SPEAKERS

Plenary Speaker

Dr. Paul J. LeBlanc
Presentation

Innovation, Re-Inventing Higher Education, and Aligning Education and Workforce For This New Era

Synopsis

Higher education was built on an industrial age “one size fits all” model that envisioned a world for which four years of education at age 17 or 18 would serve one well for the whole of a career and lifetime.  A college degree was a signal to the labor market that you were “worthy” and ready for the world of work, possessing the range of skills that employers sought as a foundation for the additional training and acclimation into the workplace they would provide. However, tectonic changes are underway today, as lifespans approach 100 years, jobs change at a dizzying pace, AI and automation disrupt the workforce (creating new jobs and displacing many others), and professionals constantly retool to remain up-to-date and relevant.  The old, well-established industrial age model that has served us so well is not well suited for the Fourth Industrial Age.  

Society needs to create a learning eco-system that allows learners to dip in and out over the course of a career and a lifetime, one that offers a broader arrange of credentials from a greater variety of educational providers, one that can recognize and certify learning in many forms, and that is much more individualized around the learner.  This is our version of “precision medicine” – call it “precision education,” of a kind that gives learners just the right amount of education at the just the right time in just the right way.  In such a learning eco-system, competencies  become the “exchange rate” that provides coherence and connectedness for a kind of educational bio-diversity within which traditional higher education continues to play a key role, but for which it no longer has a monopoly on how people demonstrate and get credit for what they know and what they can do.

Keynote Speaker

Professor Mick Healey
Presentation

Engaging Students as Partners in Learning and Teaching

Synopsis

Universities need to move towards creating inclusive scholarly knowledge-building communities. … The notion of inclusive scholarly knowledge-building communities invites us to consider new ideas about who the scholars are in universities and how they might work in partnership. (Brew 2007, 4)

 

Ways of engaging students in higher education as partners in learning and teaching is arguably one of the most important issues facing higher education in the 21st Century. Partnership is essentially a process for engaging students, though not all engagement involves partnership. It is a way of doing things, rather than an outcome in itself. In this interactive session we will explore four ways in which students may be engaged as partners through: a) Learning, teaching and assessment; b) Subject-based research and inquiry; c) Scholarship of teaching and learning; and d) Curriculum design and pedagogic advice and consultancy. We will examine many mini case studies from different parts of the world, including SE Asia, and discuss the principles and values which should underpin student-staff partnerships.

Professor Tan Thiam Soon
Presentation

Impact of an Applied Learning Education

Synopsis

As the world evolves and traditional jobs disappear, new jobs are being created, clamouring for qualified and capable workers. Educating the next generation of workers will take on a deeper significance and universities need to shake up established education models so that our young minds will be able to cope with disruption and thrive. With the blurring of boundaries between the classroom and workplace, the future will not be defined by paper qualifications, but by real skillsets. A university of applied learning will hence have to build skills, not degrees. This has to be done through an industry-focused education, hands-on training and solving real-world problems. The quality of higher education should be determined by the impact on various stakeholders, including the students, industry and the community at large. 

For students, an applied learning education provides aspiring individuals, young or those returning to learn, a chance to pursue their passion and fulfil their dreams. For industry, an applied learning ecosystem offers a solution by blurring the lines between work and study, and training work-ready graduates to fill the gaps of missing skillsets in the market. Challenging the traditional concept of an ivory tower, an applied learning pathway can disrupt the higher education landscape in offering unique industry partnerships and applied research opportunities leading to a whole ecosystem comprising entrepreneurs, startups focusing on practical, everyday solutions for the community. Educators will be pivotal as they navigate challenges arising from the symbiotic relationship developed between the university and industry.  

Distinguished Guest Speaker

Professor Dr. Georg Nagler
Presentation

The importance of corporate studies as an element of sustainable human resource management and development in times of global economic crisis

Synopsis

The presentation is based on an in-depth analysis of two key considerations in applied higher education, the first one being the changing needs of human resource management and the second,  how universities can change the way they prepare students to meet these changing needs.   In modern organisations, human resource management is often challenged by the rapid change in customer demands, developments in disruptive technology and shareholder expectations. As one who has worked in the health industry for more than a decade, the presenter will examine these demands and draw significant conclusions relevant to higher educational institutions.

 

The presentation will touch on aspects of employment such as qualifications, selection procedures, contracts, staff maintenance, job performance, termination, outplacement, etc. It will then focus on the role of universities in contributing to sustainable human resource management in the future by incorporating studies specifically in this area in the university curriculum. The presenter will then provide detailed analyses of examples of the working activities of a corporate state university in day-to-day cooperation with thousands of industrial companies.

Panelists

Professor Yaacob Bin Ibrahim

The discussion will also be joined by Dr. Paul J. Leblanc, Professor Tan Thiam Soon & Professor Dr. jur. Georg Nagler.

Moderator

Distinguished Invited Speakers

Synopsis


Learning Re-Defined Ms Ong will share the transformation experience of the Singapore Civil Service College, in particular how the College has to rethink its value proposition to support public sector transformation. Her sharing will include the new mindsets and skills that public officers need, including embracing digital learning, readiness to learn, unlearn and relearn and developing a growth mindset. She will cover some of the initiatives that the College has undertaken to transform the learning experience of public officers to achieve greater impact.




Bio


Ms Ong Toon Hui Dean & CEO, Civil Service College and Deputy Secretary (Leadership), Public Service Division, Prime Minister’s Office Ms Ong Toon Hui is the Dean & CEO of Singapore’s Civil Service College. She is concurrently Deputy Secretary (Leadership) in the Public Service Division of the Prime Minister’s Office and Secretary of the Public Service Commission. Prior to her current appointment, Ms Ong served in the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Education, Public Service Division and Ministry of Social and Family Development. Her public sector experience includes overseeing leadership development and human resource policies in the service, policies on social safety nets, family development, social sector development, rehabilitation and protection of youth-at-risk. Her current role is to develop people for a first class public service. Ms Ong serves as a board member on the Civil Service College, SPD (Serving People with Disabilities) and the School Advisory Board in Peirce Secondary School.





Learning Re-Defined
Ms Ong Toon Hui

Dean & CEO,

Civil Service College and Deputy Secretary (Leadership), Public Service Division, Prime Minister’s Office

Employers Are Looking Beyond Grades
Mr Douglas Foo

Founder & Chairman,

Sakae Holdings

Synopsis


How does Fintech Affect the Way We Live, Work and Play? Will our current degree courses become irrelevant with the advent of technology? How do we embrace technology in teaching and learning? Let’s provide a nexus between theory and practice for engaging learners to prepare them to be future ready. IT’S TIME TO INNOVATE AND TRANSFORM TO A SEAMLESS, END-TO-END learner SERVICE EXPERIENCE.




Bio


Dr. Lillian Koh Founder and CEO, FinTech Academy (Singapore) After being a school leader and the Senior Curriculum Specialist at the Ministry of Education Singapore for Economics, Accounting and Business education, Dr Lillian Koh served 17 years in Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. In her academic role, she teaches and coordinated the post-graduate course modules for Economics, Business and Accounting Education. Dr Koh is the CEO of Fintech Academy as well as Mentor for Temasek Launchpad. FTA spearheads talent development programmes ranging from financial literacy awareness to deep dive fintech engineering courses. FTA collaborates with educational institutions in Singapore as well as professional associations and bodies and supports the Singapore Fintech Association (SFA) for courses and events. Besides Singapore partners like Institute of Banking and Finance (IBF), NTUC, NTU-IIC and ISCA, she also collaborates with international organizations like ICAEW, ACCA and Pearson. FTA works closely with the polytechnics and universities. Fintech Academy is committed to providing clients with reliable and efficient professional development services. FTA will continue to curate innovative education programs by integrating learning, industry and community. Fintech Academy offers applied courses and co-brand events for growth sectors of the economy with a unique andragogy that integrates work and study. It also offers specialized accredited programmes in partnership with world-class universities abroad too.





How does Fintech Affect the Way We Live, Work and Play?
Dr. Lillian Koh

Founder & CEO,

FinTech Academy (Singapore)

Synopsis


How does Fintech Affect the Way We Live, Work and Play? Will our current degree courses become irrelevant with the advent of technology? How do we embrace technology in teaching and learning? Let’s provide a nexus between theory and practice for engaging learners to prepare them to be future ready. IT’S TIME TO INNOVATE AND TRANSFORM TO A SEAMLESS, END-TO-END learner SERVICE EXPERIENCE.




Bio


Dr. Lillian Koh Founder and CEO, FinTech Academy (Singapore) After being a school leader and the Senior Curriculum Specialist at the Ministry of Education Singapore for Economics, Accounting and Business education, Dr Lillian Koh served 17 years in Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. In her academic role, she teaches and coordinated the post-graduate course modules for Economics, Business and Accounting Education. Dr Koh is the CEO of Fintech Academy as well as Mentor for Temasek Launchpad. FTA spearheads talent development programmes ranging from financial literacy awareness to deep dive fintech engineering courses. FTA collaborates with educational institutions in Singapore as well as professional associations and bodies and supports the Singapore Fintech Association (SFA) for courses and events. Besides Singapore partners like Institute of Banking and Finance (IBF), NTUC, NTU-IIC and ISCA, she also collaborates with international organizations like ICAEW, ACCA and Pearson. FTA works closely with the polytechnics and universities. Fintech Academy is committed to providing clients with reliable and efficient professional development services. FTA will continue to curate innovative education programs by integrating learning, industry and community. Fintech Academy offers applied courses and co-brand events for growth sectors of the economy with a unique andragogy that integrates work and study. It also offers specialized accredited programmes in partnership with world-class universities abroad too.





Mdm Ho Geok Choo
Lifelong Learning: A Strategic Pivot for Continuous Transformation and Economic Growth

Chief Executive Officer,

Human Capital (Singapore) Pte Ltd

Who can attend the Academy?


Those aged 16 to 18 years old (on August 31st of each year) and eligible to study at Barnet and Southgate College are able to apply. Please register your interest at nflacademy@barnetsouthgate.ac.uk. American football experience is not necessary, and the NFL Academy encourages applicants from a variety of sporting backgrounds. The NFL Academy is seeking student-athletes interested in developing their educational, athletic and character potential using American Football.




When can I apply?


Applications are now being received and will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Based on the review by our coaches, educators and staff, the Academy will be contacting applicants directly about future interviews and process. Applications will be accepted through June of 2020.




I would like to volunteer as a coach or event helper. Where can I sign up?


Please contact nflacademy@barnetsouthgate.ac.uk if you wish to volunteer.




I read the FAQs and still need assistance. What can I do?


Any questions regarding the Academy or online application, please email Barnet and Southgate College.




What is the NFL?


The NFL is the number one professional sports league in the United States, eclipsing all other sports in terms of popularity and TV viewing figures. The league's 32 teams compete to win the Super Bowl, the finale of the season, which attracts around 160 million viewers in the US alone.




Are there any British players in the NFL?


There are a growing number of British players on NFL rosters. They include Efe Obada, a defensive end with the Carolina Panthers; defensive lineman Jack Crawford of the Tennessee Titans; offensive linemen Jermaine Eluemunor at the New England Patriots; tight end Christian Scotland-Williamson at the Pittsburgh Steelers and former England rugby international Christian Wade, who signed as a running back with the Buffalo Bills. London-born running back Jay Ajayi won Super Bowl with the Philadelphia Eagles after the 2017 season. Osi Umenyiora, a two-time Super Bowl winner with the New York Giants and award-winning pundit on the BBC's NFL coverage, was also born in north London.




Can you see the NFL on UK television?


Sky Sports shows in excess of 100 live NFL games every season, including all playoff games and Super Bowl. BBC TV airs two weekly highlights shows, one on Tuesday nights and one after Match of the Day on Saturdays.




When does the NFL season run?


The NFL season kicks off in early September (with preseason games played during August). The playoffs run throughout January, with Super Bowl played on the first Sunday of February.




What type of athletic film is best?


American Football game film is preferred, but not required. Any athletic tape that shows us your speed, athleticism, power / explosiveness and agility is useful for helping us learn about your abilities. If you need to capture new footage please make sure you are compliant with government guidelines on social distancing. American Football is open to all levels of abilities and every different body type.




Does the NFL Academy offer scholarships?


The NFL Academy is open to all applicants, regardless of background or economic situation. If you’re interested in applying, please don’t let your financial situation prevent you from doing so. We will discuss individual situations privately and respectfully with each family when necessary.




I'm from outside London or outside the UK. Can I attend the NFL Academy?


Yes! We currently have many students from outside London that attend our Academy, as well as multiple international students. We can discuss our home stay program with interested families individually. However, at present, we are only able to accept students from European countries.




When does the school year start?


The NFL Academy follows the academic calendar of our educational partner, Barnet and Southgate College. Current plans coincide with the start of the 2020/21 academic year during the week commencing September 7th.




I'm not old enough to apply to the NFL Academy. How can I practice and play American Football?


Please visit the NFL Flag website to sign up and receive information about flag football in your local area.




What information do I need to apply?


The full list of suggested information can be found in the link the online registration here. Generally speaking, the more athletic film, the better. But don’t let one piece of information or a lack of formal football film stop you from applying! We’ll be promoting different ways to showcase your athleticism in the coming weeks. Be creative to (safely) show us what you’ve got and why you’re a good fit for our team. When capturing film please make sure you are compliant with government guidelines on social distancing.





The WHY, HOW and WHAT of Self and Peer Assessments
Dr. Chew Lee Chin

Senior Lecturer,

Psychological Studies, National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technology University Singapore

Learning From People, Not Just Classes
Mr Vinoth Pannirsilvam

Chief Engineer,

TRIGEN Automotive (a division of HOPE Technik)

Who can attend the Academy?


Those aged 16 to 18 years old (on August 31st of each year) and eligible to study at Barnet and Southgate College are able to apply. Please register your interest at nflacademy@barnetsouthgate.ac.uk. American football experience is not necessary, and the NFL Academy encourages applicants from a variety of sporting backgrounds. The NFL Academy is seeking student-athletes interested in developing their educational, athletic and character potential using American Football.




When can I apply?


Applications are now being received and will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Based on the review by our coaches, educators and staff, the Academy will be contacting applicants directly about future interviews and process. Applications will be accepted through June of 2020.




I would like to volunteer as a coach or event helper. Where can I sign up?


Please contact nflacademy@barnetsouthgate.ac.uk if you wish to volunteer.




I read the FAQs and still need assistance. What can I do?


Any questions regarding the Academy or online application, please email Barnet and Southgate College.




What is the NFL?


The NFL is the number one professional sports league in the United States, eclipsing all other sports in terms of popularity and TV viewing figures. The league's 32 teams compete to win the Super Bowl, the finale of the season, which attracts around 160 million viewers in the US alone.




Are there any British players in the NFL?


There are a growing number of British players on NFL rosters. They include Efe Obada, a defensive end with the Carolina Panthers; defensive lineman Jack Crawford of the Tennessee Titans; offensive linemen Jermaine Eluemunor at the New England Patriots; tight end Christian Scotland-Williamson at the Pittsburgh Steelers and former England rugby international Christian Wade, who signed as a running back with the Buffalo Bills. London-born running back Jay Ajayi won Super Bowl with the Philadelphia Eagles after the 2017 season. Osi Umenyiora, a two-time Super Bowl winner with the New York Giants and award-winning pundit on the BBC's NFL coverage, was also born in north London.




Can you see the NFL on UK television?


Sky Sports shows in excess of 100 live NFL games every season, including all playoff games and Super Bowl. BBC TV airs two weekly highlights shows, one on Tuesday nights and one after Match of the Day on Saturdays.




When does the NFL season run?


The NFL season kicks off in early September (with preseason games played during August). The playoffs run throughout January, with Super Bowl played on the first Sunday of February.




What type of athletic film is best?


American Football game film is preferred, but not required. Any athletic tape that shows us your speed, athleticism, power / explosiveness and agility is useful for helping us learn about your abilities. If you need to capture new footage please make sure you are compliant with government guidelines on social distancing. American Football is open to all levels of abilities and every different body type.




Does the NFL Academy offer scholarships?


The NFL Academy is open to all applicants, regardless of background or economic situation. If you’re interested in applying, please don’t let your financial situation prevent you from doing so. We will discuss individual situations privately and respectfully with each family when necessary.




I'm from outside London or outside the UK. Can I attend the NFL Academy?


Yes! We currently have many students from outside London that attend our Academy, as well as multiple international students. We can discuss our home stay program with interested families individually. However, at present, we are only able to accept students from European countries.




When does the school year start?


The NFL Academy follows the academic calendar of our educational partner, Barnet and Southgate College. Current plans coincide with the start of the 2020/21 academic year during the week commencing September 7th.




I'm not old enough to apply to the NFL Academy. How can I practice and play American Football?


Please visit the NFL Flag website to sign up and receive information about flag football in your local area.




What information do I need to apply?


The full list of suggested information can be found in the link the online registration here. Generally speaking, the more athletic film, the better. But don’t let one piece of information or a lack of formal football film stop you from applying! We’ll be promoting different ways to showcase your athleticism in the coming weeks. Be creative to (safely) show us what you’ve got and why you’re a good fit for our team. When capturing film please make sure you are compliant with government guidelines on social distancing.





Who can attend the Academy?


Those aged 16 to 18 years old (on August 31st of each year) and eligible to study at Barnet and Southgate College are able to apply. Please register your interest at nflacademy@barnetsouthgate.ac.uk. American football experience is not necessary, and the NFL Academy encourages applicants from a variety of sporting backgrounds. The NFL Academy is seeking student-athletes interested in developing their educational, athletic and character potential using American Football.




When can I apply?


Applications are now being received and will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Based on the review by our coaches, educators and staff, the Academy will be contacting applicants directly about future interviews and process. Applications will be accepted through June of 2020.




I would like to volunteer as a coach or event helper. Where can I sign up?


Please contact nflacademy@barnetsouthgate.ac.uk if you wish to volunteer.




I read the FAQs and still need assistance. What can I do?


Any questions regarding the Academy or online application, please email Barnet and Southgate College.




What is the NFL?


The NFL is the number one professional sports league in the United States, eclipsing all other sports in terms of popularity and TV viewing figures. The league's 32 teams compete to win the Super Bowl, the finale of the season, which attracts around 160 million viewers in the US alone.




Are there any British players in the NFL?


There are a growing number of British players on NFL rosters. They include Efe Obada, a defensive end with the Carolina Panthers; defensive lineman Jack Crawford of the Tennessee Titans; offensive linemen Jermaine Eluemunor at the New England Patriots; tight end Christian Scotland-Williamson at the Pittsburgh Steelers and former England rugby international Christian Wade, who signed as a running back with the Buffalo Bills. London-born running back Jay Ajayi won Super Bowl with the Philadelphia Eagles after the 2017 season. Osi Umenyiora, a two-time Super Bowl winner with the New York Giants and award-winning pundit on the BBC's NFL coverage, was also born in north London.




Can you see the NFL on UK television?


Sky Sports shows in excess of 100 live NFL games every season, including all playoff games and Super Bowl. BBC TV airs two weekly highlights shows, one on Tuesday nights and one after Match of the Day on Saturdays.




When does the NFL season run?


The NFL season kicks off in early September (with preseason games played during August). The playoffs run throughout January, with Super Bowl played on the first Sunday of February.




What type of athletic film is best?


American Football game film is preferred, but not required. Any athletic tape that shows us your speed, athleticism, power / explosiveness and agility is useful for helping us learn about your abilities. If you need to capture new footage please make sure you are compliant with government guidelines on social distancing. American Football is open to all levels of abilities and every different body type.




Does the NFL Academy offer scholarships?


The NFL Academy is open to all applicants, regardless of background or economic situation. If you’re interested in applying, please don’t let your financial situation prevent you from doing so. We will discuss individual situations privately and respectfully with each family when necessary.




I'm from outside London or outside the UK. Can I attend the NFL Academy?


Yes! We currently have many students from outside London that attend our Academy, as well as multiple international students. We can discuss our home stay program with interested families individually. However, at present, we are only able to accept students from European countries.




When does the school year start?


The NFL Academy follows the academic calendar of our educational partner, Barnet and Southgate College. Current plans coincide with the start of the 2020/21 academic year during the week commencing September 7th.




I'm not old enough to apply to the NFL Academy. How can I practice and play American Football?


Please visit the NFL Flag website to sign up and receive information about flag football in your local area.




What information do I need to apply?


The full list of suggested information can be found in the link the online registration here. Generally speaking, the more athletic film, the better. But don’t let one piece of information or a lack of formal football film stop you from applying! We’ll be promoting different ways to showcase your athleticism in the coming weeks. Be creative to (safely) show us what you’ve got and why you’re a good fit for our team. When capturing film please make sure you are compliant with government guidelines on social distancing.





Interactive Roundtable Discussion:

Case-based Learning

Professor Ho Yew Kee

AssociateProvost, SkillsFuture and Staff Development,

Professor of Accounting, Singapore Institute of Technology

Dr. Wong King Yin

Lecturer, Division of Marketing,
Nanyang Business School

Bio


Mr Mak Keat Meng Former Partner, Head of Assurance, Ernst & Young Keat Meng recently retired from EYLLP Singapore on 1 July 2019. In his nearly 38 years with EY, he has held many senior leadership roles in ASEAN and Singapore. He was the Head of Assurance, Quality Enablement Leader, and the Japanese Business Services Leader in the last 21 years. He was awarded the Public Service Medal(PBM) in 2015 for his contributions in the public arena.





Synopsis


Learning Re-Defined Ms Ong will share the transformation experience of the Singapore Civil Service College, in particular how the College has to rethink its value proposition to support public sector transformation. Her sharing will include the new mindsets and skills that public officers need, including embracing digital learning, readiness to learn, unlearn and relearn and developing a growth mindset. She will cover some of the initiatives that the College has undertaken to transform the learning experience of public officers to achieve greater impact.




Bio


Ms Ong Toon Hui Dean & CEO, Civil Service College and Deputy Secretary (Leadership), Public Service Division, Prime Minister’s Office Ms Ong Toon Hui is the Dean & CEO of Singapore’s Civil Service College. She is concurrently Deputy Secretary (Leadership) in the Public Service Division of the Prime Minister’s Office and Secretary of the Public Service Commission. Prior to her current appointment, Ms Ong served in the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Education, Public Service Division and Ministry of Social and Family Development. Her public sector experience includes overseeing leadership development and human resource policies in the service, policies on social safety nets, family development, social sector development, rehabilitation and protection of youth-at-risk. Her current role is to develop people for a first class public service. Ms Ong serves as a board member on the Civil Service College, SPD (Serving People with Disabilities) and the School Advisory Board in Peirce Secondary School.





Dr. Mark Chong

Associate Professor of Corporate Communication (Practice),

Singapore Management University

Dr. Liu Zhao Ping, George 

Assistant Professor,

Hospitality Business Programme of Singapore Institute of Technology,

Coordinator, SIT’s Case Method Community of Practice (CoP)

Synopsis


How does Fintech Affect the Way We Live, Work and Play? Will our current degree courses become irrelevant with the advent of technology? How do we embrace technology in teaching and learning? Let’s provide a nexus between theory and practice for engaging learners to prepare them to be future ready. IT’S TIME TO INNOVATE AND TRANSFORM TO A SEAMLESS, END-TO-END learner SERVICE EXPERIENCE.




Bio


Dr. Lillian Koh Founder and CEO, FinTech Academy (Singapore) After being a school leader and the Senior Curriculum Specialist at the Ministry of Education Singapore for Economics, Accounting and Business education, Dr Lillian Koh served 17 years in Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. In her academic role, she teaches and coordinated the post-graduate course modules for Economics, Business and Accounting Education. Dr Koh is the CEO of Fintech Academy as well as Mentor for Temasek Launchpad. FTA spearheads talent development programmes ranging from financial literacy awareness to deep dive fintech engineering courses. FTA collaborates with educational institutions in Singapore as well as professional associations and bodies and supports the Singapore Fintech Association (SFA) for courses and events. Besides Singapore partners like Institute of Banking and Finance (IBF), NTUC, NTU-IIC and ISCA, she also collaborates with international organizations like ICAEW, ACCA and Pearson. FTA works closely with the polytechnics and universities. Fintech Academy is committed to providing clients with reliable and efficient professional development services. FTA will continue to curate innovative education programs by integrating learning, industry and community. Fintech Academy offers applied courses and co-brand events for growth sectors of the economy with a unique andragogy that integrates work and study. It also offers specialized accredited programmes in partnership with world-class universities abroad too.





Bio


Dr. Liu Zhao Ping, George Assistant Professor, Hospitality Business Programme of Singapore Institute of Technology, Coordinator, SIT’s Case Method Community of Practice (CoP) Dr. Liu is an Assistant Professor at the Hospitality Business Programme of Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT) and the coordinator of SIT’s Case Method Community of Practice (CoP). Previously, Dr. Liu worked for the China National Tourism Administration (CNTA) and taught at the School of Hotel and Tourism Management (SHTM) of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He received the Teaching Excellence Award in 2014 at SHTM of Hong Kong PolyU. Dr. Liu received his doctorate from Cornell University, School of Hotel Administration (SHA); MSc from East Carolina University (ECU); and Master of Economics and Bachelor of Science from Nankai University.





Interactive Roundtable Discussion:

Essence of Integrated Work Study Programme 

Assoc Prof Foo Yong Lim

Assistant Provost (Applied Learning),

Office of the Deputy President (Academic) & Provost,

Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT)

Ms Yeo May-Fung

Director, Centre for Career Readiness,

Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT)

Bio


Mr Mak Keat Meng Former Partner, Head of Assurance, Ernst & Young Keat Meng recently retired from EYLLP Singapore on 1 July 2019. In his nearly 38 years with EY, he has held many senior leadership roles in ASEAN and Singapore. He was the Head of Assurance, Quality Enablement Leader, and the Japanese Business Services Leader in the last 21 years. He was awarded the Public Service Medal(PBM) in 2015 for his contributions in the public arena.





Synopsis


Learning Re-Defined Ms Ong will share the transformation experience of the Singapore Civil Service College, in particular how the College has to rethink its value proposition to support public sector transformation. Her sharing will include the new mindsets and skills that public officers need, including embracing digital learning, readiness to learn, unlearn and relearn and developing a growth mindset. She will cover some of the initiatives that the College has undertaken to transform the learning experience of public officers to achieve greater impact.




Bio


Ms Ong Toon Hui Dean & CEO, Civil Service College and Deputy Secretary (Leadership), Public Service Division, Prime Minister’s Office Ms Ong Toon Hui is the Dean & CEO of Singapore’s Civil Service College. She is concurrently Deputy Secretary (Leadership) in the Public Service Division of the Prime Minister’s Office and Secretary of the Public Service Commission. Prior to her current appointment, Ms Ong served in the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Education, Public Service Division and Ministry of Social and Family Development. Her public sector experience includes overseeing leadership development and human resource policies in the service, policies on social safety nets, family development, social sector development, rehabilitation and protection of youth-at-risk. Her current role is to develop people for a first class public service. Ms Ong serves as a board member on the Civil Service College, SPD (Serving People with Disabilities) and the School Advisory Board in Peirce Secondary School.





Assoc Prof Indriyati Atmosukarto

Deputy Programme Director,

BEng (Hons) Telematics,

Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT)

Mr Quek Chin Hock

Vice-President, DTL P-Way,

SBSTransit

Bio


Assoc Prof Indriyati Atmosukarto Deputy Programme Director, BEng (Hons) Telematics, Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT) Associate Professor Indriyati Atmosukarto is the Deputy Programme Director for the Telematics (Intelligent Transportation System) programme at SIT. Prior to joining academia, she was a Research Scientist at ADSC. She obtained her PhD from University of Washington, Seattle. Her research interest are in computer vision and machine learning.





Synopsis


How does Fintech Affect the Way We Live, Work and Play? Will our current degree courses become irrelevant with the advent of technology? How do we embrace technology in teaching and learning? Let’s provide a nexus between theory and practice for engaging learners to prepare them to be future ready. IT’S TIME TO INNOVATE AND TRANSFORM TO A SEAMLESS, END-TO-END learner SERVICE EXPERIENCE.




Bio


Dr. Lillian Koh Founder and CEO, FinTech Academy (Singapore) After being a school leader and the Senior Curriculum Specialist at the Ministry of Education Singapore for Economics, Accounting and Business education, Dr Lillian Koh served 17 years in Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. In her academic role, she teaches and coordinated the post-graduate course modules for Economics, Business and Accounting Education. Dr Koh is the CEO of Fintech Academy as well as Mentor for Temasek Launchpad. FTA spearheads talent development programmes ranging from financial literacy awareness to deep dive fintech engineering courses. FTA collaborates with educational institutions in Singapore as well as professional associations and bodies and supports the Singapore Fintech Association (SFA) for courses and events. Besides Singapore partners like Institute of Banking and Finance (IBF), NTUC, NTU-IIC and ISCA, she also collaborates with international organizations like ICAEW, ACCA and Pearson. FTA works closely with the polytechnics and universities. Fintech Academy is committed to providing clients with reliable and efficient professional development services. FTA will continue to curate innovative education programs by integrating learning, industry and community. Fintech Academy offers applied courses and co-brand events for growth sectors of the economy with a unique andragogy that integrates work and study. It also offers specialized accredited programmes in partnership with world-class universities abroad too.





Mr Muhammad Khairulanwar Bin Abdull Razak

Year 4 Student, Bachelor of Engineering in Systems Engineering,

Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT)

Mr Mak Keat Meng

Former Partner, Head of Assurance,

Ernst & Young

Bio


Assoc Prof Indriyati Atmosukarto Deputy Programme Director, BEng (Hons) Telematics, Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT) Associate Professor Indriyati Atmosukarto is the Deputy Programme Director for the Telematics (Intelligent Transportation System) programme at SIT. Prior to joining academia, she was a Research Scientist at ADSC. She obtained her PhD from University of Washington, Seattle. Her research interest are in computer vision and machine learning.





Synopsis


Learning Re-Defined Ms Ong will share the transformation experience of the Singapore Civil Service College, in particular how the College has to rethink its value proposition to support public sector transformation. Her sharing will include the new mindsets and skills that public officers need, including embracing digital learning, readiness to learn, unlearn and relearn and developing a growth mindset. She will cover some of the initiatives that the College has undertaken to transform the learning experience of public officers to achieve greater impact.




Bio


Ms Ong Toon Hui Dean & CEO, Civil Service College and Deputy Secretary (Leadership), Public Service Division, Prime Minister’s Office Ms Ong Toon Hui is the Dean & CEO of Singapore’s Civil Service College. She is concurrently Deputy Secretary (Leadership) in the Public Service Division of the Prime Minister’s Office and Secretary of the Public Service Commission. Prior to her current appointment, Ms Ong served in the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Education, Public Service Division and Ministry of Social and Family Development. Her public sector experience includes overseeing leadership development and human resource policies in the service, policies on social safety nets, family development, social sector development, rehabilitation and protection of youth-at-risk. Her current role is to develop people for a first class public service. Ms Ong serves as a board member on the Civil Service College, SPD (Serving People with Disabilities) and the School Advisory Board in Peirce Secondary School.





Mr Sean Ooi

Alumni, Bachelor of Accountancy,

Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT)

Synopsis


How does Fintech Affect the Way We Live, Work and Play? Will our current degree courses become irrelevant with the advent of technology? How do we embrace technology in teaching and learning? Let’s provide a nexus between theory and practice for engaging learners to prepare them to be future ready. IT’S TIME TO INNOVATE AND TRANSFORM TO A SEAMLESS, END-TO-END learner SERVICE EXPERIENCE.




Bio


Dr. Lillian Koh Founder and CEO, FinTech Academy (Singapore) After being a school leader and the Senior Curriculum Specialist at the Ministry of Education Singapore for Economics, Accounting and Business education, Dr Lillian Koh served 17 years in Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. In her academic role, she teaches and coordinated the post-graduate course modules for Economics, Business and Accounting Education. Dr Koh is the CEO of Fintech Academy as well as Mentor for Temasek Launchpad. FTA spearheads talent development programmes ranging from financial literacy awareness to deep dive fintech engineering courses. FTA collaborates with educational institutions in Singapore as well as professional associations and bodies and supports the Singapore Fintech Association (SFA) for courses and events. Besides Singapore partners like Institute of Banking and Finance (IBF), NTUC, NTU-IIC and ISCA, she also collaborates with international organizations like ICAEW, ACCA and Pearson. FTA works closely with the polytechnics and universities. Fintech Academy is committed to providing clients with reliable and efficient professional development services. FTA will continue to curate innovative education programs by integrating learning, industry and community. Fintech Academy offers applied courses and co-brand events for growth sectors of the economy with a unique andragogy that integrates work and study. It also offers specialized accredited programmes in partnership with world-class universities abroad too.





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