Deep Tech For Good: The Future of Trust | SGInnovate
February 17 2021

Location

Online Event
Singapore

Deep Tech For Good: The Future of Trust

Presented by SGInnovate In Support of Deep Tech for Good

For some time, the word 'Blockchain' has mainly been linked to bitcoin, the virtual currency and payment system. But Blockchain technology and its principles have almost unlimited application possibilities in individual and business dealings. 

Giving rise to a new platform for transactions that combines ease of use, low cost and high security, Blockchain technology creates a new basis of trust that could contribute to a considerable simplification and acceleration of the economy.

In this session, join our panel of experts who have started their companies based on this basis of trust as they discuss how their technologies have broken through the hype and created a transparent and trustworthy system for their industries, Blockchain technology as the future of trust, and the future of Blockchain technology for a better economy. 

Date: 17 February 2021 
Time: 4:00pm - 5:00pm (Singapore Time / UTC +8)

Programme:
4:00pm - 4:05pm:
Introduction and Welcome by SGInnovate
4:05pm - 5:00pm: Panel Discussion and Q&A on 'Deep Tech For Good: The Future of Trust' with 

  • Tuhina Singh, CEO & Co-founder, Propine 
  • Joseph Thompson, CEO & Co-founder, AID:Tech
  • Gary Loh, CEO & Founder, DiMuto
  • Moderator: Prof Paul Griffin, Associate Professor of Information Systems (Practice), Singapore Management University 

Speaker's Profiles:
Tuhina Singh, CEO & Co-founder, Propine

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Tuhina Singh is Co-founder and CEO of Propine, the first end-to-end securities services firm built from the ground up for Blockchain-based digital assets. In her previous roles as an interbank trader with BNP Paribas and other financial institutions, she has traded equity, bonds, forex, interest rates and derivatives, in a career spanning 16 years. Tuhina's last stint in the banking industry was with IndusInd Bank, where she set up their forex and interest rate derivatives desk from scratch and led the front office team to implement Calypso (a straight-through processing software for bank treasuries). She has been part of the Singapore crypto community for the last four years. Tuhina is a Computer Engineer from the renowned Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani (BITS Pilani) and holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow.

Gary Loh, CEO & Founder, DiMuto
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Gary Loh is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of DiMuto Pte Ltd, a trade technology firm providing end-to-end supply chain visibility for global businesses, ensuring traceability and trackability of business documents, goods and services. Since late 2018, DiMuto has successfully tracked and traced over millions of pieces in produce and millions in dollars of trade value on their platform. 

Mr Loh is the Vice Chairman of SunMoon Food Company Limited. He joined the company’s Board as Non-Independent Director and Deputy Chairman in 2007 and was Chairman of the Executive Committee from 2007 to 2013, before serving as Executive Chairman of the Board until 2017. 

Mr Loh is also the Executive Chairman of First Alverstone Capital Ltd, a private equity firm he co-founded in 2005. 

He started his career as a venture capitalist for Pacific Capital Pte. Ltd. from 1992 to 1995, before joining Merrill Lynch 1995 to 1997. Subsequently, he was with UOB Kay Hian and BNP Paribas.

Mr Loh possesses a Bachelor of Arts (Political Science & Economics) from National University of Singapore (NUS), a Master in Applied Finance from NUS Business School. He has also attended the Owner/President Management Executive program at Harvard Business School.


Moderator's Profile:
Prof Paul Griffin, Associate Professor of Information Systems (Practice), Singapore Management University
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Currently, Prof Paul Griffin is in the Singapore Management University (SMU) teaching postgraduate and undergraduate students in IT and FinTech as an Associate Professor of Information Systems and Director of Financial Technology & Analytics. He gained his PhD at Imperial College, London in 1997 and is researching disruptive technologies applications and impact. Prior to SMU, he was leading application development on global projects for over 15 years in the UK and Asia, in the Financial industry. 

Paul’s research and teaching are focussed on the financial applications of quantum computing and blockchain with several projects on-going for consensus, trade finance and portfolio optimisation. He has been advising companies since 2014 and presenting at events, judging hackathons and moderating panel discussions on FinTech.

Topics: Blockchain