Speakers 2018-08-13T16:27:42+00:00

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

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

DR SID AHMED BENRAOUANE

Professor, Carlson School of Management, UMN;
Senior Advisory Board Member, Trescon
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

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

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

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 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

A technology leader with over 14 years of experience in driving product development and strategic partnerships across US, Asia, and Europe at large tech firms and startups.

NATALIA KOZYURA

Head of Innovation Center
FWD Insurance
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

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

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

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

Bernie has been in the ICT industry for over 25 years. Moreover, he is a frequent speaker at international technology forums, advocating the adoption of cloud computing to key stakeholders in the region.

BERNIE TRUDEL

Trustee
Asia Cloud Computing Organisation
Singapore

Her leadership has seen SGInnovate, in less than 2 years, has established itself as a leading force in driving deep tech innovation and entrepreneurship in Singapore and internationally.

SZEKI SIM

Head of Brand
SGInnovate
Singapore

MUHAMMED ARAFATH

Director
Apla
United Arab Emirates

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

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

SHENGMEI SHEN

General Manager & Assistant Director
Panasonic R&D Center Singapore
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

DEEPAK RAO

Founder & CEO
Pivotchain Solutions
United Arab Emirates

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, Cognitive Recognition and British Machine Vision Conference.

DR JAGANNADAN VARADARAJAN

Data Science (Lead)
Grab
Singapore

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

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

As a business futurist, Charlie analyses, imagines and explains the future, especially on how technology will impact, disrupt and empower businesses, industries and economies.

CHARLIE ANG

Founder – Everything40.com;
Ambassador & Chapter Leader, SingularityU
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

Nadia Thalmann – Creator of world’s most human-like robot,’Nadine’ 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

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

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

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.

TAK LO

Managing Director
Zeroth.ai
Hong Kong

Head of talent networking at SGInnovate, Juliana Lim holds business partnership experience in a variety of industries.

JULIANA LIM

Head – Talent Networking
SGInnovate
Singapore

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