Global Speakers

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Dr Antonio Feraco

Head of Business Development

Fraunhofer Singapore, Nanyang Technological Univesity

Dr. Antonio Feraco is Head of Business Development at the Fraunhofer Singapore. He owns a PhD in Artificial Intelligence and Psychology of Programming focusing the major of his activities in developing business models for Digital Transformation. His work focuses 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.

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Michael Goh

Director of Smart Connected Solutions

BOSCH Singapore

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).

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Liu Bisheng

Vice President Digital Factory Customer Services

Siemens

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Roxane Desmicht

Senior Director Corporate Supply Chain

Infineon Technologies

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Dr Andreas Hauser

Director of Water Services and Digital Service

TÜV SÜD

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.

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David Rosen

Director

Digital Manufacturing and Design (DManD) research centre, SUTD

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Dr Claus Trenner

President

Singapore German Chamber of Industry and Commerce

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Marcelo Ang

Acting Director

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.

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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.

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Nicholas Payen

Co-Founder and Managing Director

Future Economy Studio

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Christopher Warren

Managing Director

Accenture