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Smart Nation Summit 2019

June 26th, 2019 | Singapore

Marina Bay Sands Convention Centre

About Smart Nation Summit

Organized by Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) and Ministry of Communications and Information (MCI) in partnership with Unbound within the wider ambit of the Smart Nation Innovations Week, the Smart Nation Summit (SNS) is a premiere annual by-invitation-only half day forum, carefully curated as the apex event to facilitate open and impactful conversations among government and business stakeholders on the policies, strategies, technologies and mind-sets needed in this new digital economy.

This June, the Smart Nation Summit is where industry and government thought leaders come together for cross-vertical, high-level conversations about the most pertinent issues and trends surrounding digital transformation, a digital Asia, and trust in a digital-as-usual age. The forum will feature Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong as the Guest of Honour.

AGENDA

“Towards A Digital-As-Usual Age”

26 June 2019
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13:00

REGISTRATION & WELCOME REFRESHMENTS

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14:00

WELCOME REMARKS

By Mr Daniel Seal, CEO, Unbound

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14:05

OPENING ADDRESS

By Mr S Iswaran , Minister for Communications & Information, Singapore

As digital technologies become readily available and accessible, we see organisations and countries managing to transform exponentially by embracing digitalisation to the core and forging multi-stakeholder partnerships to transform themselves, sectors and even nation-wide.

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14:20

PANEL: CATALYSING DIGITALISATION TO ACHIEVE TRANSFORMATION ACROSS SECTORS

This session will examine the approaches that organisations from traditional industries have taken to achieve exponential transformation by looking beyond transformation internally at the organisation-level but focusing on sector-wide transformation.

Ms Anja Hendel, Director of Innovation Management and Digital Transformation, Posche

Mr Kevin Aluwi, Co-Founder, Go-Jek

Moderator: Mr Gary Liu, CEO, South China Morning Post

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14:45

PANEL: ECOSYSTEM DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION THROUGH SHAREHOLDER PARTNERSHIPS

This session will discuss the importance for multiple stakeholders in the national ecosystem to partner each other and tap on the synergies so that organisations can extract more value for their businesses in a digital age and achieve mutual benefits.

 

Ms Lesly Goh, Senior Technology Advisor, World Bank

Mr Irving Tan, Senior Vice-President & COO, Cisco

Mr Randall Brugeaud, CEO, Digital Transformation Agency, Australia

Mr Bruno Lanvin, President, Smart City Observatory

Moderator: Mr Kok Ping Soon, CEO, GovTech Singapore

This segment will cast a spotlight on Asia in a digital-as-usual age, highlighting the investment potential and technological surge in the region. The segment will also place a focus on Southeast Asia, exploring the region’s unique opportunities, operating environment, and consumer needs in a digital economy.

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15:30

FEATURE: BUILDING SOUTHEAST ASIA'S NEXT TECH GENERATION

Southeast Asia’s digital economy is expanding at an unprecedented pace. Join Grab’s Co-Founder Tan Hooi Ling as she discusses the opportunities and challenges for growth in the region, and how companies and governments can work together to unleash the full potential of the region, and grow the next generation of technology leaders in Southeast Asia.

Moderator: Mr Kiren Kumar, Assistant Managing Director, Economic Development Board

Ms Tan Hooi Ling, Co-Founder & COO, Grab

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15:45

IN CONVERSATION: ASIA'S MASSIVE GROWTH POTENTIAL IN A DIGITAL AGE

This session will focus on the massive growth potential of Asia in a digital age, accelerated by a booming ecosystem of innovative start-ups, technologists and investors seizing opportunities in the digital economy. Is this all boom – or are there areas of uncertainty and challenges that might turn out to be stumbling blocks in Asia’s growth story? This segment will also highlight how Chinese innovation is potentially shaping the world and its impact on business globally, by featuring one fo the world’s leading AI unicorn.

Moderator: Mr Paul Santos, Managing Partner, Wavemaker Partners

Prof Tang Xiao’ou, Founder of SenseTime

Ms Jenny Lee, Managing Partner, GGV Capital

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16:15

NETWORKING TEA

With exponential digital transformation taking place across industries, governments and society globally, there is an increasing urgency to identify, acknowledge and tackle the impact and implications of a digital-as-usual age. Mounting concerns on the ethical use of technology including artificial intelligence and big data, as well as risks associated with online use including fake news and social-media facilitated extremism are increasingly threatening the trust that society has in digital technologies. This segment raises a cautionary tale of taking trust for granted, and explores concrete ways where technology, businesses and governments can  -despite their inherently different interest-  co-own and co-create the trust building process in a digital-as-usual age.

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16:45

PANEL: CO-CREATING THE TRUST BUILDING PROCESS IN A DIGITAL AGE

This session discusses the tensions between technology companies and governments today and attempt to distil common objectives and interests in both to ensure that trust in a digital age does not erode;  such commanalties call for co-ownership of the complex challenges on hand. The panel will explore how public and private sectors globally can co-create a new trust building process moving forward.

Moderator: Dr Janil Puthucheary, Senior Minister of State for Ministry of Communications and Information & Ministry of Transport, Singapore

Mr Andreas Ebert, Worldwide National Technology Officer, Office of the CTO, Industries, Microsoft Corporation

Mr Stefan Schnorr, Director-General, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy, Germany

Mr David Hyman, General Counsel (Chief Legal and Public Policy Officer), Netflix

Mr Sherif Elsayed-Ali, Director of Partnerships, Element AI and Co-Chair of World Economic Forum Global Future Council on Human Rights and Technology

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17:30

CLOSING DIALOGUE: CHALLENGES FOR NEXT-GEN LEADERSHIP IN A DIGITAL-AS-USUAL AGE

Moderator: Mr Dominic Barton, Global Managing Partner Emeritus, McKinsey & Company

Mr Lee Hsien Loong, Prime Minister, Singapore

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18:15

END OF SMART NATION SUMMIT 2019

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