2nd Asia-Pacific Conference on Complex Systems Design & Management
“Discover, learn and share about complex systems engineering.”

Panel 1 by Peter HO

Panel 1 - Technology & Policy

Speakers: led by Peter HO with keynote speakers of the Session “Societal Challenges Challenges”: Thomas MAGNANTI, Teng Chye KHOO, Kok Yam TAN and Richard DE NEUFVILLLE
Date and Time: Wednesday the 24 February 2016 – 12:00-12:40
Location: Auditorium of the Building 2 - Singapore University of Technology and Design, SUTD
Participants: opened to all conference participants


The panel will explore the following points:
  • How can Governments and Societies include requite technological understanding into their strategic thinking?
  • By what process can our society develop cadres of knowledgeable professionals to participate in policy development?
  • What kind of educational programs should we have to support the formation of these cadres?

    Photo and Biography of the Panel Chair


    Peter HO

Peter Ho is the Senior Advisor to the Centre for Strategic Futures, a Senior Fellow in the Civil Service College, and a Visiting Scholar at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy. He is Chairman of the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Singapore, and Chairman of the Singapore Centre on Environmental Life Sciences Engineering. He is a member of the National University of Singapore Board of Trustees, a board member of the Lee Kuan Yew Exchange Fellowship, a member of the S Rajaratnam School of International Studies Board of Governors, and a council member of the International Institute of Strategic Studies. He is also a member of Statoil’s Strategy Advisory Council, and the McKinsey Center for Government Advisory Council.

When he retired from the Singapore Administrative Service in 2010 after a career in the Public Service stretching more than 34 years, he was Head, Civil Service, concurrent with his other appointments of Permanent Secretary (Foreign Affairs), Permanent Secretary (National Security and Intelligence Coordination), and Permanent Secretary (Special Duties) in the Prime Minister’s Office. Before that, he was Permanent Secretary (Defence).

Other panelists’s photos and bios please click on followed names (in order of their speeches during the keynote session):

  • Thomas MAGNANTI, President, Singapore University of Technology and Design – Singapore
  • Teng Chye KHOO, Executive Director, Centre for Liveable Cities, Ministry of National Development – SG
  • Kok Yam TAN, Head, Smart Nation Programme Office (SNPO) – SG
  • Richard DE NEUFVILLE, Professor, MIT/SUTD – US/SG