Innovation Thursday 21 November 2019

Thu, 21 Nov, 2019, 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 data aggregation and insights capabilities?
Keen to access real business needs and co-create with potential customers?

Join us for our Innovation Thursday: Data Aggregation and Insights Edition event happening 21 November 2019 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.

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.

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

Come meet our Problem Owners Aberdeen, EduSpaze AcceleratorHustle and Bustle, Singapore Manufacturing Federation, SingEx 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: 21 November 2019
Time: 2.00pm - 6.00pm
Venue: PIXEL, 10 Central Exchange Green #01-02, Singapore 138649.


1:45pm-2:00pm: Registration
2:00pm-2:30pm: Introduction to the Open Innovation Platform (OIP) and Sector-Wide Challenges
2:30pm-2:50pm: SingEx - Behavioural insights to personalise attendee's experience
2:50pm-3:10pm: Hustle & Bustle - Visualisation tool that provides data-driven insights for better event evaluation
3:10pm-3:30pm: EduSpaze - Time saving solutions for educators
3:30pm-3:50pm: Tea Break
3:50pm-4:10pm: Aberdeen Standard Investments - Automated reporting of environmental, social & governance performance
4:30pm-4:50pm: Singapore Manufacturing Federation - Commoditising food manufacturing services
4:50pm onwards: Networking

Problem Owner Speakers

Speaker Name: Adrian Sng
Designation: Chief Community Architect
Speaker's profile: 
Adrian Sng currently leads the Community Engagement Business Unit of SingEx Holdings as Chief Community Architect to grow, engage and connect industry communities for innovation, collaboration, learning and commerce.  SingEx Holdings is wholly-owned by Temasek Holdings, a Singapore-based investment company.
From 2014 -2018, Adrian led the Events Business of SingEx Exhibitions, the events arm of SingEx Holdings. SingEx Exhibitions owns, develops and manages a portfolio of events through collaborations with local and international partners. As its General Manager, Adrian’s portfolio includes growing the Events Business globally through organic development, strategic partnerships and acquisitions as well as establishing in-country show teams. In the last four years, Adrian has set up and grown events and subsidiaries in India, Indonesia and recently partook in acquisitions of a UK based company and a China based company to expand SingEx’s geographical reach and portfolio of events.
Through his previous stints with leading trade show organisers Koelnmesse and Deutsche Messe AG, he has led business units across multiple offices in the Asia Pacific region and has organised large scale trade exhibitions and conferences in Thailand, Singapore, Korea, Japan, China and its Special Administrative Regions of Macao and Hong Kong.
A believer in continuous learning for his staff, he leads by example; having graduated with an Executive MBA from NUS.
About SingEx: 
The SingEx Group comprises of four closely linked companies that collectively provide a comprehensive range of integrated solutions for venue management and consultancy, exhibition and conference organising services and international exhibition related ventures. The companies under the group are subsidiaries of SingEx Holdings and are wholly owned by Temasek Holdings, one of Singapore’s largest investment holding companies. SingEx has offices in Singapore, India, China and Indonesia.

Hustle & Bustle

Speaker Name: Michael Lee
Designation: Chief Executive Officer
Speaker's profile:
Michael founded Hustle & Bustle alongside other companies that makes up the organisation: Corporate concierge Omnia Lifestyles, and community space The Common Ground. With more than 10 years of experience in organising large-scale to bespoke and intimate events, Michael has worked with numerous clients from the luxury, hospitality, banking, medical and FMCG industries etc - most recently he was behind the inaugural and award-winning Fullerton Concours d’Elegance in conjunction with the celebration of the iconic Fullerton Building’s 90th anniversary.
Always challenging boundaries in the past years, Michael is keen in redefining ecosystems and events to bring people together through the use of well-designed space and effective technology.
Michael believes that the future belongs to those who are willing to hustle for their ideas and building lasting yet meaningful relationships.

Speaker Name: Aneirin Flynn
Designation: Director of Business Development
Speaker's profile:
At the very heart of Aneirin’s role is to bring passionate people together to deliver genuine and
unforgettable experiences. With a background spanning design thinking, entrepreneurship and fine art, Aneirin has helmed creative teams across several industries spanning events, media, education, and technology.
After leading several UNESCO Design Thinking projects and pioneering the design and curriculum programming of an international school focused on creative learning, Aneirin has acquired a professional interest in the processes necessary for innovation at both individual and organisational levels. Aneirin holds a professional diploma in business leadership and team management (with a focus on leadership to effect change), has been awarded a Fellowship to the Royal Society of Arts, and is also a certified Design Sprint facilitator.
About Hustle & Bustle:
An integrated lifestyle group committed to building brand loyalty through premium concierge services, 360° lifestyle management, event technology solutions, community building and unparalleled access to exceptional experiences.

Speaker Name: Niko Lindholm
Designation: Program Director
About EduSpaze:
EduSpaze is the first government supported Edtech accelerator in Singapore.

Aberdeen Standard Investments
Speaker Name
: Petra Daroczi
Designation: Investment Analyst – ESG, Fixed Income
Speaker's profile:
Petra Daroczi is a member of the Asian Fixed Income investment team, based in Singapore. She joined Aberdeen Standard Investments in May 2019 as the first fixed income-dedicated ESG investment analyst globally. Her main responsibilities include assisting the regional teams in integrating ESG risk analysis in understanding investments, engaging with companies to help and encourage positive change and improvements, and writing thematic research on ESG topics relevant to Asia. Prior to joining Aberdeen, Petra has built up a deep understanding of ESG integration while working with asset management clients at data provider Thomson Reuters in London and Singapore for 4 years. Her passion lies in understanding how companies can thrive in the face of climate change and transform their businesses to seize the opportunities of decarbonisation.
Petra is originally Hungarian and graduated with a BSc in Business Studies from Cass Business School/City University in London. She obtained her Masters of European Business from ESCP in Paris. Petra is a CFA Level III candidate.
About Standard Life Aberdeen:
Standard Life Aberdeen plc is one of the world’s largest investment companies, created in 2017 from the merger of Standard Life plc and Aberdeen Asset Management PLC. Operating under the brand Aberdeen Standard Investments (ASI) , the investment arm manages US$669.1bn of assets. It has a significant global presence and the scale and expertise to help clients meet their investment goals.

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Innovation Thursday 21 November 2019

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