2020 marks the first time that ConnecTechAsia will be held on a pure virtual environment. Slated for September 29-October 1, 2020 the conference will feature 220 speakers and more than 200 sessions, and cover the latest trends within the Telecom, Media and Technology (TMT) space.
Headliner sessions will address three broad tech themes:
Day one: Resilient Future in Asia Through Tech, discusses how regional government and tech leaders can use next-generation technologies to address critical needs and solve problems in this current pandemic to build a stronger more resilient future.
Day two: Enterprise Outlook: Tech Reality Check, covers emerging technologies and strategies enterprises should focus on, such as the developments of advancements in analytics through automation, distributed cloud systems, bridging the gap between data storage and computation and data-driven policing.
Day three: Tech for Good: Using Technology to Improve Well-Being, will deep dive into the potential technology has in helping society achieve better well-being, and improve the quality of life for the less privileged. It will examine how technology like artificial intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT), augmented reality, robotics, connectivity and digital fabrication can provide a greater good to society.
Government, business and technology illuminaries slated to speak at the event include Anne Chow, ceo, AT&T Business; Huey Tyng Ooi, managing director and head of GrabPay, Grab; Brenda Harvey, general manager, IBM Asia Pacific; Vikram Sinha, coo, Indosat Ooredoo; ST Liew, vp & president, Taiwan & SEA, Qualcomm; Bicky Bhangu, president - Southeast Asia, Pacific and South Korea, Rolls Royce; and Martin Huang, md Southeast Asia, SenseTime
Four tracks will run concurrently over the three-day conference.
The CommunicAsia conference brings together Asia’s telcos and shines the spotlight on the latest telecommunications developments in the region.
Executives from AIS, Axiata Group, DTAC, Huawei, NTT Docomo, Ooredo Group, Optus, PCCW, PTCL, Reliance Jio, SK Telecom, Spark New Zealand, Telkom Indonesia and others will share their insights on the digital transformation of telcos, industries and communities in the era of 5G, monetising and delivering consumer 5G products and services, and technologies including virtualisations, cloud, automation and edge computing.
The BroadcastAsia conference will feature speakers from Sony Pictures Networks, Star TV Network, NHK and Viddsee. Expect discussions to be around the future of broadcasting technologies, and how media companies can harness tech such as 5G, AI, cloud and virtualisation to thrive in this media revolution.
The conference will also table strategies to navigate the new world of content consumption, revenues and advertising – from the latest hybrid TV and pay TV platforms to the best approach for building streaming services to engage consumers and compete in the future media ecosystem.
To be held as part of ConnecTechAsia, TechXLR8 Asia, brings together innovation leaders from enterprises including, Bank of Singapore, CIMB Bank, Daimler Trucks Asia, DB Schenker, DHL, Facebook, Rolls Royce, SPTel, TCL Capital and Visa, among others.
TechXLR8 Asia is actually two conferences under one roof – IoT World Asia and the AI Summit, and covering emerging technologies like AI, IoT, Blockchain and AR/VR, their applications for various vertical industries, and how will they drive the economy to the next level of digital transformation. The conference will bring together.
A new addition to the mega-conference is the SatelliteAsia with industry experts from ABS, AsiaSat, Gilat, KT Sat, Hughes Network System, MEASAT operators, SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation coming together to address the satellite communications market in Asia as well as satellite’s role in the rollout 5G and video distribution.
The inaugural Asian editions of accelerateHER and Elevating Founders, will also draw top professionals from around the world to provide insight on progressive diversity and inclusion within the tech sector and the ever-challenging world of start-ups.
accelerateHER is a global events series and network bringing together a highly curated group of exceptional entrepreneurs, CEOs and global thought leaders in an environment conducive to catalytic discussion and collaboration.
accelerateHER comes to ConnecTechAsia for the very first time to deliver content-rich, high impact panel discussions and fire-side chats featuring the women leaders and technology pioneers building and driving Asia’s most awe-inspiring companies.
Top speakers to grace the event include Ankiti Bose, co-founder & ceo, Zilingo; Huey Tyng Ooi, managing director, GrabPay; Natalie Black, HM trade commissioner for Asia Pacific, Department for International Trade.
For those interested in the start-up scene, there is the Elevating Founders Asia which features keynotes with established start-ups and venture capitalists and pitchoffs by high potential Seed and Series A tech start-ups in healthTech, FinTech, PropTech, Smart Cities, EdTech, RetailTech and AgriTech.
Ivan Ferrari, event director, Tech, Media & Entertainment Events, Informa Markets, who spearheads ConnecTechAsia said going fully virtual this year has enabled us to bring together a stellar cast of speakers to share insights on how to leverage technology to navigate this pandemic and set up enterprises, cities and societies for a digitally-ready future.
“Through these trying times, we seek to provide a platform where enterprises can find solutions and strategies to future proof and build resilient businesses for now and beyond,” he added.