EmTech Asia

Transformative, Emerging Technologies Tabled for Discussion in Singapore

Press Release   •   Dec 02, 2013 00:00 +08

2 December 2013 – SINGAPORE – One of the most extraordinary science and technology events to be held in Singapore, MIT Technology Review’s EmTech Singapore, will be held at the Sands Expo and Convention Centre - Marina Bay Sands, 20-12 January, 2014. (Ref: MIT Brings EmTech To Singapore).  Innovators, technology leaders, scientists and entrepreneurs from a wide range of industries and research fields will convene in Singapore to discuss the latest trends in emerging technologies.

On the table for discussion:

  • How innovative data-crunching or the application of purely functional paradigms to code, infrastructure and the collection of data are enabling the rapid development of powerful, reliable, and scalable programs to transform businesses as diverse as hospitals, retailers and even urban cities;
  • The synthesis of engineering and biology and its potential impact on green chemicals, or to develop sustainable and renewable resources
  • Innovations in medical technology from using retinal scans as a diagnostic tool for life threatening conditions and how each of us is likely to experience robotic assisted surgery; to digital medicine for remote monitoring, and the wearable technology that will enable that to happen
  • Re-imagining the assembly of our physical world by using developments in nanotechnology, synthetic biology and biomedical science to create  radical 4D printing solutions at much larger scales that feature self-assembly and programmable matter
  • The use of robotics in environmental stewardship – using air and ground systems to detect invasive weeds and pests, animal tracking, or farm  crop yield and health management
  • The transformation of architecture through digital materiality and how the ideas of architects in the future will permeate the fabrication process of buildings in their entirety
  • Building new models for urban infrastructure development that address existing ones with transformative ideas, in a manner that accelerates funding and stakeholder approvals, so as to prepare cities to cope with explosive urban population growth
  • The exploration of autonomous driving technology and future urban mobility both from a macro regulatory standpoint and the call for start-ups to disrupt the industry by applying new technology, patterns of thinking and lean methodology

Rarely do such speakers come under one roof. Speakers such as Jeff Hammerbacher, Founder and Chief Scientist of Cloudera; Skylar Tibbits, Director of the Self-Assembly Lab at MIT; Salah Sukkarieh, Director of Research & Innovation at the Australian Centre for Field Robotics; Halle Tecco, CEO and Founder of Rock Health; and Amar Hanspal, Senior Vice President of Autodesk.

To learn more about EmTech Singapore, visit emtechsingapore.com

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EmTech Singapore is where technology, business, and culture converge. It’s the showcase for emerging technologies with the greatest potential to change our lives. It’s an access point to the most innovative people and companies in the world. Most of all, it is a place of inspiration—an opportunity to glimpse the future and begin to understand the technologies that matter and how they’ll change the face of business and drive the new global economy.