31 October 2008 - Mr James Kang, an infocomm industry veteran with more than 20 years of experience, will join the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) on 1 December 2008 as the Assistant Chief Executive (Government Chief Information Office).
Singapore, 31 October 2008 | For Immediate Release
Mr James Kang, an infocomm industry veteran with more than 20 years of experience, will join the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) on 1 December 2008 as the Assistant Chief Executive (Government Chief Information Office). He will be overseeing initiatives to harness infocomm technology for the government and other sectors in Singapore, such as the iGov 2010 masterplan and infocomm projects to support the development of the education, financial, transport and trade and logistics sectors.
In the last seven years, Mr Kang was the Chief Information Officer and Senior Vice-president of Customer & Technology Divisions at NTUC Income, where he has successfully transformed the organisation’s IT operations into a totally paperless system and redesigned business processes with enhanced efficiency. Among the projects he implemented was the BigTrumpet Project, a Public-Private-People partnership model offering useful integrated services to the customers. During his tenure as the CIO, NTUC Income won numerous awards for excellence, including the National Infocomm Award (Merit) in 2004 the Contact Centre World’s Best Technology Innovation Award 2006, IDC’s Most Dynamic IT Award for Financial Sector in 2006 and Outstanding Enterprise Innovation Award in 2008 in the Asia-Pacific region. Mr Kang also won the CIO Asia Award in 2004.
Mr Kang started his career in 1984 at the then National Computer Board as an information systems professional. From 1989, he spent 9 years in various Director positions, at Singapore Network Services Pte Ltd, where he successfully led the implementation of TradeNet, the world’s first nation-wide EDI integrated network linking over 20,000 users. Subsequently, Mr Kang also served as the Managing Director for Asia in two international companies offering Internet e-commerce solutions, TrustMarque and Sterling Commerce Pte Ltd, before joining NTUC Income in 2002.
"We are pleased to welcome James on board IDA. His vast experience in the infocomm industry will place him in good stead to contributing to IDA’s efforts to transform the public and economic sectors through the innovative use of infocomm technology.” said RADM(NS) Ronnie Tay, CEO, IDA.
Mr Kang graduated from the National University of Singapore with a Bachelor of Engineering degree in 1984. He also completed the Advanced Management Programme at the Harvard Business School in 2004.
ISSUED BY CORPORATE AND MARKETING COMMUNICATION DIVISION
INFOCOMM DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY OF SINGAPORE
About Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore
The Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) is committed to growing Singapore into a dynamic global infocomm hub. IDA uses an integrated approach to developing info-communications in Singapore. This involves nurturing a competitive telecoms market as well as a conducive business environment with programmes and schemes for both local and international companies. For more news and information, visit https://www.imda.gov.sg/.