The protests in Hong Kong have been a focal point for regional politics, not just for its implications on domestic Chinese politics, but also for the reactions and viewpoints from observers all around Asia and indeed, the world. Speculations on how this could all end range from the optimistic to the cataclysmic — but the learning points and diagnosis of the issues are becoming increasingly clearer. Donald provides a unique perspective on events, combining his experiences in the Singapore public service, being a professor of public policy in Hong Kong and walking the streets with the protestors themselves.
Religion is both a covert and an overt force in politics, particularly in Southeast Asia where there are 240 million Muslims in the region. Unlike other driving forces, such as economics, it can be challenging for those outside the community to fully understand how sentiment within the local community is evolving and how those developments influence leaders and policymakers. Yet, appreciating the evolution of Islam in the region is key to gaining deeper insight on regional politics as a whole. A lack of understanding can also create blind spots: the terror attacks in Christchurch are a sober reminder that no country can afford to be complacent about violent extremism from all sides.
Can large incumbents, including governments, build and implement effective technology solutions, or are they forever at the behest of smaller and more nimbler startups?
Join us as we discuss these topics and more with Liu Feng-Yuan and Wong Hefen, who were both recently named as 2 of the world’s 100 most influential young people in government by public service think tank Apolitical in 2018.
In this live session of Feed, we discuss how AI and data analytics are implemented in practice, the challenges of driving change within large organisations and learn more about their leadership journeys and building effective teams. We will also go behind the scenes on some high-profile data stories including MOM’s behavioural insights unit Co-Lab, catching the rogue MRT train, and the app that has changed the lives of drivers all around the island, Parking.SG.
Join us as we host an open discussion on how the VC industry is fast-evolving, what challenges startups are facing today and what bold moves we can expect in 2019. 10 December 2018, 7pm (for 7.30pm) at Straits Clan.