Ai Palette enables FMCG food companies to create consumer winning products using Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. Ai Palette’s patented technology identifies food trends in real-time, uncovers consumer drivers and motivations, and helps in creating product concepts that meet unmet consumer needs. Ai Palette’s Natural Language Processing algorithm can also understand Asian languages, making it truly one of a kind.
Ai Palette is currently working closely with some of the world’s largest food companies, including Fortune 500 giants. Ai Palette was selected among the Top 5 AI FMCG startups by StartUs Ranking in 2021, Top 15 food tech startups at Slingshot 2019; Top 10 Food & Retail tech startups at Kickstart innovation Switzerland 2020.
Somsubhra (Som) is the co-founder and CEO of AI Palette, Singapore based Artificial Intelligence startup, backed by the SGinnovate and investors from Silicon Valley and Europe. Using Artificial Intelligence (AI), Predictive analytics and Image Recognition, Ai Palette helps its customers craft and launch new products by spotting and analyzing emerging consumer trends.
Som is a marketer by training, salesperson by expertise and passionate about product innovation; having worked closely with some of the world's largest FMCG brands for more than a decade. He has been awarded as Top50 Innovators at World Innovation Congress 11th Edition.
Innov8tif (pronounced "innovative") is an ISO 27001:2013 certified AI company helping businesses to widen sales funnel, speed-up processes without paper and prevent frauds. Innov8tif's EMAS™ eKYC product enables businesses with digital ID assurance capability to support online customer onboarding process and identity fraud management. Built on a decade of trusted relationships, Innov8tif has expanded its market presence in Southeast Asia. Today, Innov8tif has acquired proven track record with clientele from all the ten ASEAN countries.
EMAS™ eKYC was accorded one of the two Merit awards for B2B Fintech category at International APICTA (Asia Pacific ICT Alliance) Awards 2019 among 16 participating economies. Innov8tif also emerged as the Platinum Award winner for Best Innovation at Star Outstanding Business Awards (SOBA) 2020. In Apr 2021, Innov8tif was named the champion of Huawei Spark Malaysia Tech Competition, with AI-based EMAS™ OkayDoc platform. Winning these prestigious awards recognises Innov8tif as one of the most impactful B2B financial technology company in Asia Pacific.
George Lee is the founder and CEO of Innov8tif. Under George’s leadership, Innov8tif has progressed from a self-funded enterprise software technology start-up, into a sustainable business which expended its footprint from home ground in Kuala Lumpur to Indonesia, Singapore and across Southeast Asia.
Prior to founding Innov8tif, George was the Sales Director of a public-listed software company which specialised in enterprise collaboration solution. From 2009 to 2011, George co-founded Joget Workflow project, and contributed to the inception of a US-incorporated commercial open-source software business. As the Chief of Innov8tif, George does not just steer the ship in business strategy aspect, but always proven an effective communicator when it comes to people and stakeholder management.
Scantist builds vulnerability management solutions leveraging its deep expertise and extensive research-base to help organisations better navigate the ever-changing cyber-security landscape. We are passionate about application security and work with our customers every step of the way to help them minimise security and compliance risks without the need for security expertise.
Our company is a computer cyber-security service spin-off from Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore. Our developer-first tools can be seamlessly integrated at any point of an organisation’s software development cycle, to help organisations identify, manage, and remediate open-source risks and vulnerabilities. We aspire to be the one-stop shop for application security and our team of 26 members is constantly innovating and building new capabilities to enhance our application security tools for users.
Professor Liu Yang is the Co-founder of Scantist Pte Ltd. He specialises in software security and artificial intelligence. His research has bridged the gap between the theory and practical usage of program analysis and AI to evaluate software for high assurance and security.
Till date, he has more than 350 publications in top tier conferences and academic journals. He has received a number of prestigious awards like the Microsoft Research Asia Fellowship, Nanyang Research Award, National Research Foundation (Singapore) Investigatorship and a dozen best paper awards. More importantly, his research has been successfully translated into collaboration with many industry partners; and Scantist is his largest and dedicated effort to bring the latest application security research to the community.
UCARS is Singapore’s fastest-growing online car marketplace that delivers a “consumer-first” experience in buying and selling for the everyday driver. Founded in 2019, UCARS strives to provide business solutions and enable the automotive ecosystem with its award-winning AI-powered platform.
Chun Mun is the CEO and Co-Founder of UCARS. He is a serial entrepreneur, having launched several start-ups. Prior to embarking on the startup journey, he worked at Royal Vopak, the world’s largest oil storage company, where he closed more than S$50 million worth of sales in two years, and managed the accounts for the world’s leading oil companies, including Gunvor Group, Trafigura, Reliance, Sinopec, and Mercuria. He is a sales and BD professional.
Under his leadership at UCARS, he currently runs Singapore's fastest-growing online car marketplace with a network of over 1,000 dealers. He is also responsible for introducing Southeast Asia's first-ever AI Valuation Tool - that has valuated over SGD$35m worth of cars to date.
The CareVoice is an international health insurtech driven to make health insurance more human.
At the core of the company mission is CareVoiceOS, the first healthcare operating system for insurers, which enables health insurance plans to become more tailored, efficient and compelling.
Through digitizing healthcare and insurance journeys with the consumers’ interest at heart, CareVoice creates value for insured members, employers, and insurers. Insured members can stay healthy, find and access relevant healthcare services with ease. Employers can bring health services to employees and control the cost of medical insurance. Insurers can quickly upgrade their existing plans, and launch new insurance products with unique digital experiences for the targeted customers focusing on health prevention and change of behaviour.
Luke has been engaging in the financial industry ever since his graduation from the university and received his post-graduate diploma of applied corporate governance. He has spent his life using his personal and career experiences to help the organisations face their form of disruption and interconnect with customer needs. He has also been devoting his time in developing digital strategy, multi-year strategic planning, project management and complex group capital structuring.
AiDA Technologies (www.aidatech.io) is a multi-award winning Singaporean company that has developed the world's first AI & Machine Learning Platform for Life and Health Insurance.
With Asia expected to propel global growth in Life and Health Insurance, AiDA offers the only end to end AI-Driven platform for insurers to increase productivity / efficiency through automation (SMART-Claims and SMART-Underwriting), improve risk management through fraud detection (SMART-Fraud) and increase revenue through customer acquisition (SMART-Engagement).
Dr Shonali Krishnaswamy is the co-founder and CTO of AiDA Technologies. Prior to founding AiDA, Dr Shonali Krishnaswamy was Head of Data Analytics at A*STAR’s Institute for Infocomm Research (I2R) where she led one of Singapore's largest analytics teams with over 70 data scientists. A*STAR is the Singapore Government's national R&D agency with over 4000 scientists.
Shonali has also held multiple professorial appointments in Australia at Monash University and Swinburne University. Over the last 15 years, she has pioneered research in Mobile and Ubiquitous Data Analytics and published over 150 papers.
Shonali is the recipient of several national and international awards including the Institute of Engineers Singapore Prestigious Engineering Award, the ASEAN Outstanding Engineering Award, the IBM Innovation Award and the Australian Research Council 's Australian Post-Doctoral Fellow Award. In 2020, Shonali was recognised as one of Singapore's Inaugural 100 Women in Technology by the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) and the Singapore Computer Society (SCS).
Crayon Data is a Singapore based big data and AI start-up. Identified by Gartner as one of the top 40 digital personalization providers. Crayon enables top tier clients across industries like banking, e-commerce and travel & hospitality to have personalized conversations with each of their customers, across various communication channels. Crayon has been recognized as one of the most innovative big data and AI startups by global platforms such as Gartner, TIEcon, CEBIT, IBM Watson and OrangeFab.
Suresh is a second-time entrepreneur, and an evangelist of big data, analytics and digital personalization. His first venture, RedPill Analytics was acquired by IBM. In 2012, Crayon Data was born with the aim of simplifying the world’s choices. With a background in sales, marketing, advertising, media and banking, Suresh has been in the industry for 30 years. Long enough to see the transformation of marketing from right-brain to a left-brain pursuit. He is the host of the podcast, Slaves to the Algo. He talks to leading experts in various fields to understand how they are using or being used by algorithms in their personal and professional lives. He’s also the president of IIMPACT (Pan IIM Alumni Singapore). Outside of work, he enjoys reading, yoga and football, among other interests.
NextBillion.ai is a spatial data platform that helps enterprises manage location data and adopt an AI-first approach at scale for every use case and geography. The company enables enterprises to tackle highly complex location problems with the help of tailored location and navigation technology solutions. NextBillion.ai offers location tools and APIs to enterprises such as last-mile delivery, telematics, logistics, transport, food delivery, automotive, and ride-hailing/ride-sharing.
Headquartered in Singapore with employees in Singapore, India, China and the US, NextBillion.ai is backed by Falcon Edge Capital, Lightspeed India Partners and M12 - Microsoft's Venture Capital Fund. Past recognitions and awards include Grand Winner of Startup Singapore Slingshot 2020, SG:D Techblazer Silver Winner and #5 on Fast Company’s 2021 Most Innovative Companies in Asia-Pacific.
For more information, please visit www.nextbillion.ai.
Gaurav Bubna is the co-founder of NextBillion.ai. Gaurav Bubna heads product direction, innovation and execution at NextBillion.ai. His expertise lies in aligning product vision with unified customer experience. An IIT Bombay alumnus (All India Rank 13 - IIT entrance exam), Gaurav has spearheaded the creations of several zero-to-one initiatives and category-defining products across industries, including ride-hailing, food delivery, logistics, mobility, finance, and HR.
Before co-founding NextBillion.ai, Gaurav strengthened Grab’s mapping and location platform as the Head of Product, ETAs and Navigation. With deep product management and strategy experience, Gaurav has also led product teams at Ola, Zlemma (acquired by Hired) and Morgan Stanley.
School Bright is an educational management platform designed for schools linking with parents. The company’s platform offers feature such as attendance, behaviour feedback, online payment, canteen payment, school calendar, Homework management, health record, result grading and other, enabling school to increase their effectiveness, reduce teacher’s workload up to 90% and helping parents to easily track child’s progress.
Narin Khurana is the Founder and CEO of Schoolbright. As a serial entrepreneur, Narin has an exit under his belt and started Schoolbright in 2018, and since 2020, worked closely with the Thailand Ministry of Education.
He was the winner of the Young Technopreneur award in 2016, and Startup Thailand in 2018.
He has a bachelor’s degree from South China University of Technology in Economics and International trade, and speaks 4 languages (English, Chinese, Hindi and Thai).
viAct is the leading AI enabled automated construction monitoring platform. viAct’s proprietary vision technologies can detect, anticipate the potential risks in construction site 24*7, helping construction enterprises tracking site productivity and fulfil environmental compliance. Over 30 deep learning AI modules can cope-up with dynamic site environment and operate even under extreme weather. Connect our algorithm-backed construction cloud to any type of online cameras to transform video data to actionable insights within 5 minutes, viAct can identifies 10 times more safety violation than human monitoring and alert real-time in the vicinity of any infringement or hazards. The evidence proven system under company’s vision to make a social impact, it helps construction companies to committee environmental, social & governance (ESG) responsibilities.
Funded by SOSV, Vectr Ventures and Alibaba, viAct recognized as Top 50 Contech Startups 2020 by CEMEX Ventures. The “remote-first” company with cross-boarder team members are trusted with Fortune 500 and listed companies in Asia.
Hugo has over 10 years working experience in MNCs and HK listed company, focus on strategic management, brand development and retail operations. Hugo is the head of business development of Shiseido HK and established a profitable engineering company before startup his AI journey. He graduated as building engineer with Master in Business Administration. Currently, he is responsible for operation, marketing, partnership and talent acquisition.