Webinar: Critical Technology Competition in the Indo-Pacific

Speakers Justin Bassi, Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan, Ming Tan, Mary Fifita and Alex Caples

The Tech for Good Institute is participating in a webinar on critical technology competition in the Indo-Pacific. Organised by the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI), in partnership with the Observer Research Foundation (ORF), this webinar aims to identify different perspectives by bringing together experts from Australia, India, Southeast Asia and the Pacific to discuss ways to partner on developing common digital and critical technology frameworks through a ‘whole of region’ approach. The event will also provide an opportunity to outline practical measures that can be taken by partners in the region to strengthen trust and build resilience into their existing technological capabilities.

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Dr Ming Tan

Founding Executive Director

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.