More about Day One Programme

Theme - Digital Transformation, Smart Learning Environments and the Future of Work
Day One – 26 April 2017

  • 9.00am

    Registration & Welcome Coffee/ Tea

    Exhibition + Provision of PEAKS Profiling & Human Capital Analytics

  • 9.45 am

    All to be seated

  • 9.50 am

    Welcome & Opening Address

    What will it take for Singapore to be an Innovation Hub? Professor Arnoud De Meyer
    President SMU

  • 10.30 am

    Address by Guest of Honour

    Mr Ong Ye Kung - Minister for Education (Higher Education & Skills)
    Launch of SMU Academy

  • 11.00 am

    Introduction to SMU Academy
    Launch of Academy & Note of Thanks to GOH and Partners

    Professor Lily Kong
    Provost SMU

  • 11.20 am


  • 11.50 am

    Keynote Address 1

    Reimagining Learning and the School-Work Nexus in an Age of Disruption

    Ms Cheryl Lim - Partner, McKinsey & Company

    Keynote Address 2

    The Future of Work is Human

    Mr Michael Distefano - Senior Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer, Korn Ferry & President, Korn Ferry Institute

    Q & A Moderator - Dr Lim Lai Cheng - Executive Director, SMU Academy

  • 1.00pm


  • 1.50 pm

    Concurrent Workshop Session 1

    Education & Technology Track
    Transforming Education through Personalised and Adaptive Learning
    Dr Bikram Sengupta
    Senior Technical Staff Member, IBM Research & Senior Manager, Cognitive Education and Interactions Department, IBM Research (India)

    Financial Services Track
    Blockchain Technology and Beyond
    Mr Paul Kittwongsunthorn
    Co-Founder & Chief Operating Officer - TenX Technology

    Human Capital Management & Leadership Track
    Strategic Workforce Planning: Right People, Right Place, Right Time
    Ms Amy Tan
    Director & Managing Partner - Centre for Organisational Excellence

    General Track

    Mindfulness: Working and Leading in a Digital Age
    Dr Jochen Reb
    Associate Professor of Organisational Behaviour & Human Resources
    Lee Kong Chian School of Business
    Singapore Management University

  • 3.10 pm


  • 3.40 pm

    Concurrent Workshop Session 2

    Education & Technology Track
    Artificial Intelligence and the Rise of Enterprise AI Bots
    Mr Ang Wee Tiong
    Founder & Chief Executive Officer - Kooki Pte Ltd

    Mr Ang Teewee
    Co-Founder & Chief Marketing Officer - Kooki Pte Ltd

    Financial Services Track
    Fintech and Innovation: Disrupt or be Disrupted
    Mr Liew Nam Soon
    Managing Partner
    Ernst & Young (ASEAN Financial Services)

    Human Capital Management & Leadership Track
    Lean Thinking and 21st C Management
    Mr John Hamalian
    Southeast Asia Representative - Lean Global Network

    General Track

    Introduction to Analytics and Machine Learning
    Dr Lee Wee Leong
    Associate Professor of Information Systems (Education)
    School of Information Systems
    Singapore Management University

  • 5.00 pm