Last updated: 16 March 2023
Published on: 25 May 2022
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Asia Tech x Singapore is set to attract more than 12,000 global leaders and industry players as they gather to discuss emerging tech issues and opportunities in Singapore
SINGAPORE, 25 MAY 2022 – From 31 May to 3 June, Singapore is hosting Asia Tech x Singapore (ATxSG), Asia’s flagship technology event that convenes global leaders and decision-makers across the technological ecosystem to debate and address opportunities and challenges as the world taps into the potential of digital to power the next bound of global economic growth while building an inclusive digital future.
ATxSG is headlined by the exclusive invitation-only ATxSummit to be held at The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore on 31 May, where Mr. Heng Swee Keat, Singapore’s Deputy Prime Minister and Coordinating Minister for Economic Policies will be the Guest of Honour. With a powerhouse line up of more than 50 speakers and some 2,000 guests from government, business and industry, the event will see robust discussion on a wide gamut of topics such as quantum computing, metaverse, and sustainability for a green digital future. On the same evening, Mr. Teo Chee Hean, Singapore’s Senior Minister and Coordinating Minister for National Security, will be the Guest of Honour for the inaugural ATxSummit Social – an exclusive, by-invitation-only dinner for the Summit’s speakers and guests.
The line-up of speakers includes Mrs. Josephine Teo, Singapore’s Minister for Communications and Information, Guest of Honour for the ATxAI Conference (1 Jun), as well as a panellist at ‘Trust in the Digital Economy’ (31 May) and ‘Changing Roles of Women in Tech (1 Jun) and Mr. Ong Ye Kung, Singapore’s Minister for Health, who will be speaking at a panel session on ‘Rethinking Healthcare Within a Digital Landscape’. They will be joined by Ministers from Brazil, Estonia, European Commission, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mongolia and the United States. ATxSG will also host senior executives from the world’s biggest and fastest-growing technology companies such as Amazon Web Services, Epic Games, Google, IBM, Microsoft and Ping An Group.
“Digital and tech brings many opportunities but also challenges. That impact is felt at the intersection of Tech and Governance, Tech and Businesses, and Tech and Society. This involves building a trusted digital environment, creating economic growth, seeding innovations, and tackling society’s pressing problems. It is therefore key to bring together thought leaders across these domains, to shape that shared digital future,” said Mr. Lew Chuen Hong, Chief Executive, Singapore’s Infocomm Media Development Authority.
ATxAI and ATxInspire: Women in Tech
On 1 June, ATxSG will feature ATxAI conference that will look at the future of AI technologies, trust in AI, and how AI can be leveraged for social good. On the same day, participants at ATxInspire will hear from distinguished female leaders in the technology space. They will share their views on how to bolster the progress of women professionals in the industry while promoting greater diversity across the tech workforce. The panellists include Mrs. Josephine Teo, H.E. Bolor-Erdene Battsengel, Mongolia’s Secretary of State, Ministry of Digital Development and Communications, H.E. Makishima Karen, Japan’s Minister for Digital, Ms. Jessica Tan, Co-CEO of Ping An Group and Ms. Kathy Baxter, Principal Architect, Ethical AI practice at Salesforce.
At the side-lines of ATxSG, Mr. Tan Kiat How, Singapore’s Minister of State for Communications and Information, will be giving the keynote address as Guest of Honour at the Founders Forum (31 May), and Ms. Rahayu Mahzam, Singapore’s Parliamentary Secretary will be giving the keynote address at the InnovFest x Elevating Founders (ATxImpact) (1 Jun) as Guest of Honour.
ATxEnterprise and ATxImpact
ATxSG will showcase two popular segments: ATxEnterprise and ATxImpact, organised by Informa Tech, scheduled from 1 to 3 June, at the Singapore EXPO. Spanning 3 halls of more than 500 exhibitors from 32 countries/regions and 200 conference sessions featuring more than 350 speakers.
The three-day event will see more than 10,000 attendees and business leaders from across Asia’s Tech, Media, Telecoms and Start-up ecosystem convene in Singapore for a long-awaited return to in-person events.
The ATxEnterprise Headliners will kick-off the event with Dr Janil Puthucheary, Singapore’s Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Communications and Information & Ministry of Health, Singapore, delivering the opening address on 1 June, at 9.30am.
Tony Blair, former Prime Minister of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and Executive Chairman of the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change, will also join virtually to deliver a keynote on Supporting Global Change through Technology.
ATxEnterprise, the flagship collection of industry events at ATxSG, features BroadcastAsia, CommunicAsia, SatelliteAsia, and TechXLR8Asia, led by top sponsors Huawei, NCS and Singtel. ATxImpact featuring InnovFest x Elevating Founders, organised in partnership with NUS Enterprise, the official start-up event of ATxSG, and largest gathering of its kind in the region, brings together more than 100 promising regional start-ups, and top names in venture capital.
“Boasting a strong line-up of renowned speakers and over 500 exhibitors from various industries including business, technology, and telecommunications, we are excited to partner with IMDA for this year’s ATxSG, the first to be conducted physically. We look forward to insights and conversations across business, tech and government leaders that will shape our shared digital future,” said Mr. Tom Cuthell, Vice President of Festivals, Informa Tech.
For more information on the events, please visit asiatechxsg.com.
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Appendix: ATxSG – Line-up of Key Events (211.00KB)
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About Info-communications Media Development Authority (IMDA)
The Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) leads Singapore’s digital transformation by developing a vibrant digital economy and an inclusive digital society. As Architects of Singapore’s Digital Future, we foster growth in Infocomm Technology and Media sectors in concert with progressive regulations, harness frontier technologies, and develop local talent and digital infrastructure ecosystems to establish Singapore as a digital metropolis.
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About Asia Tech x Singapore
Asia Tech x Singapore (ATxSG) is Asia's flagship tech event where technology intersects with society and the digital economy. ATxSG is organised by the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) and Informa Tech and supported by the Singapore Tourism Board (STB). This event combines Singapore's Smart Nation Innovation Week and Informa Tech's ConnecTechAsia into a single flagship tech platform led by four main segments – ATxSummit, ATxAI, ATxEnterprise, and ATxImpact. For more information on the event, please visit asiatechxsg.com.
ATxSG drives conversations only possible in Singapore across business, tech and government that will shape our shared digital future. It enables participants to network and keep their finger on the pulse of latest tech trends, challenges and opportunities.
About Informa Tech
Informa Tech is a market leading provider of integrated research, media, training and events to the global Technology community.
We're an international business of more than 1,000 colleagues, operating in more than 20 markets. Our aim is to inspire the Technology community to design, build and run a better digital world through research, media, training and event brands that inform, educate and connect. Over 14,000 professionals subscribe to our research, with 225,000 delegates attending our events and over 18,000 students participating in our training programmes each year, and nearly 4 million people visiting our digital communities each month.
This flagship event joins Informa Tech's portfolio of global tech festivals including London Tech Week and Africa Tech Fest. Hosted in thriving innovation hubs, these global events aim to unite the tech ecosystem to inspire impactful innovation, building a better digital world for both business and society.
About the Singapore Tourism Board
The Singapore Tourism Board (STB) is the lead development agency for tourism, one of Singapore's key economic sectors. Together with industry partners and the community, we shape a dynamic Singapore tourism landscape. We bring the Passion Made Possible brand to life by differentiating Singapore as a vibrant destination that inspires people to share and deepen their passions.
More: www.stb.gov.sg or www.visitsingapore.com
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