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Singapore Session: Collaboration for Innovation

Presented by Enterprise Singapore, SGInnovate, and Action Community for Entrepreneurship (ACE)

In celebration of the France-Singapore Year of Innovation, a signature Singapore Session conference will be held in conjunction with VivaTech in Paris, to share Singapore's innovation story as an AI and deep tech hub in Asia, and to deepen collaboration and foster partnerships with entrepreneurs, researchers and academics, investors, corporates and governments between French and Singapore innovation ecosystems.

2:00pm – 2:30pm: Registration and Networking

2:30pm – 2:35pm: Opening Remarks
Speaker: Png Cheong Boon, Chief Executive, Enterprise Singapore

2:35pm – 2:50pm: Keynote Speech - Collaboration for Innovation
Speaker: S Iswaran, Minister for Communications and Information and Minister-in-charge of Trade Relations, Singapore

2:50pm – 2:55pm: Launch of Hello Tomorrow Singapore
Building deep tech connections and collaborations between France and Singapore
Arnaud de la Tour, Co-Founder & Co-Managing Director, Hello Tomorrow
Ernest Xue, Head, Hello Tomorrow Singapore

2:55pm – 3:00pm: LIVE WITH AI 2018 Report Announcement
A first bridge on AI between France and Singapore
Pierre Robinet, Vice President, OglivyRED ASIA and Founder, Live With AI
Kevyn Yong, Dean, ESSEC Asia Pacific

3:00pm – 3:50pm: Panel Discussion – Our Future AI Economy
Technology is building a world that will look very different from the one we know today. At the heart of it, Artificial Intelligence (AI) is bringing profound changes in business strategies and human skills that are required for success in the years to come. Our panellists will discuss how AI is transforming our economic future, and what it means for industries and talent.

Moderated by: Steve Leonard, Founding CEO, SGInnovate
- Ayesha Khanna, CEO, ADDO AI
- Marko Erman, Chief Technology Officer, Thales Group
- Pascal Lecuyot, Chief Technology Officer, Navya
- Pierre Robinet, Vice President, OglivyRED ASIA and Founder, Live With AI
- Simon Robert, Head of Large Cap Innovation Advisory, Bpifrance

3:50pm – 4:45pm:
Panel Discussion - Spotlight on Going Global Through Cross Border Innovations and Building Connected Ecosystems in Asia

As we progress towards a world without borders, collaborating with a cross-border neighbour can be a stepping stone to a wider global reach. This session will discuss practical insights on enabling your startup to go international, driving cross border innovations and developing a connected ecosystem.

Moderator: Edmas Neo, Executive Director, ACE
Taras Wankewycz, Group Founder & CEO, H3 Dynamics
James Tan, Deputy Chairman, ACE
Jean Michel Serre, Director, Orange Open Innovation Asia and CEO, Orange Japan
Fabien Cabirol, R&I Asia Business Development Director, L’Oreal
Harris Chan, Chief Digital Officer & Deputy Chief Technology Officer, ST Engineering

4:45pm – 5:00pm: Closing Remarks
Prof Lam Khin Yong, Vice President of Research, Nanyang Technological University and Awardee of the Legion of Honour

5:00pm – 6:30pm: Networking Hour

Note: Cocktails and Canapés
2:00pm - 6:30pm
FRANCE 75015
Action Community for Entrepreneurship (ACE) Ltd & SGInnovate
Payment: Free