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Keynote Speaker

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Mr Ng Chee Khern

Permanent Secretary (Smart Nation and Digital Government) Prime Minister's Office



Mr Ng Chee Khern is Permanent Secretary for Smart Nation and Digital Government in the Prime Minister’s Office formed in May 2017. He is also the Chairman of the Government Technology Agency of Singapore board, and a Director of the boards of CapitaLand Mall Trust Management, a board member of the National Research Foundation and a Non-Executive Director of Changi Airport Group.

Mr Ng was previously Permanent Secretary (Defence Development) in Singapore's Ministry of Defence. He was concurrently 2nd Permanent Secretary in Singapore’s Ministry of Health from August 2014 to February 2016. Before that, Mr Ng was Director of the Security and Intelligence Division from 2010-2014. Mr Ng previously served as Chief of Air Force from 2006-2009.

Mr Ng was a recipient of the President's Scholarship and Singapore Armed Forces Overseas Scholarship. He holds a Bachelor of Arts (Second Upper Class Honours) and a Master of Arts in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from the University of Oxford. He also graduated with a Master of Public Administration from Harvard University.


The Future of Education in a Smart Nation

The digital revolution is upon us, and Singapore is moving towards its Smart Nation vision. Today’s students will be the leaders of our future. What kind of leaders do we want to cultivate, and what skills do we need to start teaching today? How will technology shape the future of learning and teaching?

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