Creating New Opportunities, Forging a Thriving Digital Future for All
The MCI Insights Conference is a platform that brings together industry leaders, social advocates and academia to discuss how the Government can partner industry and community stakeholders to “Transform Our Economy Through Digital Innovation”; and “Build An Inclusive Digital Society”. We aim to ensure that every Singaporean, regardless of their background and starting point, will be able to seize opportunities in the digital economy, and to thrive in our shared digital future.
Programme and Speakers
The MCI Insights Conference, held on 16 November 2020, featured keynote presentations and dialogues with industry and community partners, on two key themes – (i) Transforming Our Economy Through Digital Innovation; and (ii) Building an Inclusive Digital Society.
4 virtual panel discussions, helmed by IMDA and NLB, were held in the lead-up to the Insights Conference. These virtual panel discussions allowed for deep and insightful conversations with industry and community stakeholders around the themes for the MCI Insights Conference.
4 Nov: Creating Lifelong Learning Communities
This session explored the definition and general perception of lifelong learning, and how Singapore and organisations can foster a learning culture that motivates citizens and individuals to embrace learning as a way of life. It also discussed how libraries and archives could move towards omni-channel modalities and how libraries could work with the public, partners and volunteers to co-create an inclusive community where knowledge and learning would be accessible to all, including the vulnerable and the marginalised.
6 Nov: Innovation, Opportunity, Talent: What Lies Ahead in our Journey for Digital Transformation with SMS Janil Puthucheary
The sessions examined how industry, the research ecosystem and the Government could work together to develop and deploy digital solution to power the next bound of growth. The sessions also focused on how industry and the Government could partner and collaborate to prepare the workforce for the future amid challenges through reskilling and job redesign.
6 Nov: Building an Inclusive Digital Society with SMS Sim Ann: An Emerging Stronger Conversation on Digital Readiness
This session discussed how digital inclusion is no longer just a priority but an imperative and how the industry, community and Government could work together to ensure a baseline of digital access and skills, and to change mindsets.
13 Nov: Content is King: An Insight into the Impact and Power of Media
The sessions examined the evolution of content, its impact on the media value chain, and the role of industry players government in shaping content creation for the future. The sessions also focused on the role and responsibility of media in shaping social discourse through content creation and stakeholder engagement.
I attended the Insights Conference and have recently tested positive for COVID-19. Whom should I contact? Please reach out to MCI_Insights_Conference@mci.gov.sg immediately.
Will there be photos or videos of the MCI Insights Conference? Can we use them? Photos and highlights video can be found on MCI’s social media pages after 16 November. Please credit “Ministry of Communications and Information” should you use any of the content.
Emerging Stronger Together for a Shared Digital Future
Singapore’s success in the Digital Future hinges on the close collaboration between industry stakeholders, community partners and the Government, to turn conversations into action. See how the these partnerships make a difference in the lives of all Singaporean businesses, workers, and individuals.
Curious about what happened during the MCI Insights Conference? Find out more here:
Embracing digitalisation during COVID-19
Mothership shared how they turned to digital tools and video conferencing during the pandemic. Mothership also shared their take on how Singaporeans have adapted to digitalisation in the new normal.
The video is a Mothership production for the MCI-Insight Conference 2020.
Please feel free to use or share any of these photos. Please credit “Ministry of Communications and Information” should you use any of these photos.