Insights@Home: Infocomm & Media
5 April 2016
San Jose, US
Smart Nation Careers – Have you got what it takes?
Just how big is Singapore's Smart Nation aspiration? Hear from a panel of speakers from leading companies and public sector agencies as they share their views on this aspiration.
The vision of Singapore as a Smart Nation is where people live meaningful and fulfilled lives, enabled seamlessly by technology, offering exciting opportunities for all.
From developing a Smart Nation Platform to bringing together a nationwide sensor network and data analytics abilities, to a HetNet (heterogenous network) to enable mobile users to switch seamlessly between different types of wireless networks, Singapore is determined to be the world's first true Smart Nation underpinned by data and analytics.
This Smart Nation initiative aims to collaborate with the various stakeholders from public to private corporations, start-ups and also citizens. From cyber security experts to data analytics professionals to software engineers, Singapore is seeking to grow its pool of infocomm technology talent pool.
Tech companies are bringing innovation to Singapore and engineering teams from Nvidia and Spire are working on creating new technology in the areas of autonomous vehicles and space satellite technology. And they are keen to share on what they are doing in Singapore.
Join us at our Insights@Home: Infocomm & Media session to hear from our guest speakers, Dr Simon See (Director and Chief Solution Architect, APJ, Nvidia), Mr Carl Harris (Chief Operating Officer, Spire) and Mr Yi-Hsen Gian (President Americas Operations, Economic Development Board, Singapore).
Contact Singapore Area Director for North America, Ms Kelly Tan, will host this session and present information about working and living in Singapore.
Event Details:
Date: 5 April 2016, Tuesday
Time: 7.00pm – 9.30pm (Registration opens at 6.30pm)
San Carlos Room
300 Almaden Boulevard
San Jose CA 95110
(Light dinner will be provided)
Programme Details:
6.30pm Registration
7.15pm Presentations by EDB, Nvidia, Spire
8.15pm Work in Singapore by Contact Singapore
8.45pm Panel Q&A
9.15pm Networking
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Remember to join us at our Insights@Home networking session and connect with experts from Nvidia and Spire.
Get to Know the Speakers
Simon See
Simon See
Director and Chief Solutions Architect
NVIDIA Corporation
Dr Simon See is currently Director and Chief Solutions Architect of NVIDIA Asia Pacific Professional Solution Group. He is also a Professor at Shanghai Jiaotong University (China) and King-Mong Kung Technical University in Thailand. Professor See is also the Chief Scientific Computing Advisor to BGI (China). Dr See graduated from University of Salford with a Doctorate in Applied Mathematics/Engineering. Prior to NVIDIA, he worked for DSO National Lab, IBM, SGI and Sun Microsystems. His research interests are Computer Architecture and Systems, Simulation and Applied Mathematics. He has published 70+ peer reviewed papers.
Carl Harris
Carl Harris
Chief Operating Officer
Spire Global, Inc.
Carl Harris is the Chief Operating Officer of Spire Global, Inc., a leading player in the nanosatellite space that builds and provides technology and data solutions for logistics, ship tracking and weather applications.
Prior to Spire, Carl served as a Managing Director with Everstone Capital in Singapore, where he led investing across South-East Asia. He was also a member of the Everstone Operating Network, working on strategic, growth and operational initiatives at portfolio companies. Carl remains a consultant to Everstone and also serves on the Board of Excelity Global.
Carl holds an MBA from the Harvard Business School, where he won the Ford Scholarship for the highest performance in the class, the Thomas & Edna Wolfe Scholarship for academic excellence and graduated as a Siebel Scholar. He also holds a Masters degree in Experimental & Theoretical Physics from St. John's College, at the University of Cambridge.
Yi-Hsen Gian
Yi-Hsen Gian
President Americas Operations
Economic Development Board
As President Americas Operations, Yi-Hsen engages with leading American multi-national companies and high growth technology companies on their Asian strategy to grow their businesses in Asia. He leads a team of dynamic Centre and Regional Directors spread across seven offices in North and South America covering a wide spectrum of industries. He brings extensive experience in technology, business model innovation and Asia.
Prior to his current role, Yi-Hsen concurrently served as Chief Information Officer and Director for the following divisions within the EDB: Industry Identification and Incubation (i3), Safety & Security Industry Programme Office (SSIPO) and Office for Space Technology & Industry (OSTIn). During this period, Yi-Hsen championed the development of a satellite industry in Singapore and of pioneering capabilities in cybersecurity and safe city capabilities for Singapore. Yi-Hsen also served in various committees for Singapore’s Research, Innovation & Enterprise 2020 masterplan.
Yi-Hsen graduated from the University of Tokyo with a Bachelor’s of Electrical Engineering and has spent over 10 years in Japan. He is fluent in English, Japanese, Mandarin and Malay, and is married with two young children, reads extensively and enjoys outdoor jogs.
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