Asia House Global Trade Dialogue, Singapore 2019

November 20, 2019

NashTech was privileged sponsor, speak and attend The Asia House Global Trade Dialogue, which took place at ‘Mandarin Oriental Singapore’ on November 7th 2019.

The event brought together 300 business and government leaders from a wide range of sectors to explore the forces shaping the future of trade, disruptive innovation in finance, the role of regulation and the convergence of tech and Fintech.

The reception evening, a precursor to The Asia House Global Trade Dialogue Conference, was held at the Harbour Terrace, Mandarin Oriental Singapore, and included speeches from Harvey Nash Group CEO, and Non-Executive Director at Asia House, Albert Ellis; Managing Director of the Singapore Economic Development Board, Chng Kai Fong and Lord Stephen Green, Chairman of Asia House.

Albert Ellis and Managing Director of the Singapore Economic Development Board, Chng Kai Fong

(From left to right) Michael Lawrence – Chief Executive, Asia House (Conference Chair); Albert Ellis – CEO of Harvey Nash Group and Dr David Hardoon – Special Advisor (Artificial Intelligence), Monetary Authority of Singapore

NashTech team at Asia House reception evening

Jobs for the People and Opportunities for Businesses

The ​conference the next day ​showcased many​ insightful speakers​ ​exploring​ the forces shaping the future of trade. During the keynote speech, Minister S Iswaran, Minister for Communications and Information and Minister-in-Charge of Trade Relations, Singapore Government, shared how the goal and measure of success of economic strategies, rests on how well it creates good jobs for the people, and opportunities for businesses.

The conference primarily focused on the application of disruptive innovation like AI, blockchain and smart cities, which have the potential to help emerging economies leapfrog development.

The Global Trade Dialogue Conference

The conference was full of excellent speakers, panels, lively debates and an afternoon of productive networking. The talk given by Dr David Hardoon, about ‘Developments in AI’ was a particular highlight. David is a  Special Advisor in Artificial Intelligence to the Monetary Authority of Singapore.

“AI has the potential to transform financial services, but it must be used in a safe and responsible manner. Good governance is essential to AI adoption in the financial industry.”

Dr. David Hardoon

Special Advisor (Artificial Intelligence), MAS

Harnessing the Power of Disruptive Technology

The ASEAN’s Digital Economy is said to be worth US$3 trillion by 2030. It was exciting to discuss how organisations across sectors and verticals can harness the power of disruptive technology and take advantage of the digital revolution in Asia.

Artificial Intelligence: Artificial intelligence is empowering individuals and businesses to deliver truly personalized learning experiences, the likes of which have never been seen before. For businesses transitioning to a digitally-led model and embracing AI, rewards are virtually limitless.

Blockchain: The impact of blockchain has been more forceful than was predicted, it’s not simply a new way to get business done, it’s changing business as a whole. The future of blockchain is bright. The technology has a lot to offer and this is only the beginning. As more industries realize the positive implications of blockchain, we will see a shift in the business community.

Smart Cities: Disruptive technologies are being leveraged to realize smart, sustainable solutions in urban centres the world over. Smart cities can unlock productivity and trapped value, and how their rise will affect the lives of citizens and impact upon global trade and investment.

About NashTech

At NashTech we’re embracing the revolution. We are building technical solutions that are transforming the way many companies run their businesses, using our experience and expertise:

  • In wearables, NashTech helped one of the largest South Korean multinational electronics companies to develop a new application that allows users to synchronise their smartwatch with their iOS device.
  • We have also been using deep learning and neuro-linguistic programming to help shorten and improve the marking and grading process drives innovation and development in AI solutions. This has been in partnership with Singapore’s leading post-secondary learning institute,
  • We’ve also developed solutions for smart parking, we’ve applied Machine Learning and AI to facilitate learning in the journey of digital disruption in education, we’ve helped media companies build their product on the cloud to get real-time results of their media campaign, we’ve established an ICO platform via our fully accredited blockchain solution for a financial services company in Japan, and so much more.

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