allow the public and private sectors to collaborate effectively and efficiently on digital projects that create value for citizens. A software engineer by trade, Hsiao Ming likes to explore new developments related to cloud, containers and programming. In his spare time, he dabbles with IoT devices and runs a small hydroponics setup on his balcony.

    Sriram Narayanan

    Sriram Narayanan, Technology Principal, ThoughtWorks

    Sriram Narayanan is a Technology Principal with ThoughtWorks Southeast Asia with over 24 years of experience in Agile transformations and architecting solutions for clients in the financial and public sector. He is an accredited IT Auditor and works with IT Operations and Security teams routinely. He presently advises on architecting solutions and prescribes processes which help with smooth delivery and transition from legacy to modern systems.

    Leaders Track

    6 May 2021

    Virtual Conference: Zoom Meeting

    This is a closed virtual track curated exclusively for Agency CIOs and IT Leaders.

    1:00 PM - 1:20 PM

    Modernise Application Delivery

    As an IT leader, what are the considerations when starting a CI/CD journey and how can you achieve operational efficiency and excellence with SHIP-HATS

    Tan Eng Pheng, Assistant Chief Executive, GovTech

    1:20 PM - 1:40 PM

    The Security Principles in CI/CD

    What are the security principles to consider while implementing modern CI/CD? How can onerous security checkpoints transform to facilitate the practice of agile pipeline securely? Find out more during the session.

    Chai Chin Loon, Senior Director, Cyber Security Group & Government Chief Information Security Officer, GovTech

    1:40 PM - 2:00 PM

    Q&A with GovTech

    Join GovTech - Tan Eng Pheng, Chai Chin Loon and Kevin Ng - with your questions about CI/CD with SHIP-HATS

    2:00 PM - 2:15 PM

    Closing & Next Steps

    Learn how you can begin the CI/CD journey with SHIP-HATS

    Kevin Ng, Director, CODEX, GovTech

    Speakers

    Tan Eng Pheng

    Tan Eng Pheng, Assistant Chief Executive, GovTech

    Eng Pheng currently heads the Services Group at the Government Technology Agency, and oversees a workforce of more than 1,500 ICT professional that constitute the CIO teams at 52 Singapore public sector agencies. His portfolio includes digital transformation of public organisations, technology planning and implementation, as well as ICT work force capability enhancement. He oversees the secretariat of the Government’s Ministry Family Digitalisation Programme (MFDP) with the charter to coordinate and support government agencies’ digitalisation. Prior to his current role, Eng Pheng led a number of Sectoral Transformation initiatives spanning sectors such as trade and logistics, finance, tourism, education and healthcare during his stint in the Infocomm Development Authority. He had also led eGovernment planning at the whole-of-government level, and provided consultancy at G-G level. Eng Pheng has more than 30 years of infocomm industry experience. He holds a MSc (Management of Technology) from the National University of Singapore, and attended the Advanced Management Program at the Harvard Business School in 2013.

    Chai Chin Loon

    Chai Chin Loon, Senior Director, Cyber Security Group & Government Chief Information Security Officer, GovTech

    Chin Loon is currently the Senior Director of the Cyber Security Group (CSG) and Government Chief Information Security Officer (GCISO) in GovTech. CSG secures Government info-communications technology and smart systems (ICT&SS), develops the public sector’s resilience, and partners the cybersecurity ecosystem against cyber threats to the Government. The group serves as the Centre of Excellence to provide cybersecurity governance supported by consulting practice in addition to resilient monitoring of security events with robust incident response capabilities. He also oversees the Chief Information Security Officers deployed to all Government Ministries of Singapore.

    Kevin Ng

    Kevin Ng, Director, CODEX, GovTech

    Kevin is the CODEX product leader for the Government Commercial Cloud and Singapore Government Tech Stack products with the goal of transforming developer experience - both inhouse and outsourced teams - for government-built product & services. Prior to joining GovTech, he was the Senior Director, Product and Technology at Expedia and was based in Singapore and London. Kevin has led global teams involved in search and globalisation, transformed monolithic solutions into microservices on the cloud, created reusable platform components for both customer-facing apps and internal-use pipelines, and re-architected monolithic systems to incorporate artificial intelligence models.

    Product Track

    6 May 2021

    Virtual Conference: Zoom Webinar

    This virtual track is for developer communities, especially those who write or manage code for Singapore Public Agencies looking to understand products and tools available within SHIP-HATS. There is a live Q&A at the end of each session!

    1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

    SHIP-HATS Overview For Newbies

    This talk introduces SHIP-HATS and covers why and how you can use it to enable CI/CD for agency app projects on Government Commercial Cloud.

    Linda Chang, Assistant Director, GovTech

    1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

    Security Testing With SHIP-HATS

    This talk covers security testing tools - Static Code Analyser, Static & Dynamic App Security Testing - available within SHIP-HATS and how they can be integrated into the CI process.

    Goh Chun Teck, Software Engineer, GovTech

    2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

    Continuous Delivery With SHIP-HATS

    This session covers the CD tools available within SHIP-HATS

    Hudson Lee, Lead DevOps Engineer, GovTech

    2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

    Understanding SHIP-HATS Subscription

    Get a run down on the subscription, roles and permission and use cases for different tiers in this session

    Chew Pei Yi, Associate Delivery Manager, GovTech

    3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

    CI/CD Strategy to Modernisation for PA

    PA is an early adopter of SHIP-HATS with NCS. This session covers the best practices learnt to improve their apps and processes to make Continuous Testing and Deployment seamless and productive.

    Abhijeet Menon, Senior Solution Architect, GovTech

    Sathappan Subramaniam, Lead Project Manager, NCS

    Speakers

    Linda Chang

    Linda Chang, Assistant Director, GovTech

    Linda Chang is an Assistant Director at GovTech, driving DevSecOps adoption in GovTech's Services Group. She has been building, developing and supporting software for more than 15 years. She finds joy in helping her teams and others transform and improve how they build software and systems.

    Goh Chun Teck

    Goh Chun Teck, Software Engineer, GovTech

    Chun Teck is a software engineer working in the HATS team, and helps to develop internal services to support SHIP-HATS. He likes web application development, and also enjoys automating stuff with CI/CD to reduce work. In his free time, he enjoys his stay-home hobbies of gaming and reading.

    Chew Pei Yi

    Chew Pei Yi, Associate Delivery Manager, GovTech

    Intrigued by the opportunity to work in the Tech industry, Pei Yi made a career switch from Corporate communication to Business Development in 2019. She helps to drive the adoption of GovTech products such as SHIP-HATS, APEX & Nectar across WOG.

    Abhijeet Menon

    Abhijeet Menon, Senior Solution Architect, GovTech

    Abhijeet has 17 years of experience in planning, designing and architecting applications. Currently assisting agencies to solution modern applications using CI / CD, Cloud native services and Containers. He is also involved in planning designs to allow productivity and cost optimisation for the Agency.

    Sathappan Subramaniam

    Sathappan Subramaniam, Lead Project Manager, NCS

    Sathappan Subramaniam has more than 20 years of IT experience in both Government and Commercial projects with over 15 years of Project Manager experience. He is currently the Project Manager and Scrum Master for PA GEMS 2 Project.

    Government Track

    6 May 2021

    Virtual Conference: Zoom Webinar

    This is a closed virtual track for Public Officers to learn how CI/CD can help them achieve compliance with SHIP-HATS and practical tips from tendering to onboarding.

    1:00 PM - 1:05 PM

    Opening Address

    Lim Bee Kwan, Assistant Chief Executive, GovTech

    1:05 PM - 1:45 PM

    Applying Security in DevOps Practices

    This talk covers the threat landscape relevant to DevOps environment, as well as useful tools and tips to aid mitigation against such threats.

    Chong Rong Hwa, Director, Advanced Cybersecurity Capabilities, GovTech

    1:45 PM - 2:15 PM

    Pricing, Budgeting & Contracting For SHIP-HATS

    To help agencies plan for adopting SHIP-HATS, this session gives an overview of pricing assessment of SHIP-HATS against Commercial-Off-The-Shelf products and a sneak peak into the upcoming changes in Agile tender templates

    Aaron Ma, Deputy Director, GovTech

    Louis Lim, Assistant General Counsel, GovTech

    Liyana Muhammad Fauzi, Senior Product Manager, GovTech

    2:15 PM - 2:45 PM

    Preparing Your Team to Adopt DevOps

    Learn how to structure and develop your team to successfully adopt DevOps. The session also gives guidance on relevant training available.

    Goh Boon Nam, Digital Agility Practice and Deputy Director, Executive Education Programme NUS-ISS

    2:45 PM - 3:15 PM

    Onboarding SHIP-HATS

    Steps to get started on SHIP-HATS

    Denise Collard, Product Manager, GovTech

    Speakers

    Lim Bee Kwan

    Lim Bee Kwan, Assistant Chief Executive, GovTech

    Bee Kwan is the Assistant Chief Executive for Governance and Cybersecurity, Government Technology Agency (GovTech). Her focus is to develop strategies to deepen cybersecurity capabilities and strengthen the governance function for Government digital services and Smart Nation infrastructure and applications. Bee Kwan has over 30 years of experience in the field of infocomm technology and has held leadership roles in public agencies such as Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (GovTech’s predecessor organisation), Ministry of Health, People’s Association, and Ministry of Education (MOE).

    Chong Rong Hwa

    Chong Rong Hwa, Director, Advanced Cybersecurity Capabilities, GovTech

    As a technical leader in the Cyber Security Group at the GovTech, Rong Hwa leads the cyber strategy, security testing, and cybersecurity research and development functions. Prior to joining GovTech, he was the senior architect and senior manager at FireEye Labs, where he led the research and engineering teams to combat advanced threats like APT malware and exploitation of zero-day vulnerabilities.

    Aaron Ma

    Aaron Ma, Deputy Director, GovTech

    Aaron Ma is from the Procurement Division under the Governance Group in GovTech. He is responsible for managing demand aggregation tenders for WOG ICT requirements and drive ICT procurement transformation through introduction of new/enhanced procurement approaches and policies. Prior to joining this role, Aaron has more than 25 years of information communications technology experience including being in leadership roles in implementation and management of Whole-of-Government infrastructure and projects in public and private sector.

    Louis Lim

    Louis Lim, Assistant General Counsel, GovTech

    Louis regularly advises on and resolves legal issues arising from GovTech’s projects and operations. He also prepares and reviews various technology-related tender documents relating to turnkey systems, application development and maintenance, and public cloud SaaS, amongst others. Prior to joining GovTech, Louis was a legal associate at an international law firm, specializing in commercial litigation and international arbitration. He is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (Asia) with the International Association of Privacy Professionals.

    Liyana Fauzi

    Liyana Muhammad Fauzi, Senior Product Manager, GovTech

    Liyana Muhammad Fauzi is a Senior Product Manager with the Government Technology Agency where she works on products relating to the Singapore Government Technology Stack and Government Commercial Cloud. In previous roles, Liyana launched Singapore’s first Open Data Portal, helped create the first Smart City Index and developed Singapore’s first Digital Government Blueprint – a national master plan that outlines the strategy for digital products that impact people living and working in Singapore. Liyana recently graduated with a Technology MBA from New York University's Stern School of Business where she specialised in Tech Product Management, Strategy and Ops Management.

    Denise Collard

    Denise Collard, Product Manager, GovTech

    Denise is a Business Developer turned Product Manager at GovTech, 5 years and counting! As an ex-business developer, she supported her team with establishing “business operation readiness” which ranged from facilitating administrative tasks to Agencies’ engagement. Today, as Product Manager, she is working closely with development teams to create new products that improve business workflows and automate processes. Denise believes that the only constant in life is change, through which she constantly strives to learn, grow and improve. Outside of work, you’ll usually find Denise rock climbing, chilling with handicrafts, or spending time with her family. If you’re into sports too... she’s always game!

    Goh Boon Nam

    Goh Boon Nam, Deputy Director of Executive Education, NUS-Institute of Systems Science

    Boon Nam has over 25 years of management experience in IT, holding management portfolios in IT application development, operations, quality and process improvement, planning, architecture, governance and outsourcing. Boon Nam had been a Director of Business Information Systems as well as Director of IT Operations in a public agency. Boon Nam is currently the Deputy Director of Executive Education in the Institute of Systems Science in the National University of Singapore (NUS-ISS) overseeing NUS-ISS work as Operations Partner for The Digital Academy by GovTech. He is also a Certified Scaled Agile Framework Program Consultant, ICAgile Certified Professional in Agile Coaching and a TOGAF Certified Enterprise Architect.

    SHIP-HATS Developer Workshops

    Due to recent local Covid-19 developments, we are minimising social interaction. Hence, this session is postponed until further notice.

    The workshop covers how to build and release a container application using SHIP-HATS to Government Commercial Cloud (GCC)

    Continuous Integration

    Dependency management using Nexus solution and automated container scanning using Prisma Cloud.

    Release Management

    Promote release artifacts to production with secure deployment to GCC compartments.

    Last updated 04 May 2021