10 MARCH 2021

Webinar Agenda

10 March 2021 Singapore & Philippines Day

InfoComm Southeast Asia GoVIRTUAL on 10 March focuses on the key sectors in the Singapore, Philippines and Thailand, providing you insights to key development directions for the next 2-3 years.

Information is correct at time of writing and is subject to change without notice. Please check back this page for the latest agenda.
Timings indicated are in GMT+7.

Morning Sessions

Thought Leadership – Industry Forum

Presented by

09:00hr – 10:00hr

Keynote: Advancing towards Digital Government and A Smart Nation – The Singapore Journey View
  • How the Singapore government is “upgrading” and “updating” its “Operating System” – the digital interface between users and Government services – to serve citizens and businesses better;
  • Government’s key tech development priorities and challenges
  • Modernisation of government ICT infrastructure


Gordon Heap, Director, Public Sector, DXC Technology, Singapore; Former 1st Vice Chairman of Smart Nation Chapter at SGTech

09:10hr – 10:00hr

Asia Market Outlook for AV Business in these Challenging Times View

The COVID-19 crisis has turned everything upside down. Companies might be overwhelmed and confused as to how to plan for future growth. Understand market changes and get realistic insights to dive into the application of AV products and solutions in specific vertical markets. For the first time in Asia, this presentation will deliver new data and insights from AVIXA’s Industry Outlook and Trends Analysis (IOTA). This session will include the latest updated data that goes in the 2020 IOTA report, lifting the lid on the emerging trends in the region.


Jonathan Seller, Senior Director of Development, Asia Pacific, AVIXA

10:00hr – 11:00hr

50min discussion, followed by 10min of Q&A

Panel Discussion: How Businesses Can Emerge Stronger from Covid-19? video not available
  • The key challenges posed by COVID-19 to your industry
  • How are you responding? Digital transformation and creating a new business model? Rebuild team and culture? what are your key steps for capability building and staff reskilling?
  • Will it be the same post COVID? What changes do you expect to see in the next 2 years?


Nam Soon Liew, ASEAN Regional Managing Partner, EY


Sayan Roy, Managing Director, B.Braun (Thailand) Co., Ltd.

Akira Mitsumasu, Vice President, Global Marketing, Japan Airlines

Roasemarie Ong, Chief Operating Officer, Wilcon Depot, Inc; President, Philippine Retailer’s Association

10:00hr – 11:00hr

The Future of Digital Workspace View

This presentation focus on how the workspace is going to change – what that change is and how it is going to affect demand? It also explores how the changes is going to affect design and how AV can evolve to integrate tech and space. Presentation will also include case studies that address these changes.


Mark Peterson, Principal, Shen Milsom & Wilke

Zane Au, CTS-D, Managing Director, Shen Milsom & Wilke

11:00hr – 12:00hr

Lunch Break

Afternoon Sessions

12:00hr – 12:50hr

40min presentation, followed by 10min of Q&A

Keynote: Virtual Healthcare for All – Are You Ready for It? View

Virtual healthcare technology also known as telehealth or telemedicine, allows patients and doctors to touch base remotely through the use of video conferencing or mobile apps, without requiring a physical place such as a doctor’s office or a hospital.


Alexander Yip, Head of Health Innovation & Technology, Alexandra Hospital, Singapore

12:00hr – 13:40hr

Project Management for AV  View

by Rod Brown, Volunteer Instructor, AVIXA

Whether you are involved in live events or installed AV, every job requires coordination and management, both internally and with external stakeholders. Successful projects are the result of good planning (including drawing on previous experience) and ongoing communication and coordination between all parties. This is Project Management. We will look at the basics, and some not so basics, of project management principles and practices as they apply to the AV industry. This seminar should be of interest to you if you are involved in delivering projects to your organisation’s clients, or indeed if you are the client or an allied professional.

[Session will be presented in a two-part 45 mins session with a 10-min break in between]

12:50hr – 13:50hr

50min discussion, followed by 10min of Q&A

Panel Discussion: Rising above the COVID-19 Challenges in Philippines‘s Education Sector View

The Philippines’ public education system is attempting a digital transformation during COVID-19. But many of the nation’s 27.2 million students lack basics like the internet and other resources.

  • Key challenges of remote online learning faced by higher education sector and how organizations are dealing with them
  • Moving forward, what it takes to build a robust and sustainable learning system in the Philippines in context of pandemic?
  • What changes to expect in the next 3 years, what do you see the biggest challenge is in the education sector?


Emie Baylon, Education Technology Mentor, De La Salle Santiago Zobel School, Philippines


Romae De Asis, President, Metro Dagupan Colleges, Philippines

Merceditas Ang, President, St. Paul University Philippines

Colin Christie, Dean/ Dir. Of Digital Transformation & Faculty Member, Enderun Colleges, Philippines

Topic: Tech Dialogue: 5G, Data and IoT - How to Avoid Being Left Behind

Tech Dialogue: 5G, Data and IoT – How to Avoid Being Left Behind?

  • How will 5G transform business operations and consumer behaviours?
  • Age of big data: what to expect and how to prepare for It
  • Building a cognitive enterprise through AI-powered transformation
  • Key take-aways for business to stay competitive and sustainable


Jane Lo, Correspondent, MySecurityMedia; Director, Finboxx


Vihang Shah, Executive Advisor, SynFiny Advisors, Singapore

John Lee, Managing Director (ASIA PACIFIC), GRF ASIA-PACIFIC Pte Ltd

Oleg Ishanov, Director of Information Security, Acronis