FMG CEO speaks at Civil Service College Seminar

Date April 24, 2018

FMG's CEO speaks at a Civil Service College seminar on how the new global order will impact the way ASEAN countries cooperate.


SICC Post-Budget 2018 Breakfast Talk

Date February 27, 2018

Corporate activism to responsibly provide reasoned feedback and make policy recommendations is critical to informed policy formulation.
Today's post-Budget breakfast talk organised by SICC was a fine example of experienced corporate players taking the lead in promoting active and responsible discussion.

Post-Budget 2018 Breakfast Talk moderated by Mr. Devadas Krishnadas

Date February 22, 2018

Join FMG's CEO Mr. Devadas Krishnadas as he moderates the SICC Post-Budget breakfast talk together with the panel of expert speakers at Ocean Financial Centre on 27 February 2018.

Pre-Budget 2018 Discussion with Mr. Lee Kok Fatt

Date January 18, 2018

Our Executive Director, Mr. Lee Kok Fatt will be sharing his insights on Budget 2018 and Singapore’s current and future fiscal challenges.

FMG Highlights: FMG CEO to Moderate SICC’s Post-Budget Breakfast Talk

Date January 12, 2018

FMG CEO Mr Devadas Krishnadas will be moderating the Q&A segment of the Singapore International Chamber of Commerce's (SICC) Post-Budget Breakfast Talk on 27th February 2018.

FMG Highlights: FMG CEO invited to speak at SICC’s Distinguished Speaker Series

Date October 25, 2017

FMG CEO Mr Devadas Krishnadas was invited to be a speaker at Singapore International Chamber of Commerce's (SICC)​ Distinguished Speaker Series, held at the Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel on 25th October.

Visit by Singapore International Chamber of Commerce’s (SICC) Chief Executive to the FMG office

Date October 16, 2017

Future-Moves Group had the pleasure of hosting Mr Victor Mills, Chief Executive of Singapore International Chamber of Commerce (SICC), at our office last Friday. Mr Mills spent some time speaking with our CEO Mr Devadas Krishnadas and Director Mr Kok Fatt Lee about the exciting plans in store for our dynamic company in the next two years.

FMG Highlights: Supporting Rwanda’s Transformation towards Vision 2050

Date August 16, 2017

On 15th and 16th August 2017, FMG CEO Devadas Krishnadas was invited to provide advisory services to the Rwanda Development Board (RDB) to help shape Rwanda’s strategic focus while identifying niche opportunities for economic transformation. The RDB is a government agency responsible for facilitating investment in Rwanda, with the mission of turning Rwanda into a global dynamic hub for business, investment and innovation.

FMG Highlights: FMG CEO invited to be a panelist at the Asian Women in Leadership Summit 2017

Date May 17, 2017

FMG CEO Devadas Krishnadas was invited to be part of a panel discussion on “Nurturing Talent – The Importance of Sponsorship & Mentorship: Who, How, When and Where” at the Asian Women in Leadership Summit 2017, held at the Fullerton Hotel in Singapore on 17th May, 2017.

FMG Highlights: FMG experts speak at the National Defence College of Thailand (NDC) in Bangkok

Date May 16, 2017

On 11th May 2017, FMG’s Chief Executive Officer Mr. Devadas Krishnadas and Senior Advisor Mr. Lee Kok Fatt were invited to speak with faculty and 281 students from the 59th class of NDC.

FMG Highlights: Implementation of Secondary Cities Strategies in Rwanda

Date May 3, 2017

FMG is continuing our work in partnership with the Rwanda Governance Board (RGB) to ignite growth in Rwanda’s six Secondary Cities. We have been working together since 2015 to develop long-term economic strategies for the six secondary cities: Muhanga, Rubavu, Rusizi, Nyagatare, Huye and Musanze.

FMG Highlights: FMG’s CEO presents at Yayasan MENDAKI Post-Budget 2017 Policy Forum, “Moving Forward Together”

Date March 9, 2017

FMG’s CEO Devadas Krishnadas was invited to speak at self-help group Yayasan MENDAKI’s Post-Budget Policy Forum held at Wisma MENDAKI Hall on Wednesday, 8 March 2017.

Visit by Asian Productivity Organization’s (APO) Secretary-General to the FMG Office

Date February 14, 2017

Future-Moves Group is pleased to host the newly elected 11th Secretary-General of the Asian Productivity Organization (APO), Dr. Santhi Kanoktanaporn, at our office today. Together with Mr. Sherman Loo, Director for Administration & Finance, the team explored opportunities for collaboration between FMG and APO.

FMG Highlights: Fundamentals of Public Sector Data (PSD) Skills Inaugural Public Run

Date January 23, 2017

How can the Public Sector apply data analysis to facilitate better decision-making?

FMG Highlights: Move the Future Seminar Series in 2017

Date December 21, 2016

After a successful launch of the inaugural Move the Future (MTF), we are excited to announce the second run will be held in April 2017.

FMG Highlights: Move The Future Seminar Series

Date November 30, 2016

Future-Moves Group (FMG) hosted our inaugural Move The Future Seminar (MTF) Series at Tower Club Singapore on the 23rd of November, 2016.

MOVE THE FUTURE SEMINAR SERIES 2016: “This Time It’s Different: Singapore Going Forward”

Date November 9, 2016

Future-Moves Group will be hosting the invite-only inaugural Move the Future Seminar Series on 23 November 2016 from 5-7 PM.

FMG Highlights: FMG’S CEO Moderates Panel Discussion at National Security Conference 2016

Date November 9, 2016

More than 500 Participants Attend “2020: Singapore Businesses’ State of Resilience” at the National Security Conference 2016, Moderated by FMG’s CEO Devadas Krishnadas.

FMG Highlights: FMG’s CEO Public Talks

Date November 2, 2016

The UK’s vote to leave the EU did not end the debate about the UK’s relationship with the EU.

How Can We Guard Against Populist Politics in Singapore?

Date September 29, 2016

How can we guard against populist politics in Singapore?

FMG Highlights: FMG’s Head Analyst Hosts Symposium on Data Analytics in Rwanda

Date September 8, 2016

Governments all over the world are tapping on the fast-emerging field of Data Analytics to improve service delivery, fine-tune policy recommendations and predict trends for long-term planning.

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Lianhe Zaobao: What is the motivation for Mahathir to re-enter the two countries?

Date December 10, 2018

On 10 December 2018, FMG CEO Devadas was featured on Singapore Press Holdings' Chinese Media Group NewsHub, Lianhe Zaobao.


TODAY Online: “Why the Singapore-Malaysia maritime and airspace disputes matter”

Date December 6, 2018

On 5 December 2018, FMG CEO Devadas Krishnadas was featured on the TODAY Online. In the article, Mr Devadas Krishnadas described the “provocations and brinkmanship practices” as a “back to the future experience” of dealing with Dr Mahathir.

These would pose as tests to Singapore’s fourth-generation leadership, he said.

While diplomacy and rule of law should “always be the preferred channels of discourse”, he reiterated that Singapore “must always stand firm on principle and be prepared to protect its interests”.

“Showing weakness through appeasement will only encourage the pressure for more concessions in the future,” said Mr Devadas, a chief executive of Future-Moves Group, an international strategic consultancy and executive education provider.

“And Singaporeans need to rally behind its government. This is not a matter of abstract or arcane policy but of safeguarding our sovereignty and defending against real existential impediments to our economy.”

Today Online: “Clearing three misconceptions about AI”

Date December 5, 2018

FMG Director of Data Group Dr. Donny Soh's article was published in TODAY Online on 5 December 2018.

In his article, Dr. Soh highlights the 3 misconceptions about A.I and shares his insights on how firms can maximise the true value of A.I.

FMG Highlights: CEO Devadas Krishnadas was Conference Chairman and Panelist at the Big Data & A.I Asia 2018

Date December 4, 2018

FMG CEO Devadas Krishnadas was Conference Chairperson and Panelist at the Big Data & A.I Asia 2018 held at Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre on 4 December 2018.

Today Online: “Touchy balancing ties between US and China, Singapore businesses have to pitch in”

Date November 30, 2018

FMG CEO Devadas Krishnadas emphasizes the need for Singapore businesses to value add to the economies of China and the US to help undergird its negotiating position while balancing its relationships between the 2 great powers.

FMG Insights: Pioneering a Free Data Zone

Date November 26, 2018

Singapore must think big and bold to break out into new economic plains as our traditionally strong industries come under increasing competitive pressure.

FMG Highlights: CEO Devadas Krishnadas speaks at the Singapore Fintech Festival 2018

Date November 15, 2018

On 14 November 2018, FMG CEO Devadas Krishnadas spoke at a panel discussion on “The Accelerated Evolution of the Bank” hosted by the Oracle Group at the Singapore Fintech Festival.

This session brought together investors and market participants from Singapore, Europe and America to share their perspectives on the future of banking and financial services. With Oracle Group’s Vice President Mr Mark Smedley as moderator, panelists Devadas Krishnadas, Founder and CEO of Future-Moves, Ketan Samani, Vice President of Consumer Digital at Singtel and Fabian Vandenreydt, Executive Chairman at B-Hive, they wrapped up the session with an engaging discussion and Q&A session on the 2023 Market Outlook, Observations and Strategies.

Visioning the Future of Growth (Nov 2018)

Date November 14, 2018

Future-Moves Group has prepared a report that takes a mixed approach of conventional macroeconomic analysis coupled with foresight methods to shape the discussion on growth and to challenge the Asian Productivity Organisation (APO) to play a constructive and appropriate role in sustaining productivity and, by extension, economic growth.

FMG CEO Devadas Krishnadas to speak at the Singapore Fintech Festival 2018

Date November 12, 2018

FMG CEO Mr Devadas Krishnadas has been invited to speak at a panel discussion on “The Accelerated Evolution of the Bank" by the Oracle Group at the Singapore Fintech Festival. It will be held at the Singapore Expo on 14th November 2018 from 4:00pm - 4.45pm.

Today Online: “Strengthening a civil service that has become a victim of its own success”

Date November 9, 2018

FMG Executive Director Mr Lee Kok Fatt's article was published in TODAY Online on 8 November 2018.

In his article, Mr Lee emphasises that more must be done beyond simply enhancing the diversity of PSC scholars if we are to enhance the innovativeness and robustness of policy thinking among public servants.

The Straits Times and TODAY Online: FMG CEO Devadas Krishnadas shares his views on the refined selection process for PSC Scholarships

Date November 1, 2018

FMG CEO Devadas Krishnadas is featured on The Straits Times and the TODAY Online. In these articles, he shares his views on the refined selection process for PSC Scholarships. Mr. Devadas highlights the potential of awarding deserving candidates from a broad socio-economic spectrum and across the ethnicities and recognises the impact of having a more diverse leadership in the civil service.

FMG CEO Devadas Krishnadas was a featured thought leader for the annual CEO Congress: Leadership for Uncertain Futures organised by the Economist Corporate Network

Date October 29, 2018

On 25 October 2018, FMG CEO Devadas Krishnadas led a series of thought-provoking discussions at the annual closed-door CEO Congress: Leadership for Uncertain Futures organised by the Economist Corporate Network in South-east Asia. The CEO Congress was attended by 20 C-suite leaders from across various industries.

“For long term organizational sustainability, particularly under conditions of uncertainty, it is important to focus on making meaning and not just making profits.” - Mr Devadas Krishnadas

Visit by Majlis Ugama Islam Singapura (Muis)

Date October 12, 2018

The Future-Moves Group was honoured to host a team from Majlis Ugama Islam Singapura (Muis) at the Future-Moves Academy (FMA) today.

Today Online: “Draw skilled labour from the region by exporting Singapore’s tertiary education”

Date October 5, 2018

FMG CEO Devadas Krishnadas shares his insights on how Institutes of Higher Learning (IHLs) should export skill-based and professional programmes to ASEAN member states to help Singapore tap on its skilled labour and simultaneously promote a stronger ASEAN identity.

Today Online: “People’s Association should not close down public services because of its internal event”

Date October 4, 2018

FMG CEO Devadas Krishnadas argues that publicly funded institutions should not cease public service operations for internal organisational events.

Today Online: “S’pore can afford to be more aware of neighbours’ speedy progress”

Date September 27, 2018

FMG Associate Principal Ms Isabel Chew emphasises the importance of not forgetting our shared culture and history with South-east Asia that will serve to enrich our identity as Singaporeans even as we pursue economic opportunities in the region

The Worldfolio: “This country is future-focused”

Date September 18, 2018

In an interview with The Worldfolio, FMG CEO Mr Devadas Krishnadas shares his insights on ASEAN’s economic potential, Singapore’s upgraded value proposition and the unique forward-thinking model of the Future-Moves Group that supports clients in delivering outcomes.

Today Online: “Tying future government down to heavy spending with ‘vague proposals’ is not long-term planning”

Date September 18, 2018

Mr Devadas clarifies that the arguments made in the letter are against encumbering future governments with financial commitments related to vague proposals to assuage public concerns in the present day and not against the value of long-term planning.

Today Online: “Beware the danger of making policy promises too far into the future”

Date September 12, 2018

Mr Devadas highlights the risks of making long-term policy promises based on assumptions that the incumbent political government is perennial.

Today Online: “Ownership of property is bounded by tenure, rules shouldn’t bend to favour critics”

Date September 10, 2018

Mr Devadas highlights the importance of clarifying the norms for consumption of public housing and offering options to those with titles at the terminal phase of tenure.

The Business Times: Africa’s a growth market, but it’s a long-term play

Date September 5, 2018

In an interview with The Business Times, FMG CEO Mr Devadas Krishnadas shares key considerations that must be undertaken before venturing into the African Market.

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Today Online: “Touchy balancing ties between US and China, Singapore businesses have to pitch in”

Date November 30, 2018

FMG CEO Devadas Krishnadas emphasizes the need for Singapore businesses to value add to the economies of China and the US to help undergird its negotiating position while balancing its relationships between the 2 great powers. 

Read the full article here.


Today Online: “Looking beyond the policy goodies in the National Day Rally ”

Date August 27, 2018

Mr Lee explains how key initiatives introduced at NDR 2018 will address long-term challenges facing Singapore while emphasising that Singaporeans must continue to work hard, take the initiative, and create opportunities for themselves to secure Singapore's future.

Today Online: “Overcoming the challenges of governance in this age of digital disruption ”

Date June 18, 2018

Mr Lee highlights the importance for governments to play a strong role in the digital world to guarantee positive outcomes for their citizens.

Today Online: “Why we need to understand the difference between shared and personal truths”

Date May 2, 2018

Mr Devadas explains why it is important to discuss why the truth matters, and how to ensure that is recognised and valued. 

Today Online: “Why the community needs to be part of Singapore’s tripartism?”

Date April 24, 2018

Mr Devadas explains why it is important for the tripartite framework in Singapore to evolve in the face of imminent challenges.

Today Online: “Developing resilience in a year of fragile growth”

Date January 3, 2018

Mr Lee looks back on our economy's growth in 2017 and provides insights into Singapore economic prospects for 2018 and how we must continue to develop resilience to hedge against unexpected shocks.

"We should not be complacent but continue to enhance our resilience now by diversifying and expanding the repertoire of our skills while we have the time and means to do so."

Today Online: “When it is not enough for SMRT to apologise for breakdowns”

Date October 30, 2017

FMG Director Mr Lee Kok Fatt's article was published in TODAYOnline on Friday 27 October.

In the article, Mr Lee wrote about the aftermath of the flooding incident on the North-South Line. Singaporeans had felt that SMRT was quick to place blame on the maintenance team, and not have their bosses take responsibility for the breakdown.

TODAY Online: “Getting the balance right on EP”

Date October 17, 2017

An effective check no more?

In the 17th October edition of the TODAY newspaper, FMG Director Lee Kok Fatt weighs in on the big-picture questions underlying the recent Elected Presidency (EP).

TODAY Online: “The Singapore Labour Force: Getting Ahead of the Curve”

Date August 13, 2017

The “Labour Force in Singapore 2016” report released by the Manpower Research and Statistics Department revealed that the recovery of the job market has yet to take off. With the outlook uncertain, long-term tailored plans from the Government that cater to both enterprises and workers are essential.

This Insights report prepared by Future-Moves Group, which contains our analysis and recommendations to support industry and labour force transformation, was published in the 12 August edition of Today Online.

TODAY: “The ever-changing nature of transformation”

Date August 11, 2017

In the 7th August edition of the TODAY newspaper, FMG CEO Devadas Krishnadas writes about the ever-changing nature of transformation and highlights the three tests which will define Singapore's transformative process.

"Transformation needs to meet the test of the three “Bs” — it must be big, it must be bold, and it must lead to better outcomes."

TODAY: “Managing Disruption in the Digital Age”

Date July 25, 2017

In the 24th July edition of the TODAY newspaper, FMG CEO Devadas Krishnadas writes about the need for synchronised change amidst digital disruption:

"The digital age is not for everyone but it will impact everyone. It is important that governments, businesses and workers become more aware and more prepared for those impacts. Political, social and institutional systems take a long time to build and to change. However, the digital age moves in a hurry. This asymmetry will be the source of problems and social angst. To succeed in the digital age means synchronising the speeds of change and response."

The Straits Times – “Six habits to cope well with disruption”

Date March 17, 2017

"Disruption challenges some fundamental ways of thinking that we need to unlearn. For example, to fail is not to be a failure."

Initiatives have been launched by the Government to cope with the concept of disruption. Read CEO Devadas Krishnadas' commentary in the 15 March edition of The Straits Times about fundamental considerations to take note of while tackling this issue.

The Sunday Times – “Shaken and Stirred”

Date November 28, 2016

“I don’t write to persuade people to take my view. I’m trying to persuade people to take a view, based on fact.”

CEO of Future-Moves Group Mr. Devadas Krishnadas was profiled in the 27th November 2016 edition of The Straits Times’ “The Big Read”. With his third and latest book, The Seduction of the Simple, out in bookstores since September, the interview delves into the motivations behind his writing and his perspectives on Singapore’s future.

FMG Highlights: Devadas Krishnadas Quoted in TODAY

Date November 9, 2016

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are increasingly easy targets for cyber attacks. FMG’s CEO, Devadas Krishnadas, comments on the importance of companies enhancing their abilities to recover from cyber attacks in TODAY online.

The Straits Times – “Looking Far and Going Deep: Futuring the Economy”

Date September 2, 2016

Futuring the Singapore Economy: Bold actions needed to uplift Singapore’s economic competitiveness

The Straits Times – “Tolerance Alone is Not Enough”

Date August 10, 2016

In light of the recent Racial Harmony Day celebrations, Devadas Krishnadas provides us with food for thought on how to achieve racial harmony

The Straits Times – “Prepare for the Inevitable: Terror at Home”

Date July 7, 2016

In the 6 July edition of The Straits Times, Future-Moves Group’s CEO Devadas Krishnadas writes about how in view of the recent terrorist attacks around the globe

The Straits Times – “Moral roles of the elected president”

Date March 12, 2016

In view of the upcoming Presidential elections, Devadas Krishnadas posits that the elected president’s role should expand beyond that of custodian of financial reserves

The Straits Times – “Three tell-it-as-it-is viewpoints”

Date March 6, 2016

In the 6 March edition of The Straits Times, Future-Moves Group’s CEO Devadas Krishnadas’ piece “The Seduction of the Simple” was cited by Straits Times Opinion Editor, Chua Mui Hoong.

The Straits Times – “The seduction of the simple”

Date March 5, 2016

In the 4 March edition of The Straits Times, Future-Moves Group’s CEO Devadas Krishnadas writes about how a democracy can avoid the pitfalls of simplistic arguments by having an electorate that is interested, informed and involved.

The Straits Times – “Rethinking Tripartism”

Date February 19, 2016

CEO Devadas Krishnadas’ latest commentary in the Straits Times today highlights the need to rethink tripartism in Singapore.

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