Innovation Thursday 6th June 2019

Thu, 6 Jun, 2019, 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM (GMT+8)
PIXEL 10 Central Exchange Green, Singapore 138649

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imageAre you an innovator or company with digital technology capabilities?
Keen to access real business needs and co-create with potential customers?

Join us for our Innovation Thursday event happening on 6th June 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.

Come meet our Problem Owners BetaMovement, Informa PLC, National Trades Union Congress (NTUC), Syngenta and Trustineo! 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: 6th June 2019
Time: 3.00pm - 5.30pm
Venue: PIXEL, 10 Central Exchange Green, Singapore 138649.


3:00pm - 3:30pm: Registration
3:30pm - 4:00pm: Introduction to Open Innovation Platform (OIP)
4:00pm - 5:00pm: Fireside Chat on Challenges
5:00pm - 5:30pm: Networking and Refreshments
Our Problem Owner Speakers

Win Min
Conference Director

Informa PLC
Win Min leads the Research and Content Curation team. Involved in all wide range of IBC products not only in Asia but also in Africa. Aside from IBC’s products, he leads product development and project management in large scale Government and industry associations events, largest with 2000+ participants. 
He has been with IBC Asia for over 8 years and gained 13 years overall career experience.
Informa PLC is a leading business intelligence, and events business, operating in the Knowledge and Information Economy. Informa is listed on the London Stock Exchange and a member of the FTSE 100. Informa helps transform businesses through their offering of B2B events across a range of industry verticals. Their events are geared towards providing a marketplace, alongside timely information and networking opportunities for buyers and sellers.
In Asia, Informa has two event-based arms – UBM and IBC Asia, which have the following modes of operation for the events:
-           UBM Trade Shows and Conferences (500 to 3,000 exhibitors, and up to 50,000 visitors)
-           IBC Asia (High level C Suite conferences with 200 to 1,500 participants and in some cases an exhibition of 15 to 50 exhibitors).

Dr Kwong Yuk Wah
Chief Information Officer/Chief Data Protection Officer
Yuk Wah is the Chief Information Officer (CIO) & Chief Data Protection Officer of National Trades Union Congress (NTUC), Singapore. She had worked in Singapore public sector and held various management positions in the Infocomm Development Authority (IDA), Singapore.  She had also assumed the position of Vice President, Business Management, Planning Division in Singapore Airlines. She had worked as Geographic Information System Consultant and Land Information System/Land Record Automation Expert for United Nations Centre for Human Settlements (UNCHS).
Yuk Wah has been teaching part-time since 2008 and sharing her knowledge and practical experience.  She is currently an Adjunct Professor, Department of Information Systems and Analytics, School of Computing, National University of Singapore.
Yuk Wah is a Fellow Member of Singapore Computer Society (SCS). She holds the titles of Certified IT Project Manager (Senior) and Certified IT Outsourcing Manager (Senior) of Singapore Computer Society. She received her Doctor of Business Administration degree (2008) from University of Newcastle, Australia. Her dissertation is Singapore e-Government strategy.
The National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) is a national confederation of trade unions as well as a network of professional associations and partners across all sectors in Singapore. NTUC's vision is to be an inclusive Labour Movement for all collars, ages and nationalities. NTUC is at the heart of the Labour Movement, which comprises 59 affiliated unions, 5 affiliated associations, 12 social enterprises, 6 related organisations as well as a growing ecosystem of U Associates and enterprise partners.

Eric Ouedraogo
Founder and Director
Eric has deep expertise in Fintech, E-commerce platform and IT developer background in the development of the E-Trading platform for Finance Commodities business industry.
With African roots, Trustineo has rich knowledge of the terrain and African culture, as well as an extensive network within African governments as well as African producers and commodities trading agencies.

Frederick Liau
Director & Founder
Frederick is a Venture Builder passionate about Marketplace Platform business
Frederick built a Marketplace Launcher Platform powered by a patented technology and methodology. The platform is the first of its kind, providing a systematic tried and proven methodology to launch and expand marketplace platform business in the shortest time while minimisingrisk He has extensive knowledge in digital transformation, business model innovation, cloud and IoT technology, go-to-market strategy, building partnership ecosystem and applying and commercializing intellectual property to drive.

David Ryan
Head of Digital, APAC
Syngenta Asia Pacific Pte Ltd
David has more than 20 years experience in Agriculture, in key global markets, especially Asia. He has extensive, hands on experience in senior Commercial leadership, across Sales, Marketing and Strategy.
In his current role as Head of Digital, Syngenta Asia Pacific, David is leading a comprehensive, end to end transformation agenda. Based in Singapore, he has established Syngenta’s best performing Digital Innovation Lab. David’s operations span more than 14 countries, thousands of channel partners and millions of Smallholder Farmers. 
David is passionate about customers, and the role of innovation to improve the prosperity of rural communities. His experience, combined with a farming background, means David understands the challenges and opportunities in enabling safe, sustainable food production.

Syngenta is a global biotechnology company and is one of the world’s largest producers of crop protection products. The company operates in 90 countries with 104 production and supply sites. Syngenta is committed to improving farm productivity, rescuing land from degradation, enhancing biodiversity and revitalising rural communities through partnerships and collaboration. Currently, Syngenta pest control products are sold to farmers via distributors and retailers.
For more information on the IMDA's Open Innovation Platform, visit .

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