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10:25 - 10:30 IoT Asia + Last Mile Fulfilment Asia Joint Opening Ceremony @Unplugged Stage
10:30 - 11:10 Minister’s Speech

Dr Vivian Balakrishnan, Minister for Foreign Affairs & Minister-in-Charge of the Smart Nation Initiative

11:10 - 11:30 NETWORKING BREAK

Cities of Our Own Making – Can & Should We Resist Prioritizing Technology’s “Smarts” Over Its “Heart”?

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

- Kirsten Han, Freelance Journalist & Editor-in-Chief, New Naratif, Singapore

- Arndt Husar, Independent Consultant & former Deputy Director at Global Centre for Public Service Excellence at UNDP

- Low Aik Lim, Director of International Relations, CIO Academy Asia & former Deputy Director, Govtech, Singapore

- Martin Yates, Chief Technology Officer, South Asia & Emerging Markets, Dell Technologies

Smart City discussions have increasingly been looking into the social impacts, socioeconomic implications & lived dimensions of residents in relation to their expectations & interactions with technology.   But more recent attention has turned to the role of tech and especially Big Tech as citizens awaken to the negative effects, implications & possible agendas that they may not fully grasp or are comfortable with.  With reference to incidents illustrative of such ‘tech lash’ e.g. the ongoing controversy at Sidewalk Toronto and recent data privacy incidents in Singapore, session participants will:


• Share their perspectives & experiences of incidents relevant to the discussion  

• Consider Smart City administrators’ or authorities’ perspectives e.g. envisioned/desired outcomes of technology interactions/interfaces with citizens, the gaps between communication & reality, what constitutes accountability & inclusion, engagement & real choices, who gets to decide

• Discuss how technology & other structures of authority impact & reflect the state of governance, citizen engagement & civic mores, avenues for expression, dissent or negotiate within the given structures

• Discuss lessons/takeaways i.e. ways and means for sustained & informed participation, what can push the needle, what works for which stakeholders & what it means for decision-making/makers in public and private sectors, and

• Raise more questions e.g.

• Why should Big Tech even care? Are we even asking the right questions of them?

• Are these First World problems?  Are Big Tech players & the authorities counting on the fickleness of public opinion & waiting for such controversies to blow over without having to change their M.O.?

• Does money talk here or are there considerations that may not be obvious to the public?

Is the public naïve, or too tired & cynical to really expect to have a say even if they care enough to push for change?

• What could be the ‘last straw’ that pushes citizens or public opinion to a point where authorities & Big Tech have to respond?

• What are conditions and prospects for truly constructive engagement with Big Tech and the authorities? 

• What’s next for Waterfront Toronto & residents of other Smart Cities elsewhere? Etc.

12:30 - 13:20 LUNCH
14:00 - 14:15 PREAMBLE

Should We Regulate A.I.? Can We?

Prof. Simon Chesterman, Dean, National University of Singapore Faculty of Law & Editor, Asian Journal of International Law

The evolving picture & understanding around the effects of technology is leading governments, academic & research institutions around the world to examine ways forward.  Complexities arise however in how different societies interpret what it means to them in their current & historical contexts, as well as their expectations of technology’s role in their futures. This preamble will set out the kinds of considerations that frame differing priorities, options & roles in the discussion on ethics of technologies


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

- Prof. Simon Chesterman, Dean, National University of Singapore Faculty of Law & Editor, Asian Journal of International Law

- 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

Whether or not modern society has unwittingly allowed advanced technologies to dominate our lives, people are awakening to issues of trust, privacy, bias, the inscrutability of AI & related questions on ethics.  But despite growing concerns, effective measures have not been clearly forthcoming or remain at the level of recommendations or guidance for future policies.  Participants & the audience will consider & discuss the following:

• the challenges of regulating AI & how this (or not) parallels our earlier experiences with emerging technologies

• how risk mitigation might be best managed without jeopardising innovation

• offer commentary on the Model Governance Framework on AI released in Singapore in Jan 2019 e.g. its significance & utility for industry and businesses, what it could mean in turn for consumers & the layman, what could come next in its wake e.g. stronger enforcement measures etc. and

• discuss ways in which different segments of society might be helped to better / more intelligently engage with AI


Shake-Ups in the Emerging IoT Security Landscape

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

- Jork Leonhardt, Head of Operations,, Germany

- Dr Vinay Sachidananda, Research Scientist, iTrust, Singapore University of Technology and Design

- Kenneth Bok, Founder & CEO, blocks, Singapore

- Prof. Yu Chien Siang, Chief Innovation & Trust Officer, Amaris AI, Singapore

Growing complexity in the IoT security landscape with technologies like 5G, blockchain, AI coming onstream is adding to the challenges faced by governments & industries tackling existing challenges.  Participants in this conversation will discuss how these developments will likely shake-up, consider key considerations & implications for govts & industries, clarify emerging priorities from the security perspective, consider constructive approaches & react to comments by security gurus like Bruce Schneier that we must slow down innovation in IoT to better address security concerns.


Human Cognitive Capabilities & Skills That Matter for an AI Future ... Will We Have What it Takes?

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

- Damien Kopp, Co-Founder, Chief Technology & Data Officer, Envolve Data, Singapore

- Colin Priest, Senior Director of Product Marketing, DataRobot

- Dr Lim Wee-Kiat, Senior Research Fellow at Asian Business Case Centre, Nanyang Business School, Nanyang Technological University

We often find scary content when we touch on the subject of AI & the future of work - fear that in the future many jobs will be performed by machines rather than human beings.  Driven by progress in automation, human jobs will not disappear but rather evolve, renew and become more complex. The labour force will therefore have to acquire new skills. In 5 to 10 years, most skills that are considered important today will have changed.  

• What then are the skills that will be in demand in an AI future?

• What are the job roles of tomorrow?

• How can AIs & humans coexist in the workforce & what kinds of new management frameworks have to be created to ensure successful collaborations between humans & machines?

• Should education for an AI future focus on Science or the Humanities?

11:00 - 11:15 Opening Segment

IoT Adoption Drivers - Reboot or Recalibration?

Juvanus Tjandra, Partner, KPMG Consulting, Singapore


Catalysing IoT Adoption & Experiments at Scale – What Works?

- Dr Christopher Marshall, AVP Analytics & AI Practice, Global Research Director, IDC Asia Pacific

Mart Kroodo, Co-Founder and CEO, 1oT, Estonia

- Stephen Day, Business Transformation Consultant & Workshop Facilitator, The Innovation Factory, Singapore

- Dr Pierre-Damien Berger, National Secretary - IoT & Manufacturing Thematic Network, FrenchTech & CEA TECH-LETI, France

- Gregory Cornelius, Founder, Protiotype Design Science Community, Singapore

- Eric Long, Director, IoT Service Product Marketing, Huawei, China

- Juvanus Tjandra, Partner, KPMG Consulting, Singapore

IoT adoption in APAC has been flagging despite high expectations & promotion by government authorities in recent years, & despite developments like 5G promising to vastly expand prospects for use cases & applications.  Causes of low adoption were attributed to high implementation costs, security concerns & questions over ROI etc., but ideas & proposals to address challenges & reignite IoT adoption are surfacing.  Participants in this session will:

• examine contrasting approaches to the problem & assumptions of causes

• consider the nature or character of enterprise & innovation in different countries/locales with different conditions e.g. institutional/business operating contexts, the historical role of govt versus local enterprises, complexities of scaling projects & standards for success, the nature of collaboration e.g. how lines between companies & state-owned enterprises may blur the picture, economic nationalism, etc.

• how might new models of engagement, innovation, new ways of working emerge from ongoing disruptions

• how incentives may apply & their effects, the nature/culture of experimentation in different places etc.       

12:40 - 13:30 LUNCH

When Reality Bites the Pie in the Sky – Why IoT Business Models Are Broken

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

- Dr Mazlan Abbas, Co-Founder & CEO, FAVORIOT, Malaysia

- Keith Tan, CEO & Founder, Crown Group, Singapore

- Fariz Rahmansyah, Consumer Products Value Advisor, Industries & Digital Leadership, SAP SEA

Recent analyst reports & findings indicate that most IIoT projects are considered failures - which anecdotal accounts also bear out.  This comes as no great surprise as IoT adoption & implementation challenges are often misunderstood or under-estimated.  Participants will discuss:

• highlights of failed business models, why they failed & common assumptions of what failure or success looks like

• why IoT businesses models are often less promising in reality than on paper

• what leads to this, why, & what needs to change e.g. including differences in context & operating considerations in different countries

• more specific aspects of necessary changes e.g. key assessments on the business’ readiness for change & transformation

• how projects should be right-sized, scoped or paced,

• how incentives, determination of desired outcomes, ROI & communication of value propositions etc. may need to change

• how stakeholder agendas could be better addressed or aligned


Empowering IoT in the World’s Most Advanced Digital Society

Märt Kroodo, Co-Founder and CEO, 1oT, Estonia

Estonia’s unique approach to ICT & digitalisation extending beyond its borders with initiatives like e-Residency, internet as social right, 99% services online & zero-bureaucracy etc. bears useful & interesting lessons for other nations.  The nation today is known as a testbed for disruptive startups & IoT and ranks #3 in the world in terms of startups per capita, self-driving vehicles, door-to-door robot transport etc. This presentation will provide perspectives on the priorities driving such initiatives in Estonia & how 1oT aims to fuel an IoT revolution worldwide 

12:30 - 13:20 LUNCH
13:20 - 13:25 Welcome Address

Lau Shih Hor, Councillor & Smart Nation Chapter Chairman, SGTech & CEO, Elixir Technology, Singapore


The Story Behind the Design of Singapore’s First Integrated Smart District

Ryan Lee, Director, Smart District Division, JTC, Singapore

Punggol Digital District (PDD) is an upcoming waterfront district in Singapore to house key growth sectors of the digital economy. It is designed as a vibrant 24/7 business & activity node that encourages people encounter & collision of ideas by bringing together a mix of big tech & local firms, supported by a thriving start-up ecosystem & driven by the talent and know-how from the Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT). In contrast to existing large-scale districts where physical infrastructure, urban solutions & digital infrastructures are developed in silos, PDD will see the full integration of digital infrastructure & smart technologies from the ground-up through the Open Digital Platform (ODP). The ODP will integrate various technology horizontally on a single platform to yield synergies & facilitate open data sharing to provide opportunities for innovation in urban solutions to create an open, agile & collaborative environment that is key to digital innovation.

13:50 - 14:20

Panel Discussion


- Lau Shih Hor, Councillor & Smart Nation Chapter Chairman, SGTech & CEO, Elixir Technology, Singapore
- Ryan Lee, Director, Smart District Division, JTC, Singapore
- Poon Joe Keen, Managing Director - Smart City Solutions, Surbana Jurong, Singapore
- Jonathan Tan, Managing Director, UnaBiz, Singapore

Singapore’s Smart Nation initiatives hinge on extensive collaborations & partnerships between public sector agencies & the private sector.  This panel will provide insights into the basis of the shared agendas behind the Punggol Digital District, the roles of different parties & how the partnership model works i.e. the expectations, assumptions, dimensions & complexities involved, what it means in terms of delivery, mechanisms, accountability & relationships with those served

14:20 - 14:40

Achieving Sustainable Development Goals Through a Distributed Energy Society

Professor Takako Hashimoto, Vice President, Chiba University of Commerce & Director, Institute of Economic Research, Japan

SDGs have become a key issue in society today especially in smart cities where affordable, clean energy & the need for climate action are important targets.  This presentation provides insights into project explorations & developments towards a distributed energy society with the use of IoT technologies

14:40 - 15:00

The Need for a More Concerted & Organized Approach to IoT Deployments

Eric YEO, Assistant Director, Business Development, SP Telecom

Today’s IoT scene is highly fragmented with disconnected networks being built in a highly connected world.  While some may lament the absence of an IoT governing body, the advancement of different communication protocols by different groups continued to fuel confusion & inevitable fragmentation.  Taking the analogy of urban planning, this is akin to pockets of small townships each building roads & infrastructures to serve a very limited commune & building their own highways leading to the same destinations. As connected devices are expected to growth exponentially in coming years, a more sustainable practice is needed to avoid further fragmentation

15:00 - 16:00 PANEL DISCUSSION

Beyond Smart to Intelligent Cities: Re-Imagining the Built Environment

- Gregory Cornelius, Managing Director, Modn Media & Founder of Protiotype Design Science Community, Singapore

- 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

- Joelle Chen, Director, Global Partnerships & Marketing, Intelligent Air Solutions, MANN+HUMMEL Group

- Salim Aslam, IoT Solution Architect, Social Innovation Business, Hitachi Consulting, Singapore

(PART 1): The form of our cities is rooted in the past but is that best for the future?  In the 1st part of this session, panellists will consider new thinking, approaches, and obstacles to overcome in reimagining the built environment to achieve high-level societal goals such as economic growth, improved quality of life, and sustainability.

(PART 2) The panel will identify practical solutions and new business models with a discussion of case study examples demonstrating early success in the deployment of technology, such as IoT and computer science, to achieve those smart city outcomes.


Real World Problem Meets IoT – How Solutioning is Done in the Wild

Dr Mazlan Abbas, Co-Founder & CEO, FAVORIOT, Malaysia

16:15 - 17:00 PANEL DISCUSSION

From Models to Real Tests of Viability

- Phillip Seow, CEO & MD, Variantz, Singapore

- Dr Mazlan Abbas, Co-Founder & CEO, FAVORIOT, Malaysia

- Terence Teo, MD of Anewtech Systems & President, Singapore Industrial Automation Association

- Sven Yeo, Co-founder & CTO, Archisen, Singapore

Panellists representing SME views from different sectors will discuss the initial considerations & priorities that went into planning for their IoT business models, factors & dimensions that determine what is viable e.g. what led to the decision to deploy IoT tech (why now?), the role of partners, insights into their business or sectoral context, market trends, regulatory & financial landscape, funding constraints, cash flow & other priorities.    Discussions will also consider critiques e.g. how can SMEs get off the ground without the support of Govt funding (in Singapore), how to consider true viability in that regard, & how do they decide if a venture is worth pursuing even if the model is viable e.g. are there blindspots that tend to be overlooked?

10:00 - 10:20

Lenovo IoT – The Art of Possible

Jugal (JK) Sharma, Global IoT Leadership, Lenovo

The value of IoT lies in the end-to-end integration of business functions that allows data insights to drive & inform decisions across enterprises.  Illustrating how this translates in practice with case studies, this presentation will highlight applications in the warehousing, logistics & consumer services sectors, how front-end capabilities are designed & integrated with analytic platforms & back-end functions, demonstrating the value of having a clear end-to-end approach in designing IoT-enabled business capabilities

10:20 - 10:40

Disrupting Last Mile Logistics – How Real-Time Data & Intelligent Routing Makes the Difference

Fanny See, Chief Operating Officer, Detrack Systems, Singapore

The highly competitive logistics & transport sector especially in the last-mile is increasingly applying asset tracking & monitoring solutions, demonstrating the value of IoT-enabled real-time location & status visibility. This presentation will highlight the business value & performance gains enabled by IoT & how data can be used with intelligent routing to disrupt the market.

10:40 - 11:00

Connecting the Physical World with the Blockchain via a Minimal Verification Client

Paul Jentzch, Head of Business Development,, Germany

Combining IoT with blockchain solves many existing issues like security risks, interoperability of smart devices & allowing machines to have their own digital wallets to enable autonomous transactions between them.   Examples include smart objects like locks, power outlets & e-charging stations with their own identity that allows them to receive payments & enter into complex contracts.  This presentation will highlight possibilities with a client-based model based on a minimal verification client that can integrate in any IoT device, allowing efficient communication with multiple smart-contract enabling blockchains with minimal resource requirements, demonstrating the accessibility of blockchain for enterprises

11:00 - 11:30 NETWORKING BREAK
11:30 - 11:50 OPENING SEGMENT

Crossing the Chasm: From Connected Devices to Cognitive IoT - An Industry Perspective

Pankaj Lunia, ASEAN Executive - Watson IoT Solutions

What one does with sensor captured IoT data will define its ultimate value. Capturing its full potential will require innovation in business models, investment in new capabilities & talent, along with policy actions to encourage interoperability, ensure security, & protect privacy & property rights. At the core of IoT implementations, however, is a business digitization opportunity as against a technology adoption one. Implementations need to align with business problems in order to strengthen the investment case. By examining proliferating IoT uses cases in specific industrial settings, this presentation will demonstrate how businesses can accelerate their journey from primal connectivity to building enriched cognitive capabilities.


11:50 - 12:40 PANEL DISCUSSION

Where AI Meets Industrial IoT – Key Considerations for Instrumenting & Integrating Intelligence for the Business

- Bob Gill, General Manager, ARC Advisory, Singapore

- Vishal Goyal, Senior Technical Marketing Manager for ASEAN, Australia, NZ & India, STMicroelectronics

- Damien Kopp, Co-Founder, Chief Technology & Data Office, Envolve Data, Singapore

- Michael Sayre, CEO & Co-Founder, Cognicept Systems, Singapore

Developments in AI are spurring interest & ideas on how intelligent applications can super-charge enterprise performance, generate value & strategic insights for decision-making.  The challenge for businesses however lies in instrumenting & building solutions, aligning & integrating AI capabilities with existing business processes. In certain cases it may even call for a rationalisation of the nature of the business itself.  Panel participants will discuss implications for business models, alliances & partner networks, what it entails in terms of internal resources & capabilities, key considerations & priorities when it comes to ROI for business units, perspectives on the effect on value chains etc.

12:40 - 13:30 LUNCH
13:30 - 13:50

Data-Driven Models for Advancing Business & Solution Design

Low Hock Chuan, Senior Solution Consultant, Professional Solutions, Dassault Systèmes, Asia Pacific South

Businesses that digitalise their processes & IP with IoT will be in a prime position to reveal, leverage & unlock their design assets & IP.  With data enabling insights into how various aspects of the business & processes perform, organisation leaders can more identify areas of priority to focus & work on.  This presentation will draw on use cases & field examples that demonstrate the value of a data-driven approach to design capabilities

13:50 - 14:10

Trends & Opportunities in New Generation Cellular Internet of Things

Siegfried Chang, Director of Product Marketing, Emerging Business Division, MediaTek Inc., Taiwan

A new generation of cellular IoT is here that can offer nationwide coverage, features to extend battery life & authenticated LTE communication. Products designed with NB-IoT can provide 10+ years of battery life while transmitting small periodic amounts of data, making it ideal for smart homes, HVACs, utility metering, smart parking, lighting & environmental sensors as well as agricultural, personal & enterprise asset tracking applications.  Referencing use cases to illustrate, NB-IoT (LPWAN) technology allows reliable, secure cellular connectivity for IoT devices & can future-proof products & business opportunities on the network with a roadmap to 5G.

14:10 - 15:00 PANEL DISCUSSION

Frenzy Over 5G - A Solution in Search of a Problem?

- Jake Saunders, MD & VP Consulting, ABI Research APAC


- Ong Geok Chwee, CEO, Bridge Alliance APAC

- Eric Long, Director, IoT Service Product Marketing, Huawei, China

- Dr Stephan Chan, Chief Medical Information Officer, Woodlands Health Campus, Singapore

5G has been touted as the next big thing that will enable ambitious new services & capabilities in mobile and IoT.  However, prognostications should be examined against the challenges in terms of roll-out, instrumentation, competition & regulatory pressures.  Similarly, market-oriented offerings & projected use cases need to be validated against consumer receptivity & the marginal value-add.  This discussion will take a closer look at 5G claims versus market demand & needs, consider examples from possible segments where 5G is likelier to make in-roads & factors that could spur broader uptake of 5G capabilities in the APAC region.

15:00 - 15:30 NETWORKING BREAK
15:30 - 15:35 INDIA COUNTRY HIGHLIGHTS in collaboration with FICCI

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Opening Remarks 

Navita Myer, Director, Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry, Singapore Office

15:35 - 15:55

Towards 2020: Transformations to India’s Economic & Industry Landscape with Industry 4.0

Dr Rishi Mohan Bhatnagar, President, Aeris Communications, India

Providing an overview of IIoT & Industry 4.0 developments in India, this presentation will offer insights on India’s changing technology landscape, sectoral prospects, priorities for key sectors, & where emerging opportunities lie



15:50 - 16:05

Policy Advances & Innovations – Foundations for Reshaping India’s Industry Sectors

Parminder Singh Kakria, Co-Chair of FICCI ICT & Digital Economy Committee, & Head of Public Policy & Corporate Affairs, Wipro, India

India’s industry prospects & advances hinge not only on capital, resources or capabilities of her labour force but also the policies in place that determine the business and operating conditions.  This presentation will offer the latest perspectives on how policies are innovating & advancing the prospects for selected industries, as well as the implications for foreign investors & partners who seek greater exposure to opportunities for collaborations & partnerships in the subcontinent.

16:05 - 16:20

Evolution & Change in India’s Transportation Landscape

Nitin Kumar, Deputy Managing Director, Fairwood Groups, India

Starting from an overview of the status quo of India’s transportation scene, this presentation will highlight emerging trends domestically & in relation to the rest of the world, along with prospects for Smart Transportation & the role of IoT. The talk will outline the necessary policy changes for such IoT-based transportation developments to occur & offer perspectives on how

16:20 - 16:35

Driving the Shift Towards Renewable & Low-Cost Energy

Venkat Rajaraman, CEO, Cygni Energy, India

India’s growing energy needs on both domestic & industrial fronts are seeing a strong drive towards sustainable, renewable & affordable options.  This presentation will highlight local developments in this sector with examples of how it is already impacting local populations, & consider what it can mean for the rest of Asia with India’s industry leadership in this space

16:35 - 16:50

Consumer Applications of AI Innovations & Opportunities in India

Bharath Kumar Mohan, CEO, Sensara Technologies, India

AI-based technology solutions are making headway with consumer applications, as exemplified by Sensara in the media sector. This presentation will shed light on how AI developments are increasingly becoming mainstream in other sectors of India’s industries, where the main market segments lie, the key challenges & opportunities for incumbent & emerging players both domestically & from abroad


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12:00 - 12:30 The brave new world of retail with blockchain + IoT + Cognitive AI

Mr David Lee, Digital Commerce Lead, Senior Business Consultant & Lecturer, Singapore Institute of Retail Studies

12:30 - 13:00 Case Studies of Deployment of Massive IoT for Smart Cities

Mr Tay Kok Chin, Chairman, Smart Cities Network

13:00 - 13:30 Why Singapore is an ideal location for your Business?

Ms Ranjani Rangan, Director and COO, CPA Partnership Pte Ltd

Singapore has a unique position in the global economy and a pivotal role as a business epicenter in the heart of Asia. The city-state has been consistently acknowledged as a global business hub – one that features developed infrastructure, political stability, open business policies, a skilled workforce, the use of English as the main working language and respect for intellectual property rights. Its attractive location along with the numerous Free Trade Agreements signed makes it possible for businesses to access a market of 3 billion people as a gateway between the East and West to facilitate a smooth trade and investment flow. As such 26,000 international companies and 154,000 small and medium local enterprises call Singapore home with many of them using the country as a springboard to tap into other emerging markets in Asia. To learn more about how you can avail of the Opportunities within Singapore, please do attend this very important talk by CPA Partnership Pte Ltd that will focus on why Singapore is an ideal location for your business as a gateway to Asia.


13:30 - 14:00 Singapore Cybersecurity Consortium’s Initiatives in IoT Security Research & Development – An Overview

Dr Vivy Suhendra, Executive Director, Singapore Cybersecurity Consortium

The Singapore Cybersecurity Consortium is a national engagement platform to drive technology awareness and research translation in cybersecurity. The Consortium consists of members from the industry, academia, and government.
This session will introduce the Consortium initiatives in IoT security research and development, including technologies being developed in collaborative research projects funded by the Consortium.



14:00 - 14:30 Smart Farm Activities in Thailand

Dr Opas Trithaveesak, Senior Researcher, Center for Cyber-Physical Systems, National Electronics and Computer Technology Center (NECTEC), Thailand


14:30 - 15:00 Bluetooth enhances the localization services in Buildings and More

Kai Ren, Developer Relations Manager, APAC, Bluetooth Special Interest Group

The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) has introduced a new feature, Direction Finding, which holds the potential to significantly enhance the performance of Bluetooth location services solutions. The new feature allows devices to determine the direction of a Bluetooth signal from locators, beacons or tags, thereby enabling the development of Bluetooth proximity solutions that can understand device direction as well as Bluetooth positioning systems that can achieve down to centimeter-level location accuracy.


15:30 - 16:00 Blockchain and the Data Economy

Mike Davie, CEO, Quadrant Protocol
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16:00 - 16:30 IoT Security with Blockchain Defined Perimeter (BDP)

Floyd D'Costa, Co-founder, Block Armour 

Smart Cities - the marrying of urban planning with emerging technologies - promises enhanced living conditions. However, this IoT-enabled urban landscape with its connected networks open up a whole new set of security challenges - challenges that require a fresh new approach and innovative next generation solutions to ensure that the smart cities of tomorrow are also safe and secure. Here's one look at Smart Cities: The opportunities, the security conundrum and the way forward.

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16:30 - 17:00 Blockchain for Business

Gigo Joseph, Vice President, Blockchain Services, Chainyard

How businesses are using blockchain to improve operational efficiencies, eliminating friction and opening up new revenue streams. Examining implementation and use-cases.

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17:00 - 17:30 IoT and Security

Adrian Guttridge, Strategic Advisor ASEAN, VortexIoT and Aloysius Cheang, Board Director & Executive Vice President for Asia Pacific, The Centre for Strategic Cyberspace + International Studies
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12:30 - 13:00 Industrie 4.0: SGC’s Mission

MOU Signing between Singapore Industrial Automation Association (SIAA) & Singaporean-German Chamber of Industry and Commerce (SGC)

Dr Tim Philippi, Executive Director, Singaporean-German Chamber of Industry and Commerce

13:00 - 13:30 IOT Business and Regulation Framework in Indonesia

MOU Signing between Singapore Industrial Automation Association (SIAA) & Indonesia IoT Association

Teguh Prasetya, Chairman, Indonesia IoT Association & Deputy CEO, PT Alita Praya Mitra 

13:30 - 14:00 Facing the Smarter Future: Innovations for the AIoT Business of Face Recognition Technology

Mei Guu, Chief Operating Officer, CyberLink

In the era of AIoT, the combination of AI and facial recognition provides developers with the ability to create increasingly customized, highly accurate applications and services to facilitate intelligent lifestyles.
Based on deep neural network, CyberLink’s FaceMe® ranks amongst the most precise algorithms and strives to deliver the most flexible cross-platform facial recognition engine. FaceMe® aims to facilitate smarter lifestyles and business through implementation in smart homes, smart offices, smart retailers and smart city solutions, with domestic and international system integrators.



14:00 - 14:30 Southern Taiwan Industry Promotion Center – Your bridge to IoT of Southern Taiwan

Yitina Liao, Manager, Singapore Taiwan Industry Promotion Center (STIPC) Technovation Plus Team


15:00 - 15:30 Flowchain - Building Distributed Network Storage using Blockchain Technology


Jollen Chen, Founder & CEO, Flowchain Foundation

Flowchain aims to implement a blockchain that can provide a distributed ledger technology for the IoT. Therefore, Flowchain already proposed the virtual blocks technology that can ensure chunked data transactions in a near-instant manner. With virtual blocks technology, Flowchain can integrate with IPFS and Hyperledger Fabric to develop a distributed network storage that can ensure real-time digital assets transactions and store verified transactions. In this presentation, Jollen will show the implementation of the described system using Flowchain, Hyperledger Fabric, and IPFS open source technologies.

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15:30 - 16:00 Why is Blockchain a Gamechanger in IoT

Sarah Nabaa, VP, SE Asia & Australasia at VeChain Tech

As we are living in the age of IoT and interconnectivity, why do we need the blockchain and how will it transform businesses? VeChain shares how enterprises such as DNV GL have deployed real world dApps which leverage on IoT and blockchain technology as part of their digital transformation.

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16:00 - 16:30 Identity Management – Data Integrity, Authentication and Encryption

Mr Andras Kristof, Founder, Akomba Labs
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16:30 - 17:00 Community Projects and Monoplasma



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12:30 - 13:00 Blockchain 101

Karthik Iyer, BlockchainMonk

What is blockchain? How is it different from Bitcoin? Where does it fit into the data conversation? Karthik Iyer, blockchain expert, helps demystify the technology and sets the stage for the discussion on blockchain.

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13:00 - 13:30 An Update on the Blockchain Ecosystem

- Kenneth Bok, Founder, Blocks
- Ryan Chew Managing Director, Tribe Accelerator
- Tushar Aggarwal, LuneX Ventures
- Spencer Yang, Hashtag Capital

The hype train from 2017 into 2018 came to a sobering halt as token prices plummeted throughout most of last year. In what has been termed the 'crypto winter', how are teams thinking about the future of implementing blockchain into their products?

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13:30 - 14:00 Blockchain as a Computing Platform

Pavel Bains, CEO, Bluzelle

When going for a global audience, it is mission critical for applications to be highly available and have low latency otherwise you risk losing customers. You have an online game and your database is in Portland but your game suddenly takes off in India. You will need to set up another server and replicate everything to keep performance up. Then the game takes off in Britain and you have to do this all over again. Each time this costs time and money. A big problem is you may not know where your next customers come from. Bluzelle solves this.
Bluzelle Cache is a key-value store that is highly available, durable and globally distributed, without any operational overhead or configuration necessary. No matter what database you are running for your application, cache your data to Bluzelle and see instant results in performance. Your data is always nearby. Everywhere.

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14:00 - 14:30 Enterprise Blockchain Adoption in Supply Chain, Food Safety and International Trade

Atul Patel, Co-founder, dltledgers

Supply Chain Networks for the inter enterprise visibility to drive new level of efficiency, Multi Party Collaboration driving efficiency and new business models in international trade with an ecosystem approach, Tracking Livestock supply chain network with automated payments to drive new level of efficiency in the Food Safety

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14:30 - 14:40 Fun Way of Rehabilitation for Children with Fine Motor Difficulties

Cheong Chun Wai, Senior Lecturer, Republic Polytechnic

This presentation showcases innovative and fun devices to engage children with development disorders. Ambidexter, the highlighted product is a gamifies ambidextrous robotic therapy device which trains 3 hand motions and promotes visual-motor coordination and motivation. It also helps training coordination of neurological, physiologic processes which are essential for fine motor acquisition


14:40 - 14:50 IoT and Digital Transformation

Sindarta Gemilang, Synchro (PT National Data Integrator)

Digital Transformation in a developing country such as Indonesia faces many challenges for keeping the legacy systems and modern technology. How should we enable the process, low friction and yet minimize the cost? Synchro team will share some insights regarding the process and more!


15:10 - 15:30 Unlocking New Energy Saving Opportunities Through IoT and AI

Quentin Fouesnant, Sales Director – Asia Pacific, Metron

Energy consumption has become a prime concern amongst industrials who are facing rising costs and environmental & regulatory constraints. In the era of Industry 4.0, IoT devices give the opportunity to access more data than ever before. But how do we harness this data to consumer energy in a smarter way? This presentation will provide insights on how METRON has successfully made use of IoT technology to improve energy performance of its industrial customers and realize energy savings up to 15%

13:00 - 13:30 How Smart Energy Really Works Today

Martin Lim, COO, Electrify

Smart energy initiatives are essential to realising greater sustainability and resilience in the city of our future. However, it has become clear that while greater integration and co-operation can deliver the promise of big data and IoT, something more profound is needed to uproot legacy mindset. How can we develop a system where vital infrastructure such as energy grids and other smart initiatives are truly connected?

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13:30 - 14:00 Privacy-first mesh network for Internet of Things

Ratul Saha, PhD, Getonchainq

Data privacy is a pressing issue in Internet of Things. Towards true edge intelligence in an IoT mesh network, latest technologies like zero-knowledge proofs and multiparty computation will enable a privacy-first design - protecting both enterprise and user data.

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14:00 - 14:30 Building blockchain based consortium for any industry: The example of Blockchain-enabled IoT

Laurent Dedenis, CEO, Chainstack

Securing distributed architecture with decentralized technologiesis no easy. In the IoT age, massive flows of data move continuously across multiple devices across multiple parties, systems, and jurisdictions. It is imperative that sensitive data remains secure and protected from cyberattacks. However, the distributed nature of IoT systems necessarily contains many new points of vulnerabilities and introduces new kinds of security challenges. Blockchain technology has the potential to address many of the security risks that arise as a result of its distributed architecture. By improving data integrity, data autonomy, and streamlining operational cost by eliminating the need for intermediaries, blockchain will enable enterprises to fully harness the potential of IoT technology.

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14:30 - 14:50 Bee Bryte Solution to Reduce your Electricity Bill

Gabriel Tan, Sales Engineer, BeeBryte

BeeBryte’s SaaS makes your factories, logistics centres, commercial & industrial buildings to consume electricity in a smarter, more efficient and cheaper way while reducing their carbon footprint! Through our Artificial Intelligence’s tools and the automatic control of your electric flexibilities (HVAC systems like aircons , batteries, EV charging stations...), our SaaS generates up to 40% savings on your electricity bill.

14:50 - 15:00 Presentation of Ubudu Location Solution

Victor Bogey, Asia General Manager of Ubudu

Ubudu develops high-accuracy real-time geolocation systems to make operations lean in Smart Industry, Smart Building, Smart Retail and Smart Hospitality premises. Asset tracking, employee safety, resource utilisation analytics, and service automation are among the use cases we provide to our clients. Our head office is in Paris, France and we have offices in Poland and Hong Kong. We are proud to have highly-skilled partners all over the world.

15:00 - 15:10 Smart Aquaculture System

Kevin Chia, Director, Quadlink Tech, Inc.

15:30 - 15:50 IoT and Blockchain use cases, Supply Chain. Robonomics. Identity systems.

Leonid Khatskevych, Head of IoT Department, 

11:30 - 13:00 IoT & Tech Transformations of the Built Sector

- Dr Michael YANG, Managing Director, SCU2 Labs, Singapore

- Steve ONG, Co-founder & CEO, ProSpace Analytics, Singapore

IoT technologies (pervasive sensing, connectivity & cloud computing) are changing the built industry. This workshop will discuss & share use cases on how IoT tech are working together with other solutions (building automation solutions, building information modelling, smart lighting, etc.) to enable the industry to achieve sustainable, productive, safe and secure buildings Participants will learn about IoT & tech applications, criteria for evaluating use cases, viability, value etc. in the built industry context. This workshop will provide insights on thinking through processes, applications & an avenue for learning & discussing issues with industry peers

Conference Delegates who wish to register for the workshop, kindly email to indicating your name, email address, company and business contacts.

14:00 - 16:00 Fundamentals of Blockchain in IoT

Jitendra Hanwat, Senior Technology Leader & Founder IEEE Blockchain, Singapore

Today, we stand as beneficiaries and practitioners at the tipping point of another technological upheaval. This time, it is the Internet of Trust, underpinned by Blockchain. Blockchain technology has drawn great interest in recent years from both the scientific community and industry. Businesses are not only exploring its potential to streamline business processes but are also beginning to create actual applications for its use.

So, what is its estimated magnitude of impact and outcome?

Any vertical, any use case domain, and any way you look at it – the numbers are telling. According to analyses variously by The Economist, Accenture, the World Economic Forum and other sources:

• Banks stand to save USD20b

• Financial services will see USD100b in cost reductions by 2020

• Logistics use cases stand to gain 80% in efficiencies across trading parties

• Cross-border payments will see USD60b in savings

• Supply chain trade finance will boost revenues by USD14b

Gartner forecasts that blockchain will generate an annual business value of over USD175b by 2025 and rise to over USD3 trillion by 2030.  

While it is still more common for tech enterprises to embrace this technology, the change definitely indicates that blockchain is gaining wider acceptance. More importantly, it’s gaining more confidence.

What You Can Expect to Learn
Learn 1    

Where Will the Learning Elements of this Workshop Take You?  

This workshop will provide a broad overview of the essential concepts of blockchain tech and lay the foundation necessary for advanced blockchain concepts & application development.

On tech front, attendees will learn about the decentralized peer-to-peer network, an immutable distributed ledger and the trust model that defines a blockchain. This workshop will enable you to explain basic components of a blockchain (transaction, block, block header, and the chain) its operations (verification, validation, and consensus model), and essentials of trust (hard fork and soft fork).

On business & strategy side, you will be enabled on better strategic business decisions on where to use Blockchain and learn what this means to you at a practical level, how to construct your business models, isolate your use cases, outline your steps to strategize, roadmap, and experiment.

Target Audience  

This Blockchain 101 workshop is targeted at beginner-level participants and is accessible to a broad audience from various verticals and domains, from enterprises, start-ups and the public sector.
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Conference Delegates who wish to register for the workshop, kindly email to indicating your name, email address, company and business contacts.