Programme | IoT Asia - Leading IoT Event in Asia

Smart Cities Focus Day - 21 March 2018

  • Track 1: Solution Design and Delivery Track

  • Track 2: End User Impacts and Outcomes Track 

  • Track 3: Technical Track

Industrial IoT Focus Day - 22 March 2018

  • Track 1: Industrial Case Studies and POCs Track

  • Track 2: Capability Development Track

  • Track 3: Technical Track

Updated as of 21 March 2018. Subject to changes at the Organiser's discretion. 

9:00 am - 9:10 am

Joint Welcome Speech by the Organisers and Opening Ceremony (till 11:50 am)

Oliver Tian, President, Singapore Industrial Automation Association (SIAA), Singapore

Aloysius Arlando, Chief Executive Officer, SingEx Holdings Pte Ltd

9:40 am - 9:50 am

IoT Asia Trailblazer Award Presentation

9:50 am - 10:10 am

Keynote: The Network in Action

For years excitement has been building around the Internet of Things and its promise to change the way we live and interact with technology. But IoT is a means to an end, and not an end in itself. This new era will blur the lines between humanity and technology. The Internet of Things exists to feed the reactive network.

I want it, now. For every business professional and consumer, in every culture and across each continent, we have become impulse-driven in our daily life, at play and at work. The network has ushered us through the information age, and then the social age. Its next great challenge is to reflexively serve our needs, often before we even know these needs exist. The network must understand what we want, and deliver exactly that within the precious seconds of fleeting desire.

To do so this requires two innovations: knowing us deeply and delivering rapidly. For IoT to truly succeed it must be everywhere, and the network-first mindset plays a critical role in making this happen.

Diomedes Kastanis, Head of IoT, Singtel, Singapore

10:10 am - 10:30 am

Keynote: The Power of IoT to Transform Your Business   

Asia holds tremendous potential as a region for digital transformation, as seen in the pace of adoption and proliferation of IoT and digital technologies. Such successes have been built upon local collaborations and there needs to be an ongoing commitment to partnerships and ensuring that gains are sustained.

Ludovic Le Moan, Chief Executive Officer, Sigfox, France

10:30 am - 10:50 am

Keynote: Pathways to Smarter Cities and Next-Generation Capabilities 

The presentation focuses on the concept of Smart Cities and how a cashless payments infrastructure serves as its backbone. Presenting highlights of a latest study on cashless cities worldwide, this presentation will elaborate on how regulators and the private sector can work together to navigate the global digital economy, touching on why cities around the world are leading the global drive in going digital, the benefits and concerns of doing so, how cashless payments figure in the larger smart city concept, how we might realistically imagine Singapore going cash-free, the challenges and untapped opportunities.

Pauline Sahetapy, Vice President, Visa School of Public Policy, Singapore
 

10:50 am - 11:50 am

Smart City Leaders’ Dialogue (with Q&A)

Navigating Expectations and Ambitions of the Smart City in the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Smart Cities inspire and are often the focal points for tech initiatives tackling urban issues impacting citizens’ lives; they are also increasingly “punching above their weight” in economic and political terms. With reference to their own contexts, panellists will discuss how Smart Cities are navigating these tensions.

Moderator:

King Wang Poon, Director, Lee Kuan Yew Centre for Innovative Cities, Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore

Panellists:

11:50 am - 1:00 pm

Networking Lunch

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Breakout into 3 tracks (refer to Tracks for more details)

  • Blue: Solution Design and Delivery Track

  • Green: End User Impacts and Outcomes Track 

  • Orange: Technical Track

4:00 pm - 4:40 pm
4:45 pm - 5:30 pm

Closing Panel: Advancing Smart City Agendas - Fault-Lines and Prospects on the Asian Horizon

This panel will highlight Asian/ASEAN perspectives on how Smart Cities may influence broader agendas beyond their city-level municipal foci or concerns. More specifically, Smart Cities around the world have come to symbolise progress and innovation, and perhaps even progressiveness in some ways.  They also influence perceptions and expectations in terms of political agendas, values and priorities.

Moderator:

Dr Rishi Bhatnagar, President, Aeris Communications and Chairperson, Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), India

Panellists:

5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Evening Networking Reception

1:00 pm - 1:25 pm

Transforming Through Global and Local Partnerships

Connectivity models are moving towards greater flexibility and collaborative partnerships to better meet contextual needs. Through local and global partners, connectivity providers are creating and building pathways for development and transformation around the world and across industries. This presentation highlights examples of outcomes and value arising from such collaborations.

Ludovic Lassauce, Director - Business Collaboration, Mobility, IoT Solutions and Business Development, Tata Communications, Singapore

1:25 pm - 2:05 pm

Panel: Aligning the Ecosystem for Smart Future Mobility

The Smart/Future Mobility landscape with multi-modal options and multi-sector stakeholders will reflect the ecosystem of today although with different imperatives and pressures.  Panellists will discuss what are some of the necessary conditions for enabling innovation & performance, current thinking on integrative planning approaches of different mobility systems/concepts from the perspective of end-users’ experience, and what may be emergent agendas or complexities to be faced by stakeholder, how they inform/constrain/enable each other’s delivery of outcomes.

With reference to specific projects/initiatives, panellists will draw insights from relevant ongoing challenges e.g. performance/safety standards to adhere to, problems of testing, scaling or robustness, evolving regulations, user behaviours, and how developments in adjacent sectors e.g. energy efficiency, sustainability requirements etc. may affect them.  Panellists may also consider what might be better ways of collaboration for the smart mobility ecosystem to reach its full potential.

Moderator:

Sharad Mohan Mishra, Executive Director – SEA Automotive Consulting Leader, Deloitte​

Panellists:

2:10 pm - 2:35 pm

Informing Transformations in the Building and Infrastructure Sector

This presentation will consider transformative developments driven by tech innovations in the building / property sector, and the wider effects on commerce, real estate value and adjacent sectors.

Alex Lim, General Manager, Planon Asia, Singapore 

2:35 pm - 3:15 pm

Panel: Lessons from Industrial Campuses and Transferable Insights for Smart Cities 

Business parks and industrial campuses are planned and developed as cities in themselves to some extent, and may offer lessons and insights for Smart Cities in areas such as the balance of administrative efficiency and control of environments, measures for performance, innovation and resilience, the zoning and mix of functions, liveability/working conditions/human factors for workers and residents, renewal in the face of competition, sustainability practices, security and privacy etc. The aim of this session is to highlight panellists’ experience and valuable insights, the thinking behind the strategic and administrative perspectives in these areas that can inform ongoing and future challenges of Smart Cities.

Moderator:

Salim Aslam, Director of Built Environment, IoTSG and AllThingsConnected, Singapore

Panellists:

3.20 pm - 4:00 pm

Provisioning for Smarter Collaborations

This presentation will highlight examples of collaborative approaches to design, build, integration and development of specific Smart City solutions, why this is necessary at the system level. This presentation will round-up earlier track presentations in this track with insights on how successful Smart City projects and solutions come together to meet capability requirements and outcomes for stakeholders and other beneficiaries.

IoT – Mass Efficiency Creator 
This talk will discuss how solution providers need to build an ecosystem with strong partners in order to go after large customers, avoid half-cooked solutions, and provide real POV (proof of value) with clear ROI.

Loic Barancourt, Chief Executive Officer, Thinxtra, Australia 
 

1:00 pm - 1:40 pm

Panel: Smart Cities: Who Decided What is Smart for Us?

Residents, end-users and businesses are vested in how well cities thrive in terms of liveability and utility etc. dimensions.  Different expectations, needs and agendas though imply possibly competing for interests and complications in how smart cities evolve e.g. how governments and developers cater to needs, intended benefits versus the actual experience or character of initiatives. Setting the tone of discussions to follow, this panel will consider different dimensions of smart cities and what we may need to focus on e.g. security/privacy, how smart city needs are framed, preserving heritage/social/community and belonging, how priorities are determined and why this matters e.g. trade-offs between near vs longer-term views, how evolving needs may suggest opportunities and challenges e.g. implications of AI on liveability, future of living and work, resilience, possible social trade-offs etc.

Lead Discussant:

Dr Jose Sepulveda, Director, I2CV Association, Spain

Panellists:

1:40 pm - 2:05 pm

De-risking IoT for the Broad Market: The Role of the Solution Provider in Aligning the Ecosystem for Success in IoT 

This talk will expand on outcomes of regional digital transformation and services delivery initiatives in the U.S., with highlights of specific projects that illustrate coordinative approaches and thinking on the smart city and regional planning.

Lou Lutostanski, Vice President – Internet of Things, Avnet, United States of America

2:10 pm - 2:50 pm

Panel: Framing Healthcare as an Experiential and Service Proposition

Public health initiatives, medical care provision and conditions for wellness are essential dimensions of thriving societies and communities. Against this context, panellists will consider approaches to healthcare delivery from users’ / recipients’ experiential perspective i.e. the desired state versus reality, how end-users are being engaged in digital healthcare initiatives and what are the critiques/challenges and on-going engagement mechanisms.  Also to be discussed are the basis for public-private collaboration in healthcare delivery and contextual constraints of public sector dynamics, why these contextual elements are important for IoT solution adopters, purveyors and even end-users to understand.

Moderator:

Dr Zubin Daruwalla, Director and Consulting Healthcare Lead – SouthEast Asia, PwC  

Panellists:

2:50 pm - 3:15 pm

Extending Ecosystem Capabilities and Business Models

IoT partnership models are reshaping business and driving digital transformation. This presentation will highlight how partnership approaches can unlock value across multiple verticals.

Jonathan Cobb, Chief Operating Officer, Ayla Networks, United States of America

3:15 pm - 4:00 pm

Augmenting Human Interaction and Engagement (with live demo)

This presentation presents new thinking on bodily interactions with the environment (in the context of Smart City services) through embedded sensors, the practical applications and implications in terms of design, control, privacy, security, ethics, UX and human behaviours. A live demo of a bio implantation will follow.

Hannes Sjoblad, Biohacker and Chief Disruption Officer, Epicenter Stockholm, Sweden 

1:00 pm - 1:25 pm

The Enterprise Immune System: Using Machine Learning for Next-Gen Cyber Defence

Approaches inspired by biological immunity systems are using AI and machine learning to proactively identify anomalous patterns and prevent attacks. As an example of the creativity in security research and solution development, this presentation will highlight how such innovations can and must keep pace with cybersecurity needs of enterprises across physical, virtualised and cloud, through to IoT and industrial control systems.

Mishaal Ismeer, Territory Sales Manager, Darktrace, Singapore

1:25 pm - 2:05 pm

Panel: Reality Check on Compliance & Security in IoT – Hopeful Prospects or Is It Game Over?

Panellists will discuss the state of security among IoT solution providers, comment on relevant security / compliance incidents with reference to case studies around how companies can design their products to mitigate security concerns. From the viewpoint of data privacy and security, the upcoming GDPR regulation will be of interest. Panellists may also discuss what is still lacking and how blockchain can help address such challenges.

Lead Discusssant:

Tak Leung Hoi, Counsel, Ashurst, Hong Kong 

Panellists:

2:05 pm - 2:30 pm

Critical Infrastructure Platforms for Smarter Cities

This presentation will highlight perspectives on key infrastructural foundations for Smart City utility services, including measures for performance, resilience and strategies/capabilities for data-driven intelligence.

Laurence Rusiecki, Sales Director, Sensus International, Singapore

2:30 pm - 3:10 pm

Panel: Finessing the Partnership Equation 

This panel will present perspectives on different characters of collaboration as partners address challenges and opportunities in IoT.  The different contexts of partnership will be explored, and discussion will encompass issues of complementarity in terms of capabilities, reach in terms of markets and verticals, partnership ecosystem and DNA as illustrated by relevant case studies.  This will provide delegates with a better understanding of the essence behind successful IoT collaborations and crucial partnerships decisions.  

Moderator:

Jim Morrish, Head of Strategy and Partnerships, Nokia WING, United Kingdom

Panellists:

3:10 pm - 3:35 pm

Engineering Enablement for Connected and Intelligent Systems

This session will present insights on the engineering and development of IoT systems and their integration with business/organisational processes.

Anji Vaidyula, Head of IoT and Analytics, Communications Business Unit, Cyient, India

9:00 am - 9:10 am

Joint Welcome Speech by the Organisers and Opening Ceremony (till 11:50 am)

Oliver Tian, President, Singapore Industrial Automation Association (SIAA), Singapore

Aloysius Arlando, Chief Executive Officer, SingEx Holdings Pte Ltd

9:40 am - 9:50 am

IoT Asia Trailblazer Award Presentation

9:50 am - 10:10 am

Keynote: The Network in Action

For years excitement has been building around the Internet of Things and its promise to change the way we live and interact with technology. But IoT is a means to an end, and not an end in itself. This new era will blur the lines between humanity and technology. The Internet of Things exists to feed the reactive network.

I want it, now. For every business professional and consumer, in every culture and across each continent, we have become impulse-driven in our daily life, at play and at work. The network has ushered us through the information age, and then the social age. Its next great challenge is to reflexively serve our needs, often before we even know these needs exist. The network must understand what we want, and deliver exactly that within the precious seconds of fleeting desire.

To do so this requires two innovations: knowing us deeply and delivering rapidly. For IoT to truly succeed it must be everywhere, and the network-first mindset plays a critical role in making this happen.

Diomedes Kastanis, Head of IoT, Singtel, Singapore

10:10 am - 10:30 am

Keynote: The Power of IoT to Transform Your Business   

Asia holds tremendous potential as a region for digital transformation, as seen in the pace of adoption and proliferation of IoT and digital technologies. Such successes have been built upon local collaborations and there needs to be an ongoing commitment to partnerships and ensuring that gains are sustained.

Ludovic Le Moan, Chief Executive Officer, Sigfox, France

10:30 am - 10:50 am

Keynote: Pathways to Smarter Cities and Next-Generation Capabilities 

The presentation focuses on the concept of Smart Cities and how a cashless payments infrastructure serves as its backbone. Presenting highlights of a latest study on cashless cities worldwide, this presentation will elaborate on how regulators and the private sector can work together to navigate the global digital economy, touching on why cities around the world are leading the global drive in going digital, the benefits and concerns of doing so, how cashless payments figure in the larger smart city concept, how we might realistically imagine Singapore going cash-free, the challenges and untapped opportunities.

Pauline Sahetapy, Vice President, Visa School of Public Policy, Singapore
 

10:50 am - 11:50 am

Smart City Leaders’ Dialogue (with Q&A)

Navigating Expectations and Ambitions of the Smart City in the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Smart Cities inspire and are often the focal points for tech initiatives tackling urban issues impacting citizens’ lives; they are also increasingly “punching above their weight” in economic and political terms. With reference to their own contexts, panellists will discuss how Smart Cities are navigating these tensions.

Moderator:

King Wang Poon, Director, Lee Kuan Yew Centre for Innovative Cities, Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore

Panellists:

4:00 pm - 4:40 pm
4:45 pm - 5:30 pm

Closing Panel: Advancing Smart City Agendas - Fault-Lines and Prospects on the Asian Horizon

This panel will highlight Asian/ASEAN perspectives on how Smart Cities may influence broader agendas beyond their city-level municipal foci or concerns. More specifically, Smart Cities around the world have come to symbolise progress and innovation, and perhaps even progressiveness in some ways.  They also influence perceptions and expectations in terms of political agendas, values and priorities.

Moderator:

Dr Rishi Bhatnagar, President, Aeris Communications and Chairperson, Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), India

Panellists:

5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Evening Networking Reception

9:40 am - 10:00 am

Announcement

Pathway to Transformation: Launch of the 2nd phase of the Singapore Smart Industry Readiness Index

Dr Koh Poh Koon, Senior Minister of State for Trade and Industry & Ministry of National Development, Singapore
Senior representatives from The Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB), SPRING Singapore and trade associations

10:00 am - 11:10 am

Industry Leaders’ Dialogue (with Q&A): Fomenting (R)Evolution and Advances in Asia’s Industrial Capabilities

Panellists will consider the state and pace of innovation in the industry, how they are disrupting / transforming and what’s driving it around the world. More specifically in Asia, panellists will discuss ground-level initiatives and ecosystem developments that are helping to spur IIoT adoption and envision future possibilities. Discussants will also address challenges e.g. workforce displacement, capability/talent development, regulatory regimes, emerging standards and security, effects of regulations e.g. GDPR, and what policies are needed, the prospects for the industry in this environment in the near to mid-term.

Moderator:

Stephen Mellor, Chief Technology Officer, Industrial Internet Consortium, United States of America 

Panellists:

11:10 am - 11:50 am

Keynote: Seeing Through the IoT Prism: Industrial Innovation, Productivity, and the Tech-Augmented Workforce

This keynote will present new possibilities enabled by advances and applications in AR, intelligence and the implications for the way we work and interact in future.

Gaia Dempsey, Founder, 7th Future, United States of America

11:50 am - 12:20 pm

Keynote: Shaping Up for a Quantum Future

This keynote will address developments in quantum computing, its significance for industrial applications, and opportunities for solving extant problems in security encryption, data privacy and trust with quantum innovations.

Dr Joseph Fitzsimons, Principal Investigator, Centre for Quantum Technologies and Associate Professor, Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore

12:20 pm - 1:30 pm

Networking Lunch

1:30 pm - 4:20 pm

Breakout into 3 tracks (refer to Tracks for more details)

  • Blue: Industrial Case Studies and POCs Track

  • Green: Capability Development Track 

  • Orange: Technical Track

4:20 pm - 5:30 pm

Closing Panel: Raising the Game For Industry Transformation in Asia – What’s At Stake

This panel will wrap up Industrial IoT Day's proceedings by considering what’s at stake in terms of expectations of industry digitalisation and transformation towards IIoT in Asia; the urgency due to demographics, capabilities, competition; how this is reflected in government interests, initiatives, and responses to date by public sector and industry actors.

Moderator:  
Leesa Soulodre, Global Innovation Director, Inspirit IoT, Singapore

Panellists: 

5:30 pm

Closing Remarks and End of Conference

1:30 pm - 1:55 pm

The Last Hurdle to Autonomy

Industrial Autonomy is still a dream with high initial CAPEX, long deployment times and business disruption in implementing massive levels of sensor nodes have not been solved. We have seen strong headwinds with low cost, robust wireless communication and edge computation IoT sensors but the last hurdle of power transmission has been left behind. Sensor power consumption has improved, reducing overall power budget but are still tethered to power lines. This talk will consider the headwinds facing industrial autonomy and how emerging technologies like Wireless Power Networks can untether IoT deployments, reducing time to market and wiring complexity without sacrificing reliable, continuous power to sensor nodes.

Aashish Mehta, Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer, TransferFi, Singapore 

1:55 pm - 2:20 pm

Optimising Infrastructure for Digital Transformation, Smart City and Industry 4.0

IoT is driving smart city industry 4.0 development across APAC, led in part of innovations in tech and connectivity. But understanding and deploying the most appropriate tech can be complex as enterprises and governments conceptualise, develop, deploy and manage IoT assets and solutions. This presentation will discuss insights / share best practices of how engineering complexity and challenges are best managed to optimise the development process and outcomes of IoT solutions.

MM Natarajan, Vice President, South Asia, Arrow Asia Pacific

2:20 pm - 2:45 pm

Bringing and Betting on Cognitive Computing

This session is a conceptual continuation of the previous presentation, covering the emerging possibilities of cognitive computing, how it is related to IoT and is enabled not only by HW but also improved computing power, connectivity and SW / algorithmic advances.

Pankaj Lunia, Cognitive IoT Solutions Leader, IBM Cognitive Business, Singapore 

2:50 pm - 3:15 pm

Towards Capability Maturity in Applied AI

This presentation offers critical perspectives on planning, developing and transitioning towards incorporating AI, aligning resources with enterprise needs, defining the right questions, best approaches.

David Bergendahl, Global Business Development Manager, ABEJA Inc, Singapore 

3:15 pm - 3:55 pm

Panel (with Q&A): Critical Perspectives on AI - Approaches and Case Studies on Applying AI, ML and DL

Cutting through the hype and promises of AI and related tech, panellists will critically consider actual industrial deployments, the underlying rationales and outcomes, examples of vertical applications. Discussion will consider the state of education on the tech, how government and industries are promoting their use, where pitfalls and gaps are.

Lead Discussant:

Oliver Meili, Head of IoT Development and Operations, Bosch Software Innovations, Singapore

Panellists:

1:30 pm - 2:10 pm

The Future of Data

Is data the new oil, a currency, or something else? Drawn from multiple expert discussions around the world, this talk will share key insights on how and where the value of data debate is heading, and highlight core emerging issues around future of data, privacy, transport, identity. From data sovereignty and new marketplaces to data ownership vs access, it shares view on how we might increasingly see the value of data evolving economically and socially. 

Dr Tim Jones, Programme Director, Future Agenda, United Kingdom

2:10 pm - 2:35 pm

Mainstreaming Distributed Ledger Systems for Industry and Enterprises - Demonstrating the Value Proposition

This session will discuss how IOTA’s distributed ledger technology Tangle differs from blockchain, and how it can serve as the basis for supporting business models in IoT.  Discussion will encompass the value proposition at scale, how IOTA can further enable new concepts to transform industry, what may be challenges.

Lewis Freiberg, Lead Ecosystem Developer, IOTA Foundation, Australia

2:40 pm - 3:30 pm

Demystifying Transformation Pathways for SMEs – From Value Proposition and Delivery of Outcomes

Panellists i.e. SMEs (business owners), tech solution partners and reps from government agencies will share their perspectives on how IoT adoption and digital transformation is being approached, experienced challenges and lessons learnt from actual initiatives, how various mechanisms can improve the process.  Panellists should also address how they are moving toward end-to-end capabilities.

Moderator:

C K Vishwakarma, Founder, IoTSG and AllThingsConnected, Singapore

Panellists:

3:35 pm - 4:15 pm

Panel: How Test-Beds Drive Industry Transformation and Digitalisation

What is a testbed? Who is building them? What are they for? How do they drive industry transformation and what does that mean? What do we need to learn for digitalisation?  What results do we have and how have they driven the industry?  How do we prepare for change as we learn from testbeds?  This panel will these discuss these and other related questions from the audience.

Lead Discussant:

Stephen Mellor, Chief Technology Officer, Industrial Internet Consortium, United States of America

Panellists:

1:30 pm - 2:10 pm

Panel (with Q&A): Complementing IoT with Dimensions of Enterprise Automation, RPA and Applied AI 

This panel will focus on applied perspectives of the mentioned technologies, how they relate to and complement IoT, fundamental challenges, enterprise readiness, ways to broaden adoption. Panellists will also discuss the state of deployment, case studies, value and gains realised.

Lead Discussant:
Tomer Schwarts, Solutions Executive Lead, NICE, Singapore 

Panellists:

2:10 pm - 3:00 pm

Panel (with Q&A): Innovation Models with AR (Part 1)

Moderator:

Gregory Cornelius, Founder, Protiotype Design Science Community, Singapore

Panellists:

Panel (with Q&A): Lessons from the Wild - AR Pilots and Industry Sandboxes (Part 2)

This 2-part panel will look into industry innovations and developments involving AR applications, with discussions on their contextual use cases, UX, technical dimensions and lessons from the pilots. Highlights will include a new facilities management test-bed in Singapore.

3:05 pm - 3:30 pm

The Distributed Ledger Advantage for the IoT

This presentation will present the foundational concepts of how blockchain technology applies in the IoT and why they are well-suited for practical set value tracking applications (case studies and examples). 

Gurvinder Ahluwalia, Founder & CEO of Digital Twin Labs, Dallas and Cofounder & Chief Strategy Officer of Beyond Protocol, Inc., Silicon Valley, United States of America

3:30 pm - 4:15 pm

Panel (with Q&A): Demystifying Distributed Ledger Applications in the Context of IoT 

This panel will consider newer developments in the IoT blockchain space i.e. industry alliances and initiatives, how and why they are taking shape in specific sectors (driving factors), highlights of new applications and POCs, their implications and downstream impact, capacity for integration with existing / new tech assets etc.

Moderator:

Gurvinder Ahluwalia, Founder & CEO of Digital Twin Labs, Dallas and Cofounder & Chief Strategy, Officer of Beyond Protocol, Inc., Silicon Valley, United States of America

Panellists:

9:40 am - 10:00 am

Announcement

Pathway to Transformation: Launch of the 2nd phase of the Singapore Smart Industry Readiness Index

Dr Koh Poh Koon, Senior Minister of State for Trade and Industry & Ministry of National Development, Singapore
Senior representatives from The Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB), SPRING Singapore and trade associations

10:00 am - 11:10 am

Industry Leaders’ Dialogue (with Q&A): Fomenting (R)Evolution and Advances in Asia’s Industrial Capabilities

Panellists will consider the state and pace of innovation in the industry, how they are disrupting / transforming and what’s driving it around the world. More specifically in Asia, panellists will discuss ground-level initiatives and ecosystem developments that are helping to spur IIoT adoption and envision future possibilities. Discussants will also address challenges e.g. workforce displacement, capability/talent development, regulatory regimes, emerging standards and security, effects of regulations e.g. GDPR, and what policies are needed, the prospects for the industry in this environment in the near to mid-term.

Moderator:

Stephen Mellor, Chief Technology Officer, Industrial Internet Consortium, United States of America 

Panellists:

11:10 am - 11:50 am

Keynote: Seeing Through the IoT Prism: Industrial Innovation, Productivity, and the Tech-Augmented Workforce

This keynote will present new possibilities enabled by advances and applications in AR, intelligence and the implications for the way we work and interact in future.

Gaia Dempsey, Founder, 7th Future, United States of America

11:50 am - 12:20 pm

Keynote: Shaping Up for a Quantum Future

This keynote will address developments in quantum computing, its significance for industrial applications, and opportunities for solving extant problems in security encryption, data privacy and trust with quantum innovations.

Dr Joseph Fitzsimons, Principal Investigator, Centre for Quantum Technologies and Associate Professor, Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore

4:20 pm - 5:30 pm

Closing Panel: Raising the Game For Industry Transformation in Asia – What’s At Stake

This panel will wrap up Industrial IoT Day's proceedings by considering what’s at stake in terms of expectations of industry digitalisation and transformation towards IIoT in Asia; the urgency due to demographics, capabilities, competition; how this is reflected in government interests, initiatives, and responses to date by public sector and industry actors.

Moderator:  
Leesa Soulodre, Global Innovation Director, Inspirit IoT, Singapore

Panellists: 

5:30 pm

Closing Remarks and End of Conference