Global Emerging Supply Chain Technologies and Business Models | SGInnovate
September162019

Location

SGInnovate
32 Carpenter Street
Singapore 059911

Global Emerging Supply Chain Technologies and Business Models

Presented by SGInnovate, Reefknot Investments
Partnered with Supply Chain Asia

This event brings together global thought leaders in various associated disciplines to discuss the implications of new startup technologies and business models to the supply chain and logistics industry.  In particular, areas such as AI/Deep Tech, Digital Logistics, and Trade Finance will be discussed, as well as the increased importance of supply chain & logistics to businesses, and how startups can potentially contribute to this.

Join us in this panel discussion following the signing of Memorandum of Understanding between Reefknot, SGInnovate and global thought leaders forming the Global Emerging Supply Chain Technologies Think-Tank. The establishment of this leading-edge Think Tank aims to synergise new business models and technologies and act as a launchpad for startups seeking to positively create value and impact for the supply chain and logistics industry.

Date: 16 September 2019, Monday
Time: 4:00pm– 6:00pm
Venue: 32 Carpenter Street, Singapore 059911

Speakers:

  • Simon Fich, Head of Corporate Development, Kuehne + Nagel
  • Wolfgang Lehmacher, Former Director & Head of Supply Chain and Transport Industries, World Economic Forum
  • Pang Heng Soon, Head of Venture Building, SGInnovate
  • Moderator: Marc Dragon, Managing Director, Reefknot Investments

Programme Details:
4:00pm – 4:30pm: Registration
4:30pm – 4:40pm: Opening Remarks
4:40pm – 4:50pm: Signing of MoU
4:50pm – 5:40pm: Panel Discussion and Q&A
5:40pm – 6:00pm: Networking

Speakers’ Profiles:
Simon Fich, Head of Corporate Development, Kuehne + Nagel

Simonis a Danish national and is today Head of Corporate Development at Kuehne + Nagel, a world class logistics company. He has 20 years of industry experience and has spent 10 years in Asia.

Wolfgang Lehmacher, Former Director & Head of Supply Chain and Transport Industries, World Economic Forum

Wolfgang is a global thought leader, technology evangelist and practitioner in supply chain and logistics. He partners with large corporations, asset owners and start-ups to help them grow, expand their presence and implement advanced technology-driven new business models. He was Director& Head of Supply Chain and Transport Industries at the World Economic Forum, Partner and Managing Director, China and India, at the strategy firm CVA, President and CEO of GeoPost Intercontinental, the global expansion and investment vehicle of French La Poste, Head of Eastern European and Mediterranean Regions, and Country General Manager Switzerland at TNT. He has been holding several boards of director and advisory board positions. He is judge of the IATA Air Cargo Innovation Awards and the Automotive Logistics Awards Europe, and member of the Logistikweisen, a think tank under the patronage of the German Federal Ministry BMVI, and the Expert Network of the World Economic Forum. Lehmacher is FT, Forbes, Fortune, BI contributor and author of numerous white papers and business books, including The Global Supply Chain.

Pang Heng Soon, Head of Venture Building, SGInnovate

Heng Soon brings with him 30 years of in-depth knowledge and experience in technology startups investments. At SGInnovate, he leads the Venture Building team that is focused on launching new startups that have research and intellectual property at their core.

To increase the success rates of these early-stage deeptech startups, the Venture Building team also provides business building advice and works closely with them in areas such as use case and customer identification, talent recruiting, and strategic priorities.

Prior to his current role, Heng Soon was active in sales and business development, having had leadership roles in the precision manufacturing and automation equipment sector. 

Heng Soon started his career at Singapore’s Economic Development Board (EDB) where he led efforts in identifying promising Singapore companies for targeted development. While at EDB Investments, Heng Soon was involved in direct investments into high-growth US-based technology startups.

He graduated as a Diplom-Ingenieur from Hamburg, Germany in 1985.

Moderator’s Profile:
Marc Dragon, Managing Director, Reefknot Investments

Marc is currently heading up Reefknot, where he aspires to help in the transformation of the Supply Chain and Logistics Technology sector, through supporting fledging high growth technology firms in this space to realise their full potential. Leveraging his 20+ years’ entrepreneurial, corporate, supply chain and technology leadership experience as well as networks, Marc is passionate about helping portfolio companies to make a positive impact, especially in Asia.

Topics: Artificial Intelligence / Deep Learning / Machine Learning / Robotics, Others