The Demi Dinner

An exclusive dinner discussion for Leaders of prominent higher education institutions in Singapore

Shaping the University of the Future


Over the next decade, flexible approaches to learning supported through technology and new drivers in Life Long learning will mean education will need to reach out to engage students, and there is a greater need for specialization in curriculum and teaching methodologies than ever before. With these benefits of personalization comes the challenge of ensuring that university infrastructure and operations are in place to support the adaptation of technology on campus.

Administrators will need to weigh carefully how budget funds are spent, decide what emerging technologies show the most promise, and determine how best to support these technological advances to achieve smart campus through innovation.

We discussed topical issues relevant to senior executives of prominent universities and colleges based in Singapore. Topics include:

  • How are the needs of Millennials and Generation Z changing today’s education
  • What new academic initiatives should universities pursue to address long-term issues of fundamental importance?
  • Understanding challenges in rewiring higher education to move to Smart Campus.

6:30 pm: Arrival of guests and reception
7:00 pm: Introduction by Ortus and short address from SAP
7:10 pm: Discussion instigated by the speaker and continued by the group
7:45 pm: Starters served
8:00 pm: Discussion brought to a close and guests are encouraged to continue networking
9:00 pm: Change of seats before dessert

Whitegrass Restaurant
30 Victoria Street, #01-26/27 Chijmes, Singapore 187996

Wednesday, 25th of April 2018

Whitegrass Restaurant, Singapore

Attended by:

CEO at CSM Academy International
CEO at ERC Institute
CEO of SP Jain School at Global Management
CEO at London School of Business & Finance
Managing Director at Duke Corporate Education
Managing Director at INSEAD
Chief Development Officer at Nanyang Technological University
Chairman, School of IIT Advisory Committee at Temasek Polytechnic
Dean of Core Curriculum at Singapore Management University
Deputy Director of College of Business at Nanyang Technological University
Deputy Head Office of Education at Duke-NUS Medical School
Director of College Advancement at UWC South East Asia
Director of Center for Technology & Development at Duke-NUS Medical School
Head of Operations and Administration at Singapore Management University
Head of Centre for Innovation in Learning at National Institute of Education
Senior Director at National University of Singapore

Hosted by:

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