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Innovfest Unbound 2019 Agenda

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    Aircraft are roughly 70% more fuel efficient per passenger kilometer than they were 50 years ago.  However, with air traffic growth rates estimated to more than double over the next 20 years, reducing ...
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    In the digital age, the transformation of the OEM sector is well underway, but it still has a long way to go. How do you define the ecosystem by fulfilling the needs of the digitalised, connected consumer? How do you stay one step ahead by anticipating future needs?

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    As we hurtle towards 2020, we speak to industry-leading companies on how they innovate to digitalise their offerings and deliver greater value to their customers - while maintaining strong brand loyalty. How do they incorporate the newest technologies like AI and blockchain to create new possibilities and enhanced customer experiences in the hi-tech economy? What do these experts foresee in the next 5 years, and what are the steps they are taking to futureproof their companies?

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    Electric cars are now more advanced than traditional gasoline cars in every feature. With the development of AI, ML, Processing powers and advanced sensors the autonomous driving has made the integration into the electric cars. However, the future of transport is more than just self-driving cars - it talks to the very infrastructure all around us, modes of transport, and must consider more than just roads and cars.

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    How does Porsche take innovations from new technologies: artificial intelligence, human-machine interfaces and block chain and turn them into practical solutions for employees and customers? Anja Hendel shares more on how Porsche is pushing forward the digital transformation process in the highly dynamic automotive business.

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    Rockets, blockchain, AI, equality in STEM - these are some of the things Australia is blazing the path for. We speak to Karen Andrews, the Minister for Industry, Science and Technology, Australia to glean insights on her vision for Australia's Science and Technology Industry, and the steps she is taking to get there.

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    Today, technology and innovation are meant to build and design for a seamless and optimised world in the way we live, work and play. When is the next wave of disruption in the most important function in an organisation – finance? And what does this mean for the future of money?

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    Southeast Asia is now home to eight unicorns, and signs are pointing to even more growth driven by tech companies and startups. When will Southeast Asia mature from a promising regional market into the next big world economy? As global powers China and US continue to engage in their trade war, what does this mean for the region? World Economic Forum has predicted that a full blown trade war will result in a reduction in global GDP growth, along with increased cost of capital and a drop in investments. How can startups and companies in this region step up to circumvent and prevent loss?

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    Technology is transforming our urban landscapes, fundamentally altering how we live, work and play in them. The growth of smart cities around Asia Pacific is symptomatic of this shift. But why do certain cities attract the best talent and the most innovative companies? Are smart cities also innovation hubs? Which cities are harnessing technology to deliver economic growth, and greater liveability and sustainability? The role of real estate has been overlooked in answering these questions. Explore how urban planning, place-making and investment in the right infrastructure can create more intelligent cities for people and businesses.

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    It’s easy to forget to stretch out but not at Innovfest Unbound! Enjoy the 5-min stretch session presented by our Health & Wellness Partner, SCOR.                        
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    New technologies are emerging to help build cities that are prepared for sustainable development, population growth and widespread internet access. Such developments address some of the most fundamental problems in urban geography such as housing, infrastructure, traffic, overcrowding, support of increasing population growth and sustainable living for future generations. If used effectively, data and digital tools can provide smart solutions to problems as we head towards the advent of smart cities.

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    The advent of the intelligent age will bring about a generation of a smarter and more efficient workforce. The onus is on companies to properly prepare and educate, and not fear-monger, their employees on the future of work in the digital age so as to achieve a smooth transition into a new future. How do companies prepare themselves to utilise technology to make the future of work smarter, while keeping new variables like globalisation, changing demographics, and geopolitical transformations in mind?

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    From online banking to insurance e-portals, between startups and Fortune 500 companies, fintech has become a deeply established vertical that has changed the way we interact with money and finance. How will the latest developments in the AI and blockchain space shake things up? Our panellists share their insights on how deep tech will invigorate and revolutionize the fintech market.

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    Country Spotlight session is where we highlight the challenges and opportunities to the global innovation community through a country's very own champions from the different pillars of innovation; government, brands/corporates and the startups/SMEs.

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    The future of services is one characterised by seamless services that are end-to-end, frictionless, empathic, and that can anticipate customer needs using emerging technologies.  How can businesses meet changing customer needs quickly, innovate and create new value in order to differentiate themselves from competitors?

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    Perhaps one of deep tech’s most important contribution to humanity is medtech. Skin can now be printed on burn victims; devices, medicines, vaccines, procedures and systems are continuously developed to solve health problems and improve quality of lives. As technology continues to advance, the future of humanity could be very bright indeed.

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    It’s easy to forget to stretch out but not at Innovfest Unbound! Enjoy the 5min stretch session presented by our Health & Wellness Partner, SCOR.

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    There has never been an exciting time than now where new trends, technologies, innovation especially the rollout of 5G, which all of these will create a host of new opportunities across the media and entertainment sector.

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    What does the world's best airport do to continuously stay on top of their game? Through tech, innovation, and that extra special touch - Changi Airport Group constantly redefines expectations of what an airport can offer its travellers

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    There's never been a better time to have a good idea. Because in our connected world, the distance between a good idea and the people it serves has never been shorter. Facebook is embracing 4 fundamental shifts in people’s behavior – Curation, Conversation, Commerce and Community – to help people and businesses transform good ideas into great opportunities.

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    Singapore tops the 2019 rankings on the Digital Society Index across the 24 countries surveyed ahead of US and China yet in stark contrast to this, has the lowest psychological need score of all markets surveyed.

    With technology being an integral part of people’s everyday lives, how should businesses strike a balance between meeting consumers’ digital needs and combating the negative effect of technology on their well-being?
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    It’s easy to forget to stretch but not at Innovfest Unbound! Enjoy the 5min stretch session presented by our Health & Wellness Partner, SCOR.

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    Finding your voice and telling your story as a new (or even established) brand is a tricky balance of art and science. We talk to experts, look at case studies, and crack the secret sauce behind compelling brand storytelling.

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    Innovation creates great new products that consumers love. It also makes the breakthroughs that will build a brighter future.

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    Stores need to be leisure destinations, as much about engagement & excitement, as making product inventory available. The CEO of Royal Sporting House shares his experience with The Social Foot - RSH's success story on digital transformation.

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    Move over, Hollywood. There's a new force to be reckoned with. Homegrown and regional directors, producers, and writers continue to outdo themselves, putting a creative spin on traditional genres and styles, and with the help of technology - are able to have their work amplified and reach a wider pool of global audience. We speak to movers and shakers in this industry, and find out how they foresee this phenomenon to grow.

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    We open Arise with a bird's-eye overview of the deeptech ecosystem. With ever-clearer verticals emerging, what does the roadmap look like for deep tech through 2019 and beyond? What have we achieved, and how far can we go to impact the world?

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    We open Arise with a bird's-eye overview of the deeptech ecosystem. With ever-clearer verticals emerging, what does the roadmap look like for deep tech through 2019 and beyond? What have we achieved, and how far can we go to impact the world?

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    From linear regression to deep learning, AI technology has evolved tremendously. What is AI technology - CNN, RNN, LSTM, GAN - capable of in 2019? What can we realistically expect its applications to be in the next decade? Will AI replace us, and do we really have to fear for our livelihoods? Our domain experts give us a crystal-clear overview of the current AI landscape.

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    Cryptocurrency may be blockchain's best-known vertical, but it's just the tip of the iceberg. There are, in fact, myriad applications across other sectors that startups and corporates alike are beginning to explore. What's next for blockchain post-ICO boom? On this panel, we dive deeper into how blockchain as a technology is poised to revolutionize traditional approaches to security and efficiency in industries such as healthcare and finance. Which verticals make sense for blockchain and which don't?

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    90% of data was created in the past two years; by 2020, there will be 40 trillion gigabytes of data. How can businesses effectively utilise big data: namely, to sieve efficiently through the troves of information to analyse relevant data, develop optimised metrics, and use them to guide decisions towards success?

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    Deep tech is revolutionary. It also requires incredible expertise and capital, as well as sound translation from algorithms to practicality. As the driving force of the tech ecosystem, these experts explain the factors of consideration and how to make smart investments when it comes to deeptech startups, and the signs of a success story in the making.

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    With the global population pyramid gradually inverting, retaining quality of life through our prolonged years has become more crucial than ever. How can healthtech and medtech increase the living standards of the aging population? The importance of healthcare tech is ever-rising with its potential to improve quality of life through awareness and early detection of potential illness, relapse, and injury., as well as improve quality and cost of treatment and medication.

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    More than the latest buzz, quantum computing is poised to fundamentally change the way computers can be maximised in their functionality. We delve into the basics of quantum computing, its potential, and its likely applications across various verticals.

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    Robots have been touted for years for their potential ability to perform human tasks. What do the latest developments in the robotics automation space mean? How will the evolution of robots in the industrial space alter its processes and shape its future, and how can we stay relevant to work alongside them?

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    Poised to roll out in 2020, 5G is expected to be as much as 100 times faster than the present 4G systems. Once that is implemented, 5G will transform businesses and technology in a powerful and groundbreaking way across IOT, autonomous vehicles, data collection etc. Until then, how do we ensure that we are future-ready and that the right digital infrastructure is set up?

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    With its well developed, globally competitive ICT industry, as well as strong innovation capability, Taiwan is a rising hotbed for entrepreneurial development in Asia. Join us in this panel as we discuss the strengths of Taiwan’s tech ecosystem and the allure it brings to start-ups looking to scale globally.

    Our panelists will highlight how to leverage Taiwan’s opportunities and avenues available for start-ups looking to make inroads into global market, share their success stories, and also provide insights into the trends and vision for start-ups in the region for the next five years.

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    Against the backdrop of a complex and growing cyber threat landscape, organisations have waken up to the fact that one of the biggest weakness in their defense against cyberattacks is their own employees. This could be due to inadequate trainings, lack of awareness or ignorance. 

    Join this session by ICE71 to hear from industry experts on how large organisations build cyber resilient workplaces, and get up close with ICE71 startups who will showcase their innovative solutions to strengthen organisational cybersecurity from both technical and human perspectives. 

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    The travel industry is expanding at an unprecedented pace. Aviation traffic is forecasted to double in the next 15 years, with significant growth projected for Southeast Asia, and Singapore being at the centre of it.

    Singapore Airlines invites you to co-create new technology solutions and business models to unlock opportunities, accelerate business growth and create a major impact in the aviation and travel space. Through KrisLab, Singapore Airlines’ newly launched digital innovation lab, SIA aims to be the leading digital airline in the world and drive innovation with programmes designed to co-innovate with partners across various industries, ecosystems and fields of expertise – from passionate entrepreneurs and start-ups to corporate innovation labs, research institutions, government agencies,  venture capitalists and more.

    This session features insights from a panel of industry experts who will share their co-innovation experiences via a panel discussion.
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    With the advent of the knowledge economy, universities are increasingly tasked to directly drive economic growth through the production of innovative technologies and entrepreneurial talent. Within Southeast Asia, this dimension has also come to encompass ecosystem building, venture development, and proactive industry engagement -- particularly in markets where the tech ecosystem is immature or local absorptive capacity limited. 

    Bringing together representatives from leading universities in Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, and Vietnam, this session will present a diverse range of perspectives on how ASEAN universities have gone beyond the traditional bounds of their campuses to anchor the I&E development of their cities and countries.  Panelists will discuss the changing role of the university in entrepreneurial talent development and start-up ecosystem building, highlighting their novel strategies and approaches to deal with the unique contextual factors of their respective countries. 

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    Embracing Innovation for the Prevention of Strokes and Heart Attacks

    Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the cause of more than 17 million deaths annually1. Innovative therapies and technologies play a key role in alleviating disease management by promoting long-term prevention against serious events such as strokes and heart attacks. This is why Bayer, in partnership with NUS Enterprise, is launching the Healthy Hearts, Healthy Aging Asia Pacific Report at InnovFest Unbound 2019, which features critical insights from a multi-disciplinary team of leading experts across Asia/Pacific. It highlights the cardiovascular (CV) health imperatives associated with ageing populations, and also proposes recommendations to embrace health innovation in supporting the shift of health systems from costly acute care to preventive care. 

    Join us as we bring together a panel of healthcare experts, innovators, academia and corporations to discuss the report, and examine the crucial role of health innovations in preventing strokes and heart attacks in seniors living with CVD. Explore how public and private collaborations can bring the change and action needed to bridge the gap in the adoption of innovative medicines and technologies. 

    Guest of Honor: Dr Amy Khor, Senior Minister of State for Health & The Environment and Water Resources, Singapore will be gracing the event. 

    This session is brought to you by Bayer.

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    A second year into uncovering new technologies, the Ocean of Opportunities Challenge is back. Final pitching will take place at InnovFest unBound 2019, where the top finalist teams pit their innovative ideas against each other by addressing  six challenge statements announced in March this year. The six challenge statements tackle issues commonly found in the shipping and maritime industry namely: real-time monitoring & tracking, auto-digitalisation, prevention of fouling, digitalisation in ship inspection, machine learning models and optimising the use of CRM tools.  

    Join us to witness the exciting pitches by the teams as they anchor their creative solutions for the Challenge. Winners of the Challenge can look forward to sailing away with cash prizes, dedicated mentorship, incubation support and industry exposure. This Challenge is jointly brought to you by Symphony Creative Solutions, Ocean Network Express and NUS Enterprise.

    • O3 Challenge Review

    • Pitch by O3 Challenge Finalists 

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    To thrive in times of constant change, companies must move from innovating at a product or service level to innovating across their entire institutions. Unfortunately, traditional large-scale change efforts that challenge the core of the business often fail. Change management is not rational—it is intensely political. The Scaling Edges methodology helps businesses focus on low investment, high-growth-potential opportunities— “edges”—with fundamentally different business practices that can ultimately transform the core of the organisation.

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    The global services economy is set to grow with the increased adoption of emerging technologies, which will enable businesses to automate repetitive tasks and achieve higher productivity. Customers will still demand human interactions, and businesses should unlock growth by offering human-centric services at the right touchpoints. The leader’s role is becoming more critical ever than before in leading the transformation to embrace what is yet to come, today.

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    A vibrant ICM ecosystem is one where widespread innovation is facilitated by a fertile mix of different industry players challenging traditional   business models.  Increasingly, companies are exploring new modes of corporate innovation to free themselves from legacy systems.  An   emerging approach is to combine corporate assets with a startup approach to drive innovation.  What are some examples of successful   corporate venture building?  What are the best practices for corporates, VCs, and startup entrepreneurs on how to approach this, especially   in the evolution toward a Services 4.0 future?

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    Technological advancement and the emergence of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in almost every aspect of life brings the fear of AI replacing   humans. AI is not about replacing humans. On the contrary, AI plays an complementary role to humans in improving customer experiences,   workforce and the society. By harnessing the power of AI and putting humans at the centre of AI, we can augment the human intelligence by   using technologies to deliver the future of services. 

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    This Workshop will discuss the bane of many startups: how to get funding after the seed or series A rounds in order to hit the revenue earning stage and grow. Failure to get out of this ‘valley’ may lead to death of the startup.

    The Workshop will explore ways to avoid or overcome fund raising difficulties, what to do when funds are scarce or hard to raise, the different types of funds, making it to the next stage, how to react when funds are made available so as to maintain the momentum and growth, and of course achieve revenue.

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    This session sheds light on how to build an effective sales team and sales process for a company during the 3rd to 5th year to ensure growth (and survival). Our panellists have gone through this phase and will bring their expertise to share with you. 

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    In the era of hyper-connectivity, we need to stay digitally relevant more than ever. How will the prevalence of AI and AI-powered solutions change and improve the processes of digital transformation?

    Come down to the Huawei workshop to learn more from experts about AI-powered smart campuses, intelligence-driven marketing analyses, a new chapter for the security industry in the AI-powered world, and the next level of intelligent and collaborative tele-presence.

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    Cold prospecting isn’t dead, in fact it has evolved. That’s good news for everyone who is expanding their network and growing a business.

    We scheduled this workshop near the end of Day One, when many participants would have had a full day of cold prospecting – seeking new connections with people you’ve never met. Most everyone here has done this, as a buyer and/or a seller.

    Looking back on Day One, what more could we have done to enhance our efforts? Actually,with a bit of tech help, quite a lot!

    Join this workshop to learn about success cases where technology made it easier to find, qualify, and reach decision-makers, and helped businesspeople build better relationships with customers for improved results.

    We have a unique take on this – forged over a decade of studying business encounters and using innovation to enrich them.

    Learn how innovations in contact network management help companies make better use of organization-wide connections, create warmer leads, and ultimately sell more!

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    Alongside real-life personal safety, the 21st century brings about another layer of concern: cybersecurity. As a problem caused by and shifting with the evolution of technology, the latter is a unique ...
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    The advent of the intelligent age will bring about a generation of a smarter and more efficient workforce. How will technology shape the way we work, where we work, and the essential tools we need to ...
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    CzechInvest is the national investment and business development agency of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic. Its mission is to support foreign direct investment, develop local companies, implement development programs and to improve the business environment.

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    Unilever & Unilever Foundry are platinum partners at Innovfest Unbound, Southeast Asia's largest & most exciting innovation festival. This year, Unilever, together with Unbound, scouted for 20 of the most exciting smart retail startups from around the world set to revolutionise the industry and will showcase them at the festival.

     

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    Together with Abu Dhabi Global Market, Innovfest Unbound will showcase the startups working to revolutionise finance. We've selected six of the most promising startups from around the world to compete for the chance to attend FinTech Abu Dhabi in October.

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    Unilever & Unilever Foundry are platinum partners at Innovfest Unbound, Southeast Asia's largest & most exciting innovation festival. This year, Unilever, together with Unbound, scouted for 20 of the most exciting smart retail startups from around the world set to revolutionise the industry and will showcase them at the festival.

    Each semi-final will see ten companies pitch for their chance to take part in the Main Stage Grand Final on Day 2 on Innovfest Unbound.

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    AI technologies are transforming businesses and people’s lives in many ways. What can be done to enable innovation while protecting consumer interests? How can regulators and policymakers respond to the challenges from AI when AI technologies are evolving at such fast pace? There are no easy answers, but our responses today are key to our future tomorrow. Hear from global industry and government leaders as they discuss these perplexing yet pertinent issues.

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    AI technologies are transforming businesses and people’s lives in many different ways. What can be done to enable innovation while protecting consumer interests? How can regulators and policymakers respond to the challenges from AI when AI technologies are evolving at such fast pace? There are no easy answers, but our responses today are key to our future tomorrow. Hear from global industry and government leaders as they discuss these perplexing yet pertinent issues.

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    After spending eight years trying to land a spacecraft on the moon, Yonatan Winetraub successfully lifted off to the moon in February. This mission made Israel only the fourth country to ever successfully land on the moon – after the U.S, Russia and China. Moreover, it marked the first-ever privately funded trip (i.e. not paid for by a government) to land on the lunar surface.

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    People are now enjoying longer and healthier lives than their ancestors. But as any medical researcher will attest, ambitions go much further. Work to exert greater control over rogue immune systems, as well as to develop technological solutions to zero diseases, is showing initial promise.

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    The connected ecosystem of tomorrow is all about partnerships, collaboration, and open innovation. Companies, big and small, can’t afford to be cloistered anymore and will have to begin forging new partnerships and collaborations with complimentary businesses.
     

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    Today, there is no doubt that innovation is the answer to driving business and economic growth in the digital age. Explore how technology, innovation, and partnerships can power growth in Small Island Developing States in 2020 and beyond, and the hidden opportunities for companies, investors, and innovators to tap onto in this day and age.

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    The power of digital connectivity is having the biggest impact in especially small businesses. Leveraging technologies can take away friction caused by time, distance and to manage their operations. They are not only marching towards a friction-free future, but also a socially viable one.

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    It’s easy to forget to stretch out but not at Innovfest Unbound! Enjoy the 5min stretch session presented by our Health & Wellness Partner, SCOR.

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    New technologies are emerging to help build cities that are prepared for sustainable development, population growth and widespread internet access. Such developments address some of the most fundamental problems in urban geography such as housing, infrastructure, traffic, overcrowding, support of increasing population growth and sustainable living for future generations. If used effectively, data and digital tools can provide smart solutions to problems as we head towards the advent of smart cities.

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    In this talk, Prof Wong Poh Kam, senior director of NUS Entrepreneurship Centre and a key architect for the NOC programme, will reveal new, comprehensive empirical findings on the role and contributions of NOC alumni in the development of the Innovation and Entepreneurship (I&E) ecosystem of Singapore – and beyond.

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    The future of food tech is bright but potentially littered with legislative and executional concerns. How can food tech help maintain sustainable practices along the food supply chain? Can it enable effective redistribution of food and water supplies to alleviate/eliminate hunger and lack of clean water? If so, what are some necessary practical steps to be taken?

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    With more of the world having access to high-speed, wireless internet, the digital economy is no longer just a nice idea of a future that will one day come to pass. It’s here. Millennials, a generation that has grown up with the Internet, have come to expect it. Taxes are e-filed while the POTUS tweets market-moving news. Smartphones are ubiquitous and online streaming is displacing cable TV. News is increasingly consumed online while payments are made digitally, and buying everything from a bar of chocolate to a refrigerator takes place via one-click, e-commerce platforms. How do brands reinvent to stay relevant and reach the ever connected consumer?

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    Country Spotlight session is where we highlight the challenges and opportunities to the global innovation community through a country's very own champions from the different pillars of innovation; government, brands/corporates and the startups/SMEs.

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    As tech advances, we need to also take steps to ensure that improvements are made towards diversity and inclusion. We talk to companies who are taking active steps to tackle discrimination and lack of representation, and learn why this is so important.

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    Global real estate firm JLL has partnered with Dentsu to launch its first-ever brand sponsorship campaign: Stories of Ambition. Featuring hopeful young climbers from Australia, Hong Kong, India, Japan and Singapore, they created a nine-part documentary series, hosted on National Geographic, depicting the back story of each athlete as well as their struggles and ambitions in the run-up to 2020, where Sport Climbing will make its debut as a new Olympic sport. As part of this campaign, they also created a motion-capture climbing suit which uses sensor fusion technology to analyse a climber’s movements, turning it into kinematic data.

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    The ever burgeoning power of the mobile device has allowed for a whole generation of people to become gamers while hard-core titles from top publishers are achieving photo-realistic graphics. Combine this with the advent of Virtual Reality where consumers can be part of stories like never before and it’s not hard to see how gaming, which for years has pioneered tech trends, will become more and more ubiquitous.

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    Netflix has dramatically changed the media and video consumption landscape. We hear from Netflix how they continue to innovate with technology to constantly deliver better content that's most suited for you.

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    How have digital platforms changed the way we tell stories and reach new audiences? Traditional forms of storytelling are continually disrupted as technology advances. Cutting age technology like AR and VR allows for stories to be experienced differently - creators and storytellers have more room than ever to tell their story through digital means.

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    We speak to movers and shakers in the industry on how cutting edge technology allows people and companies across sectors and verticals to collaborate, and discuss what this means for the ecosystem.

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    How can brands play in the space of the fastest moving culture today? People across the world feel more divided than ever. Trust in media and institutions is in decline, yet our desire to belong has increased. In a global first, UM interviewed 56K+ people in 44 languages, to truly understand what identity and culture means to people in 81 countries across the world. In an exclusive research reveal, Deidre Smalls-Landau global chief cross-cultural officer at UM, discusses how brands embed themselves in this vast intangible space, and speaks to YeonJeong Kim, Twitter Head of global Kpop partnerships about how they are leveraging one of the most fast moving and nuanced cultural categories in the world; music!

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    All businesses want to grow sales beyond their initial client bases. The most important factor: a positive customer experience. It is critical to a company’s brand and ultimately – its bottom line.

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    By 2020, Gen Z will make up 40% of the population, and to ignore Gen Z will be akin to ignoring a dominant force in the marketplace. Gen Z is also likely to be more tech-savvy than other generations because they grew up with tech and because of improvements in technology education. These skills enable them to play a larger role in the media they consume and the technology they use. We take a peek on how different their consumption habits are, and what you or your brand can do to capture the Gen Z market.

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    According to a study by Cisco, 82% of consumer internet traffic will be in video form by 2020. The power of video is simply phenomenal: when utilised well, they will help you tell stories that drive results and increase engagement. Learn how to supercharge your marketing efforts and capture more eyeballs, retain your audience, or simply tell your story with videos.
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    How do you sell and target when your audience is so fragmented and diverse? The multitude of cultures that make up SEA make this landscape challenging to conquer with a singular narrative. Top marketing experts in the industry let us in on their secrets, explain the challenges, and share their success stories.

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    Stand Red is an app that unifies Liverpool FC fans all over the world. Join the build up every Liverpool FC Premier League match day. Through the app, the Bank wishes to bring the Anfield experience a little closer to global fans through the power of technology.

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    Having spent 12 years with Warner Bros (VP International Digital Distribution and Global Sales based in Los Angeles) and Netflix (Director of Content for Japan, global head of anime) where he produced many titles including Terrace House Aloha State, Million Yen Women, Godzilla: Monster Planet, Rilakkuma. Julian discusses the creative production journey, shares how the media landscape has been disrupted by streaming, and gives us a peek into his new project: a blockchain-powered video streaming platform.

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    Artificial intelligence is slated to add up to 16% to global GDP growth by 2030, and the IoT market is expected to reach $1.2 trillion in 2022. Yet, with great power comes great responsibility. As the public and private sectors explore the way forward to the 4.0 economy post-GDPR, how can we ensure ethical and responsible harnessing of the power of data and smart machines?
    • Einstein
    Einstein

    It’s time to debunk the myth. Contrary to the idea that the rise of AI may be to our detriment, we explore how it can be used to tackle global challenges like climate change and development, how it can be developed ethically and respecting human rights and how it can contribute to the good of our societies. But for this vision to become a reality, we need the right tools and direction.

    • Einstein
    Einstein

    We talk about how to forge a positive future for AI in our communities and workplaces, a foundation founded on research and collaboration between Government, Academia and Business

    • Einstein
    Einstein
    • Einstein
    Einstein
    Will blockchain and the future of banking inevitably go hand in hand, and if so, how? Our experts delve into the most realistic and relevant applications of decentralised ledgers and smart contracts in the banking space. On the other hand, we discuss the biggest legislative and executive challenges and potential ways to overcome them for the safest and smoothest end user experience.
    • Einstein
    Einstein
    Digital transformation sails full steam ahead across myriad verticals and legacy companies with smart machines and tools as their trusty aide. Apart from aligning with the connected consumer, the various sectors must focus on innovating the most crucial processes and efforts to achieve maximum efficiency that doesn't lose a beat next to the exponential growth of the digital economy.
    • Einstein
    Einstein
    • Einstein
    Einstein
Futurenow
    • Futurenow
    Futurenow

    Maritime is one of the most strategic industries for Singapore. Leveraging on the recommendation of the Economic Strategies Committee to establish “a vibrant and distinctive global city – open and diverse, the best place to grow and reach out to a rising Asia, and a home that provides an outstanding quality of life for our people,” PIER71, a programme by MPA and NUS Enterprise is looking at how Singapore may become a global hub for maritime innovation and the centre to spin-off innovations to the region.  

    This session highlights the innovation opportunities for the PIER71 Smart Port Challenge 2019. MPA and NUS Enterprise invite you to hear the industrial needs of Singapore maritime industries and participate in the PIER71 Smart Port Challenge 2019. Prizes, grant awards, and maritime corporate adoption opportunities are available for participants who make it through the selection process. 

    This session also features panel insights on how Singapore can realise the idea of building a regional ecosystem for maritime given the fact that government has been proactive in encouraging enterprises to go regional. The discussions will also delve into national economic strategies, government policies, needs of start-ups, and business opportunities to extend the ecosystem in Singapore to the region.

    • Futurenow
    Futurenow

    As one of the most active proptech corporate venture capital firms in Thailand, Siri Ventures is aggressively expanding its investment and partnerships within the ASEAN market.  With a goal to seek out the most innovative start-up solutions in the region, Siri Ventures aims to improve the life of its customers and bring efficiency to the real estate industry and its adjacent verticals. Join Mr Jirapat Janjerdsak in this informative session to learn how your start-up can disrupt the real estate industry at multiple points, including:   

    • Construction Tech: building technologies enabling efficiency and speed

    • Property Tech: buying/ selling and management of property

    • Living Tech: energy management, home automation, smart appliances, security systems, health and wellness 

    • Sustainability: green energy, waste management and last-mile autonomous E.V. 

     

    This session also includes sharing and presentations by start-up.

    • Futurenow
    Futurenow

    The accounting and tax profession is no stranger to technology disruption ever since the invention of the abacus and the adding machine.  Will AI spell doom for the profession or hail its resurrection?  Join us as we delve into the impact AI and emerging tech have on accountants and whether we’ll ever get real time and predictive access into the true state of companies’ financials.

    This session is supported by Ernst & Young.

    • Futurenow
    Futurenow

    Dementia is becoming a prevalent illness globally and it will worsen with the ageing population. The increasing problems faced in nursing homes and residences are very unique to dementia patients and their caregivers. There is a need for solutions which use technology and innovations to overcome these problems. The panel of practitioners will give a glimpse of the present and future solutions through addressing some key issues like mental health and wellness, environmental factors and seniors’ acceptance of technologies.

    • Futurenow
    Futurenow

    Witness the transformation of the best of the National University of Singapore’s (NUS) deep research and talent into next generation industry solutions and innovation through the NUS Graduate Research Innovation Programme (GRIP). From groundbreaking micro drone pollination, to high quality video streaming technology and revolutionary 3D printed personalised medicine, NUS GRIP will be showcasing its inaugural group of deep tech spin-offs in NUS. 

    Whether you are an investor or industry partner looking for the next big innovation, join us to meet our prototype-ready spin-offs at this session.  Our growing portfolio of spin-offs have started securing customers, investments and publicity well beyond Singapore. Be part of the exciting journeys of these deep tech spin-offs. 

    Programme:  

    2.00pm – 2.30pm:    Signing of Memorandum of Understanding between National                                    University of Singapore and Shenzhen Goldport Capital                                                Management Co. Ltd (GPC) and Shenzhen Future Innovation                                   Service Co. Ltd (FIS)  

    2.30pm – 4.30pm: Presentations by nine start-ups

     

    Presenting Start-ups are:

    • H2C: Waste heat conversion to cooling and electrical power for higher energy efficiency  
    • ATLASTREAM: Multiserver solution for prominent video streaming quality
    • BeeX Autonomous Systems: Transforming marine inspections and interventions
    • BRAIN POOL TECH: We turn your golf course digitally alive 
    • Vox Dei: Read a thousand pages in a single click  
    • CRAFT HEALTH: Leveraging 3D printing technologies to simplify medicines taking 
    • Polybee: Automation of Pollination and Monitoring in Indoor Farming 
    • ARUVII: Data-driven Analytics, Optimisation and Predictive Maintenance for Industries  
    • NuSpace: Connecting IoT always
    • Futurenow
    Futurenow

    Translating novel university-based MedTech inventions into commercial ventures is a highly complex and challenging task. The JUMPstart programme (a joint programme between the National University of Singapore (NUS) and Nanyang Technological University (NTU) for MedTech commercialisation) provides the necessary resources and guidance to demystify the process.  

    This pitching event will showcase some of the most exciting, locally grown MedTech start-ups from the JUMPstart programme across the three major technological universities in Singapore: NUS, NTU, and Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD). Whether you are an investor, aspiring MedTech entrepreneur or just interested in cool MedTech products, you will find the session extremely fulfilling.  Join us as these MedTech start-ups unravel their discoveries and share their technological innovations.   

    This session is supported by JUMPSTART, NUS Industry Liaison Office and NTUitive.

    Presenting Start-ups are:

    • PROGNOIX: Wearable solution for erectile dysfunction diagnosis and monitoring
    • BIORITHM: Remote monitoring of high risk pregnancies for optimal clinical outcomes for mothers and babies 
    • HICURA: AI assisted real time guidance system for epidural administration.
    • AMBIDEXTER: A fun way of building fine motor skills for children with ASD through a gamified smart robotic system.  
    • SILK-AID: A regenerative silk scaffold for ACL implants for accelerated recovery.
Fleming
    • Porsche Co-hosted Forum: The Smart Mobility Wave
    Fleming

    Sustainable smart mobility models require a strong tech and innovation backbone. How will deep tech shape smart mobility, shared mobility, and the future automotive industry? What is the importance of both the public and private sectors in powering usability, rollout, and implementation? How do new technologies benefit the automotive industry for both in-car experiences as well as for the company?

    • Fleming
    Fleming
    • VC Forum
    Fleming
    • VC Forum
    Fleming

    We discuss how the landscape has changed over the past year, and speculate how it will continue to change in 2020 - what are some steps VCs will take to future proof their investment strategy? Lastly, what are some signs that these VCs watch out for in promising startups - that make them potentially be unicorns?

    • VC Forum
    Fleming

    Before you read 'How To Pitch To A VC 101' - how do you know when you're able to start pitching? What are some checkboxes or metrics that startup founders need to check before they start planning your pitch deck? How do you do due diligence when picking out your VCs to pitch to?

    • VC Forum
    Fleming

    Hindsight is always 20/20 - what are some things our investors wished they did, or told their founders to do? What are some things investors look at when they choose to invest in a founder? What are some advice that they'd give burgeoning startup founders that wish to grow and scale?

    • VC Forum
    Fleming

    Venture Capital Investments in Asia reached an annual high of over US$48 billion in 2018, with the most notable deals in the region being led by CVCs. With investments at an all-time high, we discuss if there really is an over-valuation bubble in Asia. How do these CVCs continue to spearhead and lead the way for growth in Asia?

    • VC Forum
    Fleming

    A managing partner of GGV Capital based in Shanghai, Jenny was No. 10 and the first woman venture capitalist in the top 10 of Forbes Midas List 2015. In 2016, she ranked 100th in Forbes World's 100 Most Powerful Women list.

    • VC Forum
    Fleming

    One of the most important parts of the venture financing process is negotiating the term sheet. Although only 2-3 pages long, term sheets contain summaries of the critical aspects of a financing. Listen to a simulated negotiation between a VC and a law firm followed by a discussion on the most important terms.

    • VC Forum
    Fleming
Curie
    • Curie
    Curie
    Whether you’re a firm believer or a naysayer when it comes to blockchain, these industry heavyweights share their insider insights, paint a realistic picture of the decentralised future, and tell you ...
Curie
    • Curie
    Curie
    We need to talk about AI. Not about how it would steal our jobs and replace our livelihoods, but to critically re-examine its existing role, the potential it possesses to redesign and better different ...
    • Curie
    Curie

    The advent of the intelligent age will bring about a generation of a smarter and more efficient workforce. How will technology shape the way we work, where we work, and the essential tools we need to make it work?

Pitch Stage
    • Pitch Stage
    Pitch Stage

    Together with TIP (Technology Innovation Pioneers), Innovfest Unbound will showcase the startups working to unlock technology for good. At Innovfest Unbound, six of the most promising energy tech, envirotech and health tech startups from around the world will battle it out to compete to attend TIP in November.

    • Pitch Stage
    Pitch Stage
    • Pitch Stage
    Pitch Stage

    With each Innovfest Unbound, we select the 50 most exciting emerging businesses building the future of tech. Be one of the first investors to hear from those Founders currently raising investment.

    • Pitch Stage
    Pitch Stage
TrustedAI
    • TrustedAI
    TrustedAI

    AI has transformed Human Resource work in DBS.  DBS will share on the Human Resource Innovation journey which they have embarked on and how the team has leveraged AI to transform and innovate the way they work and the products that have been built to enhance both the candidate and employee journey.

    • TrustedAI
    TrustedAI

    Which decisions should AI take over? Could your AI be accused of discrimination? Is there a better way to get consent than ticking Terms and Conditions?

    Deploying AI technology carelessly could embed unintended ripple effects on our companies and society. How should leaders working with AI ensure that technology serves our purposes? 

    Framed around real-life implementations of the PDPC AI governance framework, this talk provides tools and techniques to navigate the complex space of AI ethics and build AI products that are innovative, compliant and effective. 

     

    • TrustedAI
    TrustedAI

    AI is used in various ways in Facebook. Recognising the power of AI, Facebook has built internal governance structures and processes to safeguard the data used in the development of its AI applications, and to seek to address the challenge of building fair and unbiased AI. These structures and processes and how it maps to practices and measures covered in PDPC’s Model Framework will be shared in the presentation.

     

     

    • TrustedAI
    TrustedAI

    Artificial Intelligence is a powerful tool for good; however, AI may also perpetuate human errors. Your ability to finance a mortgage, receive quality health care, or get a promotion are all influenced by conscious and unconscious human biases. Without consideration, we may pass these prejudices on to the algorithms we increasingly rely on to navigate our global society. Lewis Baker, Director of Data Science and  Michelle Hancic, Head of APAC IO Psychology share precautionary tales of algorithmic bias, and demonstrate how Pymetrics works to make AI more predictive and more fair.

    • TrustedAI
    TrustedAI
    The need to explain how and why AI technologies make decisions to business professionals and consumers of AI applications has become necessary to build trust in AI. In this session, Jimmy will present Explainable AI in the context of explaining outcomes produced by AI models to professionals and consumers. He will present use cases on how Explainable AI is implemented in companies.
    • TrustedAI
    TrustedAI

    Healthcare expenditure is set to rise over the coming years and cost will undoubtedly influence patients’decision-making process. 


    UCARE.AI’s AI-Powered Cost Predictor was deployed at all Parkway Pantai hospitals in Singapore to provide dynamic real-time predictions of bill size at pre-admission with an average 85% accuracy, earning UCARE.AI the 2019 Asia-Pacific Healthcare AI Technology Innovation Award by Frost & Sullivan.


    Beyond its application, it is a large-scale implementation that is recognised as the first successful use case for adopting the recent PDPC Model Governance Framework for AI.

    • TrustedAI
    TrustedAI

    Microsoft has issued principles that it is applying to the responsible development and adoption of AI. Marcus Bartley Johns will discuss these principles and how they relate to the Model Framework, and the steps that Microsoft is taking to operationalize these principles, with a focus on transparency, data usage, and governance.

    • TrustedAI
    TrustedAI
    • TrustedAI
    TrustedAI

    - Human-Centricity: The new frontier for successful AI innovation 

    - A BSA roundtable in partnership with IMDA Singapore

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