Driving an Advanced Manufacturing Revolution
Presented by SGInnovate and Global Victoria.
Explore emerging trends in Advanced Manufacturing with a focus on the production of Autonomous and Electric Vehicles. Discover more about the diverse manufacturing ecosystem in Victoria, Australia and Singapore, where academia, industries, investors and governments collaborate to drive a manufacturing revival.
Date: 11 March 2021, Thursday
Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm (Singapore Time / UTC +8) / 2:00pm – 3:00pm (Melbourne Time / UTC +11)
11:00am – 11:05am: Welcome by SGInnovate
11:05am – 11:10am: Welcome by Rebecca Hall, Commissioner for Victoria to Southeast Asia
11:10am – 11:17am: Opening Presentation by Angela Krepcik, Regional Director, Victorian Government
11:17am – 12:00pm: Panel Discussion and Q&A on Driving an Advanced Manufacturing Revolution
- Suchitra Narayan, Director, Venture Building, SGInnovate
- Prof Ken Sloan, Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Senior Vice-President (Enterprise and Governance), Monash University
- Rebecca Hall, Commissioner for Victoria to South East Asia
- Moderator: Angela Krepcik, Regional Director, Victorian Government
Suchitra Narayan, Director - Venture Building, SGInnovate
Suchi has almost 20 years of experience in venture building, product development, business strategy and corporate partnerships across global markets, with a strong focus in Australia and Asia. In her current capacity as Director - Venture Building, Suchi acts as a lead to new projects, provides business-building guidance in areas such as business planning, commercial strategy and scaling growth to new and ‘built-from-scratch’ Deep Tech startups.
Prior to SGInnovate, she was Vice President, Sales and Service at Gartner where she was providing strategic advisory to APAC leaders on go-to-market, business development as well as commercial strategies in Asia. An engineer by training, she has a particular interest in Robotics, Health-tech and Artificial Intelligence. She is also passionate about supporting more women in pursuing an education and career in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.
Professor Ken Sloan has extensive international experience in business development and commercialisation, university governance, administrative and commercial leadership.
Professor Sloan joined Monash University as the inaugural Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President (Enterprise) in 2017. In 2020, his role and responsibilities were expanded to Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Senior Vice-President (Enterprise and Governance). As a member of University Executive, Professor Sloan is responsible for providing University-wide leadership and strategic support for the creation and acceleration of major partnership opportunities, government relations, precinct development, new opportunity creation and revenue development, commercialisation, innovation, entrepreneurship, strategic intelligence & insight, group governance and institutional risk.
Professor Sloan is a Professor (Practice) in the Department of Management in the Faculty of Business and Economics, Monash University.
Professor Sloan has previously held roles as Registrar and Chief Operating Officer at the University of Warwick; as a Business Development Director, Universities and Higher Education, with SERCO, a FTSE 100 company; and as Special Advisor to the Stephen A. Schwarzman Education Foundation, based at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China. He continues to serve as a panel chair for Schwarzman Scholars Asia Selection Round.
Professor Sloan has chaired and served on the boards of a number of institutional subsidiary companies and international fundraising and development trusts. He currently Chairs the Board of Monash Investment Holdings, the Audit and Risk Committee of the IITB-Monash Academy and Chair of the MTTI (Shenzhen) Executive Committee. He serves on the Boards of BioCurate Pty Ltd, Monash College and Warwick University Enterprises (Australia), and serves as Chair of the Victorian Heart Institute Strategic Advisory Board.
Professor Sloan’s qualifications include an MA (Hons) from the University of Glasgow, an MBA from the Warwick Business School, and is a member of CPA Australia. He is a Fellow of the Association of University Administrators (FAUA) and a Fellow of Royal Society for the Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (FRSA).
Rebecca Hall, Commissioner for Victoria to South East Asia
Rebecca is responsible for managing Victoria's interests within South East Asia by facilitating commercial engagements between businesses, attracting foreign direct investment into Victoria and strengthening bi-lateral relationships through strategic collaboration. One of her key priorities, in conjunction with Invest Victoria, is to provide bespoke assistance to tech companies from South East Asia to help facilitate their expansion plans into Melbourne and wider Victoria and introduce them to our rich technology and innovation ecosystem.
Prior to her appointment as Commissioner, Rebecca held a number of senior roles with local, state and federal governments throughout Australia, and with universities and peak bodies. She has held various non-for-profit board positions over the last decade, is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and was awarded the International Education Association of Australia’s (IEAA) Leadership Award for her contribution to the sector.