EmTech Singapore is hosted by the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) and one focal point of the conference will be to discuss the latest innovations that assist in the building of a ‘smart nation’. Steve Leonard, IDA’s Executive Deputy Chairman will give the opening address.
"Singapore has outlined an ambitious vision to be a Smart Nation. As global trends of an ageing population and urban density also affect us, we know that new approaches to healthcare, mobility and resource-management will be needed in the years ahead,” said Mr Leonard. “These new approaches will rely heavily on exciting new advances in technology, but with the purpose of improving vital services to people of all ages."
Supported by the Singapore MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART), the event has also become a meeting place for other R&D institutes like A*STAR, who sent 40 of their top researchers to attend the conference. Dr Tan Geok Leng, Executive Director for the Science and Engineering Research Council at A*STAR commented about EmTech Singapore 2014, “We are always on the lookout for very interesting things. I came to this place to get our people inspired, look for new ideas. We bring some of our researchers here so that they can see what is going on.
In 2015, EmTech Singapore will explore the key themes of Digital Life; Healthcare & Life Sciences; Space 3.0; along with the Next Frontier of Sustainable Innovations, addressing real world challenges. Among others, some of the international speakers at EmTech Singapore include:
In 2015, a well rounded programme is being developed, with emphasis given to building a content-driven program in collaboration with MIT Technology Review’s editorial team. Rarely are such a diverse group of game-changing innovators brought together in Asia. For example’:
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