Digital Week 2019

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Digital Week Day 4, 5 September 2019


5:41 p.m.

And it’s a wrap! Thank you to everyone who attended #digiweek2019 and all the organizers who made the event possible! We hope to see you all next year!


5:20 p.m.

“We must be prepared to re-invent ourselves over and over again.”

Zhihan Lee, Co-Founder and Group CEO of Bagosphere closes with the Future of Learning & work.


5:05 p.m.

“What's changed in the last couple of years is the quality of AI, machine learning tools that allow you to pull unstructured data.”

Stephanie Sy, CEO and Lead Data Scientist of Thinking Machines discusses Data Science Practical Applications


4:43 p.m.

“There's a lot of misinformation that's happening with machine learning.”

Barry Dauber, Vice President for Business Development for speaks about Artificial Intelligence and Knowledge Management


4:32 p.m.

Antoine Ting opens the floor for Q&A.


4:11 p.m.

“We can think of how technological development is affecting the e-commerce in the region.”

A continuation of Future Stories from ADB, Jong Woo Kang, ERCD, discusses Embracing the e-Commerce Revolution in the Asia and the Pacific.


4:09 p.m.

Susann Roth, KASC, gives additional insights on the health and knowledge management projects.


4:01 p.m.

“What is important is assessing what value these solutions bring to health.”

For the next Future Stories from ADB, Kirthi Ramesh, SDCC, tackles Digital Health Systems


3:55 p.m.

The next Future Stories from ADB brings Kavita Iyengar, SARD, to the floor to talk about the knowledge management action plan.


3:45 p.m.

“Knowledge formation is about learning.”

Albert Atkinson, DOC, talks about Channeling ADB's Stream of Consciousness for Future Stories from ADB


3:20 p.m.

“We need to learn a new paradigm of understanding things.”

Samina Rizwan, Vice President of Oracle talks about the Future of Learning and Managing Knowledge in the Future: view from the Industry.


3:17 p.m.

“We’re going back to the fundamental question of why we need to learn.”

The Future of Knowledge Management and Learning has started. Antoine Ting, Director, KPMG Business School at KPMG Singapore, gives the opening remarks.


3:02 p.m.

Starting soon in Auditorium B! Don’t miss it!


2:45 p.m.

Facilitated by Special Senior Advisor to the President Ayumi Konishi, the Discussion with Directors from Regional Departments start.

The directors are:

Andrew Jeffries, SEEN

Jimgmin Huang, PAUW

Ravi Venkat Peri, SATC


2:31 p.m.

Mario Domingo, CTO of CHI-X Global Technologies Philippines demystifies the concept of artificial intelligence while discussing digital transformation.


2:30 p.m.

In parallel, The Digital Tomorrow Studio Mini Technology Demo Sessions continue!

Oracle discusses the Roboadvisor for Knowledge Management for the OIST and SDCC Sandbox Project


2:14 p.m.

In parallel, The Future of Corporate Services is facilitated by Ram Lakshminarayanan, Partner at KPMG Singapore

The ADB Panel on Singapore Futures Workshop are as follows:

Chai Sun Kim, Controller, ADB

Yan Jiang, DDG, BPMSD, ADB

Lakshmi Menon, Principal Director, OAS ADB

Risa Teng, DG, PPFD, ADB

Neil Wallace, Director, Budget, ADB


2:14 p.m.

Derek Murray, Global Head of Digital Projects from Mott MacDonald unpacks the Digital Twins Technology and BIM


2:07 p.m.

Risa Teng, DG, PPFD, ADB, goes in depth with the existing systems and their integration.


2:04 p.m.

In parallel, the Future of Corporate Support Services has begun!


1:55 p.m.

Scott Roberts, Principal Investment Specialist for PSOD shows the systems existing within ADB and the possibility that they can be integrated as a whole.


1:44 p.m.

Diwesh Sharan, Deputy Director for SARD talks about the design principles of Sovereign Operations for the Future


1:38 p.m.

F. Cleo Kawawaki, Deputy Director General for SERD, opens the floor by showing the current data of Sovereign Operations in regards to the current tools of ADB


1:11 p.m.

Happening soon at Auditorium B…


1:10 p.m.

Starting in 15 minutes: Future of Digital Transformation for the Institution: Corporate Support Services, Operations, and Knowledge Management and Learning.

Three labs that will feature the Future of Operations, the Future of Corporate Support Services and the Future of Knowledge Management and Learning.


12:39 p.m.

Don’t forget to drop by at the Digital Tomorrow Studio at Auditorium A!


12:33 p.m.

Grab your buddies and check out the Experience Gallery for a chance to win cool prizes!


12:16 p.m.

Today is your last day to get a picture with Pepper! ADB’s first humanoid is located at the K-Hub.


11:48 a.m.

"As your business transforms, what is it that you do to keep yourself relevant?"

KPMG talks about How to Connect Organizational Silos in a Digital World.


11:00 a.m.

The floor is open for questions! Key in your questions on your EventsAir app!


10:52 a.m.

“If we don't engage our people, then the benefits of the Digital Workspace will stop.”

Stephen Evans, Head of IT from the Nordic Investment Bank, tackles the Digital Workspace.


10:45 a.m.

“We need to think more deeply about the digital skills that the bank needs.”

Ma. Carmen Testa, Adjunct Faculty and Interim Head, School of Executive Education of the Asian Institute of Management discusses Digital Skills.


10:33 a.m.

“The most difficult part was getting the whole organization in-sync.”

Peppin Cyriaque Vougo, Director of IT at the African Development Bank talks about Corporate and Administrative Systems Transformation Journey.


10:25 a.m.

In parallel, at the Digital Tomorrow Studio in Auditorium A, the Mini Technology Sessions are ongoing as Finastra tackles Platform Reality in a Hyperconnected World and how it applies to the Sandbox Project of SDCC and OIST.


10:21 a.m.

“Everything is customer-centric. We make it easier for the customer...It is about financial inclusion.”

Henry Aguda, Senior Executive Vice President, Chief Technology & Operations Officer, and Chief Transformation Officer of Union Bank gives a talk on Digital Transformation: Digital Prodcuts and Services for a Bank.


10:08 a.m.

“As we are digitized, we are connected to more and more people...”

Vincent Loy, Assistant Managing Director from the Monetary Authority of Singapore, tackles Cybersecurity and Privacy in the Digital Era


10:05 a.m.

The industry experts on Digital Transformation are called to the stage. From left to right: Vincent Loy (Monetary Authority of Singapore), Peppin Cyriaque Vougo (AfDB), Stephen Evans (NIB), Henry Aguda (Union Bank), Ma. Carmen Testa (AIM)


9:50 a.m.

OIST PD Shirin Hamid gives an overview of ADB’s Digital Agenda 2030


9:06 a.m.

Happening now: Digital 2030: Digital Transformation Deep Dive. Introduction by Ram Lakshminarayanan, Partner at KPMG Singapore.


8:40 a.m.

The biggest day in #digiweek2019 is about to start! Are you ready?

Digital Week Day 3, 4 September 2019


2:23 p.m.

And that’s it for today! We’ll be going big for our last day of #digiweek2019 so make sure you all come and be part of the event. See you all tomorrow!


2:09 p.m.

And that’s it for the mini sessions today! Check out the last round of mini sessions tomorrow at 10 am.


1:56 p.m.

Automation Anywhere provides a demo of their bot store.


1:48 p.m.

Automation Anywhere discusses the end to end of automated processes and the Future of Work


1:38 p.m.

Automation Anywhere opens their discussion on "Robots are Coming: Learn How to Use Them" for the Sandbox RPA project.


1:25 p.m.

The mini session will start in five minutes! Next topic: "Robots are Coming: Learn How to Use Them" by Automation Anywhere for the Sandbox RPA Project


12:26 p.m.

Take a look at the VANAR framework for Thinking Machines’ booth


12:26 p.m.

Learn about Neural Mechanics with their problem tree project.


12:26 p.m.

Check out’s booth and learn about their streamlined the recruitment process.


12: 26 p.m.

Drop by ERNI’s booth to learn more about their projects.


12:26 p.m.

Take part in Finastra’s raffle!


12:26 p.m.

Make sure to drop by at the Oracle Booth!


12:26 p.m.

…as well as the Digital Tomorrow Studio at Auditorium A!

12:26 p.m.

Happening now: The Experience Gallery is abuzz as people come to check out the booths…


11:35 a.m.

Mini sessions resume at 1:30 p.m. In the meantime, you can visit Pepper at the K-Hub and take a photo with ADB’s first humanoid!


11:23 a.m.

The Q&A for the Thinking Machines start!


11:05 a.m.

Thinking Machines showcase test cases and simulated data for “VANAR”, a framework they developed for forecasting, causality, and impulse response.


11:00 a.m.

Thinking Machines discussing "Macroeconomic Forecasting, Simulation, and Causality Analysis with Machine Learning" and how it applies to the Future Sandbox Project Data Science.


10:33 a.m.

You can even win free ice cream!


10:32 a.m.

…and play some games to win cool prizes!


10:32 a.m.

Don’t forget to visit our Experience Gallery to check out our upcoming projects…


10:24 a.m.

At 11 am, the next mini discussion will be "Macroeconomic Forecasting, Simulation, and Causality Analysis with Machine Learning" by Thinking Machines for the Future Sandbox Project Data Science.


10:19 a.m.

The Q&A portion for ERNI starts!


10:14 a.m.

ERNI showing their Machine Learning and Data Science Models.


10:09 a.m.

Happening now: ERNI presenting "Artificial Intelligence to Learn Lessons from the Past" and how it applies to the Sandbox Project for IED


10:07 a.m.

Senior IT Specialist Kadra Saeed kicks off the second round of mini sessions by introducing the next speaker.


9:40 a.m.

Digital Tomorrow Studio Mini Technology Demo Sessions at Auditorium A continues! At 10 am, watch the mini session “Artificial Intelligence to Learn Lesson from the Past”.

Digital week day 2, 3 september 2019


2:26 p.m.

And that’s it for today! Join us again tomorrow for more Digital Tomorrow Studio Mini Technology Demo Sessions at Auditorium A. The event starts at 10 a.m. so don’t miss it!


2:21 p.m.

The Q&A portion after’s presentation and demo.


1:55 p.m. provides a live demo of their chatbot for ADB and showcases its features and capabilities.


1:42 p.m. discussing the Artificial Intelligence for Recruitment and its application to the Sandbox Project for BPMSD.


1:41 p.m.

Happening now: the mini discussions resume! Senior IT Specialist Kadra Saeed gives a short introduction on


1:27 p.m.

Trying out the VR for our Digital Sandbox Project giveaway for #digiweek2019 !


1:02 p.m.

Assistant Treasurer Sukhumarn Phanachet visit the Digital Studio Tomorrow booths at the Auditorium A.


12:48 p.m.

The Digital Tomorrow Studio Mini Technology Demo Sessions continue! Next up is at 1:30 p.m. They will discuss Artificial Intelligence for Recruitment, particularly its application to the Sandbox Project for BPMSD. Don’t miss it!


11:48 a.m.

The Q&A portion for Artificial Intelligence for Operations is open!


11:43 a.m.

NMI does a demo of their working model for the problem tree generator.


11:34 p.m.

NMI explains their methodology and gives an in-depth discussion of their problem tree generator project.


11:15 a.m.

The next session is starting soon! Watch and learn from NMI as they tackle Artificial Intelligence for Operations, particularly the Sandbox Project for Operations - EARD.


10:47 a.m.

Q&A for The Future of Artificial Intelligence starts!


10:20 a.m.

"Anytime that a system tries to demonstrate intelligence, that's Artificial Intelligence."

“It's not the technology that drives the market, but the sentiment of the market."

— Mario Domingo


10:14 a.m.

Mario Domingo, founder of numerous AI-focused companies, talks about the Future of Artificial Intelligence.


10:07 a.m.

Happening Now: Digital Tomorrow Studio Mini Technology Demo Sessions!


10:08 a.m.

OIST Senior IT Specialist Kadra Saeed provides the opening remarks to mark the start of the sessions.


9:57 a.m.

The first of the Mini Technology Demo Sessions is starting in three minutes! Don’t miss it!


9:55 a.m.

Come down to Auditorium A for the first of the Digital Tomorrow Studio Mini Technology Demo Sessions!

Digital Week Day 1, 2 September 2019


1:44 p.m.

The Hackathon finals is starting! For live updates regarding this event, click here


12:42 p.m.

Don’t forget to meet ADB’s first humanoid robot, Pepper!

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11:57 a.m.

The attendees do their best to win freebies from the booths!


11:55 a.m.

The booth activities are a hit!


11:52 a.m.

Try the VR Experience and be taken to a whole new dimension.


11:47 a.m.

Or some other awesome Pepper treats!


11:47 a.m.

Get some Pepper chocolate!


11:29 a.m.

OIST Director Pierre Passin goes double-handed as he tries to win more prizes!


11:14 a.m.

Take the “What’s your Change Persona Quiz” at the Adoption and Change Management booth!

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11:14 a.m.

You have to beat a bot in the Digital Sandbox Innovation booth.


11:13 pm.

You hit cans and win prizes at the Enabling the Digital Backbone booth!


11:13 a.m.

The Digital Workplace and Connected Data booth has a raffle!


11:13 a.m.

…Administrative and Corporate Serivces have a photo booth!


11:12 a.m.

The Financial Services have a balloon popping contents…


11:12 a.m.

The Operations Program have colorful Rubik’s cubes on their desk.


10:59 p.m.

The experience gallery is packed! Let’s take a look at the programs and their tables.


10:52 a.m.

Some participants indulged in an early brunch. The food tastes fantastic!


10:23 a.m.

Attendees get a glimpse of ADB’s Future in Virtual Reality!


10:11 a.m.

The floor is open for the Q&A part of the panel discussion.


9:54 a.m.

A high level panel discussion moderated by Cathy Yang on "Key Success Factors for Digital Transformation: People and Business Processes" with President Takehiko Nakao, Marcel van Hulle and Andrea Della Mattea


9:47 a.m.

“People want to work for organizations bigger than themselves.

We look to help you change the world.” — Andrea Della Mattea


9:44 a.m.

President Andrea Della Mattea from Microsoft Asia Pacific talks about Microsoft’s “Journey of Transformation”.


9:28 a.m

“Digital Transformation is not about technology, it’s about business strategy.” — Marcel Van Hulle


9:22 a.m.

Keynote address from Marcel van Hulle, Senior Vice President of the Info-Tech Research group discusses the industry trends in Digital Transformation.


9:17 a.m.

The Digital Agenda 2030 Video is unveiled!


9:12 a.m.

Cathy Yang, Anchor and Managing Editor of the ABS-CBN News channels starts the program.


9:10 a.m.

The auditorium is getting packed!


9:09 a.m.

The stage is set for the official start of Digital Week


8:56 a.m.

Everyone is getting ready for the start of the program.


8:43 a.m.

Registration is open and made easier through the use of QR codes.

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