govtech stack 2022

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Organised by the Government Technology Agency of Singapore (GovTech), STACK is Singapore’s largest government-led developers conference and it’s back, bigger and better, this year in a hybrid format. 

With over 70 tech experts lined up to speak, STACK 2022 provides a platform for innovators and techies to convene and share knowledge about the latest tech trends, products, and best practices in digital government.

STACK 2022 presents a rare opportunity to hear from and connect with top leaders from Microsoft, Google, and Amazon who will be flying to Singapore to speak at the event. 

To be held from 15 to 16 November 2022, STACK 2022 is centred on the theme, “Design Your Future”. In line with GovTech’s commitment to drive Singapore’s Smart Nation initiative and digital government transformation, the event will serve as a ‘bridge’ between the government, industry players, and the tech community for the co-creation of a tech-enabled future.

The two-day programme will comprise nine keynotes, eight plenary talks, one panel discussion and 64 lightning talks, to be delivered by tech experts from both the public and private sectors. 

STACK 2022 will be graced by Minister Josephine Teo as the Guest of Honour. Mrs Teo is the Minister for Communications and Information, and Minister-in-charge of Smart Nation and Cybersecurity, and will be delivering the opening address on the first day of the conference. 

In addition, Dr Janil Puthucheary, Senior Minister of State at Ministry of Communications and Information and Minister-in-charge of GovTech, is the guest speaker who will open the conference on the second day.

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Notable keynote speakers at STACK 2022 include Databrick’s Matei Zaharia, Amazon Web Services’ Anthony Liguori, Thoughtworks’ Dr Rebecca Parsons, Salesforce’s Paul Tatum, Google Cloud’s Sachin Gupta, Hashicorp’s Grant Orchard, Microsoft Enterprise and Cloud’s Paul Lorimer and GitLab’s Sytse ‘Sid’ Sijbrandij.

With the acceleration of the digital era, the government has embraced new technologies, such as Cloud, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) and full stack technology.

In his keynote speech, Chan Cheow Hoe, Government Chief Digital Technology Officer and Deputy Chief Executive of GovTech, will explain why the government needs to adapt and embrace the concepts of reusability, iteration and automation to remain relevant in these changing times.

Attendees can look forward to other keynotes and plenary sessions that touch on harnessing the power of data, cloud technology, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, and SaaS to accelerate digital transformation.

On day two of STACK 2022, hear from a distinguished panel on one of the pressing issues of the day for the tech sector: talent recruitment and retention. 

Kok Ping Soon, the Chief Executive of GovTech, Noah Pepper, former APAC head of Stripe, and Frank Koo, head of Asia, talent and learning solutions at LinkedIn, will share their insights on the crucial role that an organisation’s tech culture plays in attracting top talent, motivating and retaining them, and helping them build their capabilities and careers. They will also address challenges affecting workplaces around the world, such as the great resignation and quiet quitting.

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Besides keynote presentations and panel discussions, the two-day event will also offer plenary sessions, bite-sized lightning talks, and workshops.

Some of the topics the plenary sessions will touch on include scaling data for organisational transformation, as well as navigating cybersecurity in the digital darkness.

Lightning talks will cover a range of topics, such as building digital trust, cloud technology, data-fication, emerging technologies, fail-safe app development, smart city, as well as tech culture and careers.

While STACK 2022 hosts a great mix of private and public sector speakers, many of the plenary sessions and workshops will be conducted by GovTech’s own tech experts, such as Chong Rong Hwa, Director of Cyber Security Group; Karen Kee, Deputy Director of Technology Management Office; Kevin Ng, Director of CODEX; and James Tan, Director of Sensors and IoT.

At its core, GovTech supports public agencies in managing enterprise IT operations and developing new digital products for citizens and businesses. Since its inception in 2016, the agency has been focused on developing meaningful products, platforms and solutions for the public good.

Register for STACK 2022 now

The conference will be held from 15 to 16 November at Suntec Singapore Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Be sure to sign up for STACK 2022, and take in its tech carnival atmosphere. There will be games and snacks, on top of the talks and networking sessions.

To register for GovTech’s STACK 2022 conference, click here to buy your passes. The early bird sales may be over, but Vulcan Post readers can enjoy 20 per cent off with promo code ‘VULCANPOST20’.

This article was written in collaboration with the Government Technology Agency of Singapore.

Featured Image Credit: GovTech