1. Agenda
  2. Agenda


Day 01 full schedule

2018/7/19 (Thu.)


Opening Remarks

SophiaThe World's First Android Citizen

HT JanChair of Digial Innovation Working Group

Ambassador Ivan Pomaleu 2018 Chair of APEC Senior Officials

Keynote 1 - The Challenges and Opportunities of A Fully Digitalized World

Toomas Henrik IlvesFormer President of Estonia

Disruption - Impact of Digitization

Keynote 2 - What’s Next in Tech?: Thrive in a ‘Wiki’ Future

Jimmy WalesFounder of Wikipedia

Meet the Digital Makers #1

Horace LukeCEO of Gogoro

Panel 1 - Building Innovative Business Models in A Disruptive World


Maura FogartySingapore Bureau Editor at BBC


Jimmy WalesFounder of Wikipedia

Bernd BarkeyManaging Director of Bosch Taiwan & Hong Kong

Geoffrey PrenticeCo-Founder of Skype

Horace LukeCEO of Gogoro

Meet the Digital Makers #2

Benson YehCEO and Co-Founder of PaGamO/Bonio Inc.

Panel 2 - Creating the Ecosystem for Digital Finance & Online Loans


Kobsak DuangdeeSecratary General of Thai Bankers Association (TBA)


Nobuhide HayashiChairman of Mizhuho Bank

Michael TurnerFounder, President and CEO of PERC

Boon-Hiong ChanDirector and Head of Market Advocacy, Deutsche Bank AG


Innovation - Future Developments

Keynote 3 - The Ever-Changing Visual Landscape

Craig PetersonCEO of VEFXi

Meet the Digital Makers #3

Andrew DoeFounder of DoeTaylor

Panel 3 - Meet AI - The Futuristic AI Exploration

SophiaThe World's First Android Citizen

Ethan TuFounder of Taiwan AI Labs

Phil LibinFormer CEO of Evernote

John WangEditor-in-chief of Business Next

Meet the Digital Makers #4

Nou VadaCo-founder of Coin-sure

Keynote 4 - Rise of the Machines: Bots, AI and the Future of Work

Phil LibinFormer CEO of Evernote

Panel 4 - Governing A Digital Society


Maura FogartySingapore Bureau Editor of BBC


Toomas Hendrik IlvesFormer President of Estonia

Shiumei LinVP of Public Affairs and Sustainability at UPS Asia-Pacific

Michael YapFormer CEO of National Computer Board in Singapore

Audrey TangDigital Minister

Day 02 full schedule

2018/7/20 (Fri.)


Opening Salon - Where You Are Today and Where You Want to Be

Jamie LinChair of Taiwan Internet and E-Commerce Association

Cecilia Sun-Young ShinDirector of B2C Service Department, e-Biz Services Group, Korea International Trade Association

Opportunities - Current and Future Business Models

Keynote 5 - Cloud Robotics: Where AI and Robotics Meet

Chris AndersonAuthor of The Long Tail

Keynote 6 - Privacy and Regulation: Defining Factors for the Next Digital Age

Emma HossackCEO of Extensia

Meet the Digital Makers #5

Rob KellyCEO of Binder

Panel 5 - Blockchain - Asia In the Move


Maura FogartySingapore Bureau Editor of BBC


Roy HuiFounder of Brickion, MMGN, and Market Engine

Popo ChenFounder and CEO of Cobinhood

Christopher BergProfessor of RMIT Blockchain Innovation Hub

Meet the Digital Makers #6

Paul LeeFounder of Vanedge Capital Partners

Keynote 7 - Future of AI: Data, Algorithms & Cloud

Anima AnandkumarBren Professor of California Institute of Technology


Transformation - Restructuring Economic Models

Panel 6 - Harnessing the Digital Economy: Stories from the Frontlines


David RowanFounding Editor-in-chief of WIRED UK


Makoto Yokozawa Head Professor of the Market and Organisation Informatics Systems Laboratory at the Graduate School of Informatics, Kyoto University

George ChenHead of Public Policy of Facebook in Hong Kong and Taiwan

Matthew ReismanDirector of International Trade Policy at Microsoft

Laura WinwoodDirector of TRPC

Keynote 8 - How to Future-Proof Your Business in an Exponential World

David RowanFounding Editor-in-chief of WIRED UK

Closing Remaks

Sir Charles Lepani Director General of APEC PNG Coordination Authority

Farewell Party

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