Along with the growth of Singapore’s digital footprint, Temus aims to grow its workforce of 200 people fivefold over the next three years.
SINGAPORE – Media OutReach – September 8, 2022 – Temus was established in April 2021 by Temasek, in partnership with global digital services company UST, to accelerate the digital transformation of leading public sector companies and agencies in Singapore and beyond.
Today, Temus counts some of the nation’s most forward-looking government agencies and large corporations among its clients. They cover a range of industries, including financial services and insurance, healthcare, education, consumer goods, telecommunications, infrastructure, energy and waste management, among others.
To meet the digital aspirations of its growing customer base, Temus’ workforce has grown to approximately 200 professionals in less than 18 months and is expected to grow fivefold over the next three years. The company has attracted a strong talent pool experienced in strategy, design, architecture, technology, data and artificial intelligence.
“Temus’ growth momentum is a testament to our unique proposition of forging long-term partnerships with our customers while keeping ‘value creation’ at the heart of helping shape their digital future,” said KC Yeoh, President and CEO, Temus. “We will build on this promising start to accelerate the growth of Singapore’s digital talent pool and create distinct digital capabilities for our customers – in parallel with the country’s Smart Nation aspirations.”
“Temus was born in a generation-spanning crisis, at a time when organizations accelerated their investments in digital to thrive,” said Srijay Ghosh, Founding Member and Chief Revenue Officer, Temus. “Experts predict that by the end of this year, more than half of the global economy will be digitally powered. Imagine what these digital transformations can do to improve lives, increase productivity and grow the economy. Temus was founded for these reasons and more. We remain committed to unlocking economic and societal value through holistic transformation.”
Developing digital talent: helping locals without tech training or experience to join Singapore’s digital workforce
Temus announced an accelerated “hire, place and train” program, called Step IT Up x Temus, to expand digital opportunities and expand the local digital talent pool for Singapore. Applicants without prior training and experience in coding or software programming will be given priority admission to the program.
Step IT Up was first introduced in 2014 by Temus strategic partner UST to create IT career opportunities for minority and disadvantaged groups in the United States. Since then, the program has taken place in Mexico, Poland, Australia, Costa Rica and Israel. Around 87% of graduates have secured digital and technology jobs in leading global companies, and 90% of them have stayed for at least two years. Notably, none of these trainees had a background in technology.
Now available in Singapore, around 400 people are expected to benefit from Step IT Up x Temus by 2025. Applicants will be offered full training sponsorship, financial stipend and full-time employment upon completion of their training.
“When Temus was founded, it was as much about building capabilities and creating value as it was about organically developing digital talent. People and talent are at the heart of any transformation and close to the purpose of Temus and at the heart of what we do, how we do it,” said Srijay. “We are proud to launch Step IT Up x Temus. As our candidates digitally transform, so do we – and the clients we serve. I hope more people will join us and be the change.”
Applications for the first batch of trainees will close on October 24, 2022 and training will begin on November 28, 2022. Interested candidates are invited to apply for the program at www.stepitup.temus.com.
Developing digital capabilities: Temus makes its first acquisition
Temus today announced the completion of its first acquisition, Dreamcloud, an award-winning Singapore-based systems integrator. Founded in 2011, Dreamcloud was one of the pioneers in the low-code space. They became OutSystems’ first partner in Southeast Asia in 2014 and now have one of the largest OutSystems delivery teams in Singapore.
The integration of Dreamcloud capabilities will strengthen Temus’ application development practice and complement its technology modernization capabilities, to help customers quickly develop, deploy and scale digital solutions.
“We are excited about this milestone as there is a strong alignment between the two organizations in terms of culture and purpose. Dreamcloud’s low-code, high-speed application development capabilities synergize with Temus’ strategy. aimed at building a strong application development practice, which will enable us to take a broader view of our customers’ digital transformation initiatives and deliver more holistic solutions,” said Daniel Lim, Managing Director, Dreamcloud. “Temus’ full support gives us the ability to deepen our engagements with our global network of more than 30 customers and continue to deliver cutting-edge digital transformation solutions to them.”
“Organizations of all sizes and in all industries are transforming the way they do business in the digital age –– speed, agility and simplicity are at the heart of successful transformations,” said KC. “As Temus grows, we will unlock even more value for our customers by catalyzing digital transformation holistically, for economic and societal impact.”
Temus was established by Temasek in partnership with UST, to provide digital transformation solutions to the private and public sectors as we aspire to be a strategic partner in realizing the Government of Singapore’s Smart Nation vision. We are headquartered in Singapore and have around 200 employees across a wide range of disciplines in strategy, design, architecture, technology, data and AI. For more information, please visit www.temus.com.
Temasek is an investment company with a net portfolio value of S$403 billion ($297 billion, €268 billion, £227 billion, RMB 1.89 billion) as of March 31, 2022. Based in Singapore, it has 12 offices in 8 countries around the world.
Temasek’s goal “Thus every generation prospers” guides him to make a difference for current and future generations. The Temasek Charter defines its three roles as an investor, institution and steward, and shapes its philosophy to do well, do well and do good. Sustainability is at the heart of everything Temasek does. It is committed to catalyzing solutions to global challenges and activating capital – financial, human, social and natural – to create a better and more inclusive world for all.
For more information about Temasek, please visit www.temasek.com.sg.
About the UST
For over 22 years, UST has worked with the best companies in the world to achieve real impact through transformation. Powered by technology, inspired by people and driven by our purpose, we partner with our customers from conception to operation. Using our agile approach, we identify their key challenges and craft disruptive solutions that bring their vision to life. With deep domain expertise and a scalable philosophy, we embed innovation and agility into our clients’ organizations, delivering measurable value and lasting change across industries and across the globe. Together, with over 30,000 employees in 30 countries, we are building for unlimited impact, touching billions of lives in the process. Visit us at www.ust.com.