Singapore’s most exclusive Big Data & AI conference is coming back! Join us this September for a knowledge-sharing, content-driven, pitch-free event. A must-attend, if you are looking to acquire updated knowledge, fresh insights, cutting-edge strategies and the latest industry tools and techniques, as well as making plenty of professional connections, which will help to advance your data career.

Confirmed speakers include:


We co-develop the Summit Agenda with our Data Scientists and AI Leaders so you can expect a variety of activities, sessions and networking opportunities that will maximise what you gain.

Agenda highlights include:

  • Building Data Platform: a cognitive platform for a massive global marketplace; build data infrastructure with elasticity and resilience

  • Cognitive Science Technology: the cognitive services products in an Asia telecommunication conglomerate; application of cognitive science and creating an ultimate customer experience

  • AI in Action: decision making and generative analytics; ML-based solutions in the financial industry

  • Top 3 Data Science Use Cases in Gaming

  • Top 3 Data Science Case Studies in Unicorns and Unicorns-to-be in South East Asia

Please check back regularly for the add-ups of new speakers, sessions and tracks.

  • 08:00 – 08:50


  • 08:50 – 09:00

    Chairperson Opening Remarks

  • 09:00 – 09:45

    Manage the full lifecycle and performance of a global marketplace with 23 international sited and a broader presence in over 100 countries is no easy challenge for a leader of a distributed team. In this talk, the speaker will share a platform building case study of its selling business unit:

    • How to build a unified machine learning platform to gain a deep understanding of your objective, including behaviour, interests and trends

    • Self-service real-time dashboard building with ML-based solutions

    • Operational analysis, performance monitoring and automated tuning

  • 09:45 – 10:30

    Scale and complexity are always an essential challenge for data science -massive and rapid growth companies.

    The data platform should be designed and built to maintain and innovate, internally for the company’s data scientists, and externally for an evolving ecosystem along with continuous business expansion.

    In this talk, the speaker will introduce how to build a self-service data infrastructure that enables its users to be full stack and workflow responsible:

    • Prioritise impactful changes since the beginning

    • Invest in prototyping and testing

    • Microservice architecture-based approach

    • Being adaptive to data lineage

  • 10:30 – 11:00

    AM Coffee Break

  • 11:00 – 11:45

    This talk will focus on the following issues:

    • How to leverage cognitive technologies in over 10 product deployments, ranging from chat, voice, video bots and NLP development

    • Attribution models used for offline media and ROI measurement

    • Develop audit and fraud analytics involving employee, vendor and distributor

  • 11:45 – 12:30

    This talk will focus on the real tech-in-use cases of cognitive services. Experts from banks, telecommunications and insurances will introduce their implementations of cognitive science technologies, challenges and key takeaways.

  • 12:30 – 13:30

    Lunch Break

  • 13:30 – 15:00

    You cannot afford to overlook the gaming industry as a niche sector any more. With over 2 billion players worldwide, an annual revenue of $20 billion in the United States alone, and continuous growth in the foreseeable future, a flood of players and usage brings in not only enormous revenue, but vast data like users playing time, interaction time, quitting point, peaks of activity, results and scores, just to name a few, to be analysed.

    The intersection between gaming and data has resulted in the spectacular yet unrecognised data ability of gaming companies. Putting game development, game monetisation and game design aside, you can still learn new ideas about “cliché” data science applications from the data specialists of the gaming industry:

    • Object identification: image recognition technologies and object detection models are used by game developers to create a natural change of scenes and movement in the gaming reality.
    • Visual effects and graphics: game developers use advanced algorithms to push the visual boundaries not just of the game, technologies invented and used now include motion capture, real-time rendering, photogrammetry, etc.
    • Personalised marketing: personalised marketing in gaming helps to increase the activity of the users and at the same time, attract new ones. This has been achieved due to precisive data collection and message tailoring.
    • Fraud detection: All the action and decisions in the gaming world are fast. High speed of all these processes presents a matter of high interest for the fraudulence. It’s such a challenge to balance between the high level of customer satisfaction and threats like identity theft and payment fraud. Machine learning algorithms come to the rescue, which enables fraud detection to be much more automated and efficient.
    • Social and customer analysis: Millions of people play video games actively every day and all over the world. They leave a significant amount of data contains feedback, and data can be used to segment the customers and tailor the product.
  • 15:00 – 15:30

    PM Coffee Break

  • 15:30 – 16:00

    Gaming Case Study 1: How to Inspire the World to Play Games – Driven by Data and AI

  • 16:00 – 16:30

    Gaming Case Study 2: Unlocking Novel Gaming Experience by Applying Cutting-edge Machine Learning Technologies

  • 16:30 – 17:00

    Gaming Case Study 3: AI + Gaming – on the Blocks Building for Successful AI Roll-out

  • 17:00 – 19:00

    Networking Drinks

  • 08:00 – 08:50


  • 08:50 – 09:00

    Chairperson Overview

  • 09:00 – 09:45

    Decision making empowered by AI will go through several stages before reaching to the ultimate mountain top – generative analytics. This level must be based on strong prescriptive capabilities derived from the previous steps:

    • Descriptive and diagnostic analytics

    • Predictive analytics

    • Prescriptive analytics

    In this talk, the speaker will use a few actual cases illustrating the applications of the basic analytics in decision making empowered by AI, as well as a preview of the future areas for generative analytics leverage.

  • 09:45 – 10:30

    Big Data and AI technologies have already been widely used in financial regulation and risk management. This talk will summarise data engineering and machine learning techniques for cyber security problems in the financial industry, along with a comparison of the actual use cases and applications.

  • 10:30 – 11:00

    AM Coffee Break

  • 11:00 – 11:45

    This presentation will focus on the following major topics:

    • Pursuing the goal and not AI as a goal

    • Leverage data-driven decisions at every stage of the life cycle of business

    • Creating an organisation that enables data to release the power

  • 11:45 – 12:30

    As the leader of a data team, aligning technologies with the company's business initiative is only one of the many challenges. Another common one is about team management.

    • How to attract, hire and retain the talents you want?

    • How to keep the team "synced" with the company's growth and pace?

    • How to embrace new technologies and sustain self-breakthroughs?

  • 12:30 – 13:30

    Lunch Break

  • 13:30 – 15:00

    Southeast Asia is a shining star in the world riding the tech start-up wave. The region has produced ten unicorns since 2012 and now is expecting to cultivate at least ten more in the next five years.

    Despite the rapid growth of SEA economies and tech companies, system inefficiencies do exist holding back the region. However, this has given the tech start-ups in SEA the opportunity to build their ecosystems by bricks from ground zero. While data science is an essential powerhouse for unicorns’ scale-up journey, its growth has also been imprinted with the logos of bridging the infrastructure gap.

    In this afternoon session, we have gathered the data leaders from the SEA unicorns and unicorns-to-be to share their experience of zero-to-one data platform building and management, and parallel growth with the company’s rapid expansion. Special experiences that are not only valuable for SMEs to learn, but also inspiring for well-established companies and traditional industries who are seeking after innovative disruption to know.

  • 15:00 – 15:30

    Day 2 Afternoon Coffee Break

  • 15:30 – 16:00

    Unicorn Case Study 1: High Speed Data Product Delivery with DataOps

  • 16:00 – 16:30

    Unicorn Case Study 2: Drive Data-driven Decisions across Business for Commercial Success

  • 16:30 – 17:00

    Unicorn Case Study 3: How to Leverage Technology and Data to Disrupt an Industry and Better Serve SMEs

  • 17:00 – 18:00

    End of Summit

What to expect


Our agendas consist of global and regional leading experts, curating talks on the latest hot topics and allowing you to understand the key take-aways from any presentation.


An exclusive event that boasts various activities for in-depth learning, experience sharing and effective networking, including keynotes, presentations, panel discussions, workshops, and much more.


A strict vendor and industry ratio control to avoid sales pitches and focus on real learnings and the exchange of relevant and effective knowledge.


A cross-industry mix of speakers and attendees to learn, network and collaborate through various interactive social sessions, including social breaks, buffet lunches, cocktail reception and Executive Dinner.

The Venue

This year's summit will be held at the spectacular Marina Bay Sands, filled with architectural wonder in the heart of thriving Singapore.

Forward Leading has negotiated a special room rate of SGD 380 / Night for you to stay at Singapore's landmark 5-star hotel and enjoy the Infinity Pool along with your stay. Materializing the spectacular group discount is simply one click below.

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This will be the most beneficial two days out of the office all year. Seats are limited. Reserve your place now before it’s too late!

Don't just take our word for it

  • The speaker lineup was excellent - there were a lot of people from a lot of diverse backgrounds.  There’s lots of great questions and friendly people, interesting talks on both very practical products and more forward-looking topics

    Jerry Talton, Slack, Boston

  • It’s amazing - the speakers are all doing a great job, I’ve listened to many talks on very diverse topics. The audience contributed great insights, are very engaged, the discussions are very insightful, and I’ve learnt a lot myself.

    Jen Wang, WayFair, Boston

  • I’ve enjoyed it tremendously - good presentations and lots of good questions by an active audience, the room and schedule is full. The speaker quality been excellent and the participation from the audience in terms of quality of questions has been very very good

    Martin Ciupa, calvIO, Boston

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