Speakers

Annabelle Kwok
Founder and CEO, NeuralBay

Annabelle is the founder of NeuralBay, an Artificial Intelligence company, that specialises in vision analytics. She focuses on detection and recognition software related to humans, objects and ...
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Natalie Black
Her Majesty's Trade Commissioner for Asia Pacific, UK Department for International Trade

Natalie Black is Her Majesty’s Trade Commissioner (HMTC) for Asia Pacific, covering North-East Asia, South-East Asia and Australasia.

Previously, Natalie was the Deputy Head of the Numbe...
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Mark Field
Minister for Asia and the Pacific, Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Mark Field was appointed Minister of State for Asia and the Pacific at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office on 13 June 2017. Mark also took interim responsibilities for the Middle East and North ...
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Kasititorn Pooparadai
Senior Executive Vice President and CSO, Digital Economy Promotion Agency, Thailand Ministry of Digital Economy and Society

Kasititorn Pooparadai had Ph.D.in Science and Technology Policy Studies from Policy Research in Engineering, Science and Technology (PREST), University of Manchester, UK, in 1999. She spent ne...
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Mark Purdy
Accenture’s Group Chief Economist and Managing Director at Accenture Research

Mark Purdy is Accenture’s Group Chief Economist and Managing Director at Accenture Research. His research examines issues at the intersection of economics, technology and business. He has publis...
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Professor Birgitte Andersen
CEO Big Innovation Centre

Professor Birgitte Andersen (PhD Economics) is CEO of Big Innovation Centre, a London based think-tank and innovation hub that promotes open innovation and develop best-practice prototypes via c...
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Isabel Dedring
Global Transport Leader, Arup

Isabel Dedring is the Global Transport Leader at Arup where she is responsible for driving the development of the firm’s business across the transport sector. Isabel joined Arup in March 2016 fr...
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Kiren Kumar
Assistant Managing Director of the Singapore Economic Development Board

Mr Kiren Kumar is the Assistant Managing Director of the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB). He currently oversees the growth of the technology sector and heads up the Digital Industry S...
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James Kynge
Global China Editor at the Financial Times

James Kynge is global China editor, based in Hong Kong. He also edits the FT's Asia tech newsletter, Tech Scroll Asia.

He won the 2016 Wincott Foundation award for Financial Journalist o...
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Dr Gang Lu
Founder and CEO, Technode

Dr. Gang LU is the founder and CEO of TechNode, making him one of China’s most recognised influencers in the global technology sector. What started as Dr. Lu’s personal tech blog has become a hi...
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Jim Duffy
CEO of Tracr

Jim Duffy has over 20 years’ experience in the digital technology sector, helping businesses use emerging technologies to solve problems and drive sustainable growth. Jim believes that AI/Machin...
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Prajit Nanu
Co-Founder and CEO, InstaReM

Prajit Nanu is the co-founder and CEO of Singapore-headquartered InstaReM, the only digital cross-border payments company from Asia-Pacific with presence in North America and Europe. Prajit is r...
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Jason Ho
Founder, Forte

Mr. Ho Kin Tong Jason was born and raised in Hong Kong, and graduated from the University of Southern California with bachelor’s degree in Business and master’s degree in Construction Management...
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Swarna Ramanathan
Associate Partner, McKinsey

Swarna has deep expertise in product development, working in McKinsey’s Operations and Automotive & Assembly Practices. Her focus is on our global work on the future of mobility, which looks at ...
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Armand Widjaja
Managing Director of Central Capital Ventura

Armand Widjaja is the Managing Director of Central Capital Ventura (CCV), a financial investment arm of Bank Central Asia, and the CEO of ALTO Network (ALTO), a leading interbank switch in Indon...
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Prem Barthasarathy
Managing Partner at Pontaq

Prem is the Managing Partner of Pontaq, a VC fund domiciled in the UK. Prem set up the first UK India Innovation Fund in history , in 2015, to cross pollinate tech transfer between UK and India ...
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Ioan Peters
Associate Managing Director, Cyber Risk, Kroll

Ioan Peters is an Associate Managing Director in the Cyber Risk practice of Kroll, a division of Duff & Phelps, based in the London office. Ioan has nearly 20 years of experience leading transfo...
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Xuan Jin
Lead Solutions Architect, Alibaba Cloud Europe

Xuan Jin is an experienced software engineer, solution architect and technology evangelist. After graduation from Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, he received MSc in Electroni...
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Nick Blackwell
Transformational Pursuits Director for BAE Systems Applied Intelligence

By way of background, I am the Transformational Pursuits Director for BAE Systems Applied Intelligence; responsible for leading large-scale strategic international cyber campaigns. Applied Inte...
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Paul Dupont
Vice President of Sales, Pointr

Paul is the VP of Technical Sales at Pointr. He leads technical discussions with key accounts globally to ensure the smooth deployment of the Pointr Deep Location platform at client sites. Durin...
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Bo Ji
Assistant Dean of Global Executive Education and Chief Representative for Europe of Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business

Bo Ji is an inspiring TEDx speaker, a China expert and an advocate of EU-China trade.

Bo is currently the Assistant Dean of Global Executive Education & Chief Representative for Europe...
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Daniel Widdicombe
Head of Investment Banking, China Construction Bank (London) Limited

Daniel has worked at China Construction Bank (“CCB”) in London since 2009, building the institutional client platform in the UK and Europe. He has worked on numerous ground-breaking transactions...
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Stephen Milton
Head of Growth, Mobike

Steve Milton is head of growth for Mobike in Europe. Steve joined Mobike in 2017 is responsible for marketing, business development and strategic partnerships across Europe. He is also responsib...
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Ria Thomas
Partner & Global Co-Lead for Cybersecurity

In addition to co-leading Brunswick’s global cyber offer, Ria is the lead on cyber for the United Kingdom and Europe. She has deep expertise in private and public sector cybersecurity strategie...
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Peter Tensen
General Manager of Globaltech IP

Peter Tensen is an entrepreneurial leader with over 25 years of global experience across a range of sectors including software, cleantech, telecoms, financial, and healthcare. Peter started his...
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Robert Hamilton
Director of Utilities and Infrastructure, Power Sonic Corporation

Robert is Director of Utilities and Infrastructure for Power Sonic Corporation. An International company with a Group turnover in excess of £120M in the power and battery sector of the group.Read full bio >

Reuben Dass
Assistant Manager, KPMG Mobility 2030

Reuben helped start KPMG’s Mobility 2030 team in 2016 and has 5 years of experience helping multi-national organisations deal with the impact of electrification, autonomy and mobility as a servi...
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Stuart Bedford
Corporate Partner, Linklaters

Stuart is the Global Co-Head of the Linklaters Technology Sector. Having worked as both a Tech consultant and a Tech lawyer, he now acts for private equity/VC clients investing in Tech companies...
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Dr Fang
Director of Bureau of Science and Technology Innovation, Nanjing Municipal Jiangbei New Area Administrative Committee

At the Bureau of Science and Technology Dr Fang leads teams that initiate innovation policies, build an international exchange platform to facilitate technology innovation and entrepreneurship, ...
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Michael Lawrence
CEO, Asia House

Michael Lawrence is the Chief Executive of Asia House, the centre of expertise on Asia. He leads the Asia House team in delivering market intelligence and thought leadership to some of the world...
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Charlie Humphreys
Director of Corporate Affairs, Asia House

Charlie Humphreys is the Director of Corporate Affairs at Asia House. He started his professional career in finance and investments‚ managing portfolios for investors from Japan‚ Switzerland an...
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Nancy Xu
Chief Executive Officer, ABP London

Nancy Xu is the Vice-Chairperson of ABP China and Chief Executive of ABP London. At Group level she works with other Board members to determine strategies for the group and formulate policies an...
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