Smart Nation Innovations Week Opening Symposium

SNI Week Opening Symposium

 

Thank You for Joining Us!

The 2018 SNI Week Opening Symposium has come to a close and we are grateful for your participation and support! You may find the following post-event links useful. 

  • Speech by Dr Vivian Balakrishnan, Minister-in-Charge of the Smart Nation Initiative at the SNI Week Gala Dinner on 4 June 2018
  • Opening Address by Mr Teo Chee Hean, Deputy Prime Minister, at the SNI Week Opening Symposium on 5 June 2018
  • Graphic illustration of the speeches and discussions at SNI Week Opening Symposium 2018
  • Photo Gallery
  • Video recording of the SNI Week Opening Symposium

   


 

About the SNI Week Opening Symposium 2018

An anchor event at this year’s Smart Nation Innovations (SNI) Week, the inaugural SNI Week Opening Symposium on 5 June 2018 brought together distinguished international and Singapore speakers and panellists from DBS, Google, the World Economic Forum, Sequoia Asia, DBS Bank and more. Guest-of-Honour, Singapore’s Deputy Prime Minister, Mr Teo Chee Hean, delivered the Opening Address.

 

The Opening Symposium facilitated insightful conversations on the impact of technologies on citizens’ lives and economies, the transformation of cities and nations through technology, and the responses that societies need to adopt in an increasingly digital world.

 

The Opening Symposium was preceded by a by-invitation-only Gala Dinner on 4 June 2018, hosted by Dr. Vivian Balakrishnan, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Minister-in-Charge of the Smart Nation Initiative.
 

Event Programme

 

Time

Programme

0915h

Opening Address by Mr. Teo Chee Hean, Deputy Prime Minister and Coordinating Minister for National Security

0925h

Keynote Speech by Mr. Caesar Sengupta, VP, Next Billion Users, Google

0955h

Panel: Transforming Nations and Cities

This panel will explore how cities and nations can transform themselves through technology, and what more can be done to use technology to benefit lives through collaborations between the public, private and people sectors.

Moderated by Mr. Parag Khanna, Senior Research Fellow, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy

  • Dr. Janil Puthucheary, Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Transport and Ministry of Communications and Information
  • Mr. Murat Sonmez, Managing Director, Head of Center for the 4th Industrial Revolution & Global Network, World Economic Forum LLC
  • Ms. Harriet Green, Chairman and CEO, IBM Asia-Pacific

1055h

Panel: Economic Transformation

This panel will explore on how societies and economies should react to a digital world, and how individuals and industry can become constantly innovative and adaptive, being ready to seize opportunities and harness the potential of technology.

Moderated by Mr. Parag Khanna, Senior Research Fellow, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy

  • Senator the Hon. Michaelia Cash, Minister for Jobs and Innovation, Australia
  • Mr. Piyush Gupta, CEO, DBS Group
  • Mr. Shailendra Singh, MD, Sequoia Capital, India & SEA
1200h

End of Opening Symposium

 


 

About SNI Week

Smart Nation Innovations (SNI) Week, from 2 June to 7 June 2018, will welcome more than 20,000 local and international guests to congregate in Singapore to share and learn about digital transformation across nations and cities, look into the future impact of technology and celebrate the success of young innovators across Asia. This innovation series comprises pillar events –Tech Saturday (Upsized!), innovfest unbound, futurenow, convergence, arise, Straits Digital Exchange and Digital Government Exchange. Visit www.sniweek.com for information.

 

Last updated on 13 Jun 2018