Women's Forum  Singapore 2024


Assel Mussagaliyeva-Tang

EDUTech Future

Founder and Chief Learning Officer


Assel, the founder of EDUTech Future, brings 18 years of expertise in edtech and global development. Her flagship Break into Tech programmes designed with mentors, founders, and big tech executives, have empowered early to mid-career professionals from 7 Asian countries: https://maven.com/edu-tech-future/bit-mid-career. Assel is the driving force behind the Entrepreneurs and Tech4Good Champions Network (ETCN). Through ETCN, she sparks executive leadership discussions on the challenges and opportunities presented by technology. Her track record includes consulting with the World Bank, EU, WHO, UNICEF, UNFPA, FAO, and the SPOON Foundation on social impact projects. As the Asia-Pacific Program Manager for Future Ready Skills at Microsoft, Assel has successfully launched skills programs across 10 markets in Asia. Passionate about empowering young people and lifelong learners with AI, Assel has been a global judge at Microsoft’s Imagine Cup Junior (ICJ) AI for Good Competition for students aged 5–18. She was an invited judge at Malaysia’s National ICJ Competition from 2021 to 2023. Assel is a gamified learning designer with Sententia, with an ‘outstanding’ evaluation for her level 2 certification project Break into Tech SG: Reimagine Your Career with AI. As an active member of the Microsoft Gamification Advisory Board, Assel contributes valuable insights across the company. She serves as a Microsoft in Education Global Training Partner, Asia-Pacific Learning Partner, and Generative AI educator, having trained 450 university professors and 140 early to mid-career professionals across Asia. Beyond her professional pursuits, Assel is a certified SUP surf coach, advocating for personalised, nurturing, and inclusive learning experiences as a level playing field. She holds an M.A. in Political Science from OSCE Academy in Bishkek and a master's in public policy from the LKY School, National University of Singapore.

Session featuring this Speaker

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Innovate Hub (Discovery Space)
Jun 19, 2024
2:45 PM3:30 PM

Innovating education: Exploring the contributions of women entrepreneurs in the field

Pranati BagchiThe Lavender Spaceship ProjectFounder & CEONeelesh BhatiaNational University of SingaporeSenior Associate Director, South East Asia Growth - Block 71Assel Mussagaliyeva-TangEDUTech FutureFounder and Chief Learning OfficerJacqueline PohSingapore Economic Development Board Managing Director Kay Poh Gek VaseyMeshMindsFounder
Education is a key field for societal progress and improvement of humanity's life conditions. Today, the sector of education is witnessing many radical changes due to new technologies, innovative approaches and reformed educational content responding to the new type of careers of the 21st century. Women’s participation from the very beginning of this educational revolution is fundamental to ensure equality and sensitivity to diversity: What are some of the new solutions being provided by women social entrepreneurs? What problems are they tackling?
Pitch Hub (Discovery Space)
Jun 20, 2024
11:15 AM12:00 PM

Pitch stage: Meet with some of Edtech’s most innovative entrepreneurs

Neelesh BhatiaNational University of SingaporeSenior Associate Director, South East Asia Growth - Block 71Yueh Mei LiuHeyHi Pte LtdCo-Founder & CEOAssel Mussagaliyeva-TangEDUTech FutureFounder and Chief Learning OfficerJamie YauCyber Youth SingaporeChief Operations Officer and Chief Partnerships Officer
As the landscape of education undergoes a transformative shift propelled by Edtech, the sector is on track for substantial expansion.In this dynamic environment, forward-thinking entrepreneurs are crafting ingenious solutions to meet the ever-evolving demands of education. Join us for an opportunity to engage with some of the trailblazing minds in Edtech, as they harness the power of technology to reshape and innovate the field of education, unlocking new potentials for learning.