Automation & robotics enabling improved productivity.Join us for 2 days of exciting discussions as we explore commercial use cases for robotics and automation technology across 6 key industries: Transport, Agriculture, Utilities, Factories, Construction & Logistics.


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ROBOTECHX, Wednesday 6 September 2017



Chair’s Opening Remarks


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 R&D and manufacturing


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



Eric Sim

How robots and autonomous vehicles are changing the warehouse operations

At ST Logistics’ warehouse in Singapore, you may spot driverless vehicles and robotics whizzing around the 100,000 sq ft space to pack and pick up goods.
  • Leveraging robotics and autonomous vehicles to improve operational efficiency at warehouse
  • When implementing the technologies, what are the specific challenges that arise in warehouse setups and related storage infrastructure?
  • How do you efficiently plan and control robotic motions for picking and transferring items? How do you ensure safety? 
  • What are ST Logistics’ plans to tap on other emerging technologies?
Timothy Kooi

Collaborative robots in logistics operations

  • Which leading technology trends are enabling robotics solutions in logistics? 
  • How robots and people can work together side by side: Is there a way to go even further and use robotics technology to not merely enhance but actually supplement human performance?
  • What are some of the potential use cases in the near future? 
  • How could robots change the world of logistics in the far future?
Simon Daum

Solving the "last mile" problem with driverless buses: A case study on Deutsche Bahn

  • How can driverless vehicles facilitate connections to train stations?
  • What are the limitations in the implementation of autonomous technology?
  • Lessons learnt from the test cases – What challenges have to be overcome before a wider roll-out? 

What's next for drones in the logistics industry?

  • Will drones be the game-changer in the logistics industry?
  • Addressing legal, logistical and technological issues before drone delivery in the logistics industry can take off
  • How far can drone delivery really go? Will it become the norm?

Exhibition Visit & Networking Refreshments


Networking Drinks Reception

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ROBOTECHX, Thursday 7 September 2017



Chair’s opening remarks

Hiroshi Saijou

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

Hiroshi Saijou, CEO and Managing Director, Yamaha Motor Ventures and Laboratory Silicon Valley
Partha Dutta

It all starts with data: How can you make yours work for you?

Data are useful only if they can be used to support enterprise decisions and solve business problems. But in reality, a lot of the data are not fully utilised in organisations. With lots of noise and concerns over the quality of data, sifting through the data to extract valuable information has remained a major challenge. There is also an infinite number of ways in which the data can be combined, compared and analysed to extract useful patterns and business insights. So, how do major organisations use data and analytics to inform strategic and operational decisions? This closing keynote provides insights into the key considerations for large multinational enterprises to manage data and build analytics capability. 
Partha Dutta, Principal Adviser – Analytics Data Intelligence and Insights (DI&I), Rio Tinto

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

Veiverne Yuen

Roundtable Discussion Session

Now’s your chance to get really interactive, simply pick a table and join the debate. Each table will run for two iterations, giving you the chance to enjoy two roundtables.

Roundtable 1: Things I wish I knew about integrating robotics in logistics
Roundtable 2: What is blockchain and how is it going to benefit the logistics industry
Roundtable 3: Connected logistics: How IoT, cloud and analytics are the key drivers

Roundtable 4: Autonomous vehicles – potential game changer for urban mobility
Roundtable 5: Big data in improving passenger journeys 
Roundtable 6: Securing your transport systems

Roundtable 7: IoT & data in factory: Where are we now?
Roundtable 8: Upgrading existing facilities: Robotics & automation in Asia factory
Roundtable 9: Big data & analytics roles in modern manufacturing

Resources & Utilities:
Roundtable 10: Embracing robotics & drones in resources industry
Claus Nehmzow, Digital Innovation Organisation, BP, Singapore
Roundtable 11: Building a smarter grid with IoT 
Roundtable 12: Improving utilities performance with IoT and data analytics
Jitendra Nalwaya, Additional Vice President, BSES Yamuna Power Limited, India

Roundtable 13: A journey towards a Smart City 
Roundtable 14: Smart Buildings: How can IoT add value?

Financing & implementation
Roundtable 15: Addressing key considerations in financing start-ups in Asia
Veiverne Yuen, Co-Founder and Managing Director, tryb Capital, Singapore
Roundtable 16: Building innovative organisation culture in Asia
Vegard Aas, Head of Innovation, Telenor Group, Singapore

Vegard Aas, Head of Innovation, Telenor Group

Exhibition Visit & Networking Lunch


Mathias Steck

Drones for monitoring wind and solar farms

  • Has the use of drones lead to significant O&M savings?
  • How can drones complement current wind turbine O&M practices?
  • Are drones on the way to becoming the key surveying and O&M instrument of the future?
Teong Beng Koay

Using robotic swans for water monitoring

  •  How do robotic swans help water authorities to navigate the logistical challenge of physically collecting samples from huge bodies of water?
  • Tapping the potential of the system to adapt to various environmental challenges
Sanil Namboodiripad

The Drone Inspector: Using drone technology for inspecting electricity and gas infrastructure

  • Using safety drones to monitor electric infrastructure in hard-to-reach areas
  • What safety benefits does it yield for employees?
  • What other tasks could these drones take on, to further improve safety and reliability?

Exhibition Visit & Networking Refreshments



Creating a truly connected factory: Connecting 60,000 devices and robots to a central data management system

  •     Connecting thousands of devices to back-end monitoring systems
  •     Streamlining the production management environment
  •     Driving actionable insights into factory operations

Increasing manufacturing flexibility with robotics: Changing the model in just 18 seconds

  •     Setting up an ultra-flexible robotic manufacturing plant: A case study 
  •     Using the “FlexLean philosophy” to streamline manufacturing
  •     Speeding up your assembly line to meet your requirements without compromising on safety or performance

Collaborative robotics: A new era of modern manufacturing

  •     By 2025, the market for collaborative robotics is expected to reach $12billion, so what can they do for you?
  •     Finding the right approach for integrating collaborative robotics in your manufacturing: What do you need to think about and when?
  •     Safety considerations when working with collaborative robotics

Close of TECHX 2017

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