Executive Education Programmes designed to build capabilities in infocomm and digital business.
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We offer five practice-based graduate programmes focusing on information technology (IT) and data science.
Your alternative pathway to continuing education without disrupting your career.
Clusters of expertise focusing on building leadership, best practice, and capability development in areas of Digital Government and Smart Health.
Meet the NUS-ISS Team and learn about our story and achievements.
As an individual of many experiences in the IT industry, Ashok Kumar Seetharaman has evolved from a pure IT technologist and applications development background to a transformation specialist. Being the Centre Director of the Singapore e-Government Leadership Centre (eGL), he is involved in designing, leading, and leading consulting and capacity building programmes for national level digital government transformations.
INNOVATE@ISS had a chance to talk with Ashok to learn more about his industry-related experiences and his passion for teaching.
When Passion and Profession converges, it is Nirvana. At eGL, NUS-ISS, I discovered such convergence and thus my work is my enjoyment! It is a source of pride and eternal satisfaction.
Meeting dynamic leaders and smart public service officers from around the globe is enriching. Very fascinating to learn how they accomplish change, drive projects, lead transformation and innovate to improve citizen’s lives, sustain environment and drive economic competitiveness, despite challenges and constraints.
How do you keep up with the industry?
By being a part of the industry! Participating in seminars, networking, undertaking consulting assignments, constantly interacting with them. Importantly listening, observing and learning from these interactions and engagements.
What are your favorite activities when you are not working?
I like listening to flute and percussion classical Asian music.
Thomas Hardy’s ‘Far From the Madding Crowd’ is my favourite novel and amongst others, I relish Jeffery Archer’s books.
Traveling is great fun and learning about people, their history and culture is enriching. Michael Palin’s “Around the world in 80 days” has been a great source of inspiration.
Tell us something about yourself that very few people know.
Cricket is my favourite game and I used to be wicket-keeper for my school and college team.
I used to paint and I realise that helps me now to appreciate the beautiful world of nature and its elaborate, sophisticated colours. Stunning shades of green in the woods, subtly cajoling with the sun, water and bright coloured flowers nourishes my soul.
For more information on the Singapore e-Government Leadership Centre, click here