Tech-Lite Roles in the Tech Sector

With the influential role that technology plays in almost all aspects of life and business, it is unsurprising that careers in the tech sector are highly sought after. The misconception among many is that there are significant barriers to entry to the sector unless you possess advanced technical skills such as coding or data science.

It is crucial to draw the distinction between the traditional tech-heavy roles, versus what SkillsFuture Singapore describes as “tech-lite” roles that are equally important in the digital economy.

Join this physical panel discussion and be inspired by the sharing from professionals, including NUS alumni, who have successfully carved out careers in the tech industry despite coming from non-tech backgrounds. You will also have the opportunity to raise questions for the speakers during the Q&A segment, and network with them in-person over a buffet dinner.

Through this panel discussion, you will:

  • Learn about the various types of “tech-lite” roles in the tech industry where you do not need to know how to code / programme (e.g. product management, digital marketing, business analytics, corporate development, etc.)
  • Gain insights in what companies look for when recruiting for critical business-focused roles
  • Understand how you can equip yourself with the skills and experiences to break into the tech sector

Who should attend?

  • Students of all faculties who are interested in breaking into tech companies for internships or full-time roles
  • Undergraduates and postgraduates are welcome

This session is brought to you by SAGE (Sharing And Gaining Experiences), a knowledge-sharing platform that empowers youths to make informed life decisions by focusing on providing them with higher education and career guidance.


Charles Lee
Charles Lee Zhao Yi

Associate Product Manager, YouTrip

Charles is an Associate Product Manager at YouTrip, a Series A FinTech start-up based in Singapore. His scope of work revolves around owning the end-to-end product development lifecycle, stakeholder management and alignment and product discovery/investigation to gather actionable insight on consumer usage and user feedback. His role requires working with stakeholders to gather and prioritise requirements, collaborating with designers for feature design, and software engineers for the development and deployment of features. Tech literacy, creative problem-solving skills, analytical thinking, as well as clear, and concise communication, is key to delivering value to users.

 Johanna Dy Juanco

Johanna Dy Juanco
Investigation Analyst (Trust & Safety)

Johanna is an Analyst at a Trust & Safety team at a social media company based in Singapore. Her work focuses on using data to identify problems that challenge platform integrity in order to keep the community safe and enjoyable for all users. Her role requires the use of technical know-how, problem-solving skills, drawing user insights, and proactive communication to mitigate risk and protect stakeholders from abuse.

Bucky Hussain

Bucky Hussain
Strategy & Operations Manager (Ad Sales Business), APAC, Google

Bucky is a Strategy & Operations Manager for Google's APAC Ad Sales business. Bucky and his team help drive long term sales program ROI by setting sales strategy, defining go-to-market and ensuring sellers are set up for success in day-to-day operations. This role is a mix of influencing and communication skills, data savviness, project / program management and ruthlessly pursuing efficiency.

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Career Workshops

Date: Friday, 3 February 2023

Time: 6pm – 8pm

Event Venue: Lavender Room, Shaw Foundation Alumni House

Industry: Others

Faculties: College of Design and Engineering, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Faculty of Science, Faculty of Law, School of Computing, NUS Business School

Target Audience: All students