Women's Forum  Singapore 2024


Yoke Sin Chong


Chairperson, Advisory Board, School of Computing and Information Sciences


Dr Chong has keen interests in AI Ethics Advocacy, Digital transformation in industries such as healthcare, education, finance and insurance and consumer products. Dr Chong is an Independent Director of the Boards of Urban Redevelopment Authority of Singapore, Wilmar International Ltd, Great Eastern Holdings and Mount Alvernia Hospital. She is also Chair of the Portfolio Management Committee of A*Star (the National Research and Development Agency of Singapore governing the research institutions in Singapore), in addition to being Chair of the Singapore Management University Advisory Council for the School of Computing and Information Sciences. She was the managing partner of iGlobe, a Venture Capital firm with interests in Deep Tech, Biotech and Fintech. Dr Chong is the Immediate Past President of the Singapore Computer Society and Chair of the SCS AI Ethics and Governance Committee and a contributing author to the SCS Body of Knowledge for Ethics in AI. She also contributed actively to the setting up of the 100 Women in Tech Awards at SCS. Dr Chong was involved with many national projects having led Systems integration company, NCS and Public healthcare technology organization, IHIS(now Synapxe).

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Jun 20, 2024
10:10 AM10:50 AM

Diversifying pathways into STEM and fostering tomorrow’s innovators

Yoke Sin ChongSMUChairperson, Advisory Board, School of Computing and Information SciencesOmuoy HeangADITI (Asia Digital Technology Innovation)CEO & FounderMichelle KhooDeloitte Center for the EdgeCenter for the Edge LeaderGeorgette TanUnited Women SingaporePresident
STEM education plays a crucial role in promoting economic and social development. As demand for STEM professionals vastly outstrips supply, the need for more inclusive pathways into these fields is evident. What are the necessary conditions for inclusive STEM education? How can we encourage girls into these pathways and support their long-term commitment to the field?