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Reimagining Singapore’s Built Environment

Singapore’s thought leadership on the digitalisation of the Built Environment (BE).

Singapore’s thought leadership on the digitalisation of the Built Environment (BE).

Reimagining Singapore’s Built Environment

  

Event Information

In view of the Singapore Government’s vision to encourage the rapid implementation of digitalisation in the Built Environment (BE) sector, the Real Estate Developers Association of Singapore (REDAS) and KPMG in Singapore held a joint webinar to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on their collaboration in the creation of a developer-centric Integrated Digital Delivery (IDD) dashboard to re-imagine Singapore’s Built Environment.

The IDD dashboard is expected to extract key relevant data from various digital platforms to allow developers to manage the lifecycle of their project, resulting in the promotion of workflow optimisation and the streamlining of a fragmented ecosystem.

The collaboration enables REDAS and KPMG in Singapore to study the challenges faced by stakeholders in the adoption of digitalisation in the industry via a survey, where the data forms the underlying foundation for the development of key features for the IDD dashboard, and will also be included in a thought leadership publication co-authored between KPMG and REDAS.

Guest-of-Honour, Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s office and the Ministry of National Development, Mr Tan Kiat How, presided over the MOU signing ceremony and shared how the Government has partnered the industry to drive digitalisation in the BE sector. This was followed by the sharing of insights from a panel of industry experts on how the BE industry can be transformed through digitalisation and technology.

  

Event Video Recording

If you missed the live webinar, you may watch a recording of it below.

  

Programme

10.30am Welcome Address  Mr Chia Ngiang Hong
President, REDAS
10.35am Opening Address Mr Tan Kiat How
Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office and the Ministry of National Development
10:45am MOU Signing Ceremony  Mr Ong Pang Thye
Managing Partner, KPMG in Singapore

Mr Chia Ngiang Hong 
President, REDAS
10.55am Keynote Speech

Adoption of Digitalisation in Singapore's Built Environment
Er Lee Chuan Seng 
Chairman, BCA IDD Steering Committee
11.10am Going Digital:
Trends & Benefits
Mr Satya Ramamurthy
Partner, Head of Infrastructure, Government & Healthcare,
KPMG in Singapore
11.20am Panel discussion 

Reimagining Singapore's Built Environment
Panellists

Er Lee Chuan Seng
Chairman, BCA IDD Steering Committee

Mr Satya Ramamurthy
Partner, Head of Infrastructure, Government & Healthcare,
KPMG in Singapore

Mr Richard Paine
Managing Director PLQ, LendLease

Mr Ashith Alva
Deputy Chief Development Officer & Senior VP, Project Management, CapitaLand

Moderator

Professor Annie Koh
Lee Kong Chian School of Business, Singapore Management University
12.00pm Q&A  
12.15pm Webinar Concludes  

  

Event Speakers

Tan Kiat How

Mr Tan Kiat How

Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office and the Ministry of National Development

Mr Tan is the Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office, and the Ministry of National Development. Mr Tan is also Chairman of REACH, the lead agency in facilitating whole-of-government efforts to engage and connect with Singaporeans on national and social issues close to their hearts.

Prior to entering politics, Mr Tan spent close to 20 years in the public service. He began his career in the public service as an IT consultant in the Ministry of Education, under a National Computer Board scholarship. He held several appointments in the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore, before moving to the Ministry of Finance to head its economic programmes department. Mr Tan started the Pioneer Generation Office, which is now known as the Silver Generation Office. Under his leadership, the Pioneer Generation Office mobilised 3,000 volunteers to reach out to almost 500,000 seniors within two years. Mr Tan subsequently took on leadership roles as Deputy Secretary in the Ministry of Communications and Information (MCI), and later Chief Executive Officer of the Infocomm and Media Development Authority (IMDA).

Ong Pang Thye

Mr Ong Pang Thye

Managing Partner, KPMG in Singapore

Pang Thye is the Managing Partner of KPMG in Singapore since 1 October 2016. He is also a Board member of KPMG International. Pang Thye has 30 years of experience in accounting, auditing and consulting, working with companies in various industries, including Banking, Asset Management, Infrastructure, Media and Real Estate. He was previously the Head of Audit practice in Singapore and was KPMG’s Head of Accounting Advisory Services in Asia Pacific.

Satya Ramamurthy

Mr Satya Ramamurthy

Partner, Head of Infrastructure, Government & Healthcare, KPMG in Singapore

Satya is a Partner with KPMG in Singapore and is head of the Infrastructure, Government and Healthcare sector. He has close to 25 years of experience advising both Governments and private sector clients in the region. He has also worked on several initiatives in Singapore, South East Asia and the Middle East involving corporatisation, public private partnerships, and creating new market structures. Prior to joining KPMG in 1995, Satya worked with MNCs in Asia and the Middle East. He is a Chartered Accountant and has a Post Graduate Diploma in Management (MBA) from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.

Chia Ngiang Hong

Mr Chia Ngiang Hong

President, REDAS

Mr Chia Ngiang Hong joined CDL in 1981 and has more than 40 years of experience in the real estate industry in Singapore and the region. A much-respected industry veteran, Mr Chia is the President of the Real Estate Developers’ Association of Singapore, Board Member of the Institute of Real Estate and Urban Studies, and Honorary Advisor of the Singapore Green Building Council. He is also a Fellow of the Singapore Institute of Surveyors and Valuers. He presently chairs the Advisory Committee to the National University of Singapore’s School of Design and Environment and is a member of the Department Consultative Committee.

Er Lee Chuan Seng

Er Lee Chuan Seng

Chairman, BCA IDD Steering Committee

Mr Lee is currently Chairman of the National Environment Agency of Singapore having served on its board for several years. He is also trustee of a philanthropic trust and an advisor to a number of organisations. He is the Chairman, BCA Industry Steering Committee for Building Information Modelling (BIM)/Integrated Digital Delivery (IDD) (2010 to present) and was Deputy Chairman, BCA Academy Advisory Panel (2013 to 2019). He was on the Board of the Building and Construction Authority (2003 to 2013) and was the Deputy Chairman (2011 to 2013).

Richard Paine

Mr Richard Paine

Managing Director PLQ, LendLease

Richard Paine has over 30 years of property industry experience and has worked on numerous high profile projects, in partnership with co-investors and on fund mandates in the Asia Pacific region. With 19 years’ real estate experience in Asia, he has developed an extensive network with government agencies, investors, banks and key stakeholders. He also has a very good understanding of the success factors for property development, ownership and performance. Richard recently led the development of Paya Lebar Quarter, a centrally located international mixed-use development and a key catalyst to the URA masterplan to transform Paya Lebar into Singapore’s new business and lifestyle hub.

Ashith Alva

Mr Ashith Alva

Deputy Chief Development Officer & Senior VP, Project Management, CapitaLand

Ashith has over 19 years’ experience in Capitaland working on various projects, from AEI works to greenfield developments. He was seconded to the JV Company, and has been involved in Jewel Changi Airport as the Head of the Project Team, since the commencement of the project in mid-2013.

Annie Koh

Professor Annie Koh

Lee Kong Chian School of Business, Singapore Management University

Professor Annie Koh is a renowned conference speaker, panel moderator, and commentator. Professor Koh is Vice President for Business Development, V3 Group Professor of Family Entrepreneurship, and Professor of Finance (practice) at the Singapore Management University (SMU). She is also the Academic Director of two university-level institutes – the Business Families Institute and International Trading Institute. She has previously held the positions of Associate Dean, Lee Kong Chian School of Business, and Dean, Office of Executive and Professional Education, at SMU.

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