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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Cloud

5G

Quantum computing

Blockchain

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Speakers

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

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

Nicole Eagan

CEO, Darktrace

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

Ayesha Khanna

Co-founder and CEO,
ADDO AI

Steve Leonard

Founding CEO, InnovateSG

Alexander Ling

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

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

Abhik Roychoudhury

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

Laurent Sauveur

Chief of External Relations, UN Human Rights

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

A forward look at the impact, market penetration, and investment priorities of advanced technologies

Axel Karlsson, Senior Partner, McKinsey and Company

9:30

Toward a Smart Nation: Challenges and Opportunities

Real-life examples of Smart Nation in action: AI, automation, blockchain, and sensor technologies solving real problems

Moderator: Steve Leonard, CEO, SGInnovate
Janil Puthucheary, Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Communications and Information and Ministry of Transport

9:45

Building Artificial Brains at the Intersection of Neuroscience and Tech

Examining the most significant developments in AI research today that are poised to define the next wave of capabilities

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

Fueling the next-generation of computer power

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

Leveraging deep learning to augment human security to bolster defense

Abhik Roychoudhury, Professor, School of Computing, National University of Singapore, Director Cybersecurity Consortium
Nicole Eagan, CEO, Darktrace

12:00

The Power of Harnessing Systems

Pushing the boundaries of what’s possible with mission-critical systems

Cheryl Hung, Director of Ecosystem, Cloud Native Computing Foundation (Linux Foundation)
Prashant Pradhan, Vice President and CTO, Asia Pacific IBM

12:40

Lunch and Roundtable 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
Automating with empathy and inclusion

Cansu Canca, Founder and Director, AI Ethics Lab

14:40

The New Imperative: Leveraging the Power of Technology for Human Rights
Leveraging the power of technology for human rights

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
A convergence of technologies enabling new business models and the cross-industry impacts and challenges

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

14:40

AI: Scaling Data and AI
Realizing the full value potential of AI applications beyond isolated use cases towards an operational transformation

Ayesha Khanna, Founder and CEO, ADDO AI

15:10

Break and networking

15:35

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

Combining the distributed ledger with other technologies, such as artificial intelligence to cuts costs and deliver traceable assets

Nigel Dobson, Chairman, Lygon and Banking Services Business Domain Lead, ANZ

16:15

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

While breakthrough technologies have proven a sustaining impact and a competitive necessity, the path requires a blueprint for the business to succeed

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

16:55

Closing Remarks

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