Ms Chew Mok Lee is Assistant Chief Executive Officer of Enterprise Singapore, overseeing InfoComm and Media & Digitalisation, Enterprise Services & New Industries.
Prior to Enterprise Singapore, Ms Chew was with the then National Productivity Board (NPB), PSB and SPRING Singapore. She is well versed in enterprise promotion, industry development and partnership building, having been involved in various aspects of capability development, support for local enterprises, enabling a viable enterprise eco-system and entrepreneurship for 29 years. She has also served as Secretariat to the Action Community for Entrepreneurship since its inception on 23 May 2003, and was responsible for working with the Minister in Charge of Entrepreneurship and private sector members to foster entrepreneurship and support startups in Singapore.
In her current role, Ms Chew works with partners like the trade association and business chambers to raise the capabilities of SMEs in innovation, productivity and improve market access through online platforms.
He joined NTUC’s e2i in 2009 to create solutions for better employment and employability through providing better jobs, developing better skills, and improving companies’ productivity and gain sharing for workers. Since then, e2i has launched the Inclusive Growth Program to drive productivity-led wage increases for low wage workers, and led the way with professional development programmes to enhance the capabilities of PMETs (Professionals, Managers, Executives and Technicians). In addition to deepening skills, e2i also equips PMETs with employability and horizontal skills enabling them to stay relevant and progress within or across sectors.
Under Mr Gilbert Tan’s leadership, e2i pioneered partnerships with Institutes of Higher Learning (IHLs), Trade Associations and Chambers, and community groups to bring career coaching, training advisory services and industry transformation solutions to more Singaporeans. With its expanding role, e2i provides touchpoints at the HDB Hub in Toa Payoh, Central Business District and localised Social Service Offices to effectively reach out to more job seekers, working people, employers and partners in these regions. New initiatives his team developed include the U Career Network and ULeap future of learning.
Mr Gilbert Tan is the Assistant Director-General (ADG) of NTUC and a Member of: Ngee Ann Polytechnic Council; ITE Board of Governors; College of Science Advisory Board in Nanyang Technological University; Republic Polytechnic Board of Governors; and Singapore Management University Academy Advisory Board. He is also on the Board of the Chinese Development Assistance Council.
Jane Lim is the Assistant Chief Executive of the Sectoral Transformation Group in the Infocomm Media Development Authority of Singapore.
With rapid changes in digital technology, businesses need to transform their processes, models and systems to be competitive and seize new business opportunities. Jane takes the lead in working with partners in the public and private sector to drive digital transformation of industry sectors to accelerate the growth of Singapore’s digital economy, tapping on a range of technologies such as AI and analytics, IoT, immersive media and cybersecurity. The Sector Transformation Group includes industry clusters such as Trade and Connectivity, Built Environment, Lifestyle, Modern Services, and the national SMEs Go Digital programme.
Jane is an experienced public sector leader who has led teams in both the economic and social sectors. Prior to IMDA, she was the Director of Social Programmes in the Ministry of Finance, where she helped to shape key social policy developments and ensure sustainable financing for healthcare, education, social security, public housing and social transfers. She was also the Divisional Director in the Energy Market Authority, where she led testbeds for new energy technologies and planning for future electricity infrastructure. In addition, she has experience in manpower planning and policy, and intellectual property policy development.
Jane has an MBA from the Sloan Fellows Program in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She also holds a Masters in Political Science with MIT and graduated summa cum laude with a double major in Biological Sciences and Government from Cornell University. She is married with two young daughters.
Parminder is passionate about driving and creating business models at the intersection of technology, content & media.
He currently holds the dual portfolio of Chief Commercial and Chief Digital Officer with Singapore’s public broadcaster Mediacorp. He is responsible for driving Mediacorp’s businesses across TV, Radio, Digital and Outdoor, besides leading its digital transformation initiatives.
He’s held top management positions in global blue chip technology companies like Google, Apple, Twitter & IBM.
As Twitter’s Managing Director for Asia, Parminder set up the social networking company’s operations in its highest growth markets.
As the Managing Director for Google he grew its display advertising business into a multi-billion dollar operation in Asia Pacific.
Parminder was one of the driving forces behind the IPL-YouTube partnership, which was one of the first live sports monetisation initiatives globally.
Parminder has been actively involved in exploring the use of technology for good and is the founding member of @incrisisrelief, one of the largest citizen led disaster relief technology initiatives. He is @parrysingh on Twitter.
Dr Yeo is Assistant Director-General of the National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) – an inclusive labour movement for all professionals, ages and nationalities. Having joined NTUC in 1996, he now leads the U-SME initiative that helps Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) to grow so that workers in SMEs will benefit. Concurrently he also chairs the Migrant Workers’ Centre and Centre for Domestic Employees that advocate fair employment practices and providing relief and assistance to distressed migrant workers in Singapore.
Dr Yeo served as a Member of Parliament from 1997 to 2015. In Parliament, Dr Yeo championed the welfare of workers, including portable medical benefits as well as workplace safety and health. Notably, he introduced a Private Member’s Bill to amend the Animals and Birds Act. The Bill was passed in 2014 and helped raise animal welfare standards in Singapore. As President of the Consumers Association of Singapore from 2002 to 2012, he played a key role in pushing for the Consumer Protection (Fair Trading) Act, strengthening the protection of consumers.
He has also held various other roles including being Chairman of Government Parliamentary Committee for Manpower; Co-Chair of Inter Agencies Customer Centric Initiatives Working Committee; Board Member for the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority of Singapore, Public Utilities Board, Land Transport Authority, Spring Singapore (now Enterprise Singapore), Institute of Technical Education, Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Singapore Chinese Orchestra, The Esplanade and Financial Industry Disputes Resolution Centre; Council member of National Youth Council, National Arts Council and Workplace Safety and Health Council.
He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (2nd Upper Honors) from the National University of Singapore (NUS), and holds a Postgraduate-Diploma in Education (with Merit) from the National Institute of Education. In 2002, Dr Yeo attended the Executive Program at the Strategic Leadership Institute of the University of California Los Angeles. He also holds a Master in Public Administration and Management from NUS (2012) as well as a Doctorate of Business Administration from United Business Institute, Brussels (2016).
Saw Ken Wye is CEO of CrimsonLogic, a company focusing on solutions, products and services for cross border trade (Single Window, Customs Management Systems), eJudiciary and Digital Government. He is responsible for leading the business teams in growing customer relationships and driving sales in regions such as Asia, Middle East, Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean. To date, the company has 19 offices worldwide.
Prior to joining CrimsonLogic in 2013, Ken Wye worked in Microsoft for nearly 16 years and was the Vice President for Public Sector (Asia), responsible for the company’s business with Government and Government organisations across Asia.
Ken Wye started his IT career with the National Computer Board (NCB) in 1983 and his last appointment was Assistant Chief Executive (Industry).
Ken Wye is actively involved in the local Singapore IT community, and is currently a member of the Info-communications Media Development Authority (IMDA) Board. He is also the Chair of the Advisory Committee for the School of Infocomm Technology in Ngee Ann Polytechnic, and the Chairman of SGTech. He is also a member of the Singapore Manufacturing Federation (SMF) Council.
Kurt has a career spanning the last 18 years in the investment and private equity industry. He is invested in medical and biotechnology fields of human stem cells, immunotherapy and gene therapy. He is the Chief Executive Officer of Celligenics Pte Ltd. Kurt is also consulted by enterprises for turnarounds, recovery and corporate restructuring situations.
Kurt is the President of the Association of Small & Medium Enterprises (ASME) and a council member of the Singapore Business Federation where is also chairs the SBF SME Committee. Kurt also serves on the executive council of Singapore Children’s Society, where he has chaired the Appeals (fundraising) Committee since 2008.
Kurt was appointed as a Justice of The Peace by the President of the Republic of Singapore in 2018. He also serves in a number of committees in various government ministries and academic institutions.