OVERVIEW

The inaugural Deep Tech Summit is a best-in-class convening of thought-leaders and industry practitioners specialising in areas such as artificial intelligence, blockchain, medtech, venture building, the future of talent and more.

The full-day conference will bring together leading minds in deep tech to exchange ideas and create exchanges that aim to build a better future. Deep tech entrepreneurs, investors, government officials, corporate innovators, academics, researchers and media members from major innovation hubs around the world will be present.

In conjunction with the Summit, SGInnovate will also be presenting its Investors Night session, and a blockchain workshop on the foundation of blockchain research and application.

DATE DAY EVENING
17-Sep-18
Blockchain and Industry Introduction Workshop
Networking Reception (By Invite Only)
18-Sep-18 Deep Tech Summit
Investors Night (By Invite Only)

The Deep Tech Summit is proudly presented by SGInnovate, a private company owned by the Singapore Government. SGInnovate backs deeply technical founders through equity-based investments, access to talent, and support in building customer traction.

Deep Tech Summit 2018 is an event partner of SWITCH 2018. The Singapore Week of Innovation & TeCHnology (SWITCH) is a leading “plug and play” platform where complementing international events in tech, innovation and lifestyle operate side by side in an extraordinary concept week. Organised by National Research Foundation Singapore (NRF) and Enterprise Singapore (ESG), SWITCH 2018 is held from 17 to 20 September.

THEME

The Summit is designed for thought-leaders and industry practitioners around transformational technologies and their impact.

artificial intelligence across industries

Blockchain beyond fintech

EDTECH INNOVATION

FUTURE OF WORK AND TALENT DEVELOPMENT

VENTURE BUILDING AND DEEP TECH INVESTMENTS

TECHNOLOGY AND SOCIETY

WHY ATTEND

Join over 500 deep tech entrepreneurs, investors, government officials, corporate innovators, academics, researchers and media members from major innovation hubs around the world, including the myriad of organisations and initiatives that SGInnovate supports, works with, and is a part of – all of which we are proud to call friends of SGInnovate.

EVENT PROGRAMME

Time Session
9:00am
Registration
9:30am
Speaker:

Steve Leonard, Founding CEO, SGInnovate

9:40am
Speaker:

Prof Subra Suresh, President, Nanyang Technological University

10:00am

Data is everywhere, and every single day exponentially more astronomical quantities are produced. Hear from our experts as we discuss how to capitalise on the power of data, with unprecedented insights and opportunities across all industries, while managing the emerging problems associated with big data (from privacy and security to data quality).

Moderator:

Steve Leonard, Founding CEO, SGInnovate

Panellists:

Frank Bignone, Digital Transformation Leader, Asia Pacific, Airbus

Dr Andy Cheadle, Engineering Director, McLaren Applied Technologies

Prof Chen Tsuhan, Chief Scientist, AI Singapore and Deputy President (Research and Technology) and Distinguished Professor, National University of Singapore

Dr Joe Fitzsimons, Principal Investigator, Centre for Quantum Technologies

Shanker Selvadurai, CTO - Cloud, Data and AI Solutions, IBM Asia Pacific

10:50am

How the Technology Underlying Bitcoin is Changing Business, Money and the World

Speaker:

Don Tapscott, Founder and Executive Chairman, Blockchain Research Institute Via Holographic Telepresence

11:20am

Decentralisation set the stage for the unparalleled World Wide Web we know today. It is also a central feature of blockchain technology. The next generation of companies will be able to leverage core tenants of blockchain to transform a wide variety of industries. With decentralised systems, we can fundamentally optimise our future economy and benefit society at large.

Moderator:

Emma Cui, CEO, Longhash Singapore

Panellists:

Soeren Duvier, Managing Director - Asia, Blockchain in Transport Alliance (BiTA)

Martin Lim, COO, Electrify

Joseph Lubin, Founder, ConsenSys and Co-Founder, Ethereum

Humayun Sheikh, CEO & Founder, Fetch.AI

Meeta Vouk, Director, Singapore Research Center IBM

12:10pm
Break
2:00pm

An increasing number of corporates are seeing the advantages of learning from and collaborating with startups to create mutual value. Likewise, startups are leveraging established strengths of corporates to grow. What is the future going to look like between corporate and startup collaborationsas corporates and startups look to cooperate more, particularly in deep tech?

Moderator:

Joachim Vandaele, Founding Partner, FutureLabs Ventures

Panellists:

Dr Ethan Chu, Founder and CEO, Xjera Labs Pte Ltd

Dr Ettikaan Karuppiah, Director - Developers Ecosystem, NVIDIA

2:20pm

Medtech innovation often requires long gestation periods and high capital outlays to go to market. This panel will discuss the challenges, opportunities and key success factors for enterprises seeking to build their go-to-market strategies.

Moderator:

Ivy Teh, Global Managing Director, EIU Healthcare and Managing Director, Clearstate

Panellists:

Philip Kowalczyk, Head of Business Development & Strategy , Johnson & Johnson Medical Asia Pacific

Kathrine Myhre, CEO, Norway Health Tech

Phil Morle, Partner, Main Sequence Ventures

Dr Sidney Yee, CEO, Diagnostics Development Hub and Executive Vice President, ETPL

3:05pm
Moderator:

Steve Leonard, Founding CEO, SGInnovate

Speaker:

Prof Dean Ho, Provost’s Chair Professor and Director, SINAPSE, National University of Singapore

3:25pm

There is unprecedented hype today around AI, and lingering concerns that AI is a threat to the future of work. The fact is that AI is augmenting human capacity and there is a dire need to rethink how talents are developed to meet needs in the future of work.

Moderator:

Prof Leong Tze Yun, Director of AI Technology, AI Singapore

Panellists:

Dr Bicky Bhangu, President, Southeast Asia, Pacific and South Korea, Rolls-Royce

Stein Eggan, CEO, NTNU Technology Transfer

Dr Ayesha Khanna, CEO, ADDO AI

Richard Koh, CTO, Microsoft Singapore

4:10pm

AI is fundamentally transforming our economy and society. At the heart of this transformation are intelligent, autonomous systems. The repertoire of possibilities, from self-driving cars to industrial robots and smart drones, is increasing rapidly. What does this mean for our future economy, and how should autonomous systems be built to maximise human potential?

Moderator:

Jonathan Weber, Global Industry Editor, Technology, Reuters News

Panellists:

Dr Ben Goertzel, CEO, SingularityNET and Chief Scientist, Hanson Robotics

Luis Gonzales, Manufacturing & Industrial Lead and ASEAN Principal Director, Element AI

Vinay Jammu, Vice President - Software and Analytics, GE Global Research Centre

Prof Hiroaki Kitano, President & CEO, Sony Computer Science Laboratories, Inc.

4:55pm

At the intersection of technology and humanity, we explore how frontier technologies such as AI and blockchain will impact our society positively and contribute towards the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to make lives better for all in the years to come.

Moderator:

Susan Oh, Chair of AI, Blockchain For Impact (BFI) United Nations General Assembly and CEO, MKR AI

Panellists:

Niall Dennehy, COO & Co-Founder, AID:Tech

Anders Lier, Chairman, Nordic Impact

Pierre Robinet, Founder, Live with AI

Cesare Tagliaferri, CTO, Poseidon Foundation

Speakers