Chief Learning Architect,
As the Chief Learning Architect of Kydon, David assists organisations establish the basic structure of their knowledge and learning systems by articulating their core design features and elements. David contributes best in his deep and refreshing insights – from a systems-wide perspective, on what needs to be done so organisations can function at the highest level of effectiveness and efficiency while maintaining the integrity of their vision.
David has assisted organisations in business, institutions of higher learning and the public sector transform learning. To accomplish this, David possesses the full complement of skills, from business analytics, technology, learning theory, performance consulting and scientific inquiry.
David holds an MSc in Instructional Systems from the Florida State University under the Singapore Ministry of Defence (MINDEF)’s first Postgraduate Award, and a Graduate Diploma in Leadership and Organisation Development from the Singapore Civil Service College. He was commissioned from the Royal Military College (Australia), and was awarded Distinguished Graduate by the Singapore Command and Staff College.
David was a key player in building the Singapore’s military capacity for learning. His most notable contribution in his military career was the LEARNet programme, benchmarked against advanced innovations such as the Singapore Ministry of Education’s Future Schools project and the US’ Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) initiative. As the architect and operations director of LEARNet, David conceptualized, sought funding and led in its implementation. The programme helped MINDEF secure the coveted international MAKE (Most Admired Knowledge) Award 2011.
David’s vision and leadership in the future trajectory of education and training have been featured by leading brands such as Epson and Persona.