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The World’s Largest Gathering of Futurists

27 & 28 November


Dr. Aaron Maniam

University of Oxford

Aaron Maniam is Fellow of Practice and Director, Digital Transformation Education at the University of Oxford’s Blavatnik School of Government. His teaching, research and practitioner engagement focus on how large, complex organisations can better use, regulate and enable digital technology in a range of domains. Previously a Singaporean civil servant, he held several policy leadership roles, including starting both the Centre for Strategic Futures, which examines long-range trends using foresight techniques, and the Civil Service College Applied Simulation Training (CAST) Laboratory, which creates serious games to help policymakers grapple with wicked problems. He co-chairs the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on the Future of Technology Policy and is a member of the OECD’s Expert Group on Artificial Intelligence (AI) Futures. His PhD, also from the Blavatnik School, compared the digitalisation of tax and social policy agencies in Estonia, Zealand and Singapore. He is a Senior Associate of Somerville College, Oxford; Senior Fellow of the Oxford Interfaith Forum and regular facilitator of dialogue circles; and the author of two award-winning collections of poetry. His professional and personal work are underpinned by the belief that better outcomes emerge when human communities, in and outside the public sector, move away from linear engineering approaches and focus on managing polarities, human-centred design and seeing their environments as ecologies rather than purely mechanical systems.

Sessions Featuring:

Dr. Aaron Maniam

Foresight Insights

Foresight in the Boardroom

Transcending Collaboration

Law & Order:
How Do We Hold Technology Accountable in the Future?