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Technology Foresight Analyst

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Agency: Info-communications Media Development Authority
Job no.: 539625
Work type: Permanent/Contract
Location: Singapore
Categories:InfoComm, Technology, New Media Communications

Info-communications Media Development Authority (www.imda.gov.sg) 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.

Technology Foresight Lead

Job Description

  • Actively perform and lead in-depth research to inform understanding of technological and socioeconomic trends, geopolitical landscapes, and drivers/dynamics of change
  • Develop a data-driven technology intelligence platform based on quantitative and qualitative inputs, and multi-criteria decision-making models for technology foresight
  • Determine the appropriate indicators/suitable proxies and the associated data sources to evaluate cross-domain (e.g. patent, market, investment and economic) data
  • Establish technology foresight capability in Division, including fundamental foresight processes and methodologies, and knowledge transfer of core skills 
  • Develop and implement technology foresight toolkits such as horizon scanning, delphi consultation process, PESTLE drivers mapping, scenario planning, visioning, SWOT analysis, backcasting and roadmapping 
  • Engage with internal and external thought leaders to understand their context, viewpoints and perspectives on strategic moves and economic values
  • Synthesise diverse data inputs and viewpoints into formulation of plausible scenarios and associated narratives to explore opportunities and challenges of the evolving digital economy on our industry sectors
  • Facilitate industry stakeholder engagement sessions to validate hypotheses and formulate strategic point of view
  • Sharing of strategic foresight, thinkpieces, programmes and initiatives with senior management on a regular basis
  • Propose and set up a panel of international experts such as futurists, strategists and technologists to provide expert opinions on strategic issues in different time horizons

Requirements

  • Background in Engineering, Computer Science, Technology, Economics or equivalent
  • Up to 10 years of relevant team lead experience in Technology, Strategy, Futures or Consulting roles
  • Ability to think strategically and critically, and understand the value of intentionally thinking about the future to derive economic values from strategic explorations
  • Good knowledge of scenario planning, technology governance, long term forecasting/foresighting principles and practices
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to build strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Storyteller with impactful and polished communications (writing and presentation) skills
  • Strong business acumen with exceptional analytical, quantitative and qualitative abilities
  • Proficient in scripting and visualization tools such as R, Python, VB and Qilk Sense to analyse complex data patterns/correlations and visualise the analyses as easily interpretable insights
  • Ability to drive projects to completion, and willingness to go the extra mile to ensure great outcomes in a demanding and result-oriented team environment
  • Experience in the public sector will be beneficial

Position will commensurate with experience.

Only short-listed candidates will be notified.

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