Last updated: 13 March 2023
Published on: 21 April 2017
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The annual celebration of global innovation will showcase technologies shaping our future.
Learn about the latest and greatest in innovative tech at the Smart Nation Innovations (SNI) Week this April and May. (Photo credit: unbound)
By Amy Tan
Singapore's vision of becoming a Smart Nation is taking shape. Whether it is driverless cars at One North or new e-payment solutions, Singaporeans are starting to see the tangible benefits of living in a city connected by technology.
Against this backdrop, this year's Smart Nation Innovations (SNI) Week will be an important showcase of the Republic's potential as a centre for disruptive innovation and emerging technologies.
To be held from 29 April to 4 May at Marina Bay Sands Convention Centre, 2017’s edition will see over 20,000 local and international guests gather in Singapore to share and learn about the impact of disruptive technology and celebrate the success of innovators across Asia.
Whatever industry you’re from, there is surely a compelling reason to attend SNI Week 2017.
1. Listen to tech's superstars
Get to hear from some of the tech industry's leading figures on the trends shaking up the world of tech today, including Dirk Ahlborn, CEO of Hyperloop, Hiroshi Saijou, CEO and Managing Director at Yamaha Motor Ventures and Laboratory, and Tan Min-Liang, CEO, co-founder and creative director of Razer. With over 200 distinguished speakers across various tracks, there is almost certainly something to pique your interest and learn from at the event.
2. Advertising's high-tech makeover
Learn about digital technology’s disruptive impact on the advertising and media businesses at the inaugural run of convergence. The event will gather global brands, local advertising agencies as well as media and tech professionals to discuss the coming together of content, communications and technology, and look at how this will impact the advertising sector in today’s digital age.
3. Discover the next big thing
Where's the next big tech disruption likely to take place? SNI Week will see over 400 start-ups and established companies showcase their latest tech offerings, ranging from wearables and automation to the bionics space.
4. An entire ecosystem under one roof
With over 20,000 participants and more than 200 distinguished speakers from across the technology and media sectors expected to attend SNI Week, get invaluable insights on how venture capitalists, start-ups and commercial vendors connect in one vibrant ecosystem.
5. Tech tinkering for everyone
Pilot your first drone flight, be a tank commander for the day and try out a 3D printing pen. This year’s Tech Saturday has been upsized with more tech, more innovation and more fun. This free public event is great for the whole family to get in touch with their inner Steve Jobs and get hands-on with the latest tech.
Smart Nation Innovations Week will happen from 29 April to 4 May at the Marina Bay Sands. For more information, visit sniweek.com. SNI Week is brought to you by IMDA, organised by NUS Enterprise and Unbound, in support of Smart Nation Singapore.