Adrian Lim

Adrian is Director of the Digital Participation and Foresight Division and Director of Innovation at the Infocomm Media Development Authority of Singapore, a government body that promotes and regulates the country's converging technology sectors. 

 

Adrian was formerly a Principal of Ngee Ann Secondary, a government-aided school founded in 1994. The school has since won widespread recognition, including as a Microsoft Pathfinder, Mentor and World Tour school. He was an honoree winner in the Junior Chamber International ten outstanding young persons World Award in 2011 and an expert panel member of the US-based New Media Consortium Horizon Report: K-12 Edition. Adrian was educated at Harvard University's Graduate School of Education.  

Title of Session: Getting Digitally Ready for 4IR: Coding, MakerSpaces and Media Literacy

Barely any discipline or profession today remains untouched by computation as we experience the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Computers, information technology and emerging new frontier technologies such as Immersive Media and Artificial Intelligence are increasingly becoming an integral part of our lives. As Singapore progresses as a Smart Nation, the Infocomm Media Development Authority of Singapore (IMDA) has put in place a series of strategic programmes in schools and the community to ensure that future generations are ready and adequately equipped with the necessary digital skills in a robust digital economy. The aim is to support all segments of our society to help citizens participate meaningfully in digital opportunities that are present and to bring technology closer to every segment of the community, allowing citizens to experience how technology can benefit the way they work, live and play.