Singtel, Optus, and Globe Collaborate on Singtel Future Makers Programme to Promote Social Innovation Across the Region

March 22, 2017 | 09:46 AM

Dr. Janil Puthucheary, Minister of State for Ministry of Communications and Information & Ministry of Education speaking at the Singtel Future Makers 2017 launch.

Second from left: Mano Karan, CEO of Enabled Singapore, Chua Sock Koong, Singtel Group CEO, Dr. Janil Puthucheary, Minister of State for Ministry of Communications and Information & Ministry of Education, and Andrew Buay, Singtel Group Sustainability, trying out an interactive app, developed by Enabled Singapore, to help train caregivers and healthcare workers to provide professional care for persons with disabilities and the elderly. Enabled Singapore is one of the seven start-ups which completed the Singtel Future Makers programme 2016.


About Singtel

Singtel is Asia's leading communications and ICT solutions group, providing a portfolio of services from next-generation communication, technology services to infotainment to both consumers and businesses. For consumers, Singtel delivers a complete and integrated suite of services, including mobile, broadband, and TV. For businesses, Singtel offers a complementary array of workforce mobility solutions, data hosting, cloud, network infrastructure, analytics, and cyber-security capabilities. The Group has presence in Asia, Australia, and Africa and reaches over 640 million mobile customers in 22 countries. Its infrastructure and technology services for businesses spans 21 countries, with more than 370 direct points of presence in 325 cities.


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About Singtel Future Makers Programme

Singtel Future Makers aims to help build and support an ecosystem of change agents, innovation, capacity building, and collaboration that will help transform the lives of the vulnerable in the community, as well as support caregivers and Social Service Organisations. This social innovation programme comprises community engagement, mentorship, coaching, and funding support for social entrepreneurs in Singapore. Singtel Future Makers is open to passionate individuals who believe that technological innovation plays a key role in addressing social causes in Singapore and beyond.


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About Optus

Optus is Australia’s second largest telco provider and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Singtel Group, Asia’s leading telecommunications company. Optus provides customers with a range of services including mobile, fixed and IP telephony, business network services, tailored SMB services, fixed and wireless broadband, satellite services, as well as entertainment and subscription TV. Optus also delivers wholesale services to third parties for resale under their own brand (MVNO).


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About Globe Telecom

Globe Telecom is a leading full service telecommunications company in the Philippines, serving the needs of consumers and businesses across an entire suite of products and services including mobile, fixed, broadband, data connections, internet, and managed services. Its principals are Ayala Corporation and Singtel who are acknowledged industry leaders in the country and in the region.


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Globe Telecom, Inc.
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