Programme

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Welcome Dinner

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Welcome Address

Speakers

Lim Chow Kiat
Chief Executive Officer | GIC

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Asia’s Challenges & Prospects for the Next Decade

Speakers

Mingjian Bi
Chief Executive Officer & Chairman of Management Committee | CICC
Bob Prince
Co-Chief Investment Officer | Bridgewater Associates
Leslie Teo
Chief Economist & Director, Economics & Investment Strategy | GIC
Weijian Shan
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer | PAG
Dr Jeffrey Jaensubhakij
Group Chief Investment Officer | GIC

Asia is facing many headwinds amidst China’s lower for longer growth, rising de-globalisation & populism pressures and the disruptive impact of new technologies on jobs. How will the Asian markets, given their different stages of economic development, manage these challenges? What are the risks & opportunities in the next decade?

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Succeeding in a Digital Disruptive World

Speaker

Vikram S Pandit
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer | The Orogen Group

The unprecedented pace of technological change in the last 10 years has been one of the largest area of concern & opportunity for all businesses. The falling cost & accessibility of technology have significantly lowered barriers to innovation. “Disruptors” are reshaping the competitive landscape by targeting existing inefficiencies, creating scalable platforms & challenging legacy business models & mindsets. How should businesses respond to stay ahead in an environment where disruption is the new norm?

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Artificial Intelligence for Traditional Industries

Speakers

Jean-Francois Gagné
Chief Executive Officer | Element AI
Matt Ocko
Managing Partner | DCVC
Jeremy Kranz
Co-Head, Technology Investment Group | GIC

This session will explore how AI can improve or even disrupt enterprise capabilities across many industries. Element AI is pioneering an AI-first world by turning the world’s most important AI research into transformative business applications. Co-founded by established entrepreneur Jean-François Gagné and leading AI researcher Yoshua Bengio, Element AI seeks to help bridge the AI needs of traditional businesses via strategic road mapping & ready-to-deploy applications of transfer learning solutions via their AI as a Service (AIaaS) platform. Matt Ocko is the founding partner of Data Collective Venture Capital (DCVC), an early stage venture fund, based in silicon valley. DCVC invests in start-ups that leverage AI & other forms of advanced analytics.

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Building a Connected World

Speakers

Chew Shou Zi
Chief Financial Officer | Xiaomi
Jeremy Kranz
Co-Head, Technology Investment Group | GIC

Aside from being one of the world’s leading smartphone makers, Xiaomi has been building its Mi Ecosystem IoT platform, which is now one of the largest ‘smart’ hardware platform globally with over 60 million ‘connected’ home devices (eg. televisions, air/water purifiers, security cameras, rice cookers, vacuum cleaners, sensors etc). We will explore how Xiaomi is carrying out this strategy & what’s next for them in the IoT world.

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A Long-Term Future in an Uncertain World

Speakers

Lim Chow Kiat
Chief Executive Officer | GIC
Dr Yu (Ben) Meng
Deputy Chief Investment Officer | SAFE Investment Center
David Neal
Chief Executive Officer | Future Fund
Mark Wiseman
Global Head of Active Equities & Chairman of Alternatives | BlackRock
Sarah Williamson
Chief Executive Officer | FCLTGlobal

We are in unprecedented times with very low interest rates and high asset valuations in many key markets globally. In view of increasing global political, economic and social tensions, this fragile environment can be unwound quickly, leaving investors and businesses vulnerable. For our closing panel, we will have four major global long-term capital providers share on how they are preparing their businesses in this highly uncertain and unpredictable world?

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Closing Address

Speaker

Dr Jeffrey Jaensubhakij
Group Chief Investment Officer | GIC