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Youth X IP Week @ SG 2022
7 September 2022, 2:00pm – 5:30pm (SGT)
Marina Bay Sands Expo & Convention Centre, Level 5

We hear you!!! Half of the youth surveyed in Singapore have asked for more education and resources to help them understand IP better. As a continuation of our efforts to support youth and innovation, IPOS and NYC have curated a special segment at IPOS’ flagship event IP [email protected] 2022. Specially designed for youth, we welcome you to join us!

On jobs and skills -

From Great Resignation to Great Hire: In Search of Innovation Skills

Global enterprises are constantly competing in innovation; coupled with the effects of the Great Resignation, it has been challenging for enterprises to succeed and achieve growth. By 2025, it is estimated that there would be $8.5 trillion in unrealised revenue due to a skills shortage. The workforce will need to upskill to face the challenges of not just today, but also the future. To win the innovation race powered by IA and IP, companies need expertise and skills in IA/IP management.

The Singapore IP Survey in 2021 found that the top three industries that required employees with IP skills were manufacturing, lifestyle and essential services. How can IP and innovation skills value-add to businesses, and support their internationalisation plans? Learn about the importance of upskilling and reskilling to create a future-ready workforce.


Dr Gog Soon Joo
Chief Skills Officer
SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG)

Dr Gog Soon Joo is the Chief Skills Officer at SkillsFuture Singapore, a statutory board under the Ministry of Education. She oversees the skills development system in Singapore, through working with tripartite partners in the identification, dissemination and measurement of the skills needs of Singapore’s economy. She works with global researchers, EdTech, HRTech and CareerTech partners in shaping the skills ecosystem.

Dr Gog serves as council member at the WEF Global Future Council for Education and Skills; member of the Advisory Board at the Nanyang Technological University Centre for Research and Development in Learning; and member of the International Committee of Experts for UNESCO Global Network of Learning Cities. She is an alumnus of Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, University College London and Oxford University in the UK, and George Washington University and Singularity University in the US, and HEC-Paris in France.


Mr Samir Bedi
EY Asean Workforce Advisory Leader; EY Singapore Government & Public Sector Leader
Ernst & Young Advisory Pte. Ltd

Samir is a Partner at Ernst & Young Advisory Pte. Ltd., and has extensive consulting experience working with organizations across the government and private sectors in business strategies linked to people-organization dynamics across Asean. His experience includes all aspects of Human Resource Consulting, particularly in the areas of Organization Structuring and Workforce Planning, Job Redesign, Competency Framework Development, Creating Differentiated Reward Programs, developing a High-Performance Culture and HR Transformation.

Samir believes that talent plays a critical role in an organization’s ability to navigate today’s disruptive forces. He is passionate about supporting individual organizations and the HR community to drive a sharper focus on people, which is key to thriving in the digital age. Samir is an ex-adjunct Professor of Performance Management & Compensation at SMU and currently a HR Committee Member at the Assisi Hospice Board.

Ms Winnie Chan
CEO & Co-Founder
Bynd Artisan

Winnie Chan is the CEO & Founder of Bynd Artisan, an experiential gifting concept born from a rich heritage of craftsmanship. Bynd Artisan believes in creating memorable experiences through customisation and personalisation of leather and paper gifts for everyone, for any occasion.

Winnie achieved recognition and credit for business innovation in transforming a sunset industry in book binding and leather crafting into a highly coveted luxury retail brand. An Economics graduate of UC Berkeley, Winnie spearheads Operational, Strategic Policies & Culture / Community Development while overseeing HR, Finance, Legal & Regulatory Compliance. She is most passionate about design and innovation and plays an active role in Bynd Artisan’s collaboration with creatives to create exclusive designers' collections.

As an active mentor at Young Women Leaders Connection (YWLC) mentorship programme, Winnie seeks to enhance potential young women leaders in their personal development and learning through a sustainable and fulfilling mentoring relationship.

Prof Susanna Leong
Vice Provost and Dean, School of Continuing and Lifelong Education
National University of Singapore (NUS)

Professor Susanna Leong is Vice Provost (Masters’ Programmes & Lifelong Education) at the National University of Singapore (NUS). As Vice Provost (Masters’ Programmes & Lifelong Education), Susanna is responsible for initiatives and programmes on continuous education and training in NUS.

Susanna is also the Dean of the School of Continuing and Lifelong Education (SCALE) at NUS.

Prior to her current appointments, Susanna was the Vice-Dean, Graduate Studies Office, NUS Business School from 2008 to 2016, and had oversight of the NUS MBA, EMBA and MPAM programmes.

Susanna is Professor in the Department of Strategy and Policy, NUS Business School. A graduate of the National University of Singapore and University College London, Susanna is a lawyer by training and has been a faculty member of the NUS Business School since 1991.

Susanna's research interests are in intellectual property and technology-related laws. She has published in international and local academic journals. She is the author of "Intellectual Property Law of Singapore" published as part of the Law Practice Series by Academy Publishing. She has received several teaching awards including the Outstanding Educator Award (Department of Strategy & Policy).

Grow your start-up -

From Start-up to Unicorn: Unleashing the IP

At the start of 2021, there were 800 unicorns worldwide with a total market valuation of more than $2 trillion. Among them, Asia and North American unicorns accounted for almost 90 percent of the total value of unicorns worldwide. The chances of a start-up becoming a unicorn are slim. Competition to scale is intense. Achieving financial viability is tough. A solid business strategy incorporating IA and IP-related strategies could provide the competitive advantage to build the unicorn of tomorrow.

What are some of the IP challenges and needs unique to start-ups? What should entrepreneurs look out for in their innovation journey? Hear from leading enterprises, incubators and accelerators to learn how start-ups can join the billion-dollar club.


Mr Winston Chan
Group Managing Partner
FT Consulting Pte Ltd

Winston is the Group Managing Partner of FT Consulting – a Singapore headquartered, Asia-centric IP and business consulting firm founded in 1991.

Listed in “IAM Strategy 300: The World’s Leading IP Strategists” since 2018, he has been actively involved in franchising, technology transfer, strategic planning, branding, innovation and IP management projects across countries for 2 decades.

Before joining FT Consulting, Winston was asset manager with one of Asia’s largest real estate management companies. He had also previously held a management position at the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS), and is currently appointed board member of IPOS International - IPOS’ expertise and enterprise engagement subsidiary.

Winston was the first in Singapore’s IP sector to receive the SkillsFuture Fellowships award in 2019. Presented by the President of the Republic of Singapore, the Award honours individuals as masters of skills and mentors of future talent. He graduated as the top student from the Singapore Management University’s Master of Science in Innovation in 2017 with an unprecedented maximum GPA Score of 4.0/4.0, and now lectures part time at the Singapore Management University and the Singapore University of Social Sciences in the areas of strategic internationalisation, as well as IP and Innovation Management.


Mr James Chang
Group Chief Business Officer
Lazada Group

James Chang is the Chief Business Officer for Lazada Group responsible for the Group's commercial portfolio, including managing strategic accounts, retail, marketing solutions and Lazada supermarket.

Before moving into this Regional role, James was the Chief Executive Officer for Lazada Singapore. He also co-founded Lazada Philippines and served as Managing Director for two years, building the team and growing the business into one of the top eCommerce marketplaces in the country. James also incubated the Group’s Crossborder business as Chief Crossborder Officer, putting even more products within the reach of Southeast Asia’s over 600 million customers.

Prior to Lazada, James was a strategy consultant with Accenture, working in Canada, US and the UK. James graduated from the University of Western Ontario and holds a Bachelor of Finance (Management and Organizational Study) and a Bachelor Business Administration (Hons) from the Ivey School of Business.

Dr Lim Jui
Chief Executive Officer

As CEO of SGInnovate, Dr Lim Jui has overall leadership of the organisation that is committed to helping entrepreneurial scientists build and scale Deep Tech startups. At SGInnovate, Jui and his team work closely with a wide range of partners and co-investors to back this unique group of founders, who are looking to solve global challenges with their research-based solutions. This is done through equity-based investments, access to the Deep Tech ecosystem and talent network, as well as by providing business-building support.

He currently serves on the advisory boards of IPOS International, the business arm of the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS), and several start-up companies.

Jui received his Bachelor of Arts (BA, Biological Sciences and East Asian Studies) and Doctor of Medicine (MD) at Columbia University. He then obtained his Master of Medicine (Anaesthesiology and Surgical Intensive Care) from NUS. He remains a registered medical practitioner today.

Mr Shailesh Naik
Group CEO & Founder

Mr Shailesh Naik is Founder and Group CEO of MatchMove, one of the world’s fastest growing and most disruptive fintech companies in digital payments and next- generation banking.

MatchMove’s proprietary Banking Wallet OSTM enables 'Banking-as-a-Service' with Spend, Send, LendTM capabilities within any app. The operating system allows businesses and their customers to pay online and offline simply and securely, perform P2P domestic transfers, cross-border remittances, P2M and mass disbursements to global recipients. MatchMove platform further extends to Lend where credit scores are assigned based on customers’ spending and sending patterns to offer customized lending solutions.

MatchMove has been recognized with international awards for being a promising and innovative organization, as well as a preferred employer.

An entrepreneur with a successful track record in high-tech and new media sectors across China, India, Korea and Southeast Asia, Shailesh also made several successful investments in online entertainment and e-commerce companies across Asia and the US. He served on the iN2015 committees to develop Singapore’s new national IT master plan and is a Founding Investor in Aavishkaar, a Singapore-based social venture fund focused on start-ups in India and Southeast Asia. Shailesh continues to be heavily engaged across Asia with a keen focus on and support for entrepreneurship, financial technology, and financial inclusion.

Mr Clarence Tan
Origgin Pte Ltd

Clarence Tan is a serial entrepreneur who started several technology start-ups since 1993, such as GlobalRoam Group Ltd (“GR Group”), Perfect Innovation Pte Ltd and Pinnz Pte Ltd. GR Group was the first company in Singapore to be traded on the over-the-counter exchanged managed by Philips Securities Pte Ltd in 2007.

In 2017, Clarence founded Origgin, a venture creation firm that commercialises deep technologies from the universities and research institutes through the Venture Co-Creation concept. During the process, Origgin puts in the pre-seed investment and provides hands-on support for the portfolios. Currently, there are over 32 portfolios created across different sectors.

Commercialise your creations –

NYC Kopi Chat Series X IP Week SG 2022

Non-fungible tokens (“NFTs”) offer a decentralised modality to manage digital assets using blockchain technology. The global NFT marketplace is expected to grow by around USD 150 billion from 2021 to 2026, at a CAGR of around 35%. This provides tremendous growth opportunities for creators to leverage on NFTs to commercialise their creative works.

Join us as we discuss how can youth leverage the NFT space for their creative works. Hear from the experts on their experiences and pitfalls as you venture into this emerging field in tech.

This event is jointly brought to you by NYC and IPOS.


Mr Jacky Yap
Founder of Chain Debrief and
Co-founder of GRVTY Media

Jacky is the founder of Chain Debrief, a crypto media and edtech company. Chain Debrief's genesis NFT collection Enlightened Rats, which allows holders to have early access to various Web 3 resources and products, was sold out upon public launch. Jacky is also the co-organizer of MetaJam Asia, an NFT exhibition and festival showcasing hundreds of NFT projects around the world.

He is also the co-founder of GRVTY Media which owns and operates digital media brands such as Vulcan Post, Millennials of Singapore, and The Daily Ketchup

Mr Benjamin Cheong
Deputy Head
Technology, Media and Telecommmunications
Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP

Benjamin has worked as a lawyer in Singapore, Hong Kong and Shanghai and has two decades of experience in advising clients on commercial intellectual property, technology and data protection. He started off his career doing IP and continues to be actively involved in this area of law today. In the course of his exciting career, he has negotiated with counterfeiting syndicates, raided factories and sued counterfeiters in court. With the growth of the digital and knowledge-based economy, Benjamin has a keen interest in cybersecurity, blockchain technology, fintech, digital payments, NFTs and AI and keeps abreast with developments in these new technologies and industries.