9:00 am

General Registration

11:00 am - 11:30 am

Opening Address by Guest of HonourADVENT STAGE

Speaker: Mr. Heng Swee Keat, Minister for Finance and Chairman of National Research Foundation Singapore

11:30 am - 12:05 pm

Fireside chat: #AudacityADVENT STAGE

Panelist: Mr Atsushi Taira, Director & Chief Growth Officer, Mistletoe

Moderator: Director Aziza Sheerin, General Assembly

12:00 pm - 12:05 pm


12:05 pm - 1:30 pm

Lunch & NetworkingADVENT STAGE

Qualifying PitchesCHALLENGE STAGE

1:00 pm - 1:15 pm

Opening Plenary: “Intellectual Capital for Sustainable Growth”BEYOND STAGE

Introduction of Vision and Strategy ICMG for Sustainable Growth (Sustanable Innovation / Society)
Speaker: Mr. Hitoshi Funahashi, Group CEO of ICMG Co.Ltd

1:15 pm - 1:35 pm

Keynote Speech: “How Japanese MNCs wake up for Open Innovation, From my personal experience”BEYOND STAGE

Now, the generation of the management team in Japanese MNCs has changed and they begin to change their mindset toward collaborations with startups. Presenting the journey of Japanese open innovation and expectations of Asian startup ecosystem with Japanese MNCs.

Speaker: Mr. Keita Nishiyama, Director General, Commerce and Information Policy Bureau

1:30 pm - 1:45 pm

Welcome RemarksADVENT STAGE

Speaker: Mr Peter Ong, Chairman, Enterprise Singapore


Speaker: Dr. Lugang, Founder, TechNode

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm


1:35 pm - 1:55 pm

Keynote Speech: “Creating Innovation for Sustainable Society in Asia”BEYOND STAGE

Sharing the vision of achieving a sustainable society that makes people happy, by connecting key trends
within domains such as energy, water/irrigation, waste, mobility, digital, AI and of course block chain.

Speaker: Mr. Shinichi Imai, CEO of Greenway Grid Global Pte. Ltd. (GGG) & Managing Director of TEPCO Power Grid Inc

1:45 pm - 2:40 pm

Panel Discussion: Bridging the innovation and investment opportunities across ASEAN and ChinaADVENT STAGE

Moderator: Nic Lim, Founder and Managing Partner, 8Capita
Panelist: Jefrey Joe, Co-founder & Managing Partner, Alpha JWC Ventures
Panelist: Melissa Cannon Guzy, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Arbor Ventures
Panelist: Chua Wee Liang, Partner, Cowin Capital
Panelist: Chua Kee Lock, Group President and CEO, Vertex Venture Holdings Ltd

1:45 pm - 2:05 pm

Fireside Chat: The business of building communities: What's the next step for innovation in the co-working industry?DISRUPT STAGE

Speaker: Dr. Mao Daqing, Founder, UCommune

1:55 pm - 2:15 pm

Keynote Speech : “The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals: A Global Framework for Business Innovation”BEYOND STAGE

The Sustainable Development Goals developed by UN is a set of global goals that aligns stakeholders towards achieving a better future. Find out more about what these 17 agenda items are, and what it means as business opportunities here in Asia enable us to do good and do well.

Speaker: Mr. Wilson Ang, Executive Director at Global Compact Network Singapore

2:05 pm - 2:35 pm

Panel Discussion: More than ICOs: How are Asian companies Putting Blockchain Technology to Good Use?DISRUPT STAGE

Speaker: Ms. Michelle Yeo, Co-founder, DataVLT

Speaker: Mr. Ng Yiming, Partner, TRIVE Ventures

2:15 pm - 2:35 pm

Keynote Speech: Sustainable Growth through SDGs InnovationBEYOND STAGE

As corporate innovation moves towards "open" forms of innovation, finding a collective purpose between a large variety of partners can be a challenge. The SDGs present a golden opportunity for companies to collectively innovate new products and services that create sustainable growth.

Speaker: Mr. Veerappan Swaminathan, Founder & Director of Sustainable Living Lab (SL2) , Director & Co-founder of Makedemy Pte Ltd

2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Qualifying PitchesCHALLENGE STAGE

2:35 pm - 3:05 pm

Panel: Transforming Urban Mobility: Opportunities & Challenges of Autonomous Vehicle?DISRUPT STAGE

Speaker: Mr. Justin Sim, CEO, QIQ Global

Mr. Maneesh Tripathi, Executive Director, Sevak Limited

2:35 pm - 2:55 pm

Keynote Speech: “Open Innovation in Singapore: Challenges faced by a Global Innovation leader”BEYOND STAGE

Sharing the Vision and activities to help solve social issues such as micro-plastic pollution in the marine environment and the society aging, relating to Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Presentation by NCC
Speaker: Mr. Hisashi Nakajima,CEO, Nippon Closures Co., Ltd (NCC)

Speaker: Mr Atsushi Watanabe, Innovation Leader Nippon Closures Co., Ltd (NCC)

2:40 pm - 3:15 pm

Fireside Chat: Building Global Billion Dollar Company: The Journey, the triumphs and the tribulations.ADVENT STAGE

Moderator: Julian Low, Executive Director, Vertex Ventures
Panelist: Mr Mao Daqing, Founder and Chairman, Ucommune (Beijing) Venture Investments Co.

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Panel Discussion: The Future of Corporate InnovationBEYOND STAGE

Open innovation is making an essential part of corporate innovation – much attention is captured on the methodology of applying it to achieve real positive change. This question has been posed to our panel speakers who are specialised in the field of “real” corporate innovation. They are going to discuss where the future of “corporate innovation” will be.
Prof. William, Co-founder of AIMatix, A/Prof Advanced Robotics Centre (ARC) of Faculty of Engineering
Mr. Marc Seitz, Chief Technology Officer at Hackerbay
Mr Lee Han Boon: Senior Vice President and Head of Licensing Science and Engineering Division Exploit Technologies Pte Ltd (ETPL), ASTAR
Mr. Ken Chua T, Founder of (these)abilities

3:05 pm - 3:35 pm

Panel: A Global Race to e-Payments domination: The Game Changer: Are QR codes the best payment system for SEA?DISRUPT STAGE

Speaker: Ms. Jocelyn Ang, COO, NETS
Speaker: Mr. Jeremy Tan, CEO, Liquid Pay

3:15 pm - 4:10 pm

Panel Discussion: Startup disruption across industries: How do Asia’s corporates deal with the changing face of business?ADVENT STAGE

Moderator: Arnaud Bonzom, Co-Founder, Map of Money
Panelist: Willson Cuaca, Co-founder & Managing Partner, East Ventures
Panelist: Russell Tham, President – New Enterprises and Ventures, ST Engineering
Panelist: Lathika Pai, Managing Director, Microsoft for StartUps
Panelist: Rachel Lau, Managing Partner, RHL Ventures

3:35 pm - 3:55 pm

Fireside Chat: Connecting the Unconnected: Free internet access worldwide DISRUPT STAGE

Speaker: Mr. Samuel Li, Chief Investment Officer, LinkSure Network

3:55 pm - 4:15 pm

Fireside Chat: Innovation in ASEAN-ChinaDISRUPT STAGE

Speaker: Mr. Jupe Tan, Managing Director, Plug & Play Tech Centre (APAC)

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Slingshot Partner Competition: Alibaba ASEAN-Chongqing CREATE @ Alibaba Cloud Start-up Contest (CACSC)CHALLENGE STAGE

4:00pm - 4:05 pm Opening Address by Gavin Liu, Solution Architect, Alibaba Cloud

4:05pm - 4:50pm Startup Pitching

4:50pm - 5:10pm Audience Contest

5:10pm - 5:30pm Announcement of winners & Awards Ceremony

4:10 pm - 5:05 pm

Panel Discussion: Connecting Capital to Deep – Tech in ASEAN @ miniMATCHADVENT STAGE

Moderator: Arun Nayak, Associate Director, Mergers & Acquisitions (Technology, Media & Telecommunications), EY Corporate Finance
Panelist: Dr Basil Lui, SVP (Investments), EDBI
Panelist: Liu Genping, Partner, Vertex Ventures
Panelist: Paul Santos, Managing Partner, Wavemaker Partners
Panelist: Doug Parker, COO, nuTonomy
Panelist: Vishal Harnal, General Partner, 500Startups

4:15 pm - 4:35 pm

Fireside Chat: Reshaping built environments through PropTechDISRUPT STAGE

Speaker: Mr. Jordan Kostelac, Director, PropTech @ JLL, JLL Asia Pacific

4:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Open Innovation Networking: Connect to Japanese Innovation Ecosystem / Corporate Innovation EcosystemBEYOND STAGE

Networking / Dialogue with Keynote Speaker / Teatime Break / Exchanging Business Card 

4:35 pm - 4:55 pm

Fireside Chat: Unravelling China's New Retail: Has China found the solution?DISRUPT STAGE

Speaker: Paul Wong, Vice-President, Fung Group Explorium

5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Start-up Pitching Session (7min Presentation)BEYOND STAGE

This session aims to bridge the gap between ventures & corporations for business collaboration.
Unlike usual sessions where ventures explain about themselves through presentations, this session will also allow stakeholders amongst the audience to collaborate through concrete Proof Of Concept ideas.
ICMG is here to facilitate & accelerate the collaboration process between large corporates & ventures.

The pitching themes cover technologies and business models such as Autonomous EV, Digital health, AI, Blockchain, Innovative components, spacetech, and more.

Pitch Presenter :
1. AIMatix - Karen ( CTO)
2. Mind Fi - Bjorn Lee ( Founder )
3. Mercurics- Huiguang ( Founder / CEO )
4. - Christopher Yeo Nai ( Founder / CEO )
5. Widuz - Javadian Alireza ( Founder )
6. Nuspace - Zhen Ning (Founder)

5:05 pm - 6:00 pm

Panel Discussion: International Connections in the Global Startup Space: Expand through the Nexus of the ACE Connected Ecosystem for Startups in South East AsiaADVENT STAGE

Moderator: Edmas Neo, Executive Director, Action Community for Entrepreneurship (ACE)

Panelist: Mr Thanasorn Jaidee, President, True Digital Park, Thailand
Panelist: Mr Carlson Lau, CEO & Co-founder, COCOWORKS, Indonesia
Panelist: Mdm Phi, Chairman, Saigon Innovation Hub (SIHUB), Vietnam
Panelist: Ms Katrina Chan, Executive Director, QBO, Philippines

5:05 pm - 5:25 pm

Fireside Chat: Taming the beast: Understanding the different faces of mobile marketing and social media in ChinaDISRUPT STAGE

Speaker: Ms. Daisy Wu, Vice-President, YeahMobi

5:15 pm - 5:45 pm

Panel: How can startups and corporates partner together to bring new innovation to new markets?DISRUPT STAGE

Speaker : Mr. Sylvain Joandel, General Manager, FABERNOVEL Asia

Speaker : Mr. Kelvin Tan, Program Director, NUS Enterprise 

Speaker : Ms. Celine Le Cotonnec, Chief Data Officer, AXA Insurance Singapore

Speaker: Mr. Bernard Leong, Head of Airbus Aerial, Airbus

6:00 pm - 6:30 pm

2018 Business Angel of Southeast Asia AwardsADVENT STAGE

James Tan, Chairman, BANSEA

6:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Closing Session:The Future of Coporate Innovation and ICMG's ChallengeBEYOND STAGE

Speaker: Mr. Yusuke Tsuji, Director of ICMG Pte Ltd

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

VIP Session & DinnerBEYOND STAGE

Corporate Catch Up
VIP Dinner

7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

SWITCH Day 1 Afterparty

Switch by Timbre

Join us at the SWITCH Day 1 Afterparty at Switch by Timbre, 73 Bras Basah Road #01-02/03 Singapore 189556

Impact Pass Holder will get 1 free drink*, and 10% discount for subsequent drinks and food

Starter Pass Holder get 10% discount on non-promotion F&B

*while supplies last

9:00 am - 9:30 am

RegistrationBEYOND STAGE

9:00 am - 10:15 am

Slingshot Partner Competition - L'Oreal Innovation Runway FinalsCHALLENGE STAGE

9:00am - 9:05am Opening Address by Dr Mark Phong, R&I Asia, Director of Advanced Research Labs and Business Development, L'Oreal

9:05 - 9:40am Finalist pitches

9:40am - 10:00am Audience contest

10:00am - 10:05am Closing Remarks by Mr Chan Chun Sing, Minister for Trade and Industry

10:05am - 10:10am Remarks by Mr Mounir Mahjoubi, Minister of State for the Digital Sector, attached to the Prime Minister, France

10:10am - 10:15am Announcement of winners and Awards Ceremony

9:00 am

General Registration

9:30 am - 9:50 am

Welcome AddressADVENT STAGE

南立新,创业邦创始人兼 CEO
Mary Nan,Founder & CEO of CYZone

Cheong WeiYang,Deputy Chief Executive Officer of National Research Foundation Prime Minister’s Office Singapore

Yew Sung Pei, Assistant CEO, Enterprise Singapore

9:30 am - 9:40 am

Welcome RemarksBEYOND STAGE

Speaker: Steve Leonard, Founding CEO, SGInnovate

9:30 am - 10:00 am

Keynote: The overview of the China's tech ecosystemDISRUPT STAGE

Speaker: Dr. Lugang, Founder, TechNode

9:30 am - 11:30 am

Ecosystem’s Double Down on AI: What’s Next for ASEAN’s Financial SectorWORKSHOP ROOM 1

Register your slot now!

9:30AM - 10:00AM Registration

10:00AM - 10:40AM Panel


Dr David Hardoon, Chief Data Officer, Monetary Authority of Singapore

Paul Cobban, Chief Data & Transformation Officer, DBS Bank

Connie Leung, Senior Director, Financial Services Business Lead - Asia, Worldwide Financial Services, Microsoft Corporation

Wong Hong Ting, Chief Executive Officer & Founder, Botbot.AI

Moderator: Patrick de Moustier, Managing Director, Accenture Digital ASEAN

10:40AM - 11:00AM Panel Q&A

11:00AM - 11:30AM Networking Session

9:40 am - 10:00 am

Keynote 1: Transforming Society through Research and InnovationBEYOND STAGE

Speaker: Prof Subra Suresh, President, Nanyang Technological University

9:50 am - 10:10 am


DEMO ASIA Launching Ceremony

南立新,创业邦创始人兼 CEO
Mary Nan,Founder & CEO of CYZone

Cheong WeiYang,Deputy Chief Executive Officer of National Research Foundation, Prime Minister's Office Singapore

Yew Sung Pei, Assistant CEO, Enterprise Singapore

John Wu,Chairman of FengHe Fund Management & Gooagoo

Kai Gu,Co – Founder of QF Capital

10:00 am - 10:50 am

Panel 1 - Data Dialogue: Is Bigger Data Better?BEYOND STAGE

Moderator: Steve Leonard, Founding CEO, SGInnovate

Panellist: Prof Chen Tsuhan, Chief Scientist, AI Singapore and Deputy President (Research and Technology) and Distinguished Professor, National University of Singapore
Panellist: Dr Joe Fitzsimons, Principal Investigator, Centre for Quantum Technologies
Panellist: Dr Caroline Hargrove, CTO, McLaren Applied Technologies
Panellist: Frank Bignone, Digital Transformation Leader, Asia Pacific, Airbus
Panellist: Shanker Selvadurai, CTO - Cloud, Data and AI Solutions, IBM Asia Pacific

10:00 am - 10:30 am

Panel: Leveraging digital innovations in supply chainDISRUPT STAGE

Mr. Paul Wong, Vice-President, Fung Group Explorium
Mr. Farzin Shadpour, Vice-President, Plug & Play Tech Centre

10:10 am - 10:30 am

[Keynote Speech] Future Business Ecosystem ReconstructionADVENT STAGE

Speaker: 吴炯,风和投资董事长、购阿购董事长
Speaker: John Wu,Chairman of FengHe Fund Management & Gooagoo

10:15 am - 12:30 pm

Qualifying PitchesCHALLENGE STAGE

10:30 am - 10:50 am

Keynote Speech: Squirrel AI, the machine that regularly outperforms human teachers and redefines educationADVENT STAGE

栗浩洋,乂学教育、松鼠 AI 创始人
Derek Haoyang Li,Founder of Yixue & Squirrel AI Learning

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Panel: Power to the people: what's the next innovation in game development?DISRUPT STAGE

Speaker: Mr. Lau Kin Wai, Chairman, iCandy Interactive
Speaker: Mr. Kyle Lu, Founder & CEO,

10:50 am - 11:10 am

Keynote Speech: Build a real content public chain communityADVENT STAGE

Speaker: 蔡昌杰,Contentos 联合创始人
Speaker: Mick Tsai,Co-Founder of Contentos

10:50 am - 11:20 am

Keynote 2 - The Blockchain RevolutionBEYOND STAGE

Speaker: Don Tapscott, Founder and Executive Chairman, Blockchain Research Institute
Via Holographic Telepresence

11:00 am - 11:20 am

Fireside Chat: What goes into building a world-class AI R&D team?DISRUPT STAGE

Speaker: Mr. Zhang Zhenjie, Head of R&D Singapore, YITU

11:00 am - 12:00 pm


XAIN is a berlin-based tech company specializing in IoT networks. The company originated as an Oxford University research project to develop a distributed, highly flexible and privacy-preserving network with a novel two-fold consensus mechanism, Proof of Kernel Work, for energy efficiency and scalability. Join us to find out how the company combines cybersecurity, machine learning and blockchain technology to propose a embedded and secure access control protocol for machine and vehicle networks.

Speaker: Leif-Nissen Lundbaek, CEO, XAIN AG

This event is free, sign up now by clicking this link: Here

11:10 am - 11:30 am

Keynote SpeechADVENT STAGE

Yijie Zhang,Block Chain Technology Director, Creditease YiQiFIN

11:20 am - 12:05 pm

Panel 2 - Blockchain and the Decentralised World BEYOND STAGE

Moderator: Emma Cui, CEO, Longhash Singapore

Panellist: Soeren Duvier, Managing Director - Asia, Blockchain in Transport Alliance (BiTA)
Panellist: Martin Lim, COO, Electrify
Panellist: Joseph Lubin, Founder, ConsenSys and Co-Founder, Ethereum
Panellist: Humayun Sheikh, CEO & Founder, Fetch.AI
Panellist: Meeta Vouk, Director, Singapore Research Center IBM

11:20 am - 12:00 pm

Panel: Identifying applications for Blockchain technology beyond financial marketsDISRUPT STAGE

Speaker: Mr. Elon Huang, Founder, MainNet Capital
Speaker: Mr. Li Xi, Regional Head, LD Capital (Singapore)
Speaker: Mr. Piyush Chaplot, Partner, NEO Capital Group
Speaker: Mr. Liu Guojie, Managing Director, BIBOX SEA

11:30 am - 12:00 pm

全球名校区块链应用设计大赛 – 发布ADVENT STAGE

全球名校区块链应用设计大赛 – 发布
Release: Global top university blockchain application design competition

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Networking LunchADVENT STAGE

Lunch and NetworkingDISRUPT STAGE

12:10 pm - 2:00 pm


12:30 pm - 1:30 pm


1:30 pm - 2:10 pm

圆桌对话: 区块链在中国的实践应用 - Panel Discussion: Practical application of block chain in ChinaADVENT STAGE

Guest host

Ling Xiao,University of Waterloo Commercialization Office(WatCo) as the Chief Commercialization Officer, Asia Managing Director

对话嘉宾: Dialogue guests
Kai Gu,Co – Founder of QF Capital
Feng Guo,Co-Founder of DL Capitals
Hai Jiang,Founder & CEO of BUBI.CN

1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Qualifying PitchesCHALLENGE STAGE

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

VC Meetup - Breakout Session 1DISRUPT STAGE

Focus verticals: B2B / Enterprise, B2C, Sharing Economy, LegalTech, SaaS, TravelTech, Supply Chain/Logistics, E-commerce, FashionTech, Entertaiment, HRTech, FoodTech, Social Enterprise 

Angel Central | Decacorn Capital | Found Ventures | Gobi Partners | GRAB Ventures | InnoVen Capital | Monk's Hill | Northridge Partners | Openspace Ventures | Quest Ventures | Spaze Ventures | SPH Ventures | Sterlite Tech Ventures | Teja Ventures | The Finlab | Vertex Ventures

2:00 pm - 2:20 pm

Fireside Chat 1 - Corporate-Startup Collaboration in Deep TechBEYOND STAGE

Panellist: Dr Ethan Chu, Founder and CEO, Xjera Labs
Panellist: Dr Ettikaan Karuppiah, Director - Developers Ecosystem, NVIDIA

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

SWITCH Workshop Session by Gluu LifeWORKSHOP ROOM 1

This session discusses the collaborative economies and its application on Mobile Data by Gluu. A decentralised marketplace where users can share mobile data, supported by a value-exchange system where users are rewarded. Gluu’s founders will introduce what could be the world’s first decentralized marketplace for mobile data sharing, and discusses the technologies it is harnessing to support the community and the platform by machine learning and Blockchain technologies to support 2 main pillars of success for Gluu's model - TRUST and COMMUNITY. 

Speaker: Davy Goh, CEO, Bicoin Singapore Exchange

This event is free, sign up now by clicking this link: Here

2:10 pm - 4:50 pm

项目路演 Demo Show ADVENT STAGE

评审: Judges
Jefferson Chen,Partner of GSR Ventures

Kai Gu,Co – Founder of QF Capital

Feng Guo,Co-Founder of DL Capital

Jaeyoung Shin,Head of Samsung Ventures China

Stanley Zhang,Funder of Jubilee Capital Management

Chong Tian Taum,Managing Director for Gobi Partners

2:20 pm - 3:05 pm

Panel 3 - From Lab to Market: Building MedTech InnovationBEYOND STAGE

Moderator: Ivy Teh, Global Managing Director, EIU Healthcare and Managing Director, Clearstate

Panellists: Philip Kowalczyk, Head of Business Development & Strategy , Johnson & Johnson Medical Asia Pacific
Panellist: Kathrine Myhre, CEO, Norway Health Tech
Panellist: Phil Morle, Partner, Main Sequence Ventures
Panellist: Dr Sidney Yee, CEO, Diagnostics Development Hub and Executive Vice President, ETPL

2:30 pm - 2:45 pm


2:45 pm - 3:45 pm

VC Meetup - Breakout Session 2DISRUPT STAGE

Focus Verticals: AgriTech, Energy & CleanTech, FinTech, InsurTech, IoT/ Hardware, VR/AR, Robotics, Gaming, Cybersecurity, Smart Cities, Cloud Computing 

Angel Central | Decacorn Capital | Found Ventures | Gobi Partners | GRAB Ventures | InnoVen Capital | Monk's Hill | Northridge Partners | Openspace Ventures | SGInnovate | Sterlite Tech Ventures | Teja Ventures | TNB Ventures | Vertex Ventures

Format: Speed-dating

3:05 pm - 3:25 pm

Fireside Chat 2 - AI and Future of Personalised MedicineBEYOND STAGE

Moderator: Steve Leonard, Founding CEO, SGInnovate
Speaker: Prof Dean Ho, Provost’s Chair Professor and Director, SINAPSE, National University of Singapore

3:25 pm - 4:10 pm

Panel 4 - The Future of Work: AI For HireBEYOND STAGE

Moderator: Prof Leong Tze Yun, Diretor of AI Technology, AI Singapore
Panellist: Dr Bicky Bhangu, President, Southeast Asia, Pacific and South Korea, Rolls-Royce
Panellist: Stein Eggan, CEO, NTNU Technology Transfer
Panellist: Dr Ayesha Khanna, CEO, ADDO AI
Panellist: Richard Koh, CTO, Microsoft Singapore

3:45 pm - 4:00 pm


4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

VC Meetup - Breakout Session 3DISRUPT STAGE

Focus Verticals: Blockchain, ICO & Cryptos, AI/ Machine Learning, MedTech, BioTech, SpaceTech, Autonomous Vehicle 

Found Ventures | InnoVen Capital | Northridge Partners | Openspace Ventures | Plug & Play Tech Centre | SGInnovate | Spaze Ventures | Sterlite Tech Ventures | TRIVE Ventures | Vertex Ventures

Format: Speed-dating

4:10 pm - 4:45 pm

Panel 5 - AI and Our Autonomous WorldBEYOND STAGE

Moderator: Jonathan Weber, Global Industry Editor, Technology, Reuters News
Panellist: Dr Ben Goertzel, Chief Scientist, Hanson Robotics and CEO, SingularityNET
Panellist: Luis Gonzales, Manufacturing & Industrial Lead and ASEAN Principal Director, Element AI
Panellist: Vinay Jammu, Vice President - Software and Analytics, GE Global Research Centre
Panellist: Prof Hiroaki Kitano, President & CEO, Sony Computer Science Laboratories, Inc.

4:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Keynote: Dare to FailCHALLENGE STAGE

Speaker: Daniel Ong, Serial Entrepreneur

4:50 pm - 5:30 pm

圆桌对话:发现东南亚下一个机遇 - Panel Discussion: Discovering The Next Game-Changer in Southeast Asia ADVENT STAGE

Guest host

杨红佳,Facebook 亚太区平台合作总监
Virginia Yang,Director of Developer partnerships and programs, Facebook apac

Dialogue guests

Jefferson Chen,Partner of GSR Ventures

Jaeyoung Shin,Head of Samsung Ventures China

Stanley Zhang,Funder of Jubilee Capital Management

Chong Tian Taum,Managing Director for Gobi Partners

4:55 pm - 5:55 pm

Panel 6 - Technology & Society: Advancing Human DevelopmentBEYOND STAGE

Moderator: Susan Oh, Chair of AI, Blockchain For Impact (BFI) United Nations General Assembly and CEO, MKR AI
Panellist: Niall Dennehy, COO & Co-Founder, AID:Tech
Panellist: Anders Lier, Chairman, Nordic Impact
Panellist: Pierre Robinet, Founder, Live with AI
Panellist: Cesare Tagliaferri, CTO, Poseidon Foundation

5:00 pm - 5:15 pm

Closing RemarksDISRUPT STAGE

Announcement of Top 30 FinalistsCHALLENGE STAGE

5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

ACE LaunchPad Party!by Action Community for Entrepreneurship (ACE) Ltd

Join us at the LaunchPad Party, an annual LaunchPad networking event for startups. In conjunction with SWITCH, the party will be held on the evening of 18 Sep at the ACE Ideation Centre, ACE Ideation Centre, 79 Ayer Rajah Crescent, One-North at LaunchPad, 139955

The LaunchPad is the heart of Singapore’s start-up scene with a vibrant and global startup community of over 800 entrepreneurs, accelerators, incubators and venture capitalists. It has been described by The Economist as “the world’s most tightly packed entrepreneurial ecosystem”, so get to experience it for yourself!

Complimentary food and drinks will also be provided. Register now!:

5:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Awards CeremonyADVENT STAGE

6:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Dinner and NetworkingADVENT STAGE

7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

SWITCH Day 2 Afterparty

Switch by Timbre

Join us at the SWITCH Day 2 Afterparty at Switch by Timbre, 73 Bras Basah Road #01-02/03 Singapore 189556

Impact Pass Holder will get 1 free drink*, and 10% discount for subsequent drinks and food

Starter Pass Holder get 10% discount on non-promotion F&B

*while supplies last

9:00 am - 9:15 am

Welcome Remarks: The Toughest Decisions - Why Empiricon Chooses 'Deep-Tech for Sustainability'BEYOND STAGE

Speaker: Carrie Liauw, Event Curation Director, Tabula Rasa

9:00 am - 9:10 am

Opening and Welcome SpeechDISRUPT STAGE

Speaker: James Tan, Chairman, BANSEA

9:00 am

General Registration

9:10 am - 9:30 am

Keynote: Angels Change The World, One Investment At A TimeDISRUPT STAGE

Speaker: Dr. V. Sivapalan, President of Malaysian Business Angel Network

9:15 am - 10:00 am

Opening Panel: Earth 2100, 82 years and Counting: What's The Future Going To Be?BEYOND STAGE

Speaker: Maggie Lee, Team Manager - Market Transformation, WWF Singapore

Speaker: Eugene Seah, Senior Director, Special Projects, Surbana Jurong

Speaker: Sam Kernaghan, Associate Director, City Resilience Delivery, 100 Resilient Cities

Moderator: Stefanie Beitien, Director, Partnerships, Eco-Business

9:30 am - 10:00 am

Panel Discussion: How not to Fail at Angel InvestingDISRUPT STAGE

Speaker: Michael Blakey, Managing Partner of Cocoon Partners, UK Angel Investor of the Year 2015
Speaker: Ramesh V. Raghavan, Board Member, BANSEA
Speaker: Mark Hon, Board Member & Immediate Past Chairman, BANSEA
Speaker: Shoko Suzuki, Managing Partner at Harbourfront Ventures
Speaker: Suse Reynolds, Angels Association New Zealand

9:30 am - 9:50 am

Launching Women in Tech Asia 2018ADVENT STAGE

Opening Address
Speaker: Jenni Risku, Founder of Women In Tech Asia

9:50 am - 10:10 am


Speaker: Dr. Daiana Beitler, Philanthropies Director, Greater Asia and the Pacific, Microsoft

10:00 am - 10:15 am

Keynote 1: Saving the Earth: Are We Too Late?BEYOND STAGE

Speaker: Dr. Yeoh Lean Weng, Director for Urban Solutions and Sustainability, National Research Foundation

10:00 am - 10:30 am

Keynote: Uncovering ASEAN's hidden assetsCHALLENGE STAGE

Speaker: Dr Santitarn Sathirathai, Group Chief Economist of Sea Ltd

10:00 am - 6:00 pm

SWITCH Job Fair (Career Zone) by GlintsLounge Area

Signup Link: Here

SWITCH is partnering with Glints to organise a Job Fair (Career Zone) to support partners and companies in the Technology, Innovation and Enterprise Ecosystem in building their successful teams. Through the event, companies can hope to network with top talent who are interested in technology and innovation. There will also be an online portal for interested candidates to apply directly to participating companies. If you are looking to hire today's top talent, this is the event you don't want to miss.

Visit the Lounge Area to find out more!

10:10 am - 10:30 am

Keynote: One Hundred Languages: preparing for a world where problems and solutions around us look like computersADVENT STAGE

Speaker: Linda Liukas, Best-Selling Author (“Hello Ruby”) & Founder of RailsGirls

Fireside Chat: Alternative Exits in SEA; The Rise of Secondaries and Trade SalesDISRUPT STAGE

Speaker: James Tan, Managing Partner, Quest Ventures
Speaker: Haiping Choo, Senior Vice President, CapBridge

10:15 am - 10:30 am

Keynote 2: Achieving Sustainability via a Superintelligent, Democratically Governed Global BrainBEYOND STAGE

Speaker: Dr. Ben Goertzel, CEO, SingularityNET

10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Finalists pitchesCHALLENGE STAGE

10:30 am - 10:50 am

Fireside Chat: Looking at ICOs in a New Light DISRUPT STAGE

Speaker: Dr. Rex Yeap, Board Member, BANSEA

10:30 am - 11:00 am


10:50 am - 11:20 am

Executive Panel: Opportunities in Singapore & Emerging Asia: Technologies and Directions To Point Our CompassADVENT STAGE

Panel Discussion: Zooming into the increasing potential of China and South AsiaDISRUPT STAGE

Speaker: Ravi Narayan, President, TiE Bangalore
Speaker: Suresh Mahadevan, Group CFO, DigiAsia

11:00 am - 11:30 am

Fireside Chat: Dangerous Anthropogenic Climate Change: Can we avoid a Hothouse Earth?BEYOND STAGE

Speaker: Prof. Jeff Obbard, Director for Environment, Sustainability and Climate Change, Tembusu Asia Consulting and Visiting Professor, Cranfield University, UK

Moderator: Chris Jensen, Co-Founder, Climate Conversations and Senior Developer,

11:20 am - 12:00 pm

Panel Discussion: Perspectives on Impact Investing and whether Southeast Asia is ready for itDISRUPT STAGE

Speaker: Alfie Othman, Head of the Singapore Centre for Social Enterprise, raiSE
Speaker: Chia Boon Chong, Director, Group Sustainability at Singtel
Speaker: Badri Pillapakkam, Partner, Omidyar Network
Speaker: Patricia Chu, Director, AVPN

11:20 am - 11:40 am

Keynote: Building The Future Through Machine Learning & AnalyticsADVENT STAGE

Speaker: Renee Lo, Head of Analytics, Big Data, Machine Learning & AI, Amazon Web Services

11:30 am - 12:00 pm

Panel Discussion: Before a Supernova World - The End of Energy as We Know ItBEYOND STAGE

Speakers: Martin Lim, Co-founder & COO, Electrify
Nicolas Payen, Co-Founder & CEO, Positive Energy Ltd

Moderator: Yen Sen Chan, EHS&S Consultant, ESHCO

11:40 am - 12:00 pm

Keynote: How To Build a Successful Technology Team By Leveraging DiversityADVENT STAGE

Speaker: Aparajita Bhattacharya, Engineering Director, Architecture and Technology Group for ARM

12:00 pm - 12:40 pm

Panel Discussion: Living in a Decentralised World - Is Blockchain the Future?BEYOND STAGE

Speaker: Reez Nordin, Venture Partner, Monk's Hill Ventures
Speaker: WIlly Wong, Co-Founder, DATAVLT
Speaker: Deepthi Prasad, Blockchain Technology Specialist, Microsoft
Speaker: Todd Lemons, Chairman, Veridium Foundation

Moderator: Alex Friedberg, Co-founder & COO, Block by Block Capital

Panel Discussion: Opportunities and Challenges in Early Stage Investment Scene of Southeast AsiaDISRUPT STAGE

Speaker: Mdm Nguyen Phi Van, Chairwoman, Saigon Innovation Hub
Speaker: Dominic Mellor, Senior ADB Economist & MBI Project Lead, Asian Development Bank
Speaker: Francis Simisim, Partner, Original Pitch Ventures

12:20 pm - 12:50 pm

Women in Tech Investor Panel: Opportunities & State of Our Ecosystem, Personal Stories From Asia and Silicon ValleyADVENT STAGE

Moderator: Padmini Pandya, Organizational Psychologist / Corporate Strategist / Founder (U.S./SG)

Panelist: Shao-Ning Huang, Chief Angel & Founder of AngelCentral, Partner at Entrepreneur First (SG)
Panelist: Shiyan Koh, Investor & Former VP of NerdWallet (U.S./SG)
Panelist: Rebekah Woo, Investor & Experienced Fund Manager (U.S./Asia)

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm


12:40 pm - 1:00 pm

Closing RemarksDISRUPT STAGE

James Tan, Chairman, BANSEA

12:40 pm - 1:30 pm

Lunch & NetworkingBEYOND STAGE

12:50 pm - 1:50 pm

Lunch & NetworkingADVENT STAGE

1:00 pm - 1:10 pm

Opening and Welcome Speech. Emcee: Vanessa FernandezDISRUPT STAGE

1:10 pm - 2:15 pm

Panel Discussion: #1 The Future of Work: A Mind Fitness Approach to MindfulnessDISRUPT STAGE

Overflowing inboxes, open offices and a 24/7 work culture? Welcome to 2018, where the mind never sleeps. Our body can get fitter with gyms, runs or yoga. But what about an easily distracted and stressed mind? Scientists have found that mindfulness can help to train our minds, just like how Olympic athletes do. Join us as we span the fields of elite sports, science, technology and business to flip the switch for mental wellness in tomorrow’s workplaces.

Presented by

Moderator: Gwendolyn Regina

Panelist: Bjorn Lee, Founder CEO,
Panelist: Adrian Tan, Head of Labs, WeWork Southeast Asia
Panelist: Professor Emily Ortega, Singapore University of Social Sciences
Panelist: Professor Joshua Gooley, Duke-NUS Medical School

1:30 pm - 2:15 pm

Panel Discussion: Using Artificial Intelligence to achieve the UN Sustainable Goals - Are We Crazy?BEYOND STAGE

Speaker: Scott Jones, Managing Director, Six Kin Development
Speaker: Bernise Ang, Co-Founder & Methodology Lead, Zeroth Labs
Speaker: Penny Wong, Co-Founder & Director, Product and Partnerships, Radmis
Speaker: Richard Jones, Senior Vice President - Sales, APAC, AntWorks

Moderator: Susanna Hasenoehrl, Global Partnership Director, Healint

1:30 pm - 1:35 pm

Announcement of Audience Choice AwardCHALLENGE STAGE

1:35 pm - 4:35 pm

Finalists pitchesCHALLENGE STAGE

1:50 pm - 2:10 pm

Keynote: Executing a Deep-Tech Invention Idea In the 21st Century – A story of Purpose, Robotics & Our Evolving Relationship With FoodADVENT STAGE

Speaker: Pranoti Nagarkar Israni, Engineer, Co-CEO and Co-Founder of Zimplistic Inventions

2:10 pm - 2:40 pm

Creative Panel: Art x Tech: Opportunities & State of Our Mixed Reality (with a surprise guest)ADVENT STAGE

Moderator: Olivier Bos, Chief Innovation Officer, MeshMinds

Panelist: Dillah Zakbah, Creative Technology Lead, BBH Asia Pacific
Panelist: Ashima Thomas, CEO, Warrior9 & Chair of Asia VR Association

2:15 pm - 2:30 pm

Presentation: Redefining Human Mortality and Eliminating Disease - How Artificial Intelligence will disrupt Biomedical R&DBEYOND STAGE

Speaker: Kent Zaitlik, Founder & CEO, MOZI AI (SingularityNET)

2:15 pm - 2:35 pm

The Cultural and Social Capital of Singapore’s DIY Electronic Music ScenesDISRUPT STAGE

Speaker: Karmen Cheng
Kar-men Cheng, freelance researcher (currently at GovTech) analyses the relationship between counterculture, network diversity, and social mobility in local DIY electronic music scenes.

2:30 pm - 3:10 pm

Panel Discussion: The Catch 22 of Data Collection - Analysis, Breaches, and FalloutsBEYOND STAGE

Speaker: Ashok Venkateswaran, Director Sales and Product Development, Bluzelle
Speaker: Nicolas Paris, Head of Data, Healint
Speaker: Daryl Arnold, Founder, Ocean Protocol

Moderator: Jonathan Edwards, Regional Head of Data, Analytics & Operations, iProspect

2:35 pm - 3:00 pm

Small Stories, Big Impact: Original Storytelling in the Age of streamingDISRUPT STAGE


2:40 pm - 3:00 pm

Keynote: Separating The Wheat From The Chaff: Can Wisdom Successfully Make Its Way Into Machines?ADVENT STAGE

Speaker: Audrey Kuah, Managing Director, Global Data Innovation Centre, Dentsu Aegis Network

3:00 pm - 3:20 pm

Keynote: From Academia To Startup: Marrying Artificial Intelligence with Healthcare for Stroke Preservation - and moreADVENT STAGE

Speaker: Dr. Sadaf Monajemi, Co-Founder & Director, See-Mode Technologies

3:00 pm - 3:55 pm

The Role of Music in Our Smart CityDISRUPT STAGE

Music is a pervasive part of everyday life with people of all ages spending hours listening to it and millions spent consuming it. A vibrant music culture contributes to the broader creative capabilities of cities. Join artist collective/music label Syndicate and friends as they investigate music evolution, its impact and the role it serves in the design of a city.

Moderator: Zul Andra (Deep Fried Future)
Cherry Chan (Artist & Co-founder, Syndicate.SG)
Nic Shields (Executive Music Director, Mediacorp Pte Ltd)
Vincent Tan (Architectural Designer & Musician, Zarch Collaboratives)
Indran Paramasivam (Music Journalist, Bandwagon)
Rachelle Su (Independent architect-urban planner)

3:10 pm - 3:35 pm


3:20 pm - 3:40 pm

Keynote: Tech & Society: Building Today’s Healthcare System From ScratchADVENT STAGE

Speaker: Dr. Silvia Pfeiffer, CEO at Coviu, Book Author & Developer Expert

3:35 pm - 3:50 pm

Navigating Change Through Sustainability ReportingBEYOND STAGE

Speaker: Cherine Fok, Director, Sustainability Services, KPMG

3:50 pm - 4:30 pm

Panel Discussion: Sustaining the Human Race through Innovative TechnologyBEYOND STAGE

Speaker: Jonathan Hung, President, Singapore Space and Technology Association
Speaker: Marc Seitz, Co-Founder & CTO, Hackerbay
Speaker: Neo Kah Yean, Senior Vice President, Commercial Division, Biomedical Sciences, A*STAR ETPL

Moderator: Jacquelyn Cheok, Tech & Startups Correspondent, The Business Times

3:50 pm - 4:50 pm

Keynote + Brainstorm: #5 Hunting for Conservation Technology.DISRUPT STAGE

Speaker: Nadya Hutagalung

UN Environment Ambassador Nadya Hutagalung shares her ongoing work with the Asian Elephants and her hunt for technology that can take conservation science to the next level. The Concave Invitational is a by-invitation segment to address alarming concerns on social impact, allowing for an opportunity to open a wider dialogue and match potential technology partners with the keynote topic.

4:00 pm - 4:20 pm

Keynote: Surprise Speaker: Winner of She Loves Tech Global Startup CompetitionADVENT STAGE

To be announced on 15th September, 2018

4:20 pm - 4:40 pm

Fireside Chat: Founders & Technology Builders: China / ASEAN Fireside ChatADVENT STAGE

4:30 pm - 5:15 pm

Closing Panel: Biting the Bullet - Implementing a Circular Economy in AsiaBEYOND STAGE

Speakers: Agnès Hugot, Co-Founder, Fast Track Trade
Speakers: Wynn Wijaya, CEO, Weston Energy
Speakers: Joelle Chen, Regional Head, Asia Pacific, World Green Building Council

Moderated: Sylvie Louisfert, Co-Founder & President, Women in Energy, Asia

4:35 pm - 5:05 pm

Keynote: Demystifying Scaling with Speed in IndiaCHALLENGE STAGE

Speaker: Prasad Vanga, Founder and CEO, Anthill Ventures

4:40 pm - 5:00 pm

Closing RemarksADVENT STAGE

4:50 pm - 5:00 pm

Closing Remarks: DISRUPT STAGE

Emcee Outro. It's a WRAP!

5:00 pm - 5:20 pm


* Details to be announced soon

5:05 pm - 5:10 pm


Speaker: Peter Ong, Chairman, Enterprise Singapore

5:10 pm - 5:40 pm

Announcement of Winners and Award CeremonyCHALLENGE STAGE

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


6:30 pm - 9:00 pm


Everyone is invited to the Closing Party of SWITCH happening at the Advent Stage!

Drinks and canapes will be served*

*while supplies last

9:30 am - 9:35 am

General Electric Digital Industrial Predix Hackathon 2018 Grand Finals Demostration DayOffsite: GE Digital

Welcome and Opening

Location : General Electric Office @ Level 9 The Metropolis Tower 2, 11 North Bunona Vista Drive , Singapore 138589

About the Event : General Electric Singapore and FocusTech Ventures are proud to co-organise this event and launched on 18th June 2018 , the Hackathon features three industrial use cases related to the Energy , Renewables and Healthcare industries. These cases present unique opportunities for innovators to work on million dollar industrial assets and service operations and undergo training led by GE Digital instructors from GE Digital San Ramon California.

9:35 am - 9:50 am

GE TodayOffsite: GE Digital

Speaker: Mr Lai Yeow Hin - Market Director, Global Growth Organisation Singapore

9:50 am - 10:00 am

Power of GE Digital , Hackathon Challenge Overview and Finalist Introduction - GE Digital Hub TeamOffsite: GE Digital

10:00 am - 10:20 am

(1) Energy - Electrification Challenge DemoOffsite: GE Digital

Two Finalists, 10 mins each

10:20 am - 10:40 am

(2) Healthcare - Predictive Service Challenge DemoOffsite: GE Digital

Two Finalists, 10 mins each

10:40 am - 11:00 am

(3) Renewables - Turbine Challenge DemostrationOffsite: GE Digital

11:00 am - 11:15 am

Partnering with GE Accelerator Program FirechatOffsite: GE Digital

Hear how two Singapore Startups partnered and benefitted from GE Accelerator Program.

11:15 am - 11:25 am

Winner Announcement and Awards PresentationOffsite: GE Digital

11:25 am - 11:30 am

Closing and Thank YouOffsite: GE Digital

11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Buffet Light Lunch Provided at GE OfficeOffsite: GE Digital

As of 16 September 2018.


DAY 1: 17 SEP



DAY 2: 18 SEP



DAY 3: 19 SEP