Modern Workplace: Thriving in a creative and intelligent digital workplace
08:45 - 11 June, 2020
Modern Workplace: Thriving in a creative and intelligent digital workplace
Creating next-generation secured workplace for enhanced business continuity, better employee experience, and improved productivity


Thursday, 11th June 2020

Singapore Standard Time 8.45 am - 10.00 am (GMT +8)

Today’s workplace is in the midst of yet another sea of change, not driven alone by technology but by the current pandemic 

2020 has indeed shown us how critical it is for organisations to be ready for the future. It is imperative for organisation to proactively pre-empt the changes even in the most challenging times. They must drive business continuity rather than being driven to react to changes. 

A critical component of a business plan is to remain productive in all circumstances – and that is where the digital workplace comes into the fore. 

Emerging technologies now make it possible to deliver the necessary infrastructure for employees to work securely and productively from the office, at home or on the road. 

Digital workplaces more than merely enable employees to work remotely. They are the culmination of a business mobility trend that has evolved from individual and team productivity to true business process transformation that is reinventing businesses across all industries.  

Transforming employee experience by increasing productivity and engagement

Singapore has seen its largest Work from Home (WFH) experiment kicked-in as circuit breaker efforts to contain the COVID-19 outbreak have been put in place. 

This is a tectonic shift in the way we are working and living for the foreseeable future. 

COVID-19 developments have accelerated this shift significantly, making mobile work no longer an option, but an absolute must. 

This has presented governments and businesses with the need for formidable and immediate adaptation for a remote and mobile workplace. 

The digital workplace is made possible through a business’s transition from hardware-centric to software-defined infrastructure. 

To reach an authentic digital workplace and to realise the full benefits of productivity and seamless integration, establishing specific plan, and identifying the current challenges is critical to help define the path forward. 

Overcoming challenges and enhancing employee engagement

Digital workplaces do share common challenges but are specific to the context 

Businesses are renewing their focus on IT infrastructure as they run hundreds, if not thousands, of critical, custom-designed legacy applications on their premises. Moving these legacy applications can be complex, time-consuming, and expensive, with costs potentially jumping into millions of dollars. 

Cyber resilience is another key aspect as the sharing of more applications and systems creates a wider, more complex landscape to protect. Security is becoming more challenging to ensure, and shadow IT exposes businesses to data breaches and non-compliance with privacy regulations such as GDPR or PDPA 




The challenges and requirements may differ based on the types of businesses. Yet, the digital workplace can be industryspecific. They can be contextually implemented to accommodate the current needs of the business with enough room for expansion in the future.  

Setting the right blocks in place the first round would give any business a competitive edge over competitors. 

The question is – how prepared are you for the future? 

Interested in getting the Agenda for this event?

Request a copy from our staff (

  • Chief Digital Officer
  • Chief Information Officer
  • Chief Information Security Officer
  • Chief Technology Officer
  • Chief Transformation Officer
  • Chief Human Resources Officer
  • Chief People Officer
  • Vice President, Information Technology
  • Heads of Applications

OpenGov is pleased to invite you to an exclusive OpenGovLive! Virtual Breakfast Insight aimed at imparting knowledge on the modern digital workspace and best practices to improve workforce productivity, engagement, service delivery levels, and efficiency 

This session would serve as a great peer-to-peer learning platform to gain insights and practical solutions to increase business agility with the cloud and digital workplace while reducing the complexity and risks. 

We will be discussing:

    • Key barriers posed by digital workplace deployment including legacy compatibility issues, sources of migration cost, privacy implementation and complexity 

    • Different approaches to implementing digital workplace solution based on the current needs and types of business 

    • Maintaining security and control while opening access to cloud  

    • How to harness these emerging technologies to turn this potential into reality 

    • Opportunities to leverage digital workplace to boost productivity and service delivery 

    • How to anticipate disruption and create a roadmap to successful innovation


Michael Fung

Deputy Chief Executive (Industry); Chief Human Resource Officer; Chief Data Officer

SkillsFuture Singapore

Carlo Malana

Chief Information Officer


Prem Pavan

Area Vice President – Sales & Services, Asia (ASEAN & Korea)


Mohit Sagar

Group Managing Director and Editor-in-Chief

OpenGov Asia



Contact person: Ellen Quek
Phone number: +65 6303 0683