Callysta Thony

Callysta Thony is a Senior Strategy Consultant at Eden Strategy Institute, with experience in research and program development. Before joining Eden, Callysta worked with the Urban-Rural Systems team at the Future Cities Lab (FCL) to conduct research on peri-urban settlements in Indonesia, sharpening her skills in ethnography and spatial data analysis. Driving social impact has been at the core of Callysta’s work both locally and regionally. In Singapore, she led the inaugural NUS ACSEP Crossing the Chasm Challenge (2015), where undergraduate students co-created solutions with social enterprises across Southeast Asia, and volunteered as an education facilitator with Skillseed, a local social enterprise. In Indonesia, Callysta has worked with the Program Development team at the YCAB Foundation to align program offerings at YCAB’s Learning Centers across the country with industry trends and needs. Additionally, she supported the launch of a web-based training, development and recruiting platform which works towards addressing youth unemployment amongst vocational training school graduates. She has also worked with Impact Hub Jakarta to craft its corporate innovation training program and materials, and build an ecosystem of collaborators in the national impact space. Callysta holds an honors degree in Urban Studies and a minor in Chinese Studies from Yale-NUS College.

At Eden, Callysta has:

  • Led a landscape study on the facilities management sector for a local industry association using techniques such as focus group discussions, in-depth interviews, and qualitative and quantitative data analysis
  • Developed the Smart Estates Talent Development Programme for SkillsFuture Singapore and IMDA, which involved designing a scenario planning model to build technology storyboards for the built environment; ideating and validating sector-specific jobs of the future with the key players in the market; and articulating skills and training pathways for early adopter industry partners
  • Conducted primary research for an impact study for a government agency in Singapore to assess the impact of its innovation grant using a blend of primary research methodologies such as in-depth  interviews, focus group discussions, and ethnographic observations
  • Led and co-designed Eden’s Top 50 Smart City Government publication
  • Created an econometric model capturing the full costs of ownership across transportation modalities, to support policy decisions, as part of Eden’s Future of Mobility Initiative
  • Conducted secondary research for the Singapore International Foundation to map and analyse the current funding landscape across foundations, charities, and corporations
  • Analysed secondary data for competitive benchmarking across social enterprises for a large multi-service voluntary welfare organisation based in Singapore
  • Presented and facilitated in workshops supporting the Singapore tax authority’s organisational transformation journey and capacity building training for government officers on topics such as data analytics, design thinking, and mindset change