Singapore | 5 September 2019

Sooner Than You Think

This fall in Singapore, we’ll take a deep dive into the technologies and debates that are changing artificial intelligence — indeed that are changing many of the basic assumptions of our daily lives including the very future of life itself.

Change is coming. Sooner than you think.

Artificial intelligence, or AI, is both the stuff of Terminator-esque, end-of-humanity scenarios and an invisible but steadily increasing part of our daily lives.

Companies and governments are investing heavily in this space. AI related technologies could unlock up to $15.4 trillion in annual business value worldwide. Some experts think AI will create more jobs; others say it will put millions out of work. Even without killing jobs, AI may reinforce inequality and erode civil liberties. It could lead to humans living longer. It may tame climate change. The potential is limitless. So are the consequences.

The biggest concrete concern is that today’s AI is, ironically, too often frustratingly stupid or opaque in reaching a conclusion. And there remains doubts on whether artificial general intelligence is even feasible.

Join us in Singapore as we side step the hype to uncover the real potential of artificial intelligence.

September 5 - Thursday

8:00 am

Registration Opens & Welcome Refreshments

8:55 am

Welcoming Remarks

9:00 am


  • Opening Keynote
  • The AI Debate: Existential Threat or Great Leap Forward
  • Drawing the Line
  • A Hackers Delight
  • Live Demo: AI and Robotics
  • Jobs: Creator or Destroyer
  • Money for Nothing?
  • Automating a CEO
  • The Robot Doctor Will See You Now
  • Where is the Smart Money Going?
  • The Last Human in the Bank
  • They Warned Us This Would Happen
  • Turnaround
3:30 pm

Closing Remarks

2018 Speakers

Jose Rene Gregory D. Almendras

AC Infrastructure, an Ayala Company President & CEO

Jonathan Ballon

Intel Corporation Vice President of Internet of Things Group (IOTG)

Jenny Bofinger-Schuster

Siemens Senior Vice President, Sustainability and Cities

Konstantinos Champidis

City of Athens Chief Digital Officer

Jeff Chen

WeDoctor Group Chief Strategy Officer

Dror Feldheim

Trax Co-Founder & Chief Commercial Officer

Glenn D. Fogel

Booking Holdings CEO & President

Miguel Gamiño Jr.

Mastercard Executive Vice President of Global Cities

Piyush Gupta


Dr David Hardoon

Monetary Authority of Singapore Chief Data Officer

Brittany Kaiser

Whistleblower and Data Rights Advocate

Jenny Lee

GGV Capital Managing Partner

Yan Li

Niu Technologies Co-founder & CEO

Justin Lie

CashShield CEO & Founder

Chow Kiat Lim


Kabir Narang

B Capital Group Partner

Joel Neoh

Fave Founder & CEO

Dr Janil Puthucheary

Republic of Singapore Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Communications and Information and Ministry of Transport

Colin Rhys

Virgin Hyperloop One Vice President, Middle East & Asia

Eduardo Saverin

B Capital Group Co-Founder and Partner

Suresh Shankar

Crayon Data Founder

Molly Shea

Western Union Senior Vice President & General Manager, Global Money Transfer, Asia Pacific

Hooi Ling Tan

Grab Co-Founder

Jessica Tan

Ping An Insurance Group Group Deputy CEO, Group COO & CIO

Satveer Singh Thakral

SGAN Founder & CEO

Dorte Bech Vizard

Kingdom of Denmark Ambassador to Singapore and Brunei

Brendan Wallace

Fifth Wall Co-Founder & Managing Partner

Haslinda Amin

Bloomberg Television Chief International Correspondent for Southeast Asia

Todd Asher

Bloomberg Associates Senior Member of the Media and Technology Team

Lulu Chen

Bloomberg Reporter, Asia Technology

Melissa Cheok

Bloomberg Reporter, Social Velocity

Linus Chua

Bloomberg Managing Editor, Southeast Asia

Enda Curran

Bloomberg Chief Asia Economics Correspondent

Peter Elstrom

Bloomberg Executive Editor, Asia Technology

Tom Giles

Bloomberg Executive Editor, Global Technology

Reto Gregori

Bloomberg Deputy Editor-in-Chief

Mallika Kapur

Bloomberg Live Senior Editor, Asia Pacific

Yoolim Lee

Bloomberg Reporter, Asia Technology

Vey-Sern Ling

Bloomberg Intelligence Senior Analyst, Asia Internet

Mark Miller

Bloomberg Live Global Editor

Andy Mukherjee

Bloomberg Opinion Columnist

Katrina Nicholas

Bloomberg Team Leader, Investing Asia

Participation is by invitation only.

To request an invitation or inquire for more details, please email