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The wave of interest surrounding AI since the release of ChatGPT late last year has captured the world's imagination and attention. The technology that powers these products, including chatbots, have surprised even their creators with their unexpected talents and stand to transform humans' relationship with computers, knowledge and even with themselves.

While AI offers extraordinary opportunities, it also poses new risks. What are the regulatory and ethical issues surrounding its future usage? How will generative AI affect the future of work and how should business leaders prepare for this new era as we collectively move forward to find a measured approach on which to build a foundation.

The panel discussion will explore the current state of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the forces shaping its future.


8:00 AM - 8:30 AM
Doors open and registration
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Opening presentation
9:00 AM - 9:45 AM
Panel discussion
9:45 AM - 10:00 AM
Q&A and networking


  • Karthikeyan R. (Senior Director, Specialist Sales, Data Analytics and Artificial Intelligence APAC of Microsoft)

    Karthikeyan R.

    Senior Director, Specialist Sales, Data Analytics and Artificial Intelligence APAC of Microsoft

    Karthikeyam is a Seasoned Sales Leader who is adept in managing product feature portfolio strategies, Go-To-Market planning, engaging C-Level executives, formulating business strategy and translating business strategy to scaled execution with 20+ years of industry experience and a proven track record of technical solution sales and management of teams across Asia Pacific (Direct experience in China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Korea, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore and Australian markets)

    He is also an experienced researcher in the application of Big-Data analysis techniques to answer business questions
    Published research focused on big data analysis of online interaction data for customer feature preference inference and a Solution Architect with deep knowledge of Business to Business Integration , Business Process Management, Cloud Computing, Enterprise Architecture

    Karthikeyan holds a MSc. in Engineering and Management from the prestigious MIT Sloan School of Management, and a BSc. in Computer Engineering from NTU.

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  • Leo Jiang (Chief Digital Officer - APAC at Huawei)

    Leo Jiang

    Chief Digital Officer - APAC at Huawei

    Leo is a savvy, accomplished, business and technology leader and Recognized Top 10 CDO Globally by Technology Magazine in 2022. He is highly regarded for leveraging design thinking, innovation to drive record-breaking growth for global multi-national companies. A columnist for medium.com, startup, data driven investor, on emerging technology and digital transformation. Leo is sought as corporate entrepreneur and delivered a several transformational changes in global multinational companies e.g. BT, Orange Business Services, and Vodafone prior joining Huawei.

    His key remit at Huawei is to build out Huawei startup ecosystems globally under the brand of Huawei Spark.

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  • Wan Sie LEE (Director for Data-Driven Tech of Infocomm Media Development Authority)

    Wan Sie LEE

    Director for Data-Driven Tech of Infocomm Media Development Authority

    Lee Wan Sie is Director for Data-Driven Tech at Singapore’s Infocomm Media Development Authority. In the area of AI, her responsibilities include driving Singapore’s approach to AI governance, growing the trustworthy AI ecosystem in Singapore and collaborating with governments around the world to further the development of responsible AI. She is also responsible for encouraging greater use of emergent data technologies, such as privacy enhancing tech, to enable more trusted data sharing in Singapore. Wan Sie has extensive experience in technology use in the public sector – prior to her current role, she developed Singapore’s strategies for Digital Economy and Smart Nation, enabled tech experimentation and innovation as head of IDA Labs, and implemented government digital services that helped Singapore become one of the easiest places in a world to do business. Outside of Singapore, she has worked with governments around the world in their national digitalisation efforts. Wan Sie actively supports Women in Tech in Singapore, to encourage young women to take up a career in technology.

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  • Saranpaal Calais (Partner at Allen & Overy)

    Saranpaal Calais

    Partner at Allen & Overy

    Saranpaal is a technology and digital lawyer, advising clients in APAC on a wide range of strategic technology transactions including digital collaborations and joint ventures, digital transformation projects, and complex commercial contracting. He specialises in the fintech, ecommerce, payments, insurtech and digital assets spaces.

    Saranpaal regularly advises on the legal issues associated with emerging technologies such as AI, blockchain, data analytics and advanced robotics. He leads A&O’s AI initiatives in APAC, advising clients at the intersection of AI and intellectual property, data privacy and regulatory law, and helping them navigate responsible AI solutions, and AI-focused transactions.

    In 2015, Saranpaal co-founded a technology company that developed an AI & data analytics platform for the aviation industry.

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  • Sumana Rajarethnam (Director, South-East Asia of Economist Intelligence Corporate Network)

    Sumana Rajarethnam

    Director, South-East Asia of Economist Intelligence Corporate Network

    Sumana is a senior policy professional with 17 years of experience. Having worked at several dynamic and vibrant tech firms, Sumana designs and implements policies through advocacy, strategic communication and evidence-based analysis. With a flair for writing and communication, Sumana is able to negotiate complex engagements & cultivate senior-level internal/external relationships.

    Sumana holds a Masters in Public Policy from the University of Michigan, as well as a B.A. in Political Science and Geography from UCLA.

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Four Seasons Hotel Singapore

(Crescent Ballroom)
190 Orchard Boulevard,
Singapore 248646


If you have any questions please contact EICN SEA

Contact Organizer

+65 65345177

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