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April 24 2019


32 Carpenter Street
Singapore 059911


AI Implementation in Enterprise

Presented by ABEJA and NVIDIA

While AI has been fast emerging, many corporate executives and business managers often ask how to successfully implement AI in their enterprises. Designed for corporate leaders and AI practitioners, this session by ABEJA, an enterprise AI startup that is backed by Google, NVIDIA and Salesforce, aims to provide insights on the experience of AI implementation in enterprises in the region, and the key factors that are essential for successful project for companies in Asia Pacific. 

Date: 24 April 2019
Time: 5:30pm - 8:00 PM 
Venue: 32 Carpenter Street, Singapore 059911

Programme Details: 

5:30pm – 6:00pm: Registration
6:00pm – 7:00pm: Talks by NVIDIA and ABEJA
7:00pm – 7:30pm: Panel Discussion
7:30pm – 8:00pm: Networking


  • David Bergendahl, Business Development Manager, ABEJA Singapore
  • Dr. Ettikan Kandasamy Karuppiah, Director of Developers Ecosystem and Enterprise Business (SEA & ANZ Region), NVIDIA Singapore
  • Axel Tan, Investment Manager, MomentUM Ventures


  • Jesse Arlen Smith, Managing Director of Asia, The Robot of The Year

Speaker’s Profile:

David Bergendahl, Business Development Manager, ABEJA Singapore

Specialising in managing and supporting early stage Japanese technology start-ups to enter the global market, David has experience with establishing subsidiaries and localising business models in the Japanese, US and Singaporean markets. He is currently managing the global business initiatives and strategy at ABEJA, Inc., providing expertise, education and consultation for enterprises and conglomerates in the ASEAN region on how to successfully implement Artificial Intelligence into their business processes.

Dr. Ettikan Kandasamy Karuppiah, Director of Developers Ecosystem and Enterprise Business (SEA & ANZ Region), NVIDIA Singapore

Dr. Ettikan Kandasamy Karuppiah assists innovators, researchers and techno-entrepreneurs to accelerate GPU adaptation for their R&D and software solutioning needs. He has direct experience and is passionate in accelerated computing/software research/deep learning, design and development covering end-to-end needs. He also has published numerous publications, patents and software libraries from his past work.

Axel Tan, Investment Manager, MomentUM Ventures

Axel is the Investment Manager of MomentUM Ventures, the Corporate Venture Arm of SMRT Corporation Ltd. He was instrumental in setting up Momentum in 2017 and thereafter joined the young unit as its first employee. He believes strongly in continuous improvement and challenging the status quo. Prior to Momentum, Axel worked in Strategy and Investments, working on M&A projects and building new ventures, mainly focused on transportation technologies.

Moderator's Profile:

Jesse Arlen Smith, Managing Director of Asia, The Robot of The Year

Jesse is an experienced entrepreneur, keynote speaker and technologist who drives innovation by empowering people, companies and societies to change for good. He believes in the power of people to rethink, rewrite and reshape the future by understanding the world’s fundamental shifts and by using technology to take bold action for lasting transformational change. As a dynamic speaker, Jesse brings practical experience and hard-learned lessons combined with a unique ability to inspire people and cultivate transformation. Jesse believes that fast pace of technological change will bring further inequality and hopes that he and his companies can inspire the next generation of innovators to help people better manage and work with machines to create a world with greater equality and better access to resources.

Jesse is the Managing Director of The Robot of The Year in Asia, the first international prize that rewards the best innovations in artificial intelligence and robotics. He is also the founder of JohnnyFive AI Limited and the commercial director of AIHealth, where he works closely with universities and governments to develop sustainable ecosystems for AI technologies that enable improvements in social welfare and healthcare.

Being passionate about the democratization of AI and robotics, Jesse believes that large tech companies need to be more responsible for the ethical development of these technologies. Through his speaking engagements and his foundation,, Jesse is an advocate for change and believes that we all can take a leadership role in the ethical and responsible development of AI and robotics for the benefit of everyone.


Topics: AI / Machine Learning / Deep Learning, Data Science / Data Analytics