Mr. Jonathan Ng

Jonathan Ng is the Chief Executive of McKinsey’s Digital Capability Center (DCC) in Singapore and the Client Development Director for the Singapore office. He has over 20 years of experience in the public and private sectors, helping organizations foster innovation and solve complex strategic and operational problems from diagnosis to implementation.

As the leader of DCC Singapore, Jonathan is at the forefront of supporting companies in Southeast Asia in the adoption of Industry 4.0 technologies. He works with established manufacturers and entrepreneurial start-ups to shape the digitally-enabled factory of the future. The facility serves as a key hub for delivering capability building in a real-life environment, as well as a test base for piloting new digital solutions.

Mr. Jonathan Ng
Chief Executive of McKinsey’s Digital Capability Center (DCC) in Singapore

Jonathan has a long track record of driving innovation. Most recently, he served as Head of Strategy and Head of Innovation at Surbana Jurong (SJ), one of the largest Asia-based urban, industrial and infrastructure consulting firms. At SJ, he led the development of the group’s strategic priorities and their alignment across the business units. Jonathan also spearheaded the company’s journey towards becoming a digital organisation. He was instrumental in setting up SJ’s Open Innovation Program to partner with and tap on Property Tech innovations.
Prior to joining SJ, Jonathan was an Associate Partner at McKinsey and the Director of the McKinsey Innovation Campus (MIC). The MIC is a partnership with the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB) to develop ground-breaking knowledge to help companies in Singapore and across Asia address their toughest challenges. He led McKinsey’s investments in Singapore, focusing on the firm’s efforts to accelerate innovation for clients and internally. The MIC houses several Centres of Excellence focusing on new growth areas arising from digital disruption, including design and advanced analytics.
Jonathan began his career in the Singapore public sector, where he was a government scholar. He held various research, planning and policy formulation roles in agencies including the Ministry of Defence and the Ministry of Home Affairs. Jonathan holds a MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management and a Master of Engineering in Electrical Engineering (First Class Honors) from Imperial College London. He is also a graduate of the Goh Keng Swee Command and Staff College and an active national serviceman in the Singapore Armed Forces.

Topic: Best practice sharing on implementing Industry 4.0

“In a recent McKinsey survey of more than 200 business leaders throughout the 10 countries that make up the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), the transformative potential of Industry 4.0 was clearly confirmed. Almost all of the respondents, 96 percent, believed Industry 4.0 will bring new business models to their industries and, slightly less, 90 percent, said improved performance will be one of the main benefits from the new digital technologies. Additionally, in manufacturing based economies such as Indonesia, Thailand, and Vietnam, respondents were generally optimistic about prospects of Industry 4.0.
However, even as they acknowledged the potential, respondents showed slow adoption. Only 13 percent said their companies had begun an Industry 4.0 transformation. ASEAN manufacturers cannot risk failing to capture the large opportunities made possible by these new technologies. By embracing Industry 4.0, ASEAN manufacturers can become the next leaders in their fields.
In this session, Jonathan Ng will share some insights on success stories of how governments can encourage businesses in implementing Industry 4.0 and bring growth to the country.”