Karen Tay

Mentor

Smart Nation Director; Regional Vice President, Prime Ministers Office; Economic Development Board

About Karen

Karen is a Princeton-educated policymaker, strategic communicator and organizational transformer, who serves as a member of the Singapore Government’s top leadership corps. She has a wide spectrum of accomplishments, from implementing billion dollar changes to enhance equity in Singapore’s preschool sector to overhauling talent attraction and management to make the Singapore Government a top employer for top technology talent. Her expertise lies in smart cities, technology for public good, talent and network-building strategies to support digital transformation, leading change from within large organizations and supporting women’s leadership.

For her leadership and contributions across the United States and Asia, Karen has been recognized as a Women’s Forum Rising Talent, Business Times Top Women in STEM and Asia21 Young Leader. A sought-after speaker on the global stage, Karen has presented at South By South West, CES, the AI Expo, the XPrize, as well as the Singularity University Global Summit and Executive Program.

Areas of Expertise

Autonomous Vehicles  •  Smart Cities  •  Facilitator  •  Moderator

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