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Speakers and Panellists

The conference showcases an impressive lineup of speakers and panellists from diverse sectors, highlighting their unique experiences and expertise. Featured individuals include leaders in educational technology, cybersecurity, innovation, and positive psychology. These experts contribute valuable insights into digital transformation, ethical AI, leadership in education, and the application of positive psychology in organizational settings.

For a complete list of speakers and their backgrounds, you can view the detailed information below.

Alessandro Di Lullo
Co-founder, SuperCharger


Keynote 1: Navigating the Challenges: Practical Strategies for Integrating AI in the Classroom

 

Alessandro is the co-founder of SuperCharger Ventures, a leading EdTech accelerator with offices in Singapore and London, dedicated to support founders as they grow their business, raise funding and expand internationally. 

Previously, he was Director of Academia & Entrepreneurship at Centre of Finance, Technology and Entrepreneurship. He has extensive experience in advising governments and large institutions in APAC and MENA on large scale education programs focusing on digital transformation, as well as leading universities on EdTech adoption. 

Academically, he has established the 1st Fintech & Entrepreneurship course at EDHEC Business School and teaches at a number of leading universities in both Europe and Asia. Alessandro is also a Fellow at the Asian Institute of International Financial Law at the University of Hong Kong. 

Alessandro has been working the development of leading online courses on the topic of Fintech and Edtech that have upskilled 150,000+ people globally.

About the Session:

In this keynote address, Alessandro will delve into the multifaceted landscape of integrating AI in the classroom, offering practical strategies to navigate its challenges. The presentation will begin by exploring the current state of AI in education, highlighting key trends and innovations shaping the field. Alessandro will then delve into the potential implications of AI on teaching and learning, discussing how educators can leverage AI to enhance student engagement, personalize learning experiences, and improve educational outcomes.
 
Drawing on real-world examples and case studies, Alessandro will demonstrate how AI can be effectively integrated into classroom settings. Participants will gain valuable insights into the tools and technologies driving AI in education, as well as best practices for implementing AI-powered solutions in their own teaching practices. Overall, this keynote will provide educators with a comprehensive overview of AI in the classroom and equip them with practical strategies to harness its potential for the benefit of their students

Celine Chew
Head of Learning & Development, Straits Interactive
Affiliate Faculty, SMU Academy


Keynote 2: Building AI Literacy: Framing Session for Educators to Develop their Understanding of AI Concepts and Applications 
 

Celine Chew is an Affiliate Faculty member of the SMU Academy. As a Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM) and Head of Learning and Development, Celine provides insights into the behavioural change and learning required for teams to embrace change initiatives. The PDPA is one such initiative that requires businesses to learn new practices to meet compliance. Celine has extensive training experience internationally and specialises in the social, emotional and cognitive aspects of learning. She is also an executive coach to senior executives in multinational as well as regional companies. 

Celine graduated with a distinction in MSc (Social Cognition) from University College London, Postgraduate Diploma in Education (NIE, NTU), BSc (NUS) and is a certified Master Practitioner in NLP, Coach and Values-Based Leadership Trainer.

About the Session:

In this keynote address, educators will be guided through the process of developing Generative AI literacy, equipping them with the knowledge and skills needed to confidently navigate the Generative AI landscape and integrate these AIconcepts into their teaching practices. The speaker, Ms Celine Chew will delve into the foundational concepts of how LLMs are built AI, providing a clear framework for understanding its applications and implications in education. Through real-world examples and case studies, educators will gain practical insights into how generative AI can be leveraged to enhance teaching and learning experiences.

 

Participants will learn about the key skills and competencies required to effectively integrate generative AI into their classrooms, including critical thinking, problem-solving, and data literacy. The session will also explore ethical considerations surrounding generative AI, helping educators foster responsible AI use among their students.

Jana Dawson
Director of Academic & Training Development, The School of Positive Psychology


Keynote 3: Empowered Learning: Fostering Creativity, Critical Thinking, and Flourishing in Schools in the Age of AI

Jana’s passion is facilitating well-being through better awareness, relationships, engagement and meaning. Jana’s extensive travel, including having lived in multiple countries, enabled her to develop her cultural sensitivity, resilience and empathy – psychological capacities that support her passion and work.

Her multidisciplinary background in organisational and intercultural communication, positive psychology, coaching and mindfulness has fashioned her expertise in developing and delivering evidence-based, culturally applicable programmes in numerous organisational contexts.

As a positive psychology practitioner, she advocates a strengths-based approach in guiding individuals, teams and organisations to develop positive behaviours that cultivate resilient and flourishing organisations. Jana has worked with organisations of all sizes, including Standard Chartered, Meta (formerly Facebook), SingTel, PayPal, A*Star and National Heart Centre. Jana earned her Master of Science in Applied Positive Psychology at the Anglia Ruskin University (UK) with a focus on Positive Organisational Behaviour, specifically Psychological Capital (Hope, Efficacy, Resilience, Optimism).

She holds a postgraduate diploma in Positive Organisational Psychology and Leadership from The School of Positive Psychology in Singapore, where she is currently the director of academic and training development. Jana is also certified in SPARK Resilience Training, Positive Psychology Coaching and NOVA – Community Crisis Training.

About the Session:

In this keynote address, participants will gain expert insights into fostering creativity, critical thinking, and holistic growth in educational settings, particularly in the age of AI. The speaker, Ms Jana Dawson will delve into the importance of empowering learning environments that encourage students to think creatively, critically analyse information, and flourish academically and personally.

Karen Chong
Director, Solutions Architecture & Business Impact, Tigerhall


Keynote 4: Designing Positive AI-Enhanced Learning Environments

Karen is the Director of Business Impact & Solutions Architecture at Tigerhall, overseeing all things tied to business impact measurement for clients and building effective solutions for organizational enablement and change management needs for clients across APAC, EMEA and the US. She has supported over 40 companies, including Fortune 500 organizations & MNCs. Karen serves as an advisor to clients, staying updated on industry trends, conducting competitor analysis, and refining solutions and success measurement.

Karen has extensive experience in instructional and custom learning intervention design. She was previously with EMERITUS Institute of Management, an online education platform that offers high-quality online courses from top-rated universities. She also spent 5 years at a private educational firm, The Learning Lab, where she specialized in developing the annual English curriculum plan based on consumer demands and market trends.

She holds a master's degree in education, where she has a specialisation in curriculum design.

About the Session:

In this keynote address, participants will explore the importance of creating positive educational experiences in AI-enhanced learning environments. The speaker, Ms Karen Chong, will discuss various methods and strategies for leveraging AI to create engaging and supportive learning environments that foster student success.

The keynote will begin by highlighting the current discourse of AI in education and the surrounding narrative. She will dispel certain misconceptions about AI and share about potential benefits of AI in education, such as personalized learning experiences and improved student outcomes. Karen will then delve into specific strategies for integrating AI into the classroom in a way that promotes positive student-teacher interactions and enhances the overall learning experience. Participants will learn how AI can be used to identify and support students who may be struggling, as well as how it can be used to enhance collaboration and creativity in the classroom. By the end of the keynote, attendees will have a clear understanding of how AI can be used to create positive learning environments and will be inspired to incorporate AI into their own teaching practices.

Gerry Chng
Chairman, AI Ethics & Governance Special Interest Group
Partner, Cyber & Strategic Risk, Deloitte


Keynote 5: Ethical Use of AI: Navigating the Moral Landscape of Teaching and Learning

Gerry is an Executive Director in Deloitte’s Cyber Risk Advisory practice, specialising in Cybersecurity and Risk Management.  He has over 25 years of experience in Cybersecurity advising clients on how to adopt technology innovations in a safe and controlled environment.

He runs the Cyber Emerging Tech which includes addressing risks arising from technology such as algorithmic decision-making (AI/Machine Learning).  His other areas of specialisation cover building Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC) programmes in both the IT and OT space to address the threat and regulatory landscape for private and public sectors.  He also runs the Detect & Respond services to help clients address the proactive need to assess their technology environment and incident response where needed.
 

About the Session:

In this keynote address, participants will delve into the complex ethical dimensions surrounding the use of AI in education. The speaker, Mr Gerry Chng will lead a thought-provoking discussion on navigating the moral landscape of teaching and learning in the age of AI. The keynote will begin by examining the potential benefits of AI in education, such as personalised learning and improved student outcomes. However, the speaker will also highlight the ethical challenges that arise, including issues of privacy, bias, and the impact on human relationships in the learning environment.
 
Through engaging examples and case studies, participants will gain a deeper understanding of the ethical considerations involved in the use of AI in education. The keynote will also explore strategies for educators to navigate these challenges responsibly, ensuring that AI is used in a way that upholds ethical standards and promotes positive learning outcomes for all students. By the end of the keynote, attendees will have a nuanced understanding of the moral complexities surrounding AI use in education and will be equipped with practical insights for addressing these challenges in their own teaching practices.

Jim Wagstaff
Co-founder and Chief Learning Officer, Noodle Factory


Keynote 6: AI in Assessment: Harnessing the Power of Technology for Enhanced Learning Evaluation

Expert Workshop 2: Exploring AI Tools: Interactive Session for Educators to Experiment with AI Technologies
 

Dr Jim Wagstaff has called Singapore home for nearly 20 years. He is an educator and entrepreneur whose practical experience, teaching practice, and research expertise centre on digital pedagogy–specifically, the application of AI in teaching and learning. In 2018, Jim co-founded Noodle Factory, an AI-powered teaching and learning platform designed to support differentiated instruction.

Jim earned his master’s and doctoral degrees from the University of Liverpool (UK). His ongoing research focuses on how educators can reliably and safely harness the power of digital capabilities to support teaching and learning.  Jim has also earned his post-doctoral diploma in academic practice in coordination with the Fellowship for Higher Education in the UK, where his current work includes action research related to the impact of generative AI in teaching and learning.

Through his work with Noodle Factory, Jim has the opportunity to work with teachers and instructors at all levels of education across many disciplines and faculties. Jim has advised and assisted dozens of secondary and tertiary educational institutions and educators in applying generative and conversational AI to teaching and learning. These include institutions and educators in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, India, Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Europe. Jim is also currently involved in supporting the work of action researchers studying the impact of generative AI in teaching and learning at the University of London, Lusófona University (Portugal), and the Institute of Technical Education (ITE) in Singapore.

About the Keynote Session:

In this keynote address, participants will explore the transformative potential of AI-driven assessment tools in education evaluation. The speaker, Dr Jim Wagstaff will discuss the current landscape of assessment in education and the ways in which AI technologies can enhance and streamline the evaluation process.
 
The keynote will begin by examining the traditional methods of assessment and the challenges they pose, such as time-consuming grading processes and limited feedback for students. Jim will then showcase how AI-driven assessment tools can address these challenges by providing faster, more accurate grading, and personalised feedback to students. Through engaging examples and case studies, participants will gain insights into the various AI-driven assessment tools available, such as automated grading systems and adaptive learning platforms. The keynote will also highlight the ethical considerations involved in using AI in assessment, ensuring that these tools are used responsibly and fairly. By the end of the keynote, participants will have a deeper understanding of how AI can revolutionise education evaluation and will be inspired to incorporate these tools into their own assessment practices.

About the Workshop:

In this expert workshop, educators will engage in a hands-on exploration of AI tools, empowering them to leverage technology effectively in the classroom. The session provides a unique opportunity for participants to experiment with a variety of AI technologies, gaining practical insights into their applications and potential impact on teaching and learning.
 
Participants will have the chance to interact with AI tools in real-time, exploring their functionalities and discovering how they can be integrated into different educational contexts. Through guided activities and demonstrations, educators will learn how AI tools can enhance student engagement, personalize learning experiences, and streamline administrative tasks. By the end of the workshop, participants will have a deeper understanding of AI technologies and their potential to transform education. They will leave with practical strategies for incorporating AI tools into their teaching practices, ready to harness the power of technology to create innovative and impactful learning experiences for their students.

Kevin Shepherdson 
CEO & Founder, Straits Interactive


Expert Workshop 1: AI Bot Showcase: Exploring Innovations with Steve Jobs and Lee Kuan Yew AI, Enhancing Creativity through Story Plot Fusion, and Boosting Collaboration with ChatGPT
 

Kevin is the founder and CEO of data privacy firm Straits Interactive, which runs the region’s largest network of privacy professionals, the Data Protection Excellence (DPEX) Network. A recognised expert in the field of data privacy and Governance, Kevin has consulted and trained intensively in data protection and privacy over the past eight years. He has been engaged by data protection regulators in ASEAN countries to share his expertise. In addition, he has co-designed 20+data protection courses with the Singapore Management University over the past three years to train future talent. Kevin holds a MSc, ACTA as well as multiple professional certifications with IAPP, Exin and OCEG. Kevin Shepherdson specialises in Data protection; Governance, Risk management and Compliance.

About the Workshop:

In this expert workshop, participants will have the opportunity to explore the innovative functionalities and capabilities of AI companions, including Steve Jobs and Lee Kuan Yew AI, designed to enhance creativity through story plot fusion and boost collaboration using ChatGPT and different large language models (LLMs). Through interactive demonstrations and hands-on activities, participants will gain firsthand experience of how these AI companions can revolutionise the landscape of education and how to create such chatbots and AI tutors.
 
The workshop will begin with an overview of the AI companions, highlighting their unique features and how they can be integrated into educational settings. Participants will then have the opportunity to engage with the AI companions through live demonstrations, experimenting with different scenarios to experience their creative and collaborative capabilities. By the end of the workshop, participants will have a deeper understanding of how AI companions can enhance creativity and collaboration in education, and will be equipped with the knowledge and skills to create and integrate these tools into their teaching practices.

Jacqueline Wong
Founder & Managing Director, Sequoia Group


Expert Workshop 3: The other A.I: “Appreciative Inquiry” as a Tool to Tap Human Creativity, Experience and Wisdom to Build Strong Organisations

Jacqueline is the founder and Managing Director of Sequoia Group, a Leadership and Organisation Development consultancy whose mission is to create organisations that are worthy of people’s commitment. Bringing together a rich blend of knowledge and skills from the fields of strategic planning, leadership development, strengths-based change and organisation learning, Jacqueline has designed and facilitated  many leadership and organisation and development interventions in the past two decades as a strategic planning facilitator, leadership consultant, trainer and coach.  More recently, this includes the National Healthcare Group, Keppel Group, Economic Development Board, NTUC First Campus, Singapore Polytechnic and Sports Singapore. She is also a steering committee member of the IPEN Festival 2018, and a board member of the Appreciative Inquiry Practitioner’s Journal.

About the Workshop:

In this expert workshop, participants will explore the concept of Appreciative Inquiry (AI) as a powerful tool for tapping into human creativity, experience, and wisdom to build strong and resilient organisations. The session will provide an opportunity for educators and leaders to learn the process of AI, empowering them to create positive organizational change anchored in purpose and values.
 
The session will begin by introducing the principles of AI, which focus on identifying and amplifying the positive aspects of an organization to drive innovation and growth. Participants will then learn how to apply AI in their own contexts, using framework, practical tools and techniques to engage stakeholders, identify strengths, and envision a positive future. Through interactive activities and real-world examples, participants will gain a deep understanding of how AI can transform organisational culture and drive sustainable change. They will leave the session with practical strategies for applying AI in their own organisations, enabling them to build strong roots that support growth, innovation, and resilience.

Simon Reynolds
Senior Education Consultant, Principals Academy


Panel Discussion 1: Unleashing Potential: Exploring Opportunities for AI-enabled Personalised Learning 

Mr Simon Reynolds is a senior education consultant at Principals Academy with expertise in curriculum  development and implementation, pedagogy and assessment and special education. He was a deputy director at the Curriculum Planning and Development Division of the  Ministry of Education for 11 years working on curriculum development and effective curriculum implementation through appropriate pedagogy and assessment. Currently, he consults on curriculum design, assessment, and evaluation for Special Education Schools, conducts teacher and parent training for mainstream schools  and is as a part-time lecturer and practicum supervisor at the National Institute of Education. He also works on behavioural management  and intervention. When time permits, he occasionally returns to the classroom as a relief teacher to keep connected to classroom realities. Mr Reynolds holds Masters Degrees in English Studies and Autism Studies and A Graduate Certificate in Behavioral Analysis.

About the Session:

Join us for a thought-provoking panel discussion on "Unleashing Potential: Exploring Opportunities for AI-enabled Personalised Learning." Discover how AI is revolutionizing education by tailoring learning experiences to each student's individual needs and styles. Our panel of experts will delve into the benefits and challenges of AI in education, sharing insights on implementing AI technologies effectively and ethically.

Crispian Farrow 
Group Chief Innovation Officer, Education in Motion


Panel Discussion 1: Unleashing Potential: Exploring Opportunities for AI-enabled Personalised Learning 

Crispian is currently Group Chief Innovation Officer at Education in Motion (EiM), a global education company that aspires to be a leader in pioneering education for a sustainable future. At EiM, he focuses on driving EiM’s technology strategy and digital transformation agenda, supporting their growing community in Learning, Teaching, Graduating and Living Worldwide. He also serves as the Group’s Data Protection Officer ensuring the ethical and secure handling of all stakeholder data.

With more than a decade working in the international schools sector, Crispian has held various leadership roles at both school and system level, advising on and leading a range of education, future skills and learning technology programmes. Crispian hosts the EiM Global podcast series exploring themes in education transformation and co-founded Young Founders School, a non-profit teaching entrepreneurship and future-ready work skills to underserved youth across Asia. In addition, he is an advisor to EdTech-focused startups and non-profit organisations.

About the Session:

Join us for a thought-provoking panel discussion on "Unleashing Potential: Exploring Opportunities for AI-enabled Personalised Learning." Discover how AI is revolutionizing education by tailoring learning experiences to each student's individual needs and styles. Our panel of experts will delve into the benefits and challenges of AI in education, sharing insights on implementing AI technologies effectively and ethically.

Ben Leong
Associate Professor of Computer Science, National University of Singapore
Chief Data Officer, AI Singapore


Panel Discussion 1: Unleashing Potential: Exploring Opportunities for AI-enabled Personalised Learning 
 

Dr. Ben Leong is an Associate Professor of Computer Science at the National University of Singapore (NUS). He received his S.B. (1997), M.Eng. (1997) and Ph.D. (2006) degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

 

Dr. Leong’s research interests are broadly in the areas of computer networking and distributed systems. He has worked on a number of problems in the areas of sensor networks, network coding and peer-to-peer file transfers in the past. More recently, he has been working on improving communications for mobile cellular networks, TCP and software defined networks.

 

Dr. Leong's teaching has been focused on teaching programming methodology and advanced software engineering to undergraduates. He was a recipient of many teaching awards at both the Faculty and University level. In 2015, he was awarded the NUS Outstanding Educator Award. He currently serves as a the Chair of the CS Department Standing Teaching Committee, where he coordinates the Department's efforts to improve the quality of teaching.

 

Since July 2014, Dr. Leong holds the joint appointment of Director, Experimental Systems & Technology Lab. In this role, Dr. Leong helped to set up the in-house software development capabilities for the Ministry of Education. He currently leads a team of 20 full stack software engineers in the development of modern software systems for MOE using modern technologies like Ruby on Rails, Golang, React, Docker and Kubernetes.

About the Session:

Join us for a thought-provoking panel discussion on "Unleashing Potential: Exploring Opportunities for AI-enabled Personalised Learning." Discover how AI is revolutionizing education by tailoring learning experiences to each student's individual needs and styles. Our panel of experts will delve into the benefits and challenges of AI in education, sharing insights on implementing AI technologies effectively and ethically.

Zoe Boon
Senior Lecturer, National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University


Panel Discussion 1: Unleashing Potential: Exploring Opportunities for AI-enabled Personalised Learning 

Dr Zoe Boon has served in MOE for more than three decades in diverse school settings. Prior to her first appointment as Principal of Merlimau Primary School from 1998 to 2001, Dr Boon completed her Diploma in Education Administration and was awarded the Ruth Wong and the Singapore Educational Administration Society Book Prizes. She received her PhD based on her dissertation “The Making of School Principals in Singapore” in 2005 and was then appointed as Principal of Anglican High School from 2005 to 2010. In addition to training, consultancy, professional sharing at local and international conferences and seminars, she contributes towards the training of pre-service teachers, middle and school leaders. She has written several research papers and book chapters related to principalship, coaching, mentoring, learning organisation, and teacher training.

Her book “Singapore School Principals: Leadership Stories” was published in 2018. She recently graduated as a trained Coach for coaching individuals in the education and private sector. She is also a certified coach.

About the Session:

Join us for a thought-provoking panel discussion on "Unleashing Potential: Exploring Opportunities for AI-enabled Personalised Learning." Discover how AI is revolutionizing education by tailoring learning experiences to each student's individual needs and styles. Our panel of experts will delve into the benefits and challenges of AI in education, sharing insights on implementing AI technologies effectively and ethically.

Emmanuel Bernet
Educational Psychology and Technology Advisor, Professional Learning Coordinator, International French School Singapore


Panel Discussion 1: Unleashing Potential: Exploring Opportunities for AI-enabled Personalised Learning 
 

Dr. Emmanuel Bernet is a French-Canadian primary school teacher and trainer with over 25 years of experience. Additionally, he has worked as a field researcher for more than a decade and is also currently restarting his career as an apprentice psychotherapist. He holds a Ph.D. in educational psychology from the University of Montreal. Over the years, Dr. Bernet has developed recognized expertise in various areas, including school motivation, classroom management, the integration of technology in education, and professional development practices. This expertise has led him to serve as an independent consultant and teacher trainer in Quebec's public schools and, later, in French schools abroad across the Asia-Pacific region. Since 2013, he has been a valuable member of the International French School of Singapore (IFS), where he serves as an educational psychology and technology adviser, as well as a professional learning coordinator. At IFS, Dr. Bernet also collaborates on educational research projects with various universities. His affiliations include membership in the Observatory on Wellbeing at School (OBE) at Lyon University in France, in the Singapore Positive Education Network (SPEN), in a distinguished research center on teacher training and the teaching profession in Canada (CRIFPE), and in the International Institute for Bioenergetic Analysis (IIBA). Dr. Bernet is happy to assist public schools, teachers, parents, and students in Singapore and in the region, leveraging his expertise. To further refine his skills, he is currently pursuing a Professional diploma at The School of Positive Psychology in Singapore, with the goal of obtaining a master's degree in counseling and psychotherapy at the University of East London.

About the Session:

Join us for a thought-provoking panel discussion on "Unleashing Potential: Exploring Opportunities for AI-enabled Personalised Learning." Discover how AI is revolutionizing education by tailoring learning experiences to each student's individual needs and styles. Our panel of experts will delve into the benefits and challenges of AI in education, sharing insights on implementing AI technologies effectively and ethically.

Michael Low
Deputy Director, Curriculum Development & Digitalisation,
SMU Academy, Singapore Management University


Panel Discussion 2: Fostering Holistic Growth: The Future of Education in the AI Era

With a wealth of experience as a learning and development executive, Michael brings a robust skill set encompassing curriculum design, stakeholder engagement, learning needs analysis, and collaboration with industry experts. His primary focus is assisting clients in navigating digital transformation, ensuring digital sustainability, and effectively upskilling/reskilling their workforce to manage ongoing organisational changes.

As a recipient of the Singapore Public Service Commission scholarship, Michael has amassed over two decades of leadership experience in strategy implementation, project management, corporate governance, and skills development across diverse sectors, including education, government, technology, and financial services. With an entrepreneurial mindset, he has devised and implemented business development strategies across Singapore and Asia-Pacific, propelling growth for customised and open enrolment training programmes.

In his current capacity as the Deputy Director for Curriculum Development and Digitalization and Head of Finance and Technology Programs at SMU Academy, Singapore Management University, he has been pivotal in spearheading significant strategic and operational initiatives for the unit, guiding it from inception to profitability.
 

About the Session:

Join us for an enlightening panel discussion on "Fostering Holistic Growth: The Future of Education in the AI Era." Our panel of experts will explore the transformative potential of AI in shaping the future of education. Discover how AI technologies can be leveraged to enhance learning experiences, while also considering the importance of holistic growth and other traits that contribute to the flourishing of individuals. Gain valuable insights into striking a balance between technological advancements and nurturing the whole person.

Kevin Ang
Member, Singapore Positive Education Network, Core Educators Group


Panel Discussion 2: Fostering Holistic Growth: The Future of Education in the AI Era

Trained as a History and English Language teacher, Kevin is an experienced educator who has spent more than 20 years in schools covering years 7 - 12, as well as some time formulating policy, planning and delivering professional development programmes on Educational Technology. He started his teaching career with two clear areas of passion- to engage students in learning about the past and how it can guide them in living for the present and future, and develop students in values and competencies to participate as responsible citizens in our fast-evolving glocal geo-political landscape. In more recent times, Kevin has infused Positive Education principles when he engages students in character development, civic participation and discussion of contemporary issues. He constantly encourages students to envision a compelling future for themselves and the nation, not just in self-seeking ways, but to contribute to our society at-large. Kevin has a BA (Hons) from The University of Sydney (Australia), a Post-Graduate Diploma in Education from the National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University (Singapore) and a Master of Education from Teachers College, Columbia University (USA).

About the Session:

Join us for an enlightening panel discussion on "Fostering Holistic Growth: The Future of Education in the AI Era." Our panel of experts will explore the transformative potential of AI in shaping the future of education. Discover how AI technologies can be leveraged to enhance learning experiences, while also considering the importance of holistic growth and other traits that contribute to the flourishing of individuals. Gain valuable insights into striking a balance between technological advancements and nurturing the whole person.

Claire Ong
Co-founder, The Positive Movement
Associate Faculty, Singapore University of Social Sciences


Panel Discussion 2: Fostering Holistic Growth: The Future of Education in the AI Era

Driven by a life-long passion for people development, Claire is known for having the gift of connecting with others across nationalities and cultures.

Claire is the Co-Founder and Lead Trainer of The Positive Movement, and has more than 10 years of experience in developing leadership, teambuilding, coaching, and emotional agility programs for both corporate clients and educational institutions globally.

The Positive Movement blends Positive Psychology, Somatics, and Ontological Coaching techniques to deliver truly all-rounded programs that address a person's mental, emotional, and physical touchpoints. Claire holds a Masters in Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) at the University of Pennsylvania, and is also a professionally certified coach associate with US-based Newfield Network, one of the world’s leading coaching organizations.

Claire is an associate faculty at Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS), where she teaches Positive Education as well as Positive Psychology in Coaching.

About the Session:

Join us for an enlightening panel discussion on "Fostering Holistic Growth: The Future of Education in the AI Era." Our panel of experts will explore the transformative potential of AI in shaping the future of education. Discover how AI technologies can be leveraged to enhance learning experiences, while also considering the importance of holistic growth and other traits that contribute to the flourishing of individuals. Gain valuable insights into striking a balance between technological advancements and nurturing the whole person.

Simon Leow
Co-founder, Happiness Initiative


Panel Discussion 2: Fostering Holistic Growth: The Future of Education in the AI Era

Simon Leow is the co-founder of Happiness Initiative, a social enterprise dedicated to promoting happiness and well-being in Singapore and the region.

Simon is fascinated with the science of well-being. He believes that well-being skills can be made accessible to everyone.

Simon oversees the research and development department at Happiness Initiative. He loves to use data to build a culture of well-being in organisations and communities.

His strengths include creativity, love for learning, and kindness. His purpose is to build a community that promotes well-being so that individuals, organisations, and communities can thrive.

Simon holds a Master's in Applied Positive Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania. A fun fact about him is that he loves to live off-grid in a tiny house. He loves nature, camping, vanlife, and outdoor cooking.
 

About the Session:

Join us for an enlightening panel discussion on "Fostering Holistic Growth: The Future of Education in the AI Era." Our panel of experts will explore the transformative potential of AI in shaping the future of education. Discover how AI technologies can be leveraged to enhance learning experiences, while also considering the importance of holistic growth and other traits that contribute to the flourishing of individuals. Gain valuable insights into striking a balance between technological advancements and nurturing the whole person.

Atima Joshi
Senior Principal, Middleton International School, Singapore


Panel Discussion 2: Fostering Holistic Growth: The Future of Education in the AI Era

Atima Joshi is an experienced educator and has been a part of the EtonHouse Education Group since 2003. She has held various leadership positions including Principal (Middleton International School), Vice-Principal of EtonHouse International School Broadrick and International Baccalaureate Primary Years’ Programme (IBPYP) Coordinator, coordinator positions for different subject areas as well as grade levels. Atima is an approved IB educator and consultant. She has also held the Chair position for Singapore-Malaysia International Baccalaureate PYP Network. She is regularly invited to speak in regional educational conferences across the Asia-Pacific region, deliver professional development workshops for educators and has been a member of various pedagogical committees and academic boards. In her various positions as classroom and subject teacher, she has taught students in various age ranges including early years.  

Atima holds a Masters in Education from Australia and is a firm believer in lifelong learning and continual growth. Her passion, creativity and enthusiasm have enabled her to create holistic learning environments that have nurtured and inspired her students, staff and parent community.  

You may find her curiously exploring bugs with children or splashing in puddles with them amidst joyful peals of laughter! A strong believer in the power of curiosity, positive psychology and mindfulness, Atima believes in savouring life as it comes!

About the Session:

Join us for an enlightening panel discussion on "Fostering Holistic Growth: The Future of Education in the AI Era." Our panel of experts will explore the transformative potential of AI in shaping the future of education. Discover how AI technologies can be leveraged to enhance learning experiences, while also considering the importance of holistic growth and other traits that contribute to the flourishing of individuals. Gain valuable insights into striking a balance between technological advancements and nurturing the whole person.

Maria Lamrani Alaoui
Education Consultant & Parent Coach, Mindful Coaching & Consulting


Panel Discussion 2: Fostering Holistic Growth: The Future of Education in the AI Era

I am Maria Lamrani, an educator, author, and transformational leader with a passion for unlocking the potential of every child. With over 20 years of diverse international experience, I strive to blend a deep passion for learning with the latest insights from neuroscience. My journey has spanned continents, from Europe to Africa and Asia, allowing me to serve as a teacher, trainer, and principal and fueling my desire to illuminate the minds of the next generation. My interaction with students of various age groups has honed my expertise, with a particular resonance found in Early Childhood Education. My fascination with the intersection of neuroscience and education has blossomed in this field, revealing profound implications for teaching methodologies.In addition to being an educator and trainer, I am a dedicated author of children’s books, using my words to inspire and enlighten on essential topics impacting the well-being of children and parents alike. My global experiences have enriched my perspective and deepened my appreciation for the cultural nuances inherent in educational environments. To ensure that every child has a safe and supportive place to learn and develop, I am committed to promoting a more holistic view of education and to designing learning spaces that are reflective, evidence-based, and welcoming to all. With the common goal of expanding the scope and significance of early childhood education, I cordially invite my fellow educators to embark with me on an eye-opening journey into novel, child-centred approaches.

About the Session:

Join us for an enlightening panel discussion on "Fostering Holistic Growth: The Future of Education in the AI Era." Our panel of experts will explore the transformative potential of AI in shaping the future of education. Discover how AI technologies can be leveraged to enhance learning experiences, while also considering the importance of holistic growth and other traits that contribute to the flourishing of individuals. Gain valuable insights into striking a balance between technological advancements and nurturing the whole person.

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