Grooming and Bridging talents at SIM to the technology industry
IONS is the first initiative at the Singapore Institute of Management (SIM) focused on cultivating innovation capabilities with an emphasis on computational and critical thinking.
IONS was established on the evening of SIM’s inaugural Fireside Chat – the university’s first informal tech panel that sparked a change of perceptions among the higher management and peers towards technology and the digital era. Since then, it has been branded into our award winning Fireside Chats where we take pride in inviting thought leaders to interact with talents at SIM.
IONS is a society positioned to nurture hungry and passionate individuals through IONS Altair – a 4 months hands-on structured programme where IONS ambassadors work on meaningful digital solutions, get exposure to technical mentors and understand the importance of user centric ideation.
Igniting meaningful conversations and enhancing networks with our Award-winning Fireside Chats. Cultivating innovation capabilities by grooming talents under Project Altair
Nurturing and grooming the best talent pool of hungry and passionate individuals to succeed in the thriving technology industry
We specialise in our award-winning Fireside Chats
IONS was established on the evening of SIM’s inaugural Fireside Chat that sparked the change in perceptions of the higher management and peers towards opportunities in the technology industry. Since then, it has been branded into our award winning Fireside Chats where we bring in industry leaders from reputable companies to recognise talents at SIM.
SIM Innovation and Networking Society (IONS) brings to you IONS Altair Showcase Night!
For the past 4 months, our ambassadors went through IONS Altair – an in-house IONS programme to cultivate digital ready talents. Through Altair, they harnessed innovation and computational thinking capabilities to build digital solutions. At showcase night, our ambassadors will be pitching and showcasing their work.
Take this evening to network with like-minded individuals and industry professionals!
Chang Xiaoran, Partner Technology Manager, Google Asia Pacific
Harsh Shah, Associate Cyber Security Consultant, KPMG Services Pte Ltd
Sameer Panda, SMU
IONS Showcase Night
– Date : 22 March 2019
– Time : 6pm – late (Registration and dinner start at 6PM)
– Venue : Singapore Institute of Management (SIM HQ), Blk B, Basement 2, Multi-Purpose Hall (MPH) A1, 461 Clementi Road, Singapore 599491
Free Admission, Open to SIM Students and the Public. Kindly RSVP here.
IONS FIRESIDE CHAT – DIGITAL DISRUPTION
Featuring panelists from DELL, KPMG and GAMETIZE, kick-start the new year by exploring how successful organizations embrace technological advances and leverage opportunities to accelerate innovation and build the workforce of the future.
Following our panel discussion, fuel your interests with 3 exciting breakout sessions to choose from (Employers-students meetup / Block based coding workshop / UX design workshop) and mingle with like-minded individuals during our after-party at the rooftop garden (lucky draw available!).
FIRST 70 turn ups get free chocolate chip cookies!
Marketing Automation by Ian Chong, Uplab
The endless variety of channels where businesses can now reach customers are growing and evolving faster than before. Businesses are losing opportunities every second for not being nimble and scalable in their marketing strategies.
Fortunately, there are some amazing tools out there in the market that can help companies not only build customised digital customer experience but manage it in an automated and scalable manner.
During this workshop:
– Uplab will share some of the hacks and tech we use internally and take you through the process from setup to implementation
– You will receive insights on how to qualify, retain and engage leads and clients with tools like: Hubspot, Autopilot, Zapier and others. And yes, we’re going to learn how to set up your first automated customer journey!
IONS is back with a FANGTASTIC Fireside Chat!
Get your Halloween party ‘startled ‘ with conversations on creative technology and meet new people as we work towards UN Sustainable Development Goals!
Be immersed in LIVE AR (from your mobile!) and VR experiences and find out how creative technology can be used to address global challenges from an Asian perspective with MeshMinds! In addition, get to explore how we can tackle the ‘Global Food Waste Scandal’ with the world’s FIRST smart dustbin by Good For Food.
Hurry, grab your bestfriends (or ghoulfriends) and sign up now! Refreshments and photoBOOth available!
Date: 31 October 2018 (Wednesday)
Time: 6:30PM till late (Registration starts at 6PM)
Venue: SIM HQ Blk A4.11/12, 461 Clementi road, Singapore 599491
Free Admission, Open to SIM Students and the Public
1st Dec 2017
We celebrated IONS’ 1st anniversary with a keynote session by Microsoft and 3 breakouts sessions by TenX, Redmart, Funding Societies, Circus Social and Botbot.ai.
Theme: Embracing Transformation- How you can stay ahead by understanding technology
Keynote Session : “Transformation”
Speaker – Sandra Goh, Head, Customer and Partner Experience, Microsoft Asia Pacific
Breakout Session 1:
Cryptocurrency – What is is and why it matters
Speaker – Ernest, Chief Creative Director, TenX
Breakout Session 2:
Panel – Career opportunities in tech for non-technical and technical people
45 mins interactive panel on dispelling misconceptions about tech & how you can get started in tech.
Breakout Session 3:
Understanding Crowdfunding – Its impacts, how to invest & fund your own projects
Speaker – Vikas Jain, Executive Director, Funding Societies
After-party at rooftop
Lucky draw sponsored by Microsoft & Funding Societies
Sign up here
The Innovation and Networking Society (IONS) welcomes you to: Initiation Night 2018, an evening to kick off IONS’ work year with a bang!
Take the evening to learn from our thought leaders, featuring guest speaker Katherine An (who was an emcee at TechinAsia) and witness our new batch of Ambassadors in an exciting pitching showdown (from less than 72 hours of prep!).
The Road Less Travelled – Katherine An
You only have one life. Hear about how one brave and fearless girl quit her high paying and successful accounting career to pursue her love and passion for entrepreneurship and becoming a digital nomad. Walk away feeling inspired and thinking differently as to what career path you may pursue in your life.
10 & 11 July 2018
Come join us at the SIM CCA Fair on the 10 & 11 July 2018!
An induction for all our newly selected IONS Ambassadors, featuring design thinking workshop and a tour around BASH to prepare them for a pitching showdown on Initiation Night
Keynote sessions and live demos by thought leaders from HelloHolo, Softbank & IBM
Theme: Digital Innovation – How impactful individuals & their innovation are changing the world
28 Aug 2017
We invited Tong Yee, Director of the Thought Collective & Andrius, VP Product of Carousell as speakers & guest judges for a pitching showdown among our ambassadors.
To conclude the first Project Altair milestone, we held a chat-bot workshop by IBM and mentor session with Stephen Brown from Telepathy.AI.
We invited founders of Sozoco, Airfrov and Yventures to share their insights on eCommerce.
Topic: Tech and Commerce Collides – Learn more about the future of e-commerce from entrepreneurs who has been there and done that.
How to Pitch by Christina Teo, Startup Asia Women
Walk away with workshop materials and skills that you can apply during networking and interviews!
Learn how to:
Who We Are
Our team is spread among Marketing, Events & Community.
Head of Events
Head of Community
Head of Marketing
Organise our award-winning Fireside Chats and create your own digital prototype with Project Altair
Be the firsts to know of our internal and external opportunities
Be a part of our tightly-knit network of alumni members and industry experts in the technology and innovation industries
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