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e2i is proud to partner ASTAR, CIEU, Edwards Lifesciences, Forest Wolf, Nanyang Technological University, NTUC LearningHub and Republic Polytechnic in this year's Biomedical Sciences Symposium on Talent 4.0 - The Age of Learning Ecosystems.

Date: 17 September 2019 (Tuesday)

Time: 9:30am – 1:30pm (registration starts at 9am)

Venue: Devan Nair Institute for Employment & Employability, Level 1, Hall 2-4, 80 Jurong East Street 21 Singapore 609607

Nearest MRT / Parking: Jurong East MRT (5 minutes’ walk) / IMM (chargeable)

Register for a free seat today!

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1) Organizational Transformation in Times of Steep Growth and Establishing a New Vision for the Future by Dr. Rainer Wolf, Vice President & General Manager for Manufacturing Operations, Edwards Lifesciences (Singapore) Pte Ltd

Dr. Rainer Wolf will share on the challenges faced in the organisational development in Edwards Lifesciences initial years and the various initiatives it has embarked on through the years to help the organisation grow. Some of the initiatives that are vital for business growth include: investing in employees’ training, creating a unique brand identity and constant review of their business strategies.

New strategies the company would like to instill include: a new culture of accountability across all job functions and building employees’ leadership capabilities.


2) Unlocking the Deep Human Potential of Our Workforce by Ms. Crystal Lim-Lang and Dr. Greg Lang, Forest Wolf

In this talk, Crystal and Dr Greg will explore how individuals can develop their deep human superskills that will empower them to have better clarity and focus, feel more engaged, and have the ability to connect more meaningfully with others. These are essential skills especially in times of disruption and automation. 


3) Project Zodiac, a first-of-its-kind industry wide leadership programme for the biomedical and pharma industry

Hear from the participants what they have learnt and how they have benefitted from this programme.


4) Regulated Commodities and International Trade by Mr. Richard Yeo, Senior Lecturer, School of Applied Science, Republic Polytechnic

In the world of pharmaceutical business, regulations could be a big hurdle to market access. From an import and export perspective, it is inevitable to have controlled commodities under international trade for medicines, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, cosmetics, Traditional Chinese Medicines (TCMs) and food. Harmonization market entry (registration) requirements and Mutual Recognition Scheme will facilitate common markets access. Some progress have been made towards removal of any potential trade blocks in the past. Question is have we done enough and will there be more to come? There is an urgent need to carve a leading global niche for ourselves in the arena of drug development and regulatory affair professionals play an important role in making this happens.


5) Driving Innovation through Operation and Technology Roadmap (OTR) by Mr. Dwayne Wang, OTR Facilitator, A*STAR

The Operation & Technology Roadmap (OTR) programme is a broad-based A*STAR initiative aimed at helping enterprises develop their long-term strategic roadmaps with a focus on technology integration and adoption. It was developed from Cambridge University’s T-Plan and adapted to the Singapore business climate. To date, over 500 OTRs have been conducted.


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Dr. Rainer Wolf, Vice President & General Manager for Manufacturing Operations, Edwards Lifesciences (Singapore) Pte Ltd

Dr. Wolf is leading Edwards Lifesciences largest Heart-Valve Manufacturing Operation globally, which has contributed to more than 65% of Edwards Corporate revenue in 2018, giving more than 2,000 employees a “life-saving” responsibility here in Singapore. Of German Nationality, Rainer joined Edwards Lifesciences in August 2013 as VP & General Manager for Edwards Manufacturing Operations in Singapore. Prior to Edwards Lifesciences, Rainer was with Ansell Healthcare Limited in the capacity of Vice President, Global Operations for their Sexual Wellness Business Unit. He worked with Ansell from 2003 to 2013 in both Malaysia and Thailand. Before Ansell, Rainer was the Senior Group Manager for 3M Malaysia. During his 14 years with 3M, Rainer held a number of senior engineering, manufacturing and business development positions in Germany and Malaysia, working directly with customers in developing new products, as well as leading large-scale manufacturing- and continuous improvement-initiatives in the Asian environment. Prior to joining 3M, Rainer was with Monsanto Germany, where he was a Technical Market Development Specialist, spearheading the application of thermoplastic Elastomers in the Automotive Industry. From 1984 to 1987, Rainer was with Fried Kunststofftechnik in Germany, one of Europe's leading suppliers of technical precision parts and assemblies made of plastic in small, medium and large series for use in most relevant industry sectors.

Ms. Crystal Lim-Lange, Co-Founder & CEO, Forest Wolf

Crystal is an expert on future-readiness, an education pioneer and a public speaker on the global stage. She is the CEO of Forest Wolf, a future-readiness consultancy and Strategic Advisor to Minerva Project, one of the most innovative Universities globally, and the most selective University in the Western world. Crystal is also the co-author of the book Deep Human, a guide to the social emotional superskills of the future, and writes for Channel NewsAsia on careers, talent development and life skills.Prior to Forest Wolf, Crystal was the founding Director of the National University of Singapore’s Centre for Future-ready Graduates, where she implemented innovative large-scale future-ready skills programmes which have prepared over 15,000 youth for a rapidly changing world. Today, Crystal travels around the world advising corporates and government bodies on how best to prepare for the future and is passionate about shifting consciousness. 

Dr. Gregor Lim-Lange, Co-Founder & Chief Psychologist, Forest Wolf

Dr Gregor Lim-Lange is an expert in the fields of clinical and positive psychology, social emotional intelligence and mindfulness, and the Co-Founder and Chief Psychologist of Forest Wolf, a future-readiness consultancy. He was previously the Head of Learning & Development at the National University of Singapore’s Centre for Future-ready Graduates and a Senior Lecturer in the Psychology department. Greg is also the co-author of the book Deep Human, a guide to the social emotional superskills of the future, and writes for Channel NewsAsia on psychology and mental wellness. Greg delights in designing innovative curricula and programmes, researching outcomes and working with individuals, leaders, couples and families. He is also a highly sought after educator, psychotherapist, and mindfulness teacher. He is also the co-editor of Clinical Psychology in Singapore.

Mr. Richard Yeo,Senior Lecturer, School of Applied Science, Republic Polytechnic

Richard holds a Bachelor Science Honors degree specializing in Pharmacy from National University of Singapore.  He has over 30 years’ experience in the areas of product regulations, registrations and approvals for pharmaceuticals, cosmaceuticals, nutraceuticals, medical devices, pesticides and biopharmaceuticals. He was plant manager at an antibiotics plant in Singapore, manufacturing both Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs) and finished products. He is well-versed with cGMP, ICH and PIC/S standards for quality assurance for pharmaceuticals and ISO 14335 for medical devices. He is also an ad hoc consultant for cGMP, cGDP, cGWP audits for our industry partners. As one of the few professionals trained in this area, he has served in various working committee and trade delegations, working alongside Trade Development Board and Economic Development Board officers in World Trade Organization and World Intellectual Properties Office. He has also played a pivotal role working with regulators from all ASEAN members to discuss and draft outline for Common Technical Dossiers. In his current position in Republic Polytechnic, he is responsible for the launching the first (and only) Earn and Learn Program (ELP) which lead to a part time diploma in Pharmaceutical Sciences. He is currently working on the Professional Conversion Program (PCP) for Regulatory Affairs Professionals. He is also conducting lessons in cGMP, Good Distribution Practices (GDP) and Biopharmaceuticals for both PET and CET students in Republic Polytechnic.

Mr. Dwayne Wang, OTR Facilitator, A*STAR

Dwayne is an IAF-Certified Professional Facilitator and has been working passionately within A*STAR’s GET-Up team to level up local SMEs in their innovation capabilities. He also works with C-Suite management on their technology adoption/integration strategies using the Operation and Technology Roadmapping (OTR) methodology (based on Cambridge’s T-Plan). The OTR programme was awarded the ASTAR Borderless Award for fostering collaboration between multiple stakeholders within the MTI network. Dwayne has worked with over 40 companies on a 1-to-1 basis, within industries as diverse as Chemicals, Pharmaceuticals, Lifestyle and Professional Services.

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