Emerging from an Economic Crisis—What Role for Technology Adoption?


While the full extent of COVID-19’s economic impact is not yet evident, the pandemic is reshaping technological transformation across the region.

In this session, "Emerging from an Economic Crisis—What Role for Technology Adoption?," experts shared insights on the role of emerging technologies in spurring economic growth amid the COVID-19 crisis and countries’ path toward sustainable recovery.  

The panel discussion was part of the inaugural Southeast Asia Development Symposium held on 21 October 2020.


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