Aaron Maniam is currently pursuing a PhD at Oxford University’s Blavatnik School of Government on a Clarendon Scholarship. His research focuses on how governments and societies can most effectively deploy digital technology. He is a civil servant by profession, having served postings in the Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Trade & Industry, the Public Service Division and Civil Service College. He has published two collections of poetry, and is a trained facilitator of inter-religious and inter-ethnic dialogue. He served as founding Chairman of the National Youth Council Academy and the Singapore Indian Development Association Youth Club, and was President of Mendaki Club (a group of young Muslim professionals) from 2009 to 2011. He was recognized by the World Economic Forum as a Young Global Leader in 2013, by the Asia Society as an Asia 21 Young Leader in 2007, and is a Fellow of the Royal Society for the encouragement of the Arts, Manufacture and Commerce (FRSA).