IPS Closed-Door Discussion on The Digital Economy and Challenges in the Process of Transformation


Singapore’s ambition to become a hyper-connected society that is heavily plugged into a digital world is definitely taking shape. On economic policy, there been much emphasis in recent times on increasing automation, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and big data for companies to transform their business models. High-profile plans such as the Committee for the Future Economy Report and the Smart Nation initiative have underscored the urgency in which our transformation is to be done. While the government sets the pace of change however, it is important to develop methods of assessing our progress, as well as ensuring that our private sector is prepared for the changing economic landscape as well. Furthermore, in the push for digitisation, it is highly likely that our inherent limitations of natural resources, land and especially labour, may also put us at a disadvantage when compared to other countries. It is therefore important for us to take stock of how Singapore can best deal with these challenges ahead, as well as maintain our competitive edge in a digital future.

Hence, this Closed-Door Discussion will bring together policymakers and private sector representatives from relevant industries. The first part of our Closed-Door Discussion will consist of select speakers opening up the topic of discussion on a range of issues concerning the Digital Economy from both the public and private sector points of view, focusing on how businesses can cope with the coming changes. The second part of the session will consist of a moderated discussion.



If you have any enquiries, please contact Ms Rachel Hoa at 6516-8389 or via email:  

Thursday, 20 July 2017
2.15 pm – 5.15 pm (Registration starts at 2.00 pm)

Conference Room, Level 1, Oei Tiong Ham Building, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore (Bukit Timah Campus)