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How Malaysia Can Realise the Promise of Digital Transformation

In a two part series, the Tech For Good Institute speaks with Dr Rachel Gong on digital transformation in Malaysia. In our first article, we examine the levers governments can use to drive progress in this area..

 

Dr Gong serves as Deputy Director of Research at the Khazanah Research Institute (KRI)…

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How Malaysia Can Realise the Promise of Digital Transformation

In a two part series, the Tech For Good Institute speaks with Dr Rachel Gong on digital transformation in Malaysia. In our first article, we examine the levers governments can use to drive progress in this area.

 

Dr Gong serves as Deputy Director of Research at the Khazanah Research Institute (KRI)…

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Fit for Purpose: Regulating and Encouraging Innovation in the Digital Economy

Regulating fast changing data-driven digital solutions such as AI remains a challenge for the region. This article looks at ways in which stakeholders can achieve the goal of promoting responsible and continued innovation in this area.

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Fit for Purpose: Regulating and Encouraging Innovation in the Digital Economy

Regulating fast changing data-driven digital solutions such as AI remains a challenge for the region. This article looks at ways in which stakeholders can achieve the goal of promoting responsible and continued innovation in this area.

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Inclusive Growth and Responsible Innovation for Southeast Asia

Innovative digital solutions are helping to address Southeast Asia’s many unmet needs, but ensuring that these solutions can be channelled in an inclusive way will be necessary for the region to maximise social benefit. We examine ways technological solutions can be managed responsibly for equitable outcomes.

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Inclusive Growth and Responsible Innovation for Southeast Asia

Innovative digital solutions are helping to address Southeast Asia’s many unmet needs, but ensuring that these solutions can be channelled in an inclusive way will be necessary for the region to maximise social benefit. We examine ways technological solutions can be managed responsibly for equitable outcomes.

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MSMEs Critical for a Greener Future in Southeast Asia

This article examines the importance of involving Micro, Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (MSMEs) in our green transition, and how technology companies in Southeast Asia can contribute to the region’s sustainable digital transformation.

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MSMEs Critical for a Greener Future in Southeast Asia

This article examines the importance of involving Micro, Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (MSMEs) in our green transition, and how technology companies in Southeast Asia can contribute to the region’s sustainable digital transformation.

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How the world’s largest FTA will impact Southeast Asia’s digital economy
The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership could pave the way for growth in e-commerce and fintech, and improve trust in digital services in the region.

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How the world’s largest FTA will impact Southeast Asia’s digital economy
The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership could pave the way for growth in e-commerce and fintech, and improve trust in digital services in the region.
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Why trust is crucial in Southeast Asia’s digital economy

Sati Rasuanto, Co-founder of digital identity startup VIDA, explores how local standards, infrastructure and ecosystems are important in shaping trust.

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Why trust is crucial in Southeast Asia’s digital economy

Sati Rasuanto, Co-founder of digital identity startup VIDA, explores how local standards, infrastructure and ecosystems are important in shaping trust.

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The Platform Economy: Southeast Asia’s Digital Growth Catalyst
The Institute’s inaugural study brings together industry-wide perspectives and sets the stage for further engagement.

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The Platform Economy: Southeast Asia’s Digital Growth Catalyst
The Institute’s inaugural study brings together industry-wide perspectives and sets the stage for further engagement.

Leveraging the promise of technology to advance inclusive, equitable and sustainable growth

While technology continues to turbocharge Southeast Asia’s growth and development, the reality is that it is also transforming our economies and societies in fundamental and unprecedented ways. We know little yet about how these profound changes may require adaptations in our economic, social, political and economic systems.

We have only scratched the surface in understanding the impact of technology in a complex region like Southeast Asia, and much more can be done to enrich our collective knowledge and engage in meaningful discussions on the topic.
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Dr Ming Tan

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Dr Ming Tan is founding Executive Director for the Tech for Good Institute. She is concurrently a Senior Fellow at the Centre for Governance and Sustainability at the National University of Singapore. Her research interests lie at the intersection of technology, business and society, including sustainability and innovation.

 

Ming was previously Managing Director of IPOS International, part of the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore, which supports Singapore’s future growth as a global innovation hub for intellectual property creation, commercialisation and management.

 

Prior to joining the public sector, she was Head of Stewardship of the COMO Group, a Singaporean portfolio of lifestyle companies operating in 14 countries worldwide. Her portfolio covered sustainability, brand and data privacy. She was concurrently the founding Executive Director of COMO Foundation, the private philanthropy of the owner of the COMO Group.

 

As a company director, she lends brand and strategic guidance to SuperNature Pte Ltd, COMO Hotels and Resorts (Asia) Pte Ltd, COMO Club Pte Ltd, and Mogems Pte Ltd. In the not-for-profit space, Ming is an Advisor to Singapore Totalisator Board and serves on the boards of Esplanade–Theatres on the Bay, Singapore’s national performing arts centre, St. Joseph’s Institution International and COMO Foundation.

 

As part of her commitment to holistic education and the arts, she also sits on the Advisory Panel of the Centre for the Arts of the National University of Singapore.

 

Ming was educated in Singapore, the United States, and England. She obtained her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Stanford University and her doctorate from Oxford.