Solvers Day 2 December 2019

Mon, 2 Dec, 2019, 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM (GMT+8)
PIXEL 10 Central Exchange Green #01-02, Singapore 138649

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Celebrate OIP’s 100th Challenge milestone and Level Up as a Solver!
We appreciate your efforts to apply for our challenges over the past year. A big THANK YOU for being part of us.
Including our latest call, closing on 14 Feb 2020, we have launched over 100 challenges and counting. The Open Innovation Platform (OIP) continues to provide valuable business opportunities for solvers like yourself.
In our very first Solvers’ Day, you can look forward to:  

  • An interactive panel discussion on why large companies are looking beyond their own innovation labs for partners
  • Insights and learnings from our Keynote Speaker, Dr. David Hardoon, Special Adviser (AI), Monetary Authority of Singapore
  • Techniques and Use Cases on technologies in AI/ML, Robotic Process Automation, Speech Analytics, Geospatial, IoT and more
Arm yourself with the knowledge and resources to take on our challenges successfully!
Seats are limited and on a first-come, first-served basis so sign up today!


09.30 Registration & Breakfast Networking

10.00 – 10.45 Open for Innovation
Eric Teo, IMDA
Our OIP Journey
Moderator: Dr Vinn Prabhu, NYP
Interactive Panel Discussion with Singapore Press Holdings, Nippon Koei and Informa Connect, on why large companies are looking beyond their own innovation labs for partners
10.45 – 11.30 Resources for Innovation
Chan Chih Hung, IMDA
From PIXEL to Life: Innovation space, facilities, resources for tech, media and design
Bill Bannear, Thinkplace Singapore
From PIXEL to Customer: Learn about Design Thinking and its human-centred approach
Rigmor Bertheir, Lime Agency
From PIXEL to Stories: Learn how to combine digital tools and storytelling techniques for an engaging user experiences
11.30 – 12.00 Keynote Speaker
Dr. David Hardoon, Special Adviser (AI), Monetary Authority of Singapore
Establishing Trust in AI

12.00 Lunch & Networking
1.00 – 3.30 Tech Talks
Lim Tern Poh, AISG
AI & Machine Learning
David Neo, UiPath
Robotic Process
Joanna Reijgersberg, Avanade
Kevin Khoo, IMDA
Speech Analytics
Li Juan, SLA
3.30 – 5.00 Tea & Networking


David Neo
Global Services Lead & Vice President of Presales, Asia Pacific 

David has over 30 years of industry experience working across the Enterprise and Service Provider markets in APJ at various industry-leading Unicorn companies. Currently at UiPath, David leads the Global Services team across APAC to help customers utilize UiPath’s industry leading robotics process automation solutions to jumpstart digital transformation, enhance customer experience and boost employee satisfaction. Prior to this, he was the Vice President of Sales Engineering, Asia Pacific and Japan for Riverbed Technology. In over a decade with Riverbed, David was responsible for Business Development, Solution Strategy and Consulting initiatives to drive customer success throughout various industry verticals across APJ. Prior to Riverbed, David served at Cisco Systems where he was the Director of Cisco's Asia Pacific Service Provider Sales operations responsible for Business Development and Consulting Engineering. And across 10 years at Cisco, David also held other responsibilities including Partner Alliances and Systems Engineering. Earlier, David was the Director of Technical Operations Asia for Cabletron Systems where he led their Information Systems, Presales Consulting, Professional Services and Support functions.

Joanna Reijgersberg-Siew
Senior Director

Joanna is the regional business development and solutions leader of IoT, Data & AI in the B2B space with Avanade, a Joint-Venture between Accenture and Microsoft. She has a very extensive and international work experience across technology and blue-chip companies in Europe, US and Asia, and has worked in the IoT space since 2009.

She holds an Executive MBA from INSEAD and a Masters in Computer Science in Linkoping University, and has published multiple IEEE networking publications and holds patents in the European Patent Office.

Kunihiro Uzawa
Designation: Business Development Manager
Nippon Koei Singapore Branch

Almost fifteen years working for Marketing and Promotion of Nippon Koei in the global engineering fields, including 7 years Panama based assignment for Latin America and Caribbean region. As a Business Development Manager of Singapore Branch, exploring a business opportunity of not only infrastructure engineering consultancy business, but also, architecture, energy business as micro-grid, mobility business as MaaS, and so on.

For more information on the IMDA's Open Innovation Platform, visit .

Solvers Day 2 December 2019

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