The Hybrid Future of Work, Workforce and Workplace
The shift to a hybrid future of work has seen a rise in businesses adopting flexible work arrangements and workspaces. Is the hybrid model more resilient to economic fluctuations? With employee development gaining in importance, what skillsets and tools are more valued in the future economy? How can leaders make use of data and technology to create effective strategies?
Alvin Goh (Session Chair)Executive Director, Singapore Human Resources Institute
Alvin is an accomplished international senior business manager with over 20 years’ of experience in the financial and consulting industry where he played key roles in various business and human capital transformation projects that has translated to net bottom line growth of USD100million. He spent the last 7 years in a regional bank covering 15 cities as the Head of Human Capital and Head of CEO Office.
Highly adapt at corporate transformation, human capital management and business growth, Alvin enjoys the challenges of solving complex business issues. Both his practical competencies and influential people skills have been well evidenced in various M&A; transformational and corporate development projects that he has personally undertaken. More recently, he provided end to end leadership in a business transformation and created a new operating model that resulted in an immense improvement in employee satisfaction, as well as top-line business growth. He was also instrumental in conceptualisation & development of a predictive and preventive human capital model that has enabled the identification of talent earlier in their careers and deployment of these talents.
Ang Wee TiongFounder & CEO, JobTech Pte Ltd
Ang Wee Tiong is a Singaporean computer scientist and software entrepreneur. He is the Founder and CEO of JobTech – the world’s leading artificial intelligence and big labour data analytics product company that empowers leaders to develop people for new work realities, driven by real labour market needs and individuals’ personal aspirations. Wee-Tiong is an avid hacker and one the scientists who developed advanced deep learning models to make computers understand human content, behaviours and automating “mundane” tasks, during his 10-year stint as a researcher at A*STAR’s Institute for Infocomm Research where he spearheaded artificial intelligence research development and translation. Today, he uses his inventions to understand labour market inefficiencies, correlate education and skills to employment outcomes and, to help people learn and future-proof themselves with the help of labour market and education data.
Peter AndrewExecutive Director, Asia Pacific, Workplace Strategy, CBRE Singapore
Peter Andrew has a personal ambition to transform work and workplace in Asia. To help create beautiful and functional buildings that attract talent, drive business performance, and enhance the experience of the everyday worker. Peter leads the CBRE Workplace Strategy Centre of Excellence function in APAC supporting a team of 120 workplace specialists in twelve countries. Peter is an expert in this field, with more than 25 years’ experience (15 years in Asia). Peter works at c-suite level with corporations to understand their businesses and develop and implement strategies that improve business performance. His passion and expertise lie with understanding the relationships between culture, behaviour, technology, organisational processes and the creation and use of physical environments – in particular places for work, innovation and learning.
Sean Kuan Thye Managing Director, Employee Experience Design & Implementation, FedEx Express Asia PacificSean Kuan ThyeManaging Director, Employee Experience Design & Implementation, FedEx Express Asia Pacific
Kuan Thye with FedEx Express for 23 years, went on overseas assignments, assuming HR leadership positions in Hong Kong and China for close to 15 years. Kuan Thye returned to Singapore in 2015 to join the Asia Pacific M&A Integration Planning Core Team to develop strategies and plans for post-acquisition implementation. She is currently Managing Director Employee Experience Design & Implementation, FedEx Express Asia Pacific with close to 30,000 employees.