HR Hackathon 2018 Champions
School of Business Management

Our students have done us proud, emerging champions at the HR Hackathon held on 13 & 14 July by the Singapore Human Resources Institute (SHRI)! Our team of Year 3 Diploma in Business Management students, Alvin Lim, Derrick Tiew, Ivan Tan, Shyamala Nair and Tan Wei Tak, from the Human Resource Management specialisation, beat 15 teams from the other institutes of higher learing (IHL) and polytechnics. This inaugural Singaporean HR Hackathon brings leaders in HR innovation and development and aspiring young HR leaders of tomorrow together. The team applied the design thinking process taught in SBM’s curriculum to create HR solutions for this year’s theme “Create, Engage, Innovate HR”. 


The team impressed the judges with their unique delivery - a skit, coupled with a live demonstration of the mobile application. By applying the design thinking process taught in SBM’s curriculum, the team was able to fast-track into generating solutions for the identified problem area. Team leader Alvin said that going 38 hours without sleep to develop a mobile application, aimed at helping older workers embrace technology through a social, learning and gamification platform, was a “tiring but rewarding experience”.  Alvin also shared that the secret to the team’s victory in the Hackathon was to “be humble, ask and validate our thoughts and assumptions by seeking wise counsel”. 


The team received their award from Ms Low Yen Ling, Senior Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Education & Ministry of Manpower, who was the guest of honour for the event. The winning team was coached by SBM lecturers Fion Ngiam and Wileen Siow.


Participating Teams from SBM

Three teams comprising of Year 2 & 3 Diploma in Business Management students specialising in Human Resource Management

The Winning Team

From left to right: Derrick Tiew, Ivan Tan, Shyamala Nair, Tan Wei Tak, Alvin Lim