THERE was lots to learn from the slate of 20 panellists at the inaugural JOBS20XX – Work In Progress.
The event featured 4 keynote discussions, 5 panel discussions and two discussions which absorbed the impact of artificial intelligence on employment, the challenges facing work in the region, the future of family businesses, surviving the anti-jobs future, and raced on to the mobile world and Singaporeans winning motor racing titles.
The fast-paced discussions kept the audience engaged as they were treated to a range of views and opinions.’
This is the first in a series of regional events that will address current issues around the subject of careers, industries and the individual.
Detailed reports of each session to follow.
You Call This A Job? European racing champion Sean Hudspeth was asked the question by STORM-ASIA publisher Kannan Chandran. The conversation addressed the potential for Singaporeans to win international racing tournaments.
Sean Hudspeth takes the accolades and the questions about the future of his career at JOBS20XX.
How can old businesses reinvent themselves? Chef Manjunath Mural of Song Of India speaks about the cooking arts. He is flanked by Mike Hagbeck, CEO of StorHub self-storage and Dr Sanjay Kuttan Executive Director, Singapore Maritime Institute. Dr Jerome Boyd-Kirkup, co-founder of Hummingbird Bioscience spoke about the possibility of the first new medicine to originate in Singapore.
How do you react when AI Meets You And Me? Frank Aernout, CEO of Belgium start up Nalantis shares his views alongside Mahendran Reddy, Deputy Director of NAMIC and Jessie Cheong, Managing Director of Connectere.
Arthur Chua, CEO of the Goldbell Group focused on how he is steering his business into areas that are keeping with modern transportation trends, in his keynote speech, The Future Of The Family Business.
More scenes from JOBS20XX – Work In Progress after this…
Ku Swee Yong, CEO of International Property Advisor, says that family businesses are still governed by business practices. Looking on are fourth-generation farmer, Kenny Eng, Director of Nyee Phoe Group and Dr Kirpal Singh, who over the course of his career has advised several family businesses.
Lots of information for the audience to process at JOBS20XX.
Helen Ong, founder of Sense.Live talks about the Challenges Facing Work In The Region. Lena Soh-Ng, CEO of Huntington Communications laughs alongside.
Alvyn Lim, Head of Ricoh (S)’s Digital Workplace Service Group, spoke about developing concepts that work for modern office needs.
Jack Sim, founder of the World Toilet Organization, shares a light moment with Gibu Mathew, VP and GM Asia-Pacific of Zoho Corp.
Not every point resonated with everyone, but the conversations that followed at JOBS20XX were richer as a result.
Undergrad Emma Goh held her ground against the intense advice and questioning of fellow panellists Gobinathan G, Managing Partner of Brainwave Training and Jack Sim of World Toilet Organization.
The spacious multi-purpose room of Ricoh (Singapore) proved a conducive environment for the discussions.
Ben Chong, Managing Director of Ricoh (Singapore) warmly welcomed the gathering to his smart new office.
The initial findings of the JOBS20XX Survey raised some eyebrows among the panellists, (L-R) Dr Sanjay Kuttan, ED of Singapore Martitime Institute, Wladmir Silva, Managing Partner of DHR International, Ku Swee Yong, CEO of International Property Advisor, Training Vision Institute’s Dr Kirpal Singh, Frank Aernout, CEO Nalantis, and STORM-ASIA publisher, Kannan Chandran.