Carolyn Chin-Parry was recently awarded the Business Role Model of the Year for Asia and was recognised as the Women of the Year from the Women in IT Asia Awards 2019. She is the Digital Innovation Leader at PwC Singapore, where she guides clients to achieve their innovation and transformation goals. Carolyn had recently led PwC’s Asia Pacific Digital Up-skilling Initiative for 84,000 employees in the region. She is an active contributor of PwC Singapore’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee, where she co-leads its ‘Lean In’ initiative and is passionate about championing digital inclusion to help under-represented communities. She sits on the Advisory Boards for the NUS Centre on AI Technology for Humankind, Australian Institute of Company Directors, She Loves Data (non-profit) and EGN. Carolyn is a former Chief Digital Officer and has led some of the largest transformation projects in Asia Pacific for multiple industries.
Carolyn has been featured by The Economist, CIO Magazine, Standard Chartered Bank, Microsoft, IBM, Nomura, GovTech, SGInnovate and many more. In her free time, Carolyn enjoys time with her young family and actively mentors women in the tech sector across Singapore, Malaysia, Nepal, India and Australia.
The future of work is being disrupted by technological advancements, shifting demographics, extended careers, and more recently by a global pandemic with massive impact on businesses and individuals around the world. These disruptions have accentuated the inadequacies of traditional education and training systems in responding to rapidly evolving skills-needs of businesses and individuals. There is a need for a more flexible and agile system of education and training, where both public and private sectors play significant roles to help companies, workers, and society address the skills required for the future of work and living. Through strong multi-stakeholder partnerships, a dynamic, holistic, and collaborative learning ecosystem can be set up, for individuals to acquire new skills and confidently navigate the uncertain future.