Unlocking revenue by taking data seriously. Join us for 2 days of exciting discussions as we explore how you can realise revenue and profit simply by unlocking the value of your own data in 6 key industries: Resources, Utilities, Factories, Construction, Logistics and Transport.


Featured Speakers






DataTECHX, Wednesday 6 September 2017



Organiser’s Opening Remarks

Sharon Roessen, Managing Director, Terrapinn Asia
Dorte Bech Vizard

Guest of Honour's Opening Remarks

Aric Dromi

A digitally-enabled autonomous future: How technology will change the way we think and work

Julie Olszewski

Making sense of data analytics: How big data is transforming healthcare, R&D and manufacturing

The healthcare industry is facing a multitude of challenges. New diseases are emerging daily, and they are no longer confined by geographical boundaries. The rapidly aging population is also another cause for concern especially in Asia. However, the cure to today’s healthcare challenges no longer rests only on the shoulders of healthcare practitioners. Keynote speaker, Julie Olszewski, shares insights into the trends of the healthcare industry. She will touch on the challenges of today’s healthcare industry and how big data and analytics are key to overcoming them. Delegates will also gain an understanding of how different sectors can leverage data to improve patient care, medical manufacturing, clinical trials, and disease prevention.

Exhibition Visit & Networking Refreshments

Panel discussion

Smart City Leaders Panel From blueprint to scale: What does it take to be a smart city?

With smart city plans being announced across the world, we bring together some of the world’s leading success stories, to share how they have built their smart cities.
  • What do we really mean by a smart city? Just how smart can we go?
  • What works, what doesn’t, and why? What are your biggest challenges and how are you solving them?
  • How to engage key stakeholders for successful smart city pilot programmes
  • Power of the people: How can we engage our citizens and what role should they play? 

Exhibition Visit & Networking Lunch


Exhibition Visit & Networking Refreshments


Wai Kin Leung

Big Data Analytics – Big Challenges or Opportunities for Utilities?

  • Where are big data and why does big data analytics matter to utilities?
  • What opportunities does big data analytics bring to utilities?
  • How do utilities get started with big data analytics?
  • What should utilities watch out for along the journey?
Gavin D Barfield

Digital shift: The Importance of technology transformation in the electricity industry

Meralco, the largest distribution utility in the Philippines, recognizes that a technology-fuelled transformation of utility markets is challenging the usually stable industry. They are disrupting themselves before they are disrupted. To work towards their Chairman’s vision of becoming “an internet company with a power business”, they have embarked on a digital transformation journey with a technology strategy and roadmap defined around 6 key areas. Central to their transformation are key technology projects on operational efficiency, smart metering, grid automation, data analytics, productivity and collaboration, customer experience, cybersecurity, and new products and services?
Valentine Gandhi

The role of analytics in intelligent water management

  • Integrating real-time information on water resources
  • Using geospatial asset management system maps to locate water incidents
  • Providing response teams with accurate information and route guidance

Networking Drinks Reception

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DataTECHX, Thursday 7 September 2017



Chair’s opening remarks

Hiroshi Saijou

Moving beyond traditional manufacturing businesses: Building the future of Yamaha Motor

Partha Dutta

An inclusive approach for a Big Data and Analytics strategy

The volume, variety, and velocity (pun intended) with which computational algorithms, tools, platforms, services, etc. are being developed in the Big Data and Analytics space that it can be a challenge for a business to define a robust, if not the best, investment strategy. Making this choice is a business decision as well as a technology decision and one has to consider various granular issues in order to derive a good answer. This presentation will focus on the specific topic of the need for balancing between using existing off-the-shelf solutions and investing in exploratory works that are still in the incubation stage, and where a carefully constructed synergy between the two could achieve best results. A disclaimer is that the points made in this talk are drawn from the speaker’s personal experience of working in multiple industries and not specific to any organisation’s Big Data and Analytics strategy.

Industry 4.0: Disruptive technologies that will change your business and how you can stay ahead of the curve

Technologies including IoT, AI, 3D and robotics are transforming industry. It’s an unstoppable phenomenon and no industry will be immune. So how can you unlock the potential of this technology for your business? Join us for this exciting keynote session to learn how you can establish a foundation to integrate new technology into your business and what opportunities it will create for you. Built on a series of use case examples, this is one session not to be missed.

Exhibition Visit & Networking Refreshments

Roundtable Discussion Session

round tables

Roundtable 2: What is blockchain and how is it going to benefit the logistics industry


Roundtable 5: Digital railway of the future: Adopting the latest technologies in rail systems


Roundtable 6: IoT & data in factory: Where are we now?


Roundtable 8: Creating a digitalised, customer-centric operating model


Roundtable 10: Addressing key considerations in financing start-ups in Asia


Roundtable 11: Building innovative organisation culture in Asia


Exhibition Visit & Networking Lunch


Joseph Kiran Kumar

IoT & real-time monitoring to optimise pharma manufacturing

  •     Exploring strategies in using IoT and disruptive tech to optimise pharma manufacturing process 
  •     Discovering techniques to provide real time monitoring to improve quality of production 
  •     Case study: What have we learnt from trying out IoT in Eisai pharma manufacturing
Koon Eng Goh

Using analytics and sensing technology to improve safety, energy efficiency, and productivity at chemical plant

  • Real time monitoring and surveillance to ensure workers’ safety
  • Using sensors for personnel tracking and safety assurance
  • Adopting IoT and big data to accurately customise components to suit customers’ requirements
Brian Kim

Challenges in adopting data analytics in industrial manufacturing

  •     Not all manufacturers are ready for data analytics right now
  •     The journey towards Industry 4.0 is more than just IoT enabled hardware and software
  •     SMEs and MNCs alike continue to face similar challenges 

Exhibition Visit & Networking Refreshments


Panel discussion

Panel: IoT and big data in logistics: Digitising logistics operations in supply chain

  • Applications for analysis of unstructured data in inventory management, forecasting and transportation logistics 
  • Deriving actionable insights through predictive and prescriptive analysis: How can we fully tap into the value that big data can provide?  
  • How quickly can IoT demonstrate ROI?
  • If you could make one radical change in the industry mindset to fully embrace the potential of IoT and big data, what would it be?


Hidetaka Abe

Improving passenger experience through the smart airport strategy

  •     Using IT to facilitate seamless end-to-end passenger journeys
  •     How can data sharing/data analytics be a key enabler of productivity improvement?
  •     Development of mobile apps to provide real-time information for passengers and staff 

Protecting your data: How to develop a robust cybersecurity strategy in Aviation

The five major international aviation organizations have identified the possibilities of cyber-attacks against aircrafts, Air Traffic Control, Airports and other critical aviation infrastructure. The potential for unlawful interference, unsafe situations or even loss of life is there.
Learn how to develop a robust cyber security strategy and protect your data and operations.
Andy Goldin

Understanding cities and their residents with big data

  • What can we learn about a city from its transportation patterns?
  • How can we improve transportation experiences by better understanding our riders and drivers?

Close of TECHX 2017

last published: 23/Aug/17 14:25





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