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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Featured@FMG: Highlights.Our People (Dec 2019)

Date December 17, 2019

2019 was an exciting year for us despite a challenging economic environment. In this issue of Featured@FMG December 2019 Issue, we share our key highlights, milestones and the people at the Future-Moves Group team.

What Matters When Dealing with Data

Date November 7, 2019

In a recent coffee chat with Dr Li, Principal of Data Group at Future-Moves Group, we asked about her views on what should really matter when dealing with data. She shares three key views.

Congratulations to the newly elected 24th Management Committee of the Singapore Productivity Association

Date October 22, 2019

The Singapore Productivity Association. is set up to promote the active involvement of organisations and individuals in the productivity movement and to expedite the spread of productivity and its techniques​.

Upcoming Data Science & Analysis Courses from Nov-Dec 2019

Date September 26, 2019

This coming October to December 2019, the Future-Moves Group has a line-up various data science courses for public sector officers and would like to invite you to register and join!

Life at FMG: Featuring Isabel Chew (Principal, CEO’s Office)

Date September 18, 2019

Having seen how the company grew from a humble service office unit to now three offices at Paya Lebar Square, expanded its bespoke services and more than doubled in team size, Isabel holds a unique perspective on the Future Moves Group’s growth story. In the first of our ‘Life at FMG’ series, she looks back on her journey and shares why this firm has a strong place in her heart for the past five years.

Today Online: “Ensure Greater Southern Waterfront does not become enclave for the rich, big businesses”

Date August 22, 2019

FMG CEO comments on how Singapore’s planners should avoid a replication of Sentosa island’s gated community as they draw up plans to rejuvenate the country’s southern coastline.

The Wall Street Journal: Worried Hong Kong Residents Are Moving Money Out as Protests Escalate

Date August 22, 2019

FMG CEO Devadas Krishnadas highlights that some clients, including rich individuals and large enterprises, were moving both personal and investment capital out of Hong Kong. He said the driver was longer-term concerns about the financial hub, not the immediate unrest

What you need to know about the basics of Data Analytics

Date August 14, 2019

You would have heard about commonly used terms like data science, data analytics, visualisation, machine learning and so on as it gains more attention in a digitally-enabled world. Sometimes, more often than not, we might not even know the difference and it can even sound complex especially if you are a newbie in this topic.

Fret not. You don’t have to possess specialised experience or deep background in data science to know the fundamentals of analytics. It’s all in the mindset and attitude towards discovering the power of data and understanding how to use it, that is more pertinent to any layman and to get started!

In fact, in today’s working context, we can’t run away from collecting or using or finding or making sense of data that either supports or enables our work.

Whether you are a beginner with no background in statistics/analytics or an advanced-level user in data application, you can learn more with us today. At Future-Moves Group, we train many professionals (close to 800) across different backgrounds build capabilities in data skills and help them apply it directly at work.

Here are some key highlights and topics covered for each of the following data science courses upcoming in August and September 2019.

5th MTF Breakfast Sharing on Singapore’s Economy: What Next?

Date August 7, 2019

In our latest Move-the-Future series, our CEO Devadas Krishnadas, shared about the current economic conditions of Singapore and our perspectives for the future against the backdrop of slow global growth.

We covered the prospects and implications of a services-oriented Singapore economy, including our international trading relations and the labour market.

Where transformation efforts initiated by the government for the business and economic levels are concerned, the transformation payoffs serves to materialise in the longer term.

4 Essential Types of Data Analytics

Date August 6, 2019

Here are 4 essential types of data analytics that build on each other to bring increasing value to an organisation.

FEATURED@FMG: Highlights.Outcomes.People (AUG 2019)

Date July 31, 2019

The first half of 2018 has been exciting and eventful for the Future-Moves Group.

We have reached various important milestones in our journey including bringing onboard our International Panel of Experts and the launch of our new Future-Moves Centre for Data Analysis and Skills.

Find out more about what we have achieved for the first half of 2018!

5th Move-The-Future (MTF) Series Breakfast Sharing on “Singapore’s Economy: What Next?”

Date July 24, 2019

Singapore's economy is highly sensitive to shifts in global trade and capital flows. The ongoing trade tensions between US and China has dramatically affected entrepot in tradeable goods. Forward looking demand for electronics and manufactured goods has shrunk sharply. The supporting services sectors will be next to feel the crunch. In light of the bleak economic outlook, what are the challenges and possible interventions for Singapore at the industry, enterprise and employee level?

Join us at our 5th Move-The-Future Breakfast Sharing on ‘Singapore’s Economy: What Next?’ as we share our perspectives and invite you to share yours too.

Move-The-Future (MTF) Series: “Navigating Risks and Opportunities for Big Tech”

Date July 4, 2019

On 4th July 2019, we hosted our 4th Move-The-Future (MTF) Series at our Future-Moves Academy. The Breakfast Sharing focused on our latest insight report on, “Navigating Risks and Opportunities for Big Tech” and shared by Senior Associate Consultant, Mr Ho Zu Heng and Data Analyst, Dr Ryan Chow.

FMG Move-The-Future (MTF) Series Breakfast Sharing

Date June 19, 2019

Come join us at our upcoming Breakfast Sharing as part of our Move the Future (MTF) Series on the 4th July 2019, Thursday. Learn from the successes and challenges of highly innovative tech companies!

CEO Devadas Krishnadas speaks on 938Now: Podcast now available!

Date May 16, 2019

On 25th April 2019, FMG CEO Devadas Krishnadas spoke at a live broadcast interview on 938Now - The Breakfast Club with Keith De Souza.

They talked about leadership and why it is so important for companies, especially SMEs.

Is there a one size fits all pattern that can be employed?
For more on this topic, join us at the Canon Think Big Leadership Seminar on 23 and 24 May at the Marina Mandarin from 9am. Details and ticketing at

Catch the podcast here!

Think Big Leadership Business Series 2019

Date May 15, 2019

Come join us at the Think Big Leadership Business Series 2019 on 23 - 24 May 2019 at Marina Mandarin, Ballroom!

This two-day event will feature thought leaders sharing their views on emerging trends and current developments in various industries that can change and disrupt your business.

Technological Impacts on Tourism: Implications for Singapore (2019)

Date May 14, 2019

Technological disruptions are not new. Technological waves have brought about several pervasive changes that have disrupted the dynamics between providers and visitors in the tourism industry. How can the Singapore Tourism Industry soar above volatility and leverage on new technologies to transform the industry successfully?

The Future-Moves Group has prepared a foresight-driven report to shape the discussion flowing from the technological impacts of Tourism to the development of constructive broad recommendations for the Singapore Tourism Industry.

4th Anniversary of the Launch of our Data Skills Programme (DSP)

Date May 9, 2019

It has been 4 years since the launch of FMG's flagship Data Skills Programme (DSP) and we are celebrating it with a 40% discount across our suite of DSP courses for 4 months!

Today Online: “Stability and predictability needed when it comes to leadership renewal at Temasek”

Date March 21, 2019

FMG CEO Devadas Krishnadas highlights the need for stability and predictability in succession planning at Temasek.

Today Online: “Time for the public sector to walk the talk and transform”

Date February 27, 2019

FMG CEO Devadas Krishnadas highlights the importance for the Public Sector to consider its own transformation even as it continues to push for other industries and companies to transform.

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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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