Panel Discussion



Founder of Singapore-based communication consulting and training firm Global Speech Academy Pte Ltd, Heather Hansen will be moderating an exciting session that focuses on 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.

The key takeaways from the session will be

  • How disruptions are impacting the future of work 
  • The new paradigm for education and training 
  • Continual upskilling and lifelong learning as an imperative

Joining Heather for the Panel Discussion will be

  • Michael Fung: Deputy Chief Executive (Industry), Chief Human Resource Officer & Chief Data Officer at SkillsFuture Singapore
  • Carolyn Chin: Digital Innovation Leader at PwC Singapore. Women of the Year from the Women in IT Asia Awards 2019
  • Peta Latimer: CEO, Mercer Singapore