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A/Prof Jawn Lim, Deputy Director, Planning Office, Singapore Institute of Technology

Associate Professor Jawn Lim is an innovation strategist and a judge for awards in design, technology and branding.  At the Singapore Institute of Technology, he teaches Organisation & Management, Interior Design, Hotel Design and Digital Experience Design. Currently, he is the Deputy Director in charge of digital transformation and campus design requirements and simultaneously Chief Design Officer for the Singapore Productivity Centre. Previously, he worked for Award winning architects such as Frank Gehry, Arquitectonica and Marmol Radziner. He holds a Master of Architecture from the SCI-Arc, an Advance Certificate in Management, Innovation and Technology from MIT and a Doctor of Design from Harvard.


 
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A/Prof Steven Wong, Deputy Cluster Director, Infocomm Technology, Singapore Institute of Technology

Associate Professor Steven Wong currently acting as the Deputy Cluster Director for Infocomm Technology at Singapore Institute of Technology. Associate Professor Steven Wong is also the Programme Director at the Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT) where he spearheaded SIT’s flagship degree programmes in Software Engineering and Information Security.

Steven obtained his undergraduate degree with 1st class honours in Computer Engineering from Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and his PhD from the University of Edinburgh. Steven have over a decade of academic and industry experience, and was involved in several multi-million dollar funded research projects.


 
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Daphne Boey, Assistant Director, Built Environment, IMDA Singapore

Daphne is currently an Assistant Director for the Built Environment Cluster looking after IMDA’s Smart Estates Initiative. With a focus on technology and innovation, IMDA works with other agencies and built environment related companies to identify opportunities for smart estate developments in Singapore and regionally. Efforts to drive digital transformation in the built environment cluster include facilitating technology partnerships and supporting innovation through ideation and projects.

Previously, Daphne was involved in the nationwide Digital TV Switchover project to transit Singapore from analogue to digital TV broadcasting and to facilitate digital TV reception for households, which included the roll-out of the DTV network infrastructure and administering the Digital TV assistance package.


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Ryan Lee, Director, Smart District Division, JTC Corporation

Ryan Lee is the Director of the Smart District Division in JTC Corporation, Singapore’s leading industrial infrastructure specialist spearheading the planning, promotion and development of a dynamic industrial landscape.

In his current role, Ryan oversees the development of an Open Digital Platform at Punggol Digital District, to synergise cutting-edge smart cities technologies and transform the way we work, live, learn and play


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Ulf Pettersson , Chief Technology Officer for Info-Software, Electronics, ST Engineering

Ulf Pettersson is the Chief Technology Officer for Info-Software, Electronics, ST Engineering. Ulf has throughout his career focused on architecture and development of real-time Command and Control (C2) systems and underlying software platforms. Ulf’s career started with development of defense related C2 systems, but in recent years his work has been focus on application of C2 in commercial areas such as smart airport, smart hospitals and smart estate.


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Wong Hefen, Director, Development and Organisation Transformation & Technology Management Office, GovTech Singapore

Hefen leads the Technology Management Office and Development and Organisation Transformation divisions in GovTech. She’s passionate about using technology for public good, by delivering human-centred digital services.


 

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Alex Ng, Managing Director, Spaze Ventures

Alex is the Managing Director of Spaze Ventures, where he leads the investment to help entrepreneurs launch and grow their startup. He has invested in more than 18 startups, helped them to expand overseas and raise the next round of funding.

Alex has about a decade of experience from both the public and private sectors, where he helps companies grow. He was most recently the Vice President of Korvac Holdings, a regional technology company that specializes in payment processing and consumer data. He was responsible for corporate development, government relations, strategic alliances and regional business development, where he helped Korvac to expand into new markets and achieved the “Most Impactful in Asia” award at the 2012 ICT Awards.


 
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Bryan Long, Founder, Testing Ground

Bryan Long is founder of Testing Ground, a venture and people builder that helps companies, startups and individuals compete in new categories and make new money. He was previously the co-founder of Stacck, a SaaS startup, which counts Eduardo Saverin, Co-founder of Facebook, as one of its investors, and which he sold recently. He is also organiser of the Singapore Lean Startup Circle and founding president of the Association of Lean Startups.

Bryan is a fervent evangelist of Lean Startup. He has organised Singapore Lean Startup Circle, Lean Startup Machine and many other lean startup workshops in Singapore. He has mentored hundreds of team at numerous startup events including Startup Weekend and Founders Institute. He has helped employees from Citi, Aviva, P&G, OCBC, SPH and other companies to experience Lean Startup hands-on. He has taught students from HyperIsland, NUS, Temasek Polytechnic, and NTU and invited to speak on Lean Startup across SE Asia and South Asia.


 
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Darlene Uy, Chief People Developer, My Working Title

Darlene has 15 years of experience in supply chain management, learning and leadership development in local, regional and global roles with Procter & Gamble, Halogen Foundation, Unilever and Essilor. She has led initiatives and created programmes to develop management and leadership capabilities, to foster individual growth and support the business and societal goals of the organisation. As co-founder of career design company My Working Title, she supports individuals and organisations to create work lives for them to thrive and be fulfilled. 

As a facilitator and consultant, Darlene believes that powerful learning experiences can be the engine of innovation and strategy execution. She brings to her work both vision and execution, logic and empathy, seriousness and play. She enjoys working with teams and organisations that are open to learning, prototyping, and seek to unleash individuals’ potential and harness collective strengths and wisdom to achieve common goals.


 
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Deborah Tan-Pink, Co-CEO, Smartup

Before plunging into the world of tech, Deborah Tan-Pink spent more than a decade in lifestyle publishing. She led the launch of Cosmopolitan in Singapore after the MDA lifted a 22-year ban on the women's magazine in 2011, and spent 2 years as its Editor-in-Chief. In 2013, she left the comfortable confines of publishing to start her own content agency and built a portfolio of work which included content for L'Oreal, Shiseido, Volkswagen, and Tatler. 

Deborah is now Co-CEO of SmartUp.io, a learning experience platform founded by the Founder's Forum in the UK, Brent Hoberman, Frank Meehan, and Henry Lane-Fox, and co-founder of LearnMedia.io, a content agency focused on developing learning and training content for corporates. 


 
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Elizabeth Wu, Co-founder & COO, Trehaus

Elizabeth Wu is an educator, entrepreneur and mother of 3. She believes that it takes a village to raise a child and a community that keeps parents sane, and she’s found her tribe in Trehaus, where work-life integration is a reality for working parents like her. Prior to co-founding Trehaus, Elizabeth’s experience in education spanned across all levels from early years enrichment to tertiary. At tertiary level, she taught Project Work, Enterprise, Communications, Critical Thinking and Current Affairs. She is often consulted for curriculum design and development, and lectures on an adjunct basis at educational institutions. In her free time, Elizabeth writes on a regular basis on the topic of parenting and has been featured in various platforms. She is also a parenting coach certified by Gordon Training International and trains parents in effective communication & conflict resolution with their children.


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Eunice Goh, Heads of Client Solutions, SmartUp

Eunice heads up Client Solutions at SmartUp, a co-learning platform that revolutionizes knowledge sharing. Her role at SmartUp sees her handling the launch of learning communities as large as 100,000 users, and she is heavily involved in working with the engineering team to shape the product. Eunice is passionate about technology, engagement, and user experience. Being in a client-facing position for her entire career, Eunice is attuned to solving client issues and improving their overall user journey.


 
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Gog Soon Joo, Chief Futurist and Chief Research Officer, SkillsFuture Singapore

Soon Joo has extensive experience in private and public sectors. She is currently the Chief Futurist and Chief Research Officer at the SkillsFuture Singapore. Soon-Joo leads research and development projects in the areas of Future of Work and Future of Learning. Her research interests include capitalism in the digital economy, new economy firms, skills ecosystem and skills policies. Some of her more recent projects include the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) enabled data analytic to predict the impact of technological adoption on the organisation of work and learning at workplaces, and the gig economy work arrangement and learning of professional occupations. When she is not busy thinking about the future, she paints to exercise her right brain. A strong advocate of inclusive growth, Soon-Joo volunteers her time with children from underprivileged families.


 
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Jasmine Tan, Senior User Experience Designer, SP Group

Jasmine is a Senior User Experience Designer at SP Group. With a background in the advertising and marketing industry, she has always been a visual storyteller driven by a need to understand and influence her audience. She also thrives on the challenge of leading interaction and visual design efforts with product and development teams toward results that meet business and UX goals. Stay open minded, curious and human.



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Lam Chin Siong, Executive Manager, Technology Management Office, GovTech Singapore

Chin Siong has been in with GovTech/IDA since 2010 and is currently in the Technology Management Office (TMO), leading the Digital Accelerator Solution Hub (DASH) team, of which his role is to be the enabler for Digitalisation within Government. Chin Siong is a technology evangelist, who is always on the lookout for new technology to drive digitalisation to the end of making lives better. He always have a passion in all things Tech, and is an avid trouble-shooter who has a thing in solving pressing issues, believing that the levers lies with technology .


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Lem Chen Chen, Deputy Director, Learning Futures Group, Civil Service College

Chen Chen is currently with the Learning Futures Group in Civil Service College. As a Futures unit, she studies emerging trends in learning and working. She began her career as a teacher, and is an advocate of Tech in Learning. She was one of the members in the advisory board of CoSN’s Driving K-12 Innovation Report, 2019.