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About DigitalxADB

DigitalxADB is the third in a series of annual knowledge-sharing events co-organized by the Information Technology Department, Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department, and Private Sector Operations Department. The event is for ADB’s staff members, consultants, contractors, and partners to learn about and take part in efforts to further integrate digital into ADB’s DNA.

Digital technologies are today’s most powerful drivers of change. DigitalxADB aims to raise awareness and build broad consensus within ADB to continue focusing on the digital opportunities that lie ahead in a world reshaped by COVID-19. This event is designed to help ADB’s people and partners learn more about the digital technologies that are being brought to the forefront of our operations, our investments, and our work.

 

 

Four Tracks

Digital x
Infrastructure

Digital infrastructure underpins our modern economy, workplace, government, and society. As the rest of the world becomes more digitally dependent, expanding digital infrastructure in developing members is critical in achieving inclusive and sustainable post-pandemic recovery. This track explores how developing members could take ownership of their digital futures by critically reviewing financing strategies, policies, and business models.

Digital x
Work

Accelerating the continuous digital transformation of ADB is key for driving change in how we work. Innovation, risk taking, and new ways of working are essential for thriving in our increasingly digital world. This track features the digital journeys of ADB and similar institutions, showcases progress made under ADB’s Digital Agenda, and highlights the importance of people in digital transformation.

Digital x
Economy

Agile and innovative start-ups have accelerated the digitalization of society, economy, and institutions, contributing to sustainable development outcomes across Asia and the Pacific. Essential to their success is enabling ecosystems that help them get started, power their growth, and allow them to scale. This track provides an opportunity to discuss new ideas and discover synergies and collaboration opportunities for ADB and its partners in creating supportive ecosystems for start-ups in the region.

Digital x
Government

Digital technologies enable governments to fundamentally transform the way they operate and deliver services to people by improving efficiency, governance, and transparency. This track explores best practices of an integrated, citizen-centric, and whole-of-government approach to the building blocks of digital government, such as government cloud, national IDs, and national spatial data infrastructure.

Agenda

11 October 2021 | Monday | 9:30-11:00 AM

Top technology trends that could leapfrog development in Asia and the Pacific are showcased in this session. The panel will discuss the possibilities of AI, blockchain, big data, cloud computing, quantum computing, AR/VR, and other technology in the context of development.

Opening
Speaker
Masatsugu Asakawa President, ADB
Keynote
Speaker
Dave Wright Chief Innovation Officer, ServiceNow
Keynote
Speaker
David Rutter Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, R3
Moderator
Speaker
Ahmed M. Saeed Vice President for Asia, Southeast Asia and the Pacific, and Chairperson, Digital Innovation Sandbox, ADB
Panelists
Speaker
Tanya Hotchkiss Executive Vice President, Cantilan Bank
Speaker
Ramayya Krishnan Dean and Professor of Management Science and Information Systems, Carnegie Mellon University
Speaker
Kate Wilson CEO, Digital Impact Alliance, UN Foundation
Speaker
Nicolas Betbeder-Matibet Regional President of the Asia Pacific and Japan Region, Software AG

11 October 2021 | Monday | 9:30-11:00 AM

Top technology trends that could leapfrog development in Asia and the Pacific are showcased in this session. The panel will discuss the possibilities of AI, blockchain, big data, cloud computing, quantum computing, AR/VR, and other technology in the context of development.

Opening
Speaker
Masatsugu Asakawa President, ADB
Keynote
Speaker
Dave Wright Chief Innovation Officer, ServiceNow
Keynote
Speaker
David Rutter Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, R3
Moderator
Speaker
Ahmed M. Saeed Vice President for Asia, Southeast Asia and the Pacific, and Chairperson, Digital Innovation Sandbox, ADB
Panelists
Speaker
Tanya Hotchkiss Executive Vice President, Cantilan Bank
Speaker
Ramayya Krishnan Dean and Professor of Management Science and Information Systems, Carnegie Mellon University
Speaker
Kate Wilson CEO, Digital Impact Alliance, UN Foundation
Speaker
Nicolas Betbeder-Matibet Regional President of the Asia Pacific and Japan Region, Software AG

12 October 2021 | Tuesday | 10:30-12:00 NN

The Keynote covers the imperative to close the digital divide as a prerequisite for the region to emerge more resilient, inclusive and sustainable. The Keynote also underscores ADB’s role in accelerating the momentum in closing the digital divide through strategic investment and technical support to build institutional capabilities and creating enabling environment in the DMCs.

Speaker
Bambang Susantono Vice President for Knowledge Management and Sustainable Development (VPKM), ADB

Digital connectivity has emerged as the critical lifeline during the pandemic and yet, more than half of Asia and the Pacific is affected by a lack of affordable and adequate access to Internet broadband connections. With the increasing digital dependency across all economic and social activities, the stakes on ensuring widespread and quality broadband connectivity are higher than ever. The session takes a deep dive into the complex and evolving nature of digital connectivity deficits in the region and explores multidimensional approaches that need to be taken to close these gaps in developing member countries.

Moderator
Speaker
Cleo Kawawaki Senior Advisor, Central and West Asia Department and Chairperson, Digital Technology for Development Steering Committee, ADB
Panelists
Speaker
Atsuko Okuda Regional Director of the International Telecommunications Union, Asia Pacific Office
Speaker
Foong Chee Kheong Head of Group Regulatory Affairs, Axiata Group
Speaker
Tom C Varghese Head of Connectivity and Access Policy, Asia Pacific, Facebook
Speaker
Bolor-Erdene Battsengel Chair, Communications and Information Technology Agency, Mongolia
Speaker
Katsumi Emura Corporation Fellow, NEC

13 October 2021 | Wednesday | 10:00-11:30 AM

The session discusses the importance of the integrated approach to build spatial data infrastructure for development, the way to build capacity of DMCs to maximize the use of geospatial information and technology for development, and how to collaborate among development partners.

Moderator
Speaker
Thomas E. Abell Advisor, SDCC and Chief of Digital Technology for Development
Panelists
Speaker
Gregory Scott Inter-Regional Advisor, United Nations Global Geospatial Information Management
Speaker
Jonghyun Yoon Senior Manager, Korea Land and Geospatial Informatix Corporation (LX)
Speaker
Bayarma Enkhtur NSDI Expert, Former Head of Geospatial Information and Technology Department Agency for land Administration and Management, Geodesy, and Cartography (ALAMGC), Mongolia

13 October 2021 | Wednesday | 03:00-4:30 PM

The GIS technologies and applications can significantly improve efficiency, effectiveness, and accountability of development projects across many sectors and themes such as agriculture, disaster resilience, urban, climate resilience, forestry, marine, governance, and the Covid-19 pandemic response and recovery. This session features various GIS technologies and applications as innovative approaches to address development challenges faced by ADB and its developing members.

Moderator
Speaker
Yoonee Jeong Senior Digital Technology Specialist, SDCC-DT
Speakers
Speaker
Sol Cummings Computer Vision Developer, PASCO Corporation
Speaker
Christoph Aubrecht Program Coordinator, Global Development Assistance, European Space Agency (ESA)
Speaker
Yen-You Chen Project Specialist, International Cooperation and Development Fund (ICDF)
Speaker
Chi-Farn Chen Professor, Center for Space and Remote Sensing Research, National Central University
Speaker
Alex Ramirez Senior Manager, Skycatch

14 October 2021 | Thursday | 02:00-03:30 PM

This session discusses how ADB can help DMCs to build the national ID and develop a more effective fit-for-purpose solutions building on the national ID and bring together relevant stakeholders and development partners in efforts of digital transformation of the governments and societies in DMCs.

Moderator
Speaker
Xiaohong Yang Chief Thematic Officer, Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department
Panelists
Speaker
Saurabh Garg CEO, Unique Identification Authority of India
Speaker
Jonathan Marskell Senior Program Officer, Identification for Development (ID4D), World Bank

18 October 2021 | Monday | 9:30-11:00 AM

The role of alternative voices in the digital for development space will be explored in this keynote.

Panel Discussion

Hear fresh perspectives on the possibilities and trends in emerging technology in the context of development, including for AI, blockchain, big data, cloud computing, quantum computing, AR/VR, and others. This session presents the other side of the coin from the 11 October session on Technology Trends for Development from more well established digital players.

Keynote
Speaker
Ahmed M. Saeed Vice President for Asia, Southeast Asia and the Pacific, and Chairperson, Digital Innovation Sandbox, ADB
Panelists
Speaker
Gustav Arentoft Co-founder of Stable Node and Contributor, MakerDAO Growth Core Unit
Speaker
Tan Bin Ru CEO (Southeast Asia), OneConnect Financial Technology
Speaker
Carl Wegner Chief Executive Officer, Contour
Speaker
Ekapak Nirapathpongporn Co-Founder and CEO, Fraction
Speaker
Lim Paik Wan APAC Expansion Lead and Malaysia Country Manager, Wise Asia-Pacific

In the world of bits and bytes, information largely resides in the cloud and travels on-demand via high-speed fiber, mobile and satellite networks. The edge devices that we use to access the internet for work and play as well as the underlying hard infrastructure are powered by a soft underbelly of code and algorithms that steers, regulates and protects data traffic and storage. During this two-part webinar we will spotlight cloud computing and cyber security as essential enablers of an effective, efficient, and secure digital government and digital economy.

Keynote
Speaker
Karan Bhatia Global Vice-President, Public Policy and Government Relations Google LLC
Moderator
Speaker
Thomas Abell Advisor, SDCC and Chief of Digital Technology for Development, ADB
Panelists
Speaker
Lim May-Ann Executive Director, Asia Cloud Computing Association (ACCA) and Director – Singapore, Access Partnership
Speaker
Jane Treadwell Lead, Government Transformation (Asia Pacific and Japan), Amazon Web Services (AWS)
Speaker
Pierre Passin Deputy Director General, IT Department, ADB

26 October 2021 | Tuesday | 1:30-2:45 PM

Moderator
Speaker
Arndt Husar Senior Public Management Specialist (Digital Transformation), Digital Technology for Development, ADB
Panelists
Speaker
Peter Fizelle Chief Information Security Officer, IT Department, ADB
Speaker
Mary Jo Schrade Assistant General Counsel, Regional Lead, Digital Crimes Unit (DCU), Microsoft Asia
Speaker
Bart Hogeveen Head of Cyber Capacity Building - International Cyber Policy Centre, Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI)

27 October 2021 | Wednesday | 10:10-10:45 AM Add to Calendar 10/27/2021 10:10 AM 10/27/2021 10:45 AM Asia/Manila DigitalxADB - TRADE OFFS OR SYNERGIES? DATA PRIVACY AND PROTECTION AS ENGINE OF DATA-DRIVEN INNOVATION TRADE OFFS OR SYNERGIES? DATA PRIVACY AND PROTECTION AS ENGINE OF DATA-DRIVEN INNOVATION

Panel 1: Industry Expectations and Cooperation With Privacy Regulators in Asia

Co-organized with Future of Privacy Forum

Across the globe, there have been increasing efforts to strengthen the digital data governance framework to foster safe and responsible data management practices amid the exponential growth in the volume and the types of data being produced, stored, and processed.
Yet, the challenges faced by Data Protection Authorities in the region evolve with the times. Consequences of a global pandemic heightened data security risks, consumer mistrust, and calls for government regulation. Changes brought by the ongoing pandemic and the ripple effects from extraterritorial legislation such as EU’s GDPR and China’s new PIPA compound the complexities.
Join us for an engaging discussion with the thought leaders from think tanks, government, and the private sector as they share their perspectives on the rapidly changing landscape and recommendations on the future of data privacy and protection.
In this first session, industry players from different ADB economies will discuss the varied policy and compliance challenges that they must address in Asia’s evolving data protection landscape, in the face of unprecedented technological, economic and societal change.
What are the difficulties linked to the adaptation of international standards fixed for example by the GDPR, and now the PIPL in China, in economies of different sizes and in different stages of development? What have been key defining moments for data privacy in Asia, and what are their anticipations for the coming decade? Is Asia well-positioned to address growing privacy expectations and generate trust in the digital economy, or what is lacking? How can regulators support their efforts on this journey?

Moderator:

Yoonee Jeong, Senior Digital Technology Specialist SDCC-DT Asian Development Bank

Panelists

Marcus Bartley-Johns: Asia Regional Director, Government Affairs and Public Policy Microsoft

Yen Vu: Principal and Country Manager Rouse Vietnam

Royce Wee: Director, Head of Global Public Policy Alibaba Group

https://digitalx.adb.org
https://digitalx.adb.org/

Co-organized with Future of Privacy Forum

Across the globe, there have been increasing efforts to strengthen the digital data governance framework to foster safe and responsible data management practices amid the exponential growth in the volume and the types of data being produced, stored, and processed.

Yet, the challenges faced by Data Protection Authorities in the region evolve with the times. Consequences of a global pandemic heightened data security risks, consumer mistrust, and calls for government regulation. Changes brought by the ongoing pandemic and the ripple effects from extraterritorial legislation such as EU’s GDPR and China’s new PIPA compound the complexities.

Join us for an engaging discussion with the thought leaders from think tanks, government, and the private sector as they share their perspectives on the rapidly changing landscape and recommendations on the future of data privacy and protection.

In this first session, industry players from different ADB economies will discuss the varied policy and compliance challenges that they must address in Asia’s evolving data protection landscape, in the face of unprecedented technological, economic and societal change.

What are the difficulties linked to the adaptation of international standards fixed for example by the GDPR, and now the PIPL in China, in economies of different sizes and in different stages of development? What have been key defining moments for data privacy in Asia, and what are their anticipations for the coming decade? Is Asia well-positioned to address growing privacy expectations and generate trust in the digital economy, or what is lacking? How can regulators support their efforts on this journey?

Moderator
Speaker
Yoonee Jeong Senior Digital Technology Specialist SDCC-DT Asian Development Bank
Panelists
Speaker
Marcus Bartley-Johns Asia Regional Director, Government Affairs and Public Policy Microsoft
Speaker
Yen Vu Principal and Country Manager Rouse Vietnam
Speaker
Royce Wee Director, Head of Global Public Policy Alibaba Group

27 October 2021 | Wednesday | 10:45-11:20 AM Add to Calendar 10/27/2021 10:45 AM 10/27/2021 11:20 AM Asia/Manila DigitalxADB - Data Privacy and Data Protection: Building Trust and Confidence in Digital Ecosystem TRADE OFFS OR SYNERGIES? DATA PRIVACY AND PROTECTION AS ENGINE OF DATA-DRIVEN INNOVATION

Panel 2: To Be or to Become a Privacy Regulator in Asia in the 2020s: What Challenges, What Role for International Cooperation?




Privacy regulators are policy- and rule-makers, enforcers, educators, members of international networks, generalists and specialists... They may regulate the public and the private sector, and the scope of their missions is ever-expanding. In this second session, several regulators of the region will discuss the specifics of their missions in the Asia Pacific. How to start an authority from nothing? What are the existing supports? How do international cooperation networks function? Do Asian public stakeholders have the means to be represented in international cooperation networks commensurate with the size of their economies and populations?

Moderator:

Clarisse Girot, Director for Asia Pacific, Future of Privacy Forum

Panelists

Zee Kin Yeong: Deputy Commissioner Personal Data Protection Commission (PDPC) Singapore

Thitirat Thipsamritkul: Faculty of Law Thammasat University

Michael McEvoy: Information and Privacy Commissioner British Columbia Chair Asia Pacific Privacy Authorities Forum https://digitalx.adb.org
https://digitalx.adb.org/

Privacy regulators are policy- and rule-makers, enforcers, educators, members of international networks, generalists and specialists... They may regulate the public and the private sector, and the scope of their missions is ever-expanding. In this second session, several regulators of the region will discuss the specifics of their missions in the Asia Pacific. How to start an authority from nothing? What are the existing supports? How do international cooperation networks function? Do Asian public stakeholders have the means to be represented in international cooperation networks commensurate with the size of their economies and populations?

Moderator
Speaker
Clarisse Girot Director for Asia Pacific, Future of Privacy Forum
Panelists
Speaker
Zee Kin Yeong Deputy Commissioner Personal Data Protection Commission (PDPC) Singapore
Speaker
Thitirat Thipsamritkul Faculty of Law Thammasat University
Speaker
Michael McEvoy Information and Privacy Commissioner British Columbia
Chair Asia Pacific Privacy Authorities Forum

11 October 2021 | Monday | 9:30-11:00 AM

Top technology trends that could leapfrog development in Asia and the Pacific are showcased in this session. The panel will discuss the possibilities of AI, blockchain, big data, cloud computing, quantum computing, AR/VR, and other technology in the context of development.

Opening
Speaker
Masatsugu Asakawa President, ADB
Keynote
Speaker
Dave Wright Chief Innovation Officer, ServiceNow
Keynote
Speaker
David Rutter Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, R3
Moderator
Speaker
Ahmed M. Saeed Vice President for Asia, Southeast Asia and the Pacific, and Chairperson, Digital Innovation Sandbox, ADB
Panelists
Speaker
Tanya Hotchkiss Executive Vice President, Cantilan Bank
Speaker
Ramayya Krishnan Dean and Professor of Management Science and Information Systems, Carnegie Mellon University
Speaker
Kate Wilson CEO, Digital Impact Alliance, UN Foundation
Speaker
Nicolas Betbeder-Matibet Regional President of the Asia Pacific and Japan Region, Software AG

18 October 2021 | Monday | 9:30-11:00 AM

The role of alternative voices in the digital for development space will be explored in this keynote.

Panel Discussion

Hear fresh perspectives on the possibilities and trends in emerging technology in the context of development, including for AI, blockchain, big data, cloud computing, quantum computing, AR/VR, and others. This session presents the other side of the coin from the 11 October session on Technology Trends for Development from more well established digital players.

Keynote
Speaker
Ahmed M. Saeed Vice President for Asia, Southeast Asia and the Pacific, and Chairperson, Digital Innovation Sandbox, ADB
Panelists
Speaker
Gustav Arentoft Co-founder of Stable Node and Contributor, MakerDAO Growth Core Unit
Speaker
Tan Bin Ru CEO (Southeast Asia), OneConnect Financial Technology
Speaker
Carl Wegner Chief Executive Officer, Contour
Speaker
Ekapak Nirapathpongporn Co-Founder and CEO, Fraction
Speaker
Lim Paik Wan APAC Expansion Lead and Malaysia Country Manager, Wise Asia-Pacific

19 October 2021 | Tuesday | 10:30-11:30 AM

COVID-19 is presenting many new challenges in administration and corporate services. Digital provides opportunities to overcome these and reset to a better normal now.

Speaker
Bruce Gosper Vice President for Administration and Corporate Management and Chairperson, Information Technology and Data Committee, ADB

This discussion spotlights leaders’ insights and views on how to navigate and run today’s operations where there is uncertainty about the future new normal. The session will explore current best practices in administration, leveraging digital technologies.

Moderator
Speaker
Ram Lakshminarayanan Partner, KPMG Singapore
Panelists
Speaker
Soomi Ro Director, Division of Administration, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP)
Speaker
Annella Heytens APJC HR Director, Amazon Web Services (AWS)

20 October 2021 | Wednesday | 10:00-10:45 AM Add to Calendar 10/20/2021 10:00 AM 10/20/2021 10:45 AM Asia/Manila DigitalxADB - DECENTRALIZED DIGITAL FINANCE DECENTRALIZED DIGITAL FINANCE

Digital technologies are creating new opportunities for development finance. Learn more in this session that will feature a primer on decentralized finance, a panel discussion, and a demonstration of a DeFi technology platform.

Primer

David Lee, Professor Singapore University of Social Sciences

Moderator

Marc Lepage, Principal IT Specialist (Technology Innovation) ITD Asian Development Bank

Panelists

Steven Beck, Head, Trade and Finance Programme Asian Development Bank
Oswald Kuyler, Managing Director Digital Standards Initiative International Chamber of Commerce
Emmanuelle Pecenicic,Head of Digital Strategy and Head of Digital Asia Pacific BNP Paribas Asset Management

Demonstration

Jun Ming Yong, Founder HaloDAO

https://digitalx.adb.org
https://digitalx.adb.org/

Digital technologies are creating new opportunities for development finance. Learn more in this session that will feature a primer on decentralized finance, a panel discussion, and a demonstration of a DeFi technology platform.

Primer
Speaker
David Lee Professor Singapore University of Social Sciences
Moderator
Speaker
Marc Lepage Principal IT Specialist (Technology Innovation) ITD Asian Development Bank
Panelists
Speaker
Steven Beck Head, Trade and Finance Programme Asian Development Bank
Speaker
Oswald Kuyler Managing Director Digital Standards Initiative International Chamber of Commerce
Speaker
Emmanuelle Pecenicic Head of Digital Strategy and Head of Digital Asia Pacific BNP Paribas Asset Management
Demonstration
Speaker
Jun Ming Yong Founder HaloDAO

21 October 2021 | Thursday | 2:00-2:30 PM

CIOs will share their lessons learned from running technology programs during the pandemic as well as insights on preparing for the future of work.

Scene Setter
Speaker
Ozzeir Khan Director, Digital Innovation and Enterprise Architecture, ADB
Panelists
Speaker
Jean-Michel Baudoin CIO, Inter-American Development Bank
Speaker
Shirin Hamid CIO and Director General, ADB

25 October 2021 | Monday | 10:00 AM-11:30 AM

This beachside chat will showcase why being digitally fit is essential for employees in international organizations and governments—and the positive outcomes and impact this can bring.

Guest
Speaker
Karl Mehta Founder and CEO, EdCast
Host
Speaker
Carolyn Dedolph Cabrera Principal IT Specialist (Digital Adoption and Outreach) and Lead, Digital Fitness Program
Digital Fitness Program Launch


The Digital Fitness Program provides an opportunity for ADB’s people to efficiently gain basic understanding of 10 important advanced technologies, from AI to blockchain, plus easily stay abreast of today’s top digital news tailored to your specific interests. Take the guesswork out digital. Find out how you can sign up to get digitally fit!

11 October 2021 | Monday | 9:30-11:00 AM

Continuous digital transformation and innovation are needed to navigate today’s challenges while shaping the future in DMCs and in ADB itself. Find out how ADB is accelerating digital in our operations, investments, and work.

Top technology trends that could leapfrog development in Asia and the Pacific are showcased in this session. The panel will discuss the possibilities of AI, blockchain, big data, cloud computing, quantum computing, AR/VR, and other technology in the context of development.

Opening
Speaker
Masatsugu Asakawa President, ADB
Keynote
Speaker
Dave Wright Chief Innovation Officer, ServiceNow
Keynote
Speaker
David Rutter Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, R3
Moderator
Speaker
Ahmed M. Saeed Vice President for Asia, Southeast Asia and the Pacific, and Chairperson, Digital Innovation Sandbox, ADB
Panelists
Speaker
Tanya Hotchkiss Executive Vice President, Cantilan Bank
Speaker
Ramayya Krishnan Dean and Professor of Management Science and Information Systems, Carnegie Mellon University
Speaker
Kate Wilson CEO, Digital Impact Alliance, UN Foundation
Speaker
Nicolas Betbeder-Matibet Regional President of the Asia Pacific and Japan Region, Software AG

18 October 2021 | Monday | 9:30-11:00 AM

The role of alternative voices in the digital for development space will be explored in this keynote.

Panel Discussion

Hear fresh perspectives on the possibilities and trends in emerging technology in the context of development, including for AI, blockchain, big data, cloud computing, quantum computing, AR/VR, and others. This session presents the other side of the coin from the 11 October session on Technology Trends for Development from more well established digital players.

Keynote
Speaker
Ahmed M. Saeed Vice President for Asia, Southeast Asia and the Pacific, and Chairperson, Digital Innovation Sandbox, ADB
Panelists
Speaker
Gustav Arentoft Co-founder of Stable Node and Contributor, MakerDAO Growth Core Unit
Speaker
Tan Bin Ru CEO (Southeast Asia), OneConnect Financial Technology
Speaker
Carl Wegner Chief Executive Officer, Contour
Speaker
Ekapak Nirapathpongporn Co-Founder and CEO, Fraction
Speaker
Lim Paik Wan APAC Expansion Lead and Malaysia Country Manager, Wise Asia-Pacific

In the world of bits and bytes, information largely resides in the cloud and travels on-demand via high-speed fiber, mobile and satellite networks. The edge devices that we use to access the internet for work and play as well as the underlying hard infrastructure are powered by a soft underbelly of code and algorithms that steers, regulates and protects data traffic and storage. During this two-part webinar we will spotlight cloud computing and cyber security as essential enablers of an effective, efficient, and secure digital government and digital economy.

Keynote
Speaker
Karan Bhatia Global Vice-President, Public Policy and Government Relations Google LLC
Moderator
Speaker
Thomas Abell Advisor, SDCC and Chief of Digital Technology for Development, ADB
Panelists
Speaker
Lim May-Ann Executive Director, Asia Cloud Computing Association (ACCA) and Director – Singapore, Access Partnership
Speaker
Jane Treadwell Lead, Government Transformation (Asia Pacific and Japan), Amazon Web Services (AWS)
Speaker
Pierre Passin Deputy Director General, IT Department, ADB

26 October 2021 | Tuesday | 1:30-2:45 PM

Moderator
Speaker
Arndt Husar Senior Public Management Specialist (Digital Transformation), Digital Technology for Development, ADB
Panelists
Speaker
Peter Fizelle Chief Information Security Officer, IT Department, ADB
Speaker
Mary Jo Schrade Assistant General Counsel, Regional Lead, Digital Crimes Unit (DCU), Microsoft Asia
Speaker
Bart Hogeveen Head of Cyber Capacity Building - International Cyber Policy Centre, Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI)

27 October 2021 | Wednesday | 10:10-10:45 AM Add to Calendar 10/27/2021 10:10 AM 10/27/2021 10:45 AM Asia/Manila DigitalxADB - TRADE OFFS OR SYNERGIES? DATA PRIVACY AND PROTECTION AS ENGINE OF DATA-DRIVEN INNOVATION TRADE OFFS OR SYNERGIES? DATA PRIVACY AND PROTECTION AS ENGINE OF DATA-DRIVEN INNOVATION

Panel 1: Industry Expectations and Cooperation With Privacy Regulators in Asia

Co-organized with Future of Privacy Forum

Across the globe, there have been increasing efforts to strengthen the digital data governance framework to foster safe and responsible data management practices amid the exponential growth in the volume and the types of data being produced, stored, and processed.
Yet, the challenges faced by Data Protection Authorities in the region evolve with the times. Consequences of a global pandemic heightened data security risks, consumer mistrust, and calls for government regulation. Changes brought by the ongoing pandemic and the ripple effects from extraterritorial legislation such as EU’s GDPR and China’s new PIPA compound the complexities.
Join us for an engaging discussion with the thought leaders from think tanks, government, and the private sector as they share their perspectives on the rapidly changing landscape and recommendations on the future of data privacy and protection.
In this first session, industry players from different ADB economies will discuss the varied policy and compliance challenges that they must address in Asia’s evolving data protection landscape, in the face of unprecedented technological, economic and societal change.
What are the difficulties linked to the adaptation of international standards fixed for example by the GDPR, and now the PIPL in China, in economies of different sizes and in different stages of development? What have been key defining moments for data privacy in Asia, and what are their anticipations for the coming decade? Is Asia well-positioned to address growing privacy expectations and generate trust in the digital economy, or what is lacking? How can regulators support their efforts on this journey?

Moderator:

Yoonee Jeong, Senior Digital Technology Specialist SDCC-DT Asian Development Bank

Panelists

Marcus Bartley-Johns: Asia Regional Director, Government Affairs and Public Policy Microsoft

Yen Vu: Principal and Country Manager Rouse Vietnam

Royce Wee: Director, Head of Global Public Policy Alibaba Group

https://digitalx.adb.org
https://digitalx.adb.org/

Co-organized with Future of Privacy Forum

Across the globe, there have been increasing efforts to strengthen the digital data governance framework to foster safe and responsible data management practices amid the exponential growth in the volume and the types of data being produced, stored, and processed.

Yet, the challenges faced by Data Protection Authorities in the region evolve with the times. Consequences of a global pandemic heightened data security risks, consumer mistrust, and calls for government regulation. Changes brought by the ongoing pandemic and the ripple effects from extraterritorial legislation such as EU’s GDPR and China’s new PIPA compound the complexities.

Join us for an engaging discussion with the thought leaders from think tanks, government, and the private sector as they share their perspectives on the rapidly changing landscape and recommendations on the future of data privacy and protection.

In this first session, industry players from different ADB economies will discuss the varied policy and compliance challenges that they must address in Asia’s evolving data protection landscape, in the face of unprecedented technological, economic and societal change.

What are the difficulties linked to the adaptation of international standards fixed for example by the GDPR, and now the PIPL in China, in economies of different sizes and in different stages of development? What have been key defining moments for data privacy in Asia, and what are their anticipations for the coming decade? Is Asia well-positioned to address growing privacy expectations and generate trust in the digital economy, or what is lacking? How can regulators support their efforts on this journey?

Moderator
Speaker
Yoonee Jeong Senior Digital Technology Specialist SDCC-DT Asian Development Bank
Panelists
Speaker
Marcus Bartley-Johns Asia Regional Director, Government Affairs and Public Policy Microsoft
Speaker
Yen Vu Principal and Country Manager Rouse Vietnam
Speaker
Royce Wee Director, Head of Global Public Policy Alibaba Group

27 October 2021 | Wednesday | 10:45-11:20 AM Add to Calendar 10/27/2021 10:45 AM 10/27/2021 11:20 AM Asia/Manila DigitalxADB - Data Privacy and Data Protection: Building Trust and Confidence in Digital Ecosystem TRADE OFFS OR SYNERGIES? DATA PRIVACY AND PROTECTION AS ENGINE OF DATA-DRIVEN INNOVATION

Panel 2: To Be or to Become a Privacy Regulator in Asia in the 2020s: What Challenges, What Role for International Cooperation?




Privacy regulators are policy- and rule-makers, enforcers, educators, members of international networks, generalists and specialists... They may regulate the public and the private sector, and the scope of their missions is ever-expanding. In this second session, several regulators of the region will discuss the specifics of their missions in the Asia Pacific. How to start an authority from nothing? What are the existing supports? How do international cooperation networks function? Do Asian public stakeholders have the means to be represented in international cooperation networks commensurate with the size of their economies and populations?

Moderator:

Clarisse Girot, Director for Asia Pacific, Future of Privacy Forum

Panelists

Zee Kin Yeong: Deputy Commissioner Personal Data Protection Commission (PDPC) Singapore

Thitirat Thipsamritkul: Faculty of Law Thammasat University

Michael McEvoy: Information and Privacy Commissioner British Columbia Chair Asia Pacific Privacy Authorities Forum https://digitalx.adb.org
https://digitalx.adb.org/

Privacy regulators are policy- and rule-makers, enforcers, educators, members of international networks, generalists and specialists... They may regulate the public and the private sector, and the scope of their missions is ever-expanding. In this second session, several regulators of the region will discuss the specifics of their missions in the Asia Pacific. How to start an authority from nothing? What are the existing supports? How do international cooperation networks function? Do Asian public stakeholders have the means to be represented in international cooperation networks commensurate with the size of their economies and populations?

Moderator
Speaker
Clarisse Girot Director for Asia Pacific, Future of Privacy Forum
Panelists
Speaker
Zee Kin Yeong Deputy Commissioner Personal Data Protection Commission (PDPC) Singapore
Speaker
Thitirat Thipsamritkul Faculty of Law Thammasat University
Speaker
Michael McEvoy Information and Privacy Commissioner British Columbia
Chair Asia Pacific Privacy Authorities Forum

28 October 2021 | Thursday| 10:00-10:45 AM

Agile and innovative start-ups have accelerated the digitalization of society, economy and institutions, contributing strongly to sustainable development outcomes across Asia and the Pacific. Essential to their success are enabling ecosystems that help them get started, power their growth and allow them to scale. This television-style talk show will present key lessons learned about digital innovation and building successful startup ecosystems.

Guest Speakers
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Stephan Kuester Global Ecosystem Consulting Lead, Startup Genome
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Thomas Abell Advisor, SDCC and Chief of Digital Technology for Development, ADB
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Cleo Kawawaki Senior Advisor and Chair of the Digital Technology for Development Steering Committee, ADB
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Dominic Mellor Principal Investment Specialist, Business Development Unit, Private Sector Operations Department (ADB Ventures), ADB
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Theresa Mathawaphan Chief Strategy Officer, National Innovation Agency, Kingdom of Thailand

28 October 2021 | Thursday | 11:00 AM-12:00 NN

Across the Bank and across the region, development innovators are recognizing that flourishing startup ecosystems power digital technology innovation and adoption, while contributing to multiple SDGs. This panel will catalogue related initiatives and opportunities for ADB finance to play a catalytic role.

Keynote
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Ashok Lavasa Vice-President for Private Sector Operations and Public-Private Partnership Asian Development Bank
Moderator
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Teymoor Nabili Executive Producer, TechforImpact.asia
Panelists
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Paul Vandenberg Senior Economist, Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department, ADB
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Sherwin Pu Head, Business Development Unit, PSOD (ADB Ventures), ADB
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Eli David CEO, StartupBlink and Senior Advisor, CAREC program
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Bolor-Erdene Battsengel Chair, Communications and Information Technology Agency, Mongolia

28 October 2021 | Thursday| 1:30-3:00 PM

What are the opportunities and entry points for ADB to contribute to startup ecosystem development? What have we learnt so far and what could be done? Three hands-on clinics, which will run concurrently, will provide an opportunity to discuss new ideas, discover synergies and explore OneADB collaboration opportunities connecting operations, sector and thematic work, and our venture investment activities.

  • Clinic 1: Fostering Startup Ecosystem: The link to ADB Operations and Technical Assistance (anchor CWRD/CAREC Secretariat)
  • Clinic 2: Connecting with Innovators: Digital Sandbox and Innovation Challenges (anchor: ITD/Digital Sandbox)
  • Clinic 3: Startups and Economic Development: Research on Digital Entrepreneurship (Anchor: ERCD)
Speakers
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Saad Paracha Senior Regional Cooperation Specialist CWRD, CAREC Secretariat, ADB
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Marc Lepage, Principal IT Specialist (Technology Innovation), ITD, ADB
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Aimee Hampel Milagrosa Economist, Economic Analysis & Operational Support Division, ERCD, ADB
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Yothin Jinjarak Senior Economist, Macroeconomics Research Division, ERCD, ADB

28 October 2021 | Thursday| 3:00-6:00 PM

This hackathon challenge aims to identify solutions that will support the collection and analysis of business data for women-owned small- and medium-sized enterprises (WSMES) in the Pacific. Join the excitement as several teams pitch their solutions.

Moderator
Speaker
Lisette Cipriano Senior Digital Technology Specialist Asian Development Bank
Jurors
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Shirin Hamid Director General Information Technology Department Asian Development Bank
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Christine Engstrom Director Private Sector Financial Institutions Division Asian Development Bank
Speaker
Tony Westaway CEO MiBank Papua New Guinea
Speaker
Steven Landman CEO Kiu Global
Speaker
Shankar Narayanan COO Active.AI

29 October 2021 | Friday|9:30 AM-12:30 NN

Fireside Chat
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Elizabeth (Chenhao) Li Director Binance Charity

You’ve read about NFTs being used more and more today. Finalists of the challenge will pitch and demonstrate their solutions on how to creatively apply cutting edge NFTs to development initiatives. The selected solution will receive seed funding and will have the opportunity for further mentoring.

Jurors
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Ozzeir Khan Director, Digital Innovation and Enterprise Architecture Asian Development Bank
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Lotte Schou Zibell Regional Director Asian Development Bank Pacific Department
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Shauna Lee Lange CEO and Founder Metaverse News Network
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Edward Jones Economics Lecturer, Bangor University Business School
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Sherwin Pu Head, Business Development Unit, PSOD (ADB Ventures) Asian Development Bank

29 October 2021 | Friday| 2:00 PM-02:30 PM

Find out how innovation sourcing can be made easy. Match your emerging technology requirements with registered startups and solutions.

Speaker
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Christophe Pingard CEO, Agorize
Speaker
Marc Lepage Principal IT Specialist (Technology Innovation), ITD, ADB

29 October 2021 | Friday| 3:00 PM-05:00 PM

During the pandemic, the ADB Digital Innovation Sandbox team supported more than 15 virtual open innovation challenges (hackathons). The #DigitalAgainstCOVID-19 mega hackathon aimed to crowdsource digital solutions to alleviate impact of COVID-19 in the areas of health, education, economic development, and government capacity. The top solution start-ups will be recognized in this session.

11 October 2021 | Monday | 9:30-11:00 AM

Top technology trends that could leapfrog development in Asia and the Pacific are showcased in this session. The panel will discuss the possibilities of AI, blockchain, big data, cloud computing, quantum computing, AR/VR, and other technology in the context of development.

Opening
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Masatsugu Asakawa President, ADB
Keynote
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Dave Wright Chief Innovation Officer, ServiceNow
Keynote
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David Rutter Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, R3
Moderator
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Ahmed M. Saeed Vice President for Asia, Southeast Asia and the Pacific, and Chairperson, Digital Innovation Sandbox, ADB
Panelists
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Tanya Hotchkiss Executive Vice President, Cantilan Bank
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Ramayya Krishnan Dean and Professor of Management Science and Information Systems, Carnegie Mellon University
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Kate Wilson CEO, Digital Impact Alliance, UN Foundation
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Nicolas Betbeder-Matibet Regional President of the Asia Pacific and Japan Region, Software AG

13 October 2021 | Wednesday | 10:00-11:30 AM

The session discusses the importance of the integrated approach to build spatial data infrastructure for development, the way to build capacity of DMCs to maximize the use of geospatial information and technology for development, and how to collaborate among development partners.

Moderator
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Thomas E. Abell Advisor, SDCC and Chief of Digital Technology for Development
Panelists
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Gregory Scott Inter-Regional Advisor, United Nations Global Geospatial Information Management
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Jonghyun Yoon Senior Manager, Korea Land and Geospatial Informatix Corporation (LX)
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Bayarma Enkhtur NSDI consultant, Former Head of Geospatial Information and Technology Department, Agency for land Administration and Management, Geodesy, and Cartography (ALAMGC), Mongolia

13 October 2021 | Wednesday | 03:00-4:30 PM

The GIS technologies and applications can significantly improve efficiency, effectiveness, and accountability of development projects across many sectors and themes such as agriculture, disaster resilience, urban, climate resilience, forestry, marine, governance, and the Covid-19 pandemic response and recovery. This session features various GIS technologies and applications as innovative approaches to address development challenges faced by ADB and its developing members.

Moderator
Speaker
Yoonee Jeong Senior Digital Technology Specialist, SDCC-DT
Panelists
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Sol Cummings Computer Vision Developer, PASCO Corporation
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Christoph Aubrecht Program Coordinator, Global Development Assistance, European Space Agency (ESA)
Speaker
Yen-You Chen Project Specialist, International Cooperation and Development Fund (ICDF)
Speaker
Chi-Farn Chen Professor, Center for Space and Remote Sensing Research, National Central University
Speaker
Alex Ramirez Senior Manager, Skycatch

14 October 2021 | Thursday | 02:00-03:30 PM

This session discusses how ADB can help DMCs to build the national ID and develop a more effective fit-for-purpose solutions building on the national ID and bring together relevant stakeholders and development partners in efforts of digital transformation of the governments and societies in DMCs.

Moderator
Speaker
Xiaohong Yang Chief Thematic Officer, Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department
Panelists
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Saurabh Garg CEO, Unique Identification Authority of India
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Jonathan Marskell Senior Program Officer, Identification for Development (ID4D), World Bank

18 October 2021 | Monday | 9:30-11:00 AM

The role of alternative voices in the digital for development space will be explored in this keynote.

Panel Discussion

Hear fresh perspectives on the possibilities and trends in emerging technology in the context of development, including for AI, blockchain, big data, cloud computing, quantum computing, AR/VR, and others. This session presents the other side of the coin from the 11 October session on Technology Trends for Development from more well established digital players.

Keynote
Speaker
Ahmed M. Saeed Vice President for Asia, Southeast Asia and the Pacific, and Chairperson, Digital Innovation Sandbox, ADB
Panelists
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Gustav Arentoft Co-founder of Stable Node and Contributor, MakerDAO Growth Core Unit
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Tan Bin Ru CEO (Southeast Asia), OneConnect Financial Technology
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Carl Wegner Chief Executive Officer, Contour
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Ekapak Nirapathpongporn Co-Founder and CEO, Fraction
Speaker
Lim Paik Wan APAC Expansion Lead and Malaysia Country Manager, Wise Asia-Pacific

27 October 2021 | Wednesday | 2:00-3:30 PM

As the use of digital technology prevails across governments around the globe, most countries in Asia have also taken an integrated, whole-of-government approach to digital government to promote accessible, citizen- centric service delivery. The session discusses the importance of an integrated, whole-of-government approach to digital government and the way for ADB to support DMCs to build a foundational and enabling environment for the digital government with more effective fit-for-purpose solutions by bringing together relevant stakeholders to help digital transformation of the governments and societies in DMCs.

Moderator
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Bruno Carrasco Director General for Sustainable Development and Climate Change, ADB
Panelists
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Myung-Jae Moon Dean, College of Social Sciences, Underwood Distinguished Professor, Department of Public Administration, Director, Institute of Future Government
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Mahammadali Khudaverdiyev Head of Protocol Division, International Relations Department, State Agency for Public Service and Social Innovations under the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan
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Florian Marcus Digital Transformation Adviser, e-Estonia, Estonia
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Barbara-Chiara Ubaldis Head of the Digital Government and Data Unit, Public Governance Directorate, OECD

Digital Experience
Gallery

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Explore technologies, services and innovations powering ADB's work—from the devices and systems we use, to the transformative impact of digital on our future. Visit all 9 booths to learn, watch, and experience stories of how digital is making a difference today and tomorrow.

Virtual
Tech Expo

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Discover digital technology solutions that have the potential to disrupt how we design, implement and monitor international development projects. Join the Virtual Tech Expo to learn about cutting-edge use cases and participate in the live and interactive sessions with the solution providers every Friday.