skbi-bfi conference on
"smart nation, silicon valley
connectivity inclusion "
17 November 2015
Bechtel Conference Center, Stanford, California, United States
Presented by the Sim Kee Boon Institute for Financial Economics and
Business Families institute, Singapore Management University
In November 2014, Singapore’s Prime Minister announced a wide range of initiatives (including aging, mobility and data sharing) to transform Singapore into a Smart Nation. The aim is to harness technology to make lives more convenient; improving connectedness within the country. Smart technology can also expand Singapore business into the region especially the ASEAN countries.
Our conference aims to create a forum for Singapore institutions to explore Silicon Valley technologies and their potential and will offer insights into the latest technologies which could be relevant and beneficial to the Smart Nation program. It will also serve as a platform for Silicon Valley to learn about this initiative in Singapore. Participants include a mix of major players from Singapore, Silicon Valley and global investors.
Startups, accelerators, incubators and VCs from Silicon Valley will be invited to speak at the conference. This includes presentations from tech companies and startups with products or services which could be interesting for the Smart Nation initiative. The conference will include the following:
• Keynote address on the Smart Nation initiative from a Singapore regulator
• Keynote address from Silicon Valley on technology
• Panel sessions on:
o Morning Keynote Panel: Smart Finance and Fin Tech
o Afternoon Keynote Panel: Smart Investing for Impact
o Smart Panel: Smart Security, Privacy and Blockchain
o Smart Panel: Smart Healthcare, Transport, Energy and the Environment
• To complement the discussion, various tech companies and startups will present in our HedgeLab sessions
Our list of supporters include the DBS Bank, Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation (Singapore), Standard Chartered Bank, Hengchang Litong Investment Management and Sandaire.
Please mark your calendars and plan to join us at this exciting event. For any enquiries, please contact us
Singapore: Ernie Teo, email@example.com ; John Tay, firstname.lastname@example.org
Silicon Valley: David Lee, email@example.com
For information and updates on the conference, please visit the conference website at: https://skbi.smu.edu.sg/conference/131141