As an industry participant within the global fintech arena, I follow Singapore's development in this space with keen interest. In the Economic Intelligence Unit's ''Technological Readiness Ranking'' published in June 2018, Singapore came in second out of 82 countries surveyed, just behind Australia and in front of Sweden. Eight indicators across three categories -''access to the Internet'', ''digital economy infrastructure'' and ''openness to innovation'' - were evaluated.
Singapore has started many initiatives to attract top tech talents. Here's three:
1) Startup SG - Established in 2017 to showcase Singapore's vibrant startup ecosystem.
2) SGTech - A trade association for the tech industry, SGTech has chapters like Cloud & Big Data (CDC), Cyber Security (CSC) and Digital Transformation (DxC) which strive to create an ecosystem, anticipate trends and develop sustainable initiatives to strengthen the community.
3) Singapore Fintech Festival (SFF)
In November 2019, SFF will join forces with the Singapore Week of Innovation and TeCHnology (SWITCH) to showcase innovative technologies across five key sectors.
With such initiatives, I would confidently say that Singapore is one of the best countries in the world to attract, develop and retain top tech talent. Tech@SG's vision is for companies to build teams and products in Singapore. Hence, it wouldn't just bring in Jedi Masters - it would be a breeding ground to develop future Jedi Masters as well.