Keynote Address 2

Learning to Navigate in an Uncertain Future

Michael Fung

In face of massive disruptions due to development such as Industry 4.0 and COVID-19, embracing lifelong learning is vital to successfully navigating a dynamic and uncertain future.


About the Speaker

Michael Fung

SkillsFuture Singapore

Michael Fung is the Deputy Chief Executive (Industry), Chief Human Resource Officer, and Chief Data Officer at SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG), a statutory agency under the Ministry of Education. He oversees the development of the continuing education and training system in Singapore, through managing funding and contractual partnerships with private training providers, institutes of higher learning, and enterprises. He also oversees the human resource function, and champions the data capabilities, governance, and reporting practices at SSG. He previously led the strategic policy and resource planning functions at SSG and the Singapore Workforce Development Agency.

Michael is an adjunct Senior Fellow at the Singapore University of Technology and Design, and was a Senior Advisor to the Office of the President at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST). He formerly held the position of Director of Planning and Institutional Research at HKUST, and provided leadership and support for the University’s strategic and academic planning, decision-making, resource allocation, and assessment of institutional effectiveness. He also led the University’s participation in international rankings, and was an advisor to several leading international ranking bodies.

He was previously the Director of Strategic Planning and Quality Assurance at the Singapore Management University (SMU), a Deputy Director at the Singapore Ministry of Manpower (MOM), and held various senior positions at the Infocomm Development Authority (IDA) and the National Computer Board (NCB) of Singapore.

He is the Founding President of the Higher Education Planning in Asia Association, and serves on a number of boards and committees, including the on the Carnegie Mellon University Admissions Council, Singapore Manufacturing Federation’s Precision Engineering Certification Board as Co-Chairman, the Ministry of Social and Family Development’s Social Service Tripartite Taskforce, the Institute of Adult Learning’s Academic Quality Committee, and IPOS International’s Board of Governors.

He is an alumnus of the University of Southern California and Carnegie Mellon University in the US, and Tsinghua University in China.

Event Timeslots (1)

Day 2 (02 Oct, Fri)
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Michael Fung (Deputy Chief Executive (Industry), Chief Human Resource Officer & Chief Data Officer, SSG)
Learning to Navigate in an Uncertain Future

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