Event date: 6 March 2017
Time: 6.00pm - 8.00pm
Address: 1 Fusionopolis View, Level 7, DAX Sandcrawler Building, Singapore 138577
An insightful event hosted by Development Bank of Singapore (DBS) that gives us an understanding of how businesses are disrupting through digital innovation and transformation, and how that could also scale their businesses for social impact.
There was a panel discussion on digital SMEs of the future, spearheaded by Karen Ngui, Managing Director and Head of Group Strategic Marketing & Communication of DBS Bank.
Presenters included Dr. Alex Lin, Head of ecosystem development for SGInnovate Pte Ltd and DBS BusinessCare Advisor. He leads a team of professionals to develop the startup ecosystem in Singapore, through strategic investments in promising companies.
Next, Gillian Tee, co-founder and CEO of Homage - which provides a complete suite of in-home senior care services combining the use of technology and trained, curated caregivers, allowing seniors to age at home gracefully with control as well as dignity. The entrepreneur, who used to work in Silicon Valley, USA, was inspired by her ageing mother whose motions lacked agility of hee younger years.
David Pong, CEO of WateROAM - an award-winning water filtration innovation that provides clean water to disaster-hit areas within seconds. David counts his blessings literally, that he is able to help grief-stricken disaster victims obtain a necessity of life through his creation.
Finally, David D'Souza, founder of Zaya Learning Labs - bringing education to children in underserved communities through innovation. He also had a solo segment to share on how his ingenius technology enabled learning for children from lower-income communities.
We were also treated to a preview of "New Beginnings", the latest episode from DBS' miniseries Sparks.
The event concluded with some nice food (Waygu Beef Sliders, Angel Hair Pasta with sScampi and Mushroom Tartlets, etc), a round of phototaking and a lovely gift box consisting of a DBS Sparks postcard, almonds, chocolate, banana etc.
Thank you DBS Bank for the invite!