Monday, March 7, 2011
ShowNearby CEO Douglas Gan was recently awarded Young Professional of the Year by the Singapore Computer Society at the IT Leader Awards.

Following up on the previous post, we now share with you pictures taken at the event.

Judge for Young Professional of the Year, Lee Swee Cheang, shares his thoughts on the criteria for the award, below:

Douglas says he is privileged to have been honoured alongside fellow award recipients. They include IT Leader of the Year Tan Yen Yen, SCS Hall of Fame and IT Leader of 2000 Lee Kwok Cheong, and IT Youth winner Vishu Prem. ShowNearby congratulates these individuals and wishes them more success!

Douglas wishes to express his gratitude to his mum, family, friends, partners and most importantly, the team behind ShowNearby, who have not only believed in him in his time as an entrepreneur, but have given him the support during his struggles.

Above: Douglas stands with Minister for Information, Communications and the Arts Lui Tuck Yew, and other distinguished guests.

Below: Douglas poses for a picture with Ngee Ann Poly Alumni Members and School of IT Lecturers.

"I thank God for this honourable conferment. This conferment is not only about the hard work I've put in as an individual, but also the crucial support I've received from different people. I'm blessed to be in their company," says Douglas.

"I had many struggles and setbacks, and learned a lot over the years - I'm still learning though. I'm very proud, yet humbled, to be recognised as the Young Professional of the Year. I am most thankful to God, my parents and the team behind ShowNearby, the major driving force behind this conferment."

Above: Douglas shares a bit about himself in an interview for the IT Leader Awards 2011.

What Now?

"What is important now is when the contributions my team and I make to various sectors and industries are always relevant. While this marks a notable milestone in my career, I see it as a stepping stone to making ShowNearby a regional and global brand. I may be here receiving the award this evening, but I hope my colleagues and partners will be the ones receiving awards in the future. I would like to thank SCS for honouring me. I'll be back!"

Looking dapper with the bow tie, Douglas. Congratulations from all of us.

More about SCS:

The Singapore Computer Society (SCS) was founded in 1967, representing the interests of stakeholders in the IT industry in Singapore. It is the largest IT professional body in Singapore. Please go to their website for more information.

The IT Leader Awards was launched in 1997 by SCS to honour distinguished individuals for their achievements and contributions to the IT profession and development in Singapore.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

u look better in ur suit than in the video...the angle's not good.

next time ask them to take a better angle!

happy for u :)

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