Breakthrough to impact

The Summit presents a carefully curated analysis of cutting-edge technologies and then dives deeper to distill the impact for decision-makers. Participants will discover how the latest developments in AI, cloud, 5G, blockchain, quantum computing, and others are unlocking next-wave commercial opportunities.

The second annual MIT Technology Review Leadership Summit will be held at the iconic Raffles Singapore.

Raffles Hotel
1 Beach Road
Singapore 189673

The mission of MIT Technology Review is to equip its audiences with the intelligence to understand a world shaped by technology.

November 1, 2019
Singapore

Global leaders in academia and industry team up to examine and discuss the exponential technologies impacting today’s business executives.

Why attend?

Our second annual global event brings together a distinguished roster of leaders in business and technology for a focused analysis of the latest innovations and clear, actionable insights for your business. As a participant at this executive summit, you will be privy to expert-driven discussions, take part in deep-dive learning sessions, and experience live demonstrations unique to IBM and MIT Technology Review.

  • Access immersive content through the expert lens of MIT Technology Review, the authority on emerging technologies and their impact.
  • Discover implementation strategies and discuss how to harness the power of these innovations for your organization.
  • Network with executive-level peers across a variety of industries to understand common challenges and solutions.

The Summit is an exclusive, invitation-only event designed to help technology and business executives, like you, drive strategic value and foster long-term competitive advantage. 

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About MIT Technology Review events

MIT Technology Review’s live events bring our award-winning journalism to life for audiences around the globe. Backed by the world’s foremost technology institute, our events go beyond technical explanations of the latest innovations to help our audience explore innovative ways technology can improve their lives and businesses. The second annual Leadership Summit, hosted in partnership with IBM, presents a curated analysis of cutting-edge technologies and offers implementation strategies for maximum business impact.

Learn more about the inaugural event in Paris, France

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Agenda

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AI

Cloud

5G

Quantum computing

Blockchain

This event is now at capacity. We will be posting videos of all mainstage sessions in the coming weeks. Please check back regularly.

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Speakers

Global leaders in academia and industry team up to discover and discuss exponential technologies for today's business leaders.

Michael Beck

Global Head of Threat Analysis, Darktrace

Elizabeth Bramson-Boudreau

CEO and Publisher, MIT Technology Review

Cansu Canca

Founder, Director, AI Ethics Lab

David Cox

IBM Director, MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab

Mia de Kuijper

Senior Vice President and Strategy Advisor at Salesforce, and Executive-in-Residence at Harvard Innovation Lab

Nigel Dobson

Chairman, Lygon and Banking Services Business Domain Lead, ANZ

Eugene Fitzgerald

CEO and Director, Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology

Cheryl Hung

Director of Ecosystem, Cloud Native Computing Foundation, Linux Foundation

Leo Kärkkäinen

Fellow, Nokia Bell Labs; Member of High-Level Expert Group on AI, European Commission

Axel Karlsson

Senior Partner, McKinsey and Company

Shonali Krishnaswamy

CTO, AIDA Technologies and Professor, Swinburne University of Technology

Steve Leonard

Founding CEO, SGInnovate

Alan Lim

Asia Pacific Practice Leader, IBM Blockchain Labs

Alexander Ling

Associate Professor, National University of Singapore and Principal Investigator, Centre for Quantum Technologies

Deon Newman

VP Strategy, IBM AP

Loredana Padurean

Associate Dean and Faculty Director for Action Learning at Asia School of Business, MIT Sloan, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Prashant Pradhan

Vice President and CTO, Asia Pacific IBM

Janil Puthucheary

Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Communications and Information and Ministry of Transport, Singapore

Abhik Roychoudhury

Professor, School of Computing, National University of Singapore and Director, Cybersecurity Consortium

Laurent Sauveur

Chief of External Relations, UN Human Rights

Roland Turner

Chief Privacy Officer, TrustSphere; Organizer, FOSSASIA

9:00

Welcome and Opening

Research-to-market initiatives and their business impact

Elizabeth Bramson-Boudreau, CEO and Publisher, MIT Technology Review

9:05

Foreseeing Future Technology and Market Demands in the AP Region

Emerging technologies, such as enhanced computer processing capabilities, 5G, Artificial Intelligence, machine learning, and new platform applications, while still in early-stage adoption in the region, hold the promise of ensuring competitive advantage.

Deon Newman, VP Strategy, IBM AP
Axel Karlsson, Senior Partner, McKinsey and Company

9:30

Toward a Smart Nation: Challenges and Opportunities

How is progress toward realizing smart city initiatives to be measured? What are the important challenges Singapore faces in achieving this goal? Where does policy fit into enabling innovation?

Janil Puthucheary, Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Communications and Information and Ministry of Transport, Singapore

9:45

Empowering Human Creativity with AI

Imagine a world where AI develops its own sense of creativity, and humans and computers come together in harmony to build a smarter and more creative world.

Moderator: Leo Kärkkäinen, Fellow, Nokia Bell Labs; Member of High-Level Expert Group on AI, European Commission
David Cox, IBM Director, MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab

10:30

Break and networking

11:00

Tech Spotlight: From Bits to Qubits: Security in the Quantum Era

Classical computers are amazing, but there are some hard problems that they cannot solve. We'll examine the opportunities in the quantum era that are beyond the reach of any conventional supercomputer.

Alexander Ling, Associate Professor, National University of Singapore and Principal Investigator, Centre for Quantum Technologies

11:20

Resolving the Duality Between Securing AI and Using AI for Security

See how to leverage AI, machine learning, and deep learning; and understand how to augment human security to bolster defense.

Moderator: Alexander Ling, Associate Professor, National University of Singapore and Principal Investigator, Centre for Quantum Technologies
Abhik Roychoudhury, Professor, School of Computing, National University of Singapore, Director Cybersecurity Consortium
Michael Beck, Global Head of Threat Analysis, Darktrace

12:00

The Power of Harnessing Systems

The acceleration of technological innovations such as big data, cloud, blockchain, and AI continue to demand unprecedented scale and complexity made possible only through advancements in distributed systems and the parallel development.

Moderator: Roland Turner, Chief Privacy Officer, TrustSphere; Organizer, FOSSASIA
Cheryl Hung, Director of Ecosystem, Cloud Native Computing Foundation (Linux Foundation)
Prashant Pradhan, Vice President and CTO, Asia Pacific IBM

12:40

Lunch and Expert-led Table Discussions (AI Design, Security, Quantum, AI Ethics, Cloud)

14:00

Concurrent breakout sessions

Tech for Good

Moderator: David Cox, IBM Director, MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab

14:00

A Practical Guide to Integrating AI Ethics from Design to Deployment
This session introduces a proven model where ethics complements and enhances R&D through solution deployment and management.

Cansu Canca, Founder and Director, AI Ethics Lab

14:45

The Power of Technology for Human Rights
It is one of the great challenges of our time: to ensure that technology advances comply with the international human rights framework established decades ago.

Laurent Sauveur, Chief of External Relations, UN Human Rights

Exponential Tech

Moderator: Eugene Fitzgerald, CEO and Director, Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology

14:00

Preparing for 5G and Why it Matters
Compared to earlier generations of IP-based wireless systems, 5G bandwidth is larger, the latency smaller, the reliability better. Understand the challenges to keep systems trustworthy, as well as the opportunity ahead.

Leo Kärkkäinen, Fellow, Nokia Bell Labs, Member of High-Level Expert Group on AI, European Commission

14:45

Scaling Data and AI
What are the right questions to ask to capture the benefits of applied AI for your organization? How can AI be scaled across stakeholder, industry, and geographic lines to optimize the best use case scenarios?

Shonali Krishnaswamy, CTO, AIDA Technologies and Professor, Swinburne University of Technology

15:20

Break and networking

15:45

Tech Spotlight: Transforming Customer Pain Points through a Distributed Ledger Process (DLT)

This session addresses a common pain point that was resolved through proof-of-concept solutions, leveraging an open source framework to power the platform.

Moderator: Alan Lim, Asia Pacific Practice Leader, IBM Blockchain Labs
Nigel Dobson, Chairman, Lygon and Banking Services Business Domain Lead, ANZ

16:25

Closing Keynote: Growth Strategies in the Age of Automation and AI in the Workplace

Accelerated connectivity, enhanced computing power, shop-floor innovations, automated decision support tools, and new talent models continue to disrupt business as usual, driving advances and creating the augmented workforce. Is the progress in AI and automation creating opportunities for businesses, the economy, and society?

Moderator: Steve Leonard, CEO, SGInnovate
Mia de Kuijper, Senior Vice President and Strategy Advisor at Salesforce, and Executive-in-Residence at Harvard Innovation Lab
Loredana Padurean, Associate Dean and Faculty Director for Action Learning at Asia School of Business, MIT Sloan, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

17:05

Closing Remarks

Elizabeth Bramson-Boudreau, CEO and Publisher, MIT Technology Review