SINGAPORE, 7 April 2022: David Yeo, Founder & CEO of Kydon Group Companies was appointed a member of the Institute for Adult Learning (IAL) Council, by Singapore’s Minister of Education, for a three-year term.
He joins the distinguished Council of 12 individuals led by Chairman Mr Tan Kok Yam, Chief Executive of SkillsFuture Singapore. The rest of the Council include representatives from the Prime Minister’s Office, Singtel, Microsoft Asia Pacific, NTUC Learning Hub, Infocomm Media Development Authority, and others.
A visionary thinker and recognized thought leader in learning technology, David Yeo brings with him his deep knowledge and expertise in the future of learning and work landscape, to support IAL in achieving its vision as Singapore’s national center of excellence in lifelong learning, practice, and research.
“I’m happy to have been appointed as an IAL Council Member to contribute my expertise in learning technology and assist the digital learning transformation of Singapore. This appointment feels like a call to service, like our National Service,” said David Yeo.
He established Kydon Group in 2012 and has successfully offered advanced learning technology solutions and personalized digital learning content to a wide spectrum of clients ranging from government agencies, enterprises, educational institutions to non-profit organizations, within the last decade.
As a key partner in Singapore’s Alliance for Action on EduTech, Kydon Group developed and launched ZilLearn in January 2021. ZilLearn is the first fully integrated online learning and skills advancement platform in Singapore and Asia. The mobile-first platform includes a skills advancement platform (ZilLearn Skills), an easy-to-use studio for knowledge creators (ZilLearn Studio), a B2B-focused learning pathway (ZilLearn Work), and a premium learning subscription service (ZilLearn Plus).
Within a year, ZilLearn’s database has expanded to include 10,000 lessons, 3.4m jobs data, and 17,000 skills tags. All of which aims to provide job and skill seekers with personalized skills analysis to develop their 21st century skills, meet their full potential and positively contribute to society.
“Contributing to the development of Singapore’s lifelong learning gives me a sense of mission. I find the idea of education being a significant economic driver and enabler very interesting. I believe that the learning industry has the potential to contribute significantly to our economy, and I am happy to be part of that conversation.”