Embracing Skill-First Learning: Driving Digital Transformation in the Public Sector

In recent years, Southeast Asia has witnessed a significant influx of digital technologies into the public sector. Technologies such as Gen AI, automation, and data analytics are disrupting nearly every industry, ushering in a newfound urgency for reskilling.

The success of this rapid digital transformation will depend on the public sector's ability to nurture adaptable and digitally skilled professionals: civil servants who can swiftly adopt, navigate and leverage evolving technologies, processes and tools within their agencies. According to a Gallup study, Asia Pacific organisations that rely on employees with advanced digital skills, such as software developers and cloud architects, report annual revenues that are 150% higher than those that employ employees with basic digital skills.

To address this pressing need, we recently conducted a webinar, in partnership with Govinsider, that convened a panel of tech leaders as well as learning and development leaders from the public sector who are at the forefront of digital upskilling to share insights on using a skills-first approach in adapting to the changing workforce landscape.

Some of the key takeaways include:

  • Emphasising the importance of embracing advanced technologies such as GenAI and ChatGPT to enhance decision-making and to stay relevant in today's evolving workforce
  • Recognising that emerging job roles increasingly demand digital skills and offer remote work opportunities
  • Prioritising skill-based learning to keep up with technological advancements is crucial for Public Sector to remain competitive in today's rapidly evolving landscape.

Watch the entire session now for such insights!

Format: On-demand

Speaker Details

Manaschai Kunaseth

Ph.D.Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO), Acting Vice President, Information Technology (IT) National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA)

Fabian Bigar

Chief Executive Officer at MyDigital

Bibin Shivas

Director of Customer Success at Coursera

Eddie Lee

Executive Director at ASEAN Human Development Organisation