Change the World: Building A Sustainable Future by Bricks and Blocks
Presented by SGInnovate
Partnered with Embassy of Denmark in Singapore
SGInnovate’s Change The World series returns on 7 May, with a focus on sustainable development and a special spotlight on Denmark’s story. Join us for an insightful morning as our speakers from The LEGO Group, Positive Energy Community and H.E. Ambassador Dorte Bech Vizard, on how technology could help build a sustainable future, by bricks and blocks.
Date: 7 May 2018
Time: 10am – 12pm
Venue: 32 Carpenter Street
10:00am – 10:30am: Registration
10:30pm – 10:45am: Opening Speech by H.E. Ambassador Dorte Bech Vizard
10:45am – 11:30am: Building A Sustainable Future by Bricks and Blocks
11:30am – 12:00pm: Q&A and Networking
- H.E. Dorte Bech Vizard, Ambassador of Denmark to Singapore and Ambassador of Denmark to Brunei
- Peter Trillingsgaard, Vice President, Government and Public Affairs, The LEGO Group
- Nicolas Payen, Co-Founder and COO, Positive Energy Community
Moderator: Steve Leonard, Founding CEO, SGInnovate
H.E. Dorte Bech Vizard
Ambassador of Denmark to Singapore
Ambassador of Denmark to Brunei (non-resident)
Ms Dorte Bech Vizard is the Ambassador of Denmark to Singapore and Brunei since September 2016. Prior to this appointment, she was Director of Investment Promotion and Innovation at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark.
With a Master of Law from 1998, she started her career at the Royal Danish Embassy in Hanoi, Vietnam, followed by several roles with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark, including a posting to the Royal Danish Embassy in New Delhi, India, as Counsellor on political issues.
She has also worked with the Ministry of Social Affairs of Denmark as Head of Department for Legal and International Affairs, and in the private sector with Deloitte Business Consulting as Manager of a strategy team. In 2013, Dorte Bech Vizard was awarded the Order of Dannebrog, a Danish knighthood. She is married and has two children.
Vice President, Government and Public Affairs, The LEGO Group
Since 2005, Peter leads pro-active public affairs and engagement strategy and a global leadership team in Asia, Americas and EMEA. He is responsible for developing and leading the LEGO Group engagement with politicians, authorities and industry associations globally in cooperation with other LEGO family entities, and also for leading the LEGO Group local community engagement program with the LEGO Foundation. In 2015more than 100.000 children reached and 3500+ employees engaged.
Before joining the LEGO Group, Peter was advisor and project leader for the Conf. of Danish Industries (DI) in Copenhagen, Denmark. He worked with members of DI and DI senior management, and manager of EU policy issues (consumer safety and environment). In addition, Peter was Political Advisor to the Danish Socialdemocrats at the European
Parliament in Brussels, Belgium, providing strategic advice to the members of parliament and managing issues and stakeholders.
Peter is Chairman of a multistakeholder project to reduce chemicals in products, funded by the Danish Environment Protection Agency.
Co-Founder and COO, Positive Energy Community
French national, Nicolas Payen has 15 years of experience in both engineering and marketing/commercial leadership roles. His deep-tech journey started in 2008 as the co-founder of a start-up named Efficient Home looking after the emerging market of the Smart Homes / Smart Grid for Schneider-Electric. In 2012 he released the connected residential energy management system named WISER. This connected solution was then deployed in the largest French Smart Grid pilot.
In 2013, he moved to Hong-Kong to head the Smart Space Category for the Asia Pacific and to lead the deployment of a channel partner program for the building technology’s system integrators of Schneider Electric. In March 2016, he became the Global Head of Internet of Things for MANN+HUMMEL, where he lead an Innovation Lab and a Global
Competency Centre on smart devices, digital services, big data, and AR/VR. In April 2017, Nicolas created the Future Economy Studio - a digital ventures building company in Singapore. Positive Energy.Community Venture was incubated at the same Studio in Singapore.