Conference Registration for Participants

Join us for the Digital Workplace 4.0 Conference, which will provide a key platform to discuss how digital technologies are transforming jobs and impacting workers, organisations and industries.

Date and time: May 12, 2022, 9am to 4:30pm [SGT]
Format: Hybrid (Those joining us online will receive a ZOOM link via email to do so nearing to the date)
Venue: Clover Room (Level 1), Parkroyal Collection, Marina Bay, 6 Raffles Boulevard Singapore

Registration is closed.

Programme

9:00-9:05 – Opening Remarks by Professor Sun Sun Lim, Professor and Head of HASS, Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD)

9:05-9:15 – Welcome Address by Mr Peter Ho, Chairman of Social Science Research Council (SSRC)

9:15-10:15 – Session 1: Transforming our SMEs for a Digital Future

Chairperson: Dr Thijs Willems, Research Fellow, Lee Kuan Yew Centre for Innovative Cities (LKYCIC), SUTD

  • The Journey of Technology Adoption in SMEs: Drivers Towards Digital Success by Dr Silin Yang, National Trades Union Congress
  • Robots and automation in SMEs: Possibilities and pitfalls by Dr Samuel Chng, LKYCIC, SUTD
  • Ensuring employee buy-in for work process automation by Dr Wang Yang, LKYCIC, SUTD

10:15-10:45 – Coffee Break

10:45-11:25 – Session 2: Digital Transformation: Case Studies and Industry Experiences

Chairperson: Prof Lim Sun Sun, Professor and Head of HASS, SUTD

  • Case Study 1: Enhancing Innovation and Talent Development in Singapore’s Banking and Finance Sector by Dr Brigid Trenerry, LKYCIC, SUTD
  • Case Study 2: Technologising the Arts and Creative Expression by Ms Suhaila Zainal Shah, SUTD
  • Case Study 3: Embracing Bricks and Clicks in Retail by Mr Oh Peng Ho, SUTD

11:30-12:30 – Session 3: Critical Perspectives on New Workplaces and Career Mobility

Chairperson: Dr Lakshmi Ramachandran, Learning and Development Specialist, Centre for Future-ready Graduates, NUS

  • Humanizing the posthuman: Digital labor, food delivery and openings for the new human during the pandemic by Professor Jack Qiu, National University of Singapore (NUS)
  • The Digital Frontier – What Singapore may pursue to combat the effects of digital disruption on labour in the gig economy by Mr Yong Kai Neng, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy (LKYSPP), NUS
  • When is a career transition successful? A systematic literature review and outlook (1980 – 2021) by Dr Assel Mussagulova, Mr Galvyn Goh Zi An, Ms Cheryl Tang & Dr Dinithi Jayasekara, LKYCIC, SUTD

12:30-13:30 – Lunch

13:30-14:30 – Session 4: The Task Approach

Chairperson: Mr Poon King Wang, Director, LKYCIC, & Senior Director, Strategic Planning, SUTD

  • Foundations and Methodology: A procedure for constructing localized occupation task databases by Mr Darion Jin Hotan, Mr Norakmal Hakim & Ms Radha Vinod, LKYCIC, SUTD
  • Application: How Digital is the Workplace 4.0? Predicting the Nature of Job Disruption in Singapore by Mr Ng Yi Ming & Mr Norakmal Hakim, LKYCIC, SUTD
  • Application: Tasks X Well-being by Mr Galvyn Goh Zi An, LKYCIC, SUTD
  • Mastery in a Digital Age by Dr Thijs Willems, LKYCIC, SUTD

14:30-15:00 – Coffee Break

15:00-16:00 – Session 5: Refining Upskilling Policy for Emerging Challenges

Chairperson: Assoc Prof Renee Tan, Director, Research and Associate Professor, Institute of Adult Learning (IAL), Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS)

  • Digital Technologies, Corporate Talent Management and the Risks of New Inequalities in Singapore by Ms Sahara Sadik, Ms Candice Chong & Ms Catherine Ramos, IAL, SUSS
  • Reskilling and Upskilling during Covid-19: Recognising Vulnerabilities and Building Resilience by Dr Gayathri Haridas, LKYCIC, SUTD
  • Technical and Vocational Education and Training for Industry 4.0: Comparative Global Perspectives by Dr Sreeja Nair, LKYSPP, NUS

16:00-16:30 – Closing Remarks by Professor Chan Heng Chee, Deputy Chairman, SSRC, Professor, LKYCIC, SUTD & Ambassador-at-Large with the Singapore Foreign Ministry

Confirmed Speakers

Mr Peter Ho

Chairman, Social Science Research Council & Chairman, Urban Redevelopment Authority

Professor Chan Heng Chee

Deputy Chairman, Social Science Research Council, Professor, Lee Kuan Yew Centre for Innovative Cities, Singapore University of Technology and Design & Ambassador-at-Large, Singapore Foreign Ministry

Professor Lim Sun Sun

Professor and Head of HASS, Singapore University of Technology and Design

Professor Jack Qiu

Professor and Research Director, Department of Communications and New Media, National University of Singapore

Associate Professor Renee Tan

Director, Research and Associate Professor, Institute of Adult Learning, Singapore University of Social Sciences

Mr Poon King Wang

Director, Lee Kuan Yew Centre for Innovative Cities, and Senior Director, Strategic Planning, Singapore University of Technology and Design

Ms Sahara Sadik

Assistant Director (Research), Institute of Adult Learning, Singapore University of Social Sciences

Dr Silin Yang

Assistant Director (Strategy), National Trades Union Congress

Dr Lakshmi Ramachandran

Learning and Development Specialist, Centre for Future-ready Graduates, NUS

Dr Sreeja Nair

Assistant Professor, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore

Dr Thijs Willems

Research Fellow, Lee Kuan Yew Centre for Innovative Cities, Singapore University of Technology and Design

Dr Samuel Chng

Research Fellow, Lee Kuan Yew Centre for Innovative Cities, Singapore University of Technology and Design

Dr Gayathri Haridas

Research Fellow, Lee Kuan Yew Centre for Innovative Cities, Singapore University of Technology and Design

Dr Dinithi Jayasekara

Research Fellow, Lee Kuan Yew Centre for Innovative Cities, Singapore University of Technology and Design

Dr Brigid Trenerry

Research Fellow, Lee Kuan Yew Centre for Innovative Cities, Singapore University of Technology and Design

Dr Wang Yang

Research Fellow, Lee Kuan Yew Centre for Innovative Cities, Singapore University of Technology and Design

Mr Darion Jin Hotan

Senior Research Assistant, Lee Kuan Yew Centre for Innovative Cities, Singapore University of Technology and Design

Mr Goh Zi An Galvyn

Senior Research Assistant, Lee Kuan Yew Centre for Innovative Cities, Singapore University of Technology and Design

Mr Norakmal Hakim

Senior Research Assistant, Lee Kuan Yew Centre for Innovative Cities, Singapore University of Technology and Design

Ms Radha Vinod

Senior Research Assistant, Lee Kuan Yew Centre for Innovative Cities, Singapore University of Technology and Design

Mr Ng Yi Ming

Research Assistant, Singapore University of Technology and Design

Mr Yong Kai Neng

PhD Candidate, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore

Ms Suhaila Zainal Shah

PhD Candidate, Singapore University of Technology and Design

Mr Oh Peng Ho

PhD Candidate, Singapore University of Technology and Design