Scientific Programme


Dr Cheong Wei Yang
Deputy Secretary (Technology),
Ministry of Health, Singapore

As Deputy Secretary (Technology) at MOH, Dr Cheong deploys technology against COVID-19, and is developing the health innovation ecosystem to achieve MOH’s 3 Beyonds – beyond healthcare to health; beyond hospital to community, and beyond quality to value and Healthier SG. Prior to MOH, he was Deputy CEO of National Research Foundation (NRF) of Singapore, where he implemented the S$19 billion Research Innovation and Enterprise (RIE) 2020 plan and led an inter-agency effort to develop the S$25 billion RIE 2025 plan. He served on the Boards of URA; ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute; NMRC; EDDC; DxD Hub; National Additive Manufacturing Programme; Singapore Food Story R&D Programme and NRF Holdings. He continues to serve on the Boards of Advanced Cell Therapy and Research Institute of Singapore (ACTRIS), Centre for Research & Development in Learning (CRADLE), National Clinical Trial Steering Committee (NCTSC) and Precision Health Research Singapore (PRECISE). Dr Cheong was Divisional Director (Planning) in MOE. Beyond educational policies, he shaped educational research at National Institute of Education and led international benchmarking and partnership efforts. As Deputy Director (Manufacturing & Services) at MTI overseeing EDB, he led the Secretariat for the Economic Strategies Committee chaired by Senior Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam. As Head Fiscal Strategy at Ministry of Finance, he shaped Singapore’s long-term fiscal sustainability. As a Rhodes Scholar and PSC Scholar, he obtained his DPhil/MPhil in Economics from Oxford, and his S.B. in Chemical Engineering and S.B. in Economics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology respectively.

Programme Details

Day 1, 12 October 2022 , Wednesday, 1330 – 1500hrs
Session 3: 12 Oct 2022, Wed, 1330 - 1500hrs
Track : The Impact of Technology (Level 1, Hall 1, ApeX)
Topic : Panel Discussion: The Impact of Technology