Briefing on the ASEAN Smart Cities Network

Mr. Lim Teng Leng, Deputy Director, Centre for Liveable Cities, Ministry of National Development and Mr. Borg Tsien Tham, Deputy Director for ASEAN Economic Community, ASEAN Directorate, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Venue : AmCham Office, 1 Scotts Rd, Shaw Centre #23-03 S(228208) - Stamford American Auditorium

Date : November 21, 2018

Time : 11:45 AM - 1:30 PM

Price : $15.00

2018-11-21 11:45:00 2018-11-21 13:30:00 Asia/Singapore Briefing on the ASEAN Smart Cities Network - AmCham Office, 1 Scotts Rd, Shaw Centre #23-03 S(228208) - Stamford American Auditorium AmCham Singapore

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Hosted by the Government & Regional Affairs, Information, Communications, & Technology, and Supply Chain, Transportation, & Logistics Committees

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Centre for Liveable Cities will be conducting a special briefing for AmCham members on the ASEAN Smart Cities Network (ASCN), a collaborative platform to synergize smart city development across ASEAN. This second briefing for AmCham members will update members on the recent developments including from the 33rd ASEAN Summit and related Summits from 12 to 15 November 2018. The briefing is an opportunity for AmCham members to understand more about the ASCN, in order to position themselves to capitalize on the opportunities in the region.

About the Speakers

Mr. Lim Teng Leng
Deputy Director
Centre for Liveable Cities
Ministry of National Development

Mr. Lim Teng Leng graduated from the National University of Singapore with majors in Statistics and Japanese Studies. Under the Scholarship Programme of the Civil Service College (CSC), he completed and obtained a Master of Public Administration from Tsinghua University in 2012.

Mr. Lim has served with the National Youth Council (NYC) in 1999 and the Confucius Institute (CI) of Nanyang Technological University in 2006. As the Head of International Affairs in NYC, he was responsible for promoting cooperation between Singapore and other countries in youth and youth leader exchanges. As the Manager (Partnership Development) in CI, he was responsible for developing projects and programmes between the institute and other stakeholders in promoting Chinese language and Chinese culture.

Mr. Lim joined CSC in 2007 and has served in two departments till 2017. CSC, a statutory board under the Public Service Division, builds strategic capacity in governance, leadership, public administration and management for a networked government in Singapore. In CSC International, Mr. Lim was in charge of organizing training programmes and studies for foreign civil servants to understand Singapore’s public sector management and governance. He has actively forged close working relationship between CSC and its Chinese counterparts.

Mr Lim served with the Institute of Governance and Policy (IGP) in CSC as the Deputy Director. IGP seeks to develop thought leadership in, as well as to enhance the understanding and to advance the practice of public policy in Singapore.

Mr. Lim joined the Centre of Liveable Cities as Deputy Director of the Capability Development & Advisory team in 2017.

Mr. Borg Tsien Tham
Deputy Director for ASEAN Economic Community
ASEAN Directorate
Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Mr. Borg Tsien Tham is currently the Deputy Director (ASEAN Economic Community) in the ASEAN Directorate of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Singapore.

Mr. Tham graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (2nd Upper) in Historical Studies in 1999 from Goldsmiths College, University of London. He also obtained a Master of Arts in Modern History in 2000 from University College London, University of London.

Mr. Tham joined the Foreign Service in February 2001. He was Second Secretary (Political), and then First Secretary (Political) in the Embassy of the Republic of Singapore to the Russian Federation from 2004 to 2007, and its Deputy Chief of Mission between 2005 and 2006. In 2009, Mr. Tham headed the team that established the Consulate-General of the Republic of Singapore to Johor Darul Tazim, Malaysia. He served in Johor Bahru as Consul (Political) between 2009 to 2011. From 2012 to 2015, Mr. Tham was Counsellor (Political) in the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Singapore to the United Nations in New York. Mr. Tham also previously served in the Ministry’s ASEAN Directorate; Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia Directorate; and Americas Directorate.