Evolving Tech For Good: Building Regional Resiliency and Sustainability Executive Roundtable
Presented by GGV Capital, SGInnovate, the Lee Kuan Yew Centre for Innovative Cities, and Grab in conjunction with the Deep Tech Summit and the Singapore Week of Innovation and Technology (SWITCH)
Presented by GGV Capital, SGInnovate, the Lee Kuan Yew Centre for Innovative Cities, and Grab, this by-invite roundtable aims to convene a select group of corporate, investor, and startup leaders with interest in harnessing science and technology for economic and social good, and to kickstart the "Evolving Tech for Good: Building Regional Resiliency and Sustainability" research project.
This research program looks to focus on the future of innovation and resiliency in Southeast Asia. This Project will explore the economic and social impact of startup companies in the region, including the different ways in which they can be a force for positive change and create greater economic opportunities for more people. While we have witnessed technology’s ability to be transformational and solve complex problems, as well quickly generate wealth for entrepreneurs and investors, we have also seen that it can also exacerbate existing socioeconomic disparities.
Using Southeast Asia as the focal point, the Project will explore the trends and themes that are relevant regionally and globally and seek to generate insights and takeaways that are applicable across economies and cultures. It will focus on research and discussion to investigate the ways in which new technologies, particularly in the education, food and financial services sectors, can help build a more sustainable society, including from social, economic and environmental perspectives.
Date: 10 November 2021, Wednesday
Time: 10:00am - 11:30am (Singapore Time / UTC +8)
10:00am – 10:15am: Opening Remarks by SGInnovate, GGV Capital, LKYCIC and Grab
10:15am – 11:30am: Roundtable Discussion
Some topics that the roundtable discussion should cover include:
- How science and technology can be used to facilitate a more sustainable and resilient emerging market,
- What societies can do to ensure ethical and responsible use of technology,
- How science and technology innovation can democratize broader access to social and economic opportunities.