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Day 1 - 29 June 2017

08:15 - 09:00

Breakfast and Registration

09:00 - 09:15

Welcome Address

By Mr Peter Ong, Head, Civil Service, Singapore

09:15 - 10:00

Keynote Speech: Using Commitment: Firm and Lax, Rich and Poor, Health and Money

By Professor Dean Karlan, Professor of Economics, Yale University

10:30 - 12:00

Panel Session: Finance and Regulation

12:00 - 13:00

Lunch

13:00 - 14:30

Break-out Sessions

1) Public Transport

  • How can behavioural insights be applied to influence public transport behaviours?

2) Environment

  • How can behavioural insights be applied to encourage more environmentally-friendly behaviours?

3) Service Delivery

  • How can behavioural interventions enhance service delivery and raise compliance rates?

4) Design Thinking in Action *

  • How can Design Thinking be used to solve complex problems?

5) Understanding Bandwidth Tax *

  • Understand the challenges faced by low-income groups when making decisions.

Presenters:

  • Mr Alexander Lau, Senior Design Lead, The Human Experience, Public Service Division (PS21 Office), Singapore

  • Dr Ang Yan Hoon, Senior Consultant (Department of Geriatric Medicine), Khoo Teck Puat Hospital, Singapore

Moderator:

  • Mr Alexander Lau, Senior Design Lead, The Human Experience, Public Service Division (PS21 Office), Singapore

Presenters:

  • Mr Leonard Chen, Manager, Public Service Division (PS21 Office), Singapore

  • Ms Wong Hefen, Senior Assistant Director, Co-Lab (Behavioural Insights and Design), Ministry of Manpower, Singapore

  • Ms Sabrina Ng, Senior Assistant Director of Behavioural Insights Unit, Ministry of Home Affairs, Singapore

  • Ms Rose Verspaandonk, Manager (Economics Branch), Australian Government Department of Employment

 

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Presenters:

  • Mr Ng Chee Yong, Senior Assistant Director, 3P Network Division, National Environment Agency, Singapore

  • Ms Luo Yuzheng, Senior Executive, Environmental Behavioural Sciences and Economics Research Unit, Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources, Singapore

  • Professor Lorenz Goette, Professor of Economics, University of Bonn; Visiting Professor, National University of Singapore

  • Associate Professor Sing Tien Foo, Deputy Director of the Institute of Real Estate Studies; Deputy Head (Admin & Finance) of the Department of Real Estate, National University of Singapore

Moderator:

  • Mr Huang Jianyun, Head of Environmental Behavioural Sciences and Economics Research Unit, Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources, Singapore

14:30 - 15:00

Tea Break

15:00 - 16:30

Panel: Public Health and Wellbeing

End of Conference Day 1

17:30 - 19:00

Cocktail Reception

Day 2 - 30 June 2017

08:15 - 09:00

Breakfast

09:00 - 09:15

Welcome and Recap of Day 1

By Associate Professor Joanne Yoong, National University of Singapore Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health; Senior Economist and Director of the Center for Economic and Social Research (East), University of Southern California

09:15 - 10:45

10:45 - 11:15

Tea Break

11:15 - 12:00

Keynote Address: Data Science for Social Good and Public Policy: Examples, Opportunities, and Challenges

By Mr Rayid Ghani, Director, Center for Data Science and Public Policy, University of Chicago

12:00 - 13:00

Lunch

13:00 - 14:30

Break-out Sessions

1) Philanthropy

  • How can behavioural insights be used to encourage more charitable giving?

2) New Intersections

  • How can data science and behavioural insights work hand in hand to achieve more effective public policies?

3) Online Environments

  • How do nudges affect the way people think and behave online?

4) Design Thinking in Action *

  • How can Design Thinking be used to solve complex problems?

5) Understanding Bandwidth Tax *

  • Understand the challenges faced by low-income groups when making decisions.

Facilitators:

  • Mr Leon Lim, Lead Researcher, Institute of Governance and Policy, Civil Service College, Singapore

  • Ms Jaclyn Lam, Senior Researcher, Institute of Governance and Policy, Civil Service College, Singapore

Q&A with:

  • Mr Zheng Yi, Senior Assistant Director of ComCare and Social Support Division, Ministry of Social and Family Development, Singapore

Presenters:

  • Mr Alexander Lau, Senior Design Lead, The Human Experience, Public Service Division (PS21 Office), Singapore

  • Dr Ang Yan Hoon, Senior Consultant (Department of Geriatric Medicine), Khoo Teck Puat Hospital, Singapore

Moderator:

  • Mr Alexander Lau, Senior Design Lead, The Human Experience, Public Service Division (PS21 Office), Singapore

Presenters:

  • Dr Daniel Lim, Data Scientist; Special Assistant to Chief Executive, Government Technology Agency, Singapore

  • Mr George Hodge, Trade Portfolio Lead, United Nations Global Pulse, Jakarta

Moderator:

  • Mr Kuhan Harichandra, Senior Economist (Data Analytics Unit), Ministry of Trade and Industry, Singapore

Presenters:

Moderator:

  • Dr Weina Zhang, Research Director, Asia Centre for Social Entrepreneurship & Philanthropy, National University of Singapore

Presenters:

Moderator:

  • Mr Donald Low, Associate Dean (Research and Executive Education), Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, Singapore

15:00 - 16:30

Panel Session: Lessons Learnt - The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

Presenters:

  • Dr David Halpern, Chief Executive and Board Director,  Behavioural Insights Team

  • Professor Colin Camerer, Robert Kirby Professor of Behavioural Economics, California Institute of Technology

  • Mr Rayid Ghani, Director, Center for Data Science and Public Policy, University of Chicago

 

Moderator:

  • Mr Donald Low, Associate Dean (Research and Executive Education), Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, Singapore

17:30 - 18:00

*These are smaller interactive break-out sessions. As spaces are limited, these sessions are repeated from Day 1.

10:00 - 10:30

Tea Break

Programme correct as of 19/06/2017

Tea Break

14:30 - 15:00

Presenters:

Moderator:

Presenters:

  • Ms Jerril Rechter, Chief Executive Officer, VicHealth, Australia

  • Professor Jon White, University of Reading and Cardiff University; Research Fellow at the Behavioural Insights Research Center, US Institute for Public Relations

  • Mr Philip Ong, Deputy Secretary (Community, Youth and Sports); Senior Director (Strategic Planning and Finance, and Office for Citizen Engagement), Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth, Singapore
     

Moderator:

  • Mr Ivan Yeo, Senior Director of the Research and Data Division, Ministry of Communications and Information, Singapore

Presenters:

Moderator:

Facilitators:

  • Mr Leon Lim, Lead Researcher, Institute of Governance and Policy, Civil Service College, Singapore

  • Ms Jaclyn Lam, Senior Researcher, Institute of Governance and Policy, Civil Service College, Singapore

Q&A with:

  • Ms Kong Kum Peck,  Director of ComCare and Social Support Division, Ministry of Social and Family Development, Singapore
     

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Closing Panel: Frontiers and Cutting-Edge Research

16:30 - 17:30

*These are smaller interactive break-out sessions. As spaces are limited, these sessions are repeated on Day 2.

Panel Session: Public Communication and Engagement

Practitioner's Award

End of Conference

Keynote Speech: How to Nudge the Habitual Brain

By Professor Colin Camerer, Robert Kirby Professor of Behavioural Economics, California Institute of Technology

16:30 - 17:15