By Dr. Matthew Chua, Associate Lecturer & Consultant, Medical & Cybernetics Systems
Moderated by Mr. Tan Peng Wei, Chief, IT Strategy & Management
By Mr. Lee Chuk Munn, Senior Lecturer & Consultant, Software Engineering & Design
By Mr. Prasanna Veerapandi, Assistant Lecturer & Consultant, Startups & SME and Mr. Lee Cjin Pheow, Adjunct Lecturer
By Mr. Prasanna Veerapandi, Assistant Lecturer & Consultant, Startups & SMEs
By Ms. Lim Hooi Ling, Chief, Master of Technology in IT Leadership
Panellists: Prof. Li Haizhou, Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, National University of Singapore and Mr. Laurence Liew, Director, AI Industry Innovation, AI.SG, National University of Singapore
10 years ago, when we used to think of Artificial Intelligence (AI), it was a big computer with lots of lights and a black box of rules that tried to do the same kind of things that people do, just poorly. But todays AI are driving cars, taking orders for our pizza, teaching English, composing music, and generally interacting with people and with society in ways that seem almost like science fiction. In this panel discussion, we will ask what it takes to be an AI interacting with people on a daily basis, what are some of the interesting (and perhaps ethical) issues arising out of this, and how this relates to Singapores vision of the Smart Nation.
Moving IoT sits at the cross-road of two critical trends, viz. the IT/OT convergence and the cyber/physical security convergence. Drawing from different examples in wearable devices, (industrial) robots, bike-sharing/ride-sharing/asset-sharing apps, and drones/autonomous vehicles, this talk will highlight the new security challenges presented by IoT assets on the move (sometimes at high speeds) and the dynamic security context based on geolocation.
Digital manufacturing is an integrated approach to manufacturing that is centered around a computer system. Current limitations in bio-fabrication for medical needs include long synthesis time, exceptional skilled labour and costs. We propose an intelligent digital manufacturing system that can perform patient-specific 3D modelling of implants, material selection and optimization. Lastly, a virtual reality (VR) manufacturing lab is proposed to evaluate the prototype manufacturing process and train new manufacturers.
Businesses has long accepted the Greek philosopher, Heraclituss famous quote : The only thing that is constant is Change. Today, change is more like a multi-headed hydra characterised by VUCA. This presentation aims to highlight key future skills that a Project Manager needs to start thinking about to thrive in the new digital environment.
Technology such as data analytics, mobility, social media and smart embedded devices are radically transforming businesses and government. It is changing business-customer, business-business, government-citizen and people-people interactions. It is changing business models, business processes, customer behaviours and government policies. However, although technology presents new opportunities, it also creates new challenges.
To answer these challenges, a firm understanding and practice of enterprise digital governance mechanisms is needed. The essence of enterprise digital governance enables the creation of a flexible system for maintaining accountability, roles and decision-making in the face of technological changes and value from the effective and sustainable use of assets. Practicing enterprise digital governance well disrupts gently, but practicing it unwisely will result in chaotic disruption.
As digital systems become more embedded in our physical world, architects, developers, designers and technologists will need to work more closely to bring meaningful experiences to life for citizens and customers. In this panel discussion we will examine the challenges of designing and delivering phyigital and omnichannel experiences, how organisations can work in a cross-disciplinary fashion and where the skills gaps are.
Internet of Things (IoT) is all about connecting various devices and sensors to the Internet. When these devices are connected to cloud platforms, we sometimes call this system the Cloud of Things. In this learning session, we will discuss how we can utilise cloud-based IoT services from AWS to add value to IoT solutions. We will walk through the end-to-end IoT lifecycle (Sense, Ingest, Process, Analyse and Respond) used to build efficient and scalable IoT solutions.
The Internet of Things, AI and robotics, and other technological advances are producing large amount of consumer data which can be used to achieve customer intimacy via targeted and just-in-time product and service information. Product managers can design and create winning products and services by leveraging data and digital touchpoints to deliver breakthrough customer experiences.
Learn and adopt digital product and service thinking and practices that help drive customer intimacy!
Panellists: Poh Lai Khim, Chief LEA:D Officer, IRAS and Cheryl Ong, Associate Director, Talent Acquisition, Asia Pacific Advisory Centre, Ernst & Young
Would there be a day when you will be competing with a humanoid robot for a dream job? As we live in the era of digital disruption, what capabilities we should possess to ensure that we stay relevant?
Apart from the conventional skillsets, what does it mean to be digitally talented? Hear from our representatives from the government ministry, technology firm and consulting agency, their expectation of digital talents in both digital skillsets and mindsets.
Consumers today are in the driving seat. The ability of organisations to engage them directly and creatively is a game changer. With a wide repertoire of tools like live videos, games, social media, influencers, chatbots and more, its time to get creative. Look behind the scenes as we explore the Art of engaging customers, backed by Science of analytics and insights.
With Singapores push towards international connectivity and the adoption of digital technologies, we inadvertently expand our cyber-attack surface. We become more exposed to cyber-threats from individual, opportunistic hackers, to professional and organised cyber criminals groups, affecting our intellectual property, businesses and even our safety.
In this session, you will learn the essentials of cybersecurity and experience how cyber threats can attack your environment through cybersecurity games, ultimately understanding the importance of an informed organisational culture that emphasizes cybersecurity.
Ability to engage various stakeholders will often lead to better project objectives and outcomes.
This highly interactive game-format workshop will have the participants engaged in a race to determine the best project outcomes with a series of stakeholder conversations.
Participants will work as a team to learn about stakeholders concerns and prioritise them to determine the best project outcome.
This highly interactive workshop will have the participants engaged in a race to determine the best project outcomes with a series of stakeholder conversations.
Participants will work as a team to learn about stakeholders concerns and prioritise them to determine the best project outcome.
Panellists: Jamie Neo, Product Engineering & Smart Manufacturing Section Manager, HP, Kenneth Wong, Director, Creative and Professional Services Division, WSG, Ong Tun Kim, Senior Manager, IBM, Thomas Lim, Director-Projects, APAC, UST Global (Singapore) Pte Ltd
With a digitally disrupted economy, many mid-career professionals are faced with the challenges of either Job missed matches or Job mismatches as mentioned by Minister Lim Swee Say. Yet, we know that employers are constantly looking for talents that will propel their organisations forward. This panel attempts to discuss the challenges faced by the employers in finding the right digital talent and what can be done to bridge the gap between knowledge and skills.
Robust foresight can be utilised to enhance the quality of strategic decision-making in complex and uncertain operating environments. It is important to be able to think about future and act on it. The session will focus on the essentials of scenario and strategic thinking to stay relevant in a digital world.
Panellist: Mr. Lawrence Smith, Global Head of Talent & Learning, SmartUp.io
Blockchain has become the hottest topic in technology, but how much is hype and how much is real? In this panel we discuss the current state of the blockchain landscape in Singapore and beyond.
A DevOps way of working promises many benefits, from faster delivery to a more stable operating environment. But its not all about the technology!
To successfully implement and sustain DevOps, you must look at your people first. Join Jamie as he introduces the key roles that are critical success factors for any DevOps implementation and take a look at the career paths available to take you from your current role, to one that will be in high demand.
Reinforcement Learning (RL) is an area of Machine Learning that is concerned with getting a software agent to take the correct actions within a specific environment so as to maximize its reward. Examples of RL include autonomous vehicles and game playing agents like DeepBlue and AlphaGo.
This talk will introduce techniques for building RL agents.
Many of us are highly dependent on our smartphones and tablets for consuming media and accessing online service, such as for banking and shopping, at any time and from anywhere. The mobile application (app) software is downloaded to run on the smart device, but many back end services are needed for it to work in a functional, secure, reliable and scalable way. Many mobile apps need to connect to the cloud to use services provided by cloud platforms.
This talk will explore how to design and develop a mobile app that consumes cloud services, including for application processing, data storage, authentication and authorisation. We will describe the steps needed to do test and deploy the app to users after meeting the platforms compliance requirements.
The often observed gap in empathy and communications between the IT department and the rest of a business can result in a mismatch between expectations and outcomes in terms of technology investments. As organisations attempt to unleash the transformation potential available through digital technologies, the speaker will look at the importance of empathy-based engagement in designing and driving change.
Voice is the next major disruption in computing! Big companies like Amazon. Google, Apple and Microsoft are pouring R&D into NLP and AI, making voice-activated hardware assistants like the Amazon Echo and the Google Home. This workshop will teach you how to start building your own Amazon Alexa Skills or Google Home Actions.
Data visualisation is an information design to present data visually. It consists of three main parts, namely data, visualisation and storytelling. In fact, data visualisation becomes a new language for storytelling. It is very important to express complex ideas in simplest manner. The goal from the workshop is to gain the essential skillset to create dashboard for business as well as infographics for broad communication.
Predict what your customer wants before they even know it! AI is a powerful game changer. Companies like IBM, Facebook, Microsoft and now Google are investing heavily in AI. Pattern recognition and visual search are becoming new norms in interacting with customers. Recommendation systems provide intuition-based recommendations that can influence and boost customer engagement in ways not previously possible. Youll learn how to leverage customer profiles based on Facebook and Twitter data to generate recommendations using the IBM Watson.
Deep Learning is a new area of Machine Learning research, which has been introduced with the objective of moving Machine Learning closer to one of its original goals: Artificial Intelligence. Deep learning is playing an important role in many fields, such as image processing, natural language processing, signal processing etc. During this session audiences will learn how to apply deep learning in digits recognition problem by using R.
The prevalence of social media has enabled normal users to openly voice their opinions and share their experiences about various products or services. Sentiment Mining provides businesses opportunities to mine the social media data for the publics sentiments over their products and services. In this session, the audience will learn how to perform sentiment mining using R.
A Blockchain is a decentralised database which chronologically and securely records transactions. A transaction can be of cryptocurrency like Bitcoin, Ether and etc (and looking into Bitcoin is a good place to start understanding the fundamentals of Blockchain architecture). However, Blockchain transactions can further represent the transfer of value on systems like Ethereum and others. Value might be a service, a product or an approval in the form of a Smart Contract.
Learn how you can implement smart contracts in blockchain!
Overview of how Cloud DevOps is managed by ChatOps bots using Containers and Docker hosts to execute command across a distributed set of servers. This topic will demonstrate Function as a Service framework for building serverless functions on Docker.
What is Old IT? What is New IT? Where does Digital fit in? What is the role of Enterprise IT today? Do IT organisations have to change? How can IT continue to deliver business value and outcomes to contribute to the organisation's success in the digital economy?
Many of us are not only battling the disruption of technology on the business, but also to the traditional roles of the IT organisation, the CIO and the IT professional. Digital and disruption are here to stay. Join this session to learn and share how we can address these questions and much more.
In this talk, Ms Lim Hooi Ling will also share briefly about the Master of Technology in IT Leadership programme, which is specially designed to prepare and nurture the next generation of IT, digital and business leaders to lead digital transformation.
With the recent proliferation and commodification of AI technologies like Machine Learning, it has become commonplace for software systems to incorporate components and algorithms that are responsible for the intelligence. Autonomous driving and purchase recommendation are two examples. While software developers may not be expected to design and build intelligent components, it is imperative for them to be equipped with the architectural and design skills to integrate intelligent elements into software systems.
This session introduces briefly the typical activities involved in engineering software systems. It then delves into the architectural and design activities, focusing on interfacing with intelligent components as well as the direct incorporation of algorithms. As with every well-engineered software system, emphasis given to good traits like extensibility and maintainability of the software system.
In this talk, we will also briefly share about the Master of Technology in Software Engineering programme.
Software development plays a central role when designing and developing digital solutions to improve our daily lives. For example, the Google Voice Assistant on our smart phones can respond to commands through the software we write. Such software services are provided through Application Programming Interfaces (APIs). In this talk, we will demonstrate how to write a programme to 'talk' to Google Voice Assistant using APIs. Cloud computing platforms provide a wide range of software services that can be tapped on to develop software applications. In the Graduate Diploma in Systems Analysis programme, we teach our students to design and develop software that can do this and much more.
In this talk, you will also hear from two alumni on their internship project and learning journey. Dr. Esther Tan, Chief, Graduate Diploma in Systems Analysis programme will be there to share about the programme as well.
Riding on the technological innovation, the face of the consumer is evolving fast, and organisations need to keep up with the pace of change in this tough economic environment. The only way to survive and grow is to better understand customers' needs and reach out to them in the fastest possible manner, with superior customer experience. The first step to achieve that is to have proper customer data, infrastructure and appropriate customer analytics to obtain correct insights and react appropriately. The ultimate goal is to awe customers with innovation and win their loyalty by churning data with the use of technology.
In this talk, Dr Rita will also briefly share about the Master of Technology in Enterprise Business Analytics programme.
With the recent rapid advances in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, there is an increasing need for professionals who understand how these technologies work and are able to design and build intelligent systems applications around them - this is the task of Knowledge Engineering.
This session briefly introduces the role of the Knowledge Engineer and gives examples of intelligent systems applications built by NUS-ISS Knowledge Engineering graduates. The NUS-ISS Master of Technology in Knowledge Engineering Programme will also be introduced.