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Synopsis

EuroCham’s Digital Economy Committee is inviting you to join a roundtable event to discuss the Digital Trends in 2021. In the format of pitches and vibrant dialogues, the committee aims to distil the topics and trends in digitalization that are relevant for the members and stakeholders of EuroCham to cover in the 2021 programme.

2020 boosted the pace of new technology development, implementation and adoption as it has never happened before. The inability of accessing physical spaces, business survival instincts and other forces became strong pushes for decreasing the nowadays “old” digital divide and the adoption of decentralized approaches for decision making based on more complex data analytics called the need for advanced AI, coupled together with the willingness to have much more control led to what is now called Edge AI. 

 

From edge AI, 5G and automated artificial intelligence, to rising momentum for next-gen talent management and technology supporting sustainability, these are the tech trends that gained power in 20.

 

Digital shifts are opening new opportunities in advanced manufacturing, financial services, healthcare, retail, consumer products, media and technology.

 

The first physical event will address some of what we identified as main trends and in particular, will touch on:

  • Remake operational models in times of distanced working
  • Edge AI vs Cloud AI and related aspects (Legal, Ethics, etc.)
  • Blockchain 
  • 5G factory (manufacturing)

 

Programme

10:00 am – Opening Remarks

10:05 am – Introductions

10:15 am – Presentations

  • Remake operational models in times of distanced working
  • Edge AI vs Cloud AI
  • Blockchain
  • 5G factory

10:45 am – Roundtable Discussion

11:30 am – End

Speakers

Chair of the Digital Economy Committee

Dr Antonio Feraco
Vice President, Digital Service | Managing Consultant, Industrie 4.0
TÜV SÜD Asia Pacific Pte Ltd

Dr Feraco is Managing Consultant Industrie 4.0 and Vice President for TÜV SÜD Asia Pacific Pte Ltd. His activities focus on supporting the manufacturing sector, in adopting digital technologies within the industry 4.0 space to enable end to end integration. During the last two years, he led the development of the I4.0 process industry practice and successfully run several projects focused on Business Processes Optimization and Workforce Efficiency.

Before joining his current position, he was Head of Business Development and Technology Transfer for an International Applied R&D Institution, external advisor for KPMG Italy and Adjunct Professor of Innovation Process Management at the University of Vitez since 2013. After completing his PhD in Artificial Intelligence, he managed various international projects related to IT for Energy Efficiency, Embedded Systems in Robotics and Digital Media. He participated in the development of an ICT Policy Support Program Project of the EC for the Digital Single Market. Apart from his business and management activities, he also delivers for industry and academia in both Technical topics as Predictive Maintenance for Process Industry, and non-Technical like Management of Innovation Processes and Technology Transfer Strategies.

 

Mr Steffen Endler
Managing Partner 
Siemens Advanta Digital Consulting Southeast Asia

Steffen Endler is the Founder and Head of Siemens Digitalization Hub Singapore. Launched in July 2017, the Singapore Hub is Siemens’ first fully integrated digital hub and brings together experts with domain-specific engineering and digital know-how, aiming to help companies to transform their business and take the leap into the digital age.

Steffen has more than 20 years of experience in strategy as well as business effectiveness across functions and processes, is a sought-after expert for smart city infrastructure, and fosters a keen interest in cutting-edge interactive solutions.

Since January 2020, Steffen is the Co-Chair of the Digital Economies Committee of EuroCham Singapore.  In July 2013, Steffen Endler was appointed by Minister for Communication and Information of Singapore as a member of the InfoComm Media Masterplan Working Committee on Sectoral Transformation.

 

Ms Claudia Chan
Senior Director, Government Affairs, Southeast Asia
SAP Asia Pte Ltd

Claudia Chan is the Senior Director of Government Affairs for Southeast Asia at SAP, the market leader in enterprise application software. She drives SAP’s public policy and strategic engagements with governments and stakeholders in Southeast Asia, to develop a regulatory environment that supports digital economies and the adoption of digital technologies.  Claudia also serves as the Co-Chair of the Digital & ICT Advocacy Group at the EU-ASEAN Business Council and as one of the Co-Chairs of the Digital Economy Committee at EuroCham Singapore. 

 Before joining SAP, Claudia held key public policy and government relations roles at technology companies such as Google, Lazada and Seagate Technology. She spent a large part of her early career in regional trade and investment promotion roles with the governments of Singapore, Japan and New Zealand. 

 

Moderator

Co-Chair of the Digital Economy Committee

Mr Paul Galante
Director of Faculty and Design, Asia-Pacific
Centre for Creative Leadership (CCL) Pte Ltd

Paul Galante is currently serving as the Regional Leadership Solutions Director for CCL APAC. He leads the regional team of internal and associate faculty and coaches in the design, development and execution of solutions across all of CCL’s business lines. Paul has over 30 years’ experience in supporting business transformation and organizational change. His expertise includes strategic leadership, innovation leadership, change leadership and organizational leadership transformation.

He is also a Lead Faculty for a number of key CCL custom clients both regionally and globally and supports clients as a coach for executives and senior leadership teams.

Paul is of French and Italian extraction, educated in the U.K. and U.S., and is based in Singapore. His academic background includes a BSc in Chemistry from the University of London, an MBA from the University of California at Los Angeles, and a post-graduate certificate in Organizational Psychology from Northcentral University.

 


This is a free event for EuroCham Members only. 

Kindly note that there are limited seats available. The organisers reserve the right to change the programme content without giving prior notification or any reasons thereof.