FutureCraft is a Singapore-based future insights agency that prepares leaders, entrepreneurs, professionals and educators for a rapidly accelerating and technologically powered future. We analyse potential futures and translate them into actionable insights that individuals can act on today to gain an advantageous head start and exploit emerging opportunities.
Charlie Ang is a Business Futurist whose specialty is in analyzing, foreseeing and explaining the impact of technologies on the future of the economy, industries, companies, education and jobs.
His thought leadership and insights have been featured extensively in various media and publications such as The Straits Times, The Business Times, Channel NewsAsia, MediaCorp Channel 5, Financial Times, Singapore Business Review, TODAY Paper, 938 LIVE FM, The SME Magazine, e27, Yahoo! Singapore and WISE (World Innovation Summit for Education).
He is also a regular speaker at conferences and forums on topics ranging from future trends, strategic innovation, disruptive technologies, startups, education, human resources, jobs and entrepreneurship. He has been invited to speak to/at government agencies (e.g SPRING Singapore, Workforce Development Agency, Info-Comm Development Authority, Ministry of Education, IE Singapore, NTUC), universities (e.g. National University of Singapore, Singapore University of Technology and Design, Manchester University, New York University), corporations (such as PSA, Singtel, StarHub, GSK, Vodafone, Singapore Exchange, PayPal, Autodesk, Aviva, OCBC) and conferences (organised by Singapore Business Federation, Singapore HR Institute, NTUC, Financial Times, ASME, SSIA, BCA, etc).
He is actively engaged in exciting roles that put him at the forefront of emerging developments and trends such as:
- As an innovation strategist: Founding President of The Innovators Institute, Co-founder of The Innovators Network
- As a futures speaker: Founder of FutureCraft (futurecraft.asia)
- As a venture investor: Partner and Head for Singapore at KIATT, a deep technology and commercial science global venture capital firm
- As an exponential educator: Ambassador and Chapter Leader of SingularityU (Singapore), which is the worldwide alumni network of Singularity University
Charlie received his MBA from the NUS Business School and BSc (First Class) Honours in Computer Science from University of Manchester, UK. He is also trained in strategic futures and innovation at Singularity University (in Silicon Valley), Oxford University’s Said Business School and Stanford University. He is also an Authorized Expert in Exponential Organizations (ExO) methodology.
He is very passionate about helping companies, leaders, entrepreneurs, professionals and individuals understand, adapt and succeed in the Future Economy. Charlie has partnered Singapore Business Federation (SBF) and Singapore HR Institute (SHRI) for his flagship Future Economy programs namely FutureEnterprise and FutureHR. He is the Regional Judge of the prestigious IDC Asia-Pacific Digital Transformation Awards 2017 and on the steering committee and judging panel for Singapore Human Resources Awards 2018.