Digital Development Forum 2018

3-5 September 2018 | Asian Development Bank, Manila, Philippines

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Overview

Established in 2014 as the Digital Strategies for Development Summit (DSDS), the Digital Development Forum (DDF) has become a venue for high-impact discussions on ICT for Development. It tackles country and sectoral/thematic development strategies towards Digital Economy in Asia and the Pacific.

DDF 2018 is organized by the Asian Development Bank (ADB), in partnership with the Asia Society for Social Improvement and Sustainable Transformation (ASSIST).

Overview

300+ Delegates
from the Asia Pacific Region

60+ International ICT
and sectoral thought leaders and speakers

20+ Interactive Streams
to discover new strategies and exchange new ideas

Day 1 - Speakers

Day 2 - Speakers

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Program Overview

1:00 PM
2:00 PM

Registration

2:00 PM
2:20 PM

Welcome Remarks and Presentation of Innovation in ADB

Ozzeir Khan
Director IT Strategy, ADB

2:20 PM
2:30 PM

Overview of Agenda and introduction of participants

Jost Wagner
Facilitator

2:30 PM
2:45 PM

Keynote Address - Crowdsourcing Innovations

Ultrahack Partner

2:45 PM
4:00 PM

ADB Hackathon Pitching

4:00 PM
4:30 PM

Networking Break

4:30 PM
5:45 PM

Digital Innovation Market – Leading Solution Providers pitch their innovative products

6:00 PM
6:30 PM

ADB-AIM Hackathon Awarding Ceremony for the Winners

Deborah Stokes
VPAC, ADB


Dr. Jikyeong Kang
President and Dean, AIM


Judges

6:30 PM
9:30 PM

Cocktail reception and After-work party (with DJ Henry Knowles)

8:00 AM
9:00 AM

Registration

9:00 AM
10:00 AM

Video Presentation | “Future of Work in Asia and the Pacific”


Opening Address

Takehiko Nakao

President, Asian Development Bank (ADB)


Keynote Speech

Jungong Sun

Vice President, Alibaba Group

10:00 AM
10:30 AM

Group Photo & Networking Break

10:30 AM
12:00 NN

Plenary Session | “The Rise of Digital Technologies and Digital Economy”

Moderated by Chiara Bronchi
Deputy Director General concurrently Chief Thematic Officer, SDCC, Asian Development Bank (ADB)

First came steam and water power; then electricity and assembly lines; then computerization; so what is next—the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4th IR) and its already here. This session will explore the development impact of the 4th IR to developing Asia and how should DMCs respond themselves in the Digital Economy


Speakers:

Claus Andresen
President, SAP Southeast Asia


Ramanathan Ramanan
Senior Vice President, TATA Consultancy Services (TCS)


Tenzin Norbhu
Head of Connectivity, Asia-Pacific, Facebook


K.R. Sanjiv
Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice President, Wipro Limited


Lito Tayag
Country Managing Director, Accenture, Philippines

12:00 NN
1:30 PM

Lunch Break

1:15 PM
1:30 PM

Meet the future NAO (Robot)

1:30 PM
3:00 PM

Breakout Sessions

Transforming Education with Digital Technologies

Moderated by Brajesh Panth
Chief of Education Sector Group, SDCC, Asian Development Bank (ADB)

This session will bring experts involved in different areas of education and skills development to discuss how to transform teaching and learning systems to prepare lifelong learners for 21st century skills.


Speakers:

David Hung
Dean, Education Research, National Institute of Education


Chi Ming
Head of Strategic Partnerships, Gnowbe


Steve Mckee
Founder and CEO, Labtech


Aileen Apolo
Senior Program Manager, Google (tbc)

Women and the Digital Economy in Asia and the Pacific

Moderated by Keiko Nowacka
Social Development Specialist, Gender and Development, Asian Development Bank (ADB)

This session will focus on promising strategies by different regional actors—multilateral development agencies, private sector, development finance institutions and NGOs—that are helping to open more empowerment opportunities for women in the digital economy.


Speakers:

Linartes Viloria
National Project Coordinator, Women in STEM, International Labour Organization (ILO)


Anita Gurumurthy
Executive Director, IT for Change


Virginia Tan
Founder and CEO, She Loves Tech


Christine Jeanne Violago
Lead, Partner Development and Management, Grameen Foundation


Sonomi Tanaka
Chief of Gender Equity Thematic Group, Asian Development Bank (ADB)

1:30 PM
1:45 PM

Remarks and Launching of Experience Gallery

Deborah Stokes
Vice President, Administration and Corporate Management, Asian Development Bank (ADB)

1:45 PM
2:00 PM

Presentation on Real-Time ADB and Digital Agenda

Shirin Hamid
Principal Director, Office of Information Science and Technology (OIST), Asian DevelopmentBank (ADB)

2:00 PM
2:30 PM

Presentation on Innovation and Partnership

Jikyeong Kang
President and Dean, Asian Institute of Management (AIM)


ADB-AIM Hackathon 2018

Hackathon Video
Recognition of Hackathon Winners

2:30 PM
3:30 PM

Plenary Session | “Keeping your Competitive Edge: Digital Leaders Share their Journey”

Moderated by Annie Koh
Senior Advisor, Asia, CIO Academy


Speakers:

Stephen Evans
Nordic Investment Bank


David Wallace
Head of IT and Operations, European Stability Mechanism


Denis Robitaille
World Bank

3:00 PM
3:30 PM

Coffee and Networking Break

3:30 PM
5:00 PM

An Integrated Approach for Poverty Reduction and Reducing Inequalities

Moderated by Wendy Walker
Chief of Social Development Thematic Group, SDCC, Asian Development Bank (ADB)


Sreenivas Narayanan
Managing Director, Asia Society for Social Improvement and Sustainable Transformation(ASSIST)


This session will explore how to maximize the use of digital technologies to address remaining poverty and reducing inequality. Furthermore, it will establish the cross-cutting foundation for digital interventions in multiple sectors covering education, health, social protection, and gender.


Speakers:

Thampy Koshy
Partner, Ernst & Young


Kyriacos Koupparis
Science, Technology, and Innovation, Advisor, USAID-Regional Development Mission in Asia


Fawad Shaikh
Global Vice President for Business Development, TELUS


Victoria Austin
Director, Global Disability Innovation Hub
Head of Paralympic Legacy, Inclusion and Sport, London Legacy


Anil Sethi
Director, Apple Health (tbc)


Raymond Sarmiento
Director, National Telehealth Center (tbc)

3:30 PM
3:45 PM

Coffee and Networking Break

3:45 PM
5:00 PM

Plenary Session | “ReThink Leadership: Adopting new mindsets and strategies for the changing times”

Moderated by Raju Chellam
Senior Advisor, Asia, CIO Academy


Speakers:

Subramanian Venkataraman
Chief Data Officer, Data Governance, Deutsche Bank


Arvind Mathur
CIO, Prudential Assurance


Roger Felix Adom
IT Director, African Development Bank (AfDB)

5:00 PM
Onwards

Welcome Dinner and Cocktails at ADB Courtyard

8:00 AM
9:00 AM

Registration

8:00 AM
9:00 AM

Registration

9:00 AM
10:30 AM

Remarks:

Bambang Susantono
Vice President, Knowledge Management and Sustainable Development, Asian Development Bank (ADB)

Plenary Session | “Smart and Livable Cities”


Moderated by Robert Guild
Chief Sector Officer, SDCC, Asian Development Bank (ADB)

Urban development capitalizes on technology and data to understand how people interact with critical services such as water, transport, energy to optimize capacity and improve user experience. While there is no ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach to every smart city journey. This session will discuss how to make the cities livable using digital technologies through three angles: competitive, inclusive, and green city.


Speakers:

Massimiliano Claps
Global Team Lead for Future Cities, SAP


Yimin Zhou
Senior Assistant Director, The Center for Liveable Cities


Neeta Pokhrel
Senior Urban Development Specialist, SARD, Asian Development Bank (ADB)


Arfi Rafnialdi
Advisor for Mayor on Public Policy, Bandung City Government


Miriam Roure Parera
Program Director, Urban-X (tbc)

9:00 AM
10:30 AM

Presentation:

Yasuyuki Sawada
Chief Economist, Asian Development Bank (ADB)

Digital Learning Lab 1 | “Digital Know-what, Know-how, and Know-who” | Artificial Intelligence

Moderated by Jost Wagner

This session will share how AI is and will contribute to ADB institutional work, as well as to development in Asia and the Pacific. This will allow participants engage in a future-oriented dialogue on challenges, opportunities, and threats of AI.

10:30 AM
11:00 AM

Coffee and Networking Break

10:30 AM
11:00 AM

Coffee and Networking Break

11:00 AM
12:30 PM

Plenary Session | “Building e-Governance for Development: Pushing Boundaries for Governance and Institutional Capacity”


Moderated by Chiara Bronchi
Deputy Director General concurrently Chief Thematic Officer, SDCC, Asian Development Bank (ADB)

This session will highlight the key role of governments in terms of e-Government in transforming the traditional economies to digital economies. Additionally, this will explore the key challenges in introducing a holistic approach for e-Government given that governments are operated in silos and development programs are structured by sectors. Lastly, this will establish the key foundational infrastructure for e-government in maximizing the use of digital technologies for public administration and service deliveries.


Speakers:

Pak Eddy Satriya
Deputy Assistant for ICT and Utility, Coordinating Ministry for Economic Affairs (CMEA), Indonesia


Samia M. Melhem
Lead Policy Specialist, Transport and Digital Development, Global Lead, Digital Development CoP, World Bank


Brendan Wright
Vice President, Public Services APJ, SAP


Bruno Carrasco
Director, SARD, Asian Development Bank (ADB)


P. Ramakrishna
CEO, CIOAA (tbc)


Dr. Sang-Baek Chris Kang
Director, Korea Local Information Research & Development Institute (KLID) (tbc)

11:00 AM
12:30 PM

Digital Learning Lab 2 | “Accelerating Productivity” | Robotics

Moderated by Jost Wagner

This session will share how Robotics Processing Automation is and will contribute to ADB institutional work, as well as to development in Asia and the Pacific. This will allow participants engage in a future-oriented dialogue on challenges, opportunities, and threats of robotics.

12:30 PM
1:30 PM

Lunch Break

12:30 PM
1:30 PM

Lunch Break

1:30 PM
3:00 PM

Breakout Sessions

E-Agriculture and Agriculture Value Chains

Moderated by Akmal Siddiq
Chief of Rural Development and Food Security (Agriculture) Thematic Group, SDCC, Asian Development Bank (ADB)

The role of digital technologies is increasing in agriculture value chain as well and productivity in farming. The session will discuss how digital technologies creates opportunities and challenges on agribusiness landscape in DMCs. This will also highlight the role of government’s investment for availing business opportunities for smallholder farmers and rural population by upscaling the technology applications.


Speakers:

Gary Rodrigue
Blockchain Food Trust Leader, IBM Research


Vishal Karungulam
Principal Product Manager, Microsoft Digital Agriculture Platform


Vipul Mittal
Head - F&V, www.bigbasket.com


Ibrar Khan
Country Specialist, M-Agri, Pakistan
www.jazz.com.pk

Financial Inclusion through FinTech

Moderated by Lotte Schou-Zibell
Chief of Finance Sector, SDCC, Asian Development Bank (ADB)

The session will examine new developments for making high quality financial services for the poor, financial offerings for startups, the rise of online lending platforms and e-commerce players, and the developments that are altering the perspectives of the markets through the lenses of more information and analysis, and the emergence of digital technologies in financial sector


Speakers:

Joseph Thompson
CEO and Co-founder, AidTech


Tom Jones
Chief Operating Officer, Women’s World Banking


Gregory Lewis
Marketing Director, Fast Track Trade


Lina Lim
Managing Director, Tempus Adventus
Head of Technology, NSX Limited

1:30 PM
3:00 PM

Digital Learning Lab 3 | Keeping ADB Secure | Cybersecurity

Moderated by Jost Wagner

This session will share the importance of cybersecurity in digital transformation journey. This will allow participants engage in a future-oriented dialogue on challenges, opportunities, and threats of cybersecurity.

3:00 PM
3:30 PM

Coffee and Networking Break

3:00 PM
3:30 PM

Coffee and Networking Break

3:30 PM
5:00 PM

Plenary Session | “Digital Connectivity: How to Achieve Affordable Internet in the Digital Era?”


Moderated by Seok Yong Yoon
Principal Management Specialist (e-Governance), Digital Technology for Development Unit, SDCC, Asian Development Bank (ADB)

The session highlights the catalytic role of internet connectivity and the way to ensure the delivery of universal, affordable and quality connectivity and digital services covering policy and regulatory and ICT infrastructure investment. More specifically, the session will cover the expansion of broadband connectivity in rural and remote areas, PPP options for ICT infrastructures, and preparing 5G and IoT networks.



Speakers:

Tenzin Norbhu
Head of Connectivity, Asia-Pacific, Facebook


Duncan Macintosh
CEO and Executive Director, Asia-Pacific Network Information Centre (APNIC) Foundation


Tomoyuki Naito
Senior Advisor for ICT and Development, JICA


Basheerhamad Shadrach
Alliance for Affordable Internet (A4AI)


Mahesh Bhalerao
Global Director for Next Billion User Partnerships, Google


Jaheung Koo
Korea Telecom

3:00 PM
5:00 PM

Digital Learning Lab 4 | “Going Digital to Redefine Financial Services | Fintech

Moderated by Jost Wagner

This session will share how Fintech is and will contribute to ADB institutional work, as well as to development in Asia and the Pacific. This will allow participants engage in a future-oriented dialogue on challenges, opportunities, and threats of Fintech.

5:00 PM

Closing Remarks

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The Organizers

Overview

Asian Development Bank's vision is an Asia and Pacific region free of poverty.

Its mission is to help its developing member countries reduce poverty and improve the quality of life of their people. Despite the region's many successes, it remains home to half of the world's extremely poor. ADB is committed to reducing poverty through inclusive economic growth, environmentally sustainable growth, and regional integration.

Based in Manila, ADB is owned by 67 members, including 48 from the region. Its main instruments for helping its developing member countries are policy dialogue, loans, equity investments, guarantees, grants, and technical assistance.



Overview

Asia Society for Social Improvement and Sustainable Transformation (ASSIST) is an international non-government organization with HQ in the Philippines and presence across South and Southeast Asia.

Established in 2003 with the simple aim of addressing sustainability challenges in the country, ASSIST has now evolved into a development organization with passion and purpose for progress and prosperity across the region.

Through capacity building and technical assistance, it seeks to promote sustainable practices to address social problems in the developing world and to empower its target groups to make them resilient to social, economic, and environmental challenges.



Contact Us

For more information and partnership opportunities, please contact the Organizing Team:

info@assistasia.org
(+632) 403 8668 local 539

ADB - www.adb.org
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TPSW 2018 - www.assistasia.org/tpsw2018