8 November 2021 03:00pm – 04:00pm
Senior Round Table Discussion: Does the Future Belong to the Young?
Member of Parliament
World Wide Generation
Dr. Danny Koh
Managing Director SEA
Managing Director, Head of Group HR
Assoc. Prof. Keith Carter
NUS FinTech Lab
The future is uncertain due to the advancements in technology and unforeseen circumstances, such as the covid-19 pandemic. Are youths able to adapt to these changes and leverage on the opportunities? Or will they slip through the cracks?
Both youths and mid-careers often face similar difficulty of finding a job during this period of volatility and uncertainty.
Join us on 8 November to find out your opportunities in the job market, what are the skills certain industries are looking out for and how to stay relevant in an ever-changing work environment!
Mr Patrick Tay is the Assistant Secretary-General of NTUC and Member of Parliament of Pioneer SMC. He chairs the Government Parliamentary Committee for Education and co-chairs the Financial Sector Tripartite Committee and the NTUC-SNEF PME Taskforce. As Director of NTUC’s Legal Services and Strategy Departments, he represents the Labour Movement in tripartite workgroups to review/update employment and industrial relations legislation and has been pivotal in lobbying for the many changes to manpower related laws and policies in Singapore. He is also the Executive Secretary of the Banking & Financial Services Union (BFSU) and Singapore Manual & Mercantile Workers’ Union (SMMWU). He also advises all the NTUC-affiliated unions in Singapore, and he has represented numerous unions/members in complex and contentious issues, dispute resolution, conciliation and in the Industrial Arbitration Court (IAC). Representing workers and the Labour Movement, he also sits on several government boards, national institutions, and tripartite committees.
Manjula started her career in mergers and acquisitions and strategic partnerships with Shell Australia, and was the youngest staff member to be selected for the group’s Global Business Leadership Programme to prepare leaders for executive level. Having lived in 5 different countries around the world, and experiencing poverty and injustice first hand, her passion for international development and human rights grew and moved her to pursue a career in the civil society arena. Manjula was appointed to the advisory committee of the Global Partnerships Forum in New York, which worked in partnership with the United Nations to build strategies around the delivery of the MDGs and the Sustainable Development Goals. Manjula founded World Wide Generation in 2016, a facilitator to help shape the future of sustainability problem solving and deliver the 17 SDGs by 2030. To achieve this mission Manjula also invented the G17Eco technology platform as a sustainability monitoring and marketplace global system solution which could bring together government, business, civil society and citizens as on ecosystem. In 2018, she was appointed to the City Of London’s Global Steering Committee for Sustainable Finance and The Green Finance Task Force. Manjula won the UKBAA’s Best Led Female Investment award of the year, and was voted 100 of the Most Influential Women in Blockchain and Fintech globally. Manjula was invited into No10 Downing Street to pitch WWG’s strategy, and at the 2018 UN General Assembly, Britain’s PM, Theresa May, announced WWG as the Technology Partner for the UK’s Sustainable Development Capital Initiative, amongst a powerful line up of multi-sector partners. Manjula’s family own an international portfolio of sustainability businesses and noted for founding, scaling and selling the UK’s largest solar energy generator, Lightsource.
Dr. Danny Koh
Danny Koh is a Partner at Spencer Stuart and leads its SEA Practice and its APAC Digital and Technology Officer Practice. He has led assignments for CEO succession and searches for Asia CEO, country head and other C-level executive roles throughout various sectors within the industry and across Southeast Asia and Greater China. He has also worked extensively with MNCs and regional champions across various industries to address the challenges and harness the opportunities unlocked by digital disruption by enhancing talent management, aligning organizational structures to strategies, and transforming cultures.
Mr Tong joined UOB in 2018. He heads Group Human Resources. He holds a Masters of Business Administration from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, USA.
Mr Tong has 22 years of leadership, talent, and transformation project experience across Asia, Europe and the Americas in the financial services, consumer goods, and telecommunications industries.
Assoc. Prof. Keith Carter
Keith Carter is an Associate Professor at the National University of Singapore (NUS) School of Computing, Department of Information Systems and Analytics. He is Director of the NUS Ripple FinTech Lab an experiential education lab and Co-Director of the Crystal Centre a deep-tech FinTech thinktank of cryptocurrency, security, technology and algorithms. He also teaches business leaders in the Advanced Computing for Executives and the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy. He is a member of the Singapore CyberSecurity Consortium and member of the NUS AI Lab
Actionable Intelligence: A guide to delivering Business Results with Big Data, Fast!” Wiley, New York 2014. Reached top 100 books in Amazon and Top 3 books for Competitive Intelligence by Cipher Systems.
He is a contributing author to the book “Leading with IT: Lessons from Singapore’s First CIO” by Professor Alex Siow published by Wiley 2021.
He has an MBA from Cornell University and a Bachelor’s in Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Before joining NUS, he worked at Estee Lauder and Accenture. His mission is to help businesses, governments and people succeed with actionable intelligence.