Geek out at community-driven knowledge exchange seminars

The TechSpace at IoT Asia will be hosting some very exciting on-floor seminars run by community groups and in-country experts from France, Spain and the United Kingdom throughout the two-day event. Designed in a seminar-format at the exhibition, each of TechSpace’s session will be conducted by an industry insider.  Be prepared to geek out and talk about all things connected with these technology experts and enthusiasts. 


29 March, Wednesday

12.00pm - 12.30pm

IoT in the Extreme North: Cases from Western Norway

By Innovation Norway and Scandinavian Reach Technologies

Western Norway is known for world class clusters and operators in the energy, subsea, oil & gas, aquaculture and maritime industries. Across all of these sectors we are now seeing the arrival of exciting new applications of IoT. This talk will showcase the introduction of modern sensor technologies to the extreme conditions of the northern ocean.

Per Arve Frøyen, Senior Advisor, Innovation Norway

Arild Sæle, Founder and CEO, Scandinavian Reach Technologies

12.30pm - 1.00pm

IoT at the Core of Smart Catalonia, Catalonia’s Smart Country Strategy

SmartCatalonia aims to make Catalonia an international “Smart Country” of reference, using digital information and technology to bring innovation to public services, drive economic growth and promote a smarter, more sustainable and more inclusive society. The rise of IoT is taking us to a new digital revolution and Smart Catalonia takes advantage on that for the development of the Smart Country Strategy.

Daniel Marco, Director of Smart Catalonia, Government of Catalonia, Kingdom of Spain

1.00pm – 1.30pm

IoT Trends in the European Digital Valley

As a top French region for digital technology, the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Region boasts one of the most dynamic ecosystems in Europe in terms of IoT with numerous strong companies, startups and research centres & a unique combination of industry and competences in hardware + software + applications. Minalogic, the global technology cluster for digital technologies, serves as a catalyst for innovation in that area.  The Minalogic ecosystem is indeed particularly fertile ground when it comes to innovating tomorrow’s IoT. Nearly 100 Minalogic members, located across the region, possess know-how at every link in the IoT “collect, connect, correlate, create value” chain. This conference will be the opportunity to make a focus on the Grenoble Alps’ area in terms of IoT.

Constance Motte, Director, Europe & International Development, Minalogic
Véronique Péquignat, Director, International Actions & Key Technologies, AEPI-Invest in Isère (representing Minalogic)

1.30pm – 2.00pm

Citizens + Security = Smart Security for Safe Cities by Department for International Trade (DIT), United Kingdom

UK based D4SC and partner Aralia Systems have created an award winning Smart Security solution involving citizens and CCTV analytics to enable real-time public/road safety for safer cities. Learn how you can integrate with the Changify API and Aralia CCTV Analytics into your Command Control Centre Operations workflow for 2-way feedback between cities, citizens and security services. Improve real-time efficiency for public safety across roads, neighbourhoods and train stations. The Changify Smart Security solution - A world-first, came overall second in the prestigious SODA – Shanghai Open Data Competition and is being piloted in Shanghai with rollout across China and Asia. 

Priya Prakash, Designer-Founder, Design For Social Change (D4SC) Ltd

2.00pm – 2.30pm

IoT & Sensors for a Smart Nation : Towards City Wide SMART Capabilities

Government Technology Agency (also known as GovTech) is to putting in place technology and infrastructure to operate a Smart City in Singapore.

This talk will focus on how GovTech is using IoT and Sensors to enable public agencies in getting a better sense of how our city works and how it is evolving.

Khean Chye Goh, Principal Engineer, Smart Nation Systems & Solution Group, Government Technology Agency, Singapore 

2.30pm – 3.00pm

DevSecOps MeetUp

The DevSecOps Meet-up Session will showcase the process of implementing security requirements in IoT product development, automated verification and validation of the security controls, and security touch points automation in the IoT product development lifecycle. The session will focus on secure product development strategy , the design of resilient IoT solutions and securing the operation of IoT solutions. Participants can directly interact with security experts and discuss the challenges in implementing security in their product development lifecycle.  

Stefan Streichsbier, CTO, Vantage Point and Mr Suman Sourav, Principal Security Consultant, Vantage Point

3.00pm – 3.30pm

3.30pm - 4.00pm


4.00pm – 4.30pm

PechaKucha Showdown

PechaKucha Showdown will end Day 1 of IoT Asia with a fun and informal segment made possible with the, IoT Asia and PechaKucha Singapore collaboration. The platform will feature 10 speakers who will share their IoT inspiration, ideas and journey in the unique PechaKucha format of 20X20; meaning each speaker delivers their speech with 20 slides, each showing for 20 seconds.

Keat Tze Wong, Managing Director, Advanced Technology Enterprise  

Julian Lee, CEO, Ambi Labs 

Sathvik Rao, Principal Digital Architec, Accenture, Singapore

Robert Lang, CEO, Auggd 

Charles Reed Anderson, Founder, Charles Reed Anderson & Associates, IoT Asia 2017 Conference Chair, Singapore    

Keith Tan, Crown Coffee, Singapore

Daryl Arnold, Chairman, Newton Circus 

Jon Siegel, PechaKucha Singapore

Nush Khan, Key Account Manager, Unified Inbox Pte. Ltd. 

Dustin Jefferson S. Onghanseng, Co-founder, uHoo 

4.30pm – 5.00pm

5.00pm – 5.30pm

5.30pm – 6.00pm


30 March, Thursday

12.30pm – 1.00pm

Robotics in Spain. Connecting with ASIA 

Spain is a modern country of Europe where a growing robotics and automation industry is transforming the daily life of production and services. HISPAROB is the Robotics Association of Spain, with more than 100 members, between companies and other institutions. With presence in Singapore, has started establishing relationships with Asian companies. 

Let us meet the association, its members and how it could help Asian companies to get better results

Alejandro Alonso, Vice-President, HISPAROB and CTO, Infinium Robotics, Singapore

1.00pm - 1.30pm


1.30pm - 2.30pm

Introduction to AR and VR for Executives

Brief history of Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) with some practical demos of AR for business applications.

Rob Lang, CEO, Auggd

2.30pm – 3.00pm

 IoT. Investment. Opportunities. Today. 

IoT is about connection between smart devices, exchange of data between devices and direct integration of physical and digital systems. 

  • How about connections between business? 
  • How about the exchange of idea between talents?
  • How about integration into foreign markets?

Come and hear about where are these connecting nodes, the clusters of IoT industry within the U.S. Be part of the IoT.

Zac Ong, Investment, SelectUSA, Embassy of the United States of America, U.S. Department of Commerce | International Trade Administration 

3.00pm - 3.30pm


3.30pm – 4.00pm

Smart Health Technologies: Low-cost Non-Invasive Diagnosis

The talk will present smart technologies for health services that will drive the sustainable development and growth. These technologies will innovate in tandem with the growth of all nations. The market now demands that these services are available anytime, anywhere. The technologies discussed in this talk are affordable, easy to implement, and frugal.

Dr Insu Song, Senior Lecturer of Information Technology at the Faculty of Law Business and Creative Arts of James Cook University

4.00pm – 4.30pm

#IoTIsCollaboration - An Integrated Approach

IoT projects are  not just about technologies, but rather should be an integrated approach from different business units of an organization, technology providers, and customers. A connected solutions approach to create a value. In this session we will lean from the industry experts on how they accelerate their IoT journey in more collaborative manner. Several case studies will be shared.

C.K. Vishwakarma, Founder, ATC Alliance / IoTSG
Aditi Gupta, Solutions Architect, NCS Singapore
Setu Chokshi, Technology Innovation Leader, Niels

4.30pm – 5.00pm

5.00pm – 5.30pm

5.30pm – 6.00pm