HR Technology – future or now?

28 Aug 2018 : 8:00 am - 9:30 am

ADB-DutchCham is pleased to welcome 3 entrepreneurs in Singapore who have set up successful companies based on promising technology for the HR space.


We will hear their thoughts and have an interactive session on how to improve recruitment, performance management and employee engagement using technology tools.


We are also grateful to Unit4 for hosting this event and giving their perspective on the changing HR profession.




ADB-DutchCham members are welcome to join this event. Limited seats available, all members are welcome but HR professionals will have preference. Registration is required.


Tuesday 28th of August 2018 from 08.00 to 09.30 am.


07.45 – 08.00 am            Registration & networking

08.00 – 08.05 am           Welcome by Yan Vermeulen, co-Chair of HR Committee

08.05 – 08.10 am            Opening by Jack van der Velde, Regional Vice President, APAC Unit4 Asia Pacific Ltd

08.10 – 08.30 am            Introductions by 3 HR Technology start-ups in Singapore:

                                           – Emmanuel Cruoy, GrabJobs

                                           – Jin Hian Lee, Evie

                                           – Chee Tung Leong, EngageRocket

08.30 – 09.15 am            Interactive session on Recruitment (technology), Performance Management & Employee Engagement

09.15 – 09.30 am            Closing remarks & networking


Unit4 office, 1 Harbourfront Place, #11-01/02/03 Harbourfront Tower One, 098633




Jack van der Velde, HR Technology – future or now?  Regional VP APAC, Unit4

Jack was appointed to lead the business for Unit4’s Asia Pacific operations in July 2014. Based in Singapore, he is responsible for the company’s regional strategy and expansion plans to become the vendor of choice for people-centric industries. This entails accelerating and strengthening the company’s ecosystem. Jack is a strong believer that people productivity is the main driver for economic growth and advocates that consumer like business software which produces tangible business outcome will overtake the traditional market.

Previously located in the Netherlands, Jack was instrumental in Unit4’s transformation to become the world’ leading SaaS based SRP vendor and held responsibility for the company’s global cloud delivery and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) operation. He studied Global and Integrated Leadership at INSEAD and held several technology leadership positions at private and public technology companies prior to joining Unit4.



Emmanuel Cruoy, Co-Founder & CEO, GrabJobs

Emmanuel Crouy is the co-founder of GrabJobs, a mobile-first jobs platform that aims to revolutionize recruitment in South East Asia with proprietary chatbots that automate the recruitment process.He is passionate about technology and innovation and constantly strives to find solutions to real world problems.

Emmanuel graduated from McGill University with a BSc. degree in Computer Science. He started his career as a Software Developer in Singapore before making a career switch as a Recruitment Consultant. Shortly after he co-founded Aster Lion, a recruitment firm, with Mark Melo. It was his mixed background in Technology, Recruitment and Entrepreneurship that led him to conceive GrabJobs.



Chee Tung Leong, CEO, EngageRocket

CheeTung is committed to bring the same level of analytics, sophistication, and scientific rigour to managing people as is currently applied to managing finance and customers. He is the CEO of EngageRocket, an HR tech startup that helps to automate employee feedback and analytics to deliver management insight, improving employee experience and performance.

Before becoming an entrepreneur, CheeTung was Regional Director of Gallup in Southeast Asia. He read Economics at the University of Cambridge, and has an MA in Political Science from Columbia University under the Singapore Armed Forces Overseas Scholarship (SAFOS). EngageRocket has been named one of 20 Hottest Startups in 2018 by the Singapore Business Review, and has been featured in multiple outlets like Forbes, Bloomberg, Channel Newsasia, Tech In Asia, The Straits Times, The Business Times, NewsRadio 93.8, Money FM, Berita Harian, e2 7, DealStreet Asia, and others.



Jin Hian Lee, Founder & CEO, Evie

Jin Hian is the creator of Evie – the AI Assistant that is creating the Smart Office of the future. He’s passionate about solving hard problems and leads a team of world-class product managers & engineers dedicated to using AI to power productivity in the intelligent enterprise.

Jin graduated from Stanford University with BSc. & MSc. degrees in Electrical Engineering in 1999, and has spent fifteen years building and launching innovative mobile & Internet tech products on a global scale at companies like StarHub and Yahoo.

28 Aug 2018 : 8:00 am - 9:30 am



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