Talks

Listen To The Experts

Hear directly from esteemed scientists, innovators and media creators on the latest breakthrough inventions and upcoming trends that will shape the ways we live, work and play. Choose from more than 20 talks featuring experts from different fields. Each talk is 20 minutes long, and it is followed by a 15 minutes Q&A for the audience.

 

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Dr Swaine Chen
Senior Research Scientist
Genome Institute of Singapore (GIS), A*STAR

8 September
3:00pm - 3:45pm

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Genomics: Helping to Tackle Infections (and Beyond!) in a Smart Nation

Description:
Envision a world in which a handheld DNA device can be used to analyse your persistent cough and suggest whether you need to go to the hospital urgently. A world in which you could use a “smart” device to monitor the quality of your drinking water, and even test if food you are served meets your dietary restrictions (Vegetarian? Halal? No allergens?). All this might be made possible in the future with advances in DNA sequencing and genomics.  Soon, sequencing and analysing DNA may be as easy as taking photographs. Join Dr Swaine Chen as he shares how genomics can help us better tackle infections (and beyond!) in a smart nation.

Dr Swaine Chen

Dr Swaine Chen is a Senior Research Scientist in Infectious Diseases at GIS and an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the National University of Singapore. He has a broad background in medicine, biology and chemistry. In his lab, he studies not only why some bacteria cause infections, but he also tries to develop new methods so that we can tackle diseases more quickly in the future. Another major aspect of his work is using DNA sequencing to detect and understand outbreaks of infectious diseases, especially those that are unexpected, like the Group B Streptococcus outbreak associated with yu sheng fish in 2015 in Singapore.

Dr Swaine Chen
Senior Research Scientist
Genome Institute of Singapore (GIS), A*STAR

8 September
3:00pm - 3:45pm

Register

Genomics: Helping to Tackle Infections (and Beyond!) in a Smart Nation

Description:
Envision a world in which a handheld DNA device can be used to analyse your persistent cough and suggest whether you need to go to the hospital urgently. A world in which you could use a “smart” device to monitor the quality of your drinking water, and even test if food you are served meets your dietary restrictions (Vegetarian? Halal? No allergens?). All this might be made possible in the future with advances in DNA sequencing and genomics.  Soon, sequencing and analysing DNA may be as easy as taking photographs. Join Dr Swaine Chen as he shares how genomics can help us better tackle infections (and beyond!) in a smart nation.

Dr Swaine Chen

Dr Swaine Chen is a Senior Research Scientist in Infectious Diseases at GIS and an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the National University of Singapore. He has a broad background in medicine, biology and chemistry. In his lab, he studies not only why some bacteria cause infections, but he also tries to develop new methods so that we can tackle diseases more quickly in the future. Another major aspect of his work is using DNA sequencing to detect and understand outbreaks of infectious diseases, especially those that are unexpected, like the Group B Streptococcus outbreak associated with yu sheng fish in 2015 in Singapore.

Dr Swaine Chen
Senior Research Scientist
Genome Institute of Singapore (GIS), A*STAR

8 September
3:00pm - 3:45pm

Register

Genomics: Helping to Tackle Infections (and Beyond!) in a Smart Nation

Description:
Envision a world in which a handheld DNA device can be used to analyse your persistent cough and suggest whether you need to go to the hospital urgently. A world in which you could use a “smart” device to monitor the quality of your drinking water, and even test if food you are served meets your dietary restrictions (Vegetarian? Halal? No allergens?). All this might be made possible in the future with advances in DNA sequencing and genomics.  Soon, sequencing and analysing DNA may be as easy as taking photographs. Join Dr Swaine Chen as he shares how genomics can help us better tackle infections (and beyond!) in a smart nation.

Dr Swaine Chen

Dr Swaine Chen is a Senior Research Scientist in Infectious Diseases at GIS and an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the National University of Singapore. He has a broad background in medicine, biology and chemistry. In his lab, he studies not only why some bacteria cause infections, but he also tries to develop new methods so that we can tackle diseases more quickly in the future. Another major aspect of his work is using DNA sequencing to detect and understand outbreaks of infectious diseases, especially those that are unexpected, like the Group B Streptococcus outbreak associated with yu sheng fish in 2015 in Singapore.

Dr Swaine Chen
Senior Research Scientist
Genome Institute of Singapore (GIS), A*STAR

8 September
3:00pm - 3:45pm

Register

Genomics: Helping to Tackle Infections (and Beyond!) in a Smart Nation

Description:
Envision a world in which a handheld DNA device can be used to analyse your persistent cough and suggest whether you need to go to the hospital urgently. A world in which you could use a “smart” device to monitor the quality of your drinking water, and even test if food you are served meets your dietary restrictions (Vegetarian? Halal? No allergens?). All this might be made possible in the future with advances in DNA sequencing and genomics.  Soon, sequencing and analysing DNA may be as easy as taking photographs. Join Dr Swaine Chen as he shares how genomics can help us better tackle infections (and beyond!) in a smart nation.

Dr Swaine Chen

Dr Swaine Chen is a Senior Research Scientist in Infectious Diseases at GIS and an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the National University of Singapore. He has a broad background in medicine, biology and chemistry. In his lab, he studies not only why some bacteria cause infections, but he also tries to develop new methods so that we can tackle diseases more quickly in the future. Another major aspect of his work is using DNA sequencing to detect and understand outbreaks of infectious diseases, especially those that are unexpected, like the Group B Streptococcus outbreak associated with yu sheng fish in 2015 in Singapore.

Dr Daniel Cheong
Business Development Manager
Industrial IoT innovation (I3), A*STAR

7 September
10:00am - 10:45am

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Internet of things (IoT): When Things ‘Talk’ to Each Other!

Description:
The everyday things that we use are getting smarter and smarter by the day. From coffee machines and wearable devices to vehicles and large industrial machines, they can all be wired to make our lives a breeze. The Internet of things or IoT, connects a multitude of these devices to the internet, using sensors and network communications. This not only allows them to be controlled but also for them to “talk” back to you. Dr Daniel Cheong will explain how the Internet of Things gives a voice to the things we use.

Dr Daniel Cheong

Dr Daniel Cheong is the Business Development Manager for A*STAR’s Industrial IoT innovation (I3). He was previously a senior scientist at the Institute of High Performance Computing (IHPC). He has been Team Leader of Computational Chemistry and Programme Manager of the Consumer Care programme in IHPC. He has also spent some time in Medlinx Acacia, a medical device start-up developing surgical implants, as well as Covidien PLC, a medical device MNC which has since been acquired by Medtronic. He obtained his PhD in Chemical Engineering from Princeton University in 2006 and his MBA from Singapore Management University in 2014.

Dr Daniel Cheong
Business Development Manager
Industrial IoT innovation (I3), A*STAR

7 September
10:00am - 10:45am

Register

Internet of things (IoT): When Things ‘Talk’ to Each Other!

Description:
The everyday things that we use are getting smarter and smarter by the day. From coffee machines and wearable devices to vehicles and large industrial machines, they can all be wired to make our lives a breeze. The Internet of things or IoT, connects a multitude of these devices to the internet, using sensors and network communications. This not only allows them to be controlled but also for them to “talk” back to you. Dr Daniel Cheong will explain how the Internet of Things gives a voice to the things we use.

Dr Daniel Cheong

Dr Daniel Cheong is the Business Development Manager for A*STAR’s Industrial IoT innovation (I3). He was previously a senior scientist at the Institute of High Performance Computing (IHPC). He has been Team Leader of Computational Chemistry and Programme Manager of the Consumer Care programme in IHPC. He has also spent some time in Medlinx Acacia, a medical device start-up developing surgical implants, as well as Covidien PLC, a medical device MNC which has since been acquired by Medtronic. He obtained his PhD in Chemical Engineering from Princeton University in 2006 and his MBA from Singapore Management University in 2014.

Dr Daniel Cheong
Business Development Manager
Industrial IoT innovation (I3), A*STAR

7 September
10:00am - 10:45am

Register

Internet of things (IoT): When Things ‘Talk’ to Each Other!

Description:
The everyday things that we use are getting smarter and smarter by the day. From coffee machines and wearable devices to vehicles and large industrial machines, they can all be wired to make our lives a breeze. The Internet of things or IoT, connects a multitude of these devices to the internet, using sensors and network communications. This not only allows them to be controlled but also for them to “talk” back to you. Dr Daniel Cheong will explain how the Internet of Things gives a voice to the things we use.

Dr Daniel Cheong

Dr Daniel Cheong is the Business Development Manager for A*STAR’s Industrial IoT innovation (I3). He was previously a senior scientist at the Institute of High Performance Computing (IHPC). He has been Team Leader of Computational Chemistry and Programme Manager of the Consumer Care programme in IHPC. He has also spent some time in Medlinx Acacia, a medical device start-up developing surgical implants, as well as Covidien PLC, a medical device MNC which has since been acquired by Medtronic. He obtained his PhD in Chemical Engineering from Princeton University in 2006 and his MBA from Singapore Management University in 2014.

Dr Daniel Cheong
Business Development Manager
Industrial IoT innovation (I3), A*STAR

7 September
10:00am - 10:45am

Register

Internet of things (IoT): When Things ‘Talk’ to Each Other!

Description:
The everyday things that we use are getting smarter and smarter by the day. From coffee machines and wearable devices to vehicles and large industrial machines, they can all be wired to make our lives a breeze. The Internet of things or IoT, connects a multitude of these devices to the internet, using sensors and network communications. This not only allows them to be controlled but also for them to “talk” back to you. Dr Daniel Cheong will explain how the Internet of Things gives a voice to the things we use.

Dr Daniel Cheong

Dr Daniel Cheong is the Business Development Manager for A*STAR’s Industrial IoT innovation (I3). He was previously a senior scientist at the Institute of High Performance Computing (IHPC). He has been Team Leader of Computational Chemistry and Programme Manager of the Consumer Care programme in IHPC. He has also spent some time in Medlinx Acacia, a medical device start-up developing surgical implants, as well as Covidien PLC, a medical device MNC which has since been acquired by Medtronic. He obtained his PhD in Chemical Engineering from Princeton University in 2006 and his MBA from Singapore Management University in 2014.

Dr Yang Yinping
Senior Scientist
Institute of High Performance Computing (IHPC), A*STAR

8 September
12:00pm - 12:45pm

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Making Sense of Emotions behind Digital Data

Description:
Millions of people express their preferences, opinions, feelings, and emotions in real-time using online digital platforms and social media. How can we make sense of this data and what can we do with them? Analysing this data can help governments to improve policy-making and aid consumer companies in product design, marketing and advertisement. However, making sense of such information is extremely challenging given the sheer volume of data, which requires advanced technologies and analytical procedures. Join Dr Yang Yinping as she shares the unique approach to understanding the sentiments behind digital data.

Dr Yang Yinping

Dr Yang Yinping is a Senior Scientist leading the Social Intelligence Group in A*STAR Institute of High Performance Computing (IHPC). Her long-standing research efforts centre on the understanding and enhancement of negotiation processes in markets and organisations. More recently, she is focusing on the study of attitude, emotion and personality and the development of social data processing tools to extract these constructs.

Dr Yang Yinping
Senior Scientist
Institute of High Performance Computing (IHPC), A*STAR

8 September
12:00pm - 12:45pm

Register

Making Sense of Emotions behind Digital Data

Description:
Millions of people express their preferences, opinions, feelings, and emotions in real-time using online digital platforms and social media. How can we make sense of this data and what can we do with them? Analysing this data can help governments to improve policy-making and aid consumer companies in product design, marketing and advertisement. However, making sense of such information is extremely challenging given the sheer volume of data, which requires advanced technologies and analytical procedures. Join Dr Yang Yinping as she shares the unique approach to understanding the sentiments behind digital data.

Dr Yang Yinping

Dr Yang Yinping is a Senior Scientist leading the Social Intelligence Group in A*STAR Institute of High Performance Computing (IHPC). Her long-standing research efforts centre on the understanding and enhancement of negotiation processes in markets and organisations. More recently, she is focusing on the study of attitude, emotion and personality and the development of social data processing tools to extract these constructs.

Dr Yang Yinping
Senior Scientist
Institute of High Performance Computing (IHPC), A*STAR

8 September
12:00pm - 12:45pm

Register

Making Sense of Emotions behind Digital Data

Description:
Millions of people express their preferences, opinions, feelings, and emotions in real-time using online digital platforms and social media. How can we make sense of this data and what can we do with them? Analysing this data can help governments to improve policy-making and aid consumer companies in product design, marketing and advertisement. However, making sense of such information is extremely challenging given the sheer volume of data, which requires advanced technologies and analytical procedures. Join Dr Yang Yinping as she shares the unique approach to understanding the sentiments behind digital data.

Dr Yang Yinping

Dr Yang Yinping is a Senior Scientist leading the Social Intelligence Group in A*STAR Institute of High Performance Computing (IHPC). Her long-standing research efforts centre on the understanding and enhancement of negotiation processes in markets and organisations. More recently, she is focusing on the study of attitude, emotion and personality and the development of social data processing tools to extract these constructs.

Dr Yang Yinping
Senior Scientist
Institute of High Performance Computing (IHPC), A*STAR

8 September
12:00pm - 12:45pm

Register

Making Sense of Emotions behind Digital Data

Description:
Millions of people express their preferences, opinions, feelings, and emotions in real-time using online digital platforms and social media. How can we make sense of this data and what can we do with them? Analysing this data can help governments to improve policy-making and aid consumer companies in product design, marketing and advertisement. However, making sense of such information is extremely challenging given the sheer volume of data, which requires advanced technologies and analytical procedures. Join Dr Yang Yinping as she shares the unique approach to understanding the sentiments behind digital data.

Dr Yang Yinping

Dr Yang Yinping is a Senior Scientist leading the Social Intelligence Group in A*STAR Institute of High Performance Computing (IHPC). Her long-standing research efforts centre on the understanding and enhancement of negotiation processes in markets and organisations. More recently, she is focusing on the study of attitude, emotion and personality and the development of social data processing tools to extract these constructs.

Professor Nadia Thalmann
Director, Institute for Media Innovation (IMI), Nanyang Technological University (NTU)
Director MIRALab, University of Geneva, Switzerland

7 September
12:00pm - 12:45pm

Updated talk timing

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Can Social Robots be more Human-Like?

Description:
Can social robots imitate the look, the feeling and behaviour of humans? Dive into the world of creating social robots. As Artificial Intelligence (AI) starts to make its way into every aspect of our lives, there is a need to develop robots that can interact successfully with humans. Merely making an intelligent machine will not suffice. There is a need to model emotions in the face, gestures, intonation as well as the nuances of verbal and non-verbal communication. We also need to simulate patience for listening and empathy; as well as memory processes. How can this be possible? Join in for a peek into the future of social robots with Professor Nadia Thalmann.

Professor Nadia Thalmann

Professor Thalmann joined Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in August 2009 as the Director of the interdisciplinary Institute for Media Innovation. She has authored dozens of books, published more than 600 papers on virtual humans/virtual worlds and social robots (jointly with her PhD students), organised major conferences as CGI, CASA, and delivered more than 300 keynote addresses, some of them at global events such as the World Economic Forum in Davos. During her illustrious career, she also established MIRALab in Switzerland, a ground-breaking interdisciplinary multimedia research institute. She participated in more than 50 European research projects, helping MIRALab to develop revolutionising interdisciplinary research in computer graphics, computer animation, and virtual worlds and producing impactful work that synergises art, fashion, computer graphics. Her work is regularly displayed at museums, galleries and fashion shows. Her most recent work includes the 3D virtual patient, including a case study on visualising the articulations of ballerinas while dancing or soccer players.

In NTU, Singapore, recently, she revolutionised social robotics by unveiling the first social robot Nadine that can have mood and emotions and remember people and actions. Besides having bachelor's and master's degrees in disciplines such as psychology, biology, chemistry and computer science, Professor Thalmann completed her PhD in quantum physics at the University of Geneva. She has received honorary doctorates from Leibniz University of Hannover and the University of Ottawa in Canada and several prestigious other awards as the Humboldt Research Award in Germany. She is Editor-in-Chief of The Visual Computer, co-Editor-in-Chief of Computer Animation and Virtual Worlds, and editor of many other scientific journals. She is a life member of the Swiss Academy of Engineering Sciences.

Professor Nadia Thalmann
Director, Institute for Media Innovation (IMI), Nanyang Technological University (NTU)
Director MIRALab, University of Geneva, Switzerland

7 September
12:00pm - 12:45pm

Updated talk timing

Register

Can Social Robots be more Human-Like?

Description:
Can social robots imitate the look, the feeling and behaviour of humans? Dive into the world of creating social robots. As Artificial Intelligence (AI) starts to make its way into every aspect of our lives, there is a need to develop robots that can interact successfully with humans. Merely making an intelligent machine will not suffice. There is a need to model emotions in the face, gestures, intonation as well as the nuances of verbal and non-verbal communication. We also need to simulate patience for listening and empathy; as well as memory processes. How can this be possible? Join in for a peek into the future of social robots with Professor Nadia Thalmann.

Professor Nadia Thalmann

Professor Thalmann joined Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in August 2009 as the Director of the interdisciplinary Institute for Media Innovation. She has authored dozens of books, published more than 600 papers on virtual humans/virtual worlds and social robots (jointly with her PhD students), organised major conferences as CGI, CASA, and delivered more than 300 keynote addresses, some of them at global events such as the World Economic Forum in Davos. During her illustrious career, she also established MIRALab in Switzerland, a ground-breaking interdisciplinary multimedia research institute. She participated in more than 50 European research projects, helping MIRALab to develop revolutionising interdisciplinary research in computer graphics, computer animation, and virtual worlds and producing impactful work that synergises art, fashion, computer graphics. Her work is regularly displayed at museums, galleries and fashion shows. Her most recent work includes the 3D virtual patient, including a case study on visualising the articulations of ballerinas while dancing or soccer players.

In NTU, Singapore, recently, she revolutionised social robotics by unveiling the first social robot Nadine that can have mood and emotions and remember people and actions. Besides having bachelor's and master's degrees in disciplines such as psychology, biology, chemistry and computer science, Professor Thalmann completed her PhD in quantum physics at the University of Geneva. She has received honorary doctorates from Leibniz University of Hannover and the University of Ottawa in Canada and several prestigious other awards as the Humboldt Research Award in Germany. She is Editor-in-Chief of The Visual Computer, co-Editor-in-Chief of Computer Animation and Virtual Worlds, and editor of many other scientific journals. She is a life member of the Swiss Academy of Engineering Sciences.

Professor Nadia Thalmann
Director, Institute for Media Innovation (IMI), Nanyang Technological University (NTU)
Director MIRALab, University of Geneva, Switzerland

7 September
12:00pm - 12:45pm

Updated talk timing

Register

Can Social Robots be more Human-Like?

Description:
Can social robots imitate the look, the feeling and behaviour of humans? Dive into the world of creating social robots. As Artificial Intelligence (AI) starts to make its way into every aspect of our lives, there is a need to develop robots that can interact successfully with humans. Merely making an intelligent machine will not suffice. There is a need to model emotions in the face, gestures, intonation as well as the nuances of verbal and non-verbal communication. We also need to simulate patience for listening and empathy; as well as memory processes. How can this be possible? Join in for a peek into the future of social robots with Professor Nadia Thalmann.

Professor Nadia Thalmann

Professor Thalmann joined Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in August 2009 as the Director of the interdisciplinary Institute for Media Innovation. She has authored dozens of books, published more than 600 papers on virtual humans/virtual worlds and social robots (jointly with her PhD students), organised major conferences as CGI, CASA, and delivered more than 300 keynote addresses, some of them at global events such as the World Economic Forum in Davos. During her illustrious career, she also established MIRALab in Switzerland, a ground-breaking interdisciplinary multimedia research institute. She participated in more than 50 European research projects, helping MIRALab to develop revolutionising interdisciplinary research in computer graphics, computer animation, and virtual worlds and producing impactful work that synergises art, fashion, computer graphics. Her work is regularly displayed at museums, galleries and fashion shows. Her most recent work includes the 3D virtual patient, including a case study on visualising the articulations of ballerinas while dancing or soccer players.

In NTU, Singapore, recently, she revolutionised social robotics by unveiling the first social robot Nadine that can have mood and emotions and remember people and actions. Besides having bachelor's and master's degrees in disciplines such as psychology, biology, chemistry and computer science, Professor Thalmann completed her PhD in quantum physics at the University of Geneva. She has received honorary doctorates from Leibniz University of Hannover and the University of Ottawa in Canada and several prestigious other awards as the Humboldt Research Award in Germany. She is Editor-in-Chief of The Visual Computer, co-Editor-in-Chief of Computer Animation and Virtual Worlds, and editor of many other scientific journals. She is a life member of the Swiss Academy of Engineering Sciences.

Professor Nadia Thalmann
Director, Institute for Media Innovation (IMI), Nanyang Technological University (NTU)
Director MIRALab, University of Geneva, Switzerland

7 September
12:00pm - 12:45pm

Updated talk timing

Register

Can Social Robots be more Human-Like?

Description:
Can social robots imitate the look, the feeling and behaviour of humans? Dive into the world of creating social robots. As Artificial Intelligence (AI) starts to make its way into every aspect of our lives, there is a need to develop robots that can interact successfully with humans. Merely making an intelligent machine will not suffice. There is a need to model emotions in the face, gestures, intonation as well as the nuances of verbal and non-verbal communication. We also need to simulate patience for listening and empathy; as well as memory processes. How can this be possible? Join in for a peek into the future of social robots with Professor Nadia Thalmann.

Professor Nadia Thalmann

Professor Thalmann joined Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in August 2009 as the Director of the interdisciplinary Institute for Media Innovation. She has authored dozens of books, published more than 600 papers on virtual humans/virtual worlds and social robots (jointly with her PhD students), organised major conferences as CGI, CASA, and delivered more than 300 keynote addresses, some of them at global events such as the World Economic Forum in Davos. During her illustrious career, she also established MIRALab in Switzerland, a ground-breaking interdisciplinary multimedia research institute. She participated in more than 50 European research projects, helping MIRALab to develop revolutionising interdisciplinary research in computer graphics, computer animation, and virtual worlds and producing impactful work that synergises art, fashion, computer graphics. Her work is regularly displayed at museums, galleries and fashion shows. Her most recent work includes the 3D virtual patient, including a case study on visualising the articulations of ballerinas while dancing or soccer players.

In NTU, Singapore, recently, she revolutionised social robotics by unveiling the first social robot Nadine that can have mood and emotions and remember people and actions. Besides having bachelor's and master's degrees in disciplines such as psychology, biology, chemistry and computer science, Professor Thalmann completed her PhD in quantum physics at the University of Geneva. She has received honorary doctorates from Leibniz University of Hannover and the University of Ottawa in Canada and several prestigious other awards as the Humboldt Research Award in Germany. She is Editor-in-Chief of The Visual Computer, co-Editor-in-Chief of Computer Animation and Virtual Worlds, and editor of many other scientific journals. She is a life member of the Swiss Academy of Engineering Sciences.

Assoc Prof Jan Ondrus
Associate Professor of Information Systems and Chair of Networked Business Models
ESSEC Business School 

7 September
1:00pm - 1:45pm

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Going Cashless in a Tap & Go World

Description:
Do you want to go wallet-free in Singapore? Pay for a soda in a vending machine via text message? With our technology readiness and favorable market conditions, Singapore is one of the best places in the world for mobile payments to thrive. But why do we struggle to move towards a cashless society? This has been attempted since the late 90s with vending machines in Scandinavia. In the two decades since, companies across the world including Singapore have tried to launch mobile payment platforms, yet players ranging from powerful consortiums to innovative start-ups have yet to make mobile payments a norm. Join Professor Jan Ondrus to find out some of the reasons why!

Assoc Prof Jan Ondrus

Assoc Prof Jan Ondrus is an Associate Professor of Information Systems and Chair of Networked Business Models at ESSEC Business School in Singapore. Additionally, he is Director of Research for the Center of Excellence in Digital Business and for the ESSEC Media & Entertainment Chair. His research interests include e-/m-business, mobile payments, digital platforms strategy & economics, digital business models & innovation, technology forecasting, disruptive innovation management, and telecommunication policy. He currently serves as an Associate Editor of the Information Systems Journal (ISJ) and Electronic Commerce Research and Applications (ECRA). His teaching covers IT management and digital related courses in the Grande Ecole program (MSc in Management), Global MBA, Advanced Masters, PhD, and Executive Education programs. In recent years, Jan has been officially visiting academic and research institutions such as the University of Hawai’i, Sungkyunkwan University, Mannheim University, University of Lausanne, Case Western Reserve University, Seoul National University, and Korea Development Institute (KDI). Jan holds a MSc and PhD in Information Systems from HEC Lausanne (University of Lausanne) in Switzerland.

Assoc Prof Jan Ondrus
Associate Professor of Information Systems and Chair of Networked Business Models
ESSEC Business School 

7 September
1:00pm - 1:45pm

Register

Going Cashless in a Tap & Go World

Description:
Do you want to go wallet-free in Singapore? Pay for a soda in a vending machine via text message? With our technology readiness and favorable market conditions, Singapore is one of the best places in the world for mobile payments to thrive. But why do we struggle to move towards a cashless society? This has been attempted since the late 90s with vending machines in Scandinavia. In the two decades since, companies across the world including Singapore have tried to launch mobile payment platforms, yet players ranging from powerful consortiums to innovative start-ups have yet to make mobile payments a norm. Join Professor Jan Ondrus to find out some of the reasons why!

Assoc Prof Jan Ondrus

Assoc Prof Jan Ondrus is an Associate Professor of Information Systems and Chair of Networked Business Models at ESSEC Business School in Singapore. Additionally, he is Director of Research for the Center of Excellence in Digital Business and for the ESSEC Media & Entertainment Chair. His research interests include e-/m-business, mobile payments, digital platforms strategy & economics, digital business models & innovation, technology forecasting, disruptive innovation management, and telecommunication policy. He currently serves as an Associate Editor of the Information Systems Journal (ISJ) and Electronic Commerce Research and Applications (ECRA). His teaching covers IT management and digital related courses in the Grande Ecole program (MSc in Management), Global MBA, Advanced Masters, PhD, and Executive Education programs. In recent years, Jan has been officially visiting academic and research institutions such as the University of Hawai’i, Sungkyunkwan University, Mannheim University, University of Lausanne, Case Western Reserve University, Seoul National University, and Korea Development Institute (KDI). Jan holds a MSc and PhD in Information Systems from HEC Lausanne (University of Lausanne) in Switzerland.

Assoc Prof Jan Ondrus
Associate Professor of Information Systems and Chair of Networked Business Models
ESSEC Business School 

7 September
1:00pm - 1:45pm

Register

Going Cashless in a Tap & Go World

Description:
Do you want to go wallet-free in Singapore? Pay for a soda in a vending machine via text message? With our technology readiness and favorable market conditions, Singapore is one of the best places in the world for mobile payments to thrive. But why do we struggle to move towards a cashless society? This has been attempted since the late 90s with vending machines in Scandinavia. In the two decades since, companies across the world including Singapore have tried to launch mobile payment platforms, yet players ranging from powerful consortiums to innovative start-ups have yet to make mobile payments a norm. Join Professor Jan Ondrus to find out some of the reasons why!

Assoc Prof Jan Ondrus

Assoc Prof Jan Ondrus is an Associate Professor of Information Systems and Chair of Networked Business Models at ESSEC Business School in Singapore. Additionally, he is Director of Research for the Center of Excellence in Digital Business and for the ESSEC Media & Entertainment Chair. His research interests include e-/m-business, mobile payments, digital platforms strategy & economics, digital business models & innovation, technology forecasting, disruptive innovation management, and telecommunication policy. He currently serves as an Associate Editor of the Information Systems Journal (ISJ) and Electronic Commerce Research and Applications (ECRA). His teaching covers IT management and digital related courses in the Grande Ecole program (MSc in Management), Global MBA, Advanced Masters, PhD, and Executive Education programs. In recent years, Jan has been officially visiting academic and research institutions such as the University of Hawai’i, Sungkyunkwan University, Mannheim University, University of Lausanne, Case Western Reserve University, Seoul National University, and Korea Development Institute (KDI). Jan holds a MSc and PhD in Information Systems from HEC Lausanne (University of Lausanne) in Switzerland.

Assoc Prof Jan Ondrus
Associate Professor of Information Systems and Chair of Networked Business Models
ESSEC Business School 

7 September
1:00pm - 1:45pm

Register

Going Cashless in a Tap & Go World

Description:
Do you want to go wallet-free in Singapore? Pay for a soda in a vending machine via text message? With our technology readiness and favorable market conditions, Singapore is one of the best places in the world for mobile payments to thrive. But why do we struggle to move towards a cashless society? This has been attempted since the late 90s with vending machines in Scandinavia. In the two decades since, companies across the world including Singapore have tried to launch mobile payment platforms, yet players ranging from powerful consortiums to innovative start-ups have yet to make mobile payments a norm. Join Professor Jan Ondrus to find out some of the reasons why!

Assoc Prof Jan Ondrus

Assoc Prof Jan Ondrus is an Associate Professor of Information Systems and Chair of Networked Business Models at ESSEC Business School in Singapore. Additionally, he is Director of Research for the Center of Excellence in Digital Business and for the ESSEC Media & Entertainment Chair. His research interests include e-/m-business, mobile payments, digital platforms strategy & economics, digital business models & innovation, technology forecasting, disruptive innovation management, and telecommunication policy. He currently serves as an Associate Editor of the Information Systems Journal (ISJ) and Electronic Commerce Research and Applications (ECRA). His teaching covers IT management and digital related courses in the Grande Ecole program (MSc in Management), Global MBA, Advanced Masters, PhD, and Executive Education programs. In recent years, Jan has been officially visiting academic and research institutions such as the University of Hawai’i, Sungkyunkwan University, Mannheim University, University of Lausanne, Case Western Reserve University, Seoul National University, and Korea Development Institute (KDI). Jan holds a MSc and PhD in Information Systems from HEC Lausanne (University of Lausanne) in Switzerland.

Mr James Fu
Director of Technology
nuTonomy

8 September
4:00pm - 4:45pm

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Mobility on Demand (MoD): The Next Chapter of Autonomous Travel?

Description:
Imagine a world with a fleet of public transport driven by no-one to your door step with the press of a button. As the number of people living in cities around the world continue to skyrocket, the transportation infrastructure of many cities is being pushed to the limit. A 21st century solution to this problem is Mobility on Demand (MoD) systems using autonomous vehicles (AV): Taxis, but controlled by computers. These vehicle fleets will blur the lines of private and public transportation and increase convenience. Mr James Fu discuss some of the challenges that remain in implementing such a system.

Mr James Fu

James Fu is the Director of Technology at nuTonomy. He currently oversees the technological development at the Singapore office, which involves the technology and software required for autonomous vehicle driving and intelligent fleet management with the eventual goal of an autonomous mobility service. He was previously a Research Scientist at the Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology, where he led the Autonomous Vehicles Group under the Future Urban Mobility IRG. At SMART, he was involved and oversaw Singapore's first public trial of autonomous vehicles in Oct 2014, which involved two autonomous golf buggies at the Chinese and Japanese Gardens. He received his Ph.D and B.Eng degrees from the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the National University of Singapore in 2005 and 2013 respectively. His main research interests include multi-agent task allocation, fleet management, and swarm behaviour.

Mr James Fu
Director of Technology
nuTonomy

8 September
4:00pm - 4:45pm

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Mobility on Demand (MoD): The Next Chapter of Autonomous Travel?

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Imagine a world with a fleet of public transport driven by no-one to your door step with the press of a button. As the number of people living in cities around the world continue to skyrocket, the transportation infrastructure of many cities is being pushed to the limit. A 21st century solution to this problem is Mobility on Demand (MoD) systems using autonomous vehicles (AV): Taxis, but controlled by computers. These vehicle fleets will blur the lines of private and public transportation and increase convenience. Mr James Fu discuss some of the challenges that remain in implementing such a system.

Mr James Fu

James Fu is the Director of Technology at nuTonomy. He currently oversees the technological development at the Singapore office, which involves the technology and software required for autonomous vehicle driving and intelligent fleet management with the eventual goal of an autonomous mobility service. He was previously a Research Scientist at the Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology, where he led the Autonomous Vehicles Group under the Future Urban Mobility IRG. At SMART, he was involved and oversaw Singapore's first public trial of autonomous vehicles in Oct 2014, which involved two autonomous golf buggies at the Chinese and Japanese Gardens. He received his Ph.D and B.Eng degrees from the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the National University of Singapore in 2005 and 2013 respectively. His main research interests include multi-agent task allocation, fleet management, and swarm behaviour.

Mr James Fu
Director of Technology
nuTonomy

8 September
4:00pm - 4:45pm

Updated talk timing

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Mobility on Demand (MoD): The Next Chapter of Autonomous Travel?

Description:
Imagine a world with a fleet of public transport driven by no-one to your door step with the press of a button. As the number of people living in cities around the world continue to skyrocket, the transportation infrastructure of many cities is being pushed to the limit. A 21st century solution to this problem is Mobility on Demand (MoD) systems using autonomous vehicles (AV): Taxis, but controlled by computers. These vehicle fleets will blur the lines of private and public transportation and increase convenience. Mr James Fu discuss some of the challenges that remain in implementing such a system.

Mr James Fu

James Fu is the Director of Technology at nuTonomy. He currently oversees the technological development at the Singapore office, which involves the technology and software required for autonomous vehicle driving and intelligent fleet management with the eventual goal of an autonomous mobility service. He was previously a Research Scientist at the Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology, where he led the Autonomous Vehicles Group under the Future Urban Mobility IRG. At SMART, he was involved and oversaw Singapore's first public trial of autonomous vehicles in Oct 2014, which involved two autonomous golf buggies at the Chinese and Japanese Gardens. He received his Ph.D and B.Eng degrees from the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the National University of Singapore in 2005 and 2013 respectively. His main research interests include multi-agent task allocation, fleet management, and swarm behaviour.

Mr James Fu
Director of Technology
nuTonomy

8 September
4:00pm - 4:45pm

Updated talk timing

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Mobility on Demand (MoD): The Next Chapter of Autonomous Travel?

Description:
Imagine a world with a fleet of public transport driven by no-one to your door step with the press of a button. As the number of people living in cities around the world continue to skyrocket, the transportation infrastructure of many cities is being pushed to the limit. A 21st century solution to this problem is Mobility on Demand (MoD) systems using autonomous vehicles (AV): Taxis, but controlled by computers. These vehicle fleets will blur the lines of private and public transportation and increase convenience. Mr James Fu discuss some of the challenges that remain in implementing such a system.

Mr James Fu

James Fu is the Director of Technology at nuTonomy. He currently oversees the technological development at the Singapore office, which involves the technology and software required for autonomous vehicle driving and intelligent fleet management with the eventual goal of an autonomous mobility service. He was previously a Research Scientist at the Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology, where he led the Autonomous Vehicles Group under the Future Urban Mobility IRG. At SMART, he was involved and oversaw Singapore's first public trial of autonomous vehicles in Oct 2014, which involved two autonomous golf buggies at the Chinese and Japanese Gardens. He received his Ph.D and B.Eng degrees from the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the National University of Singapore in 2005 and 2013 respectively. His main research interests include multi-agent task allocation, fleet management, and swarm behaviour.

Ms Athena Lee
Chief Executive Officer
Doctor Anywhere

7 September
2:00pm - 2:45pm

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Pushing Boundaries in Healthtech and Entrepreneurship

Description:
As the convergence of technology in the healthcare realm rises, new innovations continue to push the boundaries of how we perceive accessible healthcare. Accessible healthcare includes making care services, delivery and products easily available to people, when they need it. Join Ms Athena Lee for an exciting talk about the latest trends surrounding the healthtech landscape, learn what this means for us and how entrepreneurship serves as a spark plug in solving the most challenging issues.  

Ms Athena Lee

Athena Lee is currently the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at Doctor Anywhere, bringing with her more than seven years of proven executive management experience across six countries.
Doctor Anywhere is a Singapore-based telehealth company that connects Singaporeans to healthcare providers through live video on the phone. Ms Lee is responsible for running all facets of the business’ operations, which includes business development, marketing, operations and technological development. Prior to joining Doctor Anywhere, Ms Lee served as the Head of Givergy Hong Kong in 2016. Under her leadership, she successfully established the company’s business operations in the Asian market, managing over HK$20 million in fundraising during its pilot year. Ms Lee has also held leadership roles in the finance industry, having worked at UBS as the Chief of Staff. Directly reporting to the CEO of Wealth Management, she spearheaded and launched multiple key initiatives in response to regulatory changes and market needs. Born and raised in New York and currently residing in Singapore, Athena Lee graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Policy and Management from Carnegie Mellon University.

Ms Athena Lee
Chief Executive Officer
Doctor Anywhere

7 September
2:00pm - 2:45pm

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Pushing Boundaries in Healthtech and Entrepreneurship

Description:
As the convergence of technology in the healthcare realm rises, new innovations continue to push the boundaries of how we perceive accessible healthcare. Accessible healthcare includes making care services, delivery and products easily available to people, when they need it. Join Ms Athena Lee for an exciting talk about the latest trends surrounding the healthtech landscape, learn what this means for us and how entrepreneurship serves as a spark plug in solving the most challenging issues.  

Ms Athena Lee

Athena Lee is currently the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at Doctor Anywhere, bringing with her more than seven years of proven executive management experience across six countries.
Doctor Anywhere is a Singapore-based telehealth company that connects Singaporeans to healthcare providers through live video on the phone. Ms Lee is responsible for running all facets of the business’ operations, which includes business development, marketing, operations and technological development. Prior to joining Doctor Anywhere, Ms Lee served as the Head of Givergy Hong Kong in 2016. Under her leadership, she successfully established the company’s business operations in the Asian market, managing over HK$20 million in fundraising during its pilot year. Ms Lee has also held leadership roles in the finance industry, having worked at UBS as the Chief of Staff. Directly reporting to the CEO of Wealth Management, she spearheaded and launched multiple key initiatives in response to regulatory changes and market needs. Born and raised in New York and currently residing in Singapore, Athena Lee graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Policy and Management from Carnegie Mellon University.

Ms Athena Lee
Chief Executive Officer
Doctor Anywhere

7 September
2:00pm - 2:45pm

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Pushing Boundaries in Healthtech and Entrepreneurship

Description:
As the convergence of technology in the healthcare realm rises, new innovations continue to push the boundaries of how we perceive accessible healthcare. Accessible healthcare includes making care services, delivery and products easily available to people, when they need it. Join Ms Athena Lee for an exciting talk about the latest trends surrounding the healthtech landscape, learn what this means for us and how entrepreneurship serves as a spark plug in solving the most challenging issues.  

Ms Athena Lee

Athena Lee is currently the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at Doctor Anywhere, bringing with her more than seven years of proven executive management experience across six countries.
Doctor Anywhere is a Singapore-based telehealth company that connects Singaporeans to healthcare providers through live video on the phone. Ms Lee is responsible for running all facets of the business’ operations, which includes business development, marketing, operations and technological development. Prior to joining Doctor Anywhere, Ms Lee served as the Head of Givergy Hong Kong in 2016. Under her leadership, she successfully established the company’s business operations in the Asian market, managing over HK$20 million in fundraising during its pilot year. Ms Lee has also held leadership roles in the finance industry, having worked at UBS as the Chief of Staff. Directly reporting to the CEO of Wealth Management, she spearheaded and launched multiple key initiatives in response to regulatory changes and market needs. Born and raised in New York and currently residing in Singapore, Athena Lee graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Policy and Management from Carnegie Mellon University.

Ms Athena Lee
Chief Executive Officer
Doctor Anywhere

7 September
2:00pm - 2:45pm

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Pushing Boundaries in Healthtech and Entrepreneurship

Description:
As the convergence of technology in the healthcare realm rises, new innovations continue to push the boundaries of how we perceive accessible healthcare. Accessible healthcare includes making care services, delivery and products easily available to people, when they need it. Join Ms Athena Lee for an exciting talk about the latest trends surrounding the healthtech landscape, learn what this means for us and how entrepreneurship serves as a spark plug in solving the most challenging issues.  

Ms Athena Lee

Athena Lee is currently the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at Doctor Anywhere, bringing with her more than seven years of proven executive management experience across six countries.
Doctor Anywhere is a Singapore-based telehealth company that connects Singaporeans to healthcare providers through live video on the phone. Ms Lee is responsible for running all facets of the business’ operations, which includes business development, marketing, operations and technological development. Prior to joining Doctor Anywhere, Ms Lee served as the Head of Givergy Hong Kong in 2016. Under her leadership, she successfully established the company’s business operations in the Asian market, managing over HK$20 million in fundraising during its pilot year. Ms Lee has also held leadership roles in the finance industry, having worked at UBS as the Chief of Staff. Directly reporting to the CEO of Wealth Management, she spearheaded and launched multiple key initiatives in response to regulatory changes and market needs. Born and raised in New York and currently residing in Singapore, Athena Lee graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Policy and Management from Carnegie Mellon University.

Mr Jonathan Chan
Chief Executive Officer
JULES Corporation

7 September
12:00pm - 12:45pm

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How Blockchain can Disrupt the Future of Education

Description:
Blockchain has proved itself to be a rising cornerstone in modern business but did you know it could revolutionise the education sector as well? From limited opportunities to life-altering circumstances, access to education is growing increasingly difficult around the world. With Blockchain technology learn more from Jonathan Chan on how education records can be stored permanently, securely and be verifiable; regardless of whether a user has access to an institution’s record-keeping system. The potential implications will change not only the way individuals and society today procure an education, as well as the role universities and institutions play!

Mr Jonathan Chan

Jonathan is the Founder & CEO of JULES Foundation, a Blockchain initiative in Education. Through the creation of a decentralized Digital Profile for Students & Millennials and an academic credentialing system, the Company aims to empower the entire Educational Ecosystem to be leading edge in enabling the blockchain technology to reach the mainstream and adopted by everyone. In September 2015, Jonathan founded JULES and created the World’s First Computational Thinking Curriculum for Preschoolers. As a Social Enterprise, he believes that all children should attain Digital Literacy in the transformative Algorithmic World ahead. Jonathan has been featured in e27 TOP100, CNBC, The Straits Times, Channel NewsAsia, TechinAsia and spoken at conferences around the world that including Red Herring Global, Edutech Asia, Wall St Digital Live, & Innovfest Unbound. With 30 years banking experience in the technology, media and telecoms industry, he has held senior positions at Cable & Wireless, British Telecom, Salomon Smith Barney, Citibank, and CLSA. He founded Vigilant Assets in 2007 and remains the company’s Managing Partner.

Mr Jonathan Chan
Chief Executive Officer
JULES Corporation

7 September
12:00pm - 12:45pm

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How Blockchain can Disrupt the Future of Education

Description:
Blockchain has proved itself to be a rising cornerstone in modern business but did you know it could revolutionise the education sector as well? From limited opportunities to life-altering circumstances, access to education is growing increasingly difficult around the world. With Blockchain technology learn more from Jonathan Chan on how education records can be stored permanently, securely and be verifiable; regardless of whether a user has access to an institution’s record-keeping system. The potential implications will change not only the way individuals and society today procure an education, as well as the role universities and institutions play!

Mr Jonathan Chan

Jonathan is the Founder & CEO of JULES Foundation, a Blockchain initiative in Education. Through the creation of a decentralized Digital Profile for Students & Millennials and an academic credentialing system, the Company aims to empower the entire Educational Ecosystem to be leading edge in enabling the blockchain technology to reach the mainstream and adopted by everyone. In September 2015, Jonathan founded JULES and created the World’s First Computational Thinking Curriculum for Preschoolers. As a Social Enterprise, he believes that all children should attain Digital Literacy in the transformative Algorithmic World ahead. Jonathan has been featured in e27 TOP100, CNBC, The Straits Times, Channel NewsAsia, TechinAsia and spoken at conferences around the world that including Red Herring Global, Edutech Asia, Wall St Digital Live, & Innovfest Unbound. With 30 years banking experience in the technology, media and telecoms industry, he has held senior positions at Cable & Wireless, British Telecom, Salomon Smith Barney, Citibank, and CLSA. He founded Vigilant Assets in 2007 and remains the company’s Managing Partner.

Mr Jonathan Chan
Chief Executive Officer
JULES Corporation

7 September
12:00pm - 12:45pm

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How Blockchain can Disrupt the Future of Education

Description:
Blockchain has proved itself to be a rising cornerstone in modern business but did you know it could revolutionise the education sector as well? From limited opportunities to life-altering circumstances, access to education is growing increasingly difficult around the world. With Blockchain technology learn more from Jonathan Chan on how education records can be stored permanently, securely and be verifiable; regardless of whether a user has access to an institution’s record-keeping system. The potential implications will change not only the way individuals and society today procure an education, as well as the role universities and institutions play!

Mr Jonathan Chan

Jonathan is the Founder & CEO of JULES Foundation, a Blockchain initiative in Education. Through the creation of a decentralized Digital Profile for Students & Millennials and an academic credentialing system, the Company aims to empower the entire Educational Ecosystem to be leading edge in enabling the blockchain technology to reach the mainstream and adopted by everyone. In September 2015, Jonathan founded JULES and created the World’s First Computational Thinking Curriculum for Preschoolers. As a Social Enterprise, he believes that all children should attain Digital Literacy in the transformative Algorithmic World ahead. Jonathan has been featured in e27 TOP100, CNBC, The Straits Times, Channel NewsAsia, TechinAsia and spoken at conferences around the world that including Red Herring Global, Edutech Asia, Wall St Digital Live, & Innovfest Unbound. With 30 years banking experience in the technology, media and telecoms industry, he has held senior positions at Cable & Wireless, British Telecom, Salomon Smith Barney, Citibank, and CLSA. He founded Vigilant Assets in 2007 and remains the company’s Managing Partner.

Mr Jonathan Chan
Chief Executive Officer
JULES Corporation

7 September
12:00pm - 12:45pm

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How Blockchain can Disrupt the Future of Education

Description:
Blockchain has proved itself to be a rising cornerstone in modern business but did you know it could revolutionise the education sector as well? From limited opportunities to life-altering circumstances, access to education is growing increasingly difficult around the world. With Blockchain technology learn more from Jonathan Chan on how education records can be stored permanently, securely and be verifiable; regardless of whether a user has access to an institution’s record-keeping system. The potential implications will change not only the way individuals and society today procure an education, as well as the role universities and institutions play!

Mr Jonathan Chan

Jonathan is the Founder & CEO of JULES Foundation, a Blockchain initiative in Education. Through the creation of a decentralized Digital Profile for Students & Millennials and an academic credentialing system, the Company aims to empower the entire Educational Ecosystem to be leading edge in enabling the blockchain technology to reach the mainstream and adopted by everyone. In September 2015, Jonathan founded JULES and created the World’s First Computational Thinking Curriculum for Preschoolers. As a Social Enterprise, he believes that all children should attain Digital Literacy in the transformative Algorithmic World ahead. Jonathan has been featured in e27 TOP100, CNBC, The Straits Times, Channel NewsAsia, TechinAsia and spoken at conferences around the world that including Red Herring Global, Edutech Asia, Wall St Digital Live, & Innovfest Unbound. With 30 years banking experience in the technology, media and telecoms industry, he has held senior positions at Cable & Wireless, British Telecom, Salomon Smith Barney, Citibank, and CLSA. He founded Vigilant Assets in 2007 and remains the company’s Managing Partner.

Dr Wilfried Moreira
Principal Research Scientist
Antimicrobial Resistance Inter-Disciplinary Research Group (AMR IRG)
Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART)

7 September
3:00pm - 3:45pm

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The Good, Bad and Ugly - Antibiotics, Super-bugs and Antimicrobial Resistance

Description:
The discovery of antibiotics in the 20th century revolutionised modern medicine and increased life expectancy dramatically. Antibiotics save lives. A lot of them! But today, these miracle drugs are failing! Bacteria causing life-threatening infections are no longer treatable with available antibiotics. The bacteria have become resistant. Today these superbugs kill 1 million people every year. If unchecked, this number could reach 10 million by 2050, exceeding deaths caused by cancer. In Singapore, as high as 50% of infections contracted in hospitals are antibiotic-resistant. How did this happen? What can we do about it? Join us to find out how the research community is fighting this growing threat.

Dr Wilfried Moreira

Dr Wilfried Moreira has been fighting the resistance for over 10 years. Phage hunter, genome architect, drug discoverer and rock climber in his spare time, he holds a PhD in Microbiology & Immunology from Laval university, Canada. He has over 10 years of experience working with microbial pathogens including Tuberculosis causing bacteria. Today, as part of the Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART), Antimicrobial Resistance Interdisciplinary Research group (AMR-IRG), his group focuses on discovering novel antibiotic resistance mechanisms that can be targeted to combat resistant bacteria. He has also established a bacteriophage screening platform against antibiotic-resistant bacteria, isolating and engineering these natural bacterial snipers.

Dr Wilfried Moreira
Principal Research Scientist
Antimicrobial Resistance Inter-Disciplinary Research Group (AMR IRG)
Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART)

7 September
3:00pm - 3:45pm

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The Good, Bad and Ugly - Antibiotics, Super-bugs and Antimicrobial Resistance

Description:
The discovery of antibiotics in the 20th century revolutionised modern medicine and increased life expectancy dramatically. Antibiotics save lives. A lot of them! But today, these miracle drugs are failing! Bacteria causing life-threatening infections are no longer treatable with available antibiotics. The bacteria have become resistant. Today these superbugs kill 1 million people every year. If unchecked, this number could reach 10 million by 2050, exceeding deaths caused by cancer. In Singapore, as high as 50% of infections contracted in hospitals are antibiotic-resistant. How did this happen? What can we do about it? Join us to find out how the research community is fighting this growing threat.

Dr Wilfried Moreira

Dr Wilfried Moreira has been fighting the resistance for over 10 years. Phage hunter, genome architect, drug discoverer and rock climber in his spare time, he holds a PhD in Microbiology & Immunology from Laval university, Canada. He has over 10 years of experience working with microbial pathogens including Tuberculosis causing bacteria. Today, as part of the Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART), Antimicrobial Resistance Interdisciplinary Research group (AMR-IRG), his group focuses on discovering novel antibiotic resistance mechanisms that can be targeted to combat resistant bacteria. He has also established a bacteriophage screening platform against antibiotic-resistant bacteria, isolating and engineering these natural bacterial snipers.

Dr Wilfried Moreira
Principal Research Scientist
Antimicrobial Resistance Inter-Disciplinary Research Group (AMR IRG)
Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART)

7 September
3:00pm - 3:45pm

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The Good, Bad and Ugly - Antibiotics, Super-bugs and Antimicrobial Resistance

Description:
The discovery of antibiotics in the 20th century revolutionised modern medicine and increased life expectancy dramatically. Antibiotics save lives. A lot of them! But today, these miracle drugs are failing! Bacteria causing life-threatening infections are no longer treatable with available antibiotics. The bacteria have become resistant. Today these superbugs kill 1 million people every year. If unchecked, this number could reach 10 million by 2050, exceeding deaths caused by cancer. In Singapore, as high as 50% of infections contracted in hospitals are antibiotic-resistant. How did this happen? What can we do about it? Join us to find out how the research community is fighting this growing threat.

Dr Wilfried Moreira

Dr Wilfried Moreira has been fighting the resistance for over 10 years. Phage hunter, genome architect, drug discoverer and rock climber in his spare time, he holds a PhD in Microbiology & Immunology from Laval university, Canada. He has over 10 years of experience working with microbial pathogens including Tuberculosis causing bacteria. Today, as part of the Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART), Antimicrobial Resistance Interdisciplinary Research group (AMR-IRG), his group focuses on discovering novel antibiotic resistance mechanisms that can be targeted to combat resistant bacteria. He has also established a bacteriophage screening platform against antibiotic-resistant bacteria, isolating and engineering these natural bacterial snipers.

Dr Wilfried Moreira
Principal Research Scientist
Antimicrobial Resistance Inter-Disciplinary Research Group (AMR IRG)
Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART)

7 September
3:00pm - 3:45pm

Register

The Good, Bad and Ugly - Antibiotics, Super-bugs and Antimicrobial Resistance

Description:
The discovery of antibiotics in the 20th century revolutionised modern medicine and increased life expectancy dramatically. Antibiotics save lives. A lot of them! But today, these miracle drugs are failing! Bacteria causing life-threatening infections are no longer treatable with available antibiotics. The bacteria have become resistant. Today these superbugs kill 1 million people every year. If unchecked, this number could reach 10 million by 2050, exceeding deaths caused by cancer. In Singapore, as high as 50% of infections contracted in hospitals are antibiotic-resistant. How did this happen? What can we do about it? Join us to find out how the research community is fighting this growing threat.

Dr Wilfried Moreira

Dr Wilfried Moreira has been fighting the resistance for over 10 years. Phage hunter, genome architect, drug discoverer and rock climber in his spare time, he holds a PhD in Microbiology & Immunology from Laval university, Canada. He has over 10 years of experience working with microbial pathogens including Tuberculosis causing bacteria. Today, as part of the Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART), Antimicrobial Resistance Interdisciplinary Research group (AMR-IRG), his group focuses on discovering novel antibiotic resistance mechanisms that can be targeted to combat resistant bacteria. He has also established a bacteriophage screening platform against antibiotic-resistant bacteria, isolating and engineering these natural bacterial snipers.

Mr Derrick Yap
Chief Executive Officer
PBA Group

7 September
5:00pm - 5:45pm

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A New Era of Innovation: Robotics and Automation

Description:
Learn more about industry 4.0 and what it entails through the lenses of a home-grown company. PBA Group, founded in 1987, is a technology 4.0 partner specialising in robotics and automation (R&A). Evolving from its beginnings as a bearings and mechanical components trading company, PBA has become a regional leader and a one-stop solutions provider in R&A. Derrick Yap, Chief Executive of PBA Group, shares about the company’s journey and transformation. Discover core technologies such as collaborative robots and autonomous mobile robots and its applications. For PMETs, explore learning opportunities in robotics and automation in manufacturing, commercial and industrial sectors through courses at RACE Academy, an independent training academy run by PBA.

Mr Derrick Yap

Derrick headed the global trading arm, linear motor engineering, and pioneered PBA’s contract manufacturing capability to produce ultra-high precision machines for the Multinational Corporations. Through his leadership, PBA Group executed synergistic mergers and acquisitions. As the Chief Executive Officer, he is responsible for PBA’s strategic direction and decisions, transforming PBA to an Asian powerhouse in robotics and automation. Derrick was winner of the Promising SME 500, Enterprise 50 and EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2017 (Diversified Engineering). He graduated from the National University of Singapore with a Bachelor of Business Administration. He is both the council member of South West CDC and the member of the Council for Skills, Innovation and Productivity (CSIP) committee.

Mr Derrick Yap
Chief Executive Officer
PBA Group

7 September
5:00pm - 5:45pm

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A New Era of Innovation: Robotics and Automation

Description:
Learn more about industry 4.0 and what it entails through the lenses of a home-grown company. PBA Group, founded in 1987, is a technology 4.0 partner specialising in robotics and automation (R&A). Evolving from its beginnings as a bearings and mechanical components trading company, PBA has become a regional leader and a one-stop solutions provider in R&A. Derrick Yap, Chief Executive of PBA Group, shares about the company’s journey and transformation. Discover core technologies such as collaborative robots and autonomous mobile robots and its applications. For PMETs, explore learning opportunities in robotics and automation in manufacturing, commercial and industrial sectors through courses at RACE Academy, an independent training academy run by PBA.

Mr Derrick Yap

Derrick headed the global trading arm, linear motor engineering, and pioneered PBA’s contract manufacturing capability to produce ultra-high precision machines for the Multinational Corporations. Through his leadership, PBA Group executed synergistic mergers and acquisitions. As the Chief Executive Officer, he is responsible for PBA’s strategic direction and decisions, transforming PBA to an Asian powerhouse in robotics and automation. Derrick was winner of the Promising SME 500, Enterprise 50 and EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2017 (Diversified Engineering). He graduated from the National University of Singapore with a Bachelor of Business Administration. He is both the council member of South West CDC and the member of the Council for Skills, Innovation and Productivity (CSIP) committee.

Mr Derrick Yap
Chief Executive Officer
PBA Group

7 September
5:00pm - 5:45pm

Register

A New Era of Innovation: Robotics and Automation

Description:
Learn more about industry 4.0 and what it entails through the lenses of a home-grown company. PBA Group, founded in 1987, is a technology 4.0 partner specialising in robotics and automation (R&A). Evolving from its beginnings as a bearings and mechanical components trading company, PBA has become a regional leader and a one-stop solutions provider in R&A. Derrick Yap, Chief Executive of PBA Group, shares about the company’s journey and transformation. Discover core technologies such as collaborative robots and autonomous mobile robots and its applications. For PMETs, explore learning opportunities in robotics and automation in manufacturing, commercial and industrial sectors through courses at RACE Academy, an independent training academy run by PBA.

Mr Derrick Yap

Derrick headed the global trading arm, linear motor engineering, and pioneered PBA’s contract manufacturing capability to produce ultra-high precision machines for the Multinational Corporations. Through his leadership, PBA Group executed synergistic mergers and acquisitions. As the Chief Executive Officer, he is responsible for PBA’s strategic direction and decisions, transforming PBA to an Asian powerhouse in robotics and automation. Derrick was winner of the Promising SME 500, Enterprise 50 and EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2017 (Diversified Engineering). He graduated from the National University of Singapore with a Bachelor of Business Administration. He is both the council member of South West CDC and the member of the Council for Skills, Innovation and Productivity (CSIP) committee.

Mr Derrick Yap
Chief Executive Officer
PBA Group

7 September
5:00pm - 5:45pm

Register

A New Era of Innovation: Robotics and Automation

Description:
Learn more about industry 4.0 and what it entails through the lenses of a home-grown company. PBA Group, founded in 1987, is a technology 4.0 partner specialising in robotics and automation (R&A). Evolving from its beginnings as a bearings and mechanical components trading company, PBA has become a regional leader and a one-stop solutions provider in R&A. Derrick Yap, Chief Executive of PBA Group, shares about the company’s journey and transformation. Discover core technologies such as collaborative robots and autonomous mobile robots and its applications. For PMETs, explore learning opportunities in robotics and automation in manufacturing, commercial and industrial sectors through courses at RACE Academy, an independent training academy run by PBA.

Mr Derrick Yap

Derrick headed the global trading arm, linear motor engineering, and pioneered PBA’s contract manufacturing capability to produce ultra-high precision machines for the Multinational Corporations. Through his leadership, PBA Group executed synergistic mergers and acquisitions. As the Chief Executive Officer, he is responsible for PBA’s strategic direction and decisions, transforming PBA to an Asian powerhouse in robotics and automation. Derrick was winner of the Promising SME 500, Enterprise 50 and EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2017 (Diversified Engineering). He graduated from the National University of Singapore with a Bachelor of Business Administration. He is both the council member of South West CDC and the member of the Council for Skills, Innovation and Productivity (CSIP) committee.

Professor Li Haizhou
Area Director, Signal Analysis and Machine Intelligence
National University of Singapore (NUS)

8 September
5:00pm - 5:45pm

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Singing Synthesis: Science Meets Art

Description:
Love to sing but find it tough to hold a tune? You’re not alone. A singer needs to overcome two challenges - to sing at the right pitch and in the correct rhythm. Even professional singers need intensive practice to perfect their vocal skills and master singing styles, such as vibrato and resonance tuning. In this talk, we will discuss the basics of Singing Synthesis and describe the latest Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology that converts reading speech into perfect singing for a flawless performance.

Professor Li Haizhou

Professor Li Haizhou is a Professor at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, National University of Singapore (NUS). Prior to joining NUS, he was a Principal Scientist in the Institute for Infocomm Research, A*STAR. Dr Li is currently the Editor-in-Chief of IEEE/ACM Transactions on Audio, Speech and Language Processing.  He was the President of the International Speech Communication Association, the President of Asia Pacific Signal and Information Processing Association, and the President of Asian Federation of Natural Language Processing.  Dr Li is a Fellow of the IEEE. He was a recipient of the National Infocomm Award 2002 and the President’s Technology Award 2013 in Singapore. Dr Li received a Ph.D degree in Communications and Electronic Systems from South China University of Technology, Guangzhou, in 1990.

Professor Li Haizhou
Area Director, Signal Analysis and Machine Intelligence
National University of Singapore (NUS)

8 September
5:00pm - 5:45pm

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Singing Synthesis: Science Meets Art

Description:
Love to sing but find it tough to hold a tune? You’re not alone. A singer needs to overcome two challenges - to sing at the right pitch and in the correct rhythm. Even professional singers need intensive practice to perfect their vocal skills and master singing styles, such as vibrato and resonance tuning. In this talk, we will discuss the basics of Singing Synthesis and describe the latest Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology that converts reading speech into perfect singing for a flawless performance.

Professor Li Haizhou

Professor Li Haizhou is a Professor at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, National University of Singapore (NUS). Prior to joining NUS, he was a Principal Scientist in the Institute for Infocomm Research, A*STAR. Dr Li is currently the Editor-in-Chief of IEEE/ACM Transactions on Audio, Speech and Language Processing.  He was the President of the International Speech Communication Association, the President of Asia Pacific Signal and Information Processing Association, and the President of Asian Federation of Natural Language Processing.  Dr Li is a Fellow of the IEEE. He was a recipient of the National Infocomm Award 2002 and the President’s Technology Award 2013 in Singapore. Dr Li received a Ph.D degree in Communications and Electronic Systems from South China University of Technology, Guangzhou, in 1990.

Professor Li Haizhou
Area Director, Signal Analysis and Machine Intelligence
National University of Singapore (NUS)

8 September
5:00pm - 5:45pm

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Singing Synthesis: Science Meets Art

Description:
Love to sing but find it tough to hold a tune? You’re not alone. A singer needs to overcome two challenges - to sing at the right pitch and in the correct rhythm. Even professional singers need intensive practice to perfect their vocal skills and master singing styles, such as vibrato and resonance tuning. In this talk, we will discuss the basics of Singing Synthesis and describe the latest Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology that converts reading speech into perfect singing for a flawless performance.

Professor Li Haizhou

Professor Li Haizhou is a Professor at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, National University of Singapore (NUS). Prior to joining NUS, he was a Principal Scientist in the Institute for Infocomm Research, A*STAR. Dr Li is currently the Editor-in-Chief of IEEE/ACM Transactions on Audio, Speech and Language Processing.  He was the President of the International Speech Communication Association, the President of Asia Pacific Signal and Information Processing Association, and the President of Asian Federation of Natural Language Processing.  Dr Li is a Fellow of the IEEE. He was a recipient of the National Infocomm Award 2002 and the President’s Technology Award 2013 in Singapore. Dr Li received a Ph.D degree in Communications and Electronic Systems from South China University of Technology, Guangzhou, in 1990.

Professor Li Haizhou
Area Director, Signal Analysis and Machine Intelligence
National University of Singapore (NUS)

8 September
5:00pm - 5:45pm

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Singing Synthesis: Science Meets Art

Description:
Love to sing but find it tough to hold a tune? You’re not alone. A singer needs to overcome two challenges - to sing at the right pitch and in the correct rhythm. Even professional singers need intensive practice to perfect their vocal skills and master singing styles, such as vibrato and resonance tuning. In this talk, we will discuss the basics of Singing Synthesis and describe the latest Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology that converts reading speech into perfect singing for a flawless performance.

Professor Li Haizhou

Professor Li Haizhou is a Professor at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, National University of Singapore (NUS). Prior to joining NUS, he was a Principal Scientist in the Institute for Infocomm Research, A*STAR. Dr Li is currently the Editor-in-Chief of IEEE/ACM Transactions on Audio, Speech and Language Processing.  He was the President of the International Speech Communication Association, the President of Asia Pacific Signal and Information Processing Association, and the President of Asian Federation of Natural Language Processing.  Dr Li is a Fellow of the IEEE. He was a recipient of the National Infocomm Award 2002 and the President’s Technology Award 2013 in Singapore. Dr Li received a Ph.D degree in Communications and Electronic Systems from South China University of Technology, Guangzhou, in 1990.

Dr Kenneth Kwok
Principal Scientist
Institute of High Performance Computing (IHPC), A*STAR

7 September
3:00pm - 3:45pm

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Understanding Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Description:
What is AI, really? It powers face recognition, voice command, driverless vehicles; and makes recommendations on what you should buy or who you should hire. Lately, it has bested humans in games like Jeopardy, Go and Poker, feats unimaginable just 10 years ago. Is it going to take over the world as some fear? This talk is meant to demystify; thus lifting the hood on AI sufficiently for people to recognise what it is. Join Dr Kenneth Kwok as he examines the world of AI.

Dr Kenneth Kwok

Kenneth is Principal Scientist at the Institute of High Performance Computing (IHPC) at the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) and Programme Manager of the A*STAR Artificial Intelligence Programme (A*AI). He heads the Cognitive Systems group within the Social and Cognitive Computing department in IHPC, and is the PI of the Human-Centric AI (CHEEM) Programme under A*AI. Kenneth’s research interests are in cognitive computing – drawing inspiration from the cognitive sciences to build intelligent machines. Kenneth obtained his PhD in Psychology from Carnegie Mellon University working with James L McClelland. He also holds an MSc in Computing from Imperial College, University of London and his first degree was in Mathematics and Physics from King’s College, University of London.

Dr Kenneth Kwok
Principal Scientist
Institute of High Performance Computing (IHPC), A*STAR

7 September
3:00pm - 3:45pm

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Understanding Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Description:
What is AI, really? It powers face recognition, voice command, driverless vehicles; and makes recommendations on what you should buy or who you should hire. Lately, it has bested humans in games like Jeopardy, Go and Poker, feats unimaginable just 10 years ago. Is it going to take over the world as some fear? This talk is meant to demystify; thus lifting the hood on AI sufficiently for people to recognise what it is. Join Dr Kenneth Kwok as he examines the world of AI.

Dr Kenneth Kwok

Kenneth is Principal Scientist at the Institute of High Performance Computing (IHPC) at the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) and Programme Manager of the A*STAR Artificial Intelligence Programme (A*AI). He heads the Cognitive Systems group within the Social and Cognitive Computing department in IHPC, and is the PI of the Human-Centric AI (CHEEM) Programme under A*AI. Kenneth’s research interests are in cognitive computing – drawing inspiration from the cognitive sciences to build intelligent machines. Kenneth obtained his PhD in Psychology from Carnegie Mellon University working with James L McClelland. He also holds an MSc in Computing from Imperial College, University of London and his first degree was in Mathematics and Physics from King’s College, University of London.

Dr Kenneth Kwok
Principal Scientist
Institute of High Performance Computing (IHPC), A*STAR

7 September
3:00pm - 3:45pm

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Understanding Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Description:
What is AI, really? It powers face recognition, voice command, driverless vehicles; and makes recommendations on what you should buy or who you should hire. Lately, it has bested humans in games like Jeopardy, Go and Poker, feats unimaginable just 10 years ago. Is it going to take over the world as some fear? This talk is meant to demystify; thus lifting the hood on AI sufficiently for people to recognise what it is. Join Dr Kenneth Kwok as he examines the world of AI.

Dr Kenneth Kwok

Kenneth is Principal Scientist at the Institute of High Performance Computing (IHPC) at the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) and Programme Manager of the A*STAR Artificial Intelligence Programme (A*AI). He heads the Cognitive Systems group within the Social and Cognitive Computing department in IHPC, and is the PI of the Human-Centric AI (CHEEM) Programme under A*AI. Kenneth’s research interests are in cognitive computing – drawing inspiration from the cognitive sciences to build intelligent machines. Kenneth obtained his PhD in Psychology from Carnegie Mellon University working with James L McClelland. He also holds an MSc in Computing from Imperial College, University of London and his first degree was in Mathematics and Physics from King’s College, University of London.

Dr Kenneth Kwok
Principal Scientist
Institute of High Performance Computing (IHPC), A*STAR

7 September
3:00pm - 3:45pm

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Understanding Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Description:
What is AI, really? It powers face recognition, voice command, driverless vehicles; and makes recommendations on what you should buy or who you should hire. Lately, it has bested humans in games like Jeopardy, Go and Poker, feats unimaginable just 10 years ago. Is it going to take over the world as some fear? This talk is meant to demystify; thus lifting the hood on AI sufficiently for people to recognise what it is. Join Dr Kenneth Kwok as he examines the world of AI.

Dr Kenneth Kwok

Kenneth is Principal Scientist at the Institute of High Performance Computing (IHPC) at the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) and Programme Manager of the A*STAR Artificial Intelligence Programme (A*AI). He heads the Cognitive Systems group within the Social and Cognitive Computing department in IHPC, and is the PI of the Human-Centric AI (CHEEM) Programme under A*AI. Kenneth’s research interests are in cognitive computing – drawing inspiration from the cognitive sciences to build intelligent machines. Kenneth obtained his PhD in Psychology from Carnegie Mellon University working with James L McClelland. He also holds an MSc in Computing from Imperial College, University of London and his first degree was in Mathematics and Physics from King’s College, University of London.

Dr Foo Chuan Sheng
Research scientist
Deep Learning and Healthcare Department
Institute for Infocomm Research (I2R), A*STAR

7 September
11:00am - 11:45am

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AI: Progress and Pitfalls

Description:
Are you worried AI will replace humans and jobs? While advances in AI (specifically deep learning) have enabled (super) human-level performance on some tasks (in playing Weiqi/Go), these methods are not without their limitations. In reality, AI is here to augment not displace humans. Come and learn more about these impressive advances as well as their limitations to gain a better understanding of what AI can and cannot do today.

Dr Foo Chuan Sheng

Dr. Foo Chuan Sheng is a research scientist in the Deep Learning and Healthcare Departments at the Institute for Infocomm Research (I2R) at A*STAR, where he leads the development of novel deep learning algorithms and projects in precision medicine. He completed his BS, MS and PhD in Computer Science at Stanford University, where he worked on machine learning and deep learning for biology.

Dr Foo Chuan Sheng
Research scientist
Deep Learning and Healthcare Department
Institute for Infocomm Research (I2R), A*STAR

7 September
11:00am - 11:45am

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AI: Progress and Pitfalls

Description:
Are you worried AI will replace humans and jobs? While advances in AI (specifically deep learning) have enabled (super) human-level performance on some tasks (in playing Weiqi/Go), these methods are not without their limitations. In reality, AI is here to augment not displace humans. Come and learn more about these impressive advances as well as their limitations to gain a better understanding of what AI can and cannot do today.

Dr Foo Chuan Sheng

Dr. Foo Chuan Sheng is a research scientist in the Deep Learning and Healthcare Departments at the Institute for Infocomm Research (I2R) at A*STAR, where he leads the development of novel deep learning algorithms and projects in precision medicine. He completed his BS, MS and PhD in Computer Science at Stanford University, where he worked on machine learning and deep learning for biology.

Dr Foo Chuan Sheng
Research scientist
Deep Learning and Healthcare Department
Institute for Infocomm Research (I2R), A*STAR

7 September
11:00am - 11:45am

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AI: Progress and Pitfalls

Description:
Are you worried AI will replace humans and jobs? While advances in AI (specifically deep learning) have enabled (super) human-level performance on some tasks (in playing Weiqi/Go), these methods are not without their limitations. In reality, AI is here to augment not displace humans. Come and learn more about these impressive advances as well as their limitations to gain a better understanding of what AI can and cannot do today.

Dr Foo Chuan Sheng

Dr. Foo Chuan Sheng is a research scientist in the Deep Learning and Healthcare Departments at the Institute for Infocomm Research (I2R) at A*STAR, where he leads the development of novel deep learning algorithms and projects in precision medicine. He completed his BS, MS and PhD in Computer Science at Stanford University, where he worked on machine learning and deep learning for biology.

Dr Foo Chuan Sheng
Research scientist
Deep Learning and Healthcare Department
Institute for Infocomm Research (I2R), A*STAR

7 September
11:00am - 11:45am

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AI: Progress and Pitfalls

Description:
Are you worried AI will replace humans and jobs? While advances in AI (specifically deep learning) have enabled (super) human-level performance on some tasks (in playing Weiqi/Go), these methods are not without their limitations. In reality, AI is here to augment not displace humans. Come and learn more about these impressive advances as well as their limitations to gain a better understanding of what AI can and cannot do today.

Dr Foo Chuan Sheng

Dr. Foo Chuan Sheng is a research scientist in the Deep Learning and Healthcare Departments at the Institute for Infocomm Research (I2R) at A*STAR, where he leads the development of novel deep learning algorithms and projects in precision medicine. He completed his BS, MS and PhD in Computer Science at Stanford University, where he worked on machine learning and deep learning for biology.

Dr Pavitra Krishnaswamy
Scientist, Deep Learning and Healthcare Departments, Institute for Infocomm Research (I2R), A*STAR

7 September
10:00am - 10:45am

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AI for Healthcare

Description:
Artificial Intelligence (AI) promises to catalyse significant value in the healthcare ecosystem by improving efficiency, affordability and clinical outcomes. However, several key pain points and challenges need to be overcome to truly realise this value. Join Dr Pavitra as she highlights ongoing technology research to translate the promise of AI towards meaningful impact on the healthcare industry.

Dr Pavitra Krishnaswamy

Pavitra Krishnaswamy is a Scientist at the Institute for Infocomm Research (I2R) at A*STAR, where she leads R&D efforts in Artificial Intelligence for Healthcare applications. Her research focuses on statistical machine learning and inference, and multimodal clinical data analytics, towards applications in clinical diagnostics and digital health. Pavitra earned a PhD in Electrical and Medical Engineering from the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology. She has been recognized with the Dupont MIT Alliance Presidential Fellowship, the MIT Shilman Fellowship, and as a Future Leader of the Science and Technology in Society (STS) Forum.

Dr Pavitra Krishnaswamy
Scientist, Deep Learning and Healthcare Departments, Institute for Infocomm Research (I2R), A*STAR

7 September
10:00am - 10:45am

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AI for Healthcare

Description:
Artificial Intelligence (AI) promises to catalyse significant value in the healthcare ecosystem by improving efficiency, affordability and clinical outcomes. However, several key pain points and challenges need to be overcome to truly realise this value. Join Dr Pavitra as she highlights ongoing technology research to translate the promise of AI towards meaningful impact on the healthcare industry.

Dr Pavitra Krishnaswamy

Pavitra Krishnaswamy is a Scientist at the Institute for Infocomm Research (I2R) at A*STAR, where she leads R&D efforts in Artificial Intelligence for Healthcare applications. Her research focuses on statistical machine learning and inference, and multimodal clinical data analytics, towards applications in clinical diagnostics and digital health. Pavitra earned a PhD in Electrical and Medical Engineering from the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology. She has been recognized with the Dupont MIT Alliance Presidential Fellowship, the MIT Shilman Fellowship, and as a Future Leader of the Science and Technology in Society (STS) Forum.

Dr Pavitra Krishnaswamy
Scientist, Deep Learning and Healthcare Departments, Institute for Infocomm Research (I2R), A*STAR

7 September
10:00am - 10:45am

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AI for Healthcare

Description:
Artificial Intelligence (AI) promises to catalyse significant value in the healthcare ecosystem by improving efficiency, affordability and clinical outcomes. However, several key pain points and challenges need to be overcome to truly realise this value. Join Dr Pavitra as she highlights ongoing technology research to translate the promise of AI towards meaningful impact on the healthcare industry.

Dr Pavitra Krishnaswamy

Pavitra Krishnaswamy is a Scientist at the Institute for Infocomm Research (I2R) at A*STAR, where she leads R&D efforts in Artificial Intelligence for Healthcare applications. Her research focuses on statistical machine learning and inference, and multimodal clinical data analytics, towards applications in clinical diagnostics and digital health. Pavitra earned a PhD in Electrical and Medical Engineering from the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology. She has been recognized with the Dupont MIT Alliance Presidential Fellowship, the MIT Shilman Fellowship, and as a Future Leader of the Science and Technology in Society (STS) Forum.

Dr Pavitra Krishnaswamy
Scientist, Deep Learning and Healthcare Departments, Institute for Infocomm Research (I2R), A*STAR

7 September
10:00am - 10:45am

Register

AI for Healthcare

Description:
Artificial Intelligence (AI) promises to catalyse significant value in the healthcare ecosystem by improving efficiency, affordability and clinical outcomes. However, several key pain points and challenges need to be overcome to truly realise this value. Join Dr Pavitra as she highlights ongoing technology research to translate the promise of AI towards meaningful impact on the healthcare industry.

Dr Pavitra Krishnaswamy

Pavitra Krishnaswamy is a Scientist at the Institute for Infocomm Research (I2R) at A*STAR, where she leads R&D efforts in Artificial Intelligence for Healthcare applications. Her research focuses on statistical machine learning and inference, and multimodal clinical data analytics, towards applications in clinical diagnostics and digital health. Pavitra earned a PhD in Electrical and Medical Engineering from the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology. She has been recognized with the Dupont MIT Alliance Presidential Fellowship, the MIT Shilman Fellowship, and as a Future Leader of the Science and Technology in Society (STS) Forum.

Dr Danny Soon
Senior Director, Biomedical Research Council (BMRC)
A*STAR

8 September
1:00pm - 1:45pm

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Moore’s Law: Can Medicine Keep Up?

Description:
Moore's law is the observation that the number of transistors in a dense integrated circuit doubles about every two years. In essence, technology advances at an exponential rate, and modern society is reaping rewards in increasingly diverse applications riding on the back of ever more powerful computing cores. The practice of medicine however, has remained essentially unchanged for the better part of a century, constrained by the one-to-one interaction between patient and healthcare professional. In this regard, what needs to happen so that Moore’s Law can begin to make in-roads into the venerable practice of medicine? There will be some easy wins, but there may also be potentially wrenching disruptions for both doctors and patients. Join Dr. Danny Soon as we look into some developments that may need to occur to underpin further advancements in the delivery of healthcare

Dr Danny Soon

Danny is currently the Senior Director at the Biomedical Research Council (BMRC). He previously worked at Eli Lilly and Company for 15 years in early phase clinical development, where he headed up the Lilly-NUS Centre for Clinical Pharmacology (LNUS). As the Managing Director and Principal Investigator, Danny had responsibility and oversight for all clinical Phase 1 studies conducted and operations in the unit. As an investigator, Danny was personally involved in over 90 clinical pharmacology studies, and oversaw over 130 studies at Lilly-NUS in various roles. This includes first-in-human studies, biomarker development work, human physiology investigations and pivotal registration PK studies, in neuroscience, diabetes, musculoskeletal and cardiovascular therapeutic areas.

Danny has deep experience in diabetes therapeutics development, including insulins. He established a high quality, high throughput clamp capability at LNUS, which has enabled LNUS to perform these niche studies in the support of Lilly portfolio, including several pivotal registration studies for the FDA.

Danny joined A*STAR in D3 in 2015. During his time in D3, Danny had responsibility for the early phase clinical programmes for novel therapeutics. Currently at BMRC, Danny leads his cluster in working with biomedical research institutes to initiate and manage research programmes, in drug development, precision medicine and biomanufacturing, to drive industry relevant research. He currently also holds the position of Acting CEO, Experimental Biotherapeutics Centre.

Dr Danny Soon
Senior Director, Biomedical Research Council (BMRC)
A*STAR

8 September
1:00pm - 1:45pm

Register

Moore’s Law: Can Medicine Keep Up?

Description:
Moore's law is the observation that the number of transistors in a dense integrated circuit doubles about every two years. In essence, technology advances at an exponential rate, and modern society is reaping rewards in increasingly diverse applications riding on the back of ever more powerful computing cores. The practice of medicine however, has remained essentially unchanged for the better part of a century, constrained by the one-to-one interaction between patient and healthcare professional. In this regard, what needs to happen so that Moore’s Law can begin to make in-roads into the venerable practice of medicine? There will be some easy wins, but there may also be potentially wrenching disruptions for both doctors and patients. Join Dr. Danny Soon as we look into some developments that may need to occur to underpin further advancements in the delivery of healthcare

Dr Danny Soon

Danny is currently the Senior Director at the Biomedical Research Council (BMRC). He previously worked at Eli Lilly and Company for 15 years in early phase clinical development, where he headed up the Lilly-NUS Centre for Clinical Pharmacology (LNUS). As the Managing Director and Principal Investigator, Danny had responsibility and oversight for all clinical Phase 1 studies conducted and operations in the unit. As an investigator, Danny was personally involved in over 90 clinical pharmacology studies, and oversaw over 130 studies at Lilly-NUS in various roles. This includes first-in-human studies, biomarker development work, human physiology investigations and pivotal registration PK studies, in neuroscience, diabetes, musculoskeletal and cardiovascular therapeutic areas.

Danny has deep experience in diabetes therapeutics development, including insulins. He established a high quality, high throughput clamp capability at LNUS, which has enabled LNUS to perform these niche studies in the support of Lilly portfolio, including several pivotal registration studies for the FDA.

Danny joined A*STAR in D3 in 2015. During his time in D3, Danny had responsibility for the early phase clinical programmes for novel therapeutics. Currently at BMRC, Danny leads his cluster in working with biomedical research institutes to initiate and manage research programmes, in drug development, precision medicine and biomanufacturing, to drive industry relevant research. He currently also holds the position of Acting CEO, Experimental Biotherapeutics Centre.

Dr Danny Soon
Senior Director, Biomedical Research Council (BMRC)
A*STAR

8 September
1:00pm - 1:45pm

Register

Moore’s Law: Can Medicine Keep Up?

Description:
Moore's law is the observation that the number of transistors in a dense integrated circuit doubles about every two years. In essence, technology advances at an exponential rate, and modern society is reaping rewards in increasingly diverse applications riding on the back of ever more powerful computing cores. The practice of medicine however, has remained essentially unchanged for the better part of a century, constrained by the one-to-one interaction between patient and healthcare professional. In this regard, what needs to happen so that Moore’s Law can begin to make in-roads into the venerable practice of medicine? There will be some easy wins, but there may also be potentially wrenching disruptions for both doctors and patients. Join Dr. Danny Soon as we look into some developments that may need to occur to underpin further advancements in the delivery of healthcare

Dr Danny Soon

Danny is currently the Senior Director at the Biomedical Research Council (BMRC). He previously worked at Eli Lilly and Company for 15 years in early phase clinical development, where he headed up the Lilly-NUS Centre for Clinical Pharmacology (LNUS). As the Managing Director and Principal Investigator, Danny had responsibility and oversight for all clinical Phase 1 studies conducted and operations in the unit. As an investigator, Danny was personally involved in over 90 clinical pharmacology studies, and oversaw over 130 studies at Lilly-NUS in various roles. This includes first-in-human studies, biomarker development work, human physiology investigations and pivotal registration PK studies, in neuroscience, diabetes, musculoskeletal and cardiovascular therapeutic areas.

Danny has deep experience in diabetes therapeutics development, including insulins. He established a high quality, high throughput clamp capability at LNUS, which has enabled LNUS to perform these niche studies in the support of Lilly portfolio, including several pivotal registration studies for the FDA.

Danny joined A*STAR in D3 in 2015. During his time in D3, Danny had responsibility for the early phase clinical programmes for novel therapeutics. Currently at BMRC, Danny leads his cluster in working with biomedical research institutes to initiate and manage research programmes, in drug development, precision medicine and biomanufacturing, to drive industry relevant research. He currently also holds the position of Acting CEO, Experimental Biotherapeutics Centre.

Dr Danny Soon
Senior Director, Biomedical Research Council (BMRC)
A*STAR

8 September
1:00pm - 1:45pm

Register

Moore’s Law: Can Medicine Keep Up?

Description:
Moore's law is the observation that the number of transistors in a dense integrated circuit doubles about every two years. In essence, technology advances at an exponential rate, and modern society is reaping rewards in increasingly diverse applications riding on the back of ever more powerful computing cores. The practice of medicine however, has remained essentially unchanged for the better part of a century, constrained by the one-to-one interaction between patient and healthcare professional. In this regard, what needs to happen so that Moore’s Law can begin to make in-roads into the venerable practice of medicine? There will be some easy wins, but there may also be potentially wrenching disruptions for both doctors and patients. Join Dr. Danny Soon as we look into some developments that may need to occur to underpin further advancements in the delivery of healthcare

Dr Danny Soon

Danny is currently the Senior Director at the Biomedical Research Council (BMRC). He previously worked at Eli Lilly and Company for 15 years in early phase clinical development, where he headed up the Lilly-NUS Centre for Clinical Pharmacology (LNUS). As the Managing Director and Principal Investigator, Danny had responsibility and oversight for all clinical Phase 1 studies conducted and operations in the unit. As an investigator, Danny was personally involved in over 90 clinical pharmacology studies, and oversaw over 130 studies at Lilly-NUS in various roles. This includes first-in-human studies, biomarker development work, human physiology investigations and pivotal registration PK studies, in neuroscience, diabetes, musculoskeletal and cardiovascular therapeutic areas.

Danny has deep experience in diabetes therapeutics development, including insulins. He established a high quality, high throughput clamp capability at LNUS, which has enabled LNUS to perform these niche studies in the support of Lilly portfolio, including several pivotal registration studies for the FDA.

Danny joined A*STAR in D3 in 2015. During his time in D3, Danny had responsibility for the early phase clinical programmes for novel therapeutics. Currently at BMRC, Danny leads his cluster in working with biomedical research institutes to initiate and manage research programmes, in drug development, precision medicine and biomanufacturing, to drive industry relevant research. He currently also holds the position of Acting CEO, Experimental Biotherapeutics Centre.

Ms Valerie Wee
Regulatory Consultant, Vigilance and Compliance Branch (VCB)
Health Sciences Authority

8 September
12:00pm - 12:45pm

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Will this Pill Heal or Harm You?

Description:
Do you know if the health product that you bought by word-of-mouth, overseas or through online shopping is safe? Will it heal or harm you? Before a medicine is marketed in Singapore, the safety, quality and efficacy of the medicine will need to be evaluated before it is registered. This comes with its limitations. Come and get some insights on the national safety monitoring of health products in Singapore which is administered by the Health Sciences Authority of Singapore (HSA) and learn how you can protect yourself and your loved ones from the dangers of illegal health products.

Ms Valerie Wee

Ms Valerie Wee is currently working as a Regulatory Consultant with the Vigilance and Compliance Branch (VCB) of the Health Sciences Authority (HSA). She is responsible for the continuous monitoring of the safety profile and the communication of significant safety issues of marketed health products to stakeholders, including the public. Prior to joining VCB, Valerie was the Deputy Director in the Group Director’s Office and was responsible in facilitating a service culture, stakeholder engagements, communication and industry training within the Health Products Regulation Group of HSA. Prior to that, she was with the Clinical Trials Branch and was responsible for conducting pre-market safety assessments of clinical trials and conducting Good Clinical Practice (GCP) inspections. She has been working in HSA for the last 10 years.

Valerie had developed her experience in clinical trial research in a pharmaceutical company as a Regulatory Associate. Prior to that, she was a Pharmacy Manager in a private retail pharmacy chain and in the public primary healthcare institution.

Ms Valerie Wee
Regulatory Consultant, Vigilance and Compliance Branch (VCB)
Health Sciences Authority

8 September
12:00pm - 12:45pm

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Will this Pill Heal or Harm You?

Description:
Do you know if the health product that you bought by word-of-mouth, overseas or through online shopping is safe? Will it heal or harm you? Before a medicine is marketed in Singapore, the safety, quality and efficacy of the medicine will need to be evaluated before it is registered. This comes with its limitations. Come and get some insights on the national safety monitoring of health products in Singapore which is administered by the Health Sciences Authority of Singapore (HSA) and learn how you can protect yourself and your loved ones from the dangers of illegal health products.

Ms Valerie Wee

Ms Valerie Wee is currently working as a Regulatory Consultant with the Vigilance and Compliance Branch (VCB) of the Health Sciences Authority (HSA). She is responsible for the continuous monitoring of the safety profile and the communication of significant safety issues of marketed health products to stakeholders, including the public. Prior to joining VCB, Valerie was the Deputy Director in the Group Director’s Office and was responsible in facilitating a service culture, stakeholder engagements, communication and industry training within the Health Products Regulation Group of HSA. Prior to that, she was with the Clinical Trials Branch and was responsible for conducting pre-market safety assessments of clinical trials and conducting Good Clinical Practice (GCP) inspections. She has been working in HSA for the last 10 years.

Valerie had developed her experience in clinical trial research in a pharmaceutical company as a Regulatory Associate. Prior to that, she was a Pharmacy Manager in a private retail pharmacy chain and in the public primary healthcare institution.

Ms Valerie Wee
Regulatory Consultant, Vigilance and Compliance Branch (VCB)
Health Sciences Authority

8 September
12:00pm - 12:45pm

Register

Will this Pill Heal or Harm You?

Description:
Do you know if the health product that you bought by word-of-mouth, overseas or through online shopping is safe? Will it heal or harm you? Before a medicine is marketed in Singapore, the safety, quality and efficacy of the medicine will need to be evaluated before it is registered. This comes with its limitations. Come and get some insights on the national safety monitoring of health products in Singapore which is administered by the Health Sciences Authority of Singapore (HSA) and learn how you can protect yourself and your loved ones from the dangers of illegal health products.

Ms Valerie Wee

Ms Valerie Wee is currently working as a Regulatory Consultant with the Vigilance and Compliance Branch (VCB) of the Health Sciences Authority (HSA). She is responsible for the continuous monitoring of the safety profile and the communication of significant safety issues of marketed health products to stakeholders, including the public. Prior to joining VCB, Valerie was the Deputy Director in the Group Director’s Office and was responsible in facilitating a service culture, stakeholder engagements, communication and industry training within the Health Products Regulation Group of HSA. Prior to that, she was with the Clinical Trials Branch and was responsible for conducting pre-market safety assessments of clinical trials and conducting Good Clinical Practice (GCP) inspections. She has been working in HSA for the last 10 years.

Valerie had developed her experience in clinical trial research in a pharmaceutical company as a Regulatory Associate. Prior to that, she was a Pharmacy Manager in a private retail pharmacy chain and in the public primary healthcare institution.

Ms Valerie Wee
Regulatory Consultant, Vigilance and Compliance Branch (VCB)
Health Sciences Authority

8 September
12:00pm - 12:45pm

Register

Will this Pill Heal or Harm You?

Description:
Do you know if the health product that you bought by word-of-mouth, overseas or through online shopping is safe? Will it heal or harm you? Before a medicine is marketed in Singapore, the safety, quality and efficacy of the medicine will need to be evaluated before it is registered. This comes with its limitations. Come and get some insights on the national safety monitoring of health products in Singapore which is administered by the Health Sciences Authority of Singapore (HSA) and learn how you can protect yourself and your loved ones from the dangers of illegal health products.

Ms Valerie Wee

Ms Valerie Wee is currently working as a Regulatory Consultant with the Vigilance and Compliance Branch (VCB) of the Health Sciences Authority (HSA). She is responsible for the continuous monitoring of the safety profile and the communication of significant safety issues of marketed health products to stakeholders, including the public. Prior to joining VCB, Valerie was the Deputy Director in the Group Director’s Office and was responsible in facilitating a service culture, stakeholder engagements, communication and industry training within the Health Products Regulation Group of HSA. Prior to that, she was with the Clinical Trials Branch and was responsible for conducting pre-market safety assessments of clinical trials and conducting Good Clinical Practice (GCP) inspections. She has been working in HSA for the last 10 years.

Valerie had developed her experience in clinical trial research in a pharmaceutical company as a Regulatory Associate. Prior to that, she was a Pharmacy Manager in a private retail pharmacy chain and in the public primary healthcare institution.

Dr Ankur Purwar
Principal Scientist of Beauty Technology Division
Procter & Gamble (P&G)

7 September
2:00pm - 2:45pm

Register

Beauty Care gets Personalised with AI

Description:
Do you find shopping for skin care overwhelming? The overcrowded beauty aisles in stores can feel cold and impersonal, and even beauty counselors may not help you get what you want. These days, the expectation of what “personalised" attention and recommendation means has changed. Dr Purwar will discuss the newly developed Olay Skin Advisor, a web-based skin analyst and advisor tool that uses AI to help consumers choose the right skin care for their skin type and their needs. Discover more by joining us!

Dr Ankur Purwar

Dr Ankur Purwar is a Principal Scientist in the Procter & Gamble Beauty Technology organization based in Singapore. A serial innovator with passion for transforming and designing experiences on how consumers interact with our products. His research is currently focused on linking perception and noticeability for appearance understanding leveraging computer vision, and machine learning techniques to measure skin and hair attributes. Ankur holds a PhD in Applied Mathematics with focus on Medical Imaging Analysis from IIT Kanpur, India

Dr Ankur Purwar
Principal Scientist of Beauty Technology Division
Procter & Gamble (P&G)

7 September
2:00pm - 2:45pm

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Beauty Care gets Personalised with AI

Description:
Do you find shopping for skin care overwhelming? The overcrowded beauty aisles in stores can feel cold and impersonal, and even beauty counselors may not help you get what you want. These days, the expectation of what “personalised" attention and recommendation means has changed. Dr Purwar will discuss the newly developed Olay Skin Advisor, a web-based skin analyst and advisor tool that uses AI to help consumers choose the right skin care for their skin type and their needs. Discover more by joining us!

Dr Ankur Purwar

Dr Ankur Purwar is a Principal Scientist in the Procter & Gamble Beauty Technology organization based in Singapore. A serial innovator with passion for transforming and designing experiences on how consumers interact with our products. His research is currently focused on linking perception and noticeability for appearance understanding leveraging computer vision, and machine learning techniques to measure skin and hair attributes. Ankur holds a PhD in Applied Mathematics with focus on Medical Imaging Analysis from IIT Kanpur, India

Dr Ankur Purwar
Principal Scientist of Beauty Technology Division
Procter & Gamble (P&G)

7 September
2:00pm - 2:45pm

Register

Beauty Care gets Personalised with AI

Description:
Do you find shopping for skin care overwhelming? The overcrowded beauty aisles in stores can feel cold and impersonal, and even beauty counselors may not help you get what you want. These days, the expectation of what “personalised" attention and recommendation means has changed. Dr Purwar will discuss the newly developed Olay Skin Advisor, a web-based skin analyst and advisor tool that uses AI to help consumers choose the right skin care for their skin type and their needs. Discover more by joining us!

Dr Ankur Purwar

Dr Ankur Purwar is a Principal Scientist in the Procter & Gamble Beauty Technology organization based in Singapore. A serial innovator with passion for transforming and designing experiences on how consumers interact with our products. His research is currently focused on linking perception and noticeability for appearance understanding leveraging computer vision, and machine learning techniques to measure skin and hair attributes. Ankur holds a PhD in Applied Mathematics with focus on Medical Imaging Analysis from IIT Kanpur, India

Dr Ankur Purwar
Principal Scientist of Beauty Technology Division
Procter & Gamble (P&G)

7 September
2:00pm - 2:45pm

Register

Beauty Care gets Personalised with AI

Description:
Do you find shopping for skin care overwhelming? The overcrowded beauty aisles in stores can feel cold and impersonal, and even beauty counselors may not help you get what you want. These days, the expectation of what “personalised" attention and recommendation means has changed. Dr Purwar will discuss the newly developed Olay Skin Advisor, a web-based skin analyst and advisor tool that uses AI to help consumers choose the right skin care for their skin type and their needs. Discover more by joining us!

Dr Ankur Purwar

Dr Ankur Purwar is a Principal Scientist in the Procter & Gamble Beauty Technology organization based in Singapore. A serial innovator with passion for transforming and designing experiences on how consumers interact with our products. His research is currently focused on linking perception and noticeability for appearance understanding leveraging computer vision, and machine learning techniques to measure skin and hair attributes. Ankur holds a PhD in Applied Mathematics with focus on Medical Imaging Analysis from IIT Kanpur, India

Asst Prof Lum Guo Zhan
School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
Nanyang Technological University (NTU)

8 September
3:00pm - 3:45pm

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Miniature Soft Robots: Road to Minimally-invasive Surgeries

Description:
Miniature robots, which are in the milli/micrometer length-scales, have the potential to revolutionise minimally-invasive surgeries. Magnetic soft miniature robots are especially promising as they can be designed to perform very advanced functions, but unfortunately their design process is highly non-intuitive. Discover more with Prof Lum on the development of a universal programming methodology, which allows computers to automatically generate the designs for magnetic miniature robots. The presented methodology demonstrates a significant advancement towards making miniature robots practical for futuristic minimally-invasive surgeries.

Asst Prof Lum Guo Zhan

Lum Guo Zhan received his B.Eng. with first class honors in mechanical engineering from Nanyang Technological University in 2010. He went on to pursue his postgraduate studies in mechanical engineering under the dual Ph.D. program of Nanyang Technological University and Carnegie Mellon University. He received his M.Sc. degree from Carnegie Mellon University in 2015, and dual Ph.D. degrees in 2016. From 2016 to 2017, he was a post-doctoral researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems. To date, he has published nine journal papers, including multi-disciplinary journals such as Nature, PNAS and Advanced Materials. One of his works was nominated for the best paper award at the 2014 Robotics: Science and Systems conference. His works on miniature robots, and highly reversible and switchable adhesives have attracted substantial attention from the international media.

Asst Prof Lum Guo Zhan
School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
Nanyang Technological University (NTU)

8 September
3:00pm - 3:45pm

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Miniature Soft Robots: Road to Minimally-invasive Surgeries

Description:
Miniature robots, which are in the milli/micrometer length-scales, have the potential to revolutionise minimally-invasive surgeries. Magnetic soft miniature robots are especially promising as they can be designed to perform very advanced functions, but unfortunately their design process is highly non-intuitive. Discover more with Prof Lum on the development of a universal programming methodology, which allows computers to automatically generate the designs for magnetic miniature robots. The presented methodology demonstrates a significant advancement towards making miniature robots practical for futuristic minimally-invasive surgeries.

Asst Prof Lum Guo Zhan

Lum Guo Zhan received his B.Eng. with first class honors in mechanical engineering from Nanyang Technological University in 2010. He went on to pursue his postgraduate studies in mechanical engineering under the dual Ph.D. program of Nanyang Technological University and Carnegie Mellon University. He received his M.Sc. degree from Carnegie Mellon University in 2015, and dual Ph.D. degrees in 2016. From 2016 to 2017, he was a post-doctoral researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems. To date, he has published nine journal papers, including multi-disciplinary journals such as Nature, PNAS and Advanced Materials. One of his works was nominated for the best paper award at the 2014 Robotics: Science and Systems conference. His works on miniature robots, and highly reversible and switchable adhesives have attracted substantial attention from the international media.

Asst Prof Lum Guo Zhan
School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
Nanyang Technological University (NTU)

8 September
3:00pm - 3:45pm

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Miniature Soft Robots: Road to Minimally-invasive Surgeries

Description:
Miniature robots, which are in the milli/micrometer length-scales, have the potential to revolutionise minimally-invasive surgeries. Magnetic soft miniature robots are especially promising as they can be designed to perform very advanced functions, but unfortunately their design process is highly non-intuitive. Discover more with Prof Lum on the development of a universal programming methodology, which allows computers to automatically generate the designs for magnetic miniature robots. The presented methodology demonstrates a significant advancement towards making miniature robots practical for futuristic minimally-invasive surgeries.

Asst Prof Lum Guo Zhan

Lum Guo Zhan received his B.Eng. with first class honors in mechanical engineering from Nanyang Technological University in 2010. He went on to pursue his postgraduate studies in mechanical engineering under the dual Ph.D. program of Nanyang Technological University and Carnegie Mellon University. He received his M.Sc. degree from Carnegie Mellon University in 2015, and dual Ph.D. degrees in 2016. From 2016 to 2017, he was a post-doctoral researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems. To date, he has published nine journal papers, including multi-disciplinary journals such as Nature, PNAS and Advanced Materials. One of his works was nominated for the best paper award at the 2014 Robotics: Science and Systems conference. His works on miniature robots, and highly reversible and switchable adhesives have attracted substantial attention from the international media.

Asst Prof Lum Guo Zhan
School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
Nanyang Technological University (NTU)

8 September
3:00pm - 3:45pm

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Miniature Soft Robots: Road to Minimally-invasive Surgeries

Description:
Miniature robots, which are in the milli/micrometer length-scales, have the potential to revolutionise minimally-invasive surgeries. Magnetic soft miniature robots are especially promising as they can be designed to perform very advanced functions, but unfortunately their design process is highly non-intuitive. Discover more with Prof Lum on the development of a universal programming methodology, which allows computers to automatically generate the designs for magnetic miniature robots. The presented methodology demonstrates a significant advancement towards making miniature robots practical for futuristic minimally-invasive surgeries.

Asst Prof Lum Guo Zhan

Lum Guo Zhan received his B.Eng. with first class honors in mechanical engineering from Nanyang Technological University in 2010. He went on to pursue his postgraduate studies in mechanical engineering under the dual Ph.D. program of Nanyang Technological University and Carnegie Mellon University. He received his M.Sc. degree from Carnegie Mellon University in 2015, and dual Ph.D. degrees in 2016. From 2016 to 2017, he was a post-doctoral researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems. To date, he has published nine journal papers, including multi-disciplinary journals such as Nature, PNAS and Advanced Materials. One of his works was nominated for the best paper award at the 2014 Robotics: Science and Systems conference. His works on miniature robots, and highly reversible and switchable adhesives have attracted substantial attention from the international media.

Asst Prof Foong Shaohui
Assistant Professor, Engineering Product Development (EPD)
Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD)

8 September
2:00pm - 2:45pm

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The Next Generation of Aerial Robots

Description:
Unmanned aerial crafts have traditionally sought the inspiration of birds and insects to achieve flight, but nature has another source of achieving flight: Trees! Drawing inspiration from the seeds of the maple tree, the Transformable Hovering Rotorcraft (THOR) uses a rotor wing that allows it to both hover and fly horizontally with great precision making it structurally efficient. Join Dr Foong Shaohui as he explains the maple-seed inspired drones which incorporates elements from conventional drones to create a ‘hybrid’ design making it structurally superior.

Asst Prof Foong Shaohui

Asst Prof Foong Shaohui is an Assistant Professor in the Engineering Product Development (EPD) pillar at the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) and Visiting Academician at the Changi General Hospital. He is currently the principal investigator for the Aerial Innovation Research (AIR) Laboratory @ SUTD and has significant expertise in unmanned systems and robotics. One of his ongoing projects is centred on developing nature inspired aerial crafts which adapts the dispersal mechanism of maple seeds to achieve efficient flight. This under-actuated configuration is a true hybrid between fixed-wing aerial crafts and multi-rotors: It is able to perform vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) as well as possess flight endurance similar to that of fixed-wing crafts. Dr Foong also leads an NRF/PUB funded research project to design and develop a novel UAV to perform autonomous inspection tunnels and shafts. This bespoke aerial platform is designed around a novel 360 degree revolving camera which allows high-fidelity images to be captured with minimal optical distortion and an energy efficient autonomous sensing strategy to minimise weight and enhance flight endurance.

Asst Prof Foong Shaohui
Assistant Professor, Engineering Product Development (EPD)
Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD)

8 September
2:00pm - 2:45pm

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The Next Generation of Aerial Robots

Description:
Unmanned aerial crafts have traditionally sought the inspiration of birds and insects to achieve flight, but nature has another source of achieving flight: Trees! Drawing inspiration from the seeds of the maple tree, the Transformable Hovering Rotorcraft (THOR) uses a rotor wing that allows it to both hover and fly horizontally with great precision making it structurally efficient. Join Dr Foong Shaohui as he explains the maple-seed inspired drones which incorporates elements from conventional drones to create a ‘hybrid’ design making it structurally superior.

Asst Prof Foong Shaohui

Asst Prof Foong Shaohui is an Assistant Professor in the Engineering Product Development (EPD) pillar at the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) and Visiting Academician at the Changi General Hospital. He is currently the principal investigator for the Aerial Innovation Research (AIR) Laboratory @ SUTD and has significant expertise in unmanned systems and robotics. One of his ongoing projects is centred on developing nature inspired aerial crafts which adapts the dispersal mechanism of maple seeds to achieve efficient flight. This under-actuated configuration is a true hybrid between fixed-wing aerial crafts and multi-rotors: It is able to perform vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) as well as possess flight endurance similar to that of fixed-wing crafts. Dr Foong also leads an NRF/PUB funded research project to design and develop a novel UAV to perform autonomous inspection tunnels and shafts. This bespoke aerial platform is designed around a novel 360 degree revolving camera which allows high-fidelity images to be captured with minimal optical distortion and an energy efficient autonomous sensing strategy to minimise weight and enhance flight endurance.

Asst Prof Foong Shaohui
Assistant Professor, Engineering Product Development (EPD)
Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD)

8 September
2:00pm - 2:45pm

Register

The Next Generation of Aerial Robots

Description:
Unmanned aerial crafts have traditionally sought the inspiration of birds and insects to achieve flight, but nature has another source of achieving flight: Trees! Drawing inspiration from the seeds of the maple tree, the Transformable Hovering Rotorcraft (THOR) uses a rotor wing that allows it to both hover and fly horizontally with great precision making it structurally efficient. Join Dr Foong Shaohui as he explains the maple-seed inspired drones which incorporates elements from conventional drones to create a ‘hybrid’ design making it structurally superior.

Asst Prof Foong Shaohui

Asst Prof Foong Shaohui is an Assistant Professor in the Engineering Product Development (EPD) pillar at the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) and Visiting Academician at the Changi General Hospital. He is currently the principal investigator for the Aerial Innovation Research (AIR) Laboratory @ SUTD and has significant expertise in unmanned systems and robotics. One of his ongoing projects is centred on developing nature inspired aerial crafts which adapts the dispersal mechanism of maple seeds to achieve efficient flight. This under-actuated configuration is a true hybrid between fixed-wing aerial crafts and multi-rotors: It is able to perform vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) as well as possess flight endurance similar to that of fixed-wing crafts. Dr Foong also leads an NRF/PUB funded research project to design and develop a novel UAV to perform autonomous inspection tunnels and shafts. This bespoke aerial platform is designed around a novel 360 degree revolving camera which allows high-fidelity images to be captured with minimal optical distortion and an energy efficient autonomous sensing strategy to minimise weight and enhance flight endurance.

Asst Prof Foong Shaohui
Assistant Professor, Engineering Product Development (EPD)
Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD)

8 September
2:00pm - 2:45pm

Register

The Next Generation of Aerial Robots

Description:
Unmanned aerial crafts have traditionally sought the inspiration of birds and insects to achieve flight, but nature has another source of achieving flight: Trees! Drawing inspiration from the seeds of the maple tree, the Transformable Hovering Rotorcraft (THOR) uses a rotor wing that allows it to both hover and fly horizontally with great precision making it structurally efficient. Join Dr Foong Shaohui as he explains the maple-seed inspired drones which incorporates elements from conventional drones to create a ‘hybrid’ design making it structurally superior.

Asst Prof Foong Shaohui

Asst Prof Foong Shaohui is an Assistant Professor in the Engineering Product Development (EPD) pillar at the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) and Visiting Academician at the Changi General Hospital. He is currently the principal investigator for the Aerial Innovation Research (AIR) Laboratory @ SUTD and has significant expertise in unmanned systems and robotics. One of his ongoing projects is centred on developing nature inspired aerial crafts which adapts the dispersal mechanism of maple seeds to achieve efficient flight. This under-actuated configuration is a true hybrid between fixed-wing aerial crafts and multi-rotors: It is able to perform vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) as well as possess flight endurance similar to that of fixed-wing crafts. Dr Foong also leads an NRF/PUB funded research project to design and develop a novel UAV to perform autonomous inspection tunnels and shafts. This bespoke aerial platform is designed around a novel 360 degree revolving camera which allows high-fidelity images to be captured with minimal optical distortion and an energy efficient autonomous sensing strategy to minimise weight and enhance flight endurance.

>Dr Johnathan Ng
Scientific Project Manager
Experimental Biotherapeutics Centre (EBC)
A*STAR

8 September
4:00pm - 4:45pm

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A Tale of Magic Bullets and Super Soldiers: How Antibodies and T-cells Wage War against Diseases

Description:
Get ill, take a pill—that’s what people are used to. Scientists, however, are trying to change that. Modern medicine is moving beyond administering drugs, and towards training our immune systems to fight diseases for us. EBC is developing antibodies that target, neutralise and destroy disease-causing cells or pathogens. Now, together with clinicians, hear more from Dr Johnathan Ng on how it is even possible to teach and programme T-cells, the “soldiers” of our immune system, to become cancer-killing “commandos”.

Dr Johnathan Ng

Johnathan is a Scientific Project Manager at the Experimental Biotherapeutics Centre (EBC). EBC is a national platform established in March 2017 under the administration of A*STAR, that aims to develop a pipeline of biologics drug candidates originating from Singapore’s public sector research. Prior to joining EBC, Johnathan completed his Ph.D in Biomedical Engineering at Columbia University under the A*STAR National Science Scholarship. Following his Ph.D, Johnathan worked for a year at EpiBone, a biotech startup in New York, developing strategy and helping the company with fundraising, partnerships and IND preparation. He is also a Consulting Lead with Biotech Connection Singapore and is keen to support entrepreneurs in the growth of Singapore’s biotech ecosystem.

>Dr Johnathan Ng
Scientific Project Manager
Experimental Biotherapeutics Centre (EBC)
A*STAR

8 September
4:00pm - 4:45pm

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A Tale of Magic Bullets and Super Soldiers: How Antibodies and T-cells Wage War against Diseases

Description:
Get ill, take a pill—that’s what people are used to. Scientists, however, are trying to change that. Modern medicine is moving beyond administering drugs, and towards training our immune systems to fight diseases for us. EBC is developing antibodies that target, neutralise and destroy disease-causing cells or pathogens. Now, together with clinicians, hear more from Dr Johnathan Ng on how it is even possible to teach and programme T-cells, the “soldiers” of our immune system, to become cancer-killing “commandos”.

Dr Johnathan Ng

Johnathan is a Scientific Project Manager at the Experimental Biotherapeutics Centre (EBC). EBC is a national platform established in March 2017 under the administration of A*STAR, that aims to develop a pipeline of biologics drug candidates originating from Singapore’s public sector research. Prior to joining EBC, Johnathan completed his Ph.D in Biomedical Engineering at Columbia University under the A*STAR National Science Scholarship. Following his Ph.D, Johnathan worked for a year at EpiBone, a biotech startup in New York, developing strategy and helping the company with fundraising, partnerships and IND preparation. He is also a Consulting Lead with Biotech Connection Singapore and is keen to support entrepreneurs in the growth of Singapore’s biotech ecosystem.

>Dr Johnathan Ng
Scientific Project Manager
Experimental Biotherapeutics Centre (EBC)
A*STAR

8 September
4:00pm - 4:45pm

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A Tale of Magic Bullets and Super Soldiers: How Antibodies and T-cells Wage War against Diseases

Description:
Get ill, take a pill—that’s what people are used to. Scientists, however, are trying to change that. Modern medicine is moving beyond administering drugs, and towards training our immune systems to fight diseases for us. EBC is developing antibodies that target, neutralise and destroy disease-causing cells or pathogens. Now, together with clinicians, hear more from Dr Johnathan Ng on how it is even possible to teach and programme T-cells, the “soldiers” of our immune system, to become cancer-killing “commandos”.

Dr Johnathan Ng

Johnathan is a Scientific Project Manager at the Experimental Biotherapeutics Centre (EBC). EBC is a national platform established in March 2017 under the administration of A*STAR, that aims to develop a pipeline of biologics drug candidates originating from Singapore’s public sector research. Prior to joining EBC, Johnathan completed his Ph.D in Biomedical Engineering at Columbia University under the A*STAR National Science Scholarship. Following his Ph.D, Johnathan worked for a year at EpiBone, a biotech startup in New York, developing strategy and helping the company with fundraising, partnerships and IND preparation. He is also a Consulting Lead with Biotech Connection Singapore and is keen to support entrepreneurs in the growth of Singapore’s biotech ecosystem.

>Dr Johnathan Ng
Scientific Project Manager
Experimental Biotherapeutics Centre (EBC)
A*STAR

8 September
4:00pm - 4:45pm

Register

A Tale of Magic Bullets and Super Soldiers: How Antibodies and T-cells Wage War against Diseases

Description:
Get ill, take a pill—that’s what people are used to. Scientists, however, are trying to change that. Modern medicine is moving beyond administering drugs, and towards training our immune systems to fight diseases for us. EBC is developing antibodies that target, neutralise and destroy disease-causing cells or pathogens. Now, together with clinicians, hear more from Dr Johnathan Ng on how it is even possible to teach and programme T-cells, the “soldiers” of our immune system, to become cancer-killing “commandos”.

Dr Johnathan Ng

Johnathan is a Scientific Project Manager at the Experimental Biotherapeutics Centre (EBC). EBC is a national platform established in March 2017 under the administration of A*STAR, that aims to develop a pipeline of biologics drug candidates originating from Singapore’s public sector research. Prior to joining EBC, Johnathan completed his Ph.D in Biomedical Engineering at Columbia University under the A*STAR National Science Scholarship. Following his Ph.D, Johnathan worked for a year at EpiBone, a biotech startup in New York, developing strategy and helping the company with fundraising, partnerships and IND preparation. He is also a Consulting Lead with Biotech Connection Singapore and is keen to support entrepreneurs in the growth of Singapore’s biotech ecosystem.

Asst Prof Hiroshi Makino
Nanyang Assistant Professor
Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, Nanyang Technological University

7 September
1:00pm - 1:45pm

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Cognitive Flexibility: AI-inspired Neuroscience

Description:
Recent progress in AI has enabled artificial systems to achieve supra-human performance in some domains. However, biological intelligence is different from these systems in crucial ways. As such, scientists aim to understand how the brain rapidly and efficiently learns new tasks or concepts by simultaneously recording the activity of more than 10,000 neurons from the mouse cortex during behavioural tasks. Uncover the advances in neuroscience with A/Prof Hiroshi Makino and discover the new solutions to current challenges in contemporary AI.

Asst Prof Hiroshi Makino

Hiroshi Makino PhD is a Nanyang Assistant Professor at the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, Nanyang Technological University. He has been trained as a neuroscientist in world-renowned institutes, including the Salk Institute of Biological Studies, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory and University of California, San Diego. His laboratory is interested in understanding neural computations involved in cognitive functions of the mouse brain by developing state-of-the-art technologies, and aims to reveal unique features of the brain in relation to the contemporary AI architecture. He is a recipient of the NARSAD Young Investigator Award from the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation in US, Nanyang Assistant Professorship from Nanyang Technological University in Singapore and Young Investigator Award from the Japan Neuroscience Society in Japan.

Asst Prof Hiroshi Makino
Nanyang Assistant Professor
Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, Nanyang Technological University

7 September
1:00pm - 1:45pm

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Cognitive Flexibility: AI-inspired Neuroscience

Description:
Recent progress in AI has enabled artificial systems to achieve supra-human performance in some domains. However, biological intelligence is different from these systems in crucial ways. As such, scientists aim to understand how the brain rapidly and efficiently learns new tasks or concepts by simultaneously recording the activity of more than 10,000 neurons from the mouse cortex during behavioural tasks. Uncover the advances in neuroscience with A/Prof Hiroshi Makino and discover the new solutions to current challenges in contemporary AI.

Asst Prof Hiroshi Makino

Hiroshi Makino PhD is a Nanyang Assistant Professor at the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, Nanyang Technological University. He has been trained as a neuroscientist in world-renowned institutes, including the Salk Institute of Biological Studies, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory and University of California, San Diego. His laboratory is interested in understanding neural computations involved in cognitive functions of the mouse brain by developing state-of-the-art technologies, and aims to reveal unique features of the brain in relation to the contemporary AI architecture. He is a recipient of the NARSAD Young Investigator Award from the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation in US, Nanyang Assistant Professorship from Nanyang Technological University in Singapore and Young Investigator Award from the Japan Neuroscience Society in Japan.

Asst Prof Hiroshi Makino
Nanyang Assistant Professor
Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, Nanyang Technological University

7 September
1:00pm - 1:45pm

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Cognitive Flexibility: AI-inspired Neuroscience

Description:
Recent progress in AI has enabled artificial systems to achieve supra-human performance in some domains. However, biological intelligence is different from these systems in crucial ways. As such, scientists aim to understand how the brain rapidly and efficiently learns new tasks or concepts by simultaneously recording the activity of more than 10,000 neurons from the mouse cortex during behavioural tasks. Uncover the advances in neuroscience with A/Prof Hiroshi Makino and discover the new solutions to current challenges in contemporary AI.

Asst Prof Hiroshi Makino

Hiroshi Makino PhD is a Nanyang Assistant Professor at the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, Nanyang Technological University. He has been trained as a neuroscientist in world-renowned institutes, including the Salk Institute of Biological Studies, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory and University of California, San Diego. His laboratory is interested in understanding neural computations involved in cognitive functions of the mouse brain by developing state-of-the-art technologies, and aims to reveal unique features of the brain in relation to the contemporary AI architecture. He is a recipient of the NARSAD Young Investigator Award from the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation in US, Nanyang Assistant Professorship from Nanyang Technological University in Singapore and Young Investigator Award from the Japan Neuroscience Society in Japan.

Asst Prof Hiroshi Makino
Nanyang Assistant Professor
Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, Nanyang Technological University

7 September
1:00pm - 1:45pm

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Cognitive Flexibility: AI-inspired Neuroscience

Description:
Recent progress in AI has enabled artificial systems to achieve supra-human performance in some domains. However, biological intelligence is different from these systems in crucial ways. As such, scientists aim to understand how the brain rapidly and efficiently learns new tasks or concepts by simultaneously recording the activity of more than 10,000 neurons from the mouse cortex during behavioural tasks. Uncover the advances in neuroscience with A/Prof Hiroshi Makino and discover the new solutions to current challenges in contemporary AI.

Asst Prof Hiroshi Makino

Hiroshi Makino PhD is a Nanyang Assistant Professor at the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, Nanyang Technological University. He has been trained as a neuroscientist in world-renowned institutes, including the Salk Institute of Biological Studies, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory and University of California, San Diego. His laboratory is interested in understanding neural computations involved in cognitive functions of the mouse brain by developing state-of-the-art technologies, and aims to reveal unique features of the brain in relation to the contemporary AI architecture. He is a recipient of the NARSAD Young Investigator Award from the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation in US, Nanyang Assistant Professorship from Nanyang Technological University in Singapore and Young Investigator Award from the Japan Neuroscience Society in Japan.

Dr Lai Shupeng
Research Fellow
National University of Singapore (NUS)

7 September
4:00pm - 4:45pm

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Flying Robots for Inspection

Description:
Inspection works can be time-consuming, dangerous and repetitive, such as power transmission line inspection, warehouse patrol, and pipe surveillance, especially over an expansive area or the places are difficult to reach for human beings. These tasks are complex yet the execution needs to be accurate and decisive. Unmanned aerial vehicles with onboard intelligence can be used to fill this gap. In this talk, we show some interesting ideas on UAV related topics for inspection and surveillance tasks.

Dr Lai Shupeng

Lai Shupeng got his undergrad degree from the Nanyang Technological University in 2012.
He then studied as a PhD student for rotorcraft guidance and trajectory generation at the National University of Singapore.

His interests are in programming and robotics and is currently working as a research fellow.

Dr Lai Shupeng
Research Fellow
National University of Singapore (NUS)

7 September
4:00pm - 4:45pm

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Flying Robots for Inspection

Description:
Inspection works can be time-consuming, dangerous and repetitive, such as power transmission line inspection, warehouse patrol, and pipe surveillance, especially over an expansive area or the places are difficult to reach for human beings. These tasks are complex yet the execution needs to be accurate and decisive. Unmanned aerial vehicles with onboard intelligence can be used to fill this gap. In this talk, we show some interesting ideas on UAV related topics for inspection and surveillance tasks.

Dr Lai Shupeng

Lai Shupeng got his undergrad degree from the Nanyang Technological University in 2012.
He then studied as a PhD student for rotorcraft guidance and trajectory generation at the National University of Singapore.

His interests are in programming and robotics and is currently working as a research fellow.

Dr Lai Shupeng
Research Fellow
National University of Singapore (NUS)

7 September
4:00pm - 4:45pm

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Flying Robots for Inspection

Description:
Inspection works can be time-consuming, dangerous and repetitive, such as power transmission line inspection, warehouse patrol, and pipe surveillance, especially over an expansive area or the places are difficult to reach for human beings. These tasks are complex yet the execution needs to be accurate and decisive. Unmanned aerial vehicles with onboard intelligence can be used to fill this gap. In this talk, we show some interesting ideas on UAV related topics for inspection and surveillance tasks.

Dr Lai Shupeng

Lai Shupeng got his undergrad degree from the Nanyang Technological University in 2012.
He then studied as a PhD student for rotorcraft guidance and trajectory generation at the National University of Singapore.

His interests are in programming and robotics and is currently working as a research fellow.

Dr Lai Shupeng
Research Fellow
National University of Singapore (NUS)

7 September
4:00pm - 4:45pm

Register

Flying Robots for Inspection

Description:
Inspection works can be time-consuming, dangerous and repetitive, such as power transmission line inspection, warehouse patrol, and pipe surveillance, especially over an expansive area or the places are difficult to reach for human beings. These tasks are complex yet the execution needs to be accurate and decisive. Unmanned aerial vehicles with onboard intelligence can be used to fill this gap. In this talk, we show some interesting ideas on UAV related topics for inspection and surveillance tasks.

Dr Lai Shupeng

Lai Shupeng got his undergrad degree from the Nanyang Technological University in 2012.
He then studied as a PhD student for rotorcraft guidance and trajectory generation at the National University of Singapore.

His interests are in programming and robotics and is currently working as a research fellow.

Asst Prof Marie Loh
Principal Investigator
Translational Laboratory in Genetic Medicine (TLGM), A*STAR

7 September
11:00am - 11:45am

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Genomics and Epigenomics: Gearing Up for the War on Diabetes

Description:
Diabetes, the “silent killer”, is a major public health problem especially in Asian populations. Currently, 60% of the world’s diabetic population are Asian. There is a need for new approaches to prediction and prevention of diabetes. Recent studies has uncovered the difference in gene sequence and regulation could affect the risk of getting Type-2 diabetes in Asian populations. By studying these variations, scientists are hoping they can identify high risk patients and develop better early treatments for the disease. Explore more with Asst Prof Marie Loh as we dabble further with different measures of prevention.

Asst Prof Marie Loh

Asst Prof Marie Loh is a Principal Investigator at the Translational Laboratory in Genetic Medicine (TLGM, A*STAR), Research Assistant Professor at YLLSoM (NUS), and Adjunct Assistant Professor at LKCMedicine (NTU). She holds a basic degree in Statistics, and went on to complete her Masters in Bioinformatics and Masters in Statistics. Upon completion of her PhD in Pharmacogenetics, she embarked on her postdoctoral career at University of Oulu and Imperial College London. Dr Loh has also received several awards including the ASHG/Charles J. Epstein Trainee Award for Excellence in Human Genetics Research and the Young Investigator Award by the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer. Her current research focuses on diseases and phenotypes exhibiting ethnic differences in risk and outcome such as cardiometabolic diseases, and the role of DNA methylation in accounting for these differences.

Asst Prof Marie Loh
Principal Investigator
Translational Laboratory in Genetic Medicine (TLGM), A*STAR

7 September
11:00am - 11:45am

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Genomics and Epigenomics: Gearing Up for the War on Diabetes

Description:
Diabetes, the “silent killer”, is a major public health problem especially in Asian populations. Currently, 60% of the world’s diabetic population are Asian. There is a need for new approaches to prediction and prevention of diabetes. Recent studies has uncovered the difference in gene sequence and regulation could affect the risk of getting Type-2 diabetes in Asian populations. By studying these variations, scientists are hoping they can identify high risk patients and develop better early treatments for the disease. Explore more with Asst Prof Marie Loh as we dabble further with different measures of prevention.

Asst Prof Marie Loh

Asst Prof Marie Loh is a Principal Investigator at the Translational Laboratory in Genetic Medicine (TLGM, A*STAR), Research Assistant Professor at YLLSoM (NUS), and Adjunct Assistant Professor at LKCMedicine (NTU). She holds a basic degree in Statistics, and went on to complete her Masters in Bioinformatics and Masters in Statistics. Upon completion of her PhD in Pharmacogenetics, she embarked on her postdoctoral career at University of Oulu and Imperial College London. Dr Loh has also received several awards including the ASHG/Charles J. Epstein Trainee Award for Excellence in Human Genetics Research and the Young Investigator Award by the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer. Her current research focuses on diseases and phenotypes exhibiting ethnic differences in risk and outcome such as cardiometabolic diseases, and the role of DNA methylation in accounting for these differences.

Asst Prof Marie Loh
Principal Investigator
Translational Laboratory in Genetic Medicine (TLGM), A*STAR

7 September
11:00am - 11:45am

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Genomics and Epigenomics: Gearing Up for the War on Diabetes

Description:
Diabetes, the “silent killer”, is a major public health problem especially in Asian populations. Currently, 60% of the world’s diabetic population are Asian. There is a need for new approaches to prediction and prevention of diabetes. Recent studies has uncovered the difference in gene sequence and regulation could affect the risk of getting Type-2 diabetes in Asian populations. By studying these variations, scientists are hoping they can identify high risk patients and develop better early treatments for the disease. Explore more with Asst Prof Marie Loh as we dabble further with different measures of prevention.

Asst Prof Marie Loh

Asst Prof Marie Loh is a Principal Investigator at the Translational Laboratory in Genetic Medicine (TLGM, A*STAR), Research Assistant Professor at YLLSoM (NUS), and Adjunct Assistant Professor at LKCMedicine (NTU). She holds a basic degree in Statistics, and went on to complete her Masters in Bioinformatics and Masters in Statistics. Upon completion of her PhD in Pharmacogenetics, she embarked on her postdoctoral career at University of Oulu and Imperial College London. Dr Loh has also received several awards including the ASHG/Charles J. Epstein Trainee Award for Excellence in Human Genetics Research and the Young Investigator Award by the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer. Her current research focuses on diseases and phenotypes exhibiting ethnic differences in risk and outcome such as cardiometabolic diseases, and the role of DNA methylation in accounting for these differences.

Asst Prof Marie Loh
Principal Investigator
Translational Laboratory in Genetic Medicine (TLGM), A*STAR

7 September
11:00am - 11:45am

Register

Genomics and Epigenomics: Gearing Up for the War on Diabetes

Description:
Diabetes, the “silent killer”, is a major public health problem especially in Asian populations. Currently, 60% of the world’s diabetic population are Asian. There is a need for new approaches to prediction and prevention of diabetes. Recent studies has uncovered the difference in gene sequence and regulation could affect the risk of getting Type-2 diabetes in Asian populations. By studying these variations, scientists are hoping they can identify high risk patients and develop better early treatments for the disease. Explore more with Asst Prof Marie Loh as we dabble further with different measures of prevention.

Asst Prof Marie Loh

Asst Prof Marie Loh is a Principal Investigator at the Translational Laboratory in Genetic Medicine (TLGM, A*STAR), Research Assistant Professor at YLLSoM (NUS), and Adjunct Assistant Professor at LKCMedicine (NTU). She holds a basic degree in Statistics, and went on to complete her Masters in Bioinformatics and Masters in Statistics. Upon completion of her PhD in Pharmacogenetics, she embarked on her postdoctoral career at University of Oulu and Imperial College London. Dr Loh has also received several awards including the ASHG/Charles J. Epstein Trainee Award for Excellence in Human Genetics Research and the Young Investigator Award by the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer. Her current research focuses on diseases and phenotypes exhibiting ethnic differences in risk and outcome such as cardiometabolic diseases, and the role of DNA methylation in accounting for these differences.

Ms Jacqueline Chan
Senior Manager
Workforce Singapore (WSG)

8 September
1:00pm - 1:45pm

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Adapting to the Future of Work

Description:
In a VUCA (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous) world where jobs are constantly being disrupted by technological advances, changes in demographics to name a few, how can we adapt to the changing job demands and grow our skills in order to remain relevant? Find out on how Workforce Singapore can help you take on new jobs and careers of the future in this talk by Jacqueline Chan.

Jacqueline Chan

Jacqueline is a senior manager of Workforce Singapore (WSG) previously known as the Singapore Workforce Development Agency. She has experience working in both private and public sectors and specialises in communications, industry engagement, productivity solutioning and workforce development. Currently part of the corporate marketing and communications division, her main focus is on raising awareness and adoption of WSG programmes such as the Professional Conversion Programmes, Career Support Programme and WorkPro among others. 

Ms Jacqueline Chan
Senior Manager
Workforce Singapore (WSG)

8 September
1:00pm - 1:45pm

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Adapting to the Future of Work

Description:
In a VUCA (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous) world where jobs are constantly being disrupted by technological advances, changes in demographics to name a few, how can we adapt to the changing job demands and grow our skills in order to remain relevant? Find out on how Workforce Singapore can help you take on new jobs and careers of the future in this talk by Jacqueline Chan.

Jacqueline Chan

Jacqueline is a senior manager of Workforce Singapore (WSG) previously known as the Singapore Workforce Development Agency. She has experience working in both private and public sectors and specialises in communications, industry engagement, productivity solutioning and workforce development. Currently part of the corporate marketing and communications division, her main focus is on raising awareness and adoption of WSG programmes such as the Professional Conversion Programmes, Career Support Programme and WorkPro among others. 

Ms Jacqueline Chan
Senior Manager
Workforce Singapore (WSG)

8 September
1:00pm - 1:45pm

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Adapting to the Future of Work

Description:
In a VUCA (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous) world where jobs are constantly being disrupted by technological advances, changes in demographics to name a few, how can we adapt to the changing job demands and grow our skills in order to remain relevant? Find out on how Workforce Singapore can help you take on new jobs and careers of the future in this talk by Jacqueline Chan.

Jacqueline Chan

Jacqueline is a senior manager of Workforce Singapore (WSG) previously known as the Singapore Workforce Development Agency. She has experience working in both private and public sectors and specialises in communications, industry engagement, productivity solutioning and workforce development. Currently part of the corporate marketing and communications division, her main focus is on raising awareness and adoption of WSG programmes such as the Professional Conversion Programmes, Career Support Programme and WorkPro among others. 

Ms Jacqueline Chan
Senior Manager
Workforce Singapore (WSG)

8 September
1:00pm - 1:45pm

Register

Adapting to the Future of Work

Description:
In a VUCA (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous) world where jobs are constantly being disrupted by technological advances, changes in demographics to name a few, how can we adapt to the changing job demands and grow our skills in order to remain relevant? Find out on how Workforce Singapore can help you take on new jobs and careers of the future in this talk by Jacqueline Chan.

Jacqueline Chan

Jacqueline is a senior manager of Workforce Singapore (WSG) previously known as the Singapore Workforce Development Agency. She has experience working in both private and public sectors and specialises in communications, industry engagement, productivity solutioning and workforce development. Currently part of the corporate marketing and communications division, her main focus is on raising awareness and adoption of WSG programmes such as the Professional Conversion Programmes, Career Support Programme and WorkPro among others. 

Dr Gloria Cheng & Mr Teerawat (Pote) Vongxaiburana
Senior Scientist – Package Development
Procter & Gamble (P&G)

7 September
4:00pm - 4:45pm

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How Augmented Reality (AR) Transforms User Experience

Description:
Imagine bringing the consumer experience to a whole new level by using Augmented Reality (AR). Skincare users have a key concern when buying new products: “How do I apply it to get the best effects?” Effective product application has a defining role in new user’s perception of product effectiveness and staying engaged with the brand. Find out from Dr Gloria Cheng and Mr Teerawat Vongxaiburana on how P&G has created a unique digital experience to help new users learn how to effectively apply skincare products.

Dr Gloria Cheng

Gloria joined P&G after her Ph.D degree in Materials Science and Engineering, NTU, where she researched Photocatalytic nanomaterials. She shifted gears to innovate on Vitamin and fibre supplements in P&G’s healthcare portfolio and currently works on developing new to the world packaging for P&G’s billion dollar SK-II brand. A skin care junkie and digital enthusiast, Gloria is passionate about creating unique and useful experiences for consumers to engage with products and packages, particularly in the digital space.

Mr Teerawat (Pote) Vongxaiburana

Teerawat is a Senior Scientist in the Procter & Gamble’s Package Development organisation. A packaging innovator whose passion is making designers’ dreams come true. His current responsibility is leading packaging innovation programmes for Fabric and Home Care products in Asia. His past experience includes working in Thailand and Japan developing new packaging for billion-dollar brands like Ariel, Joy, Pantene and SK-II.

Dr Gloria Cheng & Mr Teerawat (Pote) Vongxaiburana
Senior Scientist – Package Development
Procter & Gamble (P&G)

7 September
4:00pm - 4:45pm

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How Augmented Reality (AR) Transforms User Experience

Description:
Imagine bringing the consumer experience to a whole new level by using Augmented Reality (AR). Skincare users have a key concern when buying new products: “How do I apply it to get the best effects?” Effective product application has a defining role in new user’s perception of product effectiveness and staying engaged with the brand. Find out from Dr Gloria Cheng and Mr Teerawat Vongxaiburana on how P&G has created a unique digital experience to help new users learn how to effectively apply skincare products.

Dr Gloria Cheng

Gloria joined P&G after her Ph.D degree in Materials Science and Engineering, NTU, where she researched Photocatalytic nanomaterials. She shifted gears to innovate on Vitamin and fibre supplements in P&G’s healthcare portfolio and currently works on developing new to the world packaging for P&G’s billion dollar SK-II brand. A skin care junkie and digital enthusiast, Gloria is passionate about creating unique and useful experiences for consumers to engage with products and packages, particularly in the digital space.

Mr Teerawat (Pote) Vongxaiburana

Teerawat is a Senior Scientist in the Procter & Gamble’s Package Development organisation. A packaging innovator whose passion is making designers’ dreams come true. His current responsibility is leading packaging innovation programmes for Fabric and Home Care products in Asia. His past experience includes working in Thailand and Japan developing new packaging for billion-dollar brands like Ariel, Joy, Pantene and SK-II.

Dr Gloria Cheng & Mr Teerawat (Pote) Vongxaiburana
Senior Scientist – Package Development
Procter & Gamble (P&G)

7 September
4:00pm - 4:45pm

Register

How Augmented Reality (AR) Transforms User Experience

Description:
Imagine bringing the consumer experience to a whole new level by using Augmented Reality (AR). Skincare users have a key concern when buying new products: “How do I apply it to get the best effects?” Effective product application has a defining role in new user’s perception of product effectiveness and staying engaged with the brand. Find out from Dr Gloria Cheng and Mr Teerawat Vongxaiburana on how P&G has created a unique digital experience to help new users learn how to effectively apply skincare products.

Dr Gloria Cheng

Gloria joined P&G after her Ph.D degree in Materials Science and Engineering, NTU, where she researched Photocatalytic nanomaterials. She shifted gears to innovate on Vitamin and fibre supplements in P&G’s healthcare portfolio and currently works on developing new to the world packaging for P&G’s billion dollar SK-II brand. A skin care junkie and digital enthusiast, Gloria is passionate about creating unique and useful experiences for consumers to engage with products and packages, particularly in the digital space.

Mr Teerawat (Pote) Vongxaiburana

Teerawat is a Senior Scientist in the Procter & Gamble’s Package Development organisation. A packaging innovator whose passion is making designers’ dreams come true. His current responsibility is leading packaging innovation programmes for Fabric and Home Care products in Asia. His past experience includes working in Thailand and Japan developing new packaging for billion-dollar brands like Ariel, Joy, Pantene and SK-II.

Dr Gloria Cheng & Mr Teerawat (Pote) Vongxaiburana
Senior Scientist – Package Development
Procter & Gamble (P&G)

7 September
4:00pm - 4:45pm

Register

How Augmented Reality (AR) Transforms User Experience

Description:
Imagine bringing the consumer experience to a whole new level by using Augmented Reality (AR). Skincare users have a key concern when buying new products: “How do I apply it to get the best effects?” Effective product application has a defining role in new user’s perception of product effectiveness and staying engaged with the brand. Find out from Dr Gloria Cheng and Mr Teerawat Vongxaiburana on how P&G has created a unique digital experience to help new users learn how to effectively apply skincare products.

Dr Gloria Cheng

Gloria joined P&G after her Ph.D degree in Materials Science and Engineering, NTU, where she researched Photocatalytic nanomaterials. She shifted gears to innovate on Vitamin and fibre supplements in P&G’s healthcare portfolio and currently works on developing new to the world packaging for P&G’s billion dollar SK-II brand. A skin care junkie and digital enthusiast, Gloria is passionate about creating unique and useful experiences for consumers to engage with products and packages, particularly in the digital space.

Mr Teerawat (Pote) Vongxaiburana

Teerawat is a Senior Scientist in the Procter & Gamble’s Package Development organisation. A packaging innovator whose passion is making designers’ dreams come true. His current responsibility is leading packaging innovation programmes for Fabric and Home Care products in Asia. His past experience includes working in Thailand and Japan developing new packaging for billion-dollar brands like Ariel, Joy, Pantene and SK-II.

Mr James Bleach
Head of Design & Technology
Tanglin Trust Schoo

8 September
5:00pm - 5:45pm

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Education 4.0: The Future of Learning

Description:
Is education keeping up with Industry 4.0? Technology is not what it was and will not remain what it is today. This is the problem faced by any educator or student. Technology crosses traditional boundaries between creative and scientific disciplines to develop logical thinkers, creative thinkers and problem solvers. Students must make lateral connections and gain transferrable skills to use in a whole range of careers out there currently and yet to come. Join James Bleach as he introduces a need for a dramatically different future of learning to accommodate Industry 4.0.   

James Bleach

James previously worked in the UK where, in addition to his own teaching, he created an online Design & Technology (D&T) resource network to share his innovative teaching materials with over 4,000 teachers and professionals worldwide. In 2015, James was a keynote speaker on ‘Creativity – A Universal Language’ in Dubai. He has worked as a consultant for the Design and Technology Association (DATA) advising the Ministry of Education in the UAE on setting up a D&T curriculum in local schools. James has also delivered a variety of workshops around the UK, trained staff for Cambridge University in developing environments and curricula, and been awarded as an ‘Outstanding Teacher of D&T’ by DATA. James joined Tanglin Trust School as Head of D& T in August 2017. He designed the school’s new D&T studio and curriculum.

Mr James Bleach
Head of Design & Technology
Tanglin Trust Schoo

8 September
5:00pm - 5:45pm

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Education 4.0: The Future of Learning

Description:
Is education keeping up with Industry 4.0? Technology is not what it was and will not remain what it is today. This is the problem faced by any educator or student. Technology crosses traditional boundaries between creative and scientific disciplines to develop logical thinkers, creative thinkers and problem solvers. Students must make lateral connections and gain transferrable skills to use in a whole range of careers out there currently and yet to come. Join James Bleach as he introduces a need for a dramatically different future of learning to accommodate Industry 4.0.   

James Bleach

James previously worked in the UK where, in addition to his own teaching, he created an online Design & Technology (D&T) resource network to share his innovative teaching materials with over 4,000 teachers and professionals worldwide. In 2015, James was a keynote speaker on ‘Creativity – A Universal Language’ in Dubai. He has worked as a consultant for the Design and Technology Association (DATA) advising the Ministry of Education in the UAE on setting up a D&T curriculum in local schools. James has also delivered a variety of workshops around the UK, trained staff for Cambridge University in developing environments and curricula, and been awarded as an ‘Outstanding Teacher of D&T’ by DATA. James joined Tanglin Trust School as Head of D& T in August 2017. He designed the school’s new D&T studio and curriculum.

Mr James Bleach
Head of Design & Technology
Tanglin Trust Schoo

8 September
5:00pm - 5:45pm

Register

Education 4.0: The Future of Learning

Description:
Is education keeping up with Industry 4.0? Technology is not what it was and will not remain what it is today. This is the problem faced by any educator or student. Technology crosses traditional boundaries between creative and scientific disciplines to develop logical thinkers, creative thinkers and problem solvers. Students must make lateral connections and gain transferrable skills to use in a whole range of careers out there currently and yet to come. Join James Bleach as he introduces a need for a dramatically different future of learning to accommodate Industry 4.0.   

James Bleach

James previously worked in the UK where, in addition to his own teaching, he created an online Design & Technology (D&T) resource network to share his innovative teaching materials with over 4,000 teachers and professionals worldwide. In 2015, James was a keynote speaker on ‘Creativity – A Universal Language’ in Dubai. He has worked as a consultant for the Design and Technology Association (DATA) advising the Ministry of Education in the UAE on setting up a D&T curriculum in local schools. James has also delivered a variety of workshops around the UK, trained staff for Cambridge University in developing environments and curricula, and been awarded as an ‘Outstanding Teacher of D&T’ by DATA. James joined Tanglin Trust School as Head of D& T in August 2017. He designed the school’s new D&T studio and curriculum.

Mr James Bleach
Head of Design & Technology
Tanglin Trust Schoo

8 September
5:00pm - 5:45pm

Register

Education 4.0: The Future of Learning

Description:
Is education keeping up with Industry 4.0? Technology is not what it was and will not remain what it is today. This is the problem faced by any educator or student. Technology crosses traditional boundaries between creative and scientific disciplines to develop logical thinkers, creative thinkers and problem solvers. Students must make lateral connections and gain transferrable skills to use in a whole range of careers out there currently and yet to come. Join James Bleach as he introduces a need for a dramatically different future of learning to accommodate Industry 4.0.   

James Bleach

James previously worked in the UK where, in addition to his own teaching, he created an online Design & Technology (D&T) resource network to share his innovative teaching materials with over 4,000 teachers and professionals worldwide. In 2015, James was a keynote speaker on ‘Creativity – A Universal Language’ in Dubai. He has worked as a consultant for the Design and Technology Association (DATA) advising the Ministry of Education in the UAE on setting up a D&T curriculum in local schools. James has also delivered a variety of workshops around the UK, trained staff for Cambridge University in developing environments and curricula, and been awarded as an ‘Outstanding Teacher of D&T’ by DATA. James joined Tanglin Trust School as Head of D& T in August 2017. He designed the school’s new D&T studio and curriculum.

Asst Prof Dorien Herremans
Assistant Professor
Information Systems Technology and Design (ISTD) Pillar
Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD)

7 September
5:00pm - 5:45pm

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Music and AI: Generating Music and More!

Description:
Do you have a “smart” music generation app on your phone? Intelligent music generation systems have begun to emerge, yet they still face important challenges such as capturing long-term structure and themes, and capturing emotion/tension in music. In this talk, Prof. Herremans will present some of her research that directly tackles these challenges and delve into how musical hits can be predicted by an AI system based on audio characteristics and social networking listening history.

Asst Prof Dorien Herremans

Asst Prof Dorien Herremans is an assistant professor at Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD), with a joint appointment at the Institute of High Performance Computing, A*STAR. She is also director of SUTD game lab and was a Marie-Curie Fellow at the Centre for Digital Music at Queen Mary University of London. Before that, she did her PhD at the University of Antwerp, Belgium, and worked as an IT Lecturer at Les Roches University, Switzerland. Her research interests lie on the intersection of machine learning/optimisation with novel areas such as digital music. 

Asst Prof Dorien Herremans
Assistant Professor
Information Systems Technology and Design (ISTD) Pillar
Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD)

7 September
5:00pm - 5:45pm

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Music and AI: Generating Music and More!

Description:
Do you have a “smart” music generation app on your phone? Intelligent music generation systems have begun to emerge, yet they still face important challenges such as capturing long-term structure and themes, and capturing emotion/tension in music. In this talk, Prof. Herremans will present some of her research that directly tackles these challenges and delve into how musical hits can be predicted by an AI system based on audio characteristics and social networking listening history.

Asst Prof Dorien Herremans

Asst Prof Dorien Herremans is an assistant professor at Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD), with a joint appointment at the Institute of High Performance Computing, A*STAR. She is also director of SUTD game lab and was a Marie-Curie Fellow at the Centre for Digital Music at Queen Mary University of London. Before that, she did her PhD at the University of Antwerp, Belgium, and worked as an IT Lecturer at Les Roches University, Switzerland. Her research interests lie on the intersection of machine learning/optimisation with novel areas such as digital music. 

Asst Prof Dorien Herremans
Assistant Professor
Information Systems Technology and Design (ISTD) Pillar
Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD)

7 September
5:00pm - 5:45pm

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Music and AI: Generating Music and More!

Description:
Do you have a “smart” music generation app on your phone? Intelligent music generation systems have begun to emerge, yet they still face important challenges such as capturing long-term structure and themes, and capturing emotion/tension in music. In this talk, Prof. Herremans will present some of her research that directly tackles these challenges and delve into how musical hits can be predicted by an AI system based on audio characteristics and social networking listening history.

Asst Prof Dorien Herremans

Asst Prof Dorien Herremans is an assistant professor at Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD), with a joint appointment at the Institute of High Performance Computing, A*STAR. She is also director of SUTD game lab and was a Marie-Curie Fellow at the Centre for Digital Music at Queen Mary University of London. Before that, she did her PhD at the University of Antwerp, Belgium, and worked as an IT Lecturer at Les Roches University, Switzerland. Her research interests lie on the intersection of machine learning/optimisation with novel areas such as digital music. 

Asst Prof Dorien Herremans
Assistant Professor
Information Systems Technology and Design (ISTD) Pillar
Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD)

7 September
5:00pm - 5:45pm

Register

Music and AI: Generating Music and More!

Description:
Do you have a “smart” music generation app on your phone? Intelligent music generation systems have begun to emerge, yet they still face important challenges such as capturing long-term structure and themes, and capturing emotion/tension in music. In this talk, Prof. Herremans will present some of her research that directly tackles these challenges and delve into how musical hits can be predicted by an AI system based on audio characteristics and social networking listening history.

Asst Prof Dorien Herremans

Asst Prof Dorien Herremans is an assistant professor at Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD), with a joint appointment at the Institute of High Performance Computing, A*STAR. She is also director of SUTD game lab and was a Marie-Curie Fellow at the Centre for Digital Music at Queen Mary University of London. Before that, she did her PhD at the University of Antwerp, Belgium, and worked as an IT Lecturer at Les Roches University, Switzerland. Her research interests lie on the intersection of machine learning/optimisation with novel areas such as digital music. 

Mr Edmund Lim
IoT Business Development Manager
Cisco Systems

8 September
2:00pm - 2:45pm

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Blockchain Explained

Description:
Blockchain - the technology best known as the bitcoin enabler - has the potential to create a new wave of disruption and innovation in how applications are built, deployed and run, in a much more de-centralised cloud world. This session provides an introductory overview and demonstration of blockchain in action and how that technology is being used to create decentralised apps (DApps) that move beyond financial use cases toward healthcare, government and the Internet of things (IoT).

Mr Edmund Lim

Edmund Lim is an IoT Business Development Manager with 18 years experiences in Information Technology industry. He is a triple Cisco Certified Internet Experts (CCIE) in Routing/Switching, Data Centre and Service Provider. He has designed, implemented, and supported numerous enterprise and OT networks. Prior to joining Cisco, he spend 10 years working in Oil & Gas industry.

Mr Edmund Lim
IoT Business Development Manager
Cisco Systems

8 September
2:00pm - 2:45pm

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Blockchain Explained

Description:
Blockchain - the technology best known as the bitcoin enabler - has the potential to create a new wave of disruption and innovation in how applications are built, deployed and run, in a much more de-centralised cloud world. This session provides an introductory overview and demonstration of blockchain in action and how that technology is being used to create decentralised apps (DApps) that move beyond financial use cases toward healthcare, government and the Internet of things (IoT).

Mr Edmund Lim

Edmund Lim is an IoT Business Development Manager with 18 years experiences in Information Technology industry. He is a triple Cisco Certified Internet Experts (CCIE) in Routing/Switching, Data Centre and Service Provider. He has designed, implemented, and supported numerous enterprise and OT networks. Prior to joining Cisco, he spend 10 years working in Oil & Gas industry.

Mr Edmund Lim
IoT Business Development Manager
Cisco Systems

8 September
2:00pm - 2:45pm

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Blockchain Explained

Description:
Blockchain - the technology best known as the bitcoin enabler - has the potential to create a new wave of disruption and innovation in how applications are built, deployed and run, in a much more de-centralised cloud world. This session provides an introductory overview and demonstration of blockchain in action and how that technology is being used to create decentralised apps (DApps) that move beyond financial use cases toward healthcare, government and the Internet of things (IoT).

Mr Edmund Lim

Edmund Lim is an IoT Business Development Manager with 18 years experiences in Information Technology industry. He is a triple Cisco Certified Internet Experts (CCIE) in Routing/Switching, Data Centre and Service Provider. He has designed, implemented, and supported numerous enterprise and OT networks. Prior to joining Cisco, he spend 10 years working in Oil & Gas industry.

Mr Edmund Lim
IoT Business Development Manager
Cisco Systems

8 September
2:00pm - 2:45pm

Register

Blockchain Explained

Description:
Blockchain - the technology best known as the bitcoin enabler - has the potential to create a new wave of disruption and innovation in how applications are built, deployed and run, in a much more de-centralised cloud world. This session provides an introductory overview and demonstration of blockchain in action and how that technology is being used to create decentralised apps (DApps) that move beyond financial use cases toward healthcare, government and the Internet of things (IoT).

Mr Edmund Lim

Edmund Lim is an IoT Business Development Manager with 18 years experiences in Information Technology industry. He is a triple Cisco Certified Internet Experts (CCIE) in Routing/Switching, Data Centre and Service Provider. He has designed, implemented, and supported numerous enterprise and OT networks. Prior to joining Cisco, he spend 10 years working in Oil & Gas industry.

Mr Topher White
Engineer and Physicist
2015 National Geographic Emerging Explorer

7 September
2:00pm - 3:00pm

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A Shared Purpose: Enabling Rainforest Protection With Conservation Technology

Mr Topher White

Rainforest Connection has created the world’s first real-time monitoring platform for protecting remote forests by capturing sound signatures of destructive activities, such as chainsaws and illegal incursions.
Besides scalable deployments that protect forests, tribes (under threat) and key biomes– the biggest impact is sharing massive amounts of ecosystem data which are streamed to the cloud automatically - that can be used by the world’s biologists, researchers, data analysts, land managers, governments, and law enforcement.
We work with partners on the ground who receive alerts and reports on patterns of activity for chainsaws and vehicles used in logging. Such partners include park rangers, indigenous tribes, NGOs, and government officials.
Saving rainforests isn’t only the key to halting climate change, It’s also vital to supporting many of the world’s poorest communities who rely on rainforests for food, shelter and livelihood.

Mr Topher White
Engineer and Physicist
2015 National Geographic Emerging Explorer

7 September
2:00pm - 3:00pm

Register

A Shared Purpose: Enabling Rainforest Protection With Conservation Technology

Mr Topher White

Rainforest Connection has created the world’s first real-time monitoring platform for protecting remote forests by capturing sound signatures of destructive activities, such as chainsaws and illegal incursions.
Besides scalable deployments that protect forests, tribes (under threat) and key biomes– the biggest impact is sharing massive amounts of ecosystem data which are streamed to the cloud automatically - that can be used by the world’s biologists, researchers, data analysts, land managers, governments, and law enforcement.
We work with partners on the ground who receive alerts and reports on patterns of activity for chainsaws and vehicles used in logging. Such partners include park rangers, indigenous tribes, NGOs, and government officials.
Saving rainforests isn’t only the key to halting climate change, It’s also vital to supporting many of the world’s poorest communities who rely on rainforests for food, shelter and livelihood.

Mr Topher White
Engineer and Physicist
2015 National Geographic Emerging Explorer

7 September
2:00pm - 3:00pm

Register

A Shared Purpose: Enabling Rainforest Protection With Conservation Technology

Mr Topher White

Rainforest Connection has created the world’s first real-time monitoring platform for protecting remote forests by capturing sound signatures of destructive activities, such as chainsaws and illegal incursions.
Besides scalable deployments that protect forests, tribes (under threat) and key biomes– the biggest impact is sharing massive amounts of ecosystem data which are streamed to the cloud automatically - that can be used by the world’s biologists, researchers, data analysts, land managers, governments, and law enforcement.
We work with partners on the ground who receive alerts and reports on patterns of activity for chainsaws and vehicles used in logging. Such partners include park rangers, indigenous tribes, NGOs, and government officials.
Saving rainforests isn’t only the key to halting climate change, It’s also vital to supporting many of the world’s poorest communities who rely on rainforests for food, shelter and livelihood.

Mr Topher White
Engineer and Physicist
2015 National Geographic Emerging Explorer

7 September
2:00pm - 3:00pm

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A Shared Purpose: Enabling Rainforest Protection With Conservation Technology

Mr Topher White

Rainforest Connection has created the world’s first real-time monitoring platform for protecting remote forests by capturing sound signatures of destructive activities, such as chainsaws and illegal incursions.
Besides scalable deployments that protect forests, tribes (under threat) and key biomes– the biggest impact is sharing massive amounts of ecosystem data which are streamed to the cloud automatically - that can be used by the world’s biologists, researchers, data analysts, land managers, governments, and law enforcement.
We work with partners on the ground who receive alerts and reports on patterns of activity for chainsaws and vehicles used in logging. Such partners include park rangers, indigenous tribes, NGOs, and government officials.
Saving rainforests isn’t only the key to halting climate change, It’s also vital to supporting many of the world’s poorest communities who rely on rainforests for food, shelter and livelihood.