Speakers 2018-11-08T11:31:16+00:00

SPEAKERS

A serial entrepreneur and fintech influencer, Dinis is a heavyweight in the field of international business and digital transformation.

DINIS GUARDA

Author, CEO & Founder,
Lifesci

United Kingdom

An ace in the field of AI, he is credited with the initiation and management of the first ever AI and Robotics programme held by the UN.

IRAKLI BERIDZE

Head of the Centre for AI & Robotics,
United Nations, UNICRI
Netherlands

Having served on the advisory board of many multinationals, this pragmatic thinker sets the precedent for future technophiles.

CHARLY TONI

CTO
Wehkamp Group BV
Netherlands

With his expertise spreading over a wide array of domains, Gilbert is a masterful catalyst who was symbolic in the historical launch of the Eurostar Train.

GILBERT REVEILLON

President ICT & Digital Economy
CNCCEF
France

Has written several top articles on the subject of AI, as well as the curriculum for Google Daydream’s ‘VR & 360 Video Production’ Coursera course.

JESSE DAMIANI

Emerging Tech Journalist
CEO of Galatea; Editor-at-Large of VRScout
United States

As a thought leader, was appointed as a Senior Fellow at the International Cyber Security Centre at George Mason University, Virginia.

DR SATYAM PRIYADARSHY

Chief Data Scientist, Halliburton;
Senior Advisory Board Member, Trescon
United States

Adept in studying the effects of technology on the Spatial Behaviour of individuals, as well as being an active member of several civil societies.

MARTEN KAEVATS

National Digital Adviser,
Government of Estonia
Estonia

Has worked with multiple MNCs to develop strategy using Big Data and Consumer Trends in accordance with AI.

DEEPAK RAO

Founder & CEO
Pivotchain Solutions
United Arab Emirates

As a SAP guru, technology analyst, and a conventional speaker, Axel is involved in helping Indian companies liaising with businesses set in Europe.

AXEL ANGELI

Digital Transformation Evangelist;
Founder, Logosworld;
Senior Advisory Board Member, Trescon
Germany

MARC WESSELINK

CEO
Trimix.Fund
Netherlands

Founder of 3 VC backed tech companies, his expertise lies in building new technology products, blue ocean strategy and product portfolio development.

RODOLFO ROSINI

Partner
Zeroth.ai
United Kingdom

ERIK KOSTER

Founder and CEO
Global Screen BV
Netherlands

JULIAN MARTIJN JAGTENBERG

Founder & Head of Growth,
Somnox
Netherlands

STEVE BURKE

CEO
DigiBlu
South Africa

A holder of the prestigious Cisco CCIE certification in Security & the Amazon AWS Certification, his specialities lie in strategic leadership management and both public and private cloud.

AMAR KALVIKATTE

Senior Manager – Cloud
(Public/Private) Network Architecture and Design
Liberty Global
Netherlands

SERIES SPEAKERS

A highly trusted consultant and a sought-after speaker on a wide range, Dr. Chun is a leading AI pioneer and global visionary with over three decades of AI innovation experience winning accolades like Top 5 Greater China CIO Award.

DR ANDY CHUN

Associate Prof., Dept. of Computer Science & Former CIO, City University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong

Susan is an autodidact civic technologist in AI & blockchain space. She also has an international media experience with her work published in or aired on major media outlets.

SUSAN OH

Chair of AI
BIF, United Nations General Assembly
United States

A PhD holder in AI from the University of Utrecht – Netherlands, and has a wealth of experience in leading strategic change processes.

DR BERND VAN LINDER

Chief Executive Officer
Commercial Bank of Dubai
United Arab Emirates

Serial entrepreneur and public speaker based in Hong Kong, specialising in Artificial Intelligence (AI), Chatbots and Marketing Automation.

GERARDO SALANDRA

Chairman
AI Society of Hong Kong
Hong Kong

Jason leads a team focused on AI and Data Products within the global data science competency in MSD, one of the world’s largest research driven pharmaceutical companies.

JASON TAMARA WIDJAJA

Associate Director Data Science (AI and Data Products)
MSD
Singapore

Nadia Thalmann – Creator of world’s most human-like robot, Nadia is currently the Director of the research laboratory, MIRALab, at the University of Geneva and Director of the Institute for Media Innovation, at NTU in Singapore.

NADIA MAGNENAT THALMANN

Director
Institute for Media Innovation (IMI), NTU, Singapore and MIRALab, University of Geneva, Switzerland
Singapore

AI and Robotics expert who deals with the implementation of Deep Machine Learning in the field of education

DR NIKOLAOS MAVRIDIS

Founder and Director, Interactive Robots and Media Lab
PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Greece

Shengmei is an inventor with dozens of technology related patents under her wing, as well as few patent-pending ideas.

SHENGMEI SHEN

Assistant Director
Panasonic R&D Center Singapore
Singapore

Joel aims to invest and incubate 10,000 ideas across emerging countries in order to bring sustainable and smart development to communities, via the use of AI.

JOEL KO

President
Marvelstone Group
Singapore

Has co-authored more than 25 research papers that were accepted in top peer-reviewed conferences and journals, and was displayed at conferences such as the Computer Vision and Cognitive Recognition (CVPR) and British Machine Vision Conference (BMVC).

DR JAGANNADAN VARADARAJAN

Data Science (Lead)
Grab
Singapore

A highly skilled and experienced individual in financial crime analytics, anti-money laundering, lending fraud, credit card fraud, sanctions, compliance and operations risk.

SAFDAR HUSSAIN 

 Lead Data Scientist
Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank
United Arab Emirates

With his 18+ years of experience, Prabhat has been instrumental in driving multi-million Net Income benefits through an array of analytical solutions designed to address complex business problems.

PRABHAT SINGH

Sr. Director & Head of Analytics
GSK Consumer Healthcare
Singapore

Marketing professional experienced in developing Integrated-Marketing Strategies and leading Digital Transformation projects across the APAC region.

ERIC THAIN

Managing Director Shanghai, Head of Digital China
Lewis Global Communication
Hong Kong

Has been active in the AI field since 2010; is a speaker at international conferences and a teacher of Data Science programs for corporates.

ANDREA CASATI

Artificial Intelligence Lead
OCBC Bank
Singapore

Has written several top articles on the subject of AI, as well as the curriculum for Google Daydream’s ‘VR & 360 Video Production’ Coursera course.

JESSE DAMIANI

Emerging Tech Journalist
CEO of Galatea; Editor-at-Large of VRScout
United States

Over 15 years, Jean Claude has been a part of the expansion and growth of multiple companies, as well as becoming a serial entrepreneur himself. He currently advises and grows startups globally.

JEAN CLAUDE DONATO

Managing Director
Nikaia Pte Ltd
Singapore

Specializing in early-stage investing, Tak has already invested in over 60 startups, primarily in the AI space, such as Spark Labs in Korea and Techstars in London. He is also a member of the e-Residency Advisory Group for the Govt. of Estonia.

TAK LO

Managing Director
Zeroth.ai
Hong Kong

As a thought leader, was appointed as a Senior Fellow at the International Cyber Security Centre at George Mason University, Virginia.

DR SATYAM PRIYADARSHY

Chief Data Scientist, Halliburton;
Senior Advisory Board Member, Trescon
United States

Vartul specializes in leading organizations through the complex restructuring of their back office service delivery models and has a deep expertise in shared services.

VARTUL MITTAL

Technology & Innovation Specialist
Global Business Transformation & Automation Leader
India

A passionate evangelist for all things digital, Karen heads Digital arm for C&J Clark P/L Asia Pacific overseeing digital transformation in the region across 13 markets.

KAREN CHAN

SVP – Digital, APAC
C&J Clarks
Singapore

An experienced software developer with background in ML and data analytics, Kiril focuses on predicting infrastructure behaviour on newly deployed code and providing early alerts in Standard Chartered Bank.

KIRILL PETROPAVLOV

AI and Data Analytics Head
Standard Chartered Bank
Singapore

Apart from overseeing Ninja Van’s technology strategy, roadmap and vision, Shaun drives innovation through R&D activities and leverages emerging technologies to bring the newest innovations to the logistics vertical.

SHAUN CHONG

Chief Technology Officer
Ninja Van
Singapore

Reez Nordin who is on a mission to unearth emerging startups in South East Asia has led several initiatives to nurture entrepreneurial talents within corporates and the public through angel matching funding and pre-accelerator programs.

REEZ NORDIN

Venture Partner
Monk’s Hill Ventures
Malaysia

Having started investing into the local startup ecosystem since 2012 and have not stopped since, Jeffrey is looking for audacious entrepreneurs to solve the world’s various problems.

JEFFREY PAINE

Managing Partner
Golden Gate Ventures
Singapore

Prior to B Capital, Harvard graduate Dave spent 20 years across Silicon Valley and Asia, building and operating tech companies. He was Director at Oracle, where he was responsible for corporate and industry strategy.

DAVE NG

Principal
B Capital Group
Singapore

OSCAR WENDEL

Writer
Businessweek ME
United Arab Emirates

Industry thought leader & influencer, Ryan is a pioneer in social media marketing and has trained over 3,000 marketing professionals from Fortune 500 companies and government organizations

RYAN LIM

Principal Consultant
QED Consulting
Singapore

Associate Director at HKSTP & PhD degree holder in Mechanical & Automation Engineering, Crystal drives AI and Robotics related initiatives in Hong Kong through close collaboration with key stakeholders.

DR CRYSTAL FOK

Associate Director
Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation
Hong Kong

VIVEK ZAKARDE

Head – DWH, BI & Analytics
Reliance General Insurance Ltd
India

JULIANA LIM

Head – Talent Networking
SGInnovate
Singapore