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Company and Workforce Transformation - Digital Transformation

Topic:Others, Professional Development & Leadership

Course Type:Short & Modular Courses

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  • Course Date:

    07 Oct 2021 to 11 Dec 2021
  • Registration Period:

    01 Sep 2021 to 02 Sep 2021
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This course will facilitate the participants to co-relate the business processes and work on a single problem statement. This course will also enrich the participants to explore various technology options and decide on what is best suited for their company. This course will help them to understand how disruptive technologies can improve operations and add business value. Participants will also work on various government grants and prepare a grant application to partially defray financial impact on the digitization plan.

Course Objective

This course will facilitate participants to understand the strength and weaknesses of disruptive technologies. In this course, the participants will be introduced to an array of different technology options that are available and decide on the best fitment which would be a wise and informed choice based on their company’s business goals.

Using the Digital Transformation & Innovation Methodology, participants will learn to analyse and (re-)design their strategies, business model, value streams, and system architecture to ensure greater alignment, unlock new business growth and achieve sustainable competitive advantage.

Course Outline

By the end of the course, participants will be able to: 

1. Describe and analyse the problem statement 
2. Perform detailed analysis on the current scenario
3. Identify and analyse the solution options  
4. Describe and analyse the current systems used if any
5. Distinguish between different types of platforms/solutions to determine how they may affect the company and how to deploy them effectively
6. Design and create basic roadmap to bridge in the gaps identified 
7. Assess the utility of the technology for the business. Reflect on the changes in company structures/processes and the nature of changes/impact expected
8. Explore the best fitment of technology  
9. Asses the risks and plan the mitigation steps
10. Asses the change management steps required 
11. Choose from various strategic options available and drill down to conclusions.
12. Evaluate the different grants and funding support to choose the appropriate ones
13. Writing of business proposal for grant application

Topics to be covered

1. Formulation of problem statement 
2. Detailed analysis on the current scenario
3. Identify solution options 
4. Analyse the current systems
5. Identify different platforms/solutions
6. Design basic roadmap
7. Assess different technologies for the business
8. Risk management
9. Change management 
10. Identify and assemble a project team
11. Choose from various strategic options available and drill down to conclusions
12. Evaluate grant options
13. Writing of business proposal for grant application
14. Offsite Mentorship (unpaid)
15. Oral and Project Assessment

Minimum Requirements

ITE qualification
Have at least 2 years of work experience, preferably in Business / IT / Engineering roles

Certification / Accreditation

• Certificate of Attendance (electronic Certificate will be issued)
A Certificate of Attendance will be awarded to participants who meet at least 75% attendance rate

• Certificate of Completion (electronic Certificate will be issued)
A Certificate of Completion will be awarded to participants who pass the assessment and meet at least 75% attendance rate

Suitable for

Business Heads / Senior Managers / Country or Regional Heads / IT Heads / IT Professionals / Engineers / Manufacturing Professionals / Principal Engineers (IT Technology)

Course Fees

The course fees payable are inclusive of prevailing GST rate.

Applicants/Eligibility SkillsFuture Funding GST* Subsidised Fee (after GST)
Singapore Citizens aged 40 and above¹ $11,970.00 $359.10 $1,689.10
Singapore Citizens aged below 40 $9,310.00 $359.10 $4,349.10
Singapore Permanent Residents and LTVP+ Holders $9,310.00 $359.10 $4,349.10
SME-sponsored Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents and LTVP+ Holders² $11,970.00 $359.10 $1,689.10
Others (Full fees payable) $0.00 $1,197.00 $14,497.00

As per SSG’s policy, the GST payable for all funding-eligible applicants is calculated based on prevailing GST rate after baseline funding subsidy of 70%

Singaporeans aged 25 years and above may use **SkillsFuture Credit balance to offset respective course fees.

1 Under the SkillsFuture Mid-career Enhanced Subsidy. For more information, visit the SkillsFuture website here
2 Under the Enhanced Training Support for Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs) Scheme. For more information of the scheme, click here. To view SP’s list of similar funded courses, click here. Please submit the attached “Declaration Form for Enhanced Training Support Scheme for SME” together with your online application.

Funding Incentives

Please click here for more information on funding incentives.

Course Trainer(s)

Puli S Saravanan

Puli S Saravanan is an experienced business leader with over 29 years of rich experience. He has worked for KBR, Shell and ExxonMobil – Refining & Petrochemicals business across APAC, ME and Global portfolio. He has a proven track record in Business Development, Project Management, Process Improvement, Operations Excellence and Digital Transformation. 
He has managed multimillion dollar projects in the areas of EPC and Consulting, Managed Projects and Turnarounds. As Contracts/Procurement Advisor he has saved 20% through low-cost sourcing for a $1.2bn project. During his tenure, he has been a recipient of many awards for his outstanding performance.

Colin Soh

Colin Soh's forte is in running Operations and Services, both in technical and customer, and has successfully run modest operations covering a few million dollars to over a hundred million USD annually.

He has broad end-to-end (Sales-Operations-Services) career history spanning over 33 years. His past experiences include quality assurance engineering, field engineering in manufacturing, starting and running a high tech start-up division in Graphic Arts and leading a sales team. Additionally, he has managed international support teams operating across Asia Pacific and India, including China and Japan.

Application Procedure

1. For self-sponsored applicant, please click on the “Register” button to apply for the course. You will be directed to STEP portal to manage all your course activities. Please note that you will be prompted to sign in with Singpass/Student ID.
2. For company-sponsored applicant, please approach your company's Human Resource (HR) team to put in the application through the company portal using CorpPass.  You may only apply after receiving the registration link from your company's HR.
3. Your application does not guarantee acceptance into the course. Your acceptance into the course is dependent on meeting the course requirements and course vacancy.
4. All successful applicants will be notified with a letter of confirmation via email.
6. PACE Academy course schedules, including course trainer, course fees and course availability are subject to change.

7. PACE Academy reserves the right to cancel or postpone any course at short notice; & at its absolute discretion without assigning any reason for such cancellation/postponements. In the event that the applicant’s chosen course is cancelled prior to its commencement, PACE Academy will make a full refund of course fees already paid by the applicant.

8. The data provided to Singapore Polytechnic will be kept strictly confidential and will be used for the purpose of course administration. The data may be passed on to the relevant organisations that require the information related to the course.  

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