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Judging Process

Nominees for the finals will be shortlisted based on a paper submission of their answers to eight questions. All shortlisted finalists will be invited to present their collaboration to a panel of judges. Winners will be announced at the SICC Awards Ceremony & Gala.

Panel of Judges

Mr. Wong Lup Wai

Chief Judge
Chief Executive Officer, IPI

Wong Lup Wai is the Chief Executive Officer of IPI. He is responsible for leading the strategy and growth of IPI in consultation with the Board of Directors and Steering Committee.

Lup Wai brings with him strong international management experience and deep knowledge of strategic planning, operations, and innovation and development. Prior to joining IPI, he held various senior leadership roles which include Chief Operating Officer at the Singapore Sports Hub, as well as Group Executive Vice President and Group Chief Operating Officer at Hyflux.

He spent 25 years with Philips Electronics Singapore, including a three-year stint at Philip’s joint venture factory in Suzhou, China. He was the Managing Director of Philips Singapore from 2009 to 2012. Under his leadership, Philips Singapore won the inaugural Tripartite Alliance for Fair Employment Practices Exemplary Employer Award in 2010.

Lup Wai holds a Masters of Business Administration from the Nanyang Technological University and a Bachelor of Civil Engineering from the National University of Singapore.

Prof. Reetika Gupta

Prof. Reetika Gupta

Deputy Dean of the ESSEC APAC

Prof. Reetika Gupta is the Deputy Dean of the ESSEC APAC campus since September 2022. Prior to this, she was the Associate Academic Director of the BBA program at the APAC campus from 2016-2022. She received her PhD in Marketing from Baruch College, City University of New York (CUNY) and before joining ESSEC, she was a faculty member at Lehigh University (USA). Prof. Gupta has lived and worked in India, USA and Singapore.

Ms. Magdalene Loh

Head of Innovation, Prudential Singapore

Magdalene Loh is the Head of Innovation at Prudential Singapore. In this role, she works closely with the leadership team to empower the innovation superhero within each Prudential staff through upskilling and exposure to new ways of working. She also leads on cross-functional efforts to embed processes that facilitate a culture of innovation in Prudential, and incubates promising new ideas. Building on the local and regional partnerships forged during her stint in Government Relations, Magdalene continues to co-create solutions with both internal and external stakeholders around the themes of skills, health and aging. A lawyer by training, Magdalene has also served as Legal Counsel with Prudential at both the local and regional levels. Prior to joining the company, she was a generalist lawyer in private practice for a period of six years.

Magdalene is also an entrepreneur at heart. In 2015, she co-founded Flying Cape, an online booking platform for enrichment and tuition classes. Outside of work, she spends her time developing career design games and volunteering at a children’s charity.

Ms. Wong Su-Yen

Chairperson, James Cook University Singapore

Su-Yen is an experienced Board Chair and independent director who has served for over 15 years on the Boards of multiple listed, family-controlled, private equity-held, government-linked and not-for-profit organisations in Australia, Asia, and the United States.

She is Chairperson of James Cook University Singapore, and was the first female Chairperson of the Singapore Institute of Directors. Previously she was also Independent Chair of SGX Mainboard-listed Nera Telecommunications.

She is an Adjunct Professor at the National University of Singapore Business School, a member of the Executive Education Faculty at Duke University, and a keynote speaker who engages audiences worldwide on leadership, transformation, and the future of work.

An accomplished multicultural business leader who has lived and worked globally, Su-Yen previously was CEO of the Human Capital Leadership Institute, Chairman for Marsh & McLennan Companies (Singapore), and Senior Partner and Managing Director, Southeast Asia at Mercer. Earlier, she was Asia Managing Partner for the Communications, Information & Entertainment practice at Oliver Wyman.

She is one of 24 women featured in Women on Board: Making a Difference. She is a published author of an Amazon Bestseller – Unleash Your Voice: Powerful Public Speaking for Every Woman – and she co-authored the Asian edition of How Digital is Your Business?

Su-Yen holds a B.A. (summa cum laude) in music and computer science from Linfield University, and an M.B.A. from the Kenan-Flagler Business School, University of North Carolina. She is a Senior Accredited Director of the Singapore Institute of Directors, and she completed the Leading from the Chair programme at INSEAD.

She is an avid adventure traveller and has ventured to some of the most remote parts of the world including Antarctica and Timbuktu. She summited Mount Kilimanjaro, the world’s tallest free standing mountain in 2022, and completed her first full marathon in 2023.


Prof. Lim Sun Sun

Prof. Lim Sun Sun

Vice President, Partnerships & Engagement and Professor of Communication and Technology at the Singapore Management University

Professor Lim Sun Sun is Vice President, Partnerships & Engagement and Professor of Communication and Technology at the Singapore Management University. She has extensively researched the social impact of technology, focusing on technology domestication by families and young people, AI ethics and future of work. She authored Transcendent Parenting: Raising Children in the Digital Age (Oxford University Press, 2020) and co-edited The Oxford Handbook of Mobile Communication and Society (Oxford University Press, 2020). She is a Fellow of the International Communication Association and serves on fourteen journal editorial boards and the Media Literacy Council, Singapore Environment Council and Singapore Computer Society. From 2018-2020, she was Nominated Member of the 13th Parliament of Singapore. She is an honoree of the inaugural Singapore 100 Women in Tech list in 2020. She frequently offers her expert commentary in international outlets including Wall Street Journal, New York Times and Guardian and writes a monthly technology column in The Straits Times. She has won eight awards for excellent teaching. See www.sunsunlim.com