Virtual Workshops

With more than 38 online workshops across eight core themes, you will learn to adapt in an ever-changing world and discover job opportunity prospects in related fields. The series of workshops will cover topics such as health, food sustainability, technological advances and soft skills-adaptations. Whether you’re about to enter the workforce or contemplating a career change, these workshops will help you navigate the path forward.

Digital Community Health

Health care education has taken on an entirely new perspective ever since the COVID-19 outbreak with patient education and health ambassadorship becoming key areas for skills development and lifelong learning.

Digital Education for Health in the 21st century

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1pm – 1:30pm (P); 1:30pm – 1:40pm (Q&A)

Josip Car, Associate Professor at LKC School of Medicine, Nanyang Technological University

Who should attend: All are welcome

This workshop will explore how digital innovations are influencing the roles of healthcare professionals, how the gap between rapidly developing technologies and skillsets can be bridged, and the action required from WHO to enhance the digital skills of the health workforce.

Digital Mental Health: An Overview

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1:50pm – 2:20pm (P); 2:20pm – 2:30pm (Q&A)

Christopher Chan, Consultant Psychiatrist at Department of Mood and Anxiety, Institute of Mental Health

Who should attend: All are welcome

Discover the overview and framework of digital mental health and promising areas for development in this emerging field. Next, navigate the landscape of digital mental health including the evidence base, advantages, limitations, design, current availability and exciting possibilities for the future.

COVID-19’s long-term business impact on Digital Heath Care

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2:40pm – 3:10pm (P); 3:10pm – 3:20pm (Q&A)

Richard Yeo, Senior Lecturer at School of Applied Science, Republic Polytechnic

Who should attend: All are welcome

The approach to health care is set to take a different approach due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As we move to remote monitoring of personal health, there is an increased digital health acceptance among patients, including patient self-empowerment and data management.

Integrating IoT and A.I for Digital Community Health

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3:30pm – 4pm (P); 4pm – 4:10pm (Q&A)

Matthew Chua, Lecturer at Institute of Systems Science, National University of Singapore

Who should attend: All are welcome

Dr Matthew Chua from the Smart Health Leadership Centre will share his ongoing national research projects that are transforming the digital community health landscape in Singapore as well as the methodologies, skills required and secrets that anyone who is venturing into this field should know.

Securing Food For All

COVID-19 has highlighted the importance of having secured food sources. What can be done at the national level to meet this existential need? How can new skills, knowledge and technologies be developed to meet changing consumer mindsets?

Opportunities in the new Singapore Agrifood Ecosystem

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1pm – 1:30pm (P); 1:30pm – 1:40pm (Q&A)

Paul Teng, Professor, Adjunct Senior Fellow at S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University (NTU)

Who should attend: All are welcome

Food insecurity and limited land have spurred innovations in agriculture, aquaculture and food processing. This workshop will address the changing Singapore agrifood sector, its current mix of conventional farms and technology-enabled enterprises and the many opportunities in this evolving agrifood ecosystem.

Turning Food Waste into “Gold” (useful products)

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1:50pm – 2:20pm (P); 2:20pm – 2:30pm (Q&A)

William Chen, The Michael Fam Chair Professor in Food Science & Technology at School of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering, Nanyang Technological University

Who should attend: All are welcome

In 2050, the world population would reach 10 billion. Singapore’s vulnerability is compounded by our high dependency on imported food and our limited land space for food production. Learn about technological solutions in food processing such as upcycling and food waste reduction.

The Future of High-Tech Vegetable Farming is Here and Now

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2:40pm – 3:10pm (P); 3:10pm – 3:20pm (Q&A)

Sven Yeo, Co-Founder, Business Development at Archisen Pte. Ltd.

Who should attend: All are welcome

Vegetables are one of the food items considered as priority to achieve Singapore’s “30by30” initiative of achieving 30% nutrition self-sufficiency by 2030. This workshop will discuss the challenges and opportunities in setting up high-tech vegetable farms.

Opportunities in the Aquaculture Industry

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3:30pm – 4pm (P); 4pm – 4:10pm (Q&A)

Lee Chee Wee, Centre Director at Aquaculture Innovation Centre, Temasek Polytechnic

Who should attend: All are welcome

Discover aquaculture industry engagement statistics, insights for technology development and the pandemic impact on food security, career opportunities created and also the supporting role of the Aquaculture Innovation Centre in meeting the challenges and manpower needs of the aquaculture industry.

Skill Sets to Develop Singapore into an Agrifood Technology Hub

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4:20pm – 4:50pm (P); 4:50pm – 5pm (Q&A)

Rob Hulme, Asia Director at Beanstalk Agtech

Who should attend: All who are interested in pursuing a career involving food and agriculture technology

Explore Singapore’s emerging role as a key agrifoodtech hub in APAC, “30by30” food security strategy, opportunities for leveraging technology to create turnkey export solutions and key agrifoodtech challenges and opportunities in Singapore.

5G Technology

As Singapore’s infrastructure shifts from 4G to 5G, there will be opportunities for new 5G talent and a need for upskilling of relevant 5G and Telecom-related skillsets and innovation capabilities.

5G – A New Era of Wireless Connectivity

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1pm – 1:30pm (P); 1:30pm – 1:40pm (Q&A)

Guan Yong Liang, Associate Professor at School of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Nanyang Technological University (NTU)

Who should attend: All are welcome

This workshop will present an overview of 5G technologies, use cases, and global market adoption. What’s new in terms of frequency, infrastructure, benefits to users and challenges will be discussed.

Cyber Security and Privacy in 5G

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1:50pm – 2:20pm (P); 2:20pm – 2:30pm (Q&A)

Biplab Sikdar, Associate Professor at Electrical and Computer Engineering, National University of Singapore

Who should attend: All are welcome

As the society becomes more reliant on 5G-based communication and networking services, we need to ensure the security of 5G networks. This workshop will describe the high level security issues in 5G and provide an overview of solutions.

An Introduction to 5G Technology and its Applications

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2:40pm – 3:10pm (P); 3:10pm – 3:20pm (Q&A)

Paul Soon, Managing Consultant at Singapore Management University/Huawei International Pte. Ltd.

Who should attend: All are welcome, especially professionals who are keen to find out more about 5G technology

Join this workshop to learn the fundamentals of the 5G technology, gain an overview of its key features, the motivation for 5G and the main challenges in developing 5G and learn the industry applications of this new technology.

Introduction to 5G: Technologies and Applications

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3:30pm – 4pm (P); 4pm – 4:10pm (Q&A)

Pei Yiyang, Assistant Professor at Infocomm Technology Cluster, Singapore Institute of Technology

Who should attend: People who are new to 5G but interested in learning it

The objective of the workshop is to give participants an overview of 5G, including its key drivers, enabling technologies and applications and how it compares to earlier generations of cellular technologies.

5G as a Platform for Industry Transformation

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4:20pm – 4:50pm (P); 4:50pm – 5pm (Q&A)

Jim Lim, Executive Education Fellow at School of Computing, National University of Singapore

Who should attend: All are welcome

With the dawn of the 5G era, new use cases for the technology are emerging as well as new business opportunities are opening up. Learn how 5G technology will transform different vertical industries such as healthcare, manufacturing, media, logistics, retail.

Digital Platforms

Digital platforms are increasingly utilised for learning, organisation of events, supply chain management and more. With a myriad of choices, what will be the easiest and convenient way of navigating through these different platforms to achieve the maximum results?

Is Platform the New Business Strategy? A Discussion

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1pm – 1:30pm (P); 1:30pm – 1:40pm (Q&A)

Tan Tzann Chang, Principal Lecturer & Consultant, Digital Products & Platforms Practice at Institute of Systems Science, National University of Singapore

Who should attend: All are welcome

Organisations have moved from providing their own branded products and services to providing their product as a platform for others to leverage, such as Amazon and Grab. Learn the definition of “platform strategy”, why organisations would want to adopt this and what are the implications.

Digital with Purpose – Delivering a Smarter 2030

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1:50pm – 2:20pm (P); 2:20pm – 2:30pm (Q&A)

Mohit Grover, Executive Director, Risk Advisory – Cyber Strategy at Singapore Management University / Deloitte

Who should attend: All are welcome, especially mid to senior level professionals

Digital technology is interwoven into all that we do. But digital technology itself does not deliver impact. What matters is how we develop and deploy technology. Learn how we can contribute to the delivery of Sustainable Development Goals and how we can use digital technology to maximise impact.

Virtual Tour and Mixed Reality Production Techniques for Immersive Microlearning

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2:40pm – 3:10pm (P); 3:10pm – 3:20pm (Q&A)

Jose De Castro, Senior Lecturer at School of Technology for the Arts, Republic Polytechnic

Who should attend: All are welcome

Explore how AR, VR and 360 media can be crafted into engaging microlearning scenarios with new virtual tour and virtual production techniques with the aid of existing and planned SF workshops on AR/VR/360 and virtual production.

Introduction to Search Engine Optimisation

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3:30pm – 4pm (P); 4pm – 4:10pm (Q&A)

Charlotte Ang, SEO Team Lead and Trainer at School of Film & Media Studies, Ngee Ann Polytechnic

Who should attend: Fresh graduates, working adults, aspiring entrepreneurs and marketers

Search Engine Optimisation is vital to the success and growth for any business. By optimising web pages and content, SEO drives website traffic and increases brand visibility. Discover the fundamentals of SEO for online sales and marketing efforts.

Microlearning: A Different Approach for a Different Outcome

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4:20PM – 4:50PM(P); 4:50PM – 5:00PM (Q&A)

Loh Chi Ming, Head, Content Partnerships, Gnowbe

Who should attend: Business leaders, professionals in L&D, HR, Talent Development, anyone with a keen interest to scale up capability development efforts in a way that is data-driven, yet human

Learn how mobile-first microlearning with solve critical post-COVID training challenges. Get a hands-on feel for a mobile-first participatory learning experience. Develop a new way of thinking about online learning.

AI In Education

Rather than a one-size-fits-all approach, AI creates a personalised experience tailor-made for each student. Keep up with the paradigm shift in the modern world and discover how to use AI to improve student learning and success.

Is AI ready for Education, or is Education ready for AI?

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1pm – 1:30pm (P); 1:30pm – 1:40pm (Q&A)

Looi Chee Kit, Professor and Co-Director at CRADLE, Nanyang Technological University

Tan Seng Chee, Associate Professor and Associate Dean at Graduate Studies & Professional Learning, National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University

Who should attend: All are welcome

Probe whether education and training are ready for an impending AI future, examine whether AI is ready for mainstream applications such as personalised learning and social learning companions, and how AI makes online learning work even better in the post-Covid new normal.

An Introduction to Computer Vision

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1:50pm – 2:20pm (P); 2:20pm – 2:30pm (Q&A)

June Tay, Head at Digital Media Programme, School of Science & Technology, Singapore University of Social Sciences

Who should attend: All are welcome

This workshop will cover fundamentals of machine learning, neural network and convolutional neural network, image classification basics, the potential of computer vision and how computer vision can be applied to improve daily lives and various industries.

How AI can be used for learning of Maths

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2:40pm – 3:10pm (P); 3:10pm – 3:20pm (Q&A)

Keegan Kang, Faculty Fellow at Science, Maths & Technology, Singapore University of Technology & Design

Who should attend: Mathematics educators, general public

See how two different AI applications were used in teaching engineering mathematics: a) virtual reality to visualize partial derivatives in multivariable calculus, and b) an AI automated question generating system which is tailored to each students’ skill level.

Low-code AI-enabled Predictive 3D Simulations for Manufacturing and Healthcare Industries

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3:30pm – 4pm (P); 4pm – 4:10pm (Q&A)

How Meng-Leong, Research Fellow at Office of Educational Research, National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University

Who should attend: All are welcome

Create predictive 3D simulations for the manufacturing and healthcare industries with low-code AI-enabled platforms: FlexSim and Anylogic. These “what-if” scenarios are essential for risk predictions, assessments and optimisations so stakeholders can focus on the all-important big picture and core business logic.

Using AI to detect at-risk students in MOOCs and personalised learning as an intervention

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4:20pm – 4:50pm (P); 4:50pm – 5pm (Q&A)

Edwin Seng, Lecturer at School of Business, Singapore Polytechnic

Who should attend: Professionals interested in learning analytics (e.g., deep learning) and its application in education

Learn how deep learning algorithm was used to create a predictive model of detecting at-risk students, the evaluation of model prediction results and how personalised learning can be applied as an intervention.

Future Of Robotics

Globally, robotics technologies are opening up new opportunities for automation. The adoption of Robotic Process Automation (RPA) will boost productivity as human capital can be upskilled and redeployed to new higher-value job responsibilities.

Recent Advances in Robotics and AI for Agile Manufacturing

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1pm – 1:30pm (P); 1:30pm – 1:40pm (Q&A)

Assoc Prof Pham Quang Cuong, Associate Professor at School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, Nanyang Technological University (NTU)

Who should attend: All are welcome

Discover how recent technological advances in Robotics and AI are enabling a new era of manufacturing: faster, safer, cheaper.

The Rise of Self-Reconfigurable Maintenance Robots

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1:50pm – 2:20pm (P); 2:20pm – 2:30pm (Q&A)

Mohan Rajesh Elara, Assistant Professor at Engineering Product Development, Singapore University of Technology & Design

Who should attend: All are welcome

In addition to state-of-the-art robotic research and development in the environment, healthcare, and ship maintenance industries, this workshop will also share the ongoing efforts at the Singapore University of Technology and Design towards the development of self-reconfigurable robots.

Robotics FutureNow

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2:40pm – 3:10pm (P); 3:10pm – 3:20pm (Q&A)

William Lee, Associate Director at Advanced Robotics Centre, National University of Singapore

Who should attend: Fresh graduates and young STEM professionals interested in Robotics

Industrial Robots have traditionally been installed in factories and confined spaces. Learn new technologies, especially from the world of Computation Advancement and Sensory Data Analytics, which transform these stationary machines into Intelligence Robots beyond the industrial setup.

Future of Collaborative Robots

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3:30pm – 4pm (P); 4pm – 4:10pm (Q&A)

Eric Siew, Deputy Manager, Automation & Robotics Innovation Centre at School of Engineering, Nanyang Polytechnic

Who should attend: All are welcome

The workshop covers a brief introduction to collaborative robots, its capabilities and applications. The learning objective is to understand the concept of collaborative robotics, its uses and limitations as well as appreciate the deployment of collaborative robotics.

Intelligent Automation—The future of work

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4:20pm – 4:50pm (P); 4:50pm – 5pm (Q&A)

Jensen Toh, Associate Director at EY Consulting/Singapore Management University

Derek Yap, Manager at EY Consulting/Singapore Management University

Arvin Lim, Manager at EY Consulting/Singapore Management University

Who should attend: All are welcome, especially corporate professionals from back office

Get an introduction to Robotic Process Automation (RPA) as well as the possibility and real-world examples of how employees and organisations can benefit from adopting this technology, including a demonstration of how RPA can help to automate mundane and repetitive tasks.

Recareering In An Uncertain World

In an ever-changing world, adaptability and relevance are two key components to survival. Keeping abreast of the latest innovations and trends in the current job market will provide opportunities to re-invent yourself to remain relevant.

Importance of a Polymath Mindset in the Future of Work

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1pm – 1:30pm (P); 1:30pm – 1:40pm (Q&A)

Jimmy Wong, Senior Lecturer at School of Business, Singapore University of Social Sciences

Who should attend: All are welcome

In the face of constant technological disruption, is it realistic to be a “specialist”? This workshop examines the development of a polymath mindset to acquire multiple skills and how this helps to prepare us for the future of work.

Rapid Transit ⁠— Reskilling for Recareering

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1:50pm – 2:20pm (P); 2:20pm – 2:30pm (Q&A)

Ozbee Kee Puay Hiang, Senior Lecturer at School of Engineering, Institute of Technical Education

Steven Chan, Lecturer at School of Engineering, Institute of Technical Education (ITE)

Who should attend: All are welcome, especially for IHL graduate and junior to mid-level professionals

Singapore Rapid Transit industry—a sunrise sector—will be able to provide 15,000 job opportunities in the coming decade. A skilled workforce and incorporation of emerging technologies are keys to meet the sustainable future demand.

Redesigning Your Career and Work Life to Achieve Wellness and Personal Goals

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2:40pm – 3:10pm (P); 3:10pm – 3:20pm (Q&A)

Teng Yin Ting, Lecturer at School of Applied Sciences, Republic Polytechnic

May Sim, Lecturer at School of Applied Sciences, Republic Polytechnic

Who should attend: All are welcome

Explore alternative career paths, the various tools to redesign your career and tips to break down your plan into doable actions so you can move your career forward and stay abreast to the market needs.

Discover the Hidden Job Market

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3:30pm – 4pm (P); 4pm – 4:10pm (Q&A)

Theebhan Raja M, Head, Alvigor at Career Development, e2i

Who should attend: All are welcome

Learn strategies to increase their job opportunities and placement success, tips to E-network to open the third door to job opportunities and templates to connect, build conversation and relationships.

Kickstart your Digital Marketing career in 40 days!

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4:20pm – 4:50pm (P); 4:50pm – 5pm (Q&A)

Yap Heng Kiong, Senior Lecturer at School of Business & Accountancy, Ngee Ann Polytechnic

Who should attend: All are welcome

Learn the digital marketing skills framework and how Ngee Ann Polytechnic is working with SkillsFuture Singapore to prepare one to be job-ready for a digital marketing role at Media Agencies, E-commerce/Retail companies and MNCs/SMEs that require online marketing.

Soft Skills Essential For A Changing World

Effective communication, good EQ, strong listening skills and outstanding leadership qualities constitute essential soft skills that enable people to adapt to a changing job landscape and tide over periods of uncertainty.

Career Crossroads in the Ever-Changing Job Landscape

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1pm – 1:30pm (P); 1:30pm – 1:40pm (Q&A)

Bernard Mackenzie, Clinic Manager, NIE Wellness Centre at Psychology and Child & Human Development, National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University

Who should attend: All are welcome

This workshop introduces simple skills and concepts, such as W2H2 and WATER, to weather proof ourselves in the ever-changing employment landscape and prepare for a work world that is integrated with technology.

5 Proven Ways to Amplify Your Communication Skills

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1:50pm – 2:20pm (P); 2:20pm – 2:30pm (Q&A)

Jovina Ang, Managing Director/Adjunct Senior Fellow at Communicatio/Singapore University of Technology & Design

Who should attend: All are welcome

Did you know that studies have shown that the number 1 soft skill is communication? Effective communication determines whether you get noticed, hired or promoted. Learn how to elevate your communication skills and be seen as a leader.

Managing Remote Teams for Value-Driven Delivery

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2:40pm – 3:10pm (P); 3:10pm – 3:20pm (Q&A)

Lee Chien Ching, Associate Professor at Centre for Communication Skills, Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT)

Who should attend: All are welcome

Understand the differences between managing a remote team and in-person team, learn how you can improve communication with your remote team and gain tips on how to manage a remote team for value-driven delivery.

Creating an Impressive Image on LinkedIn

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3:30pm – 4pm (P); 4pm – 4:10pm (Q&A)

Joe Escobedo, Associate, Centre for Continuing & Professional Education at Singapore University of Social Science

Who should attend: All are welcome

The workshop introduces the use of LinkedIn to build an impressive profile for career and business opportunities as well as how to strategically create and maintain the profile to reap the fullest benefits from the platform.