Many of Singapore’s residents now hold the potential to live to 100. But according to research, one in two are not financially ready to live that long.

How can they continue to lead meaningful, fulfilling lives and careers as they age? What role can companies play as technology rapidly transforms jobs?

Employers such as Prudential Singapore are taking the lead by “working closely with our employees in order to embrace these changes”, Sheela Parakkal, Chief Human Resources Officer at Prudential Singapore, tells GovInsider. The insurance provider removed the retirement age for its workforce last year, so employees may “retire at a timing of their choice”.

This move reflects changing attitudes toward the nature of work and careers, with people continuing to work into their later years. Based on findings from a recent report commissioned by Prudential, “64 per cent of respondents aged 55-64 said they still enjoy their work, and 65 per cent said they still feel able to acquire the skills that they need to stay productive,” she explains.

On 1 August in Singapore, learn from Parakkal and our other distinguished panellists across government, private sector and academia about how to prepare employees and citizens for the future economy.

Our speaker line-up includes:

Keynote Speakers
• Liana Tang, Deputy Head & Deputy Director, Centre for Strategic Futures at Strategy Group, Prime Minister’s Office Singapore
• Stuart Smith, Executive Director, Head of Regional Engagement Platforms & User Experience Design, UOB Digital Bank

Panellists
• Sheela Parakkal, Chief Human Resources Officer, Prudential Singapore
• Adrian Lim, Director of Digital Literacy and Participation, Infocomm Media Development Authority
• Gareth McIIroy, Country Leader, Korn Ferry Singapore
• Abhijit Chavan, Director of Intelligent Automation, PwC South East Asia Consulting
• Cheryl Chung, Co-Director of Executive Education, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy
• Dr Jade Kua, Consultant, Emergency Medicine Department, KK Women and Children’s Hospital
• Aziza Sheerin, Regional Director, Singapore, General Assembly
• Marcus Loh, Director, Asia Pacific Communications, Tableau Software
• With more to be announced in the coming weeks

Moderators
• Professor Annie Koh, Professor of Family Entrepreneurship, Professor of Finance and Vice President of Business Development, Singapore Management University & Academic Director, Business Families Institute and International Trading Institute (Invited)
• Joshua Chambers, Founder of GovInsider

Register through the form below to join us at the summit and gain insights for building a future-ready workforce. (Due to the building’s security policy, all participants must be pre-registered by 25 July 2019, through which you will receive a confirmation email.)

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