SEADS 2020




Program Summary. All times are in GMT+8/ Manila Time.

Opening Plenary: “The New Normal: Driving Economic Recovery through Digital Innovation”

10:00-10:10   ADB Opening Keynote: Masatsugu Asakawa, President, ADB

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10:10-10:20   Keynote 1: Sri Mulyani Indrawati, Finance Minister, Indonesia

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10:20-10:30   Keynote 2: Sherie Ng, General Manager for APAC, Public Sector, Microsoft

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10:30-10:40   Keynote 3: Khailee Ng, Managing Partner, 500 Startups

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10:40-10:45   Break/Video

10:45-11:35   Panel Discussion: “The New Normal: Driving Economic Recovery through Digital Innovation”

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  • Moderator: Lisa Oake, CNBC Catalyst
  • Ahmed M. Saeed, Vice-President, ADB
  • H.E. Nadiem Anwar Makarim, Minister of Education and Culture, Indonesia
  • Sherie Ng, General Manager for APAC, Public Sector, Microsoft
  • Ambassador (retired) Ted Osius, Vice-President for Government Affairs and Public Policy, APAC, Google
  • Mimi Alemayehou, Senior Vice-President, Public-Private Partnership, Mastercard
  • Khailee Ng, Managing Partner, 500 Startups

11:35-11:40   Knowledge Product Launch

ADB will officially launch the Southeast Asia Development Solutions (SEADS) Platform

11:40-11:45   Break/Video

11:45-12:30   Call to Action Dialogue: “Creating an Inclusive Digital Agenda for the Future”

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  • Moderator: Lisa Oake, CNBC Catalyst
  • Ramesh Subramaniam, Director General, Southeast Asia Regional Department, ADB
  • Dr. Huot Pum, Undersecretary of State, Ministry of Economy and Finance, Royal Government of Cambodia
  • Russell Cohen, Group Managing Director-Operations, Grab
  • Kay Vasey, Chief Connecting Officer, MeshMinds
  • Farouk Meralli, Founder and CEO, mClinica

12:30-13:30   Lunch Break

13:30-15:00   Special Session: Emerging from an Economic Crisis—What Role for Technology Adoption?

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  • Moderator: Arndt Husar, Senior Public Management Specialist (Digital Transformation), ADB
  • Dr. Carlos López-Gómez, Head, Policy Links Unit, University of Cambridge
  • Dr. Yurendra Basnett, Country Economist, Indonesia Resident Mission, ADB
  • Vimala Murugan, Director, Industrial Policy, Malaysian Ministry of International Trade and Industry 
  • Dr. Michael Gryseels, Executive Vice-Chairman, True Digital Group
  • Willson Deng, CEO & Founder, Arcstone Pvt. Ltd; Chairman, Singapore Manufacturing Consortium

13:30-15:00   Special Session: The Digital Economy Revolution

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  • Moderator: Kelly Hattel, Senior Financial Sector Specialist, ADB
  • Magnus Ekbom, Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer, Lazada Group
  • Ellen Joyce Suficiencia, Officer in Charge, Center for Learning and Inclusion Advocacy, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas
  • Deanna Morris, Programme Management Officer, UNESCAP
  • Isvary Sivalingam, Southeast Asia Lead, Better Than Cash Alliance, UN Capital Development Fund
  • JoJo Malolos, President and CEO, JG Digital Equity Ventures

13:30-15:00   Special Session: Access for All: Remote Learning and “EdTech”

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  • Moderator: Sameer Khatiwada, Social Sector Specialist (ICT), ADB
  • Colin Marson, Head of Google for Education, APAC, Google
  • Sarah Pouezevara, Senior Education Research Analyst and EdTech Specialist, RTI International
  • Vincent Quah, Regional Head for Education, Research, Healthcare and Not-For-Profit, Head-ASEAN Public Sector, Asia Pacific and Japan Global Public Sector, Amazon Web Services
  • Janine Teo, Chief Executive Officer, Solve Education!
  • Robert Smith, Higher Education & eResearch Lead-APAC, Microsoft

13:30-15:00   Special Session: Leveraging Digital Tech for Healthcare

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  • Moderator: Azusa Sato, Social Sector Specialist, ADB
  • Anit Mukherjee, Policy Fellow, Center for Global Development
  • Ankita Negi, Healthcare Industry Lead for APAC, Microsoft
  • Yit Ming Liaw, Co-Founder and CEO, Smarter Health

13:30-15:00   Special Session: “From Technology to Leadership. Putting the Transformation back into Digital”

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  • Moderator: Teymoor Nabili, Publisher and CEO, TechforImpact
  • Zahin Hussain, Consultant, UNDP CoLabs
  • Prasoon Kumar, CEO, BillionBricks
  • Virginia Tan, Founding Partner, Teja Ventures

15:00-16:00   Break

15:30-17:30   Startups and the Post-COVID Recovery (ADB Ventures & 500 Startups)

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Part I: Building Thriving Inclusive Startup Ecosystems 

         Moderator: Ee Ling Lim, Singapore Country Head, Innovation & Partnerships, 500 Startups; Co-Founder, Smarter Me

  • So-Young Kang, Founder and CEO, Gnowbe
  • Francesca Chia, Co-Founder and CEO, GoGet 

Part II: Startup Spotlight—Building Resilience through Innovation

  • Moderator: Daniel Hersson, Senior Fund Manager, ADB Ventures
  • Keynote Speaker: Vishal Harnal, General Partner, 500 Startups 
  • Glenn Estrella, KonsultaMD
  • Rashi Agarwal, Co-Founder, Zypp Electric
  • Jens Helmersson, Founder, Quizrr
  • Sara Dhewanto, Managing Director, DuitHape 

16:00-17:30   Building a More Agile Government through Cloud Computing (Amazon Web Services Institute)

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  • Moderator: Monique Viengkhou Li, APJ Lead, Amazon Web Services Institute
  • Gregor Hohpe, Enterprise Strategist, Amazon Web Services
  • May-Ann Lim, Executive Director, Asia Cloud Computing Association
  • Quint Simon, Head of Public Policy, APAC, Amazon Web Services 

16:00-17:30   SEADS Hackathon Launch: Re-Establishing Tourism Confidence through Innovative Digital Solutions (ADB)

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  • Moderator: Steven Schipani, Unit Head, Project Administration, ADB Vietnam Resident Mission
  • Cleo Kawawaki, Deputy Director General, Southeast Asia Regional Department, ADB
  • Carolyn Dedolph-Cabrera, Principal IT Specialist, ADB ITD Digital Sandbox Program
  • Allison Woodruff, Senior Urban Development Specialist, ADB
  • Jens Thraenhart, Executive Director, Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office
  • Hai Ho, Co-Founder & CEO, Triip 

16:00-17:30   Modern Government: Empowering People. Enhancing Governments. Enabling Societies (Microsoft)

  • Ian Webster, Global Industry Digital Strategist, Microsoft
  • Atty. Jose Midas P. Marquez, Head, Office of the Court Administrator, Supreme Court of the Philippines
  • Dr. Daiana Beitler, Philanthropies Director in Asia, Microsoft

16:00-17:30   Invitation Only: A Cross-Generational Consultation on Youth Jobs in the Digital Economy
(ADB Youth for Asia)