Exclusive entry to ConnecTechAsia Summit’s Opening Plenary

Pre-register for your free exhibition pass and get exclusive access to the ConnecTechAsia Summit’s Morning Plenary on 26 June (Tuesday). Hear directly from leading companies such as Alibaba Cloud International, Netflix, Singtel, BBC, Eutelsat, Mediacorp and Google Cloud as they discuss and deliberate the trends and challenges of digital transformation and its impact on the ecosystem.

Limited complimentary seats available. Pre-register now to reserve your seat!

CONNECTECHASIA SUMMIT OPENING CEREMONY
DAY 1 – TUESDAY, 26 JUNE 2018
Location: Orchid Ballroom – Level 4, Marina Bay Sands
(Open to all Conference Delegates, Visitors, and Exhibitors)
8.00am Registration
8.55am Guest to be seated for Opening Ceremony Session
9.00am Arrival of Guest-of-Honour (GoH)
9.05am Welcome Remarks
M Gandhi, Group Managing Director (ASEAN Business) and Vice President, UBM Asia
9.10am Opening Address by Guest of Honour (GoH)
S. Iswaran, Minister for Communications and Information (MCI)
DIGITAL BUSINESS TRANSFORMATION
9.20am Chairman’s Remarks
9.30am

Opening Keynote: Transforming Finance and Retail Industry with Advanced Cloud Technology
The emergence of new retail and finance trends will reshape the industries. Enterprises need to embrace new trends by looking at ways to restructure and digitise the business to better suit the smart era- an era powered by cloud computing, big data and the internet of things.

Dr. Derek Wang, Chief Cloud Architect, Alibaba

10.00am

Keynote Presentation: The Age of AI in Accelerating Business Transformation
Customer expectations for fast, seamless, and delightful experiences are higher than ever. With over a decade of mobile innovations, and the recent emergence of machine learning platforms, we now have the power to understand a customer’s context in real time, gather personal preferences, and even predict future behaviour. As a result, businesses have the opportunity to re-imagine their business models through the lens of digital possibilities. Rick Harshman, Managing Director for Asia Pacific for Google Cloud shares what leaders should do to take advantage of these transformational technologies and help their companies win in the digital era.

Richard Harshman, Managing Director – Asia Pacific, Google Cloud

10.30am

CXO Panel: Reshaping Next-Gen Business Models and Ecosystem of Tomorrow with Digital Transformation
Many industries are jumping onto the bandwagon of digital disruption by harnessing new technologies, innovative capabilities, to accelerate and improve businesses. The continuing digital business evolution is aimed at bridging both physical and digital worlds seamlessly. In this session, the chief experts will discuss and share insights on how they are spearheading their organisation through this transformational journey.

Panellists:
Bill Chang, Chief Executive Officer – Group Enterprise, Singtel
Dr. Derek Wang, Chief Cloud Architect, Alibaba Cloud International
Parminder Singh, Chief Commercial and Digital Officer, Mediacorp
Jean-Francois Fenech, Chief Executive Officer, Eutelsat Asia
Jerry Chung, Vice President – APAC Sales, CDNetworks

Moderator: Shad Hashmi, VP, Digital Development – Global Markets & Operations (Asia), BBC

11.15am Fireside Chat: Digital Globalisation Footprint with Netflix
In January 2016, Netflix launched in 130 countries, including most of Asia, all at once and all on one day. Today, the company is in 190 countries with more than 125 million members globally. This fireside chat with Tony Zameczkowski, VP of Business Development Asia at Netflix, and Vivek Couto, Executive Director of Media Partners Asia, will explore how Netflix leverages advancements in internet entertainment technologies to innovate and transform itself from a US-only DVD-by-mail company, to streaming video worldwide, and now producing its own global content. The session will also discuss industry trends, and where Netflix is headed next.

Tony Zameczkowski, Vice President – Business Development Asia, Netflix

Moderator: Vivek Couto, Executive Director, Media Partners Asia

11.45am

Wrap Up Presentation: IIoT in Action: Learning from Real World Case Studies
In 20 minutes, this session will share the journey of how companies like CIMC, Scania, Xylem, Hitachi Construction Equipment and Husqvarna are transforming to meet the reality and demands of today. The theme is “From Product to Product-as-a-Service” where we share how these companies are transforming as well as best in class practices being deployed from nearly 10 years in the industry.

Seth Ryding, Vice President of Asia & Pacific, Telenor Connexion

12.05pm Exhibition Viewing
*(BroadcastMedia track attendees proceed to Suntec Singapore for Track Conference after lunch)
Exhibitor
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