Future Extraordinaire

Ep 5A: Banking on women in tech

November 30, 2020 Dell Technologies APJ
Future Extraordinaire
Ep 5A: Banking on women in tech
Chapters
1:52
Siew Choo’s career journey: pursuing computer science and working in banks
3:39
Why there is a need for Diversity & Inclusion (D&I)
6:31
Is D&I a business imperative?
8:55
Encouraging more women and girls to join the STEM industry
12:30
What can corporations do to improve D&I?
16:07
Reception towards hiring women in tech
18:30
How does Siew Choo reach full potential?
19:56
Building the next generation
22:05
Can technology be the solution to gender equality?
23:55
Advice to aspiring women in tech
24:33
This moment in BizTech
Future Extraordinaire
Ep 5A: Banking on women in tech
Nov 30, 2020
Dell Technologies APJ

For organizations, Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) is no longer just a check in the box. A research by McKinsey suggests that the Asia Pacific region can add a collective annual $4.5 trillion by 2025 – adding significant growth to growth – if we address gender diversity. This week, we invite Siew Choo Soh, Managing Director and Group Head of Consumer Banking and Big Data / AI Technology at DBS to discuss how we can improve D&I in the workplace and support women in the workforce. Must know: Siew Choo has been recognized on the inaugural Singapore 100 Women in Tech List, 2020. 

In part I of the episode, Siew Choo shares her stories growing up and what led her to pursue a career in banking and technology. She also discusses how we can improve D&I in the workplace in the workforce with our co-hosts from Dell Technologies, Amit Midha, President of Asia Pacific & Japan (APJ) and Global Digital Cities, and Danny Elmarji, APJ Vice President of Presales.


1:52 – 3:39 Siew Choo’s career journey: pursuing computer science and working in banks

3:39 – 6:31 Why there is a need for Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) 

6:31 – 8:48 Is D&I a business imperative?

8:55 – 12:29 Encouraging more women and girls to join the STEM industry

12:30 – 16:07 What can corporations do to improve D&I?

16:07 – 18:30 Reception towards hiring women in tech

18:30 – 19:56 How does Siew Choo reach full potential?

19:56 – 21:59 Building the next generation

22:05 – 23:50 Can technology be the solution to gender equality?

23:55 – 24:32 Advice to aspiring women in tech

24:33 – 25:57 This moment in BizTech

Show Notes Chapter Markers

For organizations, Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) is no longer just a check in the box. A research by McKinsey suggests that the Asia Pacific region can add a collective annual $4.5 trillion by 2025 – adding significant growth to growth – if we address gender diversity. This week, we invite Siew Choo Soh, Managing Director and Group Head of Consumer Banking and Big Data / AI Technology at DBS to discuss how we can improve D&I in the workplace and support women in the workforce. Must know: Siew Choo has been recognized on the inaugural Singapore 100 Women in Tech List, 2020. 

In part I of the episode, Siew Choo shares her stories growing up and what led her to pursue a career in banking and technology. She also discusses how we can improve D&I in the workplace in the workforce with our co-hosts from Dell Technologies, Amit Midha, President of Asia Pacific & Japan (APJ) and Global Digital Cities, and Danny Elmarji, APJ Vice President of Presales.


1:52 – 3:39 Siew Choo’s career journey: pursuing computer science and working in banks

3:39 – 6:31 Why there is a need for Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) 

6:31 – 8:48 Is D&I a business imperative?

8:55 – 12:29 Encouraging more women and girls to join the STEM industry

12:30 – 16:07 What can corporations do to improve D&I?

16:07 – 18:30 Reception towards hiring women in tech

18:30 – 19:56 How does Siew Choo reach full potential?

19:56 – 21:59 Building the next generation

22:05 – 23:50 Can technology be the solution to gender equality?

23:55 – 24:32 Advice to aspiring women in tech

24:33 – 25:57 This moment in BizTech

Siew Choo’s career journey: pursuing computer science and working in banks
Why there is a need for Diversity & Inclusion (D&I)
Is D&I a business imperative?
Encouraging more women and girls to join the STEM industry
What can corporations do to improve D&I?
Reception towards hiring women in tech
How does Siew Choo reach full potential?
Building the next generation
Can technology be the solution to gender equality?
Advice to aspiring women in tech
This moment in BizTech