skbi-bfi conference on
"smart nation, silicon valley
technology and
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, ernieteo@smu.edu.sg ; John Tay, johntay@smu.edu.sg

Silicon Valley: David Lee, kuochuen@stanford.edu

For information and updates on the conference, please visit the conference website at: https://skbi.smu.edu.sg/conference/131141


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