Philanthropists donate money and volunteers commit their energy to causes. Increasingly, many individuals are responding to the question of “what can I do” by contributing their entrepreneurial spirit to drive change through new organisations and ventures — sometimes outside of their own day jobs or as dedicated, full-time pursuits. This Feed session features 3 social innovators who have each gone on distinct journeys, building alternative models and staying the course for their personal visions.
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.