26 min

XA Podcast 019 | A Startup Approach to Nation-Building | People and Talent Series The XA Podcast: Fostering Inclusive Innovation in Southeast Asia

    • Technology

Startup founders often associate government organisations with being plodding creatures, slow to adapt and reluctant to embrace change. But what if the organisation in question is a tech startup of it's own, tasked with implementing the tools and tech needed by a future-friendly and forward-looking government? What does it take to build a culture of excellence in an organisation that aims to move an entire nation forward into an increasingly tech-enabled era?

Our Speakers

D N Prasad is currently Senior Director for Strategy, People and Organization with the Government Technology Agency (GovTech), Singapore and is responsible for Corporate Strategy, Human Resources, Workplace, Culture and Organization Development. He is interviewed by Sergio Salvador, Chief People Officer of Carsome, who has prior experience at Egon Zehnder, Google, Electronic Arts, Yahoo!, Nokia as well as his own startup.

Discussion Points


Role of GovTech, Singapore
Truths about people and talent
Hiring focus for GovTech Singapore
Maintaining culture through growth
Learnings from the pandemic
Lessons for early stage founders scaling their teams
Building resilience to be able to manage change

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The XA Network (formerly Xoogler Angels) was founded in 2018 as an exclusive investment network comprising senior executives from leading global and regional technology companies. Our mission is to provide smart capital to early-stage companies across Southeast Asia. The XA podcast brings together voices from the ecosystem that powers early stage investing across this vibrant region. Our guests include entrepreneurs, Venture Capitalists and of course XA Network investors.

Find us online: Website | LinkedIn | Twitter



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Startup founders often associate government organisations with being plodding creatures, slow to adapt and reluctant to embrace change. But what if the organisation in question is a tech startup of it's own, tasked with implementing the tools and tech needed by a future-friendly and forward-looking government? What does it take to build a culture of excellence in an organisation that aims to move an entire nation forward into an increasingly tech-enabled era?

Our Speakers

D N Prasad is currently Senior Director for Strategy, People and Organization with the Government Technology Agency (GovTech), Singapore and is responsible for Corporate Strategy, Human Resources, Workplace, Culture and Organization Development. He is interviewed by Sergio Salvador, Chief People Officer of Carsome, who has prior experience at Egon Zehnder, Google, Electronic Arts, Yahoo!, Nokia as well as his own startup.

Discussion Points


Role of GovTech, Singapore
Truths about people and talent
Hiring focus for GovTech Singapore
Maintaining culture through growth
Learnings from the pandemic
Lessons for early stage founders scaling their teams
Building resilience to be able to manage change

Links


Follow the show on Apple and Spotify
View the transcript



The XA Network (formerly Xoogler Angels) was founded in 2018 as an exclusive investment network comprising senior executives from leading global and regional technology companies. Our mission is to provide smart capital to early-stage companies across Southeast Asia. The XA podcast brings together voices from the ecosystem that powers early stage investing across this vibrant region. Our guests include entrepreneurs, Venture Capitalists and of course XA Network investors.

Find us online: Website | LinkedIn | Twitter



This podcast is powered by CrazyTok: We help experts become influencers.

Find us on our Website, LinkedIn, Instagram or Twitter

26 min

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