Time Agenda  
09:00 Opening Address by Chairperson
Highlights on Conference Day 1 Key Session

Opening Keynote Address:
RIE2020 – Leading Singapore Into A Top Innovative

  • Top national challenges in our transition to becoming a digital nation – local and regional view
  • Impact to businesses and their roles
  • How far we have come and what’s next
09:40 How Artificial Intelligence, Deep Learning, and Super-Intelligence Will Transform Industries and Business Models
  • From AI-driven vehicles to AI-assisted medical care, understanding how AI makes critical decisions
  • Industries disrupted and set to be disrupted by AI and deep learning
  • AI-driven business models – When AI goes from assisting to dictating
10:10 How InsurTech is Revolutionizing Insurance 
  • Identifying trends and revenue sources through analytics and risk selection using AI
  • Blockchain and smart contracts for P2P and on-demand insurance
  • Is natural language processing the answer to excellent customer experience?
10:40 Morning Refreshments & Networking Session
11:00 International Case Study
Rise of the 100 Billion Yuan 3D Printing Empire in China
  • “Made in China 2025” industrial development plan
  • From ancient art to vertebra implant: How 3D printing transforms industries
  • China’s lead in 3D printing: Expansion plans and globalization
11:30 Preparing for the 4D Printing Revolution
  • Printing transformative objects: How is it done?
  • Applications for 4D printing
  • Industries to be disrupted and what to expect

David Rosen
Professor, Engineering Product Development (EPD) Pillar and Co-Director
Digital Manufacturing and Design Centre (DManD), SUTD


David Rosen is a Professor in the Engineering Product Development (EPD) Pillar and is a co-Director of the Digital Manufacturing and Design (DManD) research center. Prior to joining SUTD, he was a Professor and Associate Chair for Administration in the School of Mechanical Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology, where he served as Director of the Rapid Prototyping & Manufacturing Institute. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts in 1992 in mechanical engineering. His research interests include computer-aided design, additive manufacturing, and design methodology. He has industry experience, working as a software engineer at Computervision Corp. and a Visiting Research Scientist at Ford Research Laboratories. He is a Fellow of ASME and has served on the ASME Computers and Information in Engineering Division Executive Committee. He is the recipient of the 2013 Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium, International Freeform, and Additive Manufacturing Excellence (FAME) Award and the co-author of a leading textbook in the additive manufacturing field.

12:00 Reserved for Gold/Platinum Sponsor for Project Showcase
12:20 Networking Luncheon
14:00 Panel Discussion:
Disruptive Innovation with Solar Energy and Energy Storage
  • Transiting to solar and renewable energy
  • Energy storage and batteries: Technology developments
  • Fully liberalized market – What it means to consumers
sunil-gupta-112x128 Sunil Gupta
Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer
Sembcorp Green Infra Limited
Sembcorp Logo

Sunil has been involved in the renewable energy industry for more than a decade. Prior to his current role, Sunil was global head of cleantech banking at Standard Chartered and global head of technology and cleantech research at Morgan Stanley. During his term, Sunil steered these institutions to win many prestigious industry awards. He has had a firsthand experience of participating in the emergence of cleantech companies in Asia, Europe, and the US. Over the last decade, Sunil has extensively participated in discussions with regulators in structuring and formulating policies for renewable energy.

Sunil earned B.Tech in Electrical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, and MBA from Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, both in India.

male-silhouette Laurence Kwan
Vice President
Sunseap Energy
male-silhouette Goh Chee Kiong
SVP and Head, Strategic Development
SP Group
14:30 How Artificial Intelligence Will Disrupt Medicine
  • AI use cases in medical diagnosis and detection
  • Prediction of diseases with deep learning
  • AI solutions for hospital workflow
ng-wai-hoe-112x128 A/Professor Ng Wai Hoe
Medical Director
National Neuroscience Institute (NNI)
NNI logo keyline_Colour
Dr Wai-Hoe Ng is the Medical Director of the National Neuroscience Institute and Academic Chair of the SingHealth Duke-NUS Neuroscience Academic Clinical Program. He is also the Dy Chairman of the SingHealth Medical Board.He is a graduate from the medical school (MBBS) at National University of Singapore. He is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS) and Fellow of the Academy of Medicine Singapore (FAMS). He was a Singapore Millennium Foundation Fellow and pursued a Doctor of Medicine (MD) by Research from the National University of Singapore (NUS) in Brain Tumour Research. He also has a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from INSEAD.

He is a graduate from the medical school (MBBS) at National University of Singapore. He is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS) and Fellow of the Academy of Medicine Singapore (FAMS). He was a Singapore Millennium Foundation Fellow and pursued a Doctor of Medicine (MD) by Research from the National University of Singapore (NUS) in Brain Tumour Research. He also has a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from INSEAD.

Dr Ng is a practicing neurosurgeon with a subspecialty practice focused on Neurosurgical Oncology (Brain Tumours), Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery and Epilepsy Surgery.

Dr Ng has published over 100 scientific papers and book chapters and has been awarded research funding from the National Medical Research Council (NMRC) and Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*Star) as Principle Investigator. He is a member of the Neuro-oncology Committee of the World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies (WFNS), Executive Editor of the Asian Journal of Neurosurgery and a member of the Editorial Boards of several major neurosurgery journals such as the Journal of Clinical Neuroscience, World Neurosurgery, and CNS Oncology. He is active in local and international neurosurgery education and is a member of the Neurosurgery Residency Advisory Committee (RAC), Vice-Chairman of the Chapter of Neurosurgeons (Singapore), member of the Education and Training Committee of the Asian Congress of Neurological Surgeons (ACNS) and Programme Director for the WFNS Post-Graduate Training Centre at NNI which offers fellowship training for young neurosurgeons from developing countries.

15:00 Case Study:
How Robo-Advisors Disrupt Wealth & Investment Management
  • Asset allocation using artificial intelligence
  • Robo-advisory in the region: Where Singapore’s advantage lies
  • Potential risks and pitfalls to watch out for
15:00 Afternoon Refreshment & Networking Session
15:50 Disruptive Impact of Technologies on Professional Services Firms
  • Current technology landscape in the professional services world: Artificial Intelligence and more
  • Baseline, transformative & disruptive technologies
  • Leveraging technologies for growth and expansion
tan-chong-huat-112x128 Tan Chong Huat
Managing Partner
RHTLaw Taylor Wessing
 RHTLaw Taylor Wessing logo
Tan Chong Huat is the Senior Partner and one of the founding members of RHTLaw Taylor Wessing, a leading international law firm in Singapore. He also serves as a member of the International Management Board of Taylor Wessing.

His experience and track record as a leading finance and corporate lawyer, successful entrepreneur, and investor, reputable corporate leader, and public service champion, and dedicated law professor coupled with his strong practical and academic grounding throughout his career has made Chong Huat the trusted go-to expert for complex financing transactions, deals structuring, funding and matching, corporate governance and board matters, and reputational management matters for corporate leaders and major corporates in the region and internationally.

Chong Huat has acted in numerous significant corporate transactions in the areas of IPOs, RTOs, MBOs, restructuring, M&As, and financing of major real estate and infrastructure. He has been named a leading practitioner in many reputable professional publications, with a recent recognition by IFLR1000 as a “Leading Lawyer” and by Legal 500 Asia Pacific as a “Leading Individual” for Corporate and Mergers & Acquisitions.

He also co-founded the RHT Group of Companies, where the entities within offer non-legal professional services that complement the law firm. Over the years he has successfully invested in start-ups, SMEs, and listed companies.

16:20 How to Create a Culture and Structure for Disruptive Innovation
  • What is the Best Organizational Design to Enable Innovation
  • Strategic Organizational Capability & Leadership Development
  • Why Corporations Struggle to Sustain Disruptive Innovation
may-yap-112x128 May Yap
Vice President and Chief Information Officer
Jabil Green Point
 Jabil Green Point
16:50 Closing Remark by Conference Chairperson
17:00 Champagne Networking Session

Enjoy a glass of champagne whilst networking with other like-minded individuals on topics that are of most interest to you and fellow delegates
Time Agenda
09:00 Opening Address by Chairperson

Opening Keynote Address:
Virtual Singapore – Mapping the Digital Nation of the Future

  • Model of the world’s first digital nation: Sensor networks and IoT
  • 3 focuses: Home, health, and transport, and what they mean to businesses
  • Security and privacy issues
09:40 Case Study:
How Digital Twin Speeds Up Disruption
  • Applying digital twin in grid and asset management
  • Upping the game with IoT and Augmented Reality
  • Impact and implications on other sectors
10:10 How Blockchains Could Change the World: Opportunities in Non-Finance Applications
  • Blockchain for Healthcare use cases: Medical claims and preventing counterfeit medication
  • Blockchain for improving food safety
  • Disrupting the supply chain and trade finance: use cases and applications
zelda-anthony-112x128 Zelda Anthony
Head of Blockchain ASEAN
Zelda Anthony is IBM’s Head of Blockchain, ASEAN, based in Singapore. 

She is responsible for developing IBM’s blockchain business in the ASEAN region including understanding the key blockchain trends and opportunities and how they can benefit IBM’s customers across all industries, developing IBM’s blockchain strategy for the region and building an ecosystem with partners and Fintechs.

Prior to the Blockchain leadership role, Zelda was Head of Payments for APAC at IBM and prior to that she spent 7 years at SWIFT where she held roles including, Head of Compliance products APAC, Head of ASEAN, Head of New Customers APAC and Head of Oceania.

10:40 Morning Refreshments & Networking Session
11:00 Artificial Intelligence and Robotics: Transformation and Impact to Supply Chain and Logistics
  • Identifying top digitalization trends shaping supply chain and logistics
  • Opportunities to apply these trends
  • What lies ahead
timothy-kooi-112x128 Timothy Kooi
Director, Innovation Leader & Head of Data Analytics
DHL Asia Pacific Innovation Center

Timothy is currently an Innovation Leader at the DHL’s Innovation Center, where he is responsible for trend research and converting new trends into proof-of-concepts. He is also the Head of Data Analytics for the Customer Solutions and Innovation BU for the region, responsible for deepening the use of data analytics to generate new value-add and business growth opportunities.

Prior to DHL, he was the Asia-Pacific Head of development and profitability for the Burger King Brand. He was also with EDBI, the strategic investment arm of the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB) for a number of years, focused on Singapore-based investments. He started out his career with the EDB with their Logistics industry development group.

11:30 Driverless Trucks – Transforming The Trucking and Logistics Industries
  • Insights and progress on the trials
  • Benefits vs Risks – tackling the disruption of driverless trucks
  • Safety and security issues
alexander-mastrovito-112x128 Alexander Mastrovito
Project Leader Autonomous Vehicle Development Singapore, Head of Sustainable Transport Solutions at Scania Asia & Oceania
Scania Group
12:00 Reserved for Gold/Platinum Sponsor for Project Showcase
12:20 Networking Luncheon
14:00 Panel Discussion:
Becoming The First Smart Nation In A Digitally-Disrupted World 
  • Microgrids: changing the game in energy supply
  • Government initiatives supporting innovation in energy
  • Security and regulation
male-silhouette Prashant Agarwal
Director – EDGE (Group Innovation)
poh-mui-hoon-112x128 Poh Mui Hoon
Digital Director and Council Member
Singapore Institute of Directors

Ms Poh Mui Hoon is an experienced Digital Director on boards of both for-profit and non-profit organisations. Mui Hoon’s career over the years has spanned various technology companies in areas such as electronic payments, e-commerce, data centres, systems integration, and telecommunications. Mui Hoon is a member of the SID Governing Council and currently a Board Member of Singapore Pools,, and SATA CommHealth. She was formerly on the boards of various organisations such as Singapore PowerGrid Pte Ltd, SP Telecommunications, and many other private companies. She is also part the NTUive Pte Ltd’s Investment Committee for the Strategic Research Innovation to evaluate innovative technology ideas. Mui Hoon was conferred the Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award by the Institute of Systems Science, NUS, in 2011 and is currently a Fellow of both the Singapore Institute of Directors and Singapore Computer Society.


Shaun Chong
Chief Technology Officer
Ninja Van

Ninja Van
tay-bee-kheng-112x128 Tay Bee Kheng
Managing Director, Singapore & Brunei

Bee Kheng joins Cisco after 20 years at HP, where she was most recently Vice President and General Manager for HPE Software for Asia Pacific and Japan. In this role, Bee Kheng was responsible for driving revenue growth and aligning countries and multi-disciplined teams to execute against the worldwide and regional strategy. Prior to this, she was Director of Field Sales and Business Operations for Software at HPE, and before that ran software sales for South East Asia.Bee Kheng has a varied leadership background, taking in sales, partner and alliances, operations, enablement and industry verticals. She is a seasoned leader in building and fostering resourceful and innovative sales organizations that are characterized by their focus on customers and partners, operational excellence and winning

Bee Kheng has a varied leadership background, taking in sales, partner and alliances, operations, enablement and industry verticals. She is a seasoned leader in building and fostering resourceful and innovative sales organizations that are characterized by their focus on customers and partners, operational excellence and winning culture. Bee Kheng brings great energy and drive to her new role in Cisco, and is looking forward to working with the team to take Singapore to the next level of success. Outside the world of IT, she has a keen interest in history, psychology, philosophy, and science.

14:30 Future Medicine Innovations: Precision Medicine and Genomics Editing (CRISPR)
  • Imagining a world of genome-driven precision healthcare
  • Shifting the focus from treatment to prevention
  • Delivery of cutting-edge medicine through integration of clinical care and medical research
saumya-jamuar-112x128 Saumya Jamuar
Co-Founder and Co-Chief Scientific Officer
Global Gene Corp
GGC Logo

Dr. Saumya Jamuar is the co-founder of Global Gene Corp, a Singapore based genomics platform company with a vision to democratize genomics to positively disrupt healthcare for everyone. Dr. Jamuar is also a Consultant in the Genetics Service at KKH and serves as the Clinical Lead of the Precision Medicine Initiative and Singapore Childhood Undiagnosed Disease Programme. He completed his Genetics Fellowship at the Harvard Medical School Genetics Training Program and worked as a post-doctoral fellow at Harvard Medical School from January 2012- December 2013. He is actively involved in research and has presented at both local and international meetings. His research areas include genetic disorders, precision medicine, and neurodevelopmental genetics. He was awarded the Young Investigator Award at the American Epilepsy Society meeting in 2013 and is also the recipient of the 2015 Singhealth Outstanding Young Researcher Award.

15:10 Will Quantum Computing Be Disruptive?
  • Applications of QC in finance, healthcare, and security
  • Implications of QC for AI
  • How QC will disrupt business landscapes in all industries
joseph-fitzsimmons-112x128 Joseph Fitzsimons
Principal Investigator
Centre for Quantum Technologies (CQT)
CQT logo

Joseph Fitzsimons is a Principal Investigator at the Centre for Quantum Technologies, Singapore’s first Research Centre of Excellence, and an Assistant Professor at Singapore University of Technology and Design. His research spans all areas of quantum computation including quantum computer architectures, quantum algorithms, and secure computing protocols. Joseph leads the Quantum Theory and Information group at CQT and SUTD, an interdisciplinary research group of physicists and computer scientists focused on developing applications which exploit quantum effects to enhance computation and cryptography.

He holds a BSc in theoretical physics from University College Dublin and a DPhil from the University of Oxford. Before his move to Singapore, Joseph was a fellow of Merton College, serving on the college’s governing body, and a senior research fellow in Oxford’s Department of Materials. Joseph is currently a National Research Foundation Fellow, and in 2016 was named to MIT Technology Review’s Innovators Under 35 Asia list.

15:40 Afternoon Refreshment & Networking Session
16:00 Translating Disruptive Innovations to Tangible Business Models
  • Digital edge – Where the physical and virtual worlds in business come together
  • New paths to creating growth: designing strategic options for the future
  • ROI for innovation-driven growth models: What are the best practices and critical success factors that deliver tangible business results?
michael-juhas-112x128 Michael Juhas
CTO & Co-Founder

As a tech entrepreneur, Michal co-founded two companies: one in Europe, the other in Asia. As a CTO at HotelQuickly, he leads product development and innovations. HotelQuickly became a company with a global reach, well recognized among spontaneous travelers. Michal is also passionate about education and in his closed membership site, he helps parents to accelerate growth in their families. He lives in Bangkok with his wife and two kids.

16:30 Disruptive Models to Gain Competitive Edge
  • Understanding the different needs of the digital customer
  • Accelerating disruption for greater customer experience
alex-kimura-112x128 Alex Kimura
Chief Strategy Officer

Alex Kimura was appointed as Chief Strategy Officer of Aviva Asia in 2014 and Managing Director of Friends Provident International Japan in 2015. His current responsibilities include Strategy, Corporate Development and Mergers and Acquisitions, Digital and Analytics, Corporate Responsibility and Transformation for Asia. Alex brings with him a wealth of operating expertise and experience in the financial services industry and the Asian markets. A main area of focus has been on digital innovation where he spearheaded efforts to launch the Digital Garage and also form the JV with Hillhouse and Tencent. He is also the current Chairman of the MAS Digital Innovation Roundtable.

Prior to Aviva, he was with the AXA Group since 2000 and was first appointed as Chief Operating Officer of AXA Japan and a member of their Management Committee. Since 2006, he oversaw the Asia Pacific region reporting to the Group CEO. During this time, he was instrumental in the major transactions and structuring activities across the region and a key part of the strategic transformation of AXA in the region – from the turnaround of AXA Japan to the strong tier 1 positioning that has been attained to date. He also served AXA’s interests on several of the JV boards across the region including with Mandiri Bank, ICBC Bank, Minmetals Group, Bharti and Taikang Life.

Before joining AXA, Alex was at Bain, where he worked mainly in the US and Asia on insurance and financial services strategy, private equity transactions and cross-border mergers and acquisitions. Alex also worked for many years in the investment banking at Morgan Stanley in Asia and the US.

He holds an MBA degree from Columbia University in Finance and International Business with Distinction and completed Stanford University’s Executive Leadership Program.

17:00 Q&A Session & Closing Remarks by Conference Chairperson


Site Visit Timetable:

Site Visit 1 will run from 09:00 – 10:30 with a mid-morning break.
Site Visit 2 will run from 11:30 – 13:00 with a luncheon break.
Site Visit 3 will run from 14:30 – 16:00 with a mid-afternoon refreshment break.
Registration begins 30 minutes before each site visit commences.
Site Visit 1
9:00 – 12:00

Site Visit 1: DHL Innovation Centre**

**For the site visit to DHL Innovation Centre, DHL reserves the right not to accept delegates into their premises should they be found to represent competing companies and/or present potential threats to their proprietary innovation and technologies.

Be transported into the futuristic world of supply chain and logistics as you step into DHL’s first innovation centre outside of Germany. In this SGD$10m facility, the first dedicated centre for innovative logistics services in Asia Pacific, visitors will enjoy a hands-on experience with augmented reality, Google glasses, and robots. See the drones deployed in DHL warehouses and learn about their latest innovation that makes them the global market leader in supply chain and logistics.

12:00 – 13:30 Networking Luncheon & Transit
Site Visit 2
13:30 – 16:30

Site Visit 2: Digital Manufacturing and Design Centre & Drones Lab, Singapore University of Technology and Design

Watch how things are printed 3D in action, and discover the uniqueness of each 3D printer in the centre. Learn what robotic 3D composite is all about and how it will massively disrupt the manufacturing process when it’s ready to go full scale.This visit to the DManD studio provides visitors an opportunity to view the infrastructure that supports DManD’s work in applying the convergence of innovations in design,

This visit to the DManD studio provides visitors an opportunity to view the infrastructure that supports DManD’s work in applying the convergence of innovations in design, materials, and manufacturing, to advance new designs and products.