Rockets, Autonomous Vehicles and the Future of Transport | SGInnovate


32 Carpenter Street
Singapore 059911

Rockets, Autonomous Vehicles and the Future of Transport

Presented by SGInnovate, PLUGin and Polish Investment and Trade Agency

The discussion will revolve around present — autonomous vehicles and space orbital technology — and future mobility innovations from this era of rapid technological development, and its impact on society.

Date: 28 March 2019
Time: 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Venue: 32 Carpenter Street, Singapore 059911

Programme Details:
5:30pm – 6:00pm: Registration
6:00pm – 7:00pm: Panel Discussion
7:00pm – 7:30pm: Networking

-    Hsien-Hui Tong, Head of Venture Investing, SGInnovate
-    Dr. Katarzyna Marczuk, Research Scientist, nuTonomy
-    Simon Gwozdz, Founder and CEO, Equatorial Space Industries

Moderator: Joanna Pawluczuk, Managing Partner, 2Market Global

Speakers’ Profiles:

Hsien-Hui Tong, Head of Venture Investing, SGInnovate

Hsien-Hui brings with him, in-depth knowledge and experience in the Business Development and Venture Capital spaces in Australia, Europe, Singapore and the US.

As the Head, Venture Investing, Hsien-Hui oversees SGInnovate's investments efforts, which target high-potential, deep technology startups working on areas such as Artificial Intelligence, Autonomous Vehicles, MedTech and Blockchain.

Prior to joining SGInnovate, he was the Managing Partner, Asia Pacific for Wassax Ventures. He has also served as the CEO of the National University of Singapore Society (NUSS) and Vice President at Staples. In the early 2000s, he co-founded a data mining company, which was sold to a global bank two years later.

Hsien-Hui graduated in 1998 from NUS with a Bachelor of Engineering.

Dr. Katarzyna Marczuk, Research Scientist, nuTonomy

Katarzyna is a Research Scientist, Technical Lead and Product Manager at nuTonomy. She received her PhD at the department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, National University of Singapore under the Singapore-MIT Program (SMA3 Fellow). She received her B.Eng. and M.Eng. in Transportation Engineering at the department of Civil Engineering, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland. She conducted part of her M.Eng. Program at Nanyang Technological University. After that, she joined the Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology as a Research Assistant before starting her doctoral study.

Katarzyna’s professional expertise includes various mobility technologies such as self-driving vehicles for mobility solutions, traffic simulations, traffic light control systems and sustainable urban planning. Her research interest and Ph.D. work are related to new solutions in transportation. She is currently working at nuTonomy on bridging the autonomous vehicles technology and mobility on demand systems. She is working on assessing and demonstrating the role of autonomy in mobility on demand systems and its impact in terms of feasibility and efficiency through modelling, simulation, algorithm development, and experimental demonstration.

Simon Gwozdz, Founder and CEO, Equatorial Space Industries

Simon founded Equatorial Space Industries in 2017, in a mission to provide frequent and affordable launch services to the New Space community from its highly strategic location in Southeast Asia.

Self-taught in the areas of propulsion and orbital mechanics, Simon believes small launchers will enable a wave of innovation akin to the impact of drones on the aerospace sector.

When not developing launch vehicles, Simon enjoys hiking, music production, and home brewing.

Moderator’s Profile:

Joanna Pawluczuk, Managing Partner, 2Market Global

Joanna has extensive experience working with both corporates and startups in transport innovation space.

She has spent 15 years in Senior and Executive roles at DHL and Toll Global Forwarding and is currently a Managing Partner at 2Market Global - a consultancy focusing on new technologies in transport and logistics.

Joanna is also a Lead Mentor at the German Accelerator South East Asia, PortXL (a leading global maritime and transportation accelerator) and CRIB (a social enterprise empowering women to become successful entrepreneurs) as well as a founder of Women in Supply Chain Circle at Lean In Singapore - the non-profit organisation founded by Sheryl Sandberg.

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