Innovation Thursday 5 December 2019

Thu, 5 Dec, 2019, 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM (GMT+8)
PIXEL 10 Central Exchange Green, Singapore 138649

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

Join us for our Innovation Thursday: Location Edition event happening 5 December 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.

This special edition of Innovation Thursday features problem statements from our latest Innovation Call, which could fall within the areas of location, and leverage technologies such as BLE, NFC, WiFi 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 Agility, Experia Events, Gardenasia, GlobalSign.In, National Heritage Board (Asian Civilisations Museum) and National Library Board! 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: 5 December 2019
Time: 2.00pm - 6.00pm
Venue: PIXEL, 10 Central Exchange Green, Singapore 138649.


1.45pm – 2.00pm            Registration

2.00pm – 2.15pm            Introduction to OIP + sector-wide challenges

2.15pm – 2.30pm            Innovation procurement for Government challenges

2.30pm – 2.50pm            NHB (ACM) – Universal Design of Autonomous Personal Mobility Device

2.50pm – 3.10pm            NLB Effective engagement through a digital loyalty programme

.10pm – 3.30pm            Gardenasia – Digital technology and storytelling to promote mascots as global eco-ambassadors for climate change and food security

3.30pm – 3.50pm            Tea Break

3.50pm – 4.10pm            GlobalSign.In – Predictive recommendation engine to match event attendees with the right people and content

4.10pm – 4.30pm            Experia Events – Enable a richer and more memorable event experience

4.30pm – 4.50pm            Agility - Dynamic digital floor plans, time schedules and route optimisation for exhibition spaces

4.50pm onwards             Networking

Problem Owner Speakers

National Heritage Board (Asian Civilisations Musuem)
Cherry Thian - Asian Civilisations Museum

Speaker Name
: Cherry Thian
Designation: Senior Manager
Speaker's profile:
Cherry aspires to create meaningful experience for visitors at the Asian Civilisations Museum. She is also an access champion who aims to normalise disabilities through inclusive education and capability development.
About the Asian Civilisations Museum:
The Asian Civilisations Museum is devoted to exploring the rich artistic heritage of Asia, especially the ancestral cultures of Singaporeans. Opened in 1997 and in its present building by the Singapore River since 2003, the museum traces its roots to the Raffles Museum, founded in the middle of the 19th century. ACM focuses on the many historical connections between the cultures of Asia, and between Asia and the world. Singapore’s history as a port city that brought people together from all over the world is used as a means of examining the history of Asia. Special exhibitions bring magnificent objects from around the world to our Singapore audience.

National Library Board
Aida Abdul Rahim - National Library Board

Speaker Name
: Aida Abdul Rahim
Designation: Deputy Head, Children & Teens
Speaker's profile:
Aida is a deputy head for children and teens. She manages the children and teens services of the public libraries in the western region of Singapore, devising programmes that spread the love of reading among the younger generation.
About the National Library Board:
The National Library Board promotes reading, learning and information literacy to provide a trusted, accessible and globally-connected library and information service through the National Library, Public Libraries, and the National Archives.

Kenny Eng - Gardenasia

Speaker Name
: Kenny Eng
Designation: Director
Speaker's profile:
Kenny Eng is the Director of Gardenasia - the hortitainment arm of the Nyee Phoe Group - and a thought leader in the farm entertainment space. Growing up amongst gardens and greens as part of Nyee Phoe's 4th generation, the legacy and values of his family's century-old horticulture business - being evergreen, upholding quality and setting trends - have always been deeply ingrained in the aspiring entrepreneur’s mind.
In 2000, Kenny realigned the company’s direction to create holistic experiences as a means to introduce a naturally-inspired perspective to life. This vision, termed as 'HortiTainment', is what drives Nyee Phoe's journey till today. Kenny continues to actively develop naturally-inspired lifestyle experiences, and specialised products and services with a natural touch, for a diverse clientele. This includes planning for weddings/corporate/family events;
GardenasiaKids, his children's edutainment arm, fronted by his Eco-Ambassadors, Titoy & Morchoo; and running a 2-hectare venue along Neo Tiew Crescent, with a Bistro and a Farmstay. 
One to keep his cultural roots and heritage close to his heart, Kenny took up the position of Kranji Countryside Association's (KCA) President in March 2014. Under his leadership, KCA was instrumental in organising the 2016's RASC Conference in Singapore, and the ongoing quarterly Kranji Countryside Farmers’ Market. Previously, Kenny was a council member of the National Youth Council, a *Scape Co Ltd board member, and part of the Singapore Youth Olympic Games Organizing Committee. He holds a Science (honours) degree in Real Estate from National University of Singapore.
About Gardenasia:
Gardenasia aims to draw people closer to nature through curated experiences that are naturally inspired. As experience consultants, we draw upon various lifestyle pillars – Eat, Work, Play – to create a holistic ‘GA Experience’. These include include our bistro, products by The Local Farm, GAkids programmes, eco-ambassadors Titoy and Morchoo, and our expertise in farmers’ market events.
Gardenasia is proudly part of the Nyee Phoe group of companies.

Jonathan Easton - GlobalSign.In
Speaker Name: Jonathan Easton
Designation: VP Design
Speaker's profile:
Jonathan graduated from Curtin University of Technology (Australia) in 2004 with a Bachelor of Arts in Design with First Class Honours. He was also on the prestigious Vice Chancellor’s List.
Prior to co-founding GSI, Jonathan worked as a Senior Designer and practiced as a lecturer in Design for Curtin University. In 2006 he decided to make the jump and co-founded (GSI) together with Veemal Gungadin. From the start of GSI, Jonathan has been the driving force behind the company’s design philosophy and creative works, winning GSI multiple awards for websites and digital works.
Today, Jonathan oversees all the Product Design, Application and UI Design, DesignOps and User Experience (UX) initiatives at the company. He plays an active role in the conceptual design and brainstorming of the company’s future products and innovations. Having worked with clients, ranging from Government agencies, MNCs and corporates to SME’s and Digital Agencies, Jonathan is very versatile in his design thinking and approach. He has the rare talent of being able to blend and balance form and function. His designs and concepts therefore do not only look good, but also work. Jonathan also approaches User Experience from a holistic level, looking at the complete user journey from start to finish, and thus also incorporates the user’s Event Experience into the scope. The balance between Form and Function, the role of Design in Innovation and the constant evolution of the Design practice in relation to Product Development and Engineering have always been at the core of Jonathan’s obsessions.
About GlobalSign.In: is a leading event technology company headquartered in Singapore. Started in 2006, has extensive experience in enabling integrated smart events across its offices in the U.S., Myanmar, India and Australia.’s flagship solution, GEVME is a fully integrated event management platform which powers an entire event cycle from email marketing for pre-event execution, to on-site registrations to the post-event follow-up process. The enterprise SaaS software product has been transforming how events are conceptualised and executed through the latest smart technology. With elements including seamless RFID and beacons applications, GEVME is highly focused on using technology to revolutionise the events industry through delivering an effortless, seamless and integrated experience to event organisers and attendees. has supported many local government agencies such as Enterprise Singapore and National Library Board among others, in line with the country’s Smart Nation movement, to move towards providing digitalisation in the events space with seamless and secure applications. is also very honoured to have been the official event tech partner of the historic DPRK–U.S. Summit that was held in Singapore.

Experia Events
Lloyd Tan - Experia Events

Speaker Name
: Lloyd Tan
Designation: General Manager, Government & Lifestyle Group

Richard Tan - Agility
Speaker Name: Richard Tan
Designation: VP, Information Technology, Asia Pacific Region
Speaker's profile:
Based in Singapore, Richard leads the Agility GIL Information Technology team for the Asia Pacific Region, reporting directly to the GIL Global CIO.  He has worked across system design, solution development and has been involved in numerous global projects involving freight forwarding, warehousing, distribution, project logistics, fairs and events, and chemicals.
About Agility:
Agility Global Integrated Logistics (GIL) is one of the world’s leading providers of integrated logistics.
GIL offers air, ocean and road freight forwarding, warehousing, distribution, and specialized services in project logistics, fairs and events, and chemicals.

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