Programme

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 - 09:20Welcome Address
Mr Leck Chet Lam, Managing Director, Experia Events
Mr Oliver Tian, President, Singapore Industrial Automation Association
09:20 - 09:30Guest of Honour Speech
09:30 - 10:30Opening Keynote: In-Conversation with Mr Philip Yeo
Moderator: Professor Ang Wei Tech, Co-Director, School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, Nanyang Technological University
10:30 - 11:00Social Time | Meet. Connect. Convert
11:00 - 13:00Symposium 1: Manufacturing
1)Logistic Solution
Mr HO Chin Keong, CEO, Senserbot
2) TBA
Mr Peter TAN, CEO, Blue Ocean Robotics
3) Design of Autonomous Transport Solutions for Seamless Indoor and Outdoor Industrial Environment
4) Panel Discussion
13:00 - 14:00Social Time | Meet. Connect. Convert
14:00 - 15:30Symposium 2: Transportation
Theme: Test-bedding efforts, technology roadmaps and infrastructural requirements to facilitate Autonomous Vehicle deployment in Singapore

This theme will discuss recent efforts and future plans to conduct AV trials in Singapore and identify what are the key challenges faced in operating such systems in our densely urbanised environment. It will also cover various long-term government policies and technology roadmaps that will help prepare the general public technology developers and commuters for the future deployment of such technologies.

1) Share experiences in conducting the AV trial at One-North
This presentation will share about the needs of achieving self-driving capabilities, the current achievements and challenges in the future
Professor Marcelo ANG, Associate Professor, National University of Singapore
2) Process to Validate Safety of Autonomous Vehicles to Achieve Better Than Human-Driven Vehicles Fatality Rate
3) TBA
4) Panel Discussion
What would be the approach to certify AV for carrying passengers in public uncontrolled environment?
Panelists:
Professor Marcelo ANG, Associate Professor, National University of Singapore
Moderator:
Mr Paul TAN, Co-Director, ST Engineering-NTU Corporate Lab
15:30 - 16:00Social Time | Meet. Connect. Convert
16:00 - 17:30Symposium 3: Infrastructure

Friday, November 3, 2017
09:00 - 10:00Opening Keynote 2: Futureproof our kids... Or Is Robotics going to cause us 30 years of pain
10:00 - 10:30Social Time | Meet. Connect. Convert
10:30 - 12:00Symposium 4: Healthcare
Theme: Next generation of healthcare delivery - How Robotics can drive the transformation

There is a need for healthcare delivery to change as the environment changes with technology, connectivity, social needs, and demographic shifts. In this symposium, speakers will talk about how robotics can play a major role, covering various perspectives like challenges & strategies for robotics adoption in healthcare, robotics for domestic home based healthcare and application of robotics for different countries.generation of healthcare delivery - How Robotics can drive the transformation

1) Challenges & Strategies for Robotics Adoption in Healthcare
Ms Selina SEAH, Director, Centre for Healthcare Assistive & Robotics Technology
2)  Robotizing Domestic Home Based Healthcare: Can Robotics Enable Caregivers
Dr TAN Jit Seng, Director, Lotus Eldercare
3) TBA
4) Panel Discussion: Future Opportunities for Robotics in Healthcare
12:00 - 13:00Social Time | Meet. Connect. Convert
13:00 - 15:00Symposium 5: Start-ups
15:00 - 15:30Social Time | Meet. Connect. Convert
15:30 - 17:30Symposium 6: Country / Region
1) A Perspective from North America Europe: Evolution Robotics Software for Products and Ecosystems
Professor Dr.-Ing. Torsten Kroeger, Director, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
2) How can Singapore-Based Robotics Company Venture into China?
Mr Jason TAY, General Manager, ASIAN Chamber of Commerce 
3) Building Networks and Growing the ASEAN Robotic Association
Mr Jason TAY, General Manager, ASIAN Chamber of Commerce
4) Application of Robotics in Malaysian Agriculture - The Robotics Plant Factory Project and Initiative
Dr Ishkandar BAHARIN, President, Malaysia Robotics and Automation Society (MyRAS)
5) Panel Discussion: 
1)What can Singapore learn from Silicon Valley, the new China bay area and the Robotics Future City in Johor?
2)The world is changing rapidly with the transition driven by robotics technology. Will innovations be driven by start-ups, existing larger players or by FAMGA-like players?
17:30 - 17:45Closing Remarks
1) Professor ANG Wei Tech, School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, Nanyang Technological University

*Information has been updated as at 20 June 2017.