Innovation Thursday #9
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Are 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 in partnership with IoTSG, happening on 31 st January 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! Hear directly from the Problem Owners Singapore Airlines, iBay Systems, Automate Asia, and Spaceroam about their challenges, what they are looking for, and what opportunities they offer to collaborate with potential solvers.
Date: 31 st January 2019
Time: 5pm to 8pm
Venue: PIXEL, 10 Central Exchange Green, Singapore 138649.
5.00pm-5.45pm - Networking/Refreshments
5.45pm-6.00pm – Introduction by IoTSG and IMDA
6.00pm-7.15pm – Sharing Session by Problem Owners on Challenges
7.15pm-7.45pm – Panel Discussion and Q&A with Problem Owners, moderated by IoTSG
7.45pm - Closing discussion
Speaker Name: Patrick Ee
Designation: Senior Manager, Cargo Hub Operations & ULD Management
Short profile of the speaker:
Patrick Ee is currently Senior Manager Cargo Hub Operations and ULD management in Singapore Airlines Cargo. His current duties include overseeing all Cargo Operations at the Changi Hub and ULD matters of Singapore Airlines group. He has been with SIA since 1997 and has had overseas management stints in Germany, United Kingdom / Scandinavia, Australia / New Zealand and Hong Kong over a period of nearly 10 years. His last posting was General Manager Singapore Sales which he held for 3 and a half years before moving to his current role in April 2015.
About your company:
Singapore Airlines Cargo, a division in SIA Group, operates a fleet of Boeing 747-400 freighters, and manages the cargo capacity on passenger flights operated by Singapore Airlines, SilkAir and Scoot. Its combined network covers over 130 destinations in more than 35 countries and territories. It is the tenth largest  cargo carrier in the world based on freight-tonne-kilometres flown, and is ranked amongst the highest-performing cargo airlines based on CargoiQ service reliability benchmarks.
 As ranked by IATA in World Air Transport Statistics 2018.
Speaker Name: Edwin Tan
Short profile of the speaker:
Edwin began his entrepreneurial journey in 2017 and since then he has started wo companies to spearhead the adoption of IoT within the residential and the social sectors. He began his career as a software developer in the local enterprise Crimsonlogic. After building a solid foundation in Information Technology, he served in the public service for 8 years, contributing his skills and time to implement nationwide projects. Today, he is looking for new ways to improve the lives of caregivers, people with disabilities and the elderlies.
About Automate Asia:
Automate Asia Private Limited develops smart automation solutions for businesses and residential through the integration of Internet of Things (IoT) technology. Founders, Mike and Edwin, started the Company aspiring to enhance the quality of living for all Singaporeans through automation of household equipment such as lighting, air-con, curtains, etc. Till date, we have helped hundreds of new homeowners build their dream smart homes. Our flagship online shop enables consumers in the region to easily access affordable and good quality Internet of Things products available in the global market. The Company have built several products such as a smart plant watering system and a smart home voice control system. Leveraging on our deep technical experience, we are now actively co-creating with local enterprises and research institutes to develop practical IoT products that solves real problems, enhances productivity and achieve operational savings.
Speaker Name: Jacky Chua
Designation: CEO & Founder
Short profile of the speaker:
Jacky Chua Minhao received a Masters of Mass Communication from the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and Bsc in Business Management (Tourism) from the University of Surrey. Upon graduation, Jacky worked in sales and marketing for various companies in the tourism industry eg. Keppel land Hospitality while lecturing business tourism in private institutions.
In 2013, Jacky decided to build SPACEROAM specializing in tourism technology. He began working on WiFi services with brand Y5Buddy Singapore and mobile applications for the MICE industry before applying his experience on creating BEAMS, automation system that aims to enhance the workflow and business processes for the tourism industry and beyond for the global market.
Spaceroam Pte Ltd was established in 2010 as Simply Unique Pte Ltd to provide internet services and telecommunication support to local events and concerts.
Since 2013, Spaceroam Pte Ltd has expanded its range of services to include providing corporate internet services and launching an international mobile Wi-Fi rental service. Spaceroam has provided its IT services to over 40 events in Singapore, and has also worked with MNCs and Government Organizations and help install the infrastructure for Wi-Fi at factories and worker dormitories.
Previously known as Simply Unique Pte Ltd, Spaceroam’s Wi-Fi rental arm, Y5Buddy Singapore, started out with 15 Wi-Fi devices that served internet connectivity for seven Asian countries. To date, Spaceroam’s devices now provide travellers with Wi-Fi coverage at over 130 countries around the world.
Today, Spaceroam’s Wi-Fi rental serves over 50,000 customers and over 80 companies, and the company seeks to expand and become the top global data and application company in Singapore.