SingAREN 20th Anniversary Celebration, 5 December 2023
7 Dec 2023 – SingAREN held its 20th Anniversary Celebration on 5 December 2023 at the NUSS Guild House at Suntec City. A/Prof Francis Lee, President, SingAREN and Mr Jon Lau, Vice-President, SingAREN kicked off the celebrations. 70 guests, consisting of SingAREN’s members and industry partners, graced the occasion.
With SingAREN’s inception as a non-profit society since 2003, SingAREN has remained true to its core mission to serve the Research and Education community in Singapore . Throughout its 20-year journey, SingAREN has continued to provide local and international networks and services dedicated for serving the Research and Education community in Singapore. SingAREN Open Exchange (SOE) was established in 2016 to interconnect Singapore’s research and education community to the international Research and Education Networks, including Asia, Australia, Europe and the U.S.A.
This 20th Anniversary Celebration marked more than just a wine and dine social event. More importantly, it was SingAREN’s way of thanking everyone who showed their immense support in shaping SingAREN’s journey.
SingAREN presented a Posthumous Award to Emeritus Professor Lawrence W.C. Wong, who co-founded SingAREN in 1997. For over two decades, Professor Lawrence Wong was greatly dedicated and passionate in leading SingAREN. He was a visionary, always ready to embrace and advocate innovative Research and Education projects. SingAREN is very grateful to Professor Lawrence Wong, for his unwavering leadership and contributions to SingAREN.
A/Prof Francis Lee, President, SingAREN presented a Posthumous Award to Emeritus Professor Lawrence W.C. Wong, received by his family members: Asst Prof Nicholas Wong (centre) and Mrs Wong
SingAREN would also like to express our appreciation to SingAREN Executive Committee members, who have volunteered tirelessly in leading SingAREN’s projects and initiatives, despite their hectic day jobs.
SingAREN presented plaques of appreciation to SingAREN partners for their valuable contributions of domain knowledge and resources, for establishing SingAREN Lightwave Internet Exchange (SLIX).
- A*STAR Computational Resource Centre (A*CRC)
- Nanyang Technological University (NTU)
- National University of Singapore (NUS)
- National Supercomputing Centre (NSCC) Singapore
Mr Quek Gim Pew, Chairman, SLIX 2.0 Steering Committee, presented the plaques of appreciation to the SingAREN partners.
Plaque of appreciation to A*STAR Computational Resource Centre (A*CRC), represented by Ms Tan Geok Lian, Deputy Director
Plaque of appreciation to Nanyang Technological University (NTU), represented by Mr Alvin Ong, Chief Information Officer
Plaque of appreciation to National University of Singapore (NUS), represented by Mr Rikky Wenang Purbojati, Associate Director (Research Computing)
Plaque of appreciation to National Supercomputing Centre (NSCC) Singapore, represented by Mr Danny Lim, Technical Operations Director
SingAREN presented plaques of appreciation to SingAREN technology partners for their valuable contributions for network and technology solutions in establishing SingAREN Lightwave Internet Exchange (SLIX).
- Bluetel Networks Pte. Ltd. is the operator for SingAREN’s dark fibre lease for the SLIX fibre core.
- Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. provides the cybersecurity solution for threat intelligence for the SLIX network.
- StarHub Ltd. is the operator for SingAREN’s dark fibre lease during the second phase of SLIX for expansion of SLIX fibre core.
- Telstra Singapore provides the co-location and internet connectivity service at SingAREN’s PoPs at Global Switch and Equinix.
- Terrabit Networks Pte. Ltd. is the operator of SingAREN’s Network Operations Centre and maintains network equipment for SingAREN.
Plaque of appreciation to Bluetel Networks Pte. Ltd., represented by Mr Wee Woon Tian, Managing Director
Plaque of appreciation to Check Point Software Technologies Ltd., represented by Ms Rebecca Law, Country Manager, Singapore
Plaque of appreciation to StarHub Ltd., represented by Ms Michelle Tan, Head of Enterprise Connectivity
Plaque of appreciation to Telstra Singapore, represented by Mr Dan Whitmarsh, Head of Telstra Purple and Solution Sales, South Asia
Plaque of appreciation to Terrabit Networks Pte. Ltd., represented by Ms Selina Nakamura, Business Development Director
We thank our members and partners for their participation in this meaningful celebration. We look forward to your continued support in more years to come.