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Chief Technology Officer (CTO)

Agency: Info-communications Media Development Authority
Job no.: 532937
Work type: Permanent/Contract
Location: Singapore
Categories:Corporate Strategy/Top Management, InfoComm, Technology, New Media Communications, Public Service Leadership, Research and Analysis

Info-communications Media Development Authority ( offers a rewarding career that gives you a front seat in the fast-changing infocomm media sector, where technology and content are shaping the way people view the world more than ever.

We offer a wide range of opportunities, where talented individuals and teams can make a difference. Whether you are developing a telecommunications policy affecting consumers or spearheading a scheme to nurture budding media talents, each member of IMDA contributes towards driving innovation, enhancing productivity for economic growth, and improving the quality of life for all Singaporeans.

As a statutory board in the Ministry of Communications and Information, IMDA promotes and regulates the infocomm and media sectors.

Chief Technology Officer (CTO)

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the CTO oversees technology-related strategies, initiatives, resources and advises the Senior Leadership Team (SLT) to establish a technology vision and innovation road map for the economy.

As the CTO, you will provide vision, direction and leadership in using technology to drive digital transformation in the economy and to develop technology roadmaps that will guide those transformations. The roadmaps will also be a guide for companies in the infocomm and media sectors to develop their capabilities in meeting the future needs of the digital economy. In addition, the CTO will build organization capabilities that will deliver key sector projects that will be references for the industry.

The CTO will also have a dual role in the Ministry of Communications and Information (MCI) to guide the development of technology policies and strategies in support of the MCI family, including research and development (R&D) strategies for the Services and Digital Economy (SDE) domain.

The successful candidate shall take on the following key roles and responsibilities:

Key Roles & Responsibilities

  • Monitor the development of new technologies, assess their value-add potential and applicability for adoption within the clusters / domains of the organisation.
  • Deliver technology roadmaps that will guide the development of economy, sector based science and technology plans to support sectorial transformation maps.
  • Support Services and Digital Economy (SDE) Secretariat and to assist in the development of the SDE R&D Roadmaps.
  • Drive upstream research to support strategic programmes such as Artificial Intelligence R&D, next generation Green Data Centre, Human Machine Collaborations etc.
  • Define, advise, prioritise and influence the use of emerging technologies and coordinate the evaluation, deployment and management of current and future technologies.
  • Advise and influence technology directions at the SLT level by providing technical vision to complement the organisation vision.
  • Develop long-term technology strategies with the view to engender innovation and realize greater synergies in enhancing operational effectiveness and service delivery.
  • Conceptualise, oversee and drive the implementation of strategic technology projects by leveraging on knowledge in technology, data analytics as well as networks in research academia and applying these in the respective clusters / domains.
  • Promote the use of emerging and novel technologies within the organisation in order to seed digital transformative initiatives.

Requirements & Competencies

  • Proven track-record in CIO / CTO function - outstanding management abilities and a demonstrated track record of leadership.
  • State of art, best practice experience in most preferably complex / high-tech driven business.
  • At least 15 years of technical and leadership experience, with good track record in delivering complex projects that require ops-tech integration and the management of diverse stakeholders.
  • Passion for technology and the acumen to recognise technologies appropriate for adoption in different business domains.
  • Strong analytical, strategic planning, creative decision making and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent communication skills, specifically the ability to relate to and communicate effectively with IT/engineering professionals, business functions owners and senior management.
  • Background in Electrical & Electronics/Computer Engineering or Computer Science.

Position will commensurate with experience.

Only short-listed candidates will be notified.

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