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Event Date Tue Mar 8 EST - Fri Mar 11 EST (in about 1 month)
Location Online Event
Region All

Join us this coming March on International Women’s Day as we focus on the social and governance aspects of ESG to build much-needed momentum around gender equality, economic inclusivity, connectivity gaps, and access to food, education and digital technology. If necessity is the mother of invention, how has covid-19 catalysed change? The second Technology For Change Week Asia will gather leading policymakers, entrepreneurs and managers in major corporations, big tech, finance and NGOs. Together, they will examine how technology-based and data-driven solutions can be applied to long-standing social challenges. They will also focus on issues that resonate strongly across the more than five billion people in Asia: connectivity infrastructure, financial inclusion, education and nutritional security.

Why attend:
• Join policy makers and regulators to discuss how they can foster social innovation. What are the current barriers and how can they be overcome?
• Visit our virtual exhibition, connecting you with the solutions providers your business needs.
• Take your place and network with more than 2,000 policymakers, entrepreneurs, and decision makers from major corporations, big tech, finance, and NGOs.

Who should attend:
• Business leaders and executives (managers, directors, c-suite) from all industries
• High-level government representatives including ministers, policymakers, advisors, senior advisors, senior directors
• Executives from manufacturers and transportation companies, logistics companies, financial services as well as tech and digital companies
• Chief executives, chief administrative officers, chief marketing officers, chief financial officers, chief operating officers
• Government and local authorities and industry associations
• Impact investors and responsible investors
• Academia and think tanks


2022 Speakers

Tan Kiat How
Minister of State, Ministry of Communications and Information, Singapore

Ridwan Kamil
15th Governor of West Java, Indonesia

Lesly Goh
Senior Technology Advisor, World Bank

Ravi Menon
Managing Director, Monetary Authority of Singapore

Sheila Warren
Deputy Global Head, Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution Network, World Economic Forum

Howard Lee
Deputy Chief Executive, Hong Kong Monetary Authority

Jordan Sun
Chief innovation Officer, City of San Jose and Mayor’s Office of Technology and Innovation (MOTI)

James Petrie
Co-Founder and Chief Executive, Nourish Ingredients

Jaclyn Seow
Head of ESG and Impact, Openspace Ventures

Preeti Sinha
Executive Secretary, UNCDF

Matthew Ball
Chief Executive, Epyllion

Richard Jefforson
Founder and Chief Executive, Cambia; Executive director of Lens

Bhagyashri Dengle
Executive Director Asia- Pacific and Policy and Practice, Plan International

Steve Hollingworth
President, Chief Executive Officer, Grameen Foundation

Dang Hoang Linh
Dean, Faculty of International Economics, Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam

Anne Chiou
Network director Hong Kong, The Economist Corporate Network

Andreas Schleicher
Director, Education and Skills, OECD

Janine Teo
Chief Executive, Solve Education!

Andrew D Ive
General Managing Partner, Big Idea Ventures

Dakota Gruener
Executive Director, ID2020

Charles Ross
Principal, Technology and Society, Asia-Pacific, Economist Impact, Economist Impact

Andrew Staples
Regional head (APAC), Policy and Insights, Economist Impact

Karly Winkler
Senior analyst, International Cyber Policy Centre - Australian Stratergic Policy Institute

Matt Perault
Director, Center on Technology Policy, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Asuka Murayama
Deputy Director, Economic and Industrial Policy Bureau, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, Japan

Aurélie Gupta
Investment officer - Manufacturing Agribusiness and Services, International Finance Corporation

Edmon Chung
Chief Executive, DotAsia

Perianne Boring
Founder, President, Chamber of Digital Commerce

Ruth Shapiro
Co-Founder, Chief Executive, Centre for Asian Philanthropy and Society

Simon Cox
China Economics Editor, The Economist

Stephen Wong
Senior Vice President, Executive Director, Public Policy Institute, Our Hong Kong Foundation

Sylvia Cadena
Head of Programs and Partnerships, APNIC Foundation

Takehiko Nagumo
Executive Managing Director, Smart City Institute Japan

Tilman Ehrbeck
Managing Partner, Flourish

Toshiyuki Zamma
Head of international Strategy, Digital Agency, Government of Japan

Varad Pande
Partner, Omidyar Network India

Vijay V. Vaitheeswaran
Global Energy and Climate Innovation Editor, The Economist

William Bao Bean
General Partner, SOSV; Managing Director, Chinaccelerator MOX

Sponsors & Partners

2022 Sponsors


• Cente for Asia Leadership