Lam Mun Choong, on the Future of SelfDrvn as Featured on Microsoft Inspire Interview with Matthew Hardman, CTO of Microsoft APAC

In an interview featured on Microsoft Inspire, our CEO, Lam Mun Choong, talks about how he founded SelfDrvn in 2015 with a personal mission to create a culture at work where employees are SELF-driven, not BOSS-driven.

By learning from self-determination theory that Autonomy is a major source of motivation for employees, in practical terms, our digital talent engagement platform facilitates this by helping:

  1. EMPLOYERS create an elevated level of motivation for employees
  2. EMPLOYEES figure out how to be self-accountable for how they manage their working habits, level up their own skills, and ultimately manage their own careers.

Both the above become even more relevant today, with:

  • remote working becoming the norm that many companies still struggle to execute effectively
  • the acceleration of the gig economy meaning more people are becoming their own bosses

While we continue to be available as a standalone Software-as-a-Service platform, by integrating our solution with Microsoft Teams – arguably the new ‘virtual office’ for many global teams, employees can now have a seamless experience in:

  • staying organized with team tasks and goals
  • collaborating with teammates
  • providing timely feedback on work and performance
  • tangibly rewarding employees for good performance

Essentially, the SelfDrvn x Microsoft Teams integration makes management of employee productivity, recognition, and ultimately, wellbeing– all happen in the #flowofwork within Microsoft Teams itself.

In the not so distant future, with the combination of data we get from Microsoft Teams, and the structured data we can capture out of SelfDrvn, we will be able to automate the growth of talent based on behavioural and performance data to:

  • capture a more complete picture of how individuals collaborate with their teams
  • offer employees an intelligent career coach that can recommend them new skills to acquire
  • recommend mentors to learn from within the organization
The future is bright, and we look forward to the ongoing collaboration with Microsoft to give companies the culture of work they deserve.

SelfDrvn wins prestigious industry awards ahead of 5th year anniversary

SelfDrvn awarded by HR Vendors of the Year 2019

SelfDrvn Enterprise – The Best HR Tech Start-Up (Silver), Singapore


Singapore Best HR Tech Startup Company 2019 (Silver)

Singapore Best Employee Engagement Platform 2019 (Bronze)

Malaysia Best Employee Engagement Platform 2019 (Bronze)

SelfDrvn, a Gartner nominated vendor for Employee Experience Tech and Human Capital Management, has recently been recognized with awards in the categories of Best HR Tech Startup and Best Employee Engagement Platform at Singapore and Malaysia’s HR Vendors of the Year Awards 2019.

SelfDrvn helps businesses deliver actionable insights and tangible improvement in on-the-job-performance, employee engagement and learning (in as little as 6 months), by harnessing a unique combination of real-time feedback, social learning, rewards, big data analytics and gamification to overcome conventional HR’s challenges to learning, engagement and performance management.

Since its establishment in 2015, SelfDrvn’s impact in creating a winning workplace that helps companies win in the marketplace, has been tangibly demonstrated in a Malaysian telco by 820 frontliners on the SelfDrvn platform who achieved double the sales of frontliners not on the platform.

Other commercial benefits delivered by the SelfDrvn platform include improved employee productivity and increased software quality in a software company by 250% over 3 years.

Such tangible outcomes have led to SelfDrvn successfully winning a multi-year subscription agreement with one of the largest global audit and accounting professional services companies, expanding our user base to almost 4000 of its employees in 2 countries in South East Asia.

In addition, SelfDrvn has also completed a successful pilot for one of the largest regional banks and is in the process of launching the system to over 30,000 bank-wide employees in 2020.

SelfDrvn works closely with 24 global business partners in the areas of HR Consulting and Digital Transformation across Singapore, Malaysia, India, Philippines, Mongolia, Europe and Australasia, enabling them to improve their consultant offerings with a mobile, digital people analytics platform.

“It is a huge privilege for a young startup like SelfDrvn Enterprise to win awards for Singapore’s Best HR Tech Startup (Silver) and Best Employee Engagement Platform (Bronze) in both Singapore and Malaysia,” said Lam Mun Choong, Founder and CEO of SelfDrvn Enterprise. “Many thanks to our customers for your support and trust in us, the judging panel, and last but not least our passionate, innovative and never say die team in Singapore, Malaysia and India. That said, beyond the awards, it is the on-ground impact to employees that ultimately translate to business success for enterprises that I am most proud of and keeps us pushing forward,” he added.

These wins complement ongoing accolades for digital innovation that SelfDrvn has received from IBM Watson Asia Pacific, the Create @ Alibaba Startup Contest and Plug & Play Singapore.

To view the photos from the event visit our photo gallery here.


SelfDrvn Best Best HR Tech Start-Up

SelfDrvn Enterprise – The Best Employee Engagement Platform (Bronze), Singapore and Malaysia

SelfDrvn has been selected to be part of Plug and Play Fintech’s Singapore Selection Week

Selfdrvn & Plug and Play

Selfdrvn Business Development Director, Fong Kam Ling and  General Manager, Francis Goh were at Plug and Play Fintech Selection


SelfDrvn has been selected to be part of Plug and Play Fintech’s Singapore Final Selection Week that took place from 26-28 August. Francis, the general manager of SelfDrvn pitched a 5-mins and 1-minute Q&A and eventually, SelfDrvn won in the selection process.

SelfDrvn participated in events and meetings within conjunction with Plug and Play Fintech Selection Week and the major highlight on 26 August. We stayed throughout the week as we were one of the 10-12 start-ups selected for the final program.

What is Selection Week?

Fintech Plug and Play Tech Centre and their corporate partners in APAC, along with the Plug and Play Ventures team, underwent an extensive round of shortlisting, in line with exploring potential business opportunities, partnerships, and investment opportunities with SelfDrvn. The Selection Week include Selection Day (26 August) in which SelfDrvn pitched to our corporate partners. The Fintech Plug and Play Tech Centre sent C-Suite and senior executives which have decision-making capabilities in terms of working with start-ups and executing pilot projects. A 1:1 deep dive and deal flow sessions with SelfDrvn and corporates in exploring business opportunities are also other efforts that were initiative.

This event connects the best start-ups from around the world to APAC’s largest financial and insurance institutions and several more major financial institutions.


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