Hacknovate - Judges/Mentors

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Dr Philip Yap

Snr Consultant Geriatrician & Clinical Director of the Geriatric Centre, Khoo Teck Puat Hospital
Dr Philip Yap leads the Memory and Dementia Care Service in KTPH. He also holds adjunct appointments in Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, NUS and IBN, A*Star. He has a special interest in improving quality of care and quality of life for persons with dementia and their family caregivers. He sits on the committees of the National Dementia Network at Ministry of Health, the Alzheimer’s Disease Association of Singapore, the Medical Advisory Board of AIC and is also chairperson of the Steering Committee for Person Centred Care and Dementia Care Mapping in Singapore.
Mr Siah Peih Wee
Realization Director (Games), Lionstork Studios
Peih Wee has been making games all his life and was bestowed the title Straits Times Developer of the year. After completing his training at Singapore Polytechnic, he was granted the honour to work in Neopets Inc, a Viacom Company. Like any normal & silly “zero” journey, there’s a mentor. With the guidance of his awesome guitarist mentor, he designed and developed many Neopets and Millsberry games. Years later, he met new friends from France at Boonty, where he not only learned new tricks in making games for multiplayer, but also that his name sounds like “yes” in French. As time passed, he gets to meet a handsome genius who looks like a Milan soccer player from Italy. Who could imagine that they made pink Winx games for little girls? Peih Wee is currently at Lionstork Studios, a rising interactive and games studio specializing in the creation of premium games and online solutions that captivate the hearts and minds of people around the world.
Mr Lau Wing Chew
Chief Transformation Officer, Alexandra Health Systems
Mr Lau started his career as a teacher but later changed his career direction by taking a Customer Service Supervisor role with American Express. He subsequently joined Citibank in 1990. In his time at Citbank, he was rotated from Card Operations to training and then to the Call Centre as their Director for 13 years. In that time, he was also asked to take on the role of Transaction Services Director in addition to his call centre responsibility. 
After leaving Citibank Singapore in late 2008, he was asked to take an assignment to work in Citibank Sydney's call centre in 2009. Mr Lau joined Alexandra Health in February 2010 as the Chief Transformation Officer with the mandate to facilitate the provision of hassle free service for our patients and their families. He hopes to apply relevant banking operations practices to hospital operations.
Mr Alvin Ong
Chief Information Officer for Alexandra Health System & Khoo Teck Puat Hospital
Integrated Health Information Systems (IHiS)
As the CIO for Alexandra Health, Mr Ong provides healthcare information technology leadership and aligns Alexandra Health’s IT to the cluster’s and national strategies. He also oversees the implementation of all IT initiatives for the cluster. 
Mr Ong has over 18 years’ experience in healthcare-IT spanning major healthcare organisations such as SingHealth, National Healthcare Group, Alexandra Hospital, Changi General Hospital and Toa Payoh Hospital.  He was involved in the planning for the Khoo Teck Puat Hospital which was opened in 2010 and Changi General Hospital which was opened in 1997.
He has been appointed Distinguished Professional by Republic Polytechnic, and Adjunct Faculty by Singapore Management University. He had served in the executive committee of several national IT initiatives and professional associations including National Infocomm Competency Framework, IT Standards Committee, Service Innovation Design Technical Committee, IT Governance Technical Committee, Institute of Engineers – University Program Accreditation, HCA Hospice and IT Management Association. 
Mr Ong has a Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) from National University of Singapore, a Master of Business Administration from University of Surrey, UK, and is a Certified IT Project Management Programme (CITPM) Senior.
Dr Tan Yung Ming
Director, Medical Informatics, Clinical Services, Khoo Teck Puat Hospital 
Dr Tan Yung Ming is a medical doctor by training with diverse involvements in the informatics domain. He currently practices in Khoo Teck Puat Hospital while working with the medical informatics team. He is the current vice-president of the Association for Medical & Bio-Informatics Singapore (AMBIS), and a founding exco member of HL7 Singapore. He also teaches medical informatics part-time in UniSIM. His work interests include clinical process redesign, UI and usability engineering.
Dr Terence Tan
Director, The Pain Relief Clinic
Dr Terence Tan is a medical entrepreneur with multiple interests.Previous projects include co-founding diabetes.com.sg, Singapore's most active diabetes patient education portal, as well as SGDR, an online forum for medical doctors. In addition to running his medical practice, The Pain Relief Clinic, he now enjoys introducing new medical technology to local doctors through his distribution business, as well as giving medical talks both locally and overseas.
Dr Wong Sweet Fun
Senior Consultant, Geriatric Medicine, Khoo Teck Puat Hospital
Dr Wong has Clinical and Research interests in functional longevity and preventing functional loss in the elderly, including the promotion of health, fitness and age-in-place in community-dwelling older adults. Dubbed “an accidental innovator”, she has worked with a multi-disciplinary team to support patients’ homecare needs by combining community assistance, education, DIY tips and idea-sharing in a hassle-free retail space called The ABLE Studio, which operates out of KTPH.
Dr Wong has served in a number of inter-sectoral initiatives involving the Health Promotion Board, Centre for Enabled Living, Council for Third Age, and the People’s Association Wellness Programme, contributing towards the development of preventive geriatrics.
Dr Michael Wong
Head of Department, Director and Consultant, Health for Life Centre, Khoo Teck Puat Hospital
Dr Michael Wong received his basic medical degree from the National University of Singapore, Faculty of Medicine. His post graduate training include a Masters of Medicine in Family Medicine and a Postgraduate Diploma in Geriatric Medicine. His interests are in the areas of family medicine, primary preventive care & screening, community geriatric care and chronic disease management. Dr Wong has been a Fellow of the College of Family Physician, Singapore since 2003 and has served as a member of the 21st Council of the College of Family Physician. Besides teaching, he has been an examiner for the Graduate Diploma in Family Medicine and Master of Medicine in Family Medicine since 2004.
Mr Goh Siak Koon
Executive Director, Live Well Collaborative - Singapore
Siak Koon received his Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Newcastle Australia in 1986. He has worked in Sydney on residential and commercial buildings and in Singapore with Jurong Town Corporation, before joining Singapore Polytechnic (SP) in 1996 where he has been a member of the management team overseeing the development of course content, student matters and facilities. He was invited to helm the Live Well Collaborative - Singapore in 2010 as the Executive Director with the responsibility for setting up the collaborative between Singapore Polytechnic and Procter and Gamble.
The Live Well Collaborative – Singapore (LWC-S) is an extension of the Live Well Collaborative in Cincinnati, which is a business-academia partnership between Procter and Gamble and University of Cincinnati. The LWC-S has to date completed nine paid studios collaborating with MNCs and SMEs such as Boeing, Procter & Gamble, Kraft, Hill-Rom and Foresight Technologies. LWC-S is also leading one of the four themes, Active Ageing, for the Social Innovation Project (SIP) Module for all year two students and the Living Laboratory for the Elderly in SP.
Mr Daryl Arnold
An entrepreneur experienced in media, marketing, sustainability and technology
Daryl is te founder and CEO of Newton Circus, a technology company which builds businesses and communities to address social and environmental issues. Examples include: Silverline Mobile extending the smartphone revolution to Seniors, openDOOR leveraging mobile technologies to provide work for the under-employeed and Urban Prototyping (UP Singapore) where citizens, business and government work-in-partnership to improve our cities through the creative use of technology and data.
Prior to Newton Circus, was the co-founder & Group CEO of Profero a global, independent digital communications agency. From a small office in London organically built Profero into a team of over 500 planning, creative, media and technology talents working in 14 countries for clients such as Apple, Diageo, Johnson & Johnson, Lufthansa, Mercedes-Benz and PepsiCo. 
Outside of business, he is a keen snowboarder and competitive squash player.
Dr Seow Yong Tong
Director, Community Care Development Division of Agency for Integrated Care (AIC)
As Director in the Community Care Development Division, AIC, Dr Seow spearheads efforts in raising quality standards and productivity in the Intermediate and Long Term Care (ILTC) sector of Singapore. Concurrently, he is also the only foreigner appointed as international committee member of Private Hospital Management Branch of China Hospital Association in China.
Prior to this, Dr Seow was the Director of Outpatient Services and Deputy Chairman of Institution Review Board of Fortis Colorectal Hospital in Singapore. He was instrumental in setting up the new hospital by developing and operationalizing its medical services and putting quality management measures.
Dr Seow was also the Chief Operating Officer cum VP Medical Service of Parkway Health China, overseeing Parkway’s network of medical centres in China and its 400 staff. He also held many senior positions in public healthcare sector including as the general manager of a healthscreening business unit under National Healthcare Group, which under his management, turnaround the business and achieved 4 times increase in revenue. Dr Seow was also the inaugural Chairman of Youth Wing, Singapore China Business Association from year 2008 to 2010.
Dr Seow is a medical doctor by training and received his MBBS from NUS. He received scholarship from MOH and completed his executive MBA in NUS in 2008. In 2009, he received a study award from State Council of China to do a management course in China. He was subsequently awarded the Chinese Overseas Outstanding Entrepreneur Award in 2010 by a consortium of trade associations in China. 

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