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SGAM 2014/15 Activities
Friday, 28 March 2014 11:20
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SGAM TECHNOLOGY STUDY TRIP TO MOTOROLA & DELL, PENANG

(Jan 20 & 21, 2015)

A Technology Study Trip to Motorola & Dell in Penang was organized for 23 CIOs and senior IT Managers of end-user members.  The objectives of the trip were to enable delegates to learn how Motorola and Dell strategized their IT innovations and project management.  In addition, to seek information on their best practices for IT related procedures and processes. 

 Motorola Solutions Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. hosted the delegates at their brand new one-stop integrated design centre at INNOPLEX, Bayan Lepas and shared information regarding their enterprise manufacturing and system support.

 Dell hosted the delegates at their Dell APCC2 Factory at Bukit Mertajam and Dell SWTC (Global Command Centre, Regional Call Centre – Sales & Technical Support, Finance & Accounting, HR) at Bayan Lepas with a behind the scene view of their operations.  Impressive manufacturing procedures and processes were deployed and IT support of the operations was closely aligned to their business goals.

 In summary, it was an interesting and productive trip with all delegates enjoyed the networking and sumptuous meals, including a durian party.

 

 

SGAM Bowling Tournament 2015 – February 7,2015 (Saturday)

This popular event amongst member companies was held as usual at Sunway Pyramid Mega Lanes with the participation of 32 teams, comprising of 4 bowlers per team, totalling 128 players, 96 men and 32 ladies.  After an intense 3 games, the team championship goes to HSBC Bank Tech Team 1, 1st runners-up to Lembaga Tabung Haji,  2nd runners-up to Telekom Malaysia, and   3rd runners-up was won by ProtonParts Centre.  Bowlers thoroughly enjoyed the Saturday morning exercise and were treated to lunch and some networking amongst SGAM members.

 

 

SGA Masters Invitational 2014 - May 4, 2014 (Sunday)

The SGA Masters Invitational 2014 was held on Sunday, 4 May 2014 at Tropicana Golf & Country Resort. This year’s tournament attracted the participation of 68 golfers from vendors and users alike, with each one eyeing to become the champion in their respective categories.

Golfers started to flock Tropicana Golf Wing as early as 11am for registration. They proceeded with lunch which was served until 1pm. A group photo session was conducted at 1.20pm. By this time, all the golfers were very eager to start the game. The format of the tournament is Stableford System 36 (Shotgun). The weather was excellent at the time they teed off. However, halfway into the tournament, rain clouds gathered. Light showers started falling but it stopped after 15 minutes. Just when golfers thought that it was over, it started raining heavily. Anyway, the tournament proceeded although the downpours proved to be quite a distraction. Thank goodness, the lightning awareness system did not go off. The last flight finished at around 6.40pm.

While the tired but happy golfers went to the changing room to refresh themselves, Tropicana officials were consolidating the scorecards and worked on the final results. The much awaited prize giving ceremony started at 7.30pm whilst dinner was served. The champion for Medal A (User Category) was Encik Azlan Rashid from Affin Bank and Medal B (Vendor Category) was Mr. Goh Peng Ooi from Silverlake.

All in all, it was a successful event with all golfers enjoying themselves. A very big thank you to all our golf sponsors for this year namely ISA Technologies, ECS Astar, Dimension Data, Powerware Systems, Compuware, InsiteMY Systems and Avnet Solutions. See you again next year!

 

SGAM Futsal Tournament 2014 – April 19, 2014 (Saturday)

It was an all exciting and thrilling Saturday at the SGAM Futsal Tournament 2014 held at Sports Planet Ampang. This year's tournament saw the participation of 24 teams, each one with a mission to battle for an exclusive spot as the ultimate champion among SGAM members. The draw for grouping was conducted at 8am as scheduled, attended by the respective team captains.

The preliminary round kicked-off at 9.15am. For approximately 180 minutes, audience that consists of family, friends and colleagues of the players was served with 15 heart-thumping round robin knock-out matches. The atmosphere at the pitch was hot as if Sports Planet was hit by El-Nino! The players were on top of their game and audience were cheering for their favourite teams.

8 teams made it to quarter final after bashing their opponents to the ground. Michelle X (IBM), Bank Islam (Bank Islam), Dimension Data FC (Dimension Data), Maybank Tiger (Maybank), JTM EPF (EPF), MILO HIDUP BOLA (NESTLE), AIA IT & IT INFRA (AIA) and EKTECH (EKTECH) were the 8 that survived the preliminary round. By now, the players were already sweaty and tired but still looked sharp and determined to ensure their teams' survival to the next round.

By 1pm, Michelle X, Dimension Data, Milo Hidup Bola and EKTECH have already been denied the hope to continue the battle by Bank Islam, Maybank Tiger, JTM EPF and AIA IT & INFRA but of course it was not without a fierce fight.

Moving on to the semi-finals, were Bank Islam versus Maybank Tiger and JTM EPF versus AIA IT & INFRA. Maybank Tiger might not have scared Bank Islam enough when the latter grabbed the tiger by its mouth out of the competition with a 3 - 0 score. AIA IT & INFRA almost made it to the finals but JTM EPF beat them with an advantage of 1 goal.

Bank Islam and JTM EPF made it to the finals. It looked like both teams refuse to budge in order to win the title but when the referee blew his whistle Bank Islam emerged as the champion by viciously destroying JTM EPF motionless with 3 - 0, hence earning the bragging rights for the whole of 2014! It was certainly a victory worth to be celebrating!

The overall results were as follows:

  1. Champion - Bank Islam       
  2. 1st runner up - JTM EPF
  3. 2nd runner up - Maybank Tiger & AIA IT & Infra

All in all, it was a cheerful and successful event, and all participating teams have shown a tremendous show of sportsmanship! Thank you very much for participatiing and being such a good sport. See you next year!

 

SGAM Bowling Tournament 2014 – April 13,2014 (Sunday)

This popular event amongst member companies was held at Sunway Pyramid Mega Lanes with the participation of 42 teams, comprising of 4 bowlers per team, totalling 168 players, 126 men and 42 ladies. After an intense 3 games, the team championship goes to Tabung Haji, 1st runners-up to HSBC Bank Team 1, 2nd runners-up to Telekom Malaysia, and 3rd runners-up was won by HSBC Team 2. Bowlers thoroughly enjoyed the Sunday morning exercise and were treated to a hearty lunch and some networking amongst SGAM members.

 

PRINCE2 Fundamentals - Feb 18 & 19, 2014

This sProject Management course held at Hotel Istana from February 18 & 19, 2014 was well attended by 30 participants interested in this project management methodology. The response from member companies was overwhelming and unfortunately many participant's registrations were rejected due to restriction in the number of participants per class. Further to the 2-day training, a PRINCE2 foundation certification examination was conducted for 16 participants from this batch who requested for it.

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