May 6, 2020 | 1:00pm GMT+8

Sooner Than You Think:
Hero Technologies

The Covid-19 global pandemic caught the world off guard. The crisis has roiled the markets and turned the business world upside down. Companies are fighting back by harnessing the power of technology to limit the effects of the virus: From manufacturers pivoting production lines to pump out PPE, internet companies scaling up to cater for new demand, retailers moving swiftly online, food companies launching contactless deliveries and all the tools and technologies enabling the world’s largest work from home experiment. Join us for a robust discussion around the technologies and innovation that is getting us through, and how some changes will be permanent.


May 6 - Wednesday

12:45 pm

Event Broadcast Starts

1:00 pm

Welcoming Remarks


1:05 pm

Filling the Gaps

From supplying complementary transport services to ambulances to bringing traditional businesses online, Grab is working with governments and small businesses to mitigate the worst effects of the pandemic. We get the latest from Hooi Ling Tan and learn how Covid-19 is fast tracking Asean’s digitalization.


1:20 pm

Behind the Headlines

A deeper dive into the technology stories breaking during the global Covid-19 pandemic.


1:30 pm

Innovation Will Set Us Free

Global industry has stepped up to the plate to help us through this. But some of the changes brought by Covid-19 will be permanent – we can’t go back to business as usual. We focus on the innovation success stories and how we will kick-start the new post-virus economy.


2:00 pm

Closing Remarks


2:05 pm

Event Broadcast Closes


Haslinda Amin

Anchor Bloomberg Television

Peter Elstrom

Executive Editor, Asia Technology Bloomberg

Li Meng Lee

Chief Strategy Officer Razer

Ruth Nic Aoidh

Executive Director, Commercial and Legal McLaren Automotive

Sze Meng Soon

President, SEA

Hooi Ling Tan

Co-Founder Grab

Participation is by invitation only.

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