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The Silverlake Axis – FinTech 2018

Kai-En

Kai En

Hi, my name is Kai En. I am a third-year accountancy student from the National University of Singapore. I joined Silverlake Axis on May 2018, and the subsequent 10 weeks after have been rewarding to me.

In Silverlake Axis, I was tasked to perform market research on the emerging trends for the digital-driven financial services industry. The job might seem simple, but the lack of information will pose a huge obstacle. In that instance, it is important to persevere and look for alternative channels for information. For me, perseverance is the key ingredient in developing the business strategy.

The highlight of the internship programme was the all-expenses paid trip to Malaysia, where the interns met up with the respective heads of Silverlake Axis’ business units to present our projects.

The experienced senior executives gave us their comments to fine-tune our project outcomes and career advices after graduation. Additionally, Silverlake Axis also provided us with opportunities to attend conferences and networking events. By talking to the leading professionals in those symposiums, we discovered exciting developments in the industry. The team bonding sessions over food and games in Kuala Lumpur is one of those experience I will never forget. My fellow interns Jin Ming and Jia Min, makes the whole internship experience a joyful and rewarding one.

Kai-En

Kai En

Hi, my name is Kai En. I am a third-year accountancy student from the National University of Singapore. I joined Silverlake Axis on May 2018, and the subsequent 10 weeks after have been rewarding to me.

In Silverlake Axis, I was tasked to perform market research on the emerging trends for the digital-driven financial services industry. The job might seem simple, but the lack of information will pose a huge obstacle. In that instance, it is important to persevere and look for alternative channels for information. For me, perseverance is the key ingredient in developing the business strategy.

The highlight of the internship programme was the all-expenses paid trip to Malaysia, where the interns met up with the respective heads of Silverlake Axis’ business units to present our projects.

The experienced senior executives gave us their comments to fine-tune our project outcomes and career advices after graduation. Additionally, Silverlake Axis also provided us with opportunities to attend conferences and networking events. By talking to the leading professionals in those symposiums, we discovered exciting developments in the industry. The team bonding sessions over food and games in Kuala Lumpur is one of those experience I will never forget. My fellow interns Jin Ming and Jia Min, makes the whole internship experience a joyful and rewarding one.

Jiamin

Jiamin

I am very glad to share with everyone my 10-week Fintech internship with Silverlake Axis. I highly recommend this to those who is looking for a good mix between corporate lifestyle and start-up working environment.

My name is Jiamin and I am currently pursuing a BBA degree in National University of Singapore Business School. I joined Silverlake Axis because I was interested in exploring the Fintech sector. I was also intrigue by the Group’s foundation which established its computing principles on mathematics.

I was assigned to help modernized the investor deck for our CEO at Annual General Meeting.

While the project appeared simple, we took many steps to ensure a high standard of delivery and enhance the quality of the output. For example, I had to establish a benchmark of essential information in an investor deck and how do we excel beyond the industry standard. I also learnt different ways of representing information through graphics and adopting a consistent style of design throughout the presentation. It was a great experience collaborating with my mentor, Katherine, on this project. She gave me a lot of encouragement and feedback on how to present information more clearly.

The support from colleagues and mentors is what really differentiates this internship journey from other internship programmes. The supervisors are very personable, regularly bringing the interns and colleagues out for meals and sharing interesting anecdotes. I don’t feel like I was treated as an intern but more like a full-time staff, given the ownership of the projects and the inclusive culture. I also had the chance to attend different startup events and traveled to Malaysia twice to present my project to the CEO. These additional trips and events made office life much more interesting and diverse.

In a nutshell, if you are interested in the fintech industry and want to gain more industrial exposure from great seniors, Silverlake Axis is the to-go company that you should not miss :)

Jiamin

Jiamin

I am very glad to share with everyone my 10-week Fintech internship with Silverlake Axis. I highly recommend this to those who is looking for a good mix between corporate lifestyle and start-up working environment.

My name is Jiamin and I am currently pursuing a BBA degree in National University of Singapore Business School. I joined Silverlake Axis because I was interested in exploring the Fintech sector. I was also intrigue by the Group’s foundation which established its computing principles on mathematics.

I was assigned to help modernized the investor deck for our CEO at Annual General Meeting.

While the project appeared simple, we took many steps to ensure a high standard of delivery and enhance the quality of the output. For example, I had to establish a benchmark of essential information in an investor deck and how do we excel beyond the industry standard. I also learnt different ways of representing information through graphics and adopting a consistent style of design throughout the presentation. It was a great experience collaborating with my mentor, Katherine, on this project. She gave me a lot of encouragement and feedback on how to present information more clearly.

The support from colleagues and mentors is what really differentiates this internship journey from other internship programmes. The supervisors are very personable, regularly bringing the interns and colleagues out for meals and sharing interesting anecdotes. I don’t feel like I was treated as an intern but more like a full-time staff, given the ownership of the projects and the inclusive culture. I also had the chance to attend different startup events and traveled to Malaysia twice to present my project to the CEO. These additional trips and events made office life much more interesting and diverse.

In a nutshell, if you are interested in the fintech industry and want to gain more industrial exposure from great seniors, Silverlake Axis is the to-go company that you should not miss :)

JingMing

Jin Ming

Hello, I am Jin Ming! I am currently studying in National University of Singapore, majoring in Business Analytics. I was fortunate enough to secure the data analytics internship with Merimen (a wholly-owned fully subsidiary of Silverlake Axis), where I was truly exposed to Big Data (millions of data!).

During the internship, I was tasked to do data mapping (a.k.a text classification) to process Merimen’s raw data better. I also had to use data visualization methods to better represent the information, from the data sources.

There were several technical challenges involved. To remove “dirty data”, I had to examined, questioned and refined the data pipeline. After which I had to train an apt machine learning model with high accuracy. This will really test your big data munging capabilities and your machine learning concepts.

Apart from technical aspect, one of the highlights of the internship is the opportunity to attend events such as Innovest Unbound 2018 and Echelon Asia Summit 2018. These external conferences helped me to learn more about the emerging trends in technology. I was also given the opportunity to have a casual lunch with Mr Cyrus Daruwala, the Managing Director of IDC Financial Insights where he shared the future of financial services, blockchain and cryptocurrency.

Another main highlight of the internship is the overseas trip to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It was engaging to meet the developers as we shared about technical problems ranging from database, schemes to visualization. We also met up with the Chief Technology Officer of Merimen and exchanged ideas and feedback from him and his team.

The overseas trip was not all about work. We had game-bonding sessions like Escape Room and there was a wide variety of good food near our office! Except durians!

All in all, the internship has been rewarding and fun. I will definitely miss my colleagues, and the interns, Kai En and Jia Min.

JingMing

Jin Ming

Hello, I am Jin Ming! I am currently studying in National University of Singapore, majoring in Business Analytics. I was fortunate enough to secure the data analytics internship with Merimen (a wholly-owned fully subsidiary of Silverlake Axis), where I was truly exposed to Big Data (millions of data!).

During the internship, I was tasked to do data mapping (a.k.a text classification) to process Merimen’s raw data better. I also had to use data visualization methods to better represent the information, from the data sources.

There were several technical challenges involved. To remove “dirty data”, I had to examined, questioned and refined the data pipeline. After which I had to train an apt machine learning model with high accuracy. This will really test your big data munging capabilities and your machine learning concepts.

Apart from technical aspect, one of the highlights of the internship is the opportunity to attend events such as Innovest Unbound 2018 and Echelon Asia Summit 2018. These external conferences helped me to learn more about the emerging trends in technology. I was also given the opportunity to have a casual lunch with Mr Cyrus Daruwala, the Managing Director of IDC Financial Insights where he shared the future of financial services, blockchain and cryptocurrency.

Another main highlight of the internship is the overseas trip to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It was engaging to meet the developers as we shared about technical problems ranging from database, schemes to visualization. We also met up with the Chief Technology Officer of Merimen and exchanged ideas and feedback from him and his team.

The overseas trip was not all about work. We had game-bonding sessions like Escape Room and there was a wide variety of good food near our office! Except durians!

All in all, the internship has been rewarding and fun. I will definitely miss my colleagues, and the interns, Kai En and Jia Min.