Extra•Ordinary Conversations - 14 May 2021

Extra•Ordinary Conversations is a series of dialogues that aims to provide a platform for discussion and catalysis of partnerships towards inclusion of marginalised communities. The inaugural seminar took place virtually on Friday, 14 May 2021, with the theme “Co-solutioning for an Inclusive Society”. Mr Eric Chua, Parliamentary Secretary for Social and Family Development, graced the event as Guest-of-Honour, while a distinguised panel of speakers contributed insightful thoughts towards the topic.

The event also debuted “SpotOn Inclusive”, a smart thermal imaging system, and “Litehaus”, an integrated visitor management solution. These solutions, developed and brought to market by multi-sector partners including the Government Technology Agency (GovTech), Embrio Enterprises Pte Ltd and Extra•Ordinary People, aim to build partnerships and foster a more inclusive society.

The modular assembly of “SpotOn Inclusive” and “Litehaus” has created work opportunities for persons with special needs as well as low-income persons. In a typical round of assembly, the “SpotOn Inclusive” device is put together by clients of MINDS Idea Employment Development Centre, before being built into “Litehaus” units by low-income persons identified by ground partners.

During the event, Extra•Ordinary People committed to donating one “Litehaus” visitor management system to all 19 Special Education (SPED) schools in Singapore.

Visit www.extraordinarymarketplace.sg to find out more or purchase a “Litehaus” visitor management system. If you would like to help us deploy the solution to more schools in Singapore, contact us at conversations@extraordinarypeople.sg.

Click here for the programme booklet.

Special thanks to partners:

Guest-of-Honour Address by Mr Eric Chua,
Parliamentary Secretary for Social & Family Development

Welcome Speech by Mr Wee Boo Kuan,
Co-founder of Extra•Ordinary People

Keynote Address by Ms Anna Itkin,
Co-founder & CEO of The Inceptery

Keynote by Ms Mo Shuyi,
President of Business Development for Infinite Studios

Panel Discussion 1: Creating Collective Impact Through Cross-Sector Collaboration

Panel Discussion 2: From Corporate Social Responsibility to Corporate Social Value

Message from United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) New York:
Empowering the Marginalized During and
Beyond the Pandemic

Showcase of 'SpotOn Inclusive' and 'Litehaus' by
Mr Gabriel Pan
Product Manager of Embrio Enterprises