Global Speakers


Dr Helen Bound

Head, Centre for Work & Learning

Institute for Adult Learning, SUSS

Helen heads the research Centre for Work and Learning (CWL) within IAL. CWL’s research contributes to policy and practice in the continuing education and training sector in Singapore. Helen’s research interests focus on learning across a wide variety of contexts, including workplace learning, learning in high technology environments, professional learning and learning through collaborative activity. She has published widely on a range of topics including professional learning and development of continuing education/vocational teachers, workplace learning, generic skills, dialogical enquiry, learning spaces between classroom and work and the development of research instruments. Her most recent publication (with Peter Rushbrook) is “Towards a new understanding of workplace learning: The context of Singapore”. Helen has a background in vocational training and education, having coordinated the Bachelor of Adult and Vocational Education at the University of Tasmania, (Australia) and before that spent some years as a trade union trainer. Her experience teaching in Australian secondary schools is the source of her deep interest in pedagogy and learning.

Topic: Designing For Future-Oriented Blended Learning

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Deborah Tan-Pink


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, 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, a content agency focused on developing learning and training content for corporates.

Topic: Making The Move From Face-To-Face To Digital Learning: From Traditional To Agile Learning Formats

Panel Discussion: Key Skills Industry Employees Say Today’s Graduates Need To Succeed Tomorrow



Goh Lih Ing

Efficacy and Research Manager


Lih Ing is the Efficacy and Research Manager for Pearson. Her main responsibility is to coordinate efficacy study projects for Pearson products and to facilitate the business review process. Her professional training and experience include instructional design, research skills and project management. She holds a Master of Arts degree in Instructional Design and Technology from National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore and is currently pursuing her PhD at the School of Humanities at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

Topic: Building Efficacy in Learning Technologies

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Junyang Woon

Chief Executive Officer

Infinium Robotics

Junyang is CEO of Infinium Robotics which provides cutting edge technological solutions to businesses to improve productivity and efficiency. Infinium Robotics has developed a drone stock-taking and cycle-counting solution to improve productivity in warehouse operations. He was also Head, Manpower Planning and Strategy, Singapore Armed Forces. He has a M.Sc. in Management Science and Engineering from Stanford University.

Panel Discussion: Key Skills Industry Employees Say Today’s Graduates Need To Succeed Tomorrow

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Martin Pasquier

Managing Director

Innovation is Everywhere

Martin is an Entrepreneur and the Managing Director of Innovation is Everywhere, which helps Fortune 500 companies accelerate their business transformation, against the background of disruption happening across the world, and in particular in Asia, a wave of new entrants, new ways to consume, travel, shop, interact and work. Amongst many corporations he worked with include: AXA, Danone, AccorHotels, Solvay, Dumex, FEVAD, Ingenico, Française des Jeux, PMU, Nexity, Sodexo. He also lectures at ESSEC Business School on Design Thinking & Innovation. He is also a Board Member of Instaroid.

Topic: Learning Expeditions And Experiential Learning Programs For Fortune 500 Corporations

Panel Discussion: Key Skills Industry Employers Say Today’s Graduates Need To Succeed Tomorrow

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Alison Quodling

Manager, Brand Communications

Steelcase Education

At Steelcase, Alison shares knowledge, research and perspectives across the region, with various groups from corporate, education and design. With an easy, thoughtful, enquiring communication style, having grown up in a family of teachers and having developed and instructed creative courses in the past, Alison has found a natural affinity with the education team at Steelcase.

Always interested cross-pollination across disciplines, Alison facilitates this round table session, exploring what the education sector can learn from the corporate sector, when it comes to an evolving education experience and rapid digital transformation. With guests from the corporate sector, we explore what lessons we can bring to higher education environments.

Rountable Discussion: Digital Transformation In Education And Corporate: Learning From Each Other In A Changing Landscape



HE Ambassador Antti Vanska

Finland’s Ambassador to Singapore

Ambassador Antti Vänskä arrived in Singapore in June 2019 to assume his position as Head of Mission at the Embassy of Finland.

Mr. Vänskä joined the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland in 1996 and has served on several interesting assignments both home and abroad.

Prior to Singapore Mr. Vänskä served four years as Deputy Chief of Mission at the Embassy of Finland in Washington DC, USA. Earlier in his career, Mr. Vänskä has worked in the Embassy of Finland in Berlin, Germany (2001 – 2004) and in the Consulate General of Finland in St Petersburg, Russia (1997 – 2001).

In Finland, Mr. Vänskä has served, among other positions, as the Special Adviser to the Prime Minister of Finland (2010-2014). Earlier, he has worked in the Ministry for Foreign Affairs as Deputy Director in the Unit for Russia and as Counsellor in the Unit for Asia dealing for instance with relations between the EU and the ASEAN.

Mr. Vänskä graduated from Turku School of Economics and Business Administration (Finland) with a Master’s degree in Economics. He has also studied abroad in Sweden and in the United States.

Apart from his mother tongue, Finnish, Mr. Vänskä speaks English, Swedish, Russian and German. He is married and has two teenage children.

Topic: What Does A Future-Ready Education Look Like? Perspective Of Education Innovation And Developing Future Skills In Finland


Dr Sylvia Chong

Associate Professor, Business Intelligence & Analytics

Singapore University of Social Sciences

Dr Sylvia Chong, an Associate Professor with the Business Intelligence & Analytics, SUSS, is the principal lead for several institutional projects. She has published and presented in international journals and conferences. Her research interests are inter‐disciplinary in nature and include both substantive and methodological approaches. Research areas include Quality in Higher Education (Educational Accountability, Teaching & Learning Quality), Beliefs and identity and epistemology (Self‐efficacy ‐ educators & learners; Beliefs about teaching and learning), Evaluation (Instrument development and validation; quantitative analysis & reasoning, multilevel modelling; qualitative coding & category systems) and Learning analytics (deciphering learning trends and patterns).

Topic: Learning Analytics As A Domain Of Practice: From Numbers To Teaching And Learning Insights

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Katy Montgomery

Associate Dean, Degree Programmes


Katy is the Associate Dean, Degree Programmes with INSEAD. At INSEAD, she works with a team of 150 professionals across three campuses to manage commercial leadership of INSEAD Degree Programme portfolio: MBA, Global Executive MBA, Executive Master in Consulting and Coaching for Change, Executive Master in Finance, Tsinghua-INSEAD Executive MBA, and forthcoming Masters in Management. She also supervises strategy, marketing, sales, admissions, financial aid, programme operations, student life and career services at INSEAD.

Topic: Career Development And Coaching For Adult Learners In An Age Of Rapid Technological And Industry Disruptions

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Dr Kumaran Rajaram

Course Director-Chair - Nanyang Business School / Executive Director - The Research Lab for Learning Innovation and Culture

Nanyang Technological University

Dr Rajaram is a Senior Lecturer with Nanyang Business School, a Research Fellow-Affiliate with Centre for Research and Development in Learning, Nanyang Technological University and Founder of the Research Lab for Learning Innovation and Culture of Learning.  He has a Ph.D. with Distinction in Business and Management, majoring in Learning Science from University of South Australia, Adelaide. Dr Rajaram has over 18 years of leadership and senior management corporate experience in organisational change, strategic management and learning & training development. He is an expert in learning science, management education, learning culture & culture of learning, educational leadership, innovation management and educational development area. He has received multiple competitive school, university and national level research grants and awards on topics related to pedagogical innovation and employability skills & competencies. He has published in management education, digital innovation, learning culture in multi-disciplinary context, learning analytics and internationalisation of business education.

Topic: Digital Transformation: Learning Solution for the 21st Century Classroom

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Assoc Prof Cheng Siong Chin

Director of Innovation & Engagement

Newcastle University

Prof. Cheng Siong Chin is currently the Director of Innovation and Engagement at Newcastle University in Singapore and Adjunct Full Professor to Chongqing University, School of Automotive Engineering. Siong Chin has also led numerous research initiatives with ST-Electronics (large-scale systems group), Seagate, Soil Machine Dynamics (SMD), Visenti(Xylem), SembCorp Marine, POSH, Temasek Polytechnic and Singapore Maritime Institute (SMI) at Newcastle University in Singapore campus. He currently holds 3 U.S. Patents, 2 provisional US patent applications, 1 Singapore Provisional Patent and 2 Trade Secrets in electronics and measurement systems. He obtained 2 research grants from SMI and 4 EDB-Industrial Postgraduate Programme (IPP) grants in the areas of intelligent systems design, simulation, and predictive analytics. He is  also a Fellow of the Higher-Education Academy, Fellow of IMarEST, Senior Member of IEEE and the IET, and a Chartered Engineer.

Topic: Understanding The Impact Of Artificial Intelligence In Education



Assoc Prof Justin Dauwels

Deputy Director, ST Engineering-NTU Corporate Laboratory

Nanyang Technological University

Justin Dauwels is an Associate Professor with School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering at Nanyang Technological University (NTU). He is also the Deputy Director of STE-NTU Corporate Laboratory and Director of Neuroengineering Program. He plays an active role as co-PI in the Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART). Prior to joining NTU, Justin was a research scientist during 2008-2010 in the Stochastic Systems Group (SSG)at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He is also a senior member of the IEEE and a member of the IMS. He is a research affiliate with Stochastic Systems Group (SSG) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the Neurology Department at Massachusetts General Hospital, and the RIKEN Brain Science Institute.

Topic: Leveraging AI To Analyze And Assess Face-To-Face Learning Scenarios

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Gerald Foo

General Manager


A Senior Management leader in Shell,  with 18 years in Business (P&L) management covering Commercial leadership, Sales, Marketing and Operations. 13 years running a regional (APJ) portfolio, history of delivering sustainable top and bottom-line growth. Has track record of delivering business growth and implementation of global programmes across diverse geographies.

Panel Discussion: Key Skills Industry Employees Say Today’s Graduates Need To Succeed Tomorrow

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Adrienne Michetti

Digital Literacy Coach

United World College South East Asia

Adrienne Michetti is a Digital Literacy Coach at the United World College of South East Asia. Her career in K-12 education began in 1998 in Canada, and has taken her to the UK, Qatar, Vietnam, and the USA. She has been in Singapore since 2011, and occasionally offers consultations around curriculum design, technology integration, and online learning spaces. Adrienne’s M.A. in Digital Media Design for Learning continually impacts her approach to design and learning. Current projects investigate the interwoven design of F2F and online learning communities for teachers, and blended learning approaches for K-12 learning. Her professional interests involve learning, relationships, design, and technology — in that order.

Topic: Top Tips for the Journey to Blended Learning: The UWC South East Asia Experience



Anshul Sonak

Regional Director (Innovation & Education, Asia)

Intel Corporation

Anshul is a social impact program designer, tech inclusion expert, business and thought leader who helps organizations grow businesses responsibly and enhances long term reputation.  He is credited with building and rolling multiple business & CSR initiatives in areas of digital inclusion, STEM & future skills, youth entrepreneurship, teacher professional development, ICT for SDG, Makers, IoT & AI in education, that are scaled worldwide with public private partnerships. He has 24+ years of global leadership experience in tech MNC and education tech industries.

He is working as Senior Director – Innovation & Education Programs at Intel, based in Singapore. He is responsible for democratizing innovations and tech skills for next generation in partnership with governments, academia & civil society organizations worldwide.  He is also a trusted adviser to various social enterprises, startups, government bodies and multilaterals around the world. He is a regular speaker in global forums like UNDP Youth Summit, ADB Asian Youth Forum.

He is UNDP Asia’s first regional Youth CoLab champion from private sector. He judges global competitions like ‘MIT Inclusive Innovation Challenge’ that aims to reinvent the future of work. He is member of MIT Tech Review’s global panel, a group of global thought leaders and innovators.

He has done Advanced Leadership Program from University of Oxford and holds MIT certificates in “Artificial Intelligence – Implications For Business Strategy”, “Shaping The Future Of Work”, “uLab : Leading From The Emerging Future ”. He is a Post Graduate in Rural Management from India.

Topic: The Future Of AI In Education: Challenges Of The 4th Industrial Revolution And Reskilling Requirements

Panel Discussion: Key Skills Industry Employers Say Today’s Graduates Need To Succeed Tomorrow



Dr Chen Zhi Xiong

Assistant Dean of Students

National University of Singapore

Dr Chen is a Fellow with the NUS Teaching Academy and also a Senior Lecturer and Integration Lead Educator (Medicine) at NUS. His research areas of interest in education include: evaluate and enhance graduate programs in biomedicine and health sciences; use of technology to promote feedback and communication in medical education; faculty development and evaluation; and enhancing relevance of medical sciences in clinical education.

Topic: Technology And Values In Education – Match Made In Heaven… Or Not?



Christopher Chee

Lead Teacher in Mathematics

Spectra Secondary School

Christopher Chee is the Subject Head (Mathematics) at Spectra Secondary School. An educator who has spent his teaching career working with low progress learners, Christopher is always looking for means to help them progress. Together with Assoc Prof Manu Kapur, Head of Learning Sciences Lab (LSL) , NIE  and LSL Research Scientist Dr Rachel Lam, Christopher has come up with a unique and blended learning approach that incorporates both Productive Failure and Team Based Learning.

Topic: Case Study: The Path To The Development Of A VR Escape Room In Singapore – Solving Math Problems To Escape

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Dr Erin Robinson

Middle School Principal

United World College South East Asia

Roundtable Discussion: Top Tips for the Journey to Blended Learning: The UWC South East Asia Experience



Gary Lim

Deputy Director, Temasek SkillsFuture Academy

Temasek Polytechnic

As Deputy Director, Temasek SkillsFuture Academy, Gary leads a team in designing and enhancing learning programmes targeted to public and corporate clients, liaising closely with government agencies and leaders to review public affairs, provide public policy advice, further the education agenda, and ensure skills delivered are optimally aligned with economic and cultural developments. Prior to this, he was Director for Education and Skills at Microsoft, where he led a team to oversee training & development programs delivery, establishing strategic partnerships within public, commercial and governmental sectors, and helping guide policy on technology adoption and engagement (specialising in cloud computing, cyber security and developer tools) across ASEAN. He has a Master of Computing from NUS and also studied Managerial Economics at the Wharton School in the University of Pennsylvania.

Topic: The Impact Of Digital Learning For The Workforce Of The Future: Micro-Learning As An Option



Elizabeth Chan

Regional Education Specialist - South East Asia

Steelcase Education

Over the past seven years, Elizabeth has helped some of Singapore and South East Asia’s leading organisations shape their workplace environments. Having graduated from Lasalle College of the Arts with a Diploma of Interior Design, Elizabeth now applies her expertise in spatial and environmental planning to a role focused on sharing Steelcase’s extensive research and insights on education environments, to support development of all the places where learning happens.

Elizabeth loves to travel and actively supports Singapore’s Shelter for stray animals.

Topics: Smart Learning And Smart Working In The Age Of Digital Disruption



Marc Alexis Rémond

Vice President of Sales, Meeting and Learning eXperiences, Asia Pacific


Marc Alexis Rémond is the regional business leader for Barco Meeting eXperience solutions, comprising mainly of ClickShare, wePresent, weConnect and Overture products in Asia Pacific. Based in Singapore, he drives sustainable revenue growth through the development of product strategies, partnerships and long-lasting relationship with customers.

Based in Singapore, Marc-Alexis is a seasoned professional and entrepreneur with has more than 20 years of working experience in selling and marketing technology products as well as in providing consultancy services. He is recognized by customers and channel partners as an Industry subject-matter expert, who helps Businesses, Governments and Education institutions, accelerate innovation, increase employee efficiency and improve satisfaction through the use of networking, unified communication, video collaboration, streaming technologies and more.

Throughout his career, Marc has written many technology blogs, contributed to numerous business articles and has spoken at multiple industry conferences on Digital Transformation and the Future of the Workplace. Prior to joining Barco, Mr. Remond was Global Senior Director, Industry Solutions & Market Development for Poly, formerly known as Polycom. During his tenure, Marc was leading a team of experts who assisted organisations from manufacturing to professional services, education to healthcare, and energy to financial services to transform the way they innovate, operate and serve customers.

Mr Remond is a French national who had the opportunity to study in Beijing at the University of International Business and Economics (U.I.B.E) and to live in Shanghai when he was working for Alcatel-Lucent, now part of Nokia. He holds a Master’s Degree in International Commerce with majors in Business Management and International Marketing from Ecole Supérieure du Commerce Extérieur, a Paris-based Business School.

Topic: Fast-track To Active Learning



Grant Beevers

Senior Digital Learning Specialist, APAC


Grant Beevers is a 20+ year veteran of the Education Technology sector throughout the Asia Pacific region, having held technical, management and consulting positions with companies such as SkillSoft, Saba, Study Group and Blackboard, before joining Kaltura to head up its ANZ Education business in 2018.  His passion and expertise are centered around providing a strategic view of the educational landscape, and the critical role digital technologies play in transforming how we teach, learn and collaborate in our schools, across our nations, and globally as a society.

In 2019, Grant was promoted to Senior Digital Learning Specialist APAC in recognition of his expertise in working with customers to deliver best practice in the implementation of effective learning ecosystems, and more recently in the creation, publishing and delivery of great video experience and its functional role within online learning environments.  He is recognised as a thought leader on education technology strategy and planning, learning management, virtual collaboration tools, e-learning content and instructional design, and everything video.

Grant regularly speaks at various events on a range of educational technology topics and is Kaltura’s go to person in APAC for telling our story to the market – on stage at events, during industry-wide webcasts, and in conference rooms of many companies.

Topic: Using Video In Blended Pedagogies To Lift Engagement And Address Accessibility



Jay Kilby

Director, Product Management (Vaddio), Legrand | AV


As the Director of Product Management for Legrand AV’s Commercial division, Mr. Kilby’s primary responsibilities include developing commercial audio and video solutions for the Vaddio, Luxul and C2G brands globally.  He and his team are currently driving development of several new AV over IP solutions. Over his 20 years in technology, Jay has developed award winning networking solutions for some of the world’s biggest companies including 3M, AT&T, Verizon, Cisco, United Technologies, and more. Jay has an MBA in Marketing and Finance from Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota and a BS in Marketing from Iowa State University of Science and Technology.

Topic: Maximize The Value Of UCC And Video Installs In Digital On Campus



Valen Ng

Regional Sales Director

Panopto Asia

Having been in the enterprise software and technology solutions industry for the past decade, Valen’s current mission is to democratize knowledge across institutions and enterprises. She is focused on making video learning easy for trainers, learning facilitators, and content consumers, and has spoken on video learning and related topics in education and training across Southeast Asia.

Valen is passionate about helping customers digitally transform their businesses to innovate and drive success. Prior to Panopto, her experience spans cloud telecommunications, unified communications, and digital media solutions working across North America and Asia.

Topic: Video Trends That Enhance The Student Learning Experience



Dr John Fong

CEO & Head of Campus (Singapore)

S P Jain School of Global Management

John is CEO and Head of Campus at SP Jain School of Global Management in Singapore. In 2018, the URS International and AsiaOne Magazine voted him as one of Asia’s best CEOs. Prior to SP Jain, he was the President of a global consultancy in the US that specializes in Mergers & Acquisitions Branding & Marketing and Accreditation & Licensing issues related to the Education industry.

Topic: Designing The Classroom Of The Future



Assoc Prof Kang Yew Beng

Associate Dean of E-Learning

International Medical University

Dr Kang Yew Beng is currently the IMU Associate Dean of E-Learning and is an Associate Professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry. In the past 15 years, he has been involved in education and some highlights include preparation of the BPharm (Hons), the Pharmaceutical Chemistry (Hons) programmes, and successful 5-year accreditation for both these programmes in addition to the MPharm (Strathclyde) programme with the Royal Pharmaceutical Chemistry of Great Britain (RPSGB). Dr. Kang had authored several university guidelines and policy papers and they include the revision of the IMU Learning Model (2016), E-Learning Policy and Guidelines for I-Lectures, Policy and Concept Paper on Flipped Classroom, Policy and Concept Paper on Curriculum Database, Guidelines on the Use of Animals in Teaching and Learning, Guidelines on the Use of Lecture Capture System (LCS) in Teaching and Learning. He was also responsible for developing a curricula database which could track all curricula details for all programmes. Recently, he had been involved in preparation of documents for the University Self-Accreditation exercise, and participated in a mock accreditation for Nursing Programme. Additionally he is on the panel of accreditation for MyRA (Malaysian Research Assessment Instrument) and internal assessors for the Health Professions Education (HPE) programmes.

Topic: The Flipped Classroom: An Evidence-Based Approach

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Kim Chua

Assistant Professor

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Roundtable Discussion: Case Study Of STEM For Women: Attracting And Enabling Women For Future Technical Roles In Aviation/Aerospace – Opportunities, Challenges And The Way Forward



Mrs Mary George Cheriyan

Deputy Principal, Pedagogical Research and Learning & Community Engagement

Raffles Girls’ School (Secondary)

Roundtable Discussion: Teacher Facilitation In Learner-Centered Learning

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Assoc Prof May Lim Sok Mui

Director, Centre for Learning Environment & Assessment Development

Singapore Institute of Technology

May is the Director at the Centre of Learning Environment and Assessment Development (CoLEAD), which looks into the teaching and learning matters at the university. She has experience in research projects on experiential learning, learning space, use of gamification in teaching, work-integrated study and cohort study of students’ traits and development. She pioneered the university wide Freshmen survey that looks into students’ expectations as well as traits such as grit, growth mindset, resilience, and learning approaches. She leads a team that look into studying effect of traits on learning outcomes and development of work-related skills for large cohorts of students. She also leads implementation and evaluation of active learning space in the campus.

Topic: Implementing Smart Classrooms: What Kind Of Learning Spaces Promote Collaborative Learning

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Dr Nachamma Sockalingam

Programme Director, Learning Sciences Lab

Singapore University of Technology and Design

Dr. Nachamma is the founding (Assistant) Director of Learning Sciences Lab at SUTD. She is a passionate educator and believes in technology-enhanced, active learning teaching methods that empower learners to achieve their true potential. She holds a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from Erasmus University, The Netherlands and Masters in Microbiology from National University of Singapore. She has over 17 years of working experience with 5 higher education institutions, including SUTD, SMU, UniSIM, Republic Polytechnic and NUS in Singapore, and USP in Brazil. She has been an international consultant with UNESCO Bangkok and USP Brazil on project-based learning and an expert with NMC- Horizon report on Technology for Higher Education. She is in the Editorial Board of Asian Journal of Scholarship of Teaching and learning, and is a co-Lead of the Special Interest group “Publishing SOTL” with the Asia SOTL community.  She is actively engaged in various teaching and learning projects at SUTD and has won 4 international awards for her contributions to Higher Education.

Topic: Advances In Technology-Based Learning



Assoc Prof Nga Min En


NUS Teaching Academy

Assoc Professor Nga qualified as an Anatomical Pathologist from the Royal College of Pathologists (United Kingdom) and Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia in 2005. In 2007, she completed a Fellowship in Cytopathology in the Queen Elizabeth II Hospital 9Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital) in 2007, and further qualified as a Fellow of the International Academy of Cytology in 2010. Since 2000, she has been involved in teaching undergraduate students in several faculties (Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy). She is also very active in teaching postgraduate students in Anatomical Pathology, and is a member of the Core Faculty in the National University Hospital Pathology Residency Programme. A Fellow of the Teaching Academy at NUS, she has spearheaded initiatives to make the teaching of pathology more dynamic and accessible, using technology-enhanced modalities such as virtual microscopic slides and macroscopic pathology specimens. A great teacher herself, Min En believes in: An excellent teacher is one who, very simply, cares about the learning experience; one who is able to grasp the viewpoint of his or her students, and uses this insight to shape his methods. Also open to improvement – continually on the lookout for ways to better the teaching-learning experience.

Topic: Case Study: Effective Blended Learning For Medical Students – The Use Of A Virtual Museum Of Medical Specimens, Videos And Interactive Quizzes To Reinforce Learning

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Roger Tan

Assistant Chief Executive Officer

Civil Service College

Roger Tan is the Assistant CEO (Corporate) of Civil Service College.  In his current role, he oversees various corporate functions including HR, Finance, ICT, Corporate Communications, Internal Audit, Learning Technology, and Administration.  Prior to joining CSC in 2001, Roger worked for the Public Service Commission and Public Service Division handling talent management and development issues in the Singapore Civil Service.  In CSC, he has headed the CSC Consulting Group, CSC International Division, and the Institute of Public Administration and Management.  For his contributions to Singapore and CSC, he was awarded the National Day Awards – Public Administration Medal (Bronze) in 2006, Public Administration Medal (Silver) in 2013, and Long Service Medal in 2016.

Topic: Case Study Of Learning Innovations At The Civil Service College, Singapore

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Dr Samson Tan

Head, Centre for Innovation in Learning

National Institute of Education

Dr Samson Tan is currently Head of the Centre for Innovation in Learning at the National Institute of Education (NIE). As a member of the Teaching and Learning Committee, IT Governance Committee and MOOC Steering Committee, he drives learning innovations and shapes digital learning policies at NIE. He has over 20 years of involvement in education, with a focus in academic professional development and learning innovation. Prior to joining NIE, Samson was responsible for professional development of academic staff and pedagogical innovation at the Republic Polytechnic (RP). He spearheaded RP’s digital learning, design and delivery of e-learning training and collaboration with other institutions.

In his previous role in RP, Samson was responsible for leading the SkillsFuture initiatives, providing research, consultation and training in workplace learning for the Logistics, Hotel and Biomedical sectors. Samson lectured/trained curriculum design and innovation in learning related subjects in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Sri Lanka and Hong Kong. He graduated with a Doctor of Education (EdD) from the University of Western Australia (UWA) in 2007 and a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) from University of Hull. His research interest is in learning innovation and workplace learning.

Samson is a member of the Executive Board of Association for Problem-based and Active Learning, the Executive Committee of Educational Research Association of Singapore, Advisory Board of RMIT School of Engineering, Aviation Industry Advisory Committee, Singapore and editorial board of Journal for Applied Learning and Teaching (JALT).

Topic: Immersive Learning For The Future Of Education

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Dr Stephen Tay

Senior Lecturer, School of Design and Environment

National University of Singapore

Roundtable Discussion: Blended Learning in the National University of Singapore: Case study in Learning in Solar



Swapnil Chugh

Global Director, Online Programmes


Swapnil Chugh is currently the Global Director for Online Programmes at INSEAD. In his role, he leads the business strategy for all INSEAD offerings in the Online Education space. Swapnil has been working in Online Education for the past 8 years having started at the same time when the MOOC revolution was starting. Prior to exploring this field, he ran his own start up, Serene Woods, in the publishing space and also worked at Goldman Sachs as an Equity Analyst.

He holds an MBA from INSEAD and a Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology. In his free time, he enjoys traveling, photography and cricket.

Topic: Online Learning As A Strategic Tool To Transform Organizations

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Teh Tuan Ann

Manager / Technology Development

ITE College West

Topic: Case Study: The Path To The Development Of A VR Escape Room In Singapore – Solving Math Problems To Escape



Prof Venky Shankararaman

Deputy Dean, Practice & Education

Singapore Management University

Venky is Deputy Dean and Professor of Information Systems (Education & Practice) at SMU. His current areas of specialization include business process management and analytics, enterprise systems architecture and integration, and education pedagogy. He has over 25 years of experience in the IT industry in various capacities as a researcher, academic faculty member, IT professional and industry consultant. Has designed and delivered professional courses for government and industry in areas such as business process management and analytics, enterprise architecture, technical architecture, and enterprise integration and published over 65 papers in academic journals and conferences.

Topic: Analytics Applications For Enhancing Student Learning Experience

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