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Theme: UN:Charted

This event occurred on
May 7, 2022
Singapore, South East

TEDxSingaporeManagementUniversity was created in the spirit of TED's mission, "ideas worth spreading." The program is designed to give communities, organisations and individuals the opportunity to stimulate dialogue through TED-like experiences at the local level.

This year’s edition of TEDxSingaporeManagementUniversity, UN:Charted brings together individuals who have forged their own paths against all odds in multitudes of fields, inspiring the collective community to look above and beyond. UN:Charted hence advocates for individuals to not be afraid of the unexplored and unmapped, serving as a reminder to all that there are great numbers of non-linear paths to be taken, if you just take a leap of faith.

Singapore Management University
81 Victoria St
Singapore, South East, 188065
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Benjamin Lee

AI for Data Analytics (AIDA) Champion
Benjamin is a Lecturer of Accounting, Director of Student Matters, and SMU-X Academic Champion at the School of Accountancy, Singapore Management University. His teaching and research interests are in AI and ML for Big Data Analytics adoption, specifically in solving accounting problems including cashflow management, cost allocation, credit risk analysis, financial forecasting, fraud prediction, and inventory control.

Clarice Liu

Movement Coach
Having explored different movement practices, from dance to circus arts like contortion, Clarice is no stranger to extreme movement demands. Through her coaching work, she guides people in achieving what they desire to (even if it is the extreme) in the safest possible manner. She strongly believes in moving according to what feels right, rather than what looks right, and thus advocates for a sensation guided movement approach. Today, she primarily works with hypermobile artistic athletes, and has a keen interest on working with people with hypermobility disorders/chronic pain and discomfort.

Hiro Saito

Mindfulness and Social Science Practitioner
Hiro Saito is Associate Professor of Sociology at SMU School of Social Sciences. He embraces mindfulness and social science as a vehicle for transformative learning, holistic growth, and positive social change. Inspired by SMU’s entrepreneurial spirit as well as the Plum Village Tradition of Engaged Buddhism, he is now pursuing social innovation in education to foster personal mastery, collective well-being, and environmental awareness.

Ismail Ariffin

Founder of Trident Digital
Ismail Ariffin is the founder of Trident Digital, a digital marketing agency for professionals, public figures and agency-level organisation in the financial and real estate industry. With an initial investment of $200, he has grown Trident Digital to a business generating a 6-figure revenue with a 22-man international team with a portfolio of 20+ clients while still pursuing his undergraduate degree in school. Passionate about business since his younger days, he believes that the best way to make a real and lasting impact on the world is to create businesses which answers this question: How can this solution be cheaper/ better/ faster?

Joshua Tseng

Accessibility Advocate
Diagnosed with congenital glaucoma at the age of seven, Joshua Tseng, had been slowly losing his vision throughout his childhood. After an eye surgery at 16, he lost his remaining eyesight. Since then, he has started advocating for better understanding and inclusivity of the visually-impaired community by speaking publicly about his personal experiences.

Organizing team

Anaanya Elizabeth

Singapore, Singapore


  • Aces Low
  • Ashley Ho
  • Belinda Foo
  • Kelvin Ngan
    Post production
  • Paul Huisen
  • Srishti Chopra