Nicholas Aaron Khoo
Professional on Digital Media and Risk Management
- Information Technology and Services
Nicholas Aaron Khoo's Overview
- President, IDM Chapter at Singapore Computer Society
- Director at Agilemeister Asia Pte Ltd
- Adviser, Investor at Triple Point Pte Ltd
- Adviser at Entrepreneur 27 Singapore
- CNET Blogger at CBS Interactive Pte. Ltd.
- Adviser at RateMyTurban.Com
- Co-Founder, Chairman at (Singapore) Cybersports and Online Gaming Association
- Business Director at AGES Systems Gelderfarenit Pte Ltd
- Board Member at CBMC (S) Limited
- Director at Longtail Solutions Pte Ltd
- Honorary Secretary, IDM Chapter at Singapore Computer Society
- New Media Adviser at Singapore Slingers
- Honorary Treasurer, IDM Chapter at Singapore Computer Society
- Power User Monitoring Member at Samsung Electronics
- Director at Qotion.com
- CNET Blogger at CNET Networks Asia Pacific
- Volunteer at Forerunner
- Member of Advisory Board at Kinnovate Solutions Pte Ltd
- Head, Business Development at Clear Choice Usability
- Business Development Director at Alpsoft Enterprises
- Director at Gaming Giants (Private Limited)
- Business Advisor at View2Offer.Com
- Co-Founder, Technology Director at Geek Terminal (Pte Ltd)
- Head, CuRe Professional at RPI Holdings Sdn Bhd
- Internet Business at Self Employed (Self-employed)
- Director at Just Media Pte Ltd
- Director at Icon Technologies International Pte Ltd
- Volunteer at Links and Connections
- Principal at Day Solutions Pte Ltd
- President at Business Network International, Genesis Chapter
- Partner at Savante Technologies
- National Service at Singapore Armed Forces (Music and Drama Company)
- Web Applications Developer at Lucent Technologies
- Arcadia University
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Nicholas Aaron Khoo's Summary
. Elected President of SCS IDM Chapter
. Judged IDA "Can't Live without Tech" video contest
. Presented @ Web 3.0 for Citizen & Stakeholder Engagement & Startup Asia
. Presented @ Programs by South East Asia Regional Computer Confederation Conf. (Mumbai), NTUC, Civil Service College, Health Promotion Board & Starhub Smart Security & S'pore Assoc. for Mental Health.
. Judge for SPH Magazines Digital Media Competition, Singapore IT Leaders Awards, & Digipen Central Narcotics Bureau Game Design Competition.
. Approved as Visa Security Assessor.
. Presented @ Int'l Communications Assoc. Conf., Social Media World Forum Asia (Advisory board member), Social Media for Govt & Educatn, PAYM Policy Forum, Infocomm Prof. Development Forum 2010, HP & Microsoft's "Future is" panel, eChelon 2010, Starhub Cyber Awareness & Safety Seminar, Policy Making 2010 – Impact of Emergent Technologies, Multiliteracy in the New Millennium Conf., Mastercard Global Risk Mgmt Conf. for APMEA (Vendors), S'pore Chinese Chamber of Commerce & Industry 13th Infocomm Commerce Conf., Gen Y HR Conf, Rotary Club of S'pore, Media Fiesta & Media Relations in the Digital Age.
. READ! S'pore Steering Committee Member
. Completed ISO 27001:2005 Lead Auditor course certified under Int'l Register of Certificated Auditors
.Presented @ Ogilvy Digital Summit, Brunei THiNKBIG National Technology Forum, World Prof. Blogger-Journalists Assoc. Convention in Seoul, LG Asia Pacific PR Summit, Bridging Worlds Conf.
.Invited judge for Spring 2008 Recognized Innovator Awards in Silicon Valley by SSPA (now known as TSIA)
.NUS MBA business plan panel judge
.Accredited security auditor with Mastercard
.Featured story in Computer Times, Straits Times Life!, S'pore Polytechnic Annual Report, Fission magazine, Young & Enterprising magazine, case study in Business.Gov.Sg & cover story on Straits Times Recruit
.Presented @ The Young Entrepreneur Mastery Network, Macromedia & Apple Conf.
Entrepreneurship, digital media, and security.
Nicholas Aaron Khoo's Experience
President, IDM Chapter
Singapore Computer Society
March 2012 – Present (1 year 3 months) Singpaore
Have the privilege to help develop this industry by serving in this chapter catering to the Interactive Digital Media (IDM) professional in this well-established organisation. Re-elected as President in the new term from Vice President in the previous term.
Triple Point Pte Ltd
July 2009 – Present (3 years 11 months)
Privileged to be able to invest in and advise the company which owns and operates Singapore's most well-read entrepreneurship and startup site: SGEntrepreneurs.com (SGE).
SGE seeks to provide the most comprehensive coverage on Singapore's startup and entrepreneurship scene. Some of the startups featured in SGE have gone on to feature in renowned international sites like Mashable, TechCrunch, KillerStartups, folksonomy, Malaysia Entrepreneurs, etc.
Entrepreneur 27 Singapore
April 2009 – Present (4 years 2 months)
Founded in 2006, E27 is a community for passionate individuals with fresh, visionary mindsets on the Asian consumer web/mobile industry. Based in Singapore, E27 started with the desire to bring the Silicon Valley culture back to Singapore. Today, E27 has a regional outlook and is committed to growing the industry through support for entrepreneurship and specialized events with corporate and public organizations.
Public Company; 10,001+ employees; CBS; Broadcast Media industry
October 2008 – Present (4 years 8 months)
CNET has been bought by CBS in 2008 and CNET Asia is now operated by CBS Interactive Pte. Ltd.
(Singapore) Cybersports and Online Gaming Association
June 2007 – Present (6 years)
Known as SCOGA for short, this is an association focused on serving gamers in Singapore. Our goal is to make Singapore a global leader in gaming and eSports through positive engagements with local gaming communities. Also have core initiatives in cyberwellness and responsible gaming. Expanded to serve the industry through the Singapore Game Box.
Honour to have Dr Yeo Ning Hong, patron of Singapore National Olympics Council as our patron.
AGES Systems Gelderfarenit Pte Ltd
September 2005 – November 2012 (7 years 3 months) Singapore
Security professionals accredited by Visa and Mastercard in physical and logical security audits. Provides consulting services in security, GSM SAS and EMV Certification. Also have a subsidiary consulting for National ID, ePassport, and other national smart card projects. Serviced customers across APCEMEA region, with a personal focus on Asia Pacific and Eastern Europe.
Honorary Secretary, IDM Chapter
Singapore Computer Society
April 2010 – March 2011 (1 year)
Have the privilege to help develop this industry by serving in this chapter catering to the Interactive Digital Media (IDM) professional in this well-established organisation. Re-elected as Hon. Secretary in new term from Hon. Treasurer in previous term.
New Media Adviser
December 2007 – August 2010 (2 years 9 months) Singapore
Singapore's first Professional Basketball team. Helped develop the new media strategy which included bloggers, facebook, eCRM, etc. which contributed to a big surge in game attendances and winning of the ‘Sportal Award’ by the National Basketball League (Australia) for the website with the highest hits in Oct 2007. This led to my official appointment in Dec 2007. Engagement ended after change of leadership.
Honorary Treasurer, IDM Chapter
Singapore Computer Society
April 2009 – March 2010 (1 year)
Have the privilege to help develop this industry by serving in this chapter catering to the Interactive Digital Media (IDM) professional in this well-established organisation. Re-elected in new term as Hon. Secretary from April 2010.
Power User Monitoring Member
Public Company; 10,001+ employees; Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing industry
July 2008 – August 2009 (1 year 2 months) Singapore
Worked with global mobile marketing group to gather power users in Singapore to provide holistic feedback on pre-launch gadgets like the Innov8.
Public Company; 1001-5000 employees; CNET; Online Media industry
August 2007 – October 2008 (1 year 3 months)
Contract blogging for CNET Asia under my own featured blog 'Geekonomics' which covers Singapore's tech landscape.
Member of Advisory Board
Kinnovate Solutions Pte Ltd
January 2008 – June 2008 (6 months)
Invited to the advisory board of this software outfit together with William Hioe, COL (Retd) Winston Lim, Ronald Seet, and A/P Ho Yew Kee. Unable to contribute and left together with board member who invited me.
Head, Business Development
Clear Choice Usability
July 2007 – June 2008 (1 year)
A boutique usability consulting outfit for an emerging industry in Asia. Strong references in Australia and Switzerland including a few projects for the United Nations. Helped to manage the Singapore representative office for a while.
Business Development Director
September 2004 – April 2008 (3 years 8 months)
Day Solutions' IT business acquired by Alpsoft. While still delivering web and general IT services, was more focused on regional business development especially in the wireless space - GIS, RFID, etc. Key clients include Singapore Police, Philips, NOL, SECOM, FME Onyx, TIBS, Hewlett Packard, Singapore Power, IDA, on top of existing clients from Day Solutions.
Was key to signing of NEC, Hewlett-Packard (HP) & Microsoft as iLUIP Partner endorsed by InfoComm Development Authority of S'pore (IDA).
Co-Founder, Technology Director
Geek Terminal (Pte Ltd)
October 2006 – March 2007 (6 months)
Technology cafe on 55 Market Street. Featured on Time magazine and CNN.com for novelty concept. Developed the tech masterplan and concept to have a cafe catering for digital nomads. Left the partnership prematurely due to strategic differences.
Just Media Pte Ltd
September 2004 – August 2005 (1 year)
Helped this media agency acquire major customers like Nagase and DBS Bank. Also helped conceptualize a CRM campaign for Burger King's.
Just Media's other key accounts include Audi, Lexus, Toyota, Olympus, Canon, NTUC Income, and MUIS.
Day Solutions Pte Ltd
August 2001 – August 2004 (3 years 1 month)
Web solutions startup I founded. The more significant work included projects for clients like DBS Bank, Hardrock Café, Hewlett Packard, Ministry of Environment, National Council of Social Services, Pacific Carriers Ltd, Ravi Surgery, and Singapore Accounting Academy. The business was acquired by Alpsoft.
Business Network International, Genesis Chapter
April 2003 – September 2003 (6 months)
Was with BNI for two years. During my 6-months Presidential term, led my leadership team and committee to double all the records from chapter size, number of business referrals, to the number of visitors escalating to award of the first and only Silver Medallion in Singapore.
Singapore Armed Forces (Music and Drama Company)
January 1999 – April 2001 (2 years 4 months)
Various local and international performances with renowned musicians, local celebrities, and Singapore Symphonic Orchestra to Singapore military, public, as well as private functions to audience which included VVIPs like various heads of states.
Web Applications Developer
Public Company; 10,001+ employees; ALU; Telecommunications industry
February 1998 – January 1999 (1 year)
Working in a team of regional analysts in Asia Pacific to support PeopleSoft and payroll. My role focused on development of web applications to support the team.
Nicholas Aaron Khoo's Courses
Master of Business Administration (MBA), International Business
- International Corporate Finance
- Global Strategic Management
- Shareholder Value Management
- Multinational Marketing
- Managing in the Global Workforce
- Managerial Economics
- Technology & Operations
- Leadership for Effective Organizations
- Global Issues and Corporate Social Responsibility
- International Business Experience
Nicholas Aaron Khoo's Organizations
Singapore Manufacturers' FederationIT Committee Member
- July 2010 to Present
Serving the industry in upgrading of IT capabilities through the national association for manufacturers in Singapore. Membership base includes 2,500 companies employing over 250,000 people.
National Crime Prevention CouncilIT Committee Member
- January 2010 to Present
Assisting in the public education of the prevention of cybercrime.
Singapore Computer SocietyVice President, Interactive Digital Media Chapter
- April 2011 to March 2012
Have the privilege to help develop this industry by serving in this chapter catering to the Interactive Digital Media (IDM) professional in this well-established organisation. Served in various roles from Treasurer, Secretary, Vice-President, and currently, President.
READ! Singapore Steering CommitteeMember
- January 2011 to December 2011
Helped to promote literacy in Singapore through this National Library committee.
Vision 2030 Steering CommitteeSub-committee member
- July 2011 to March 2012
Giving some inputs to Singapore Sports Council on the future of Singapore sports and youths. Listed here for the purpose of disclosure.
Lions International (Sommerville)Volunteer
- March 2005 to December 2006
As a volunteer, helped in elder care events like zoo outings, bringing them for lunches, interacting with them at their homes, etc. Also good experience in holding fund-raising events like golf charity, charity dinners, etc.
Internet and New Media Advisory CommitteeMember
- May 2009 to April 2011
Assisting the Ministry of Information, Communications and the Arts on related policies, public education programmes and research. Listed here for the purpose of disclosure. Two year term completed in 2011.
Lenovo Advocacy CouncilMember
- September 2009 to Present
Working with some of the best and sharpest minds in the world to provide feedback to Lenovo. Used to be called the Lenovo Advisory Council. Listed for disclosure and work is not linked to any of my commercial work.
Nicholas Aaron Khoo's Skills & Expertise
Nicholas Aaron Khoo's Certifications
ISO 27001:2005 Lead Auditor
Mergers & Acquisitions and Corporate Restructuring
- City University of New York
Social Media Marketing
- City University of New York
Music and Surround Sound Production
- Steinberg Studio
Payment Card Industry Internal Security Assessor (PCI:DSS ISA)
- PCI Security Standards Council, LLC
- License 801-297
Nicholas Aaron Khoo's Languages
English(Native or bilingual proficiency)
Chinese(Native or bilingual proficiency)
Nicholas Aaron Khoo's Additional Information
Digital music production. Gadgets.
- Groups and Associations:
SCOGA, CBMC, SMa, SCS
- Honors and Awards:
. Blogathon (Singapore) Judges' Choice Award (2009)
. FuelMyBlog Blog of the Day Award
. Innovation Award (Team Alpsoft) @ the Splash Awards 2005 Wireless Jam by Singapore Computer Society (for use of Ultra-wide Band in hospital patient tracking)
. Singapore IT Leaders Award 2004 - Youth Finalist
. DandieStar Design Award (Germany) (Day Solutions)
. Day Solutions featured in CWD, recognised global web design benchmark
. Perfect Vision Award (Day Solutions)
. Golden Web Award, International Association of Webmasters and Designers (Day Solutions)
. Gold Award, American Association of Webmasters (Day Solutions)
. Gold Award, Maestro Award of Excellence (Netherlands) (Day Solutions)
. SAF BMTC Company Best Shot
. SAF SISPEC Platoon Best Trainee
. Diploma with Merit in Information Technology (Computer Studies) - Valedictory Speaker
. Singapore Polytechnic Model Student Award
. Microsoft Singapore Award (Book Prize)
. Hewlett Packard Singapore (Sales) Award (Book Prize)
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Nicholas Aaron Khoo's Education
Master of Business Administration (MBA), International Business
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