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We’ve been impatiently counting down till Slush Singapore 2018 and now the week’s finally here with less than 4 days to go! It’s almost time to join all our dynamic speakers, startups and investors for a day packed full with a series of insightful keynotes, panels, fireside chats. For 2018, we’re celebrating five key themes – Science, Future Systems, Ethics, Entrepreneurship and Sustainability. Read on for a sneak peek of all the exciting content we have in store.
In The Labs
We’re highlighting breakthroughs in Science and diving deeper into this specialized field. Don’t miss the panel, ‘The Art of Selling Science’, where discussants will look at bridging the tricky translational gap that comes from highly technical scientific terms in an attempt to make things more understandable to the layperson. Check out Teemu Suna during his keynote: ‘Realizing the Promise of Precision Medicine’, as he teaches us about the benefits of prevention rather than cures through the promise of advanced blood screening. Don’t miss the rest of the exciting talks in our ‘In The Labs’ segment at Slush Singapore!
What’s Next, Really?
Ever thought about what the future holds for us as technology moves forward? Witness Cory Johnson, Chief Marketing Strategist at Ripple during his keynote as he explores how blockchain is revolutionizing global payments in a world that’s becoming even more connected everyday. See Marc Seitz, CTO of Hackerbay tackle how quantum physics can help us devise future security systems to prevent the most advanced hacker attacks by fighting quantum with quantum. Come check out the rest of the keynotes and panels on how current and future technologies are breaking societal norms and evolving the very way we live.
Ethos and Virtue
Just like “Black Mirror”, our dynamic speakers will throw a light on the ethics behind technology as it moves forward, becoming more integrated into our everyday lives. Catch the panel titled ‘Morality in Robots’ as they discuss if robots will eventually overtake humans and how we are responsible in creating ethical AI programs. Look out for the rest of our speakers exploring important questions surrounding ethics and virtue at Slush Singapore 2018!
Want an insider’s perspective on what makes entrepreneurs tick? Listen to Chatri Sityodtong, Founder, Chairman and CEO of ONE Championship as he shares how the key values of martial arts pushed him to where he is today. Don’t miss our dynamic panelists, all Forbes 30 Under 30 while they share their stories of failures and achievements during their unconventional entrepreneurship journey. Be sure to catch more inspiring entrepreneurial insights and meaningful advice on the day.
We’ve come a long way it’s true, but how much longer can we keep on pushing the way we have? Sustainability is a key theme to Slush Singapore 2018 and our speakers will shed light on why it should be a key theme for everyone to live by. Along with the rest of all the exciting content we have, check out Nobu Okada, Founder and CEO at Astroscale as he speaks on how space isn’t quite as limitless as we might think.
There has been growing interest in investing in emerging markets, especially in Southeast Asia. Our speakers, Kay-Mok Ku (Gobi), Soo Boon Koh (I-Globe), Kaspar Hadiyat (Koro Partners) were joined by Jorel Chan, who is the head of Investment Operations for Slush. Their discussion ranged from: personal insights, their experiences, as well as how Southeast Asia has […]
I am my Rival who Drives me Chika Terada, the co-founder and CEO of Sansan kicked off his speech proposing to disclose his own stories. Last year, he tried to come up with a profound lecture. But then he realized, he’s not in a position to lecture. This year, he told the audience that instead, […]
The day 1 at Dialogue Stage was a success. With having engaging speakers and the smooth-as-ever facilitation, some talks had really sought the core aspects of the entrepreneur mindset. Here, we will address three out of the seven dialogues. Cross Border Business Strategy: How to build your own brand in this society? Welcoming Techstars as […]
A dream isn’t something that is final, it’s something that should constantly be updated and thoroughly thought about with the aim to achieve it. Miku Hirano is the founder and CEO of Cinnamon, a company that is dedicated to “remove all unnecessary work from the world by using AI.” At a glance, Miku seems to […]
The winner of Slush Tokyo pitching contest has been announced – congrats, Clarity K.K.! Their matchmaking platform helps women who are returning to the realm of work after having kids. The work-life balance for women in Japan is a tricky issue, and Clarity K.K. tackles the challenges of traditional work arrangements by enabling women to identify the […]
Helen Tung, Emergent Tech advisor and MINERVA fellow at the EU, moderated the conversation between Takahiro Nakamura (Director and COO at ispace) and Kazuo Ishigame (Co-founder and COO at Infostellars) on how to make it in space. Welcome to the space age. These two will be your guides. Ispace aims to develop spacecraft technology to extend […]
Yat Siu is the founder and CEO of Outblaze , an award-winning digital services company specializing in things such as gaming, cloud, AI, and smartphone software. He sold Outblaze’s services to IBM ten years ago, pivoting the company to digital entertainment services. Siu is a bit of a tech legend, according to many: the online […]
Slush Tokyo 2019 Pitch Contest Semi-finalists Announced! It has been a great turn out at the Pitching Stage at this year’s Slush Tokyo. 40 contestants pitched in today’s contest. Not surprisingly, even greater ideas and concepts were presented in front of an eager and curious audience and judges. Contestants’ ideas and talks were diverse: from […]
Slush Tokyo 2019 has officially opened its doors and has welcomed its first speaker, Yuriko Koike, the Governor of Tokyo. The session shone the spotlight on the city’s initiatives towards raising entrepreneurship, women initiatives and supporting the startup ecosystem as a whole. Supporting a thousand startups. Since taking office as governor in 2016, Yuriko has […]
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