AIoT of the Future | SGInnovate
May 21 2021


Online Event

AIoT of the Future

Presented by SGInnovate and PlanetSpark

In recent years, the convergence of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the Internet of Things (IoT) have been in the spotlight for defining the future of the Industry 4.0 revolution.

AI and IoT are two independent technologies, and each has a significant impact on multiple industry verticals. The AIoT fusion goes beyond traditional IoT implementations and thereby delivers intelligent and connected systems capable of self-correcting and self-healing themselves. As AIoT implementations become increasingly mainstream, there is no doubt that such a technology will continue to push the boundaries of data processing and intelligent learning capabilities into systems of the future. 

In the age of digitalisation, the capabilities of AIoT systems can shape a new future, and one of the means of accelerating such development is through corporate-startup collaborations. Hear our speakers as they share what AIoT means for society in spaces such as smart cities, entertainment, security, & surveillance.

Date: 21 May 2021, Friday
Time: 4:00pm - 5:00pm (Singapore Time / UTC +8)

4:00pm-4:05pm: Welcome Remarks by SGInnovate 
4:05pm-5:00pm: Panel Discussion and Q&A on AIoT of the Future with

  • Phuay Li Ying, Managing Director, PlanetSpark
  • Albert Chai, CEO, CLOPTech
  • Varun Chatterji, Chief Software Architect, Seventh Sense Artificial Intelligence Private Limited 
  • Moderator: Lee Wei Min, Senior Manager, SGInnovate

Speakers' Profiles:

Phuay Li Ying, Managing Director, PlanetSpark
Phuay Li Ying is the Managing Director of PlanetSpark Pte. Ltd., the entrepreneurial and investment arm of Excelpoint, and heads Corporate Development within the Excelpoint Group.
Her role in Excelpoint involves overseeing the Group’s branding, communications and investor relations, to working on strategic projects such as corporate investment and Mergers and Acquisitions (“M&A”). In PlanetSpark, she is responsible for spearheading Excelpoint’s next phase of growth in new arenas such as the Internet of Things and Artificial Intelligence through the development of platforms and solutions. To date, she has led the formation of strong partnerships within the ecosystem with Enterprise Singapore, small and medium-sized enterprises (“SMEs”), and venture capitalists through the establishment of the PlanetSpark Innovation Centre.
Ms Phuay graduated with a Double Bachelors’ Degree in Business and Arts from Monash University, Australia.

Albert Chai, CEO, CLOPTech
Albert founded CLOPTech in 2015 after spending more than 10 years of his career in Wireless R&D. Formerly holding a Department Head position in A*STAR Institute for Infocomm Research, he was involved in 60GHz high bandwidth wireless communication research and technology development since 2009. He had led the team in the ASIC chipset development and had achieved silicon verification 60GHz modem design.

Albert has been responsible for growing CLOPTech’s business and product portfolio. The company had established local and overseas customers and business partnership over the last 5 years. Excelpoint and PlanetSpark are CLOPTech’s valuable and prestigious business partners.

Varun Chatterji, Chief Software Architect, Seventh Sense Artificial Intelligence Private Limited 
Varun Chatterji is an NUS alumnus (2005) and serial entrepreneur. His first startup tenCube was a pioneer in the field of mobile security and was acquired by McAfee in 2010. Currently, he's a co-founder at his third startup - Seventh Sense AI. Seventh Sense focuses on Computer Vision at the edge - on small, low power, devices. Varun is passionate about the transformative potential of Deep Learning based Computer Vision, which can lead to advances in varied fields such as security and surveillance, medical imaging, retail, smart cities etc.

Starting with Facial Recognition for defence and security use, Seventh Sense has garnered interest from investors such as CapVista - the strategic investment arm and a fully-owned subsidiary of Defence Science and Technology Agency (DSTA), a statutory board under Singapore’s Ministry of Defence, 500 startups, and more. As Chief Software Architect of Seventh Sense, Varun wears many hats and his work ranges from traditional software development, Machine Learning model training and deciding on technical strategy.

Moderator's Profile:

Lee Wei Min, Senior Manager, SGInnovate
Wei Min is currently with the Community and Brand team at SGInnovate. He oversees partnerships for various industry verticals such as Advanced Manufacturing, Logistics and Supply Chain, Aerospace and ICT. His role primarily focuses on building a robust Deep Tech ecosystem through global partners. He also works closely with both startups and corporates in driving open innovation for technology exploration and design.
Prior to his current role, he was the Technology Lead and fronted many large scale events and operations for the National Steps ChallengeTM
 programme across multiple seasons in the Health Promotion Board. Having been exposed to many technological trends, he firmly believes that innovation through Deep Tech is the answer to many of the world's problems.
Wei Min graduated with a Bachelor Degree in Sport Science and Management from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.


Topics: AI / Machine Learning / Deep Learning, Industry 4.0 and Robotics

Industry: ICT