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SMART CITY FOCUS (Day 1)
09:45 - 10:00 Welcome Remarks & Opening Ceremony
10:00 - 10:30 Guest of Honour's Speech
10:30 - 10:40 IoT Asia Trailblazer Award Presentation
10:40 - 11:00 Plenary Keynote

Value at Stake in Our State of Play

Representative: TBA

Understanding and appreciation for IoT’s value proposition has grown over the past few years but beyond mere connectivity and efficiency gains, challenges with cross-system or domain integrations that truly drive new business models continue. From a value chain perspective, the purpose of IoT (beyond ROI to include intangible value) is not being realised and the call is for organisations to re-examine approaches & expectations for business & revenue models in doing so.

11:00 - 11:30 NETWORKING BREAK
11:30 - 11:50 Opening Segment (10 Mins)

The City-as-a-Service

Proposed Scope: Discussions on Smart Cities have tended to focus on how to improve efficiencies, create new services, better lives & conserve resources. For solution providers, the City acts as a backdrop or platform for delivering services. Does this fit our experience or expectations of Smart Cities & what counts as successful city living? What does this mean in terms of impact, priorities & decisions made in terms of city administration e.g. is a Smart City the sum of its services? Does this imply that residents are seen as only consumers or customers? Are there better ways of looking at the city e.g. as an integrated service rather than just a platform? What are the pros/cons of viewing cities this way?

11:50 - 12:30 Free-ranging Conversation With Audience Q&A (40 Mins)

Cities of Our Own Making – Can We Resist Privileging “Smarts” Over Heart?

PARTICIPANTS:
- Saadia Muzaffar, Founder, TechGirls & former member of Waterfront Toronto's Digital Strategy Advisory Panel, Canada

Proposed Scope: Smart City discussions are increasingly looking to the social impacts, socioeconomic implications & lived dimensions of residents in relation to their expectations & interactions. The lens has turned onto the role of tech and especially Big Tech as people are awakening to the effects or less overt agendas of tech that may challenge their understanding, comfort & interests. Drawing on the perspectives & experiences of stakeholders from different locales & Smart Cities, this session will consider what constitutes inclusion, engagement & real choices, our cultures & mores versus tech or structures of authority, how to have more informed participation to arrive at better decisions, what works for whom & what it means for decision-making/makers in public and private sectors

12:30 - 13:20 LUNCH
13:50 - 14:00 Opening Segment (10 Mins)

Chasing Data Privacy & Security – What’s the Status Quo?

Representative: TBA

Proposed Scope: Privacy breaches, cybersecurity hacks & issues of trust still make the news on a recurring basis, suggesting that not much has changed with the state of IoT security. Why is the security status quo in IoT so hard to change for organisations, govts & individuals? What are realistic measures to address this & are there good examples? This presentation is to challenge audiences to confront & consider their priorities, options & roles in changing things

14:00 - 14:40 Free-ranging Conversation With Audience Q&A (40 Mins)

Waking Up to Trust Issues & the Ethics of Big Tech – Too Little Too Late?

PARTICIPANTS:
- Prof. Simon Chesterman, Dean, National University of Singapore Faculty of Law & Editor, Asian Journal of International Law
- Saadia Muzaffar, Founder, TechGirls, Can Saadia MUZAFFAR, Founder, TechGirls & former member of Waterfront Toronto's Digital Strategy Advisory Panel, Canada
- Anthony Burke, Professor of Architecture & Associate Dean of International & Engagement, Faculty of Design Architecture & Building, University of Technology Sydney, Australia

Proposed Scope: Issues of trust, privacy, the inscrutability of AI & related questions on ethics are increasingly raising concerns. Participants will consider the degree to which we have (unwittingly?) granted advanced tech license to dominate to date, how society is awakening to their impact, the challenges of regulating AI, how risk mitigation might be balanced without constraining research & innovation, what this means for businesses & the layman, & ways in which we might better if not more intelligently engage with AI

14:40 - 15:00 TRANSITION BREAK
15:00 - 15:40 Free-ranging Conversation With Audience Q&A (40 Mins)

Under- or Over-Rated? IoT & Blockchain Intersections & Where the Rubber Hits the Road

PARTICIPANTS:
- Oliver Meili, Head of IoT Development & Operations, Bosch Software Innovations, Singapore

Proposed Scope: Distributed ledgers & blockchain applications are increasingly staking claims to relevance/value in the Smart City & Industrial IoT space. Such intersections & use cases are still relatively limited however & some still question their value proposition. This session is meant to demystify & address the potential of blockchain applications in IoT as its capabilities continue to evolve

15:40 - 16:00 TRANSITION BREAK
16:00 - 16:40 Free-ranging Conversation With Audience Q&A (40 Mins)

Evolving Our Expectations of AI – Can We Play Nice Together?

Participants: TBA

Proposed scope: Concerns over AI’s inscrutability and its impervious inner workings may be seen as part of a wider tech-lash over technology’s effect on human cognition, social behaviours & societal well-being. The fears extend to how our use of such technologies can lead to biased decisions that discriminate against certain segments of users or society. Participants will discuss how AI is developing & evolving, real effects and implications of its limitations, offer commentary on Singapore’s Model Artificial Intelligence Governance Framework as well as other current developer or community initiatives that are addressing these issues, & the business case/perspectives on doing so

17:00 - 20:00 NETWORKING RECEPTION
INDUSTRIAL IoT FOCUS (Day 2)
09:55 - 10:00 Day 2 Welcome Remarks
10:00 - 10:10 Opening

TBA

10:10 - 10:30 Plenary Keynote

TBA

10:30 - 11:00 NETWORKING BREAK
11:00 - 11:20 Opening Segment (10 Mins)

IIoT Adoption Due Diligence Under Fire – Does Yours Make the Grade?

Representative: TBA

Proposed Scope: Discussions on IIoT deployments & viability often still focus on typical ROI metrics & considerations. This presentation will set the basis for questioning adoption decision-criteria & assessments critically e.g. what considerations truly matter etc.

11:20 - 12:10 Free-ranging Conversation With Audience Q&A (40 Mins)

IIoT Business Models & When Reality Bites the Pie in the Sky

PARTICIPANTS:
Phillip Seow, CEO & MD, Variantz, Singapore
Dr Mazlan Abbas, Co-Founder & CEO, FAVORIOT, Malaysia

Proposed Scope: Gartner’s 1st ever 2018 Magic Quadrant for Industrial IOT indicated that most IIoT projects are considered failures which anecdotal evidence often bears out. From this starting point, panelists based on their experience in the field will discuss how models can pre-empt factors for failure e.g. typical pitfalls, assumptions or blindspots, & key questions to be addressed. They will also consider the right-sizing of initiatives, their scope & pacing, types of outcomes/ROI, balancing stakeholder agendas, how to communicate value, & the implications of seeing value in terms of ROI vs TCO vs intangibles etc.

12:00 - 12:30 TRANSITION BREAK
12:30 - 13:20 LUNCH
13:20 - 13:40 Opening Segment (10 Mins)

Tackling the Data Tsunami - Are Your Fundamentals In Place?

Representative: TBA

Proposed Scope: Having the right data, understanding & being able to manage & use them in the right ways are fundamental to delivering on Industry 4.0. This presentation will discuss the implications of deploying IIoT & why it is essential to ensure data management capabilities can serve the ultimate purpose

13:40 - 14:20 Free-ranging Conversation With Audience Q&A (40 Mins)

Data Wrangling & Knowing How to Leverage What You’ve Got

Participants: TBA

Proposed Scope: This session will look into the challenges businesses face in terms of data processes & governance, knowing what to measure, how to apply them to deliver business outcomes, & how to make the case for investing in getting the data fundamentals in place. Participants representing business functions, finance, customer & solution provider will share contrasting perspectives to the data dilemma & consider ways to arrive at shared goals & business outcomes

14:20 - 15:00 TRANSITION BREAK
15:00 - 15:40 Opening Segment (10 Mins)

Intelligence As a Service & Why We’re Just Getting Started

Proposed scope: ML & AI based offerings for businesses are increasingly bundled as service suites aimed at delivering quick results. This presentation provides an overview on what this means for businesses looking to leverage such capabilities

15:00 - 15:40 Free-ranging Conversation With Audience Q&A (40 Mins)

Short-Cuts to Intelligence With AI-as-a-Service: Pros, Cons & What Gives?

Participants: TBA

Proposed scope: Participants will discuss what AI as a service entails, insights on how it can be applied (use cases), the Pros & Cons e.g. upside for quick return on value versus sacrificing in-house capability development etc.

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SMART CITY FOCUS (Day 1)
09:45 - 10:00 Welcome Remarks & Opening Ceremony
10:00 - 10:30 Minister's Speech
10:30 - 10:40 IoT Asia Trailblazer Award Presentation
10:40 - 11:00 Plenary Keynote

Value at Stake in Our State of Play

Representative: TBA

Understanding and appreciation for IoT’s value proposition has grown over the past few years but beyond mere connectivity and efficiency gains, challenges with cross-system or domain integrations that truly drive new business models continue. From a value chain perspective, the purpose of IoT (beyond ROI to include intangible value) is not being realised and the call is for organisations to re-examine approaches & expectations for business & revenue models in doing so.

11:00 - 11:30 NETWORKING BREAK
11:30 - 11:50 Keynote 1

Business & the Long View of Smart City Services

Representative: TBA

Proposed scope: The business viability of services, infrastructures & designed interactions that underlie Smart Cities depend on models that can meet real urban concerns. But this does not necessarily always take into consideration longer-term social, liveability, ecosystem & other considerations. This keynote will look at how businesses might take a longer view to Smart City projects (using examples) & challenges audiences to consider what really constitutes success in Smart Cities

11:50 - 12:10 Keynote 2

Beyond Smart for Smart’s Sake – What Value-Drivenness Looks Like

Representative: TBA

Proposed scope: We tend to talk about the value of services & benefits of Smart Cities to residents but what is a value-driven approach & what does it look like? This talk will consider the expectations, assumptions, dimensions & complexities involved, what it means in terms of delivery, user choice, mechanisms, accountability & relationships with those served

12:10 - 12:30 Keynote 3

Enabling Varieties of Intelligence

Representative: TBA

Proposed scope: The tech focus in Smart City has often over-shadowed other social, contextual or domain-specific intelligences of businesses, residents & communities. Smart City development approaches that leverage & validate such aspects/sources of insights can better inform & supplement the value of technology used. This view of intelligence can be vital in retaining the uniqueness & resilience of cities & ensure that Smart Cities take human contextual experiences, insights & wisdom of stakeholders into account as it evolves.

12:30 - 13:20 LUNCH
13:20 - 13:30 Opening Segment

Living Better With Intelligence

Representative: TBA

This presentation sets the context & serves as a lead-in to the following case studies on specific Smart City IoT deployments, their approaches & how they came about, and how they illustrate key fundamentals unique to the context in each case

13:30 - 13:50 SMART CITIES CASE STUDY HIGHLIGHTS

The Value of Visibility on Utility Consumption

Representative: TBA

Proposed scope: This presentation looks at not only the implications for consumers e.g. benefits & impacts on consumption behaviour but also upstream implications for energy generation, regulation, sustainability & industry metrics, along with opportunities for new market/revenue generation. Audiences should gain better understanding of the value chain perspective & implications for the energy/utility ecosystem e.g. the role of tech/solution partners in enabling such value

13:50 - 14:10 SMART CITIES CASE STUDY HIGHLIGHTS

Moving Smarter With the Times – Transported by Intelligence

Representative: TBA

Proposed scope: Discussions on smart transportation spans public transit & roadways to smart cars. This presentation considers case studies in the transportation domain from the data perspective i.e. how intelligence is derived from data metrics & what can be done with such insights. This encompasses not only benefits for transport users today but also insights for future urban planning, resource use & understanding of transport behaviours.

14:10 - 14:30 SMART CITIES CASE STUDY HIGHLIGHTS

Foundations for Quality of Urban Life

Representative: TBA

Proposed scope: Quality of city life can be seen in terms of well-being in the ambient environment e.g. pollution, sanitation of public spaces, safety & security impacting levels of commercial & civic life, opportunities for participation or input on accountability mechanisms. This presentation will shed light on the thinking & considerations behind Smart City products designed to deliver such ends

14:30 - 15:10 Panel Discussion

Security Conundrums vs Business-as-Usual – What Can Turn Things Around?

Lead Discussant: TBA
Participants: TBA

Proposed scope: Security breaches continue to make the headlines & many businesses are still at risk of cyber-attacks. Panellists will discuss how the landscape is evolving, what are useful/appropriate measures, & what must change for industry besides regulations, to what extent tech advances in AI and blockchain applications can help address IoT’s security conundrum

15:10 - 15:40 Panel Discussion

PART ONE: From Smart to Intelligent Cities – Reimagining the Built Environment

Moderator:

- Gregory Cornelius, Founder, Prototype Design Science Community, Singapore
Panellists:
- David Ivory, Senior Consultant, HEAD Architecture, Hong Kong
- Anthony Burke, Assoc. Professor, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
- Joelle Chen, Director, Global Partnerships & Marketing, Intelligent Air Solutions, MANN+HUMMEL Group

Proposed scope: Interest in Build/PropTech in recent years has focused on how tech applications can enable facility management & building performance on various measures. Panellists will consider the evolving developments, new thinking & approaches in reimagining the built environment

15:40 - 16:00

PART TWO: Building the Business & Value Proposition

Panellists:
- David Ivory, Senior Consultant, HEAD Architecture, Hong Kong
- Anthony Burke, Professor of Architecture & Associate Dean of International & Engagement, Faculty of Design Architecture & Building, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
- Salim Aslam, IoT Solution Architect, Social Innovation Business, Hitachi Consulting, Singapore

Proposed scope: Panellists will critically evaluate the ideas discussed in PART ONE e.g. the potential value propositions for property owners & users, the challenges given the current industry status quo, business models that may arise from reimagined uses/ capabilities of the built environment, & also the wider environmental & resource use implications for businesses/industry

16:00 - 16:50 Panel Discussion

Thinking Through Business Models – Time for a Leap to Real Ecosystem Integration?

Participants:

- Phillip Seow, CEO & MD, Variantz, Singapore
- Dr Mazlan Abbas, Co-Founder & CEO, FAVORIOT, Malaysia

Proposed scope: Panellists representing public & private sector views will discuss the considerations & priorities that go into developing business models, factors & dimensions that determine what is viable, & provide insights into planning & deployment e.g. socio-cultural, regulatory, financial & investment perspectives. Discussions will also consider critiques & limitations of viability & what constitutes value i.e. does viability necessarily translate to value?

17:00 - 20:00 NETWORKING RECEPTION
INDUSTRIAL IoT FOCUS (Day 2)
09:55 - 10:00 Day 2 Welcome Remarks
10:00 - 10:10 Opening

TBA

10:10 - 10:30 Plenary Keynote

TBA

10:30 - 11:00 NETWORKING BREAK
11:00 - 11:20 Keynote 4

When Industry 4.0 Meets 5G

Representative: TBA

Proposed Scope: Successful adopters of IIoT will understand how & where IoT tech & solutions can drive opportunities for operational improvements, new & enhanced products/services & new business models. As emerging areas come on board e.g. robotics as a service, cloud robotics etc., 5G will be necessary but industrial users need to understand how to best capitalize the capabilities to enable new use cases & improved work flow etc.

11:20 - 11:50 Keynote 5

Building Data Foundations for IIoT

Representative: TBA

Proposed Scope: IIoT’s promise hinges on having the right data, approaches to processing & translating insights into business intelligence. This means getting the foundations right & is more challenging than it sounds. Enterprises/potential adopters of IIoT need to have a clear grasp of data assets & governance etc. when considering how to leverage IIoT to drive value for their businesses

11:50 - 12:10 Keynote 6

On-Boarding Businesses for the Value Chain Proposition

Representative: TBA

Proposed Scope: Challenges to IoT deployment often involve integration with existing processes & systems. This keynote considers the value chain concept & shows how evolving from deployments in silo towards an enterprise or partner ecosystem approach will bring value, highlighting examples of successful cases & what it means to plan deployments accordingly

12:10 - 12:30 Keynote 7

IoT in the Age of 5G & Implications for Business Value Chains

Representative: TBA

Proposed scope: The implications of 5G for enterprises & industries in the region will be profound, and their readiness from a business perspective needs to be examined. This session will consider the likely challenges facing today’s business value chains & ecosystem, how they could better respond as the partnership landscape evolves with new emerging opportunities

12:30 - 13:20 LUNCH
13:20 - 13:30 COUNTRY FOCUS: INDIA
WELCOME
13:30 - 13:45 COUNTRY FOCUS: INDIA
Opening Segment

Driving India’s Industry Sectors in the Age of I4.0

TBA

This opening presentation sets the background for the following case studies that highlight how IIoT is impacting changes in Indian industry, its potential for further transformation across sectors, & how collaborations can hold opportunities for foreign investors

13:45 - 14:00 COUNTRY FOCUS: INDIA
Indian Industry Highlights

Designing for Solutions in Context

TBA

Focusing on IIoT application in a process industry, this case study will illustrate a deployment that addressed contextual market needs with impactful outcomes

14:00 - 14:15 COUNTRY FOCUS: INDIA

Hyperlocal Solutions for the Indian Market – Why Small Can Be Beautiful

This presentation will highlight a solution designed for a specific local Indian context, how it came about or was necessary, the outcomes & impact of the solution, and lessons to be learnt

14:15 - 14:30 COUNTRY FOCUS: INDIA

Evolution of India’s Smart Transport/Logistics Ecosystem

TBA

This presentation will highlight how a transportation/logistics IIoT solution for an industrial player was executed to deliver value outcomes

14:30 - 14:50 PRESENTATION

Driving Business at the Edge of Things

Representative: TBA

Proposed scope: Evolving architectures, cloud tech & data analytic capabilities are enabling new use cases that involve data processing at the edge where data is captured. Using examples, this presentation will consider the instrumentation of such new service solutions, possible use cases & business models, & why this is significant for the IoT ecosystem

14:50 - 15:10 Presentation

Scaling Towards an Integrated System – How to Get There From Where We Are

Representative: TBA

Proposed scope: This presentation will consider how businesses are developing truly integrated IIoT systems, what it will look like & mean for business models, the barriers to achieving such end-to-end systems, & what needs to happen to make it a reality

15:10 - 15:50 Panel Discussion

IIoT in Industry 4.0 & the Shake-Up of Businesses’ Priorities

Moderator:
Bob GILL, General Manager, ARC Advisory, Singapore

Panellists:
TBA

Proposed scope: This panel will provide by considering the value & likelihood of APAC businesses developing truly integrated IIoT systems, what it might look like & mean for business models, the barriers to achieving such end-to-end systems, & what needs to happen to make it a reality

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SMART CITY FOCUS (Day 1)
13:00 - 15:00 Blockchain Use Cases & Integrating Applications in IoT

For participants who understand the fundamentals of blockchain & are able to engage with more advanced models of application & integration, case studies etc.

13:00 - 14:30 Reconfiguring Work & Transitioning Towards Resilience in a Tech-Disrupted Workplace
17:00 - 20:00 NETWORKING RECEPTION
INDUSTRIAL IoT FOCUS (Day 2)
00:00 - 00:00 Plenary Keynote

TBA

09:55 - 10:00 Day 2 Welcome Remarks
10:00 - 10:10 Opening

TBA

10:30 - 11:00 NETWORKING BREAK
12:30 - 13:20 LUNCH
13:30 - 15:00 Making Sense of AI for SMEs

TBA

For participants seeking a primer on different practical applications of AI in the SME space, criteria for evaluating their value & applicability, understanding what it can or cannot do, pitfalls and prerequisites etc. This workshop will provide participants with case studies, insights on advanced models of application & an avenue for discussing among peers

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