Through the quick adapting policies to combat COVID-19, the tech group in MOM implemented a national level risk management system to facilitate safe reopening of the economy. The tech group implemented a plethora of digital systems to manage over 1,000 dormitories of carrying sizes, temporary isolation and quarantine facilities (including army installations, expo, floating accommodations and hotels). These systems protected the health and safety of up to 1.1 million migrant workers in near real-time.
Ruiping is currently holding the position of Deputy Director (Technology) at Ministry of Manpower. He overseas various IT and tech departments to support digitalisation of government services. He is responsible for products, services and operations of IT systems to support government policies and it’s subsequent response to COVID-19. He graduated from NTU with a Ph.D. in the area of distributed artificial intelligence. He is also an adjunct assistant professor with ISTD, SUTD. In his free time, he volunteers as a startup mentor, and pro-bono for CTO for early stage companies.