SMARTGen by Smartparents
 

25 - 26 MARCH 2017
10.30am - 9.00pm

Raffles City Convention Centre, Fairmont Ballroom
80 Bras Basah Road

 
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1st Ever Tech Conference for Youths and Parents in Asia!
SmartGen, a platform for you to interact with leading thinkers as well as learn how to adapt to a future defined by technology, is a unique two-day event designed to enable the first generation of the 21st century to learn and play smarter than ever, and ultimately, to ensure that they are well prepared for the future.

We'll have cool Immersive Experiences zones where you can play with Virtual Reality and the latest Cutting Edge Gadgets, and dine at our own Tech Cafe!!!
 
 
CONFERENCE
EMPOWER THE SMART GENERATION
A two-day power-packed seminar for youths and parents!
Get set to be motivated and inspired by Singapore’s top tech movers and shakers ― the industry’s best and brightest will share the secrets of their success.

Theme (Adults): Examine the trends in the last 5 years globally; discuss the impact; shed light on what’s new.

Theme (Youth): Who do you want to work for and how do you get there?
Talk
Adult
Guillaume Sachet
Head, Strategic Planning and Foodie Segment
Mediacorp
 
Talk
Adult
Barry Levy
Head of Expansion - UberEATS APAC
Uber
 
Talk
Adult
Chek Lim, Cheng
Senior Manager, Partnerships at TripAdvisor APAC
TripAdvisor
 
Talk
Youth
Jocelyn Teo
Board Member
Girls In Tech Singapore
 
Talk
Adult
Ayesha Khanna
Co-Founder and CEO
Addo.sg
 
Talk
Adult
Frank Koo
Head of Southeast Asia (Talent Solutions)
LinkedIn
 
Talk
Youth
Charmain Tan
Founder of Pear Comms
Talk
Adult
Chong Ee Jay
Manager, TOUCH Family Services
Member of Media Literacy Council
 
Talk
Adult
Yen-Lu Chow
Co-founder & President WholeTree Foundation / Over-The-Rainbow
Co-founder & Chairman, Singapore Creations
Executive Director, BAF Spectrum
Founding partner, Fatfish MediaLab
 
Talk
Adult
Irene Chin
Education & Career Guidance Counsellor
Ngee Ann Polytechnic
 
Talk
Youth
Ketan Semani
Chief Digital and Innovation Officer
UBS Wealth Management (Asia Pacific)
 
Talk
Youth
Inch Chua
Co-Founder
Invasion Singapore
Talk
Youth
PLMGS girls (World Robot Games 2016 winners)
Workshop
Youth
Singapore Media Academy
Workshop
Youth
General Assembly
Workshop
Youth
General Assembly
Theme (Adults): What your child needs to be successful – beyond an education

Theme (Youth): What it takes to pursue your passion and make a job out of it
Talks
Adult
Sue McNamara
Regional Network Director, APAC
Six Seconds
 
Talk
Adult
Grace Sai
Co-Founder and CEO
The HUB Singapore
 
Talk
Adult
Brian Lim
Co-Founder
HyperCubes
 
Talk
Adult
Lucian Teo
Technologist
Google
 
Talk
Youth
Hirzi Zulkiflie
Artiste/Content Creator
MunahHirziOfficial
 
Talk
Youth
Hong How Tuan, Michael and Games Masters Maeve & Cornflakes
Cubinet
 
 
Talk
Adult
Looi Qin En
COO
Glints
 
Talks
Adult
Benjamin Pommeraud
General Manager
Riot Games
 
Talks
Adult
Aziza Sheerin
Director
General Assembly
Talks
Adult
Co-Founder & CEO, Michelle Tan Mei Yi
Fundeavour
Talks
Adult
Rosalyn, DJ
Lush99.5FM
Talks
Adult
Michelle Tan, Co-Founder & CEO
Nicholas Ngo, Co-Founder & CEO
Fundeavour
Talks
Adult
Mamalucious Jen, Director
Lush99.5FM
 
Talks
Adult
Facebook
 
Talks
Youth
Lingyi Xiong
Founder
01 Studio Private Limited (Wah!Banana)
Panel
Adult
Lucian Teo (Google)
Chong Ee-Jay (Touch Family Services)
Wong Zhi Ying (Year 2 student, Yale-NUS)
Workshop
Youth
Singapore Media Academy
Workshop
Youth
General Assembly
Workshop
Youth
General Assembly
Workshop
Youth
kode with kids School
Workshop
Youth
kode with kids School
Workshop
Youth
kode with kids School
Workshop
Adult
Girls in Tech Singapore
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Guillaume Sachet - Head, Strategic Planning and Foodie Segment
Mediacorp
Topic: Dancing with the giants - A story of a traditional media giant transformation journey. How "old" businesses need to make changes to adapt.
Guillaume Sachet is the Head of Strategic Planning at MediaCorp, where he drives group strategy, corporate development as well as innovation (the Mediapreneur incubator). He was also recently appointed as Head, Foodies Segment at MediaCorp. Currently, he sits on the board of Cubinet Interactive, a Malaysian digital games publisher, which MediaCorp has a majority stake. He is also a member of the Executive Council (Board) of Lycee Francais de Singapour.

He has 20 years of experience in the media and telecom industry. Prior to joining MediaCorp in May 2012, Guillaume was a Partner with the strategy practice of the consulting firm, Accenture, responsible for Communications, Media and Technology strategy activities in ASEAN. Over the years, he has developed deep media and telecom industry knowledge and expertise across the APAC region.

He has spent more than 15 years in Asia, working in Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Australia, Brunei, Vietnam, Philippines, Korea and China. Having published more than 15 articles in magazines such as Telecom Asia, Guillaume is a regular speaker and a recognized thought-leader in the industry.
Barry Levy - Head of Expansion - UberEATS APAC
Uber
Topic: Uber: Pioneer of the sharing economy. Ultimate Disruptor
Barry Levy is Head of APAC Expansion for UberEATS. His Uber career started over 3 years ago, in Australia, where he launched Uber's ground breaking service in Melbourne. After successfully scaling the Melbourne team and business, he joined the launch team to set up a number of Uber businesses across Australia. In March of 2015, Barry came out to South East Asia to spread the Uber word across the region, working across all ASEAN markets, with a specific focus on Thailand.

In Barry’s current role, as Head of APAC Expansion for UberEATS, he leads the charge in bringing the seamless UberEATS experience to cities across Asia Pacific. In just 8 months Barry and his team have increased UberEATS’ footprint from 2 to 11 cities - unlocking the magic of getting your favourite meals delivered to you within minutes at the simple push of a button, for millions of people!
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Chek Lim, Cheng - Senior Manager, Partnerships at TripAdvisor APAC
TripAdvisor
Topic: Real stories of disruptors
Chek Lim is a senior manager for partnership at TripAdvisor and his role includes forging strategic partnerships and developing the TripAdvisor branded ecosystem.
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Ayesha Khanna - Co-Founder and CEO
Addo.sg
Topic: Skills for An Age of Automation
Ayesha Khanna is a data science and technology expert advising companies and governments on smart cities, future skills, fintech, and other emerging industries. She spent more than a decade on Wall Street advising product innovation teams developing large scale trading, risk management and data analytics systems.

Ayesha is Co-Founder and CEO of data analytics and software engineering firm ADDO, which helps clients grow their businesses and customers using data-driven insights and automating their workflows and services. Ayesha is a Partner in TechFin Ventures, matching investors to start-ups and conducting technical and data due diligence. Previously, she served as CEO of The Keys Global, an innovative education hub that matched students with leading companies to apply their skills in coding, robotics, and 3D printing. In 2014, Ayesha served on the Singapore Ministry of Education’s Steering Committee on future skills and applied learning.

Ayesha was also Co-founder of the Hybrid Reality Institute, a research and advisory group established to analyze the social and economic impact of accelerating technologies. She directed the Future Cities Group at the London School of Economics, and has been a Faculty Advisor at Singularity University.

Ayesha is author of Straight Through Processing (2008) and co-author of Hybrid Reality: Thriving in the Emerging Human-Technology Civilization (2012). She has been published and quoted on technology, innovation and smart cities in The New York Times, BusinessWeek, TIME, Newsweek, Forbes, Harvard Business Review, Strategy+Business, and Foreign Policy.

Ayesha has a BA (honors) in Economics from Harvard University, an MS in Operations Research from Columbia University and is completing her PhD on smart city infrastructures at the London School of Economics.

She is the Founder of 21C GIRLS, a charity that delivers free coding classes to girls in Singapore and Chairman of Factotum, a boutique content marketing agency.
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Frank Koo - Head of Southeast Asia (Talent Solutions)
LinkedIn
Topic: Jobs that have been lost to tech. New jobs that tech has created. Skills bottleneck in certain countries. Have we felt it here in Singapore?
Frank Koo is the Head of Southeast Asia at LinkedIn and is responsible for LinkedIn’s Talent Solutions business. Frank’s organization supports companies in optimizing talent acquisition and retention strategies through the use of technology and best practices on LinkedIn’s platform.

Frank has been in the technology and education industry for more than 25 years, Prior to LinkedIn, Frank was the Chief Operating Officer of BE Education. He has also held leadership roles in Pearson Education where he was President of Learning Solutions in APAC, and Oracle where he was Managing Director for Singapore and South Asia Growth Economies.
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Chong Ee Jay - Manager, TOUCH Family Services and Member of Media Literacy Council
Topic: How to be a digital parent?
Ee Jay has conducted over 350 cyber wellness workshops since 2007, reaching out to more than 25,000 Students, Parents, Educators and Youth/Social Workers in schools, corporations and the community.

He is the key driver behind the cyber wellness efforts in TOUCH Cyber Wellness, championing public education programmes both locally (through schools and national level efforts) and internationally, as well as counselling intervention and youth mentoring works through their Cyber Wellness Centre in Bukit Merah and Hougang respectively.

Given his versatility, he is also a highly sought after trainer for both our parents workshops and youth programmes. With his amicable disposition, he also mentors the youths who come to the PlanetCRuSH Cyber Wellness Center through the resident programmes.

Over the past 10 years, Ee Jay has been driven with a passion to inspire parents and educators whom struggle to cope with the rapidly advancing Internet age. He works closely with them to educate and equip them with knowledge and skill sets to connect with their children and students.

Ee Jay is also a member of the Media Literacy Council that advises the Government on research, trends and developments pertaining to the Internet and media, and appropriate policy responses; as well as developing public awareness and education programmes relating to media literacy and cyber wellness.
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Charmain Tan - Founder of Pearcomms
Topic: Empowering Girl Boss!
Life is short, live each day to the fullest.' This Philosophy led Charmain to be an entrepreneur when she was in NUS. Charmain is a second time entrepreneur, whom identified the importance of establishing effective sales capabilities through her previous venture commercializing her international award-winning wearable tech product, ISGLOVES, which was sold Globally. ISGLOVES was a great product, but sales numbers was not substantial. Believing that business is all about value-adding and being profitable, she went on a mission to help companies like hers grow the bloodline of their business by generating more sales.
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Topic: Empowering Girls In Tech
Girls in Tech (GIT) is a global non-profit focused on the engagement, education and empowerment of girls and women who are passionate about technology. Adriana Gascoigne founded GIT in 2007 to create a support framework to help women advance their careers in STEM fields.

Today, GIT aims to accelerate the growth of innovative women entering into the high-tech industry and building startups. We achieve this through the creation of proprietary, innovative programming and strategic global partnerships.

With headquarters in San Francisco and more than 50,000 members located around the globe, GIT relies on volunteer efforts to lead each of the 60 local chapters. Programming and events vary by chapter based on local interests and needs.

GIT is not just for professional women. We exist for anyone with an interest in technology, startups and providing women with a platform for growth. But we operate with the spirit of the girl within all of us—fearless, lively and determined.
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Sue McNamara - Regional Network Director, APAC Six Seconds
Topic: New economy life skills your child needs to stay relevant and be successful (Emphasis on “soft skills” like emotional intelligence)
Sue McNamara has over 25 years of experience in the field of leadership and training and over 15 years in the field of education. She is passionate about supporting organisations to create climates where people thrive: Schools where students are encouraged and supported to flourish and mature as human beings, who will positively contribute to their own lives, their families, their workplaces and society; businesses where people “bring their whole selves” to work with passion, purpose, and high performance.

Sue is an Adjunct Associate Professor with the Faculty of Engineering at the National University of Singapore and holds Ph.D. in Education. Her doctoral research investigated the relationship between teacher/student and parent/child emotionally intelligent behaviours. In addition Sue is a Mater Trainer with Six Seconds and has qualifications in Teaching English as a Foreign Language, Tertiary Education, Advanced Child Protection, Neuro-Lingusitic Programming, Coaching EQ and Business and Finance. Sue has lived and worked in the Asia Pacific region for fifteen years.
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Lucian Teo - Technologist
Google
Topic: Are you a digital age parent - The tools parents need to arm themselves with for the 4th industrial revolution
Lucian is a father of three kids. He leads Google's efforts to promote digital literacy education in the Asia-Pacific, working with NGOs, educational institutions and tech communities to equip internet users with knowledge on how to keep themselves safe online and use technology in constructive and positive ways.
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Hong How Tuan, Micheal and Games Masters Maeve & Cornflakes
Cubinet
Topic: Mobile Gaming
Michael Hong is the Marketing Manager of Cubinet Interactive. With a rapidly growing community of over 15 million core players and a deep portfolio of development partners, Cubinet Interactive is one of the leading destination of free-to-play games.
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Mike Sutcliff - Creative Director
Swee Lee Music
Topic: The Road Less Travelled: Navigating a non-tradition career path in the creative field
Rosalyn Lee is a radio presenter on Lush 99.5FM, hosts Lunch Bites weekdays 9am to 1pm. She is also a social media content creator, an event emcee, and a television host.
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Looi Qin En - Chief Operating Officer, Glints
Topic: The Road Less Travelled: Navigating a non-tradition career path by being an Entrepreneur
Qin En is the COO of Glints, a graduate recruitment platform. With active partnership across all local polytechnics & universities, Glints offers fast-growing companies on-demand access to ready, quality talent, as well as employer branding solutions. Glints has an active talent community of 200,000+ and 5,000+ employers including Grab, Jardine Matheson, Singtel & Saatchi
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Benjamin Pommeraud - General Manager, Riot Games
Topic: The Road Less Travelled: Navigating a non-tradition career path in Gaming (Adults)
Topic: What is it like to work in the gaming industry and what does it take? (Youths)
Benjamin Pommeraud is the General Manager of Riot Games for Singapore & Malaysia. He is developing the presence of Riot Games in South East Asia, and works with Garena, Riot's publisher in the region, to cultivate an exciting and vibrant gaming environment and community.

Prior to Riot, Benjamin worked in UBISOFT where he worked on famous franchises for PC, console and mobile, including Ghost Recon and Assassin's Creed. He started his career at McKinsey & Company and founded three companies in the technology and film production sectors. He was the first film producer in the world to launch a crowdfunding campaign in 2004.

Benjamin was born in France, and owns a Master of Science from French Ecole Centrale Paris and a Master of Business Administration from INSEAD. He is one of 100 million monthly active players who plays League of Legends; find him via his summoner name MacLovin.
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Aziza Sheerin - Director, General Assembly
Topic: The Road Less Travelled: Navigating a non-tradition career path in Tech
Aziza leads the Singapore office for global education company General Assembly as its Regional Director. Prior to this, Aziza covered Emerging Markets Asia for a 110-year old, not-for-profit financial education firm. She worked on new market expansion and building partnerships with governments, international development organizations, and stakeholders invested in advancing education and economic growth in emerging Asian economies.
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PLMGS Girls - Champion World Robot Games 2016
Paya Lebar Methodist Girls' School
Topic: Empowering girls in tech
These girls from Paya Lebar Methodist Girls' School (Secondary) pitted against over 300 boys from various Asian countries at the 2016 World Robot Games, in Indonesia. They represented Singapore and came home clinching 15 awards across 34 categories at the annual competition.
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Facebook
Topic: Skills that recruitors are looking for beyond your qualifications
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Lingyi Xiong - Founder of 01 Studio, Producer of Wah!Banana
Topic: Pursuing a path less travelled
In 2012, Lingyi started Wah!Banana with her colleagues from Garena. This Youtube channel has been the most subscribed comedy channel in Singapore ever since, known for its humorous content with a local twist. Aside from producing and scripting for Wah!Banana, Lingyi founded a new company 01 Studio in 2016 to focus on comedy and short film creation, her work has been featured on international platforms such as Comedy Central and Disney.
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Yen-Lu Chow - Co-founder & President, WholeTree Foundation / Over-The-Rainbow
Co-founder & Chairman, Singapore Creations
Executive Director, BAF Spectrum
Founding partner, Fatfish MediaLab
Topic: Matters of the Heart
Yen-Lu Chow is the co-founder & President, WholeTree Foundation / Over-The-Rainbow, co-founder & Chairman, Singapore Creations, Executive Director, BAF Spectrum, and founding partner, Fatfish MediaLab. He is a former Distinguished Technologist at Apple. Yen-Lu currently serves on boards of several startups ventures and actively advises many others. He also serves on government advisory panels for innovation, lending a hand to bring national level R&D projects to be a more commercial ready stage. With the launch of his family nonprofit and his other social initiatives, Yen-Lu now devotes nearly all of his time serving the society as well as the nation in his various capacities. He personally runs the family nonprofit as the president, and is responsible for nearly all of the initiatives and programs.

Yen-Lu and wife Yee Ling started WholeTree Foundation, a nonprofit family foundation with the Over-The-Rainbow (OTR) youth mental wellness initiative, in loving memory of their dear son and only child who ended his own life in 2009 at the age of 26 after suffering for many years from manic depression. OTR is a one-stop hub for youth mental wellness, with a mission to: 1) Propel youth mental wellness to the top of life’s priorities; 2) Provide information, assistance, and support to youth with mood disorders, and their caregivers; 3) Shatter the taboos surrounding mental disorders and promote social awareness; 4) Create a community based on the universal and timeless wisdom of love, compassion, truth, beauty, harmony, joy, generosity, and service. They wish to transform mental wellness for the 21st century, by empowering young people on their mental wellness journey, to overcome life challenges, with an opportunity to fulfill their life potential thru the journey of self-discovery, healing and transformation.
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Michelle Tan Mei Yi - Co-Founder & CEO, Fundeavour
Topic: From Oxford University to the Gaming Industry: Why I Took the Leap
Michelle is co-founder and CEO for Fundeavour.com, an online platform for gamers looking to connect with other gamers, as well as to develop their passions as eSports players, Youtubers and livestreamers. Founded in 2016, the Malaysian-based startup has amassed close to 10,000 gamers to-date, and has worked with notable brands including Uniqlo and Armaggeddon.

Prior to Fundeavour, Michelle was attached to Malaysia’s strategic investment fund, Khazanah Nasional, where she was Assistant Vice President in Strategic Management. She was also appointed as a Global Shaper under the World Economic Forum, and was invited at the age of 23 to be a guest panellist at the 2012 Summer Davos in Tianjin.

Michelle graduated from Oxford University in 2011 with a first class degree in Economics & Management, under a full scholarship from Khazanah Nasional.
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Nicholas Ngo - Co-Founder & Community Lead, Fundeavour
Topic: Real People, Real Stories: Gaming field (Adults)
Topic: Becoming the very best in e-sports: Gaming tips (Youths)
Nicholas is co-founder and community lead for Fundeavour.com, an online platform for gamers looking to connect with other gamers, as well as to develop their passions as eSports players, Youtubers and livestreamers. Founded in 2016, the Malaysian-based startup has amassed close to 10,000 gamers to-date, and has worked with notable brands including Uniqlo and Armaggeddon.

Prior to Fundeavour, Nicholas worked in Ankama, a French gaming & transmedia company known for creating the epic fantasy-adventure MMORPG, Wakfu. He was previously one of the first members of the Malaysian professional League of Legends team, the Kuala Lumpur Hunters. He has also played competitive Call of Duty, and founded a gaming clan called ONV.

Nicholas graduated with a degree in Hospitality & Tourism from Taylor’s University in 2011.
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Irene Chin - Education & Career Guidance Counsellor
Topic: What are the skills your child needs to prepare for 21st century work?
Irene brings to career counselling her experience in banking, recruitment consultancy, teaching, education and career guidance. She has a passion in guiding and supporting students intheir education and career jounrey through profiling tools, leveraging strengths and building confidence for success. She currently oversees the secondary school and alumni engagement so that these stakeholders are kept informed of the latest industry activities.
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Grace Sai - Co-Founder and CEO - The HUB Singapore
Topic: The Road Less Travelled: Navigating a non-tradition career path by being an Entrepreneur
Grace is the CEO and Co-Founder of The Hub Singapore, Singapore's largest co-working community of entrepreneurs, creatives and techies.

She is regarded as the node of entrepreneurship ecosystem in Asia and speaks widely on that topic. Interested in ecosystem building and policy development for startups and social enterprises, she has been invited by the Prime Minister’s Offices in Singapore and Malaysia, Angela Merkel, Mayor Park, amongst others; to share her inputs. She also sits on the Advisory Board for Ben & Jerry's Singapore, a Social entrepreneur-in-Residence at INSEAD and a TEDx Singapore speaker. She was also the founder of Books for Hope, a social enterprise in childrens' education in Indonesia.

Grace has been nominated as a Young Global Leader, World Economic Forum (2013), 40 Under 40 by Prestige Singapore (2014) and is a UN Women Entrepreneurship Day Ambassador.

She now resides in Singapore and has an MBA from University of Oxford where she graduated with Distinction and was a Skoll Scholar (funded by Jeff Skoll, the co-founder of eBay).
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Hirzi Zulkiflie - Artiste/Content creator - MunahHirziOfficial
Topic: Pursuing a path less travelled: Content creator
YouTuber who is best known as being one-half of the duo Munah & Hirzi alongside Munah Baharib, and as the co-founder of their accompanying YouTube channel, MunahHirziOfficial. The two began posting videos to their channel in December 2008.
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- Lucian Teo (Google)
- Chong Ee-Jay (Touch Family Services)
- Wong Zhi Ying (Year 2 student, Yale-NUS)
Panel: Are you a savvy 21st century parent?
Chong Ee-Jay
Ee Jay has conducted over 350 cyber wellness workshops since 2007, reaching out to more than 25,000 Students, Parents, Educators and Youth/Social Workers in schools, corporations and the community.

He is the key driver behind the cyber wellness efforts in TOUCH Cyber Wellness, championing public education programmes both locally (through schools and national level efforts) and internationally, as well as counselling intervention and youth mentoring works through their Cyber Wellness Centre in Bukit Merah and Hougang respectively.

Given his versatility, he is also a highly sought after trainer for both our parents workshops and youth programmes. With his amicable disposition, he also mentors the youths who come to the PlanetCRuSH Cyber Wellness Center through the resident programmes.

Over the past 10 years, Ee Jay has been driven with a passion to inspire parents and educators whom struggle to cope with the rapidly advancing Internet age. He works closely with them to educate and equip them with knowledge and skill sets to connect with their children and students.

Ee Jay is also a member of the Media Literacy Council that advises the Government on research, trends and developments pertaining to the Internet and media, and appropriate policy responses; as well as developing public awareness and education programmes relating to media literacy and cyber wellness.


Wong Zhi Ying
Zhi Ying is currently a Year 2 student at Yale-NUS. She does liberal arts, and intends to major in Anthropology or Psychology. Zhi Ying has a deep interest in emotions and helping people connect with one another and themselves. She founded the Social Emotional Leadership Club in Yale-NUS, aimed at empowering Yale-NUS students to become more loving, authentic and influential leaders in their families, communities and future workplaces. Zhi Ying believes that technology is a great enabler and platform for youth voices to be heard, but one that first and foremost requires proper youth education and clarity of their identity.
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Jocelyn Teo - Board Member
Panel: Empowering girls in tech
With nearly 15 years of experience in the technology sector, Jocelyn is a global executive with career stints in Singapore, Taiwan & Silicon Valley across diverse roles in Program Management, Account Management, Product Engineering, and R&D across the semiconductor industry. She is currently a Director for Program Management in Xilinx, one of the world’s leading provider of All Programmable chips headquartered in Silicon Valley, where she manages complex and high-value engineering programs and products. Jocelyn obtained her Masters and Bachelor of Engineering in the National University of Singapore with a Minor in Law. She is driven by her passion to inform and empower people, and believes firmly in inclusion and collaboration to drive synergy and exponential business value.
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Rosalyn
DJ from Lush99.5FM
Topic: The Road Less Travelled: Navigating a non-tradition career path in the Creative field
Radio presenter on lush 99.5fm, hosts Lush Bites, weekdays 9am - 1pm. Social media content creator, Event emcee, and TV host.
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Brian Lim - Co-Founder, HyberCubes
Closing Remarks: Real People, Real Stories: Tech
Brian is the cofounder of Hypercubes,helping Governments and Companies globally to mitigate their climate change risk, using next generation earth observation technology. He has lead six space startups to initial investment and profitability. In recognition of his efforts in building sustainable space companies, Brian was invited to attend the Singularity University’s Global Solutions Program, where people are trained to impact a billion people positively in ten years, and was invited to spend a week with Richard Branson on his island at Change maker and Deal breaker event, to inspire people to tackle global challenges in an environmentally sustainable way.

An advocate for the Australian Space startup Ecosystem, Brian Lim, co founded the DeltaV Space hub, an organisation that bridges the gap between government, universities, investors and startups in the creation of a Space Industry in Australia through a process of education, collaboration and cooperation. He is currently a member of the Australian Meat & Livestock Investment Advisory Committee, where he helps advised the Australian Meat & Livestock industry on areas of further investment in Information Technology to support the sector nationally
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Projecting Innovation Workshops
Girls in Tech Singapore
You have come up with a good idea. Now what? US Patent Attorney Robert Kelley Roth* will discuss basics of protecting ideas with intellectual property rights.

Age group: Adults above 21 years old

Free of charge.

Key Takeaways: Learn the different types of intellectual property, the Patent Protection Process and Filing Strategy For Small Buisnesses
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Michelle Tan - Co-Founder & CEO, Fundeavour
Nicholas Ngo - Co-Founder & CEO, Fundeavour
Pushing the limits: How to be amazing at eSports and gaming
MICHELLE

Michelle is co-founder and CEO for Fundeavour.com, an online platform for gamers looking to connect with other gamers, as well as to develop their passions as eSports players, Youtubers and livestreamers. Founded in 2016, the Malaysian-based startup has amassed close to 10,000 gamers to-date, and has worked with notable brands including Uniqlo and Armaggeddon.

Prior to Fundeavour, Michelle was attached to Malaysia’s strategic investment fund, Khazanah Nasional, where she was Assistant Vice President in Strategic Management. She was also appointed as a Global Shaper under the World Economic Forum, and was invited at the age of 23 to be a guest panellist at the 2012 Summer Davos in Tianjin.

Michelle graduated from Oxford University in 2011 with a first class degree in Economics & Management, under a full scholarship from Khazanah Nasional.


NICHOLAS NGO

Nicholas is co-founder and community lead for Fundeavour.com, an online platform for gamers looking to connect with other gamers, as well as to develop their passions as eSports players, Youtubers and livestreamers. Founded in 2016, the Malaysian-based startup has amassed close to 10,000 gamers to-date, and has worked with notable brands including Uniqlo and Armaggeddon.

Prior to Fundeavour, Nicholas worked in Ankama, a French gaming & transmedia company known for creating the epic fantasy-adventure MMORPG, Wakfu. He was previously one of the first members of the Malaysian professional League of Legends team, the Kuala Lumpur Hunters. He has also played competitive Call of Duty, and founded a gaming clan called ONV.

Nicholas graduated with a degree in Hospitality & Tourism from Taylor’s University in 2011.
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Irene Chin - Education & Career Guidance Counsellor, Ngee Ann Polytechnic
What are the skills your child needs to prepare for 21st century work?
Irene brings to career counselling her experience in banking, recruitment consultancy, teaching, education and career guidance. She has a passion in guiding and supporting students in their education and career journey through profiling tools, leveraging strengths and building confidence for success. She currently oversees the secondary school and alumni engagement so that these stakeholders are kept informed of the latest industry activities.
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Ketan Semani - Chief Digital and Innovation Officer, UBS Wealth Management (Asia Pacific)
Keynote: Technology, friend or foe
Ketan Samani is responsible for overseeing the transformation of digital experiences and innovations for UBS’s Wealth Management business in APAC. Prior to UBS, Ketan led digital transformations at DBS Bank, Standard Chartered, Barclays Wealth, AXA Investment Managers and HSBC Investments. Ketan is driven by client centricity and passion for transforming electronic channels through the use of usability, and brings with him 22 years of financial industry experience across Europe, Africa and Asia.
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Mamalucious Jen
Real People, Real Stories: Creative field
Mother of Vanessa Fernandez, DJ and Program Director at Lush99.5FM
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Inch Chua - Co-Founder, Invasion Singapore
Pursuing a path less travelled: Music
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Build your own website, make a short movie or design an app! The ultimate tech workshop for students between 10 and 19 years old, your kid will get an introduction to the most in-demand 21st-century skills through fun and interactive activities.
 
Digital Storytelling
By Singapore Media Academy (SMA)
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Digital Story-Telling
By Singapore Media Academy (SMA)
Participants will pick up tips and techniques on producing their own videos on limited budgets. This workshop, which will provide information on the fundamental aspects of producing videos, will cover basic topics like conceptualisation and creative thinking, to different ways to produce a video. It will also touch on various production aspects like scripting and music selection.
Takeaways

  • Low budget is not the end of the world - Scriptwriting & Storyboarding
  • Working with Camera
  • Dos and Don’ts during shoots
  • Editing workflow - Selecting the Audio
  • Finalising the Video
Duration

2 hours
Age Group

This workshop is suitable for 10 years old and above.
Price

$40.
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Trainer

Ray Pang (Writer/ Director)

Biography: Ray developed his passion for film at 18 while studying for a diploma in Interactive Media Design at the local Temasek Design School. Awarded “The Shooting Gallery Prize” for excellence in his course of study, Ray's final year project, a short film, “Connection” was screened at *SCAPE youth park's “STORYBOARD'08” event.

Ray has produced nine films to date in which five are official selections for international film festivals with three receiving Best Film accolades. In 2010, he graduated with a Bachelor in Film & Television (FTV) from the Swinburne University of Technology, Australia. His final project, "BREAK", a film about love and betrayal, received several awards including the Gold Remi Award at the 44th Annual WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival, the Orson Welles Award at the California Film Awards, the Denail Award at the Alaska International Film Awards, the Award of Excellence and Best Actor (Student) at the Los Angeles Movie Awards 2011.

Ray, among other 13 artists, was chosen to represent Singapore in the first World Event Young Artists (WEYA), organised alongside the London 2012 Olympics, a global art & culture event held in Nottingham, United Kingdom. He was also awarded the "Ten Outstanding Young Persons of the World" - 2012 Singapore Merit Awardee by JCI TOYP.

Currently, Ray is a member for the "Producer & Director Network ASIA" in Japan.
About Singapore Media Academy (SMA)

Singapore Media Academy consolidates over 50 years of broadcast and media expertise to provide a wide range of accredited, conservatory-style and market-relevant programmes that are taught by top practising professionals using comprehensive industry grade facilities. Singapore Media Academy currently provides enrichment, education and performance arts training to kids and youths; professional media training to adult professionals and hobbyists; media training solutions and consultancy services to corporations and organisations.
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CODING 101:
HTML & CSS
By General Assembly
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CODING 101: HTML & CSS
By General Assembly
Meet the programming languages that power the web, and write your first line of code.

Step into the world of web development with General Assembly. During our introductory workshop, explore the building blocks of the web — HTML and CSS — and learn how you can apply these programming languages to develop your own simple sites. By writing your own lines of code, you’ll:

  • Get a closer look at how the developer community and many different fields benefit from coding knowledge.
  • Learn how HTML and CSS function together to form the backbone of the web.
  • Cover key coding terms and principles.
  • Develop a custom, working web page from scratch.
Takeaways

  • Gain an overview of the web development landscape and where HTML/CSS fits in the web ecosystem.
  • Describe the difference between front-end and back-end code and the basic components of HTML, CSS, and Javascript.
  • Use HTML and CSS to mark up a basic webpage.
  • Describe the different jobs that use coding or benefit from an understanding of HTML/CSS.
Duration

2 hours
Age Group

This workshop is suitable for students 13 to 19 years old. 4 different timeslots available on both days, based on tickets selection below.
Price

$40.
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Conducted by General Assembly

General Assembly is a global educational company. Focusing on the most relevant and in-demand skills across data, design, business and technology, General Assembly is empowering a global community to pursue work they love through best-in-class instruction and access to opportunities.

Founded in 2011 in New York, General Assembly has raised $119 million in Series D funding, and has 25 campuses across 4 continents, and thousands of companies as partners in course development and talent development. General Assembly's focus on affordable and accessible education combined with our education-to-employment approach is helping to create a diverse talent pipeline. General Assembly was voted the world’s most innovative company in education by Fast Company in 2015.
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UX (User Experience) Design 101
By General Assembly
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Junior Coding
Workshop
By kode with kids School
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Junior Coding Workshop
By kode with kids School
Excite little hands and bright minds with Junior Coding Workshop as they take their first step into the creative world of coding – brought to you by kode with kids School, enabling a Smart Nation.
Takeaways

  • Introduction to coding for children using block based programming on tablets
  • Design a simple game project from beginning to end
  • Program movement, sounds and events
Age Group

5-7 years old
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App Inventor Workshop
By kode with kids School
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App Inventor Workshop
By kode with kids School
Make and share cool interactive App combining the sensory and action using the App Inventor Platform from MIT. No prior programming experience required - brought to you by kode with kids School, enabling a Smart Nation.
Takeaways

  • Introduction to MIT App Inventor User Interface
  • Design an interactive App using block based programming
  • Download App to device and run it
Age Group

8-12 years old
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Python Workshop
By kode with kids School
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Python Workshop
By kode with kids School
Challenge yourself with syntax based Python Language and see the power of programming as it enables computation and graphics - brought to you by kode with kids School, enabling a Smart Nation.
Takeaways

  • Introduction to syntax based Python Language
  • Brief outline of Object Oriented Programming
  • Create your individual project that draws fascinating patterns
Age Group

10-12 years old
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Protecting Innovation
Workshops
Girls in Tech Singapore
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Protecting Innovation Workshops
Girls in Tech Singapore
You have come up with a good idea. Now what? US Patent Attorney Robert Kelley Roth* will discuss basics of protecting ideas with intellectual property rights.
Takeaways

  • Learn the different types of intellectual property, the Patent Protection Process and Filing Strategy For Small Buisnesses
Age Group

Adults above 21 years old

Free of charge.
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Game Development with Scratch
Robot Academy
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Game Development with Scratch
Robot Academy
Our young coders will learn how to create an interactive game with Scratch, a visual programming language developed by MIT.

Designing, constructing and testing the games will enhance your Computational Thinking, and the use of Scratch will lay the foundation for advanced programming languages.
Age Group

Suitable for children ages 7 to 12

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Mobile App Inventor
Robot Academy
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Mobile App Inventor
Robot Academy
Our young coders will learn how to create an interactive mobile application with App Inventor, an innovative coding and app creation tool developed by Google and MIT.

With specially-designed teaching guides, you will experiment with emulators and create a simple app that responds to your taps!

Young coders are encouraged to bring their own Android mobile devices (phones or tablets), to bring their app home.
Age Group

Suitable for children aged 9 to 14

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COMPETITIONS
SMARTgen will host two days of thrilling competitions for students. Watch them pit themselves against each other based on their technical and problem-solving skills, as well as on their creativity.
 
The Legends Circuit
League of Legends Face-off
Watch the team battle it out for a place to represent Singapore in the League of Legends World Championship to win cash prize of over $5 million!
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Competition: The Legends Circuit
Widely credited as the world’s most popular online PC game, League of Legends is a multiplayer online battle arena game with more than 100 million monthly active users. Developed by Riot Games, the game is published exclusively by Garena in Southeast Asia and Taiwan.
About the Competition

The Legends Circuit (TLC) is the premier league for the highest level of League of Legends play in Singapore, where the top teams in the country grind it out for a chance to be the best. Teams will go head to head for a chance to be known as Singapore's best as well as a shot to prove themselves on the global stage.

Winning in The Legends Circuit is the first step a local Singaporean player can take to the League of Legends World Championship. The League of Legends’ 2016 World Championship cash prize of over US$5 million (S$7.21 million) and Summoner’s Cup was won by Korean team, SKTelecom T1.

If you're a LOL eSports fan, don't miss the hottest League of Legends tournament of the year. Catch the nations' best LIVE as they battle it out at the finals!
Dates

Saturday, 25 March 2017: Semi-finals

Sunday, 26 March 2017: Finals
LOVE DANCE HERO
Mini Tournament
Compete with fellow mobile gamers, play the BEST 3D Dancing Game!
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Competition: LOVE DANCE HERO Mini Tournament
About the Competition

Love Dance is a mobile dancing and social game where you can express yourself and meet new friends! The game carries a real time communication platform which allow users to reach their friends, upload photos and send private voice chats.

There will be 18 competition slots per day to take part in where you can choose your game mode for battle- Classic or Bubble.

Each division consists of 3 phases- Elimination, Semi-finals & Finals. Each participant will be facing off in a 3 way battle with other participants and the winner of each division will advance to the next phase until a champion emerges!

*Elimination requires only 1 win point, division semi-finals is race to 2 wins and division finals is race to 3 wins. *Championship will race to 4 wins and game modes will be both Bubble and Classic *Rules and mechanics are subject to change if facilitating Game Masters see fit without prior notice.

Visit Cubizone booth on 25 & 26 March to take part. Registration to compete will be on a first-come, first-served basis.
Prizes

1. Day Champion: Permanent Aurora Suit + LD Shirt + 2,000 Diamonds
2. Losing Division Champion: 30 days Aurora Suit + 1000 diamonds
3. Division semi-finalists: 30 days Aurora Suit + 500 diamonds
4. Consolation reward: 7 days Aurora Suit +200 dias
 

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