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[Webinar Registration] Hack the Crisis: Crowdsourcing ideas on Digital Solutions to Fight COVID-19

This webinar will be running on Friday, 8th May 2020, 530-630pm SGT.

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COVID-19 is the biggest challenge our generation has faced thus far. Governments around the world are sparing no effort to tackle the virus. Many have turned to digital solutions to disseminate information and allocate resources more effectively.

In Singapore, even as we start easing circuit breaker measures, the fight against COVID-19 will continue.

How can we leverage technology to reopen our economy and keep everyone safe at the same time?

Find out how you can join the fight against COVID-19 as we crowdsource technical solutions to critical issues such as contact tracing in this webinar.


5:30 - 5:35PM: Opening Remarks by Chan Cheow Hoe, Government Chief Digital Technology Officer

5:35 - 5:50PM: Sharing by Tan Kok Yam, Deputy Secretary for Smart Nation Digital Government Group (SNDGG)
Kok Yam will share about the overall challenges in re-opening the economy after the circuit breaker and how tech plays a role.

5:50 - 6:10PM: Sharing by David Chua, Cluster Director (Health), Ministry of Health (MOH)
Contact tracing has helped Singapore to keep the infection rate low in the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic. A strategy implemented all over the world, contact tracing tracks who an infected person has been in close contact with in order to help them get adequate care and treatment and to prevent further transmission of the virus. Join David as he shares MOH’s strategy in epidemiological surveillance and the contact tracing process, and more crucially, what are the future issues that need your help to find solutions to.

6:10 - 6:25PM: Combined Q&A

6:25 - 6:30PM: Closing

About the Speakers

Chan Cheow Hoe
Government Chief Digital Technology Officer (GCDTO)
As the GCDTO, Cheow Hoe oversees the development of the Government’s digital infrastructure and digital technology capability, as well as talent development in information and communication technology and smart systems. He also oversees the development of platforms to enable resource sharing and interoperability across the Government, so as to drive the development and delivery of innovative government digital services for citizens and businesses.

In his role as Deputy Chief Executive (Products) at GovTech, Cheow Hoe oversees multi-disciplinary teams that develop and manage key Government digital products, such as the National Digital Identity.

Tan Kok Yam
Deputy Secretary for SNDGG
Kok Yam is the DS for SNDGG within the Prime Minister’s Office. In this role, he coordinates the Singapore Government’s digital transformation plans to use technology in a concerted, integrated manner to achieve maximum positive impact to citizens.

Kok Yam is an engineer by training, having graduated from the University College London in 1997 with a Bachelor in Electrical and Electronic Engineering and a Master of Science in Telecommunications. He also completed the 1-year Sloan Program at the Stanford Graduate School of Business as a Fulbright Scholar.

David Chua
Cluster Director (Health), MOH
David is an IT professional with over 20 years of experience in the industry, specifically in the areas of ICT conceptualization, planning, systems integration and software quality assurance. He has also led the successful delivery of multiple large-scale and complex projects.

David is currently the Ministry Family CIO at the Ministry of Health (MOH), where his key responsibility is to help the Ministry achieve its business outcomes through the use of digital technologies. He also holds the concurrent portfolio as the Cluster Director (Health Cluster) in GovTech and oversees the digitalisation of the Healthcare family as a whole including MOH’s Statutory Boards.

David is married with 3 kids. He likes to spend his free time with his family searching for good food and good movies. But whatever free time now is spent fighting COVID-19!