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Transforming Singapore into a Smart Nation

By: , Posted on: October 20, 2015

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In November 2014, Singapore’s Prime Minister announced a wide range of initiatives (including aging, mobility and data sharing) to transform Singapore into a Smart Nation. The aim is to harness technology to make lives more convenient; improving connectedness within the country. Smart technology can also expand Singapore business into the region especially the ASEAN countries.

The forthcoming Smart Nation, Silicon Valley Technology and Connectivity Inclusion Conference on November 17th at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California, aims to create a forum for Singapore institutions to explore Silicon Valley technologies and their potential and will offer insights into the latest technologies which could be relevant and beneficial to the Smart Nation program.  It will also serve as a platform for Silicon Valley to learn about this initiative in Singapore. Participants include a mix of major players from Singapore, Silicon Valley and global investors.

Startups, accelerators, incubators and VCs from Silicon Valley will be invited to speak at the conference.  This includes presentations from tech companies and startups with products or services which could be interesting for the Smart Nation initiative.

• Keynote address on the Smart Nation initiative from a Singapore regulator
• Keynote address from Silicon Valley on technology
• Panel sessions on:
ο Morning Keynote Panel: Smart Finance and Fin Tech
ο Afternoon Keynote Panel: Smart Investing for Impact
ο Smart Panel: Smart Security and Blockchain
ο Smart Panel: Smart Healthcare, Transport, Energy and the Environment
• To complement the discussion, various tech companies and startups will present
• Post Event Networking session

Please mark your calendars and plan to join us at this exciting event. For any enquiries, please contact:

Singapore: Ernie Teo, ernieteo@smu.edu.sg, John Tay, johntay@smu.edu.sg, and in Silicon Valley: David Lee, kuochuen@stanford.edu.  For information and updates on the conference, please visit the conference website at: https://skbi.smu.edu.sg/conference/131141.

David Lee Kuo Chuen is the author of a new book, Handbook of Digital Currency: Bitcoin, Innovation, Financial Instruments, and Big Data, that provides complete coverage of the Internet of money. Taking a cross-country perspective, its comprehensive view of the field includes history, technicality, IT, finance, economics, legal, tax and regulatory environment.  He is also the author of a two-part series, Handbook of Asian Finance: REITs, Trading, and Fund Performance and Handbook of Asian Finance: Financial Markets and Sovereign Wealth Funds that analyses the forces behind the unprecedented growth and sophistication of Asian investments since the 1997 crisis.

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