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King Wang Poon

King Wang Poon

Director of Lee Kuan Yew Centre for Innovation Cities, SUTD

Poon King Wang is the Director of the Lee Kuan Yew Centre for Innovative Cities (LKY CIC) at the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD). He also heads up the Smart Cities Lab at LKYCIC. He is concurrently Director - Strategic Planning at SUTD, and Co-Director of the SUTD-JTC Industrial Infrastructure Innovation Centre. He is also on the Board of Directors of the BCA Centre for Sustainable Buildings Ltd (a collaboration between the United Nations Environment Programme and Singapore’s Building and Construction Authority), and on the International Advisory Panel of IoT Asia.

His current focus is on smart cities, digital economies, digital societies, digital transformation, and the future of work, education and healthcare. He draws extensively on his public and private sector experiences. He has served in the Economic Development Board; Ministry of Law; Agency for Science, Technology and Research (including its commercialization arm Exploit Technologies); and the Competition Commission of Singapore. In the private sector, he was head of business analytics at one of Singapore's largest regional banks, and was a strategy advisor to a mobile local search startup.

He holds a MSc (Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management) from Stanford University, a BSc (Electrical Engineering) from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and a Rocket Engineering Certificate from Moscow State Technical University.

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