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Explore the technology trends of tomorrow and it’s potential to change the world at Futurist Summit. Hear from foremost experts as they divulge their views on the future landscape of technology and innovation

Key themes and topics covered

Becoming a Catalyst for a Better Future
Smart Home – Changing the Way We Live
The Future of Transport – Science Fiction or Reality?
AI & the Singularity - Are We Ready for What's Coming?
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Agenda - 4th October 2017

11:00 Curiosity – the Future of Social Analytics in a Digital Age

Rod Strother, VP, Digital Experience, StarHub


11:30 Panel Discussion: Becoming a Catalyst for a Better Future

MODERATOR: Sam Acosta, Global Lead, Asia, World Future Society

Charlie Ang, Founding President, The Innovators Institute & Ambassador, SingularityU Singapore

Navonil Roy, Managing Partner, Blue Sky Thinking

Adit Rahim, Founder, Pay It Forward Kuala Lumpur

Marques Menon, Co-Founder & Managing Principal, Nation Building School


12:00 The Future of Mobility

  • Inflight connectivity 
  • Maritime communication

Taksin Upalagama, Marketing Director, Value Added Services, Thaicom

12:30 NanoTech, 3DTech and Bots – The Next Big Technologies

  • Driving the exponential advancement of technology
  • Complimenting AI and Robotics
  • Realising the potential of the biotech industry using these technologies

Sam Acosta, Digital Strategist, Futurist

13:00 Lunch & Networking Break

14:00 Cybersecurity – a War on Ransomware

14:30 AI & the Singularity - Are We Ready for What's Coming?

Marques Menon, Co-Founder & Managing Principal, Nation Building School

15:00 Creating Viable Business Models for Futuristic Technologies -  Eating the Pie in the Sky

  • Converting lab technologies and top-down market sizes into tangible businesses that are cash generating  
  • By evaluating trajectories for specific technology, sizing potential ground-up, identifying unstated consumer needs, concept selling, speed and scale and pivoting rapidly

Navonil Roy, Managing Partner, Blue Sky Thinking

15:30 The Future of Education

  • Addressing an Aging Population
  • Tackling Youth Employment
  • Formal education vs apprenticeship/craftsman training
  • Passive retirement - engaging experienced pensioners in training and preparing future managers and leaders
  • Empathetical reharmonization for the leaders of tomorrow

Adit Rahim, Founder, Pay It Forward Kuala Lumpur

16:00 End of Show