Steve Ng is a strategic visionary leader with a career in embracing new technologies and solutions, and transforming organisations. In his current role as Vice President, Digital Platform Operations with Mediacorp, Steve evaluates new approaches and solutions to solving operational and security challenges, and harness Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning platforms to detect, identify and resolve issues early in order to ensure business SLAs.
Steve is passionate with human capital management in both career progression and professional development. Cultivating a growth mindset and pursuing deep technical knowledge and experience is the key to staying relevant in the dynamic global economy.
Prashant is the founder of blu, an emerging Singapore-based startup specialising in retail logistics technology. He introduced blu when he noticed a glaring inertia in the way shopping items are delivered. By establishing one of the largest parcel terminal networks in Singapore, blu elevates last-mile logistics, bringing greater convenience and savings to retailers and shoppers.
Currently working with EATIGO, leading online reservations platform for restaurants in South East Asia. Yield Management for F&B industry. Setting up best in class Business Intelligence and Analytics. Previously worked with Flipkart, India's most loved eCommerce platform, MuSigma, a pioneer in Decision Sciences and Qraved, Indonesia's largest food tech platform. Strong experience in working in ambiguity to solve business problems such as Customer acquisition, Tenure management,Statistical modeling, Campaign Optimization, Effective Brand management etc. leveraging data driven analytics and statistical modeling.
Dr. Jayant Sharma is Sr. Director, Spatial & Graph Product Management at Oracle's New England Development Center. He has over twenty years' experience in databases and spatial information systems. He was responsible for building the spatial product team when he joined Oracle Corporation. He is currently focused on the product strategy, and design, of spatial & graph cloud services and components for Oracle's database, analytic, and big data solutions. He works closely with Oracle business partners and key customers.
Mike Davie is the CEO and Founder of Quadrant, which meets demand for mapping and authenticating data through technology. In 2014, Mike founded Quadrant (formerly DataStreamX until it rebranded in 2018), the world's first online marketplace for real-time, high-value data sets across industries and borders. Quadrant, which uses blockchain technology to authenticate and transact data, currently processes over 50 billion records a month between organizations. In 2018 Mike launched Quadrant Protocol to meet this need. He gathered a high-profile team of long-term collaborators and new reinforcements that share his belief that Quadrant Protocol will become the standard for decentralized data and will be the next game-changer in the data economy.
Brice is leading Arup's Digital team in Singapore. He is a digital strategist and economist with 14+ years of work experience in technology strategy and public policy. He is currently playing a pivotal role in leading and delivering on Smart City and Digital Consulting opportunities for Arup Singapore. Brice worked as a city competitiveness consultant for the World Bank and the IFC, where he advised 60+ municipalities on policy reforms and digital transformation in India, Nigeria, Pakistan and Southern Sudan.
As a Director of Smart City and Analytics for Samsung, he shaped the company's technology strategy, delivered innovation and analytics advisory to chartered customers, and designed the Digital Masterplan for Singapore's Housing Development Board.
He is the Asia Pacific Smart Cities practitioner in DNV GL and leads a team to engage the clients in the areas in Infrastructure Efficiency, Climate Resilience and Cyber Security. He also leads the business development with the Maritime, Oil and Gas and Energy business areas to conduct Digital Transformation, Information Risk Management and Data Management advisory services.
He was with Microsoft Singapore for 8 years as a trusted technology advisor to the Government agencies, Enterprises and research institutes in Singapore and the region. His key focus areas were building digital opportunities around Smart Cities, E-Government Services, Sustainability and Resiliency areas.
Mr Huang Zhongwen heads URA's Digital Planning Lab (DPLab). In this role, he leads an inter-disciplinary team to spearhead URA's efforts in catalysing the digitalisation of urban planning, incubate digital competencies, as well as foster innovations and partnerships. This includes developing digital tools (e.g. ePlanner, a one-stop geospatial planning tool) and harnessing data science methods, to enable a more data-informed and integrated way of planning across agencies. Vocational analytics training for planners as well as cross-agency collaborations and Industry partnerships to strengthen the way URA plans, is also a big part of his work.
Zhongwen is a geographer by training from London School of Economics, with background in science and math, and passion for cities and technology. In his prior career as a naval officer, he worked on acquiring new capabilities as well as transforming operations with technology. Joining URA in 2012, he was previously involved in the long-term plans and policies for transport, utilities and underground space. He pioneered efforts to build up URA's Futures capabilities for planning, and, as well as Ops-Tech capabilities for urban planning including the development of digital scenario planning tools and the use of planning analytics.
Dr. Justin Dauwels is an Associate Professor of the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore. He also serves as Deputy Director of the ST Engineering – NTU corporate lab, which comprises 100+ PhD students, research staff and engineers, developing novel autonomous systems for airport operations and transportation. His research interests are in data analytics with applications to intelligent transportation systems, autonomous systems, and analysis of human behaviour and physiology. He obtained his PhD degree in electrical engineering at the Swiss Polytechnical Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich in December 2005. Moreover, he was a postdoctoral fellow at the RIKEN Brain Science Institute (2006-2007) and a research scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2008-2010). He has been a JSPS postdoctoral fellow (2007), a BAEF fellow (2008), a Henri-Benedictus Fellow of the King Baudouin Foundation (2008), and a JSPS invited fellow (2010, 2011).
Mr. Anandan has more than 15 years of management and professional experiences in architecture, urban planning and urban design. His urban planning and design philosophy consists of 'Creating Sustainable Habitats through Implementable Urban Strategies'. He is an accomplished Urban Planning Professional, with a proven ability to develop and implement large scale Regional, Urban / City Planning and Urban Design Projects. He has worked with government agencies & statutory boards of many cities in Asia, Middle East and Africa.
Diego Olivier Fernandez Pons is a scientific advisor for Tezos Southeast Asia. His original speciality is mathematical optimisation applied to supply chain management. He worked for ILOG, a spin-off of INRIA that sold optimisation engines, business rules management systems and industrial visualisation tools. He now advises TSA on formal verification, programming languages, and industrial projects.
Stanimira is the SVP & GM of APAC where she is responsible for expanding and growing the regional business opportunities. She has more than 25 years of general management and commercial experience and has lived in Asia for 12 years.
Rohit is a serial entrepreneur with 15 years startup experience in the web and mobile app development space. He has worked with global brands such as BT, Nike, Disney and more, building their pioneering mobile products. In more recent years, his focus is in platform development, spanning across app builder tools, video streaming, consumer loyalty and retail tech.
Rupert Naylor is a Senior Vice President at Mastercard, responsible for Sales & Servicing in the Data & Services business within Asia Pacific. The Data & Services business covers a range of Mastercard's value-added services, including analytics, consulting, platforms, among others.
Rupert has been at Mastercard for 6 years, having joined from predictive analytics software firm Applied Predictive Technologies, where he ran the EMEA operations. Prior to that Rupert worked at Bain & Company and in banking.
Rupert was educated at Oxford University and is a Sloan Fellow from London Business School.
Gautam Balakrishnan, a member of the prestigious Tata Administrative Service (Batch of 2001) was appointed Chief Marketing Officer (Services) & Country Director (SG & MAS) w.e.f June 2019 situated at Singapore. Prior to this he was Vice-President & Head of Smart Cities at TPL (Sep 2015 to June 2019).
The Services BG of TPL focusses on next-gen cutting edge digitized services such as sustainability, IOT, Water Management, Inspection & Testing of Critical Infrastructure, Repair & Maintenance of mission critical components. Also TPL is pioneering BIM (Building Information Modelling) including 4D/5D & 6D BIM through it's partnership in Arth Design Build Pte. Ltd.
Focus for APAC region includes bringing TPL's best in class services delivery capabilities along with pioneering innovation to co-create value together with our esteemed clients in Oil & Gas, Construction, MEP (Mechanical, Electrical & Plumbing) & value engineering.
Under Gautam's leadership TPL has grown it's order book in smart cities to an impressive US $700 Mn. from Nil in 40 months. With prestigious wins such as Pune City LED, Ludhiana LED, Noida LED, Chattisgarh Dial 112 and Chattisgarh Bharat Net phase II, the TPL's smart city leadership position is secured.
Scott Dunn is Vice President for Southeast Asia at AECOM (NYSE: ACM), an $20.2 billion global provider of professional design and consulting services. AECOM's 87,000 employees – including architects, engineers, designers, planners, scientists and management and construction services professionals – serves clients in more than 150 countries around the world. Scott is also part of the Urban Land Institute Singapore Council and was its past founding Chairman and current co-Chair.
Scott drives strategic growth for Southeast Asia to advance the regional growth agenda of AECOM's APAC Executive Leadership Team through identification, development and support of strategic initiatives that drive profitable growth for AECOM in Southeast Asia. Core business areas include Design Consulting services in Buildings & Places, Civil & Infrastructure, Oil Gas Chemical Industrial & Power and Environmental, Construction Services.
Scott also leads cross-functional teams in providing integrated services and sustainable solutions for large, complex and multidisciplinary projects across Asia, among them high-density masterplans for new towns and regeneration of existing urban landscapes that have drawn on sustainable and smart themes.
Srikanth Ramachandran is the founder and CEO of Moving Walls – a data and technology led company that helps leading brands measure, reach, and influence consumers on the move.
His achievements across corporate and entrepreneurial life comprise: establishing and growing IBM Singapore's e-business team, including Implementing the world's first end-to-end Secure Electronic Transaction (SET) transaction in 1996; and building and merging Knowledge Dynamics (KD), a regional leader in the analytics space, with a NYSE listed company in 2006.
At Moving Walls, he has scooped a range of Malaysian, Regional and Global Awards including the Most Promising Entrepreneur Award at the 2015 Asia Pacific Entrepreneur Awards (APEA).
More recently, Moving Walls was named a TiE50 winner in Silicon Valley, USA, identified as one of the top 50 technology start-ups in the world in 2017. Moving Walls was also named in the first Unilever Foundry30 Southeast Asia and Australasia, a list of 30 companies most likely to affect technological change in the region.
Srikanth has degrees in engineering and business and serves on the board of a few technology companies across Asia.
5 years' experience in Smart Services business with Smart Thinking Method put into action, coupled with a solid 17 years R&D experience in ICT & telecommunication. Industry recognition within the IOT and telecommunication industry.
An experienced technologist, having been with TM since 1997, Azrin's current focus is to transform TM ONE towards becoming the leading technology provider beyond a traditional telco through cutting edge innovation. Azrin heads the team that develops IoT solutions for TM ONE, with key solutions such as TM's IoT Platform that connects multiple city services, the smart traffic light system, smart street lights and many others.
Azrin holds an M.Sc. in Business Leadership from University of Northumbria at Newcastle, an M.Sc. in Electrical & Electronics (Computer Engineering) from Universiti Sains Malaysia and a B.Eng in Electrical & Electronics (Telecommunications) from Universiti Sains Malaysia.
John is Head of Programmatic Strategy at CtrlShift. He consults clients on various aspects of digital marketing, with a key focus on data-driven marketing practices, programmatic & ad tech deployment and strategic marketing frameworks. Using his experience in media operations, John constructs processes from strategic planning right through to activation and measurement. He is currently a member of the Programmatic Committee of IAB SEA and India. He has helped establish and grow media agency businesses in both SEA and India, working with brands such as Burberry, GSK, HSBC, Diageo and Mondelēz. John also worked with Google, managing large technology clients in North America.
Kathy Tan is a serial entrepreneur, digital transformation advocate, certified digital marketing consultant and a public speaker. Her company, Meekco.Asia has helped many brands and SMEs transformed digitally from offline to online. Including AirAsia Foundation, Nose International, All IT Hypermarket and BookXcess, which is the online business arm for Big Bad Wolf. She believes the future is digital, thus been nurturing businesses about O2O strategies, digital marketing automation via hosting meet-ups and social media community. Her frequent appearances in tech conference and seminars such as Seamless Asia Singapore, e27 Echelon Summit Asia Singapore, Wild Digital SEA and Shopify Meet-Ups has made her a warm ambassador of digital business.
Managing Partner at Orka Capital, a Singapore based Blockchain-Centric Crypto Hedge Fund. Venture Partner at GBCI Ventures, a leading VC and Venture Builder with a S$100 million Smart City Development Fund, focusing on innovative technology investments ranging from Artificial Intelligence (AI), Robotics, Big Data, IoT, Blockchain to Virtual Reality (VR).
With Over a Decade of experience spanning across several industries including International Wealth Management & Finance, Real Estate Private Equity and Digital Technology. Past roles include Head of Investments & International Relations at a private Family Office and Co-Founder of a Prop-Tech Platform. His present investment focus is in the emerging Digital Asset/Securities Market (STOs) and in the Convergence & Disruption of 020 functions supported by AI, IOT and Blockchain Technology, especially in the traditional areas of Real Estate and Finance. NIcholas also serves as a Strategic Advisor to several innovative Blockchain Projects and Digital Asset Exchanges. He has attended, spoken at and been on several panels of numerous Blockchain and Fintech conferences around the world.
NTU, St. Gallen and Yale SOM educated, with a MSc in Wealth Management from SMU. He was also awarded a Masters Class in Wealth Management (IBF Level 2/3) for Relationship Management – Private Banking. Completed the Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency course offered by Princeton University.
Sahil Gupta is the Singapore Fintech & FSO ASEAN Alliances Leader at EY covering emerging technology and business models in financial services across ASEAN. Sahil has more than 8 years of work experience in the technology domain of Transaction Banking and Payments Industry. Prior to EY, Sahil was a Senior Functional Analyst at Deutsche Bank working on the integration of banking systems with faster payments systems in India (UPI), Hong Kong (FPS) and Europe (SEPA). Sahil has also worked in BNP Paribas and Citi across Payments, Receivables and Client Channels domains. He holds an MBA from National University of Singapore.
Emma Fitzpatrick is the Associate Director and content lead for BBC World News' commercial creative advertising team, BBC StoryWorks, for Asia. After studying Resource Economics at Sydney University, Emma joined the team at TBWA Advertising Agency in Singapore, expanding their social and digital offerings for key regional clients. She then joined Endemol Shine Asia, within their digital team, Endemol Beyond, looking at how to maximise key TV titles such as MasterChef and Big Brother by extending them to new formats digitally, increasing digital revenue and exploring commercial partnership opportunities.
In her current role with BBC, Emma leads content creation for the APAC teams, creating innovative and award-winning stories across TV, online and social platforms. These solutions empower brands through BBC's powerful storytelling and trusted platforms, creating campaigns that reach an abundance of targeted audiences and key markets the globe, and within the APAC region. The BBC StoryWorks team provides a full creative service, with end-to-end ideation, innovation, strategy, production and campaign management. Emma has created content for brands such as Intercontinental Hotels Group, Jaguar Motors, Cisco, Huawei and many more.
Ms. Annie Ong is currently the Head of Business Development and Product Management for OneConnect Financial Technology, an associate company of China’s Ping An Group, a Fortune 50 company. Building upon Ping An’s extensive knowledge and expertise, OneConnect is looking to bring the best of China’s financial technologies to empower financial institutions and banks in Asia. In her current role, Annie is responsible for expanding sales of OneConnect’s financial technology solutions outside of China, specifically for Singapore, Indonesia, Philippines and Emerging markets.
Prior to her role at OneConnect, Annie was most recently the Regional Sales Director at Salesforce, where she was responsible for driving business growth and managed the Asia Enterprise sales teams in Singapore, Thailand and Indonesia. Annie served as a trusted advisor to Executives of large enterprises and enabled their success by driving digital business transformation.
Annie brings with her more than 20 years of sales management and IT sales experience across Asia. Prior to Salesforce, Annie held sales management roles in Oracle and IBM where she led the regional team to consistently exceed performance goals and excelled in consultative selling to deliver disruption solutions to Customers.
Annie is passionate about technology, and bringing out the potential in people. She lives in Singapore and holds a bachelor degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Nanyang Technological University.
Wan Ting is Allianz's Director Data Science for Asia Pacific. She is responsible for leading and developing a team of data scientists in the region, with the primary aim to drive innovation, deliver end-to-end data science services, and continue the digitalisation of the Allianz business. Wan Ting also holds the parallel role of Chief Data Scientist at FinOS Technology, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Allianz, which is focused on increasing access to financial services for the underbanked and underinsured.
A strong believer that technology can drive the world to be a better place, Wan Ting recognizes the importance of diversity in the digital age and strives towards the day where everyone is empowered in STEM.
Mr. Kyaw Htay was born in Mandalay, Myanmar, in 1971. He received the B.Sc (Hons :) degree in Mathematics in Mandalay Science and Art University, Myanmar, in 1996. In 1997, he joined Survey Department, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation as a Staff Officer. Survey Department is one of the governmental departments responsible for topographic map production of Myanmar. He studied Revenue Survey, Astronomical Survey, Ground Control Point Survey, GNSS Survey, Photogrammetry and Map printing at Myanmar Survey Training Center. In 2008, he studied Planning and Management of National Mapping and Surveying Training Course at Geospatial Information Authority of Japan (GSI), Tsukuba in Japan. In 2008, he became Assistant Director in Aerial Survey and Photography Division and in 2013, he became Deputy Director in Geodetic and No (2) Survey Division. In 2016, he became Director of Training and No (1) Survey Division, Survey Department.
He has 20 years' experience in Revenue Survey, Ground Control Point Survey, GNSS Survey, Topographic mapping, field Verification and international boundary demarcation.
Anand is a core member of Boston Consulting Group (BCG)'s Digital, and Technology, Media & Telecommunications practices and the Southeast Asia (SEA) leader for the firm's Blockchain practice. He is a Board member of ZINC Foundation (Zero Invisible Children), a Blockchain-enabled identity initiative in partnership with the Dutch Red Cross (Netherlands) and is associated with numerous client Blockchain initiatives currently supported by BCG.
An early investor, Anand is passionate about Blockchain as a topic. He has published multiple articles, presented at, and chaired multiple forums and panels on Blockchain at public and private client events across the region.
In his nearly 18+ years of work experience, Anand has developed deep expertise in Technology strategy, High-end Analytics + Machine Learning, and Agile@scale. Prior to joining BCG, Anand worked for 12+ years across Telco, E-Commerce, Utility & Commercial Real Estate Industries (Australia, SEA, India) in various techno-commercial leadership roles.
Anand holds an MBA Hons. from Ecole Nationale Des Pontes Et Chausses, Paris (Dean's List).
Rajesh Ramachandran is the Chief Digital Officer of ABB Industrial Automation Division Globally. Rajesh leads the digital strategy and execution of ABB to grow the ABB Ability™ digital portfolio and business that address the needs of Industry 4.0 ecosystem. He brings over 26 years of experience of global leadership in building and transforming technology innovation driven businesses with unique combination of expertise across technology, platform, business, industry domain and organizational leadership. He led the strategy, innovation, research and delivery of successful software platforms, products, industry-rich converged solutions and successful digital start-ups globally across organizations such as Oracle, eBay, Siemens and Rolta.
Rajesh specializes in Digital Transformation, Industrial IoT, AI and Analytics, Large scale Data Platforms, Cloud, Cybersecurity, Locational Intelligence and new business models with SaaS/PaaS/AaaS across various industries including Energy, Process, Manufacturing, Transportation, eCommerce, Hi-Tech and Smart Cities. Rajesh holds a master's in computer science from Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, an executive MBA from Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore and engineering degree from ACCET. Rajesh is a well-known technology and digital evangelist and represents in many industry forums and academia.
Born 1964, holds geodetic engineer in 1987 at the Moscow University of Geodesy, Airphotography and Cartography (MIIGAiK). In 2002 holds Post graduation degree in the same University. In the period 1988-2014 stared to work for Vietnam Natutral Resources and Enviroment Copr as Geodetic. From 2014 up to now, Chief of Science and International Cooperation Office for Department of Survey, Mapping and Geoinformation Vietnam (DOSMVN)/ Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE). Main study: photogrammetry, GPS, LiDAR, UAV.
Branson Lee is an EXCO member of the Singapore FinTech Association since 2017 as well as the Token Economy Association.
He has over 10 years of experience in sales management in business information and technology companies dealing with government, statutory boards, financial Institutions, corporates in South East Asia. He has consulted for Gartner Inc, working with CIO/CEOs of some of the largest brands in Singapore. During his stint in LinkedIn, Branson engaged and advised Fortune 500 companies in Indonesia and Singapore on their social media strategy.
Having started off his career as an engineer with Sun Microsystems, he is currently the CEO of a digital asset exchange, ecxx.com. Branson is also a frequent speaker at blockchain workshops / seminars for financial institutions, government agencies and private events.
Ngee Hua is currently the CEO of NH Expansion Advisory, advising on investment in fintech, InvestTech & alternative investments, after living and working in 6 cities in 5 countries. Her experience started in venture capital investment and techpark management in Year 2000 during the dotcom era, and thereafter in real estate and infrastructure investments & asset management and developing new businesses & joint ventures. As Secretary to the Singapore Fintech Association Executive Committee, Ngee Hua is at the forefront of new global business evolution and she leads/co-leads four (4) subcommittees/focus areas: 1) Capital 2) Partnerships 3) Co-working fintech space at 80 RR 4)Woman in Fintech.
As a creative director and a creative problem solver with over a decade of experience in integrated advertising, marketing and digital innovation, Uma has worked for both local and international agencies in Singapore. She's experienced in leading teams to strategize, create and execute through-the-line and digital concepts for a variety of local, regional and global brands, specializing in FMCG, lifestyle and beauty.
Her passion for theology, background in journalism and years in advertising, make her a natural researcher of creative content, a lover of people and motivator of teams. She's a fearless explorer of concepts and new ideas and enjoys navigating new challenges, especially in digital media. She's got an M.A. in Digital Media Management from Hyper Island.
Ng Siau Yong is the Director of GeoSpatial and Data & Chief Data Officer at the Singapore Land Authority (SLA). He is responsible for driving and establishing a collaborative geospatial environment in Singapore. He oversees the formulation, design and management of the policy and programme for geospatial information governance, infrastructure and technology development, capacity building, and the use of geospatial systems in data analytics. Siau Yong is an urban planner by training. He has previously served a number of Singapore government ministries and agencies in strategic and local planning, land policy and land asset management. Siau Yong had been actively involved in tertiary education. He last taught Urban Planning and Urban Policy in undergraduate and postgraduate programmes as Adjunct Associate Professor with the National University of Singapore.
Dr Keow Yeong Ming has more than twenty-five (25) years of industry and teaching experience in the fields of construction, facilities management, and information technologies (IT) and systems. He is also a qualified executive coach, data privacy and organizational development (OD) consultant. He has previously served in several public and private organizations such as the Building and Construction Authority (BCA), Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Housing & Development Board (HDB), National Computer Board, Ministry of Finance (Singapore) and Cyber-IB.com Pte Ltd. He has participated in major IT and OD projects such as:
• Implementation of the Government of Singapore's electronic business platform (GeBIZ) for public sector procurement activities;
• Partnered with various key stakeholders in the industry to develop the procurement workflows for the Construction and Real Estate Network (CORENET) system; and
• Developed the enterprise architecture roadmaps to support the implementation of workflow systems for large organizations in the area of facilities management.
Abhijit Sengupta is the Director Product Operations for SEA for HERE Technologies based in Singapore. Abhijit brings over 20 years of experience across Product Management, Product Operations and driving Customer Successes in Location Content and Telecommunication in B2B and B2C segments with market leading organizations.
Abhijit has extensive experience in working in startup phase in the Indian Telecom sector and has led some "first to the industry" and "first to the market" product launches. During last around 10 years with HERE Technologies, Abhijit led Product Management and Product Operations to launch map and content in high growth SEA markets and India. Having worked with many key customers in the region, Abhijit has led thought leadership in defining the product and content strategy for SEA and India.
As the world is gearing to handle more and more data in the connected environment, Location context is going to be the key to usher the Autonomous World. Abhijit is leading the team in India and SEA to bring the relevant location context to the big data to ensure it has the relevant local context and it serves across various industry segments.
Charles Brewer is the CEO and founder of Click and Connect, a boutique consulting firm with more than 100 consultants.
Click and Connect helps companies address the exciting, but very challenging environment we operate in today. With accelerated e-commerce growth, rapidly changing consumer demands, disruptors at every turn and continued shifting business economics, we help companies to drive profitable growth whilst addressing these market shifts.
Most recently Charles was the global CEO of DHL eCommerce, a division of Deutsche Post DHL Group, which he joined in 1984. In his role, he led a global team responsible for developing solutions for the e-commerce sector, responsible for more than 30,000 employees and customers on all continents.
Charles is an advisor to Grab, sits on the Board of a number of start-ups and technology ventures, and is a fellow at the Singapore University of Social Sciences.
Theo Scherman is the Global Strategy Lead for Hitachi's Social Innovation Business. The world is undergoing a vast transformation. As part of this bigger vision, Theo's role is to provide thought leadership in key industry segments, define solution road maps aligned to those industries, research and develop strategies that will enable Hitachi to use its knowledge and powerhouse innovation to transform outcomes for governments, partners and clients.
Prior to joining Hitachi, Theo was CEO of Eduss Broadcast & Media Inc. with more than 24 years' experience and expertise in leading businesses to transition from the IT era into the new IoT and global digital transformation step-change, both regionally and internationally.
Dr. Chiu has over 20 years' experience in water and wastewater treatment technologies, concept design, and project management. She obtained her PhD in Civil Engineering from Purdue University in the US and has project experiences in North America, Middle East and Asia Pacific. She is a certified PMP, a PE of California in the US and a certified LEED AP. She has 3 patents and more than 30 journal and conference papers.
Her experience of advanced water and wastewater treatment includes membrane, water reuse, desalination, UV, and disinfection. She is the project director of AECOM process design team for the Keppel Marina East Desalination Plant.
Marek Suchocki is the Autodesk Civil Infrastructure Strategy Lead for EMEA working with civil engineering customers and their projects. He holds a degree in Civil Engineering, is a Chartered Engineer, Chartered IT Professional, a Fellow of the British Computer Society and the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) and a Member of the Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors. His career focus has been the research, development and application of information technology to aid management and design processes for built environment projects. He sits on the ICE Information Systems panel, is Chairman of Construct IT, is a member of the British Standards B555 committee for construction design modelling and data exchange.
Marek has been an active participant in the Task Group driving the UK Government BIM initiative from its initiation, having a management board role in the BIM4Infrastructure UK sub group and representing Autodesk on the BIM Technologies Alliance.
His career includes delivering significant impact on BIM for infrastructure adoption across many projects and organisations, the rollout of collaborative working solutions to private and public sector clients, and undertaking studies on IT and knowledge management. He has a broad experience in the UK and Europe, having previously been part of Mouchel's IT Senior Management Team owning a portfolio of corporate IT projects, Research and Innovation Manager and a Principal Management Consultant at Atkins, site agent at Costain, and also worked within an infrastructure client and Quantity Surveying practice. He also spent four years as a Research Fellow within the Department of Construction Management & Engineering at the University of Reading.
Adrian is a Senior Product Manager at Grab, working in the Geo team. He has an experience of over 6 years working in maps and location-based consumer-facing applications. Passionate about maps and the user experience of anyone interacting with a map in the digital environment. Focused on solving real-world problems and firmly believing that one day, every single person in Southeast Asia will be able to travel safely, comfortably, and easily and have anything delivered to them in an efficient manner.
Ajay Bulusu is currently the Director of Geo operations at Grab that focuses on improving map data and customer experience for our ride hailing, food and payment services. He spent 9+ years across India, USA, UK, Japan and Singapore and worked across Google, American Express and Indeed.