This is an important blog entry that I had to make sure I get it posted, it’s on the Business Leadership Seminar organized by the Singapore Computer Society that took place on the 7th November 2009 (on a Saturday morning) at the Singapore Management University, Singapore. I attended the event with two purpose in mind;
- I needed the CPD points. I’m a Certified IT Project Manager and this seminar awards 6 CPD points towards my ‘unmet quota’
- I wanted to listen the track on Transforming Healthcare through IT by Dr Sarah Muttitt – Chief Information Officer of MOH Holdings, Singapore
Ok, so it was really more for point two than one but in all, I think it was a fruitful trip as I learned quite a fair bit from the other speakers too – Robert Yap, CEO of YCH Group (I didn’t know they dabble in some aspects of Health IT until I google the company) and Howie Lau, GM of Lenovo ASEAN.
I love the session from Howie as he provided some very good examples of how he applied certain marketing concepts and theory (given that the seminar took place in a university’s auditorium, one can be forgiven if the impression given was that an MBA lecture on Marketing was going on).
The session that was most insightful was of course the one provided by Dr Sarah Muttitt as it gave me (further) heads-up to the direction Singapore is heading towards in the national wide electronic health project.
I also managed to talk personally to Dr Muttitt on a side project of mine that will benefit the health community at large but that’s another story for another time (I don’t want to give away the element of ‘surprise’).
In all, it was a good seminar (even for one on a Saturday morning 🙂