AI for Business Leaders Summit

About this event

In December 2023, the Singapore government introduced an updated National AI Strategy NAIS 2.0, after Singapore initially outlined plans in 2019 to leverage artificial intelligence (AI) to revolutionize its economy. An IBM Institute for Business Value revealed that 75% of CEOs believe competitive advantage will depend on who has the most advanced generative AI. However, scaling AI faces challenges, including data demands, model complexity, and ethical considerations.

The AI for Business Leaders Summit, in collaboration with IBM, will explore AI’s transformative power. Expect insightful discussions, practical use cases, and tangible real-world results, offering a unique opportunity to stay updated on the latest AI trends and advancements.

Highlights:

  • Keynote Address and Panel Discussion: Gain valuable insights into the current AI landscape and emerging trends. Engage with industry experts as they share strategies for unlocking AI’s potential in business.
  • TechTalks: Gain valuable insights directly from executives of leading Singaporean organizations as they share real-world applications and highlight the top use cases of Artificial Intelligence. Explore success stories that offer inspiration for your business journey.
  • Workshop Sessions: Deep dive into GenAI use cases for IT Automation, App Modernization, and Talent Transformation.
  • Networking Opportunities: Connect with fellow business leaders, industry experts, and AI enthusiasts to foster collaboration and share experiences.

 

Join us on March 5 2024, at the AI for Business Leaders Summit and Accelerate your AI journey!

Who Should Attend?

  • CFO, CIO, CDO, CTOs, IT Directors
  • IT Managers

 

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Agenda

Time Topic
8:30 Registration & Networking
9:00 Welcome Remarks

Allan Tan, Group Editor-in-Chief, CXOCIETY
Kelvin Looi, VP, Data & AI Sales, IBM APAC
9:15 Opening Keynote: From Potential to Profit with GenAI

Vaishali Rastogi, Global Head, Technology, Media and Telecommunications, BOSTON CONSULTING GROUP (BCG)
9:30 Panel Discussion: Unlocking the Potential of AI in Singapore's Strategic Framework

This session delves into the latest trends, breakthroughs, strategies, and implementation of GenAI adoption aligned with Singapore’s AI priorities and national initiatives. Topics include:

  • Strategic entry points for AI adoption in enterprises
  • Breakthroughs and achievements in GenAI applications,
  • Addressing AI concerns and risks through ethical governance aligned with NAIS
  • Global perspectives and success stories

Moderator:
Allan Tan, Group Editor-in-Chief, CXOCIETY

Panelists:
Seng Meng Koo, Senior Deputy Director, AI SINGAPORE
Heather Gentile, Executive Director of Product watsonx.governance, IBM DATA AND AI
Justin Ong, APAC CISO & CPO, PANASONIC ASIA PACIFIC
10:00 AI for Business Use Cases
Practical applications of generative AI which are making breakthroughs across Industries

Jayanth Jagadeesan, VP & Senior Partner, ASEAN Business Transformation Leader, IBM CONSULTING
10:15 Refreshment Break & Exhibition Showcase
10:30 TechTalk 1: AI for Financial Efficiency (FinOps):
Optimize cloud costs, gain clear insights, and improve financial efficiency through collaboration, analytics, and automation powered by generative AI.

Tarun Kumar Kalra, VP, Head of Sales - APAC, APPTIO
10:45 TechTalk 2: AI for Talent
Employee productivity with automated tasks and improved workflow.

LaMonica Cooper Goodwin, Director HR, IBM CONSULTING ASIA PACIFIC
11:00 Fireside Chat: Exploring the Importance and Essentials of AI Governance

  • Showcasing AI governance in action
  • The role leadership in responsible AI governance
  • Shaping the principles and practices for ethical AI

Interviewer:
Heather Gentile, Executive Director of Product watsonx.governance, IBM DATA AND AI

Interviewee:
Sutowo Wong, Director, Health Analytics Division, MINISTRY OF HEALTH (MOH) SINGAPORE

11:20 Refreshment Break & Exhibition Showcase
Track A: Experience AI in Action to Deliver Business Outcomes
12:10 Experience AI in Action to Deliver Business Outcomes

This session deep dives into GenAI use cases and client stories by industry.

  • Application modernization
  • Talent transformation
  • FinOps (Turbo + Apptio)

Session Leader:
Kitman Cheung, ASEAN Pre-Sales Engineering Leader, IBM

Table Hosts:
IBM SME Facilitators & Partners

Track B: Harnessing AI for Finance Transformation
12:10 Keynote: Leading finance transformation in the age of AI

Senior representative, IBM CONSULTING
12:20 Ask Me Anything Panel / Ask the Experts Session

Moderator:
Allan Tan, Group Editor-in-Chief, CXOCIETY
12:35 Q&A / Open Discussion
13:05 Wrap up
Track A:
Experience AI in Action to Deliver Business Outcomes
11:55 This session deep dives into GenAI use cases in a workshop format

  • AI for Financial Efficiency (FinOps)
  • AI for Application Modernization
  • AI for Talent

Session Leader:
Kitman Cheung, ASEAN Pre-Sales Engineering Leader, IBM

Table Hosts:
IBM SME Facilitators & Partners
Track B:
Leading Finance Transformation in the Age of AI
11:55 Welcome Address

Allan Tan, Group Editor-in-Chief, CXOCIETY
12:00 Keynote: Leading Finance Transformation in the Age of AI

Sameer Srivastava, CFO, Asia Pacific, IBM CONSULTING
12:15 Ask the Experts/Ask Me Anything Panel

Moderator:
Allan Tan, Group Editor-in-Chief, CXOCIETY

Panelists:
Tarun Kumar Kalra, VP, Head of Sales - APAC, APPTIO

Sameer Srivastava, CFO, Asia Pacific, IBM CONSULTING

Amit Verma, Regional Head of CFO Advisory, SAP ASIA PACIFIC & JAPAN
12:30 Panel Q&A/Open Discussion with the Audience

Moderator:
Allan Tan, Group Editor-in-Chief, CXOCIETY

12:55 Wrap Up

Allan Tan, Group Editor-in-Chief, CXOCIETY

TRACK C:
Women Leaders Forum: The Impact of AI on Women
12:10 Welcome Address

Catherine Lian, General Manager & Technology Leader, IBM ASEAN
12:20 Leaders Panel Discussion: Is AI a Force for Good or Bad?

Moderator:
Ng Lai Yee, Managing Partner & Singapore Country Leader, IBM CONSULTING

Panelists:
Dr. Hsien-Hsien Lei, CEO, AMCHAM SINGAPORE

Jacqueline Poh, Managing Director, SINGAPORE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT BOARD (EDB)

“Emma watsonx”, Gen AI Panelist
13:05 Keynote: Insights from IBM’s Women in AI Study

Cindy Anderson, Chief Marketing Officer and Global Lead for Engagement & Eminence, IBM INSTITUTE FOR BUSINESS VALUE
13:20 Open Discussion
13:40 Networking & Interactive Experience
1:00PM Networking Lunch and Exhibition Showcase
2:00PM End of Event

Speakers

Allan Tan

Group Editor-in-Chief

CXOCIETY

Amit Verma

Regional Head of CFO Advisory

SAP ASIA PACIFIC & JAPAN

Catherine Lian

General Manager & Technology Leader

IBM ASEAN

Cindy Anderson

Chief Marketing Officer and Global Lead for Engagement & Eminence

IBM INSTITUTE FOR BUSINESS VALUE

Dr. Hsien-Hsien Lei

CEO

AMCHAM SINGAPORE

Heather Gentile

Executive Director of Product watsonx.governance

IBM DATA AND AI

Jacqueline Poh

Managing Director

SINGAPORE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT BOARD (EDB)

Jayanth Jagadeesan

VP & Senior Partner, ASEAN Business Transformation Leader

IBM CONSULTING

Justin Ong

APAC CISO & CPO

PANASONIC ASIA PACIFIC

Kelvin Looi

Kelvin Looi, VP, Data & AI Sales

IBM APAC

Kitman Cheung

ASEAN Pre-Sales Engineering Leader

IBM

LaMonica Cooper Goodwin

Director HR

IBM CONSULTING ASIA PACIFIC

Ng Lai Yee

Managing Partner & Singapore Country Leader

IBM CONSULTING

Sameer Srivastava

CFO, Asia Pacific

IBM CONSULTING

Seng Meng Koo

Senior Deputy Director

AI SINGAPORE

Sutowo Wong

Director, Health Analytics Division

MINISTRY OF HEALTH (MOH) SINGAPORE

Tarun Kumar Kalra

VP, Head of Sales- APAC

APPTIO

Vaishali Rastogi

Global Head, Technology, Media and Telecommunications

BOSTON CONSULTING GROUP (BCG)