Innovation Thursday 30 April 2020

Thu, 30 Apr, 2020, 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM (GMT+8)
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Innovation Thursday 30 Apr - AI and Data

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

Join us for our Innovation Thursday: AI and Data Edition event happening 30 April 2020. This regular series of events 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 Data, and leverage relevant 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 Edtrix Innovations, Ferrero, Infineon, Panasonic, Wareesan, 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.

(In light of the current COVID-19 situation, this event will be held online via live stream to ensure the safety and well-being of all participants. You will receive an email confirmation upon signing up and a link to join virtually 1-2 days prior to the event.)

Date: 30 April 2020
Time: 2.00pm - 4.30pm
Online via Live Stream


2.00pm – 2.10pm            Introduction to OIP

2.10pm – 2.40pm            Panasonic
– Artificial Intelligence System for Efficient Assessment of Patents

2.40pm – 3.00pm            Wareesan – Intelligent Dynamic Scheduling & Placement System to Facilitate Grave Exhumation & Reinterment

3.00pm – 3.30pm            Ferrero – Next Generation Smart Toys for Children

3.30pm – 4.00pm            Edtrix Innovations – Personalised Digital Learning Companion

4.00pm – 4.30pm            Infineon – Understanding Customer Order Behaviour for Better Customer Experience

Problem Owner Speakers

Jimmy Lim - Panasonic
Speaker Name
: Jimmy Lim
Designation: Manager
Speaker's profile:
Jimmy has 15+ years of core industry experience working on wide range of corporate IP matters including licensing, litigation, analytics, competitive strategy and IP infrastructure programmes. He has rich experience in managing and supporting Panasonic businesses in the Asia ex Japan regions covering sectors such as wireless communications, energy, housing, industrial devices, etc. He has also successfully managed multi-millions dollar licensing programmes and currently he is leading the Intellectual Property Group (IPG) in this region. With extensive experiences, knowledge, and strong talents as well as being in a growing and strategic region for Panasonic, the team is envisioned to be the Centre of Excellence for corporate IP functions.

Wong Ji Sam - Panasonic
Speaker Name: Wong Ji Sam
Designation: Senior IP Analyst
Speaker's profile:
Ji Sam is a Senior Intellectual Property Analyst at IPG. As part of this role, he has performed technical analyses of a wide variety of patents and has also utilized some of them in patent licensing negotiations with external parties. He remains fascinated with the numerous ways IP can assist with the creation and management of novel innovations that fuel businesses, and he is also currently driving efforts to improve on IP workflow processes though the use of new technologies such as Artificial Intelligence.
About Panasonic:
Panasonic R&D Center Singapore is a core tech development hub primed to transform technologies into real applications. Through translating our core technologies in areas such as wireless, image processing & video technologies into real business advantages, we collaborate with customers to deliver effective system solutions, insights and innovation. Close to 3 decades of presence of Singapore have seen the center rising to become a foremost Research & Development Entity. The IPG is a team within the Center for providing One-Stop IP Consultancy Services, in conducting IP activities such as IP Monetisation, IP Intelligence and IP Risk Mitigation & Surveillance. As Panasonic operates one of the largest IP businesses in the world, with tens of thousands of patents granted for our technologies and concepts, IPG also supports our corporate HQ and its business teams in various aspects of technology management and IP protection. Some key responsibilities of IPG include patent infringement scouting, licensing support and infringement analysis, all of which involve understanding and analysing the technical aspects of the disclosed patents.

Speaker Name
: Zafaran Khan
Designation: Assistant Vice President, Warees Investments Pte Ltd
Speaker's profile:
Mr Zafaran Khan is an Assistant Vice President of Warees Investments Pte Ltd and concurrently holding the position of Senior Head (Operations) at Wareesan Management Pte Ltd.
He previously lead the NEA Phase 4 Muslim Exhumation Project to its successful completion in year 2015. He also oversaw the corporate function of Warees Investments Pte Ltd from HR, IT infrastructure, implementation and compliance of PDPA. During this time, Warees Investments Pte Ltd achieved ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and Bizsafe Level 3. He is now leading his team in completing the NEA Phase 6 Muslim Exhumation Project and planning for the Phase 8 Muslim Exhumation Project which is slated to begin towards the end of this year.

Kane Chew - Ferrero
Speaker Name
: Kane Chew
Designation: Innovation Specialist, Singapore Innovation Center
Speaker's profile:
Kane is an innovation specialist with 9+ years of industry experience in technology innovation, product development and project management.
At Ferrero, he is part of an international team responsible for scouting emerging/disruptive technologies for new product development. Specifically, Kane is working to develop the next generation of smart toys for Kinder Surprise/Joy, with a focus on new materials and electronics.
About Ferrero:
Ferrero is an Italian manufacturer of chocolate confectionery products and the third worldwide group in the chocolate confectionery market.  The Ferrero Group is present with more than 40,000 people across 55 countries with 25 production plants around the world. Ferrero products are present and sold in more than 170 countries.
The Ferrero Innovation Center in Singapore is designed to strengthen Ferrero’s position as global innovation leader and will house several strategic innovation functions in the areas of health and nutrition, new raw materials and product research and development, consumer insight and foresight activities.
The goal of the Innovation Center is to create unique products, developing innovative research and production processes as well as using in-house technologies. The aspects that make this journey interesting are the passion for research, the desire to break down pre-existing paradigms, and the exploration of new places far from the traditional fenced-in disciplines.

Edtrix Innovations
Dr. Mak Wai Keong - Edtrix Innovations
Speaker Name
: Dr. Mak Wai Keong
Designation: CEO
Speaker's profile:
Dr. Mak is the CEO of Edtrix Innovation Pte. Ltd.   He is also the Founder of Edtrix Solutions, an entity for educational and technology training and consultancy.  He has a Doctor of Education (Ed.D.).  He completed his Masters of Science (MSc) degree in Management of Technology and obtained his Bachelor of Science (Merit) in Chemistry and Mathematics from the National University of Singapore.
Dr. Mak  is an Entrepreneur, Learning Innovator, Educator, and an avid technopreneur, whose motivation is to help people and organizations to "Make Learning Simple, Fun, and Effective."
Dr. Mak is on the Academic Board for Ngee Ann Academy,  a private education institution by the Ngee Ann Kongsi in Singapore, to advise the institute on academic and education technology matters.
Dr. Mak is the Founder of Smart Cities Education that provides simplified education and teaching material to the younger generations on Environmental Sustainability, as well as to propel the movment for digital waste reduction (of digital content such as videos, images, and data information).
About Edtrix Innovations:
Edtrix Innovations is a Singapore-based educational technology company, focusing on enriching learning experiences through innovations in the areas of automated essay grading, adaptive learning, and assessment, and is embarking on the digital learning companion project.  The company has developed SmartzWerkz™ – an online assessment platform that uses AI for adaptivity in assessment and automation in essay grading.

Daryl Chew - Infineon
Speaker Name
: Daryl Chew
Designation: Customer Logistics Management, Senior Manager
Speaker's profile:
A unique mix of experience in the Quality and Customer Logistic Management role with a keen eye on continuous improvement of processes, promoting and building team spirit within organization and achieve strategic goals for the company.
About Infineon:
Infineon Technologies AG is a world leader in semiconductor solutions that make life easier, safer and greener. Microelectronics from Infineon is the key to a better future. In the 2019 fiscal year (ending 30 September), the company reported sales of around €8 billion with about 41,400 employees worldwide. Infineon is listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and in the USA on the over-the-counter market OTCQX International Premier.
The world’s swelling population, more and more megacities and the rising demand for energy is prompting us to rethink many aspects of our modern lifestyle.
Semiconductor and system solutions from Infineon contribute to a better future – making our world easier, safer and greener. These tiny, barely visible electronic components have become an indispensable part of our daily lives. They help to feed regenerative energy into power grids with almost zero losses, tame power-hungry computers, safeguard the data flying through cyberspace and make our cars more energy-efficient.
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