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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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.

Do we know about AI and its true capabilities?

AI 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.

We 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?

In 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

Lih 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 creators.

Lih 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.

Darren Hubert
Chief Technology Officer
Microsoft Services Asia Pacific

Darren 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.

Dileep Rangan
Programme Director
IBM Watson CoC and Delivery

Dileep 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

Ajay Mohan
Head of Marketing - Asia Pacific & Japan
Intel Technology Asia Pte Ltd

Ajay 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.

Ajay 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 these regions.

Prior 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 others.

Corporate tables are available at $325 for 10 seats.  Please email Aisyah at to reserve a table. 

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