Lunch With Sumiko Ep 27: UN intellectual property agency's Singaporean chief Daren Tang explains Covid-19's effect on innovation 5:03 mins Synopsis: The Straits Times' executive editor Sumiko Tan gets up close with newsmakers over lunch - and a selfie. In this episode, Sumiko Tan meets Singaporean lawyer Daren Tang, who became Director General of the Geneva-based World Intellectual Property Organisation (Wipo) in October 2020. He is the first Singaporean to helm a United Nations agency and is also Wipo's first Asian head. They discuss the following: 1. How his love for the subject intellectual property grew (1:50) 2. How intellectual property is seen as a tool for innovators to take their ideas to the market (2:29) 3. How the Covid-19 pandemic has made the public more interested in innovations? (3:05) Produced by: Sumiko Tan, ST Video team and Ernest Luis Edited by: ST Video team and Penelope Lee Follow the Lunch With Sumiko Podcast and rate us on: Channel: https://str.sg/J6hQ Apple Podcasts: https://str.sg/J6hM Spotify: https://str.sg/J6hA Google Podcasts: https://str.sg/J6hd Website: http://str.sg/stpodcasts Feedback to: firstname.lastname@example.org Read Sumiko Tan's stories here: https://str.sg/Jbhe --- Discover more ST podcast series: Asian Insider Podcast: https://str.sg/JWa7 Green Pulse Podcast: https://str.sg/JWaf Health Check Podcast: https://str.sg/JWaN ST Sports Talk Podcast: https://str.sg/JWRE Life Weekend Picks Podcast: https://str.sg/JWa2 #PopVultures Podcast: https://str.sg/JWad Bookmark This! Podcast: https://str.sg/JWas Discover BT Podcasts: https://bt.sg/pcPL Follow our shows then, if you like short, practical podcasts! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.