Singapore's Information Technology Management Association (ITMA) celebrated its 31st anniversary at its annual dinner last Saturday.
The event was held at the Sentosa island's resort Capella, and was attended by about 150 CIOs and IT managers. In his welcoming speech, ITMA president Eugene Chang praised the Association's efforts in promoting IT management as a profession in Singapore. "We would like to thank you, our valued members and for supporting ITMA," said Chang.
Chang also highlighted several ITMA activities carried out in 2011. One of them is the 24th edition of the CIO Workshop. An annual conference and networking event, the Workshop is jointly organised by consulting firm Accenture and ITMA.
The CIO Workshop in 2011 was held over five days in Singapore's Red Dot Museum, and also in Hong Kong and Shenzhen. The conference theme was "From downturn to growth: The complexities that come with it", reflecting the impact of the cloud, social computing and innovation on CIOs today. Delegates also visited China-based technology firms Huawei and Kingdee in Shenzhen.
Another key conference for ITMA is the IT Best Practices (ITBP) Seminar, which reached a 17-year milestone in November last year. The ITBP Seminar is held annually to bring together CIOs, senior management and leading IT practitioners from the government and the industry to discuss areas crucial to the IT industry of Singapore.
ITMA also engaged in charitable work last year. The Association donated SG$12,000 to The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund, after a movie screening for its members held in September.
It is not all work and no play for ITMA members, according to Chang. The Association formed several groups in 2011 for members to get together and share their interests, among them are the Photography Interest Group (PIG) and Ladies Interest Group (LIG). "We have since discovered many hidden talents in the Association," quipped Chang.
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