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Living to 100 today is not unheard of, but is still rare. Life expectancies in developed and developing countries are increasing, with the UN stating that the number of centenarians would hit 573,000 in 2021. Japan has the highest rate of centenarians, with 0.06% of the population 100 or older. Should the latest efforts to prolong life reach their potential, living to see your 100th birthday could become the norm; making it to 120 could become a perfectly reasonable aspiration.

More exciting still, those extra years would be healthy. What progress has been made in expanding lifespans has so far come by countering the causes of death, especially infectious disease. The process of ageing itself, with its attendant ills such as dementia, has not yet been slowed. This time, that is the intention.

Any development that causes people to live healthily for longer, and to take fuller advantage of what the world has to offer, is cause for cheer. The fact that many people living much longer would have wide ramifications. For example, working lives will be extended, as they have already as life expectancies have lengthened, and possibly even more so for women, who will lose less of their careers to having children, perhaps narrowing inequality in the workplace.

What are the other implications of this potential demographic shift? We will discuss:

  • What technologies and treatments are being used?
  • What will the impact be on inequality?
  • Will people think about future threats, such as climate change, even more, as they might live to experience the downsides of these threats?
  • What will the family structure look like?
  • Will a surfeit of centenarians marginalise the young, create a cult of youth—or both?

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8:00 AM - 8:30 AM
Doors open and registration
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Opening presentation
9:00 AM - 9:45 AM
Panel discussion
9:45 AM - 10:00 AM


  • Dr Andre Cheah (Senior Consultant, Dept of Hand & Reconstructive Microsurgery at National University Hospital)

    Dr Andre Cheah

    Senior Consultant, Dept of Hand & Reconstructive Microsurgery at National University Hospital

    Dr Andre Cheah is in full-time clinical practice as a Senior Consultant at the Department of Hand & Reconstructive Microsurgery, National University Hospital. He also practices at Ng Teng Fong General Hospital and is the Head of the Division of Hand & Reconstructive Microsurgery there. His clinical interests lie in the treatment of acute and chronic wrist problems, post-traumatic deformities of the upper limb as well as compressive neuropathies involving the nerves of the upper limb.

    He contributes to academia as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore where he teaches both undergraduate and postgraduate students and has published more than 40 peer reviewed papers on various subjects in his field with an emphasis aligned with his clinical interests.

    In addition to his passion for his vocation as a doctor, he is deeply interested in systems and contributing to the wider healthcare community. He is currently the Vice Group Chairman Medical Board, National University Health System (NUHS) and Group Director, Transformation Office, NUHS. In these roles, he is involved in the transformation efforts of the organization, focusing specifically on crafting, and executing NUHS’ clinical strategy. He has held several roles in Human Resources where he helped in manpower operations, manpower forecasting, performance management and compensation and was also the Clinical Director of a stand-alone ambulatory surgery centre.

    Dr Andre Cheah graduated in 2003 from the Faculty of Medicine, National University of Singapore. He completed his specialist training in Hand Surgery in 2010 and was awarded the College of Surgeons Gold Medal in Hand Surgery for the best performing candidate. He obtained a Master of Business Administration from INSEAD in 2012 and was a Visiting Scholar at the Robert A. Chase Hand & Upper Limb Center, Stanford University School of Medicine in 2015.

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  • Pierre Robinet (CEO, Ogilvy Health Asia of Ogilvy Singapore Pte Ltd)

    Pierre Robinet

    CEO, Ogilvy Health Asia of Ogilvy Singapore Pte Ltd

    Pierre is a senior consultant with extensive experience in supporting global business in their marketing and business transformation, advising business leaders in leading the change and designing future ready, data-infused customer experiences and new business models.

    Having worked across Europe, North America and Asia, Pierre led global brand transformation agenda for AXA, MSD, Sanofi, Nestle, L’oreal and co-founded the European Tech global conference Viva Technology in 2016 before joining Ogilvy to launch and structure Ogilvy Consulting in ASIA. Starting with a specific remit on leading the Growth & Innovation practice for the region, Pierre was rapidly promoted to Managing Director of Ogilvy Consulting SEA and contributed to establish Ogilvy Consulting as a key transformation partner in ASIA.

    Fascinated by the rapid transformation of the Health and Wellness industry, Pierre is now the CEO of Ogilvy Health ASIA, leading the rapid growth of Ogilvy Health ASIA offering with a wide range of marketing solutions including health marketing, data transformation, and patient digital experiences.

    Pierre is also recognised as a thought leader in Singapore, a founder of Live With AI, a non-profit running advanced research on several topics such as the future of work, data privacy regulation, and new healthcare decentralised models. In this context, Pierre worked alongside Singapore officials, and its publication on the impact AI will have on the workforce and business models which was recognised and published in the National AI Strategy of Singapore end of 2019.

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  • Zee Yoong Kang (Senior Partner, Healthcare at NCS Pte Ltd)

    Zee Yoong Kang

    Senior Partner, Healthcare at NCS Pte Ltd

    Zee is NCS’s lead for Healthcare, where he is tasked to build long lasting partnerships with major healthcare providers in Singapore and beyond to Make Tomorrow Healthier.

    Zee brings to NCS an 18-year track record as a change-oriented CEO, first as the founding CEO of NTUC LearningHub (Singapore’s largest training services provider), and then with Singapore’s Health Promotion Board (HPB). Under Zee’s leadership, HPB shifted its business model decisively to the digital delivery of public health services e.g., by using Digital Gamification and Smart Nudges to promote healthy behaviours.

    Zee also has extensive experience in strategy consulting, having worked at Bain & Co as Consultant, and McKinsey & Co as Senior Advisor.

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  • Chee Hew (Director, Data Analytics & Consulting of Clearstate, an Economist Intelligent Unit Healthcare Business)

    Chee Hew

    Director, Data Analytics & Consulting of Clearstate, an Economist Intelligent Unit Healthcare Business

    Over 10 years of management consulting and industry experience in North America and Asia.

    Strong strategic planning skills leveraging strong analytical capabilities.

    Extensive experience working with executives and line managers of private sector companies
    and government organizations.

    Solid experience in leveraging global insight of healthcare and life science sectors to create
    localized solutions in Greater China region and other Asian Pacific countries.

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  • Sumana Rajarethnam (Director, South-East Asia of Economist Intelligence Corporate Network)

    Sumana Rajarethnam

    Director, South-East Asia of Economist Intelligence Corporate Network

    Sumana is a senior policy professional with 17 years of experience. Having worked at several dynamic and vibrant tech firms, Sumana designs and implements policies through advocacy, strategic communication and evidence-based analysis. With a flair for writing and communication, Sumana is able to negotiate complex engagements & cultivate senior-level internal/external relationships.

    Sumana holds a Masters in Public Policy from the University of Michigan, as well as a B.A. in Political Science and Geography from UCLA.

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