The Market and Sector Leaders Forum is designed to provide attendees with insights and focused perspectives on issues, challenges and potential opportunities specific to selected markets and industry sectors. Featuring speakers from selected markets and sectors, the presentations and panel discussions at each forum aims to enable deeper and more contextual conversations among ecosystem players. Join us to hear he sharing form our experts in the Electrical & Electronics, FMCG, F&B, Pharmaceutical & MedTech, Precision Manufacturing, Semiconductor industry and more.
Featured Session: Scaling Southeast Asia’s Industry 4.0 Transformation
In collaboration with Enterprise Singapore, the features session under the Market and Sector Leaders Forum brings an exciting series of discussions by our panel of industry leaders and experts, manufacturers and solution providers from across Southeast Asia. Hear about how you can tackle new challenges in the supply chain, evaluate the demand for I4.0 solutions, and exchange practical insights that can help as you embark on your I4.0 transformation journey. Join the two breakout sessions helmed by experienced Singapore I4.0 technology providers focusing on Food Manufacturing and Precision Engineering. Hear how they have helped manufacturers adopt their solutions to achieve higher growth in performance and revenue.
MARKET & SECTOR LEADERS FORUM
Tuesday, 20 Oct 2020 to Wednesday, 21 Oct 2020
|13:00 - 14:00||
Pharma & Medtech Sectors
1.00 - 1.20pm
Next generation industries are agile, data driven, resilient and sustainable. To evolve towards this, it is time to accelerate industries’ adoption of technologies so that companies can gain an advantage in navigating the storm and be positioned to be profitable.
1.20 - 2.00pm
COVID-19 has severely impacted numerous industry sectors but some like the Pharma and MedTech sectors have managed to fare better so far. But with changing demand behaviours and needs due to the pandemic, disruptions to production, workforce operations, supply chains and distribution, Pharma and Medtech sector leaders need to contend with issues concerning performance, business resilience and partner networks. This panel will consider the challenges facing sector stakeholders from around the region i.e. what do they see as priorities in the face of uncertainties and emerging opportunities, how their organisations can build resilience, develop capabilities and agility with Industry 4.0 and digital technologies to thrive in the new normal, with possible reference to examples of projects in the field.
Moderator: Neo Kah Yean, Senior VP, Commercialisation Division (Biomedical Sciences), A*ccelerate - Agency for Science, Technology, and ResearchSpeakers
|14:30 - 15:30||
2.30 - 2.50pm
Speaker: Ramin Shariatmadari, Head of Industries & Head of Value Engineering, SAP APJ
The FMCG sector as a market has weathered the COVID-19 situation relatively well but manufacturers and other stakeholders in the sector have faced supply chain disruptions, operational challenges due to workplace safety restrictions, workforce movement constraints and logistical issues. Such challenges however indicate ways in which FMCG businesses could adopt Industry 4.0 and develop capabilities that can help them become more resilient and agile in response to uncertainties and market shifts. This keynote will highlight ways in which Industry 4.0 technologies e.g. data-driven solutions & automation can help businesses maintain performance, improve resource utilisation and production quality, execute processes more efficiently & provide insights for planning and innovation.
2.50 - 3.30pm
COVID-19 has severely impacted numerous industry sectors but some like the FMCG sector have managed to perform relatively well. Nonetheless, with consumer behaviours and needs changing due to the pandemic, disruptions to production, operations, supply chains and distribution, FMCG sector leaders face new challenges that may be on top of pre-COVID issues with performance, efficiency and business resilience. As such, FMCG sector businesses should look to secure a solid baseline to become more resilient and thus better position themselves for emerging opportunities. This panel session will address what FMCG businesses’ priorities should be against current uncertainties and how they could adopt and build on Industry 4.0 capabilities, with reference to case studies and examples of those businesses that have done so and how this enables them to plan and thrive in the ‘new normal’.
Moderator: Stewart Coleman, Industrial Business Director - Industry 4.0, BECASpeakers
|09:30 - 12:00||
Scaling Southeast Asia’s Industry 4.0 Transformation
0930 - 0935
0935 - 0940
0940 - 1015
A moderated panel discussion with selected SEA manufacturers on their initiatives, experiences, insights, challenges and future Industry 4.0 plans in the changing business environment.
Moderator: Glen Tan, Group Managing Partner, FT Consulting
1020 - 1055
Sharing from Singapore manufacturers at different stages of Industry 4.0 adoption about their experiences, approach and best practices.
Moderator: Simon Lim, Executive Director, Manufacturing & Engineering, Enterprise Singapore
1055 - 1105
1105 - 1130
1130 - 1155
1155 - 1200
|12:00 - 13:00||
Malaysia Market Focus Session
12.00 - 12.20pm
12.20 - 1.00pm
This fireside chat will examine if Malaysian workers, whether corporate or otherwise, can remain relevant in tomorrow's workforce if there is no continuous upskilling. As Industry 4.0 adoption gains momentum, the competency of workers to adapt & move with the times has become an urgent issue that is also relevant for workers beyond Malaysia.
Fireside Chat Speakers:
|13:00 - 14:00||
Semicon and Electronics & Electrical Manufacturing Sectors
COVID-19 had severely impacted numerous industries including the Semicon and Electrical and Electronics sectors, with wide-ranging effects seen in workforce shortages, supply chain and logistical disruptions that affected demand fulfilment. While industry players may have adjusted to the immediate challenges, these issues highlighted areas that deserve attention even as operating conditions improve and recover. How do industry stakeholders view their priorities going forward i.e. where are organisations now in their state of resilience? How do they plan to approach solutions such as Industry 4.0 technologies to better manage their operations and production processes? This forum will look at more specific examples of how Industry 4.0 capabilities can help manufacturers e.g. through capture of digital data for better insights, deploy process automation solutions and other measures to improve resilience and agility to adapt to fluctuating market demand. This panel will consider what should be key priorities for industry stakeholders in the face of uncertainties, emerging opportunities, with examples of what some organisations have done.
Moderator: Rakesh Jaiswal, Director in Enterprise Division, Agency for Science, Technology and Research, Singapore