Calling HR & Business students!

The SHRI HR Hackathon is back for its 3rd year running in Singapore, and this time, we are launching it virtually! Bringing together leaders in HR innovation and development and aspiring young HR leaders of tomorrow, this will be a two months process kick starting in September 2020.

The disruptive nature of the COVID-19 pandemic has been an unforeseen circumstance that no one has predicted, causing a total shift in the norm of our everyday lives. Hence, this year’s theme is, “An Agile Workforce in the face of Adversity”. With guidance by industry experts as mentors, participants will be expected to solve real life HR challenges provided by our community partners.

SHRI HR Hackathon 2020 aims to offer students an insight into the changing landscape of today’s workforce that has been affected by the pandemic and how HR can partner their organisations in ensuring business continuity.


Saturday, 28 November 2020

9:30 AM to 12:30 PM Student teams presentation

12:30 PM to 2:00 PM Lunch Break

2:00 PM to 4:00PM Grand final student teams presentation

4:00 PM to 4:45 PM Panel Discussion | The Workplace of 2021

4:45 PM to 5:30 PM Winners Presentation & Farewell

*Programme schedule subject to change

Panel Discussion:The Workplace of 2021 

With the HR Hackathon’s theme being, “An Agile Workforce in the face of Adversity”, our panel of HR experts will delve into The Workplace of 2021 to discuss about the evolution of work post-pandemic.

Panellists and Moderator details 

Panellist: Shawn Tan

HR Director SEA (Under Armour)

Shawn Tan is an experienced HR professional who has held regional HR and business leadership roles across hospitality, consulting , media and retail industries. Throughout his career, his strong understanding of how business works has helped him link HR initiatives with specific requirements. This encompasses functions across HR business partnering, change management, policy development, employee relations, industrial relations and talent management.


In his current role as HR Director for Under Armour SEA, Shawn oversees the people function and provides HR leadership in driving business growth. He is deeply passionate about aligning talent and leadership development with business strategies, concurrently transforming and optimising potential of both people and business.

Panellist: Stephanie Nash

Co-creator and Chief People Officer (Thrive HR Exchange)

Stephanie Nash is the Co-creator of Thrive HR Exchange and Chief People Officer at ChapmanV. In this role, she provides strategic direction and advisory services across a broad portfolio of business interests and innovations in human resources. This includes ChapmanCG, a global HR executive search firm, the Thrive HR Exchange, an online community platform for HR professionals shaping the future of work and investments in HR technology start-ups. She has more than two decades’ experience as a human resources leader working across the United States, Asia, Australia and South America. During this time, she served in senior HR roles for Fortune 500 companies, including Allergan, Microsoft and BHP. Prior to joining ChapmanV, Stephanie held the role of Chief People Officer at RedMart, where she oversaw the growth of the Singapore-based technology and ecommerce platform through the sale to Lazada-Alibaba Group.

Panellist: Wong Keng Fye

Head of Human Resource (Maybank Singapore)

Mr Wong Keng Fye is Head, Human Capital, Singapore overseeing Maybank Singapore, Maybank Kim Eng and Etiqa Insurance. Keng Fye was also appointed as Business Human Capital Director for Group Wealth Management (GWM) in January 2019 under the new target operating model to build a successful regional wealth management franchise within Maybank Group. On 15 July 2020, Keng Fye was also appointed as Head, Human Capital MKE Singapore in addition to his role as Head, Human Capital Singapore and Business Human Capital Director for GWM.

Moderator: Alvin Goh

Executive Director (SHRI)

Mr Alvin Goh is an accomplished international senior business manager with over 15 years’ of experience in the financial and consulting industry where he played key roles in various business and human capital transformation projects that has translated to net bottom line growth of USD100 million.

He was part of a task force that had to implement a comprehensive BCP during the SARS pandemic when he was working in Shanghai, China. He saw first-hand how badly it affected the livelihood and mental state of his staff and students.

Alvin firmly believes that a well thought out BCP should go beyond the protection of an organisation’s operations, systems, infrastructure, reputation and business assets and must include the well-being of its people.

Esteemed Judges for SHRI HR Hackathon 2020

Alvin Goh - Executive Director (SHRI)

Brian Hardiman - Head of Practice - HR (Volt International)

Charmaine Sim - Assistant Honorary Secretary (SHRI)

Liza Chang - Director, People & Organisation Development (Wildlife Reserves)

Pamela Lee - Director, HR Sector Development (MOM)

Shawn Tan - HR Director SEA (Under Armour)

Stephanie Nash - Co-creator and Chief People Officer (Thrive HR Exchange)

Sriram Iyer - CEO (

Wong Keng Fye  - Head of Human Resource (Maybank Singapore)

Open to all IHLs: Universities, Polytechnics, ITE & Private Education Institutes

Challenge Statement Topics will include the following:

  • Employee Engagement
  • Total Rewards Management
  • Onboarding & Recruitment
  • Learning & Development 

Students will be given guidance and training on Design Thinking, Workforce Planning, Virtual Facilitation, and Digital Skills to tackle the case statements.

All solutions must comprise usage of HR Tech and HR Analytics.

Registration Fee: $80 per team

Early Bird Registration Fee: $50 per team


18 September - 2 October: Early bird registration opens

9 October: Registration deadline

26 October: Briefing to participants

26 October to 29 October: Training for Participants on:

  • Design Thinking
  • Workforce Planning
  • Virtual Facilitation
  • Digital Skills

28 November: HR Hackathon Virtual Presentation Day

Registration Details

Registration Fee: $80 per team

Early Bird Registration Fee: $50 per team

*Above fees are before 7% GST

Recommended to have 3 - 5 pax in each team.



1st Prize

  • $1000 cash prize
  • Internship Opportunity
  • Award Certificate

2nd Prize

  • $800 cash prize 
  • Internship Opportunity
  • Award certificate

3rd Prize

  • $500 cash prize
  • Internship Opportunity
  • Award Certificate



Provide up to four HR Challenge Statements by 22 October pertaining to either of the following:

• Employee Engagement

• Total Reward Management

• Onboarding & Recruitment

• Learning & Development

Enjoy these perks!

• Presented with solutions by Hackathon teams on event day

• Option to implement the solutions

• Nominate a HR Rep as mentor for student teams

• Sponsors acknowledgement on Marketing Collaterals

• Opportunity to be on the judging panel

• Opportunity to nurture the young

• Opportunity to groom interns

Reach out to us: [email protected] | 6438 0012

[email protected] | 6422 3788

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