Innovation Thursday 16 January 2020

Thu, 16 Jan, 2020, 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM (GMT+8)
PIXEL 10 Central Exchange Green #01-02, Singapore 138649

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Are you an innovator or company with AI solutions?
Keen to access real business needs and co-create with potential customers?

Join us for our Innovation Thursday: Artificial Intelligence Edition event happening 16 January 2020 at PIXEL. This regular series of events held at IMDA's PIXEL will bring together tech innovators and companies, to discover new opportunities and connect with potential partners.

This special edition of Innovation Thursday features problem statements from our latest Innovation Call, which could fall within the areas of AI, and leverage technologies such as machine learning and other innovative solutions you may propose as a solver.  

At this event, you'll get to learn about IMDA's Open Innovation Platform - a virtual crowdsourcing platform that matches challenges of Problem Owners to Problem Solvers.

Come meet our Problem Owners, DWS Investments, Investment Management Association of Singapore, Nikko Asset Management, UOB Asset Management and more to be confirmed! Hear directly from the Problem Owners about their challenges, what they are looking for, and what opportunities they offer to collaborate with potential solvers.

Date: 16 January 2020
Time: 2.00pm - 6.00pm
Venue: PIXEL, 10 Central Exchange Green, Singapore 138649.


1.45pm – 2.00pm            Registration

2.00pm – 2.30pm            Introduction to OIP + sector-wide challenges

2.30pm – 2.50pm   – Smart auditing platform to increase productivity and effectiveness of auditors

2.50pm – 3.10pm            Nikko AM – Holistic stock assessment through integrated use of internal and external knowledge

3.10pm – 3.30pm            UOB AM – Asset management & investment recommendation solution for portfolio managers and analysts

3.30pm – 3.50pm            Tea break

3.50pm – 4.10pm            DWS Investments – Optimise institutional client on-boarding process

4.10pm – 4.30pm            IMAS – Gamification for better investment decisions

4.30pm – 4.50pm            IMAS – Digital platform to facilitate investment of non-traditional funds assets for individual investors

4.50pm onwards             Networking

Problem Owner Speakers
Jason Lee -
Speaker Name
: Jason Lee
Designation: Managing Director
Speaker's profile:
Jason has worked for over 30 years in the areas of assurance and advisory. His experience extends to due diligence, accounting, financial management and reporting advisory works as well as the audit of small and medium enterprises to MNCs locally and overseas.
Jason is a Fellow of both the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (“ISCA”) and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (“ACCA”), a member of the Singapore Institute of Accredited Tax Professional Limited (“SIATP”) as an Accredited Tax Advisor, a member of both the Public Accounting Practice Committee (PAPC) and Investigation and Disciplinary Panel of ISCA, and an ASEAN Chartered Professional Accountant.
About PAC is a boutique public accounting firm serving multinational corporations and large SMEs, supporting them in their growth strategies and ensuring they stay compliant with legal, statutory and tax regulations as they expand within, into or out of Singapore.

DWS Investments
Sharon Tan - DWS Investments
Speaker Name
: Sharon Tan
Designation: Managing Director, APAC Head of Client Infrastructure, Global Coverage Group
Speaker's profile:
Sharon joined DWS in 2014 and is Head of Client Infrastructure for Asia Pacific. She has regional oversight responsibilities for globally integrated functions in Global Product Platform covering Client implementation, Product management, Client Reporting and Know-Your-Client.
Prior to this role, Sharon was Head of Private Bank & Intermediaries Sales coverage for Asia ex-Japan, responsible for leading the sales efforts and development of the wholesale funds distribution business.
With more than 15 years of industry experience, Sharon joined from Goldman Sachs Asset Management (GSAM) where she spent 10 years as part of the Institutional Client Servicing team and Private Banks Sales team in Asia ex-Japan. Prior to GSAM, Sharon was in Ernst & Young Transaction Advisory Business where she worked on mergers and acquisition, corporate finance and audit.
Sharon holds a Masters of Science in Accounting & Finance from the London School of Economic and Political Science, UK.

Nikko Asset Management
Kenneth Tang - Nikko Asset Management
Speaker Name
: Kenneth Tang
Designation: Senior Portfolio Manager
Speaker's profile:
Kenneth Tang is a senior portfolio manager at Nikko Asset Management based in Singapore. He is responsible for managing Singapore, ASEAN and Balanced portfolios.
Kenneth brings to Nikko AM more than 20 years of investment experience in equity long only and equity long short capacities as well as extensive commodity research experience. Prior to joining Nikko AM, Kenneth was the lead portfolio manager for PineBridge Investments in Singapore Equity and Balanced portfolios. Before PineBridge Investments, Kenneth was managing director and portfolio manager at Black River Asset Management focusing on Asian industrial and agricultural commodities.
Between 1996 and 2007, Kenneth served as a research analyst and portfolio manager for Credit Agricole Asset Management (CAAM, now Amundi Asset Management). During his time in CAAM, Kenneth was lead manager for CAAM’s country funds in Singapore, Australia, Malaysia and Indonesia as well as a senior portfolio manager for CAAM’s discretionary equity mandates. Kenneth helped CAAM attain the best performing fund (Asian Investor) in the Singapore Equity category during the period from 2004 to 2006.
Kenneth graduated from the National University of Singapore, with a Bachelor degree in Business Administration with a major in Finance. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst® charterholder.
About Nikko Asset Management:
Nikko Asset Management is one of Asia’s largest asset managers, with USD 230.9bn* under management, providing high-conviction, active fund management across a range of Equity, Fixed Income and Multi-Asset strategies. In addition, our complementary range of passive strategies covers more than 20 indices and includes some of Asia’s largest exchange-traded funds (ETFs).
In the pursuit of excellence, we approach everything we do with an entrepreneurial mindset. This enables us to think differently, transforming intelligent insights into innovative, relevant investment opportunities for our clients. Leveraging our unique combination of a global perspective complemented by our Asian DNA, we aspire to create sophisticated and diverse solutions that set new standards in the asset management industry.
*As of 30 Sep 2019

UOB Asset Management
Speaker Name
: Chua En Hao
Designation: Head of Data and Digitalisation
Speaker's profile:
EnHao Chua is Head of Digitalisation and Data at UOB Asset Management (UOBAM). He is responsible for driving digital transformation, adoption of emerging technologies and implementation of core digital capabilities for the firm.
His data management and analytics experience spans more than 15 years, across logistics, IT and pharmaceutical industries. Prior to joining UOBAM, he was Head of Business Intelligence and Advanced Analytics with Boehringer Ingelheim.
He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and Statistics, and a postgraduate degree in Software Engineering from the National University of Singapore
About UOB Asset Management:
UOB Asset Management Ltd (UOBAM) is a leading Asian asset manager with award-winning investment expertise in managing fixed income and equities portfolios. Established as a wholly-owned subsidiary of United Overseas Bank in 1986, we have grown into a regional powerhouse of the asset management industry in Asia.
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