So-Young Kang

Founder and Catalyst/CEO and Co-Founder, Awaken Group/Gnowbe

Singapore

Co-Founder and CEO of Gnowbe, the first mobile-first content publishing platform to drive behavior change for business impact. She is a serial entrepreneur having also founded Awaken Group, a multi-disciplinary Transformation Design (TD) firm that integrates strategy, leadership and innovation to design experiences that catalyze change. So-Young has nearly 20 years of experience advising and training leaders globally and is a sought-after speaker across US, Asia, Middle East and Africa on various topics across leadership, innovation, education and transformation. So-Young and her teams love to design and build innovative products and solutions to help organizations build capacity and capability. She is a pioneer constantly looking at new ways of solving big challenges. Her latest challenge is focused on how to encourage lifelong learning to maximize human potential and reach a billion people.She has committed her life to humanizing the world to maximize human creative potential having founded The Young Professionals’ Group (YPG) in 2000, a nonprofit dedicated to helping students achieve their professional dreams. She sits on the boards of Open University West Africa and Love North Korea Ministries. She is a TED-ster and has been a TEDx speaker. In 2014, she was selected by the World Economic Forum to be a Young Global Leader. Previously, she was with McKinsey & Company and Citigroup. So-Young is a Korean-American who goes back and forth between Singapore and California. She has an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA with honors from the University of Pennsylvania.

08 October, 03:00 pm - 03:40 pm
MEET THE MENTOR
The future of digital education
So-Young Kang will share her experiences as a disruptor and educator to embed values and develop character from her first teaching job in Japan to how it influences how she builds and leads her companies. She will share her views on the future of digital learning and how digital technology is redefining how we engage with content to bring it to life in experiential ways.
Speakers

So-Young Kang

Singapore

Founder and Catalyst/CEO and Co-Founder, Awaken Group/Gnowbe

Moderators

Maryam Bin Fahad

Managing Director, Al Fahad Media

07 October, 03:30 pm - 05:00 pm
TEACHER LAB
Hack-A-Thon
How to use gamification tools to effectively drive engagement and learning in the classroom?
Teachers are invited to bring topics relevant to their classroom experience to curate and create programs on “Gnowbe”, a mobile app for educators. This session is gamified as a mini-competition, where teachers will experience each other’s programs and vote for the best one.
Keywords: Professional Development
Speakers

So-Young Kang

Singapore

Founder and Catalyst/CEO and Co-Founder, Awaken Group/Gnowbe

Singapore

Roslina Chai

Singapore

Co-Founder and Chief Learning Curator, Gnowbe

Moderators

Skanda Eshwar Chandra Rajachandra

Sales Specialist, Gnowbe