04 Oct '11, 9pm

Singapore can be an innovation hub

Singapore is under "significant stress" on talent availability especially in the IT sector - an issue it needs to resolve if it wants to become a nation capital for innovation, said chief executive and vice-chairman of HCL Technologies Vineet Nayar (picture). And one way to do that is to step up on "industry-education institution partnerships" in the sector, said the businessman behind what was dubbed the "world's most modern management" by Fortune magazine in 2006. Mr Nayar, 49, was in Singapore last week to receive the Asian Human Capital Award 2011 for HCL. Credited with transforming the Indian IT giant from a US$700 million (S$917.6 million) to a US$3 billion enterprise since he took charge six years ago, Mr Nayar's "employee first, customer-second" management philosophy has earned him honours worldwide, including accolades from former United States President Bill Clin...

Full article: http://www.todayonline.com/Singapore/EDC111005-0000159/Si...

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