Speakers 2018-05-25T12:37:41+00:00

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

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

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), Machine Learning
Grab
Singapore

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

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

PRABHAT SINGH

Sr. Director & Head of Analytics
GSK Consumer Healthcare
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

Is currently the Professor and Director for the Institute of Media Innovation at NTU-Singapore. She is also the Founder and Director of MIRALab, an interdisciplinary lab in Human Computer Animation.

NADIA MAGNENAT THALMANN

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

VARTUL MITTAL

Independent Director
Technology & Innovation Specialist Global Business Transformation & Automation Leader
India

KAREN CHAN

SVP – Digital, APAC
C&J Clarks
Singapore

KIRILL PETROPAVLOV

AI and Data Analytics Head
Standard Chartered Bank
Singapore

SHAUN CHONG

Chief Technology Officer
Ninja Van
Singapore

RICHA GOSWAMI

Asia Pacific Head of Digital for Consumer Healthcare Businesses
Johnson & Johnson
Singapore

CHARLIE ANG

Ambassador & Chapter Leader
SingularityU Singapore
Singapore

SERIES SPEAKERS

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

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

One of the Middle East’s youngest start-up entrepreneur and investor.

DANISH FARHAN

 CEO
Xische Holdings
United Arab Emirates

A visionary in the field of technology, serves as an advisor to governments and as a board member in many startups.

AMIR HUSAIN

Founder & CEO
SparkCognition
United States

15+ years of international B2B event organiser experience, and has successfully organised the Middle East’s biggest blockchain summit in 2017.

   MOHAMMED SALEEM 

 Chief Executive Officer
Trescon
India

A thought leader with over 20 years of experience in diverse sectors and advisor to MENA governments on digital transformation

DR. SID AHMED BENRAOUANE

Senior Advisory Board Member, Trescon
Professor, Carlson School of Management, UMN
United Arab Emirates

Nikhil Jain’s ObEN devises an accurate virtual representation of an individual for the digital ecosphere. Interesting technology to look out for!

NIKHIL JAIN

CEO & Co-founder
ObEN
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

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

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

An award winning business woman , Founder, Angel Investor, CMO, Licensee of the TEDxLeicester chapter and technology advisor who aims to disrupt mindsets and perceptions within the community.

 SIDDHI TRIVEDI 

Founder
Beowulf Proof Work
United Kingdom

CEO of AI based company Perpetuuiti which implements an ‘Intelligent Digital Workforce with Cognitive Capabilities’.

ROHIL SHARMA

Founder & CEO
Perpetuuiti
India

A serial entrepreneur with a passion for disruptive innovation and technology, has previously founded four startups including one successful exit.

DAVID LLORENTE

CEO & Co-founder
Narrativa
Spain

Founder of ‘Bankorus’ which is an AI-powered crypto-wealth management platform and security token marketplace built with blockchain.

GREGORY VANDENBERGH

 CEO
Bankorus
 China

An experienced technical manager with a strong background in operations within the digital marketing and advertising industry.

PIETER HUIGE

COO
Effect.AI
Netherland

Dubbed as the ‘Innovator in a white coat’, Shabeer is a practicing neurologist who started Universal Hospital, which has grown into a conglomerate with business interests across North America, India and the Middle East.

DR. SHABEER NELLIKODE

Founder & Managing Director
Universal Hospital
United Arab Emirates

An enterprising businessman who is developing businesses using the intersection of Blockchain, IoT and and Artificial Intelligence.

MUHAMMED ARAFATH

Director
Apla
United Arab Emirates

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