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Overflowing inboxes, open offices and a 24/7 work culture?

Welcome to 2018, where the mind never sleeps. Our body can get fitter with gyms, runs or yoga. But what about an easily distracted and stressed mind?

Scientists have found that mindfulness can help to train our minds, just like how Olympic athletes do. Join us as we span the fields of elite sports, science, technology and business to flip the switch for mental wellness in tomorrow’s workplaces.

Moderated by Gwendolyn Regina.

Based across Singapore and Paris, Gwendolyn connects the media and technology industries. She is an entrepreneur who built and sold a media startup focused on tech startups in Southeast Asia; an operator who spearheaded Mashable’s expansion into Asia Pacific; an investor who founded a seed fund and whose portfolio includes Padlet, LunchActually, Shopback, Oddle.me, and 42race; and as a tech host, most recently having helmed a Channel NewsAsia documentary on the Internet of Things. Gwen has also lived in Vietnam and California, given talks across Asia, Europe and the US, speaks 3.25 languages, loves physics, dance, and adventure sports.

ON THE PANEL:

Bjorn Lee (Founder CEO, Mindfi.co)

Bjorn Lee brings mindfulness off the cushion into the busy world. Blending his technology career and 7-year meditation practice, he has taught and shared at startups, corporates and non-profits. Bjorn is currently a third-time founder with wellness startup MindFi.co to bring balance to our technology compulsions. As an ex-product manager at Zendesk, his exposure to the high-pressure customer support industry made him realize mindfulness is not just a personal, but social problem. His goal is to help more people find more calm, energy, and purpose in work and life.

Adrian Tan (Head of WeWork Labs)

Sharlene Lee (Regional Public Affairs, WeWork)

Professor Emily Ortega (Singapore University of Social Sciences)

Professor Joshua Gooley (Duke-NUS Medical School)

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