|Mr Iker Ibáñez, Managing Director - Growth Markets Delivery Lead & Build Experiences Lead, Accenture|
Mr Iker Ibáñez is a Managing Director in Accenture Singapore, and leads
Accenture Song's technical capabilities in Growth Markets, with an incredible team working across the entire experience technology spectrum. He specialises in transforming organisations into experience driven ones, equipped with the right
capabilities to deliver Digital Products, Services and Experiences at scale and pace and with the right culture and mindset to enable experience-led growth. Iker is hugely invested in Diversity and Inclusion, often featured in D&l
campaigns for Accenture and is Accenture Southeast Asia PWD Sponsor. He is based in Singapore where he lives since 2010.
|Ms Chia Yong Yong, Lawyer, SPD Advisor, former Nominated Member of Parliament|
Ms Chia Yong Yong is a disability advocate and a lawyer.
Ms Chia joined the Board of Management of disability-focused
charity, SPD, in 2004 and served as its President between 2008 and 2020. Currently a member of SPD’s Board Advisory Panel, she continues to guide and support the work of SPD. A Social Service Fellow, her contributions to the sector
span nearly three decades.
In recognition of her contributions, Ms Chia was accorded the Public Service Star (BBM), the Public Service Medal (PBM) and the President’s Social Service Award.
She also served two
terms as Nominated Member of Parliament between 2014 and 2016 and was the first wheelchair-user to have a seat in Parliament. She is currently a Board member of HDB and Council member of the Careshield Life Council.
|Mr Dennis Lui, CEO of VITAL|
Mr Dennis Lui was appointed Chief Executive, VITAL Shared Services (VITAL) on 1 April 2020. VITAL is the Central Agency for Corporate Shared Services in the Singapore Public
Service, and a Department under the Ministry of Finance. Dennis leads more than 500 Corporate Services professionals, serving more than 100,000 public officers across 100 public sector organisations in the areas of finance, human resources
and procurement. Prior, Dennis was the Senior Director (Finance and Administration) in the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) from April 2017 to March 2020. Dennis started his career with the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (IRAS); he
was a member of the IRAS Senior Management team from 2011 to 2017.
Dennis graduated from Oxford University and the London School of Economics. He also holds an MBA from the UCLA Anderson School. Dennis is a Fellow of CPA Australia.
|Ms Jacelyn Lim, Executive Director, Autism Resource Centre|
Ms Jacelyn Lim serves as the Executive Director at Autism Resource Centre (Singapore) (ARC). ARC is a social service agency that provides a wide
range of services for individuals on the autism spectrum. In her ten years serving at ARC, Jacelyn spearheaded the Employability and Employment Centre programme which trains and supports many young adults on the spectrum in open and supported
employment. She also heads the charity’s social enterprises, The Art Faculty and Professor Brawn Café. Prior to ARC, she enjoyed the first half of her career in banking.
|Mr Winston Wong, Manager, Volunteer Management, Ministry of Social & Family Development|
Mr Winston Wong has bilateral severe to profound sensorineural hearing loss. After graduating from National University of Singapore with an Honours Degree
in Biomedical Engineering in 2014, Winston first entered the civil service in search of what he would like to do. He eventually pursued his passion to help students with special educational needs (SEN) as an SEN Officer, first in Nanyang
Technological University for 2 years, then at Temasek Polytechnic for 4 years. For the past 6 years, he frequently gives disability awareness trainings and talks to external organisations and communities, as well as being invited as a
panellist for numerous disability-related events.
Winston was awarded both the Asia Pacific Breweries Foundation Scholarship for Persons with Disabilities and the Outstanding Deaf Student (Tertiary) Award In 2013. In 2021, he was awarded the Goh Chok Tong Enable Award (UBS
Promise), in recognition of his inspiring and outstanding work on disability advocacy efforts.
|Mr Wong Zi Heng, MOE Teacher|
Mr Wong Zi Heng is a teacher at Bedok South Secondary School since 2019. He was a Year 2 Physics student at National University of Singapore (NUS) when he suffered a cervical
spinal cord injury back in 2013 which left him paralysed from chest down and parts of his arms. After taking a year of leave from school for intensive rehabilitation, Zi Heng completed his studies as the NUS Faculty of Science Valedictorian,
2017. He was on the Alice and Peter Tan Scholarship and was given the Teaching Award by MOE.
Zi Heng has shared his personal experiences such as speaking at the IMDA IT Forum on digitalization and presenting at Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT) Occupational Therapy module on Complex Case Management. He is now
SPD Inclusion Champion as well as a member of SPD Services Committee responsible for key decisions on its service development and implementation.
|Mr Josh Tseng, Digital Accessibility Specialist, TEDx Speaker|
Mr Josh Tseng is serving as the Director of Digital Accessibility Services at Etch Empathy Ltd and the Creative Director (CSR Media Projects)
at Blind Mice Media Pte Ltd. He is also a Board Member of the Executive Committee of the Singapore Association of the Visually Handicapped. Josh Tseng is an accessibility professional, consultant on "tech for good" projects, and digital
media entrepreneur. Josh actively advocates for disability inclusion and accessibility, being a prolific speaker who tells stories about what it is like to live with blindness. He spoke at TEDx events to videos on TikTok where he has garnered
over 10 million video views. For his efforts in the area of public education about disabilities, Josh was conferred the Goh Chok Tong Enable Award under the UBS Promise category in 2020.
|POLITE (Poly-ITE) SEN Workgroup|
SEN Support Offices have been in operation at Polytechnics and ITE since 2014. Seek to enable students with SEN to: have a holistic education experience, attain independent living
skills, and be equipped with access to meaningful employment upon graduation. Since then, they have supported thousands of students with SEN by collaborating and working with various stakeholders (e.g. parents, teachers, schoolmates, administrators,
employers) to achieve the above-stated goals.
|Mr Anders Tan, co-Founder of Inclus|
Mr Anders is one of the founders of Inclus, a social business that helps people with disabilities achieve gainful employment and independent living, where he leads strategy
and growth. Ander’s work at Inclus led to business and social models that are sustainable and resilient not just for Inclus but their partners too in employing people with disabilities. Part of his work with organizations is on systematising
their diversity and inclusion culture towards employment for people with disabilities. For his work, Anders was awarded the National Council of Social Service (NCSS) 40 under 40 in 2022.
|Mr Loh Wei Yang, Manager at Autism Resource Centre|
Mr Loh Wei Yang is a manager with Autism Resource Centre (ARC) and currently works in the Employability and Employment Centre (E2C). He graduated from
the University of Queensland, Australia with a degree - Bachelor of Arts (Psychology). Mr Loh has had extensive experience working directly with individuals with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and their families on a daily basis as
an autism therapist. In his current scope of work in E2C, Mr Loh is instrumental in training and coaching youths and adults with autism to prepare them for employment as well as training job coaches. He is a key leader in the setting up
of E2C. Since joining ARC, Mr Loh has been involved in training for parents, teachers, professionals and volunteers to en-skill them in their support and care of individuals with ASD.
|Mr Chew Jian Xiong, Executive at VITAL Digitalisation Services|
Mr Chew Jian Xiong has been working in VITAL as an executive with Digitalisation Services (DGS) since 2017. Despite being autistic, Jian Xiong
went through mainstream school, graduating from Institute of Technical Education (ITE) and Nanyang Polytechnic (NYP). By sharing his transition from school to employment journey, he hopes to instill hope for educators, employers and SEN