SCICT, the Standard Chartered ICT (Innovation, Communication, Technology) Competition invites University/College students and staff of Standard Chartered Bank and its subsidiaries to submit their ICT related innovative ideas in a form of a business proposal.
The competition aims to boost creativity in innovation and further enhance knowledge on ICT as well as to promote entrepreneurship amongst the university students in Malaysia.
This competition is also one of Standard Chartered initiatives to help the Government to increase the country’s pool of knowledge workers and to realize the Digital Malaysia agenda.
On 20th January 2013, a SCICT roadshow was held at UTAR Setapak, Kuala Lumpur. The workshop was held at SA Building 6th floor by Mr. Leon Koay, the Country Head of Global Markets, which encompasses Standard Chartered Malaysia’s product suite of Financial Markets, Capital Markets, Corporate Finance & Principal Finance solutions.
He is also Co-Head, Wholesale Bank Malaysia, and retains joint responsibility for strategy, development, management and governance of Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia’s wholesale banking business.
Apart from the SCICT roadshow talk, Leon Koay also introduced the Standard Chartered graduate program to students. Malaysians are known for their versatility, adaptable and hunger towards learning, so this is a very good opportunity for those who are full with new ideas.
The roadshow team was very helpful and gave students more information on the FB contest and encouraged them to join the roadshow contest, to grab as many cubes as they could in 60-seconds and posed for 10-seconds.
The registration and submission of SCICT Competition begins on 13th January 2013. Closing date is 25th March 2013. The pre-requisite for a team to join is a minimum of one (1) Malaysian & all team members should be University/College/Polytechnic students studying in Malaysia.
There are 2 categories enlisted for this competition:
- University / College Students (in teams 2 – 5 persons)
- Employees of Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia Berhad, its subsidiaries and Scope International (in teams 2 – 5 persons)
Many students showed interest in the ICT competition and the whole SCICT idea because it gave them room of opportunities to realize their great minds.
Besides the SCICT competition, there is also the Facebook Contest.
The first week FB Contest was to design a T-shirt for HER. Second week was the Tech Out Your Pet Photo Contest.
Now we are on third week, the Guessing Game Contest where you make your best guess of the object in the image. Check out the contest details at http://on.fb.me/TMCyXo. Good luck!
If you have missed out on the UTAR Roadshow, fret not because there will be other roadshows coming up. LIKE the SCICT Facebook Page and stay tuned to the news feed.
Not to forget, if you think you are one aspiring student or future Thomas Edison or Mark Zuckerberg, don’t forget to join the contest at www.scictcompetition.com.my.
Should you join the SCICT competition, kindly put my blog name, jenkinyat.com, as your referee in the registration form for data and survey purposes.
I can’t wait to see the next big innovator from Malaysia, knowing the last big thing of ICT coming from a Malaysian was the USB thumb drive.