The SIRE Convention merges the commercial expertise of the most innovative and forward thinking global companies with the ingenuity and technical expertise of the world’s finest academics.

Thursday, November 2, 2017
09:00 - 09:10Welcome Address
09:10 - 09:20Opening Address by Conference Chair:
09:20 - 09:40Guest of Honour Speech
09:40 - 10:20In-Conversation with Mr Philip Yeo
10:20 - 10:40Manufacturing & Logistics
Innovation and incubation to productizing your solutions
This presentation elaborates on market entry, practical tips on reducing cost factors, and to illustrate curating demand for commercial adoption.

  1. Strategies of encouraging adoption. Services Robotics solutions are relatively new. This session will highlight strategies to establishing branding and to encourage adoption?
  2. Empowering Employees to innovate in the robotics adoption journey
10:40 - 11:00Healthcare
Robotizing domestic home based healthcare: Can robotics enable caregivers?
11:00 - 11:20Morning Tea Break
11:20 - 11:40Start-ups
Why should we invest in you?

Investor dollars are certainly attractive to budding companies. In this session; find out what really interests investors & how you should pitch. Investors- what do V.C look for when investing. Innovation, team, drive, commercial suitability
11:40 - 13:00Country/Region: Panel Discussion
Asia's largest adopters market: A Chinese perspective.

What are the key accelerating business and technology drivers for the growth of service robotics? Robot applications in China. Key growth industries.
13:00 - 14:00Lunch
14:00 - 14:20Future of Robotics/Robot Operating System
The Way Ahead

New Robotics technology to put us on the world map. How do we do it?

What do we need? What is the futurology for robotics and the innovations and skillsets needed?
14:20 - 14:40Transportation/Security & Surveillance
Autonomous/driverless vehicles. Large scale deployments.
  1. What are the solution to ease people's concern about Autonomous vehicles?
  2. What are the adoption timelines & challenges for the newer robot categories such as autonomous vehicles?
14:40 - 15:00Agriculture
Robotics systems and disruptive business models. Industry focus agriculture
15:00 - 15:30Afternoon Tea Break
15:30 - 15:50Start-Ups
The Value Of Robotics

The value is in the ip, innovation, scalability & transfer of technology. (KPI is usually misinterpreted by middle layer officers. Minimize KPI,) Using the current problems/issues to grow and scale. (Turning Current problems into scalable tech.) Plan for the future, not just immediate issues. Using technology to address ‘Common (Cross Border) issues/problems.
15:50 - 16:10Manufacturing/Logistics
Rise of services, disruptive business models and consumer preferences. Total solutions.
  1. Can automation transform Asia’s supply chain through robotics solutions?
  2. How do supply chain operation deliver inventory management through robotics solution?
16:10 - 16:30Future of Robotics/ Robot Operating System
Systemizing Robotics Development:

COMMON PLATFORM: Commonalities→ Value Capture → Modular System → Building Upon (Avoid creating from scratch) Innovators must be able to capture the value. Robotics solutions must be developed with the mandatory premise of scaling. What are the strategies involved to do this effectively? Things to watch out for.
16:30 - 17:30Country/Region: Plenary Discussion
Is Robotics a universal solution?

What are the ground knowledge skills sets/mindsets needed to engage cyber physical robotics solutions?

Management and ground level mindset change. Shaping the right mindset. Evolution of Jobs.

Friday, November 3, 2017
11:00 - 11:20Used Case 1 - Healthcare
11:20 - 11:40Used Case 2 – Infrastructure: Cleaning Robot under [Manufacturing & Logistics]
11:40 - 12:00Used Case 3 - Security and Surveillance
12:00 - 14:00Lunch
14:00 - 14:20Future of Robotics/ Robot Operating System
Platform/ OS solutions, robot controllers. Connected data enabled robotics.
14:20 - 15:50Country/Region: Plenary Discussion
Capturing markets. A regional perspective

Panel: Discussion opinions on technologies and cross pollination. Challenges. Market up for grabs. Collaboration. Gaps vs Opportunities and transformation. Establishing presence in the regional markets
15:50 - 16:10Afternoon Tea Break
16:10 - 17:40Closing Plenary: Future of Robotics/Robot Operating System
Collaboration and living with Robots, the human-centric factors

Panel: Evolution of Jobs. Human-Centric interaction with robots. Efficiency and productivity .Connectivity and real world manipulation

*Information has been updated as at 20 June 2017.