Program Summary. All times are in GMT+8/ Manila Local Time                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

21 October 2020: “The New Normal: Driving Economic Recovery through Digital Innovation”
Plenary and Southeast Asia Development Solutions Platform Official Launch
Opening Remarks
Ramesh Subramaniam, Director General for the Southeast Regional Department, ADB, will officially open SEADS 2020.
10:00-10:10Opening Keynote:
Masatsugu Asakawa, President, ADB    
10:10-10:20Keynote: Sri Mulyani Indrawati, Finance Minister for Indonesia
10:20-10:30Keynote: Sherie Ng, General Manager for APAC, Public Sector, Microsoft
10:30-10:40Keynote: Khailee Ng, Managing Partner, 500 Startups
10:45-11:35Panel Discussion: “The New Normal: Driving Economic Recovery through Digital Innovation”
  • Moderator: Lisa Oake, CNBC Catalyst
  • Ahmed M. Saeed, Vice President, ADB
  • H.E. Nadiem Anwar Makarim, Minister of Education and Culture for Indonesia
  • Sherie Ng, General Manager for APAC, Public Sector, Microsoft
  • Ambassador (rt) Ted Osius, Vice President for Government Affairs & Public Policy, APAC, Google
  • Mimi Alemayehou, Senior Vice President for the Public-Private Partnership, Mastercard
  • Khailee Ng, Managing Partner, 500 Startups
11:35-11:40Knowledge Product Launch
ADB will officially launch the Southeast Asia Development Solutions (SEADS) Platform.
11:45-12:30Call to Action Dialogue: “Creating an Inclusive Digital Agenda for the Future”
  • Moderator: Lisa Oake, CNBC Catalyst
  • Ramesh Subramaniam, Director General for the Southeast Regional Department, ADB
  • Dr. Phan Phalla, Secretary of State, Ministry of Economy and Finance, Royal Government of Cambodia
  • Russell Cohen, Group Managing Director-Operations, Grab
  • Kay Vasey, Chief Connecting Officer, MeshMinds
  • Farouk Meralli, CEO, mClinica
12:30-13:30Lunch Break
13:30-15:00Special Session: Emerging   from an Economic Crisis - What Role for Technology Adoption?
  • Moderator: Arndt Husar, Senior Public Management Specialist (Digital Transformation), ADB
  • Dr Carlos López-Gómez, Head, Policy Links Unit, University of Cambridge
  • Dr Yurendra Basnett, Country Economist, Indonesia Resident Mission, ADB
  • Vimala Murugan, Director, Industrial Policy, Malaysian Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI)
  • Dr Michael Gryseels, Executive Vice Chairman, True Digital Group
  • Mr Willson Deng, CEO &Founder, Arcstone Pvt Ltd and Chairman, Singapore Manufacturing Consortium Singapore
13:30-15:00Special Session: The Digital Economy Revolution
  • Moderator: Kelly Hattel, Senior Financial Sector Specialist, ADB
  • Magnus Ekbom, Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer, Lazada Group
  • Deanna Morris, Programme Management Officer, United Nations ESCAP
  • Ellen Joyce Suficiencia, Officer in Charge, Center for Learning and Inclusion Advocacy, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP)
  • Isvary Sivalingam, Southeast Asia Lead, Better Than Cash Alliance, UN Capital Development Fund
  • JoJo Malolos, President and CEO, JG Digital Equity Ventures
13:30-15:00Special Session: Access for All: Remote Learning and “EdTech”
  • Moderator: Sameer Khatiwada, Social Sector Specialist (ICT), ADB
  • Colin Marson, Head of Google for Education, APAC, Google
  • Sarah Pouezevara, Senior Education Research Analyst and EdTech Specialist, RTI International
  • Vincent Quah, Regional Head - Regional Head for Education, Research, Healthcare and Not-For-Profit, Head – ASEAN Public Sector, Asia Pacific and Japan Global Public Sector, Amazon Web Services
  • Janine Teo, Chief Executive Officer, Solve Education!
  • Robert Smith, Higher Education & eResearch Lead - APAC, Microsoft
13:30-15:00Special Session: Leveraging Digital Tech for Healthcare
  • Moderator: Azusa Sato, Social Sector Specialist, ADB
  • Anit Mukherjee, Policy Fellow, Center for Global Development
  • Ankita Negi, Healthcare Industry Lead for APAC, Microsoft
  • Yit Ming Liaw, Co-Founder and CEO, Smarter Health
13:30-15:00Special Session: "From Technology to Leadership. Putting the Transformation back into Digital”
  • Moderator: Teymoor Nabili, Publisher and CEO, TechforImpact
  • Zahin Hussain, Consultant, UNDP CoLabs
  • Prasoon Kumar, CEO, BillionBricks
  • Virginia Tan, Founding Partner, Teja Ventures
15:30-17:30Startups and the   Post-COVID Recovery (ADB Ventures & 500 Startups)
16:00-17:30Building a More Agile   Government through Cloud Computing (Amazon Web Services Institute)
16:00-17:30SEADS Hackathon Launch: Re-establishing Tourism Confidence through Innovative Digital Solutions (ADB)
16:00-17:30Invitation Only: A Cross-generational Consultation on Youth Jobs in the Digital Economy (ADB Youth for Asia)
16:00-17:30Modern Government: Empowering People. Enhancing Governments. Enabling Societies (Microsoft)