Charlie Ang
Charlie AngFounding President

“The past is owned by those who know. The present is controlled by those who think. The future belongs to those who can imagine.”

Charlie is an Exponential Keynote Speaker, Business Futurist, Innovation Strategist and Disruption Advisor. As a Business Futurist, Charlie analyses, imagines and explains the future, especially on how technology will impact, disrupt and empower businesses, industries, professions and economies. As an Innovation Strategist, he inspires, advises and speaks to organisations and leaders to imagine, innovate and transform in the 4th Industrial Revolution.

Charlie has been featured in international and Asian media such as BBC, Financial Times, Al Jazeera, Asian Scientist, Channel News Asia, MediaCorp, Straits Times, and Business Times.

He is the Founding President of The Innovators Institute, Ambassador of SingularityU Singapore, the local chapter of Singularity University, and Adjunct Advisor at International Data Corporation (IDC).

Charlie received his MBA from the NUS Business School and BSc (First Class) Honours in Computer Science from University of Manchester, UK. He is trained in strategic futures, design and innovation at Singularity University (in Silicon Valley), Oxford University’s Said Business School and Stanford University. He is also an Authorized Expert in Exponential Organizations (ExO) methodology.

He is the Regional Judge of the prestigious IDC Asia-Pacific Digital Transformation Awards and on the steering committee and judging panel of Singapore Human Resources Awards 2018.

Ong Gin Keat
Ong Gin KeatExecutive Director

“The worst effects of climate change can be averted. But first, we need large scale innovations in clean technologies, global governance, national economies, supply chains and consumer behaviours. There is no greater challenge and more noble endeavour for humanity today than to ensure we do not cross the point of no return.”

Ong Gin Keat is an accomplished  innovator and pioneer in the green economy. He was formerly the General Manager of two SGX mainboard-listed companies.

His innovation track records span various environmental sectors, including climate change, renewable energy, resource recycling, water treatment, and waste management. His firsts include: registering and implementing Singapore’s first UNFCCC-approved CDM project and sale of carbon credits (ERPA), setting up Singapore’s first aerobic thermophilic composting plant and pioneering vertical wind mills in South East Asia.

Gin Keat is highly motivated to nurture the next generation of innovators who can invent new solutions to alleviate the effects of climate change.