by The Kairos Society (ASEAN)
Are you ready for Big Data? Do you have what it takes to harness its potential?

About this Kairos Society Event:
Big Data is growing rapidly and is playing an increasingly important role in our lives. Its potential for driving innovation and entrepreneurship is immense as it presents itself as a tool for disrupting various sectors. We are Kairos Society ASEAN are passionate about innovation and entrepreneurship. Join us in this exclusive event as we bring together thought leaders from different backgrounds in the field to share and discuss their experience and ideas on Big Data.

Venue: The Atrium, Pan Pacific Hotel, Singapore
Dress Code: Smart Casual

7.30 - 8.00pm: Registration
8.00 - 9.00pm: Kairos Society Introduction & Separate Panel Discussions
9.00 - 9.30pm: Networking Reception (incl: Complimentary Food + Drinks)

Expected Audience Size: ~30 (entrepreneurs, VCs/investors, government representatives, industry professionals, researchers/scientists and selected students.)


Prabir Sen
Chief Data Scientist, Data Sciences Group, IDA
As Chief Data Scientist, Prabir helps shape Singapore’s vision of a smart nation, guiding the development of skills and assets on data sciences, advanced analytics and insights across government agencies and industries. Prior to joining IDA, Prabir was the Chief Management Scientist in Accenture here in Singapore. He came to the APAC region in 2011 after 16 years in the US leading several successful initiatives on data-driven decision sciences. His expertise is in governing programs that require Econometrics, Game Theoretic Market Design, Behavioral Economics, Stochastic Operational Research/Management Science, Mathematical Statistics and Machine Learning. He also has a significant experience in working with the computation of large distributed data sets in areas such as mobility services, product operation, service intelligence, high-frequency trading, bio-informatics, product-mix and pricing models. Prabir has also worked extensively in the telecommunications field including roles in NTT-DoCoMo and Motorola.

Corentin Roux dit Buisson

Head of Data Science at Zalora (South-east Asia)

Corentin's team at Zalora (an APAC online fashion retailer) provides automation and machine learning capabilities to business units. Interesting things happening at Zalora include purely functional software deployment (NixOS), parallel columnar data warehouses (Redshift), and concurrent programming in Haskell. Prior to starting the team, Corentin built early BI at the Australian online retailer The Iconic (now part of Zalora). Prior to that, he worked for Louis Dreyfus Commodities in Geneva.

Shonali Krishnaswamy

Head, Data Analytics Department at Institute for Infocomm Research

Dr Shonali Krishnaswamy holds a continuing/tenured appointment as an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Information Technology at Monash University. Prior to this, Shonali was a Senior Lecturer (2006 - 2009) and an Australian Research Council (ARC) Australian Post Doctoral (APD) Fellow (2003-2005) at Monash University. She holds a PhD (Computer Science, 2003) and Master of Computing (1998) from Monash University, a Bachelor Science (Computer Science, 1996) from the University of Madras, India, and a Graduate Certificate in Higher Education (2006) from Monash University

Justin Choo

Chief Executive Officer, Knorex

Justin is in charge of the daily operations in Knorex, in which he oversees the overall strategic business and technical directions. Prior to Knorex, Justin was a researcher at the Data Mining Department of the Institute for Infocomm Research (I2R), A*STAR, where he pursued his Ph.D. in Bioinformatics from the Department of Chemistry, National University of Singapore (NUS). He has experience in bootstrapping and formulating business strategies for a financial software startup to achieve profitability.

Shehryar Ali Shah

Head of R&D, DBS Innovation Group and Co-director DBS I2R Joint Lab, DBS Bank

Shehryar has years of experience in the banking industry which he gathered from working in Citibank, ABN AMRO and Credit Agricole. A father of two girls and a boy, Shehryar has lived and worked in Singapore, China, Hong Kong, Pakistan, India, US, Philippine, Netherlands, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia. He started out with Shell and entered the banking industry through brief stints in Academia and Government. He helped run a family-owned bank in Pakistan before returning to Singapore in 2010.

Ng Kek Wee

Chief Technology Officer, GNosis Analytics

Dr. Ng holds a Ph.D. in Services Oriented Architecture (SOA). His first start-up was distinguished as 'The Best Services Oriented Architecture' consulting firm out of 15 countries in East Asia (incl. China) according to both Oracle and IBM and was acquired by China's biggest outsourcing company Pactera Technology Inc. Dr. Ng also led Savvis from just a typical hosting company to become the largest Cloud company for big business, which they were acquired for $3.2 billion by Century Link.

Sidney Yee

Senior Vice President, ETPL

Dr Sidney Yee is currently CEO of DxD Hub, in charge of the overall operations. Double-hatting as the Senior Vice President of ETPL’s Investments & Spinoff Management division, Sidney comes with over 20 years of experience in a career that spans across research, investments, operations, management and entrepreneurship development. A serial entrepreneur, Sidney has been actively involved in technology innovations translation and start-ups development. She is a member of SPRING Singapore’s Network of MedTech Advisors, as well as a member on the Creativity and Innovation Consultative Panel of Malaysia Productivity Corporation. Sidney has invested and started technology companies in her personal capacity as well as in her capacity with Bio*1Capital, and continues to advise some of these companies in the medical device space. She is currently a non-executive board member of INEX Innovations Exchange Pte Ltd, FENIX Pte Ltd, and Mediven Sdn Bhd.

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