Annual ICT Panel - Artificial Intelligence: A Need or an Option?
Goh Lih Shiun, Country Lead, Public Policy & Government Affairs, Google Southeast Asia; Darren Hubert, Chief Technology Officer, Microsoft Services Asia Pacific; Dileep Rangan, Programme Director, IBM Watson CoC and Delivery; and Moderator Ajay Mohan, Head of Marketing - Asia Pacific & Japan, Intel Technology Asia Pte Ltd
Venue : The Fullerton Hotel, Ballroom II (Lower Lobby), 1 Fullerton Square, Singapore 049178
Date : September 20, 2017
Time : 11:45 AM - 1:30 PM
Price : $35.00
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Postponed (New date will be advised)Artificial
intelligence (AI) is changing the face of business. It is no longer a
futuristic concept and its impact is real. AI is a field that has a long
history but is still actively growing and evolving. Since the rise of modern
computing technology, scientists and innovators have been developing a computer
that thinks like a human. With the goal of making human thought and
decision-making a mechanical process, algorithms and networks have grown to
form the basis of what is now known as AI.
we know about AI and its true capabilities?
is involved in a huge variety of areas, from general tasks such as perception
and logical reasoning; to performing specific tasks such as playing chess,
proving mathematical theorems, and diagnosing diseases. It has also been
implemented in different industries by leading organizations from finance, law,
healthcare, education, and many more.
can’t help but wonder:
Who are the key players in the field of AI?
Do the same rules apply to AI as it does to mankind?
Has AI transformed from an option to embrace to a necessity to have?
Will the statement “Trust isn’t given, it’s earned.” ever apply to AI?
this session, the experts of the industry will be highlighting and discussing
the key and controversial topics in the aspect of AI.
About the Panelists
Goh Lih Shiun
Country Lead, Public Policy & Government Affairs
Google Southeast Asia
Shiun is Google’s country lead for public policy and government affairs in
Southeast Asia. He leads the company’s
relations with the governments in the region and works on projects to advance
the positive and enabling role that technology can have on the economy and
society. He is also passionate about
innovation and collaborates with the local industry and nonprofit sectors to
develop projects to grow the capabilities of local entrepreneurs and
Shiun’s key interest lies in the area where new technologies and business
models interact with existing regulation, and examining how regulation should
corresponding evolve to promote economic and social development.
Chief Technology Officer
Microsoft Services Asia Pacific
Hubert is Chief Technology Officer of Microsoft Services APAC, based in
Singapore. In his role, Darren works
alongside Microsoft customers and partners to help envision and drive positive
business outcomes that leverage Microsoft technologies and cloud services. Prior to joining the APAC team, Darren served
as Lead Architect for Microsoft’s business solutions division in the US. He has spent the majority of his career
working with a variety of Enterprises across numerous industries and as they
planned and implemented critical systems based on Microsoft platforms and
solutions. Darren is a frequent speaker
at various conferences and industry events where he often recounts his
exploits, pitfalls, and musings deploying Enterprise solutions. On a personal note, for a big man he has
surprisingly good moves on the dance floor at weddings.
IBM Watson CoC and Delivery
Rangan leads the implementation of Watson solutions in ASEAN, Korea and Japan.
He has been with IBM since 1997 and has been with IBM Watson since Dec 2015.
Prior to joining Watson he lead a complex business transformation procurement
services account for a global FMCG, responsible for Asia, Africa and the
Middle-East. He has lead procurement
teams in Canada, Thailand, India and Singapore directly supporting growth in
services business lines and driving value through 3rd party relationships.
Dileep started his career in law with his own practice and started in IBM
providing legal support for procurement in matters in Canada and for global
software procurement teams. Dileep has
been based in Singapore since 2005.
About the Moderator
Head of Marketing - Asia
Pacific & Japan
Intel Technology Asia Pte
is currently the Head of Marketing for APJ. He has been acting in this capacity
since June 2016. Ajay has over 18 years of experience, with over 12 years of
domain expertise in Information Technology. Besides Information Technology,
Ajay has also worked in other industries such as OTC Pharmaceuticals
(Cosmetics), FMCG and Advertising.
has successfully led teams comprising people from multiple nationalities &
backgrounds, in Asia, Europe and Africa. Having worked and lived in India,
Singapore and Germany he is fairly conversant with business practices across
to his current role, he was the Principal at Enfactum, a strategic marketing
consultancy, and the Vice President of Marketing at Hewlett- Packard APJ, among
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