Singapore, 27 November 2015 – Hornbills worked with the Singapore International Foundation (SIF) to conceptualised and executed the panel discussion “Technology for Social Change” as part of the SIF’s Singapore Insights Series. The panel was moderated by Channel NewsAsia’s host and Senior Editor Augustine Anthuvan with the following discussants: Ms Jacqueline Poh (Deputy Chairman, IDA), Larry Tchiou (Founder, Unframed), Lucien Teo (Technologist, Google), Syakir Hashim, (Corporate Partnerships, Development, Fundraising, Skolafund).
The panel discussion talked how technology can be used for social good to help resolve water issues, people with mobility issues and even to help therapist, counsellors and social workers with their clients and patients in between sessions. The panel also discussed the role that Singapore’s agency, IDA, played to nurture the growth and provide the infrastructure for the development of these social enterprises.
Besides the panel discussion, there was a technology showcase taking place at the fringe of the panel discussion where tech start-ups had an opportunity to network and display their technology to the guests present.