Dr Antonio Feraco
Managing Consultant, Industrie 4.0 & Vice President, Digital Service
Dr. Antonio Feraco is an Industrie 4.0 Managing Consultant and Vice President of Digital Service at TÜV SÜD Asia Pacific. Previously, he was the Head of Business Development at the Fraunhofer Singapore. His work focused in merging industry needs with novel interactive and digital solutions developed by Fraunhofer to optimise processes within and outside the industry environment itself. Fraunhofer Singapore, that belongs to the largest Applied Research Institution in Europe, enhances the usage of Interactive Digital Media, Virtual and Augmented Reality through the continuous experimentation of new interactive paradigm and devices, such as multi-touch interfaces and gesture based controllers, coping them with intuitive interfaces trying to optimize the overall cognitive processes of information gathering from real-time and from IoT sensors and their management in sectors such as big data, Industrie 4.0 and Digital Economy. He owns a PhD in Artificial Intelligence and Psychology of Programming focusing the major of his activities in developing business models for Digital Transformation.
Patrick Tay is the Assistant Secretary-General of NTUC. He is currently the Director of NTUC Legal Services Department, as well as the Future Jobs, Skills and Training Department. He is the Executive Secretary of The Singapore Manual & Mercantile Workers’ Union. He currently chairs the Government Parliamentary Committee for Manpower and also co-chairs the Financial Sector Tripartite Committee with the Monetary Authority of Singapore.
Patrick has represented numerous unions and union members in dispute resolution, conciliation and in the Industrial Arbitration Court. He also represents the Labour Movement in tripartite workgroups to review and update employment and industrial relations legislation.
Director of Smart Connected Solutions
Michael Goh is currently the Director, Smart Connected Solutions for Southeast Asia, based in Singapore. He is responsible for key account management in the IoT (internet of Things) areas of smart cities, mobility, buildings, energy, industry and agriculture.
He was previously Director of Sales for ASEAN West Zone (Singapore, Malaysia, Cambodia, Myanmar & Brunei), Automotive Aftermarket since 1 October 2012.
Michael oversees the sales development of the Automotive Aftermarket business in these countries. Leveraging on his extensive experience and client network, he has contributed to sales growth beyond expectations. He is also responsible for the project development and implementation of various key business and sales processes.
Michael was also formerly Regional Sales Manager for Singapore, Indonesia and Cambodia for Automotive Aftermarket. Prior to that, he was Senior Sales Manager (Asia Pacific), Automotive Aftermarket. During this period, he was involved in the price and margin management, sales administration, as well as business planning and implementation for projects.
In 2006, Michael was posted to Malaysia to assume the appointment of General Manager of After Sales Service and Diagnostics for Bosch in Southeast Asia, responsible for after sales service, development of the Bosch Car Service network and diagnostics trade marketing.
Since joining Bosch as a Management Trainee in 1999, Michael has rose through the ranks to accumulate diverse experiences, including Product and Trade Marketing, in various countries of Malaysia, Thailand, Germany and the United Kingdom.
Michael graduated from the National University of Singapore with a Bachelor of Business Administration (Second Upper Honors).
Vice President Digital Factory Customer Services
Bisheng has over a decade of experience in providing product, project and service solutions from Siemens for companies in the Manufacturing and Process industries. He is currently driving multiple digitalisation initiatives to help companies leverage on their most valuable resource, DATA, to bring their businesses to the next level of cost efficiency and resource productivity. Previously, Bisheng was a commercial manager – a controller for Global Business of Motors and Generators, Customised Drives and Oil&Gas and Process Industries segments within Life Cycle Services (approximately 230 milion euro investment). He also had experience in the industrial technologies and water technologies services units in Siemens, providing cutting edge solutions and services in Marine, Infrastructure, Pharma, Oil, Gas and Water segments.
Dr Andreas Hauser
Director Digital Service
Dr Hauser holds Engineering Degrees in Shipbuilding and Computer Engineering, and a PhD in Applied Mathematics. He started his career as Research Scientist at Corporate Research of Siemens in Germany and headed thereafter the Siemens central research unit in Singapore. He then joined the technical service provider TÜV SÜD in Singapore to build up new innovative businesses.
As Director he is now leading the Centre of Excellence Digital Service in Singapore, a key unit in TÜV SÜD´s digitilisation strategy, and is driving the development of new solutions around safety, cyber security and reliability of smart systems in the strategic segments Autonomous Driving, Industries 4.0 and Smart Healthcare.
Digital Manufacturing and Design (DManD) research centre, 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 centre. 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. at 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.
Advanced Robotics Center, National University of Singapore
Marcelo Ang received his BSc and MSc degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the De La Salle University in the Philippines and University of Hawaii, USA in 1981 and 1985, respectively, and his PhD in Electrical Engineering from the University of Rochester, New York in 1988 where he was an Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering. In 1989, he joined the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the National University of Singapore where he is currently an Associate Professor and Acting Director of the Advanced Robotics Center. His research interests span the areas of robotics, mechatronics, autonomous systems, and applications of intelligent systems. He teaches robotics; creativity and innovation; applied electronics and instrumentation; computing; design and related topics. In addition to academic and research activities. He is also actively involved in the Singapore Robotic Games as its founding chairman, and the World Robot Olympiad as member of its Advisory Council.
Professor Wong Chee How
Associate Dean (Academic), College of Engineering, School of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
Nanyang Technological University
WONG Chee How is an Associate Professor at the School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore. He received his Bachelor degree in Manufacturing Engineering from University of Birmingham, United Kingdom, and Master and Ph.D. degrees from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore respectively. In 2014, he was conferred fellow of the NTU Teaching Excellence Academy. Between 2014 and 2016, he served as the Associate Chair (Students) of the School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. In 2016, he was appointed Associate Dean (Academic) of the College of Engineering and is responsible for undergraduate and postgraduate curriculum, admissions, and teaching of the college. His current research interests include experimental studies and modelling of additive manufacturing processes such as selective laser melting. To date, he has published more than 70 technical papers in international peer-reviewed journals, attracting more than 1500 citations. He currently has an H-index of 21. He is now serving as the programme director of Future of Manufacturing programme in Singapore Centre for 3D Printing (SC3DP), SLM Solutions joint lab and NAMIC@NTU. He is an ExCo member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (Singapore) and served as its chairman from 2013 to 2014.
Christopher is an experienced and trusted advisor at Accenture for delivering business value via emerging technologies. With deep expertise in IT strategy, technology architecture, operations and delivering complex transformation projects, he focuses on supporting clients in assessing the value, risks and implications of “New IT” including architecture, security, IoT, analytics, AI and “pivot to the new” by navigating the best course to deal with fast paced technology disruption.
During his time in PwC as the CIO Advisory, Christopher led Industry 4.0, Internet of Things (IoT), smart city proposition for PwC South East Asia Consulting. He delivered IT Strategy and global implementation for the delivery of Major Capital projects (investments >USD$250m) for multinational organisations, developedCloud Strategy and business case for migration to Cloud platforms for enterprise/group level applications and services for global organisation as well as IT strategies and Implementation Roadmaps focused on enabling businesses growth in South East Asia.
Vice President, Chief Information Officer
Jabil Green Point
Currently, May is the Global Vice President and Chief Information Officer (CIO) for a Fortune 200 US Corporation. In the current job capacity, she leads the digital transformation journey within the Division and is responsible for spear heading key transformation programs within the fastest growing Division using technology, systems, and analytics as the key transformation enablers. She is involved in orchestrating and transforming the Division towards a Smart / Cognitive and digitized Organisation aligned to Industry 4.0 and leading the architecture re-design of the IT footprint so as to be cloud and mobile enabled and creating a new digital model within. Internally, she is well-recognised as an effective transformation agent within the senior leadership team and a consultative yet decisive leader within the IT team.
Director 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.
Fong Pin Fen
Director of Cities, Infrastructure & Industrial Solutions
Singapore Economic Development Board
Fong Pin Fen is the Director of Cities, Infrastructure & Industrial Solutions Group in the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB). She oversees the promotion and development of new business and investment opportunities in Engineering Services, Controls and Automation and Building Solutions sectors in Singapore.
She joined EDB in 2004. She was based in Shanghai as the Regional Director for EDB’s Greater China Operations from 2011 to 2014. Prior to that, she was Head of Electronics, overseeing the promotion and development of the Semiconductor industry in Singapore and Head of EDB China Desk Operations.
Group Director (Training Partners); Chief Human Resource Officer; Chief Data Officer
Michael Fung is the Group Director (Training Partners Group), Chief Human Resource Officer, and Chief Data Officer at SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG). He oversees the development of the continuing education and training system in Singapore, through managing funding and contractual partnerships with private training providers, institutes of higher learning, and enterprises. He also oversees the human resource function, and champions the data capabilities, governance, and reporting practices at SSG. He previously led the strategic policy and resource planning functions at SSG and the Singapore Workforce Development Agency.
Michael is an adjunct Senior Fellow at the Singapore University of Technology and Design, and was a Senior Advisor to the Office of the President at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST). He formerly held the position of Director of Planning and Institutional Research at HKUST, and provided leadership and support for the University’s strategic and academic planning, decision-making, resource allocation, and assessment of institutional effectiveness. He also led the University’s participation in international rankings, and was an advisor to several leading international ranking bodies.
He was previously the Director of Strategic Planning and Quality Assurance at the Singapore Management University (SMU), a Deputy Director at the Singapore Ministry of Manpower (MOM), and held various senior positions at the Infocomm Development Authority (IDA) and the National Computer Board (NCB) of Singapore.
He is the Founding President of the Higher Education Planning in Asia Association, and serves on the Carnegie Mellon University Admissions Council. He is an alumnus of the University of Southern California and Carnegie Mellon University in the US, and Tsinghua University in China.
Director of Supplies Operations
Jamie is the Director of Engineering responsible for the manufacturing of printheads and supplies for HP’s Print Business. She is also the Manufacturing Data Analytics Lead in support of Supplies Organization’s Smart Manufacturing Initiative.
A 27-year veteran with HP Inc, she has worked in a range of functions in manufacturing – from wafer fabrication to assembly operations, quality assurance, product engineering, new product transfer, competitive intelligence and business insights. Most recently, she conceived of and set up HP’s Smart Manufacturing Application & Research Center (SMARC) in Singapore. The facility, which opened in December 2017, focuses on digital transformation and re-invention of HP Inc’s Supplies Manufacturing Lines.
She is also an executive member of HP’s Women-Impact-Network, an employee resource group that aims to create opportunities for HP Women to meet, share, learn and grow – and strengthen leadership skills.
Jamie graduated from the National University of Singapore with a Master of Science in Chemistry and holds a Graduate Diploma in Financial Management from Singapore Institute of Management.
General Manager Southeast Asia
ARC Advisory Group
Bob Gill is responsible for managing ARC Advisory Group’s business operations and market research activities in Southeast Asia. ARC provides technology research, advisory and consulting services to many of the world’s leading industrial automation and software suppliers as well as to prominent end-user companies in the manufacturing and energy industries.
Bob’s work experience includes engineering roles (total 15 years) at British Aerospace, General Electric Company (GEC), and the Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology (SIMTech). He also had a decade-long career in industrial technology media as editor of publications including Control Engineering Asia, Industrial Automation Asia and Logistics Insight Asia, and editor-in-chief at Reed Business Information Asia and Contineo Media.
Bob graduated from the University of Wales in Cardiff, UK, with a BSc in Electronics and an MSc in Manufacturing Systems Engineering. He also has a MBA from NTU in Singapore. As well as numerous articles for industry publications, he was contributing author to Action Learning Cases in Organisational Behaviour (2004) and Many Ships, One Boat: Expat Tales and Tips (2011).
Ong Ken Lip
Director Business Development & Strategic Partnerships
National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Cluster
Ken Lip is Director of Industrialization and Strategic Partnerships at the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Cluster. In this role he ensures that NAMIC collaborates with companies to develop commercialize viable products and services. NAMIC aims to increase Singapore’s adoption of additive manufacturing technologies to enhance competitiveness in the rapidly evolving landscape of digital industrialization. To date, NAMIC has helped with over a hundred companies, and has a project pipeline exceeding $25million dollars.
He was formerly Head of Additive Manufacturing at Singapore Technologies Dynamics, the advanced R&D centre of ST Engineering. In this role, he oversaw various aspects of how 3D Printing was integrated into the company’s manufacturing pipeline. He was active in multiple aspects of AM, ranging from design prototyping to industrial production as well as testing and qualification processes.
He previously held technology management roles in various Fortune 500 companies around the world and has an MBA from UCLA as well as engineering degrees from Northwestern University, USA.
Director APJ Client Sales for 3D Printing Asia Pacific and Japan
Hewlett-Packard Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd.
Alex Lalumiere is Director of HP’s 3D Printing Client Sales in Asia Pacific and Japan.
In this role, Alex leads the direct sales and partnerships with strategic accounts across the region. He is also fostering relationships with industry and government bodies across the region to help drive the adoption of additive manufacturing.
In his previous role, Alex oversaw Asia-Pacific and Japan’s portfolio of computing services spanning configuration, deployment, care and usage services. He led all aspects of sales, portfolio development, go-to-market programs and business development. Most recently, he pioneered the development and enablement of HP’s Device-as-a-Service solution.
Since 2001, Alex has held various worldwide & regional positions at HP across both the PC and printing businesses. During his 16-year tenure, he contributed to the implementation of strategic projects and the development of emerging businesses at HP. Prior to his current role, Alex was Senior Manager of the Services, Displays & Accessories business in Asia Pacific and Japan.
A French Canadian, Alex holds a Bachelor of Commerce from McGill University, Canada, and a Masters of Science in Financial Economics from the University of London, UK. He is a world traveller and has worked in North America, Europe & Asia. He spends his time taking care of his two lovely young daughters, discovering new places, diving the best reefs, and winning (hopefully) ice hockey matches.
Head of Strategy and Business Development, Supply Network & Engg, Global Operations
Satendra has a global role as head of strategy, quality and business development for global supply network and engineering at Nokia. He is a director on Nokia Networks India board and a member of global Supply Network and Engineering leadership team.
In his current role, Satendra is responsible for global supply network strategy, global supply network architecture and capacity management, performance management, project management and global supply network quality. Nokia supply network consists of 30+ manufacturing sites and multiple distribution hubs globally. Prior to this role Satendra led manufacturing operations for Nokia Networks in India.
Satendra has 28 years of experience in general management, operations, supply chain management and quality management. He specializes in setting up new operations, building up efficient teams and delivering value to business. Satendra has extremely rich general management experience as business head in multinational corporations.
Satendra has started 2 world class technology manufacturing operations and has led introduction of new technology products into India. He has been instrumental in building India’s largest telecom infrastructure manufacturing facility for Nokia Networks in Chennai. Nokia Networks Chennai has grown very rapidly to become a significant part of Nokia’s global supply chain and has received several national awards.
He is co-chair of FICCI manufacturing excellence task force and is member of national councils on smart manufacturing, Electronics and consumer durables. Satendra is an electronics engineer with masters in management and has completed advanced management from IIM, Bangalore.
Partner, Head of Commercial/TMT
Matt is an international technology, media and telecoms lawyer and a Partner at CMS, a leading international law firm. He advises clients from startups to global tech, telecoms and media companies and governments on business and law in Asia. His practice spans commercial, transactional, regulatory and intellectual property advice across tech, media and telecoms, including content regulation, e-commerce, cloud, data, cybersecurity, payments, apps, adtech, IoT and complex sourcing and supply chain transactions.
Matt is also a Director of the International Institute of Communications in Singapore. He regularly appears on TV and in print media to discuss the tech/media/telecoms sectors, including BBC World News, Channel News Asia, Wall Street Journal, Mashable and The Straits Times.
He blogs at www.connectedasia.com on how the unparalleled and explosive growth in connectivity in Asia-Pacific is driving new technologies and business models and creating new legal and commercial challenges.
GM, HEAD - ERC (Indoor testing)
Mahesh is a fellow of Institution of Mechanical Engineers, UK and Chartered Engineer recognised by Engineering Council, UK. Having 32+ years of experience in Automotive field including two wheelers, passenger cars & commercial vehicles, he is currently heading Validation function in Engineering Research centre of Tata Motors for Passenger cars to Commercial vehicles for all aggregates, systems and specific Vehicle level tests. His earlier job responsibility included heading and controlling all functional departments in Research & Development centre of a 2-wheeler Company (Motorcycles & Mopeds). Mahesh has delivered keynotes and papers in various international conferences in Germany, UK, USA, Singapore and Sri Lanka on subjects ranging from Structural durability, Vehicle systems, Advance manufacturing and Autonomous driving. He has 14 IPRs (Intellectual Property Rights) including patents, copyrights & Notarizations.He is also a Technical Evaluator for SIAT/SAE papers, conferencing events, and internal innovations.
Ho Howe Tian
Director, Plantweb IIoT Solutions
Emerson Automation Solutions
As the Director of Plantweb Digital Solutions, Howe Tian is responsible to help end users to achieve top quartile performance through digitalization and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). He has been piloting the digitalization and IIoT projects since 2012 and have implemented several key projects across Asia Pacific since then. He has vast experience in the process automation industry; he has been working as control engineer in process plants and then technical marketing manager for solution providers in the past 15 years. He holds an MBA from University of Birmingham, UK.
C K Vishwakarma
CK is a Senior Business Strategy, Program Management and Technology leader with over 15 years of extensive international experience in solutions architecture, program management, and business process transformation. CK works with organizations crafting Digital Journey, and MakeIoTHappen Strategy. CK also conducts business and technology research, speaks at leadership forums, prestigious international conferences, and advise senior leaders on how advanced technologies can prime enterprises for the future. He has created new strategies, and frameworks on how the traditional methods of operational technologies can be integrated with new connected technologies for the successful implementation of Digital Initiatives. He founded both IoTSG and AllThingsConnected, IoTSG is the biggest IoT and Deep Tech focused Special Interest Group in South East Asia,AllThingsConnected is an end to end IoT project organization based in Singapore. He is also an adviser to numerous IoT startups, and incubation programs, and an Associate Faculty-IoT at Singapore University of Social Sciences & Republic Polytechnic, Singapore.
Head of IoT/Industry X.0 & Mobile Practices for ASEAN+
Ani Bhalekar heads Accenture Digital’s Mobile and IoT (Industry X.0) practice for ASEAN+. This group drives digital transformation across client operations, from R&D to engineering and manufacturing―reinventing their businesses to unlock digital value. This practice includes the cross-industry IoT team focused on industrial IoT, smart buildings, connected transport and blockchain.
Mr. Bhalekar is also part of Accenture Mobility’s global leadership team. He is a key contributor to Accenture’s thought leadership and often represents Accenture’s point of view to industry analysts and publications in Asia, most recently on Industry 4.0 and Analytics across industries. Prior to Accenture, Mr. Bhalekar has been in leadership roles at Syniverse Technologies and Microsoft where he lead the formulation and execution of the company’s new product initiatives and was the head of worldwide planning with Samsung, respectively.
Mr. Bhalekar has 17+ years experience in different parts of the digital ecosystem in North America, Europe and Asia. He has a master’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Maryland and an executive masters from the Kellogg School of Management.
Wong Hong Boon
Singapore and Asia Manufacturing and Supply Chain Legal Counsel
Wong Hong Boon is the Legal Counsel for 3M Singapore and 3M Asia Centre of Excellence for Manufacturing and Supply Chain Operations. In this role, he manages legal affairs and advises on corporate governance, compliance and regulatory matters across various jurisdictions in Asia.
Prior to joining 3M, Mr Wong was the Regional Counsel for Docomo Intertouch. He managed Docomo Intertouch’s legal operations in South Pacific, Middle East, and South-East Asia from 2007 to 2009 and Europe, Africa, North Asia and Singapore from 2009 to 2011. Prior to this, Mr Wong worked as an associate in Rodyk & Davidson and specialized in Corporate Finance and Mergers and Acquisitions.
Mr Wong is fluent in English and Mandarin. He has an LL.B. from the National University of Singapore, is admitted to the Singapore Bar and is certified by IAPP as a Certified Information Privacy Manager. He has recently been awarded with the Legal 500 GC Powerlist as part of 3M’s Southeast Asia Team.
Pham Quang Cuong
Cuong was born in Hanoi, Vietnam and grew up in Vietnam and then in France. He graduated from École Normale Supérieure rue d’Ulm, France, in 2007. He obtained a PhD in Neuroscience from Université Paris VI and Collège de France in 2009. In 2010, he was a Visiting Researcher at the University of São Paulo, Brazil. From 2011 to 2013, he was as a Fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), doing research in Robotics at the University of Tokyo. He joined NTU as an Assistant Professor in 2013. He was the recipient of the Best Paper Award at the conference Robotics: Science and Systems, 2012. His team won the second prize at the Airbus Shopfloor Challenge at ICRA 2016.
Soh Gim Song
Dr. Soh Gim Song is an Assistant Professor in the Engineering Product Development Pillar at Singapore University of Technology and Design since 2011 and a core founding member of its Robotics Innovation Laboratory. He obtained his MSc and PhD degree from the department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at University of California, Irvine (UCI) and was a visiting scholar in the department of Mechanical Engineering at MIT. He had taught courses in the field of machine theory, computer aided design and manufacturing as well as engineering design processes. His research focuses on kinematics, mechanism design and robotics with applications in manufacturing, defence and healthcare. Currently, he is serving on the ASME Mechanism and Robotics Committee and IFToMM Technical Committee for Robotics and Mechatronics.
Industry Solutions Director
Dean Shaw joined Microsoft in March 2017 as the regional Industry Solutions Director for Asia-Pacific after 6 and a half years at General Electric’s power generation unit where he was the Commercial Director, Asia-Pacific for Power Generation Services. Prior to that he was the Asia Regional Leader, Price Management at Schneider Electric. Dean has extensive experience in the power generation and oil and gas verticals in particular, working on some of the largest power projects in Asia. He holds a Bachelor of Computer Science from Monash University and a Master of Business specialising in Economics.
Director of Data Analytics Consulting Centre
National University of Singapore
A/Prof Carol Hargreaves is the Director of the Data Analytics Consulting Centre at the National University of Singapore. Prof Hargreaves has a joint position in the Department of Mathematics & the Department of Statistics & Applied Probability. Her role includes providing data analytics advisory & consulting services to industry, designing and teaching data analytics executive training courses for industry professionals, and is a noted keynote conference speaker and moderator.
Prof Hargreaves has a passion for solving business problems using analytics and machine learning techniques to build data driven solutions for growth and effective decision-making. She aims to provide her clients with organic revenue growth, allowing business processes to become smarter and faster while keeping customers engaged.
Prof Hargreaves is an analytics and business intelligence professional with over 28 years analytics experience, with leading roles in the pharmaceutical, healthcare & fast moving consumer goods and education industries. Prof Hargreaves has worked with a variety of leading companies to make businesses more intelligent. These include Pfizer, Novartis, Merck Sharp & Dohme, Nestle, MasterFoods, Goodman Fielder, Foxtel, Aztec (IRI), Cegedim Strategic Data (Quintiles), National Health & Medical Research Council, National University of Singapore.
Spare Parts 3D
Paul Guillaumot is the founder and CEO of Spare Parts 3D, company specialized on on-demand production for spare parts via additive manufacturing operating in various sectors including Home Appliance, Marine, Oil and Gaz, General industry. Paul firmly believes that additive manufacturing, also known as 3D printing, is the leading driver of the 4th industrial revolution, enabling just-in-time, distributed and mass-customized production.
He started his career at Oliver Wyman, as strategy consultant and left upon the opportunity to join the spin-off called Theano Advisors. During his years in consulting, he got actively involved in many projects, including major transformation of international industrial companies such as Airbus or the French national railway Company, SNCF.
Holding a Master Degree in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering from Arts et Métiers Paristech (France). Paul has an extensive knowledge in product development and manufacturing processes.
Smart Manufacturing Project Manager
Jayachandiran has started his career in 1997, as a unit process development Engineer for semiconductor package test in SIEMENS Components Pte. Ltd. (known as Infineon Technologies from Apr 1999). He then assumed the role of change management project leader from 2006 in the Semiconductor Laminate Package Development Segment and held technical lead position for final test unit process development from 2011 in the Test Segment. In 2016, Jayachandiran was appointed as the project manager to drive the Smart factory transformation initiatives at Infineon manufacturing plant in Singapore. He held the International Project Management Association Certified Project Manager (IPMA-Level C) and graduated from University of Aberdeen(UK) in 1997, Bachelor’s degree with honours in Mechanical Engineering.
Brandon Lee Kok Hoh
Chairman, Smart Automation Industry Group
Singapore Manufacturing Federation
As the current term chairman of the Smart Automation Industry Group – Singapore Manufacturing Federation, Brandon’s vision is to establish smart automation benchmarking standards and adopt guideline to help manufacturing members speed up their transformation towards achieving smart manufacturing or Industry 4.0 level. As the new chairman for APAC board of MESA International, his objective is to propagate these valuable insights to the APAC manufacturers and introduce the new APAC perspective to MESA to continuously drive towards a better integration of global manufacturing eco-systems. Brandon is also the country manager of ATS Applied Tech Systems, with 30 years of experience helping customers to redefine the “Smartness” in their manufacturing and assembly systems, is right at the forefront of the Industry 4.0 revolution. He is entrusted with the dream of creating a leading force that propels Asia manufacturing to the Industry 4.0 journey, that eventually saves our earth resources for building a better future.
President / Director and Head, Advanced Incubation Centre
Singapore Space and Technology Association / Flex
Mr. Hung is President of the Singapore Space and Technology Association (SSTA), Singapore’s lead, industry association focused on supporting the development of the space technology industry.
His international work experience includes management roles with the Contraves Group, a Rheinmetall Defense & Boustead Joint-Venture, Flex International and CAE Inc. Prior to CAE, he managed Business Development and Strategic Partnerships at Singapore Technologies Electronics (Satcom & Sensor Systems) and ST (Satellite Systems).
Earlier in his career, Mr. Hung was the Centre Director for Middle East & North Africa Operations at the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB), the country’s lead investment promotion agency. In the EDB, he handled portfolios in aerospace, marine/offshore and luxury yacht sectors. In particular, he led the development of the space incubator unit that is presently EDB’s space office.
Mr. Hung currently serves on the Board of the Air Transport Training College, Spacetime Technology Pte. Ltd., and sits on the Steering Sub-Committee for the new Science Centre Singapore. He is also a member of the Singapore Tourism Board’s Conference Ambassador Programme.