MSD Joins IMDA in Boosting ICT Role in Healthcare

16 March, 2018

MSD Singapore IT Hub had the honor to participate in Health Tech Day at Singapore Management University today, as invited by the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA). The inaugural event was organized by IMDA to launch the “Company Led Training (CLT)” Program, an initiative to catalyze private-sector companies to invest in the upskilling for tech job roles by collaborating with companies requiring these professionals.  Mr Chee Hong Tat, Senior Minister of State for Communications and Information and Health graced the opening ceremony and addressed industry practitioners, students and working professionals at the press event.

 

MSD is the first bio pharmaceutical partner on-board under TechSkills Accelerator (TeSA) initiative with IMDA to accelerate professional development in this sector. Through TeSA, MSD Singapore IT Hub equips over 90 ICT professionals with in-demand skills in cybersecurity, data analytics, cloud computing and software development over the next three years via on-the-job training and overseas assignment.

MSD is the first bio pharmaceutical partner on-board under TechSkills Accelerator (TeSA) initiative with IMDA to accelerate professional development in this sector. Through TeSA, MSD Singapore IT Hub equips over 90 ICT professionals with in-demand skills in cybersecurity, data analytics, cloud computing and software development over the next three years via on-the-job training and overseas assignment.

Terry Rice, Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at Merck & Co. Inc, believes that technology skillsets such as cybersecurity, data analytics, software engineering and cloud computing play an increasingly critical role in reforming the healthcare industry. He hopes this collaboration will help improve cyber resiliency in Singapore and enhance the capabilities of Singapore’s healthcare sector in general.