Empowering Enterprises with New Data-Driven Capabilities | SGInnovate


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Singapore 059911

Empowering Enterprises with New Data-Driven Capabilities

Presented by IMDA and SGInnovate
Partnered with Accreditation @ SG Digital

Massive amounts of data are collected each day in today’s increasingly data-driven economy. But beyond data collection, how are enterprises harnessing the data collected into useful insights that drive better ROI for their businesses? In doing so, what should enterprises consider in determining their forward business strategy?

Co-organised by SGInnovate and the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA), this event will examine how data sharing and data analytics are the new capabilities to unlock this potential. The right automation approach to business transformation will also be discussed in detail.


Governing Data Ecosystems - The Next Frontier in Enterprise Analytics by Raju Bhupatiraju, General Manager - Asia, Data Republic

Not content to have innovation constrained by their own data limitations, today’s most successful data leaders are reimagining outdated bilateral data partnerships and instead, creating private, governed, data ecosystems where data can flow freely between trusted parties.

Join Data Republic’s General Manager - Asia, Raju Bhupatiraju, as he explores the rise of enterprise data ecosystems, their potential impact on global innovation and competition, and how Singaporean companies can seize advantage of this trend.

Discussion themes include: 

  • Digital disruption, data droughts and a privacy revolution - The driving forces behind the state of global data sharing
  • Why data leaders in Singapore (and beyond) are scaling data partnerships through an ecosystem approach
  • Practical privacy and technology considerations for governing data ecosystems


When Your Customers Want AI and When They Want A Human Touch by Colin Priest, VP – AI Strategy, DataRobot

You may have heard of businesses that are planning to replace customer-facing staff with artificial intelligence systems, such as chatbots, and assumed that this will become the "new normal" for business. But is a strategy of replacing humans likely to be effective? Recently published research is providing strong evidence that, in order to be successful, business transformation requires a more targeted approach to automation. This presentation explains the strategic implications arising from the economics of comparative advantage, and the psychology of customers and other key stakeholders.


Date: 15 October 2019, Tuesday
Time: 4:00pm – 6:00pm
Venue: 32 Carpenter Street, Singapore 059911 


  • Raju Bhupatiraju, General Manager – Asia, Data Republic
  • Colin Priest, VP – AI Strategy, DataRobot

4:00pm – 4:30pm: Registration
4:30pm – 5:00pm: Governing Data Ecosystems - The Next Frontier in enterprise analytics by Raju Bhupatiraju, General Manager - Asia, Data Republic
5:00pm – 5:30pm: When Your Customers Want AI and When They Want A Human Touch by Colin Priest, VP – AI Strategy, DataRobot
5:30pm - 6:00pm: Networking

Speakers’ Profiles:

Raju Bhupatiraju, General Manager – Asia, Data Republic

Raju Bhupatiraju is the General Manager, Asia for Data Republic, Asia Pacific’s leading platform for data governance. With over 20 years’ experience in enterprise IT solutions across ASEAN, including applications, middleware, database, engineered systems, and as-a-Service solutions, Raju has a wealth of experience in helping enterprise organisations solve their business challenges with technology. His previous roles at Hortonworks and Oracle armed him expertise in enterprise technology, and now he is making his mark in the startup world at Data Republic. 

Raju has managed multiple business transformation projects, with a current focus on empowering data leaders to build out their data exchange strategy. His goal is to enable enterprise organisations in ASEAN and beyond to build data ecosystems and prepare for the future data economy.

Colin Priest, VP, AI Strategy

Colin Priest is the VP of AI Strategy for DataRobot, where he advises businesses on how to build business cases and successfully manage data science projects. Colin has held a number of CEO and general management roles, where he has championed data science initiatives in financial services, healthcare, security, oil and gas, government and marketing. Colin is a firm believer in data-based decision making and applying automation to improve customer experience. He is passionate about the science of healthcare and does pro-bono work to support cancer research.

Topics: Data Science / Data Analytics