The TechSpace area at IoT Asia 2018 exhibition is transformed into a creatively designed space that provides conducive settings for the exchange of ideas and solutions for all attendees. Called “The Sandbox”, attendees at TechSpace will experience literally real sand in Singapore’s iconic dragon-shaped playground. TechSpace is the ideal place to learn about new innovations and IoT developments from community groups, government agencies and think tanks in Asia. Be prepared to geek out and talk about all things connected with these technology experts and enthusiasts.

TechSpace is open to all attendees. Schedule updated as of 18 March 2018.

12:30 pm – 1:00 pm

Asia IoT: ‘IoT Overview: Industrial & Smart Cities – Current Status & Future Roadmap’

Yogita Kanesin, IHS Markit

1:00 pm – 1:30 pm

The Rise of IoT in Thailand : What Opportunities and Challenges That Lie Ahead

Dr. Panita Pongpaibool, Senior Researcher, IoT Research Group The National Electronics and Computer Technology Center (NECTEC), Thailand

1:30 pm – 2:00 pm

IoT Benefits and Concerns (5mins)

Chee Lam Siew, Program Manager, Korea IT Cooperation Center, South Korea

Digital Transformation Platform - Step to Build Smart Factory according to Maturity Level of Industry 4.0 (8 mins)

Tommidy Ng, General Manager, Wizcore Asia, South Korea

Making Sense of your Data with Data Visualisation (8 mins)

Madmoud Fares, General Manager, News Jelly, South Korea

From the IoT to AI for Container Terminal Operation (9 mins)

Calro Mojica, Project Manager, CyberLogitec, South Korea

2:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Embracing Industry 4.0 and Smart City Opportunities

The focus is on the use of IoT in building Smart Factory and Smart Cities. The presentation will focus on Taiwan’s current status, progress and evolvement in applying IoT concept, as well as covering IoT solutions, architecture, key ecosystem partners and major implementations. Asian countries with huge population and growing GDPs will need technological ways to advance and improve effectiveness and efficiency in factories and cities. Mr. Allampalli will introduce the trends and how industries can seize the chance and embrace the opportunities.

Satish Allampalli, Sales Director, Industrial IoT , Advantech Co. Singapore Pte Ltd, Singapore

2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

The Interchange

AI Predictive Healthcare Robotic/Insurtech to help Elderly to Live Longer, Healthier and Happier at Home.

Charles Bark will do a short 20 minutes TEDx style presentation on Hinounou showcasing the problem of 200 million elderly and their wellbeing.

He will then conduct a 10-15 minutes demo of his innovative IoT mobile health solution combined with DNA Genomics and AXA/PingAn Insurtech that insures the elderly without underwriting, up to 100 years old.

We will then open the floor to a Q&A with the audience.

Charles Bark, Co-founder CEO Hinounou Intelligent Robot, Researcher, Shanghai, China

3:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Graphene-based Applications for Environment and Material Sensing

Patrik Krizansky, Business Development, Danubia NanoTech, Slovakia

Viliam Vretenar, Product Research, Danubia NanoTech, Slovakia

4:00 pm – 4:30 pm

IoT Trends in the European Digital Valley

Olga Mackiewicz, International Relations Manager, Minalogic, France
Véronique Péquignat, Director, International Actions, Invest In Grenoble-Alps, France
4:30 pm – 5:00 pm

IoT India

India, a land of opportunities for IoT, related technology, and start-ups. Session will encompass the following:
•    India’s IoT Policy
•    Industrial IoT – Role of IoT in Smart Manufacturing
•    India’s Manufacturing Policy and its bend towards Smart Manufacturing
•    India and its position in the Startup Ecosystem

Baldeep Singh, India Head, SingEx Exhibitions (India) Pvt. Ltd

5:00 pm – 5:30 pm


Remote controls have always been a must to control all types of appliances, originally one remote for one device and lately multiple device remote controls, typically smartphones.
Vocal command, after more than 40 years of development, starts showing the possibility of a remote control free interaction with all kinds of devices. However, vocal command is and cannot be the answer for all situations. Gesture control, provided it reaches a very high level of reliability, is its natural complement. Visimote, our open hand-based gesture control technology is a step towards this revolution.

Angelos Germidis, Co-founder, Visimote

12:30 pm – 1:00 pm

Designing Artefacts of the Future to Inspire Cities in the Present

Designing artefacts of the future to inspire cities in the present

How can citizens of smart cities leverage the promise of technology to flourish and fulfill their individual potential?

Our team at LKYCIC, SUTD undertook a two-year research project "Future of Cities: Living with Technology" to study the impact of digital technologies on the future of work, education, and healthcare, and how we, the citizens, should respond. IN this talk, we share how we designed "artefacts of the future” to help us in exploring, understanding, and even shaping our future.

Gayathri Balasubramanian, Research Assistant, Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD)

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm


Talk 1: 1:00 pm - 1:30pm
IoTSG - A Collaborative Projects Approach 

To build an IoT solutions an organisation requires expertise on multiple functional and technical skills. To accelerate an IoT projects journey, it is critical than ever to build a strong ecosystem of partners. 

C K Vishwakarma, Founder,IoTSG

Talk 2: 1:30 pm- 2:00pm
Massive IoT with Sigfox LPWAN - Usecases in Smart Buildings, Meters

LPWAN enables massive opportunities in building IoT usecass which were not possible before. In this talk, an expert will share several successfully deployed use cases in Smart Building, Tracking, and Metering, and how they are powered by Sigfox LPWAN networking. 

Jonathan Tan, VP, Sales and Business Development, UnaBiz

2:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Singapore's IoT Standard Update

The formation of IoT Technical Committee in the 1 April 2014 to was to support the government’s Smart Nation vision and the various IoT-related initiatives by developing, promoting and facilitating the adoption of IoT standards. The purpose of developing Standards could facilitate the interoperability of IoT subsystems and sharing of data of IoT implementations.

Colin Koh, Past President and current Council Member of Singapore Industrial Automation Association (SIAA), member of IoT Standard Technical Committee

2:30 pm – 3:00 pm

IoT in New Zealand

Wintec’s IoT Waikato in NZ

The speaker will provide an overview of the Internet of Things ecosystem in New Zealand and how the Waikato region is leading initiatives related to the application of IoT technology with respect to the environment, health and well-being, tourism and primary industries. Hear about the IoT Waikato NZ initiative launched by Wintec (, a leading institute of technology, as a Group for innovators, thoughts leaders and organisations interested in developing the IoT and digital technology uptake in the Waikato as well the plans Waikato Innovation Park ( is developing  for TechWeek ( Waikato including a Featured Event focused around IoT.

Jannat Maqbool, Project Coordinator/Senior Academic Staff Member, Waikato Institute of Technology (Wintec)

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Purposeful Making in the IoT Age

Maker communities around the world have been at the forefront of adopting and developing use cases for new technologies such as 3D Printing or IoT in recent times. Unlike the compatriots in the Western World, Asian makers tend to develop technology use cases for the numerous social, economic and environmental sustainability challenges that afflict this part of the world.

In this talk Arvin, who leads the Tech Implementation unit at Sustainable Living Lab (SL2), will be sharing stories of how Maker communities in the region have been using IoT technologies to address the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), drawing from his personal experiences working on the field in Thailand, Indonesia and Singapore. This talk will be useful for companies that wish to apply IoT based solutions towards addressing fundamental challenges surrounding food, water, energy and waste in developing cities and communities.

Arvin Febriyan, Technical Implementation Lead, Sustainable Living Lab

4:00 pm – 4:30 pm


Learn How to Prototype AR Apps in 15 Mins WITHOUT CODING!
Augmented Reality is set to be one of the next great technology transformations. Learn and experience how you can get a headstart by rapidly prototyping your ideas in wiARframe - the world’s 1st dedicated AR Prototyping tool.

4:30 pm – 5:30 pm


Talk 1: 4:30 pm - 5:00 pm - The Sensor Informed Building – Towards Improved Comfort and Efficiency

We spend 90% of our time each day indoors and it takes significant amounts of energy to maintain a comfortable and healthy indoor environment. Highly granular sensor data in combination with technologies that allow for responsive, granular system control have the potential to revolutionize our built environment towards personalized comfort and increased energy efficiency.

Lienhart Lukas, Researcher (3for2 Project), Future Cities Laboratory (FCL)

Talk 2: 5:00 pm - 5:30 pm - The Importance of Growing IoT Among in the Maker Community through the DIY-Maker Revolution

In this session speaker will share IoT in making culture and how it provides new making opportunities. IoT isn't something just done by computer scientists, but an average person can participate in. It can be used, and new projects can be invented while working from home, home based workshops and maker spaces. Showing how they can build their own IoT and smart products like my smart interactive mirror. 

Saral Tayal, Maker/Founder, Tinker Spark