Inaugural Asia Tech x Singapore Event Convenes Leaders across Governments and Businesses to Redefine the Future of Technology

Last updated: 29 April 2021

Published on: 29 April 2021

Edward Screven and James Murdoch amongst thought leading speakers at Asia Tech x Singapore to explore the intersections of tech trust, tech for good, innovation, and creativity

Singapore, 29 April 2021 – The Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA), Informa Tech and the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) announced new details around Asia Tech x Singapore (ATxSG) today.

The invitation-only ATxSummit will gather top government, tech and business leaders to engage in conversations on trends, challenges and opportunities across four key pillars – Tech x Trust, Tech x Good, Tech x Builders, and Tech x Creative – to shape our shared digital future.

The inaugural summit will spearhead ATxSG events, to be held from 13 to 16 July 2021. This will be a hybrid event in Singapore that will bring together the private and public sectors physically and virtually at the Marina Bay Sands. ATxSG is positioned as a unique opportunity to have open and in-depth conversations across government and businesses on the role technology plays in society, and how it serves as both a bridge and catalyst for greater innovation in the digital economy.

Mr Lew Chuen Hong, Chief Executive, Infocomm Media Development Authority, said, “Singapore is the gateway and a Global-Asia node to the world’s fastest growing digital economies.  We are excited to host this pioneering event in Singapore, bringing together business, tech and government leaders to shape our shared digital future. The best innovations arise at the intersection of cutting-edge technology, international business, creative pursuits, and society at large. We look forward to igniting the conversations of thought leaders and change makers at the inaugural ATxSG.”

Delegates can expect to hear from luminary speakers and panellists at the ATxSummit, an exclusive invite-only conference, including Mr Blaise Aguera y Arcas, Engineering Fellow, Google Research Int’l; Mr Edward Screven, Chief Corporate Architect, Oracle; Mr James Murdoch, Founder and CEO, Lupa Systems; Ms Sunita Kaur, Senior Vice President, APAC, Twitch; and Mr Uday Shankar, President, Federation of the Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry, former President, Asia Pacific of the Walt Disney Company and the Chairman of Star and Disney India.

Four overarching pillars will guide conversations around the most pertinent issues within today’s digital economy. They consist of:

Tech x Trust: Understand the role of tech in engendering trust, in an increasingly “trust-less” world.

Tech x Good: Diversity, inclusivity and sustainability at an individual, company and country level are necessary if tech is to be used for good.

Tech x Builders: Tech does not build itself. From developers to users, from dreamers to investors. How to build innovative products and solutions that maximise the impact of tech.

Tech x Creative: Tech can be beautiful. Creative design and storytelling elevate technology, and is often the key that defines success for products, services and brands.

"Being deeply rooted in the global technology ecosystem and as part of the world’s largest B2B event organiser, ATxSG will be the newest addition to Informa Tech’s series of global festivals, where we strive to inspire tech communities to design, build and run a better world. We look forward to bringing those international networks and global tech brands such as AT&T, AWS, Google, Huawei, IBM, Nokia, Oracle and Salesforce to facilitate conversations, and share insights and new innovations that will drive Asia’s digital economies forward," said Ms Carolyn Dawson, Managing Director, Informa Tech.

With an expected 3,000 attendees at the Marina Bay Sands, ATxSG will host local and international VIPs across four segments:

ATxSummit, an exclusive invite-only summit hosted by IMDA that gathers governments, global enterprises and communities. Delegates will engage in conversations on trends, challenges and opportunities across the four key pillars.

ATxEnterprise, a B2B platform for the Telecommunications, Media and Tech industries, comprising long-running exhibition and conferences – BroadcastAsia, CommunicAsia, SatelliteAsia and TechXLR8 Asia.

ATxImpact, a collection of events fostering Social Impact and start-ups including Elevating Founders Asia, Innovfest and accelerateHER Asia.

ATxPlus, which features a selection of conferences providing deeper insights into today’s hottest topics in business and technology.

“We are delighted to support IMDA and Informa Tech as they reimagine the future of MICE through the inaugural ATxSG. Singapore is breaking new ground with its steady and safe resumption of larger-scale events, and we will continue to work closely with our MICE industry players to strengthen our position as a trusted Global Asia Node for top business events. We look forward to providing a safe and fruitful experience for all attendees of ATxSG 2021,” said Mr Keith Tan, Chief Executive, Singapore Tourism Board.

For more information on the events, please refer to our annex below or visit asiatechxsg.com.

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JOINTLY ISSUED BY ASIA TECH X SINGAPORE, INFORMA TECH, SINGAPORE TOURISM BOARD AND THE INFO-COMMUNICATIONS MEDIA DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY (IMDA)


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. Taking place from 13 to 16 July 2021, ATxSG is organised by the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) and Informa Tech and supported by the Singapore Tourism Board (STB). This inaugural event builds on the foundations of Singapore’s Smart Nation Innovation Week and Informa Tech’s ConnecTechAsia into a single flagship tech platform led by four main segments – ATxSummit, ATxEnterprise, ATxImpact, and ATxPlus. 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 Info-communications Media Development Authority (IMDA)

The Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) leads Singapore’s digital transformation with infocomm media. To do this, IMDA will develop a dynamic digital economy and a cohesive digital society, driven by an exceptional infocomm media (ICM) ecosystem – by developing talent, strengthening business capabilities, and enhancing Singapore's ICM infrastructure. IMDA also regulates the telecommunications and media sectors to safeguard consumer interests while fostering a pro-business environment, and enhances Singapore’s data protection regime through the Personal Data Protection Commission.

For more news and information, visit www.imda.gov.sg or follow IMDA on Facebook IMDAsg and Twitter @IMDAsg.

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. 


For media clarifications, please contact:

Jonathan Lim – LEWIS Global Communications
Tel: +65 9777 7941
Email: ATxSG@teamlewis.com

Patricia Yee
Tel: +65 9382 7452
Email: patricia.yee@informa.com