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2017 GEC LABS

GEC Labs are at the core of GECommunity Summit 2017 where a selected group of industry and corporate players, ecosystem influencers, policy makers and entrepreneurs from around the world will be invited to join in-depth discussions on key topics for fifteen (15) focus areas.

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE & MACHINE LEARNING

AI to Influence Startup Communities in the Digital Age
Christine Ntim
Global Start-up Ecosystem

In the next 5 years, 4 billion people will come online and contribute to the global economy. Entrepreneurship will be a key path for many. What data can we leverage to assimilate these new influencers into the future digital economy and how can Ai help us reach key findings for tomorrow, today.

Desired Outcome

Partnership for the worlds first Ai Digital Accelerator

Artificial Intelligence in Logistics
Samar Singla
Jugnoo

A problem that needs to be solved is hyper local commerce in India, which is currently scattered all around the market. Before starting Jugnoo, the utilization of auto rickshaws was only 30% in India, with a goal of bringing it up to 70%. There has been success in coming up to this number in some Tier 2 cities. This includes providing affordable services to people in times when other aggregation models are burning excessive cash. Be it on the B2B or B2C verticals, the goal is to want people and business problems to be solved by the products.

Desired Outcome

For relevant entrepreneurs and start-ups to capitalize on  AI, big data and new technology to increase traditional transportation operators.

Payment Intelligence Through Machine Learning
Vinod Sharma
Econet Wireless Zimbabwe

Bringing Artificial intelligence to make FinTech better, demystified and simple. How payment intelligence will become better with machine learning.

Desired Outcome

To bring people from technical backgrounds, business people who can understand and appreciate the need and concept of Artificial intelligence to create products, services and solutions in financial Technology and banking domain.

Changing the way we bank tomorrow with Artificial Intelligence
Jian Sern Loo
Hong Leong Bank Berhad

The goal of the lab is to identify emerging AI technologies and how they can be applied in our day-to-day lives – from augmenting AI to enable us to be more informed, more intelligent and more productive, to how we can apply machine and deep learning across different functions in the banking industry to improve productivity, reduce risk and create more secure banking environments.

Desired Outcome

1. Explore the different types of AI and how it can be applied to customer facing/front office, middle and back office function.

2. Explore potential partnerships with companies/start-ups with AI building capabilities.

3. Discover what it takes for an organization to be future proof by getting the right talents and operating models to embrace this emerging technology.

My Robot Is Suing Me: AI & IPR Protection. Are We Ready?
Rofina Yasmin Othman
USTART GLOBAL

AI  now  creatively  produce art  pieces,  musical  scores and poetry,  among  others.  But   does   AI  deserve  IPR   ownership?  If   AI developed  an  algorithm  via  machine  learning  to  solve  a  problem  based  on  datasets  collected  by humans,  who  has  ownership  over the novel solution? The goal  is  to  develop  a  policy  to  determine,  justify and govern the  ownership  of  novel  output  such  as  the art pieces developed through Artificial Intelligence, and resolving  the plagiarism  issue  if  AI  redraws famous art pieces.

Desired Outcome

Mapping  and  position  planning  on  IPR  protection  created  by  AI.

NILM Technology Application in the Equipment Operating and Energy Saving of Industrial and Commercial Buildings
Wang Chunguang
EQuota Energy Technology Limited Company

Challenges:

a)Dismantling and decoding data from single sources  

b) Fusing data from different systems Goal: EQuota handles massive, real-time and complicated energy data, automizes energy and provide predictive maintenance.

Desired Outcome

Deliver 5%-10% energy saving without any retrofit through AI and Big Data.

Entrepreneurship and Digital Data: Improving the Customer Journey
Nur Adliana Yante Mahbob
Maybank

Social advancement is rampant, and a huge amount of social data is left untouched and unexploited. How a person browses social platforms, the Internet, and portals determine their interests. Apart from lost business opportunities when these are not utilised, organisations also tend to lose the opportunity to prevent a PR disaster whenever something undesirable happens. However, it seems that AI & Machine Learning are only for large enterprises and corporates. How can entrepreneurs gain the same advantage?

Desired Outcome

To find a solution where entrepreneurs have access to obtain critical customer insights across all divisions of a business (operations, sales, marketing, call centre management etc). Close the gap between brand promise and reality of customers’ experiences.

Beyond the AI hype – building products that matter
Syed Ahmed
BUPA Australia and New Zealand

While there is a huge amount of marketing hype and intensity about AI & ML at the moment, it is really hard to figure out what it actually is and how to practically approach its use in building innovative, valuable and relevant products – both physical and digital. Being able to understand this will not only enable the development of such products, but also help identify the next wave of job creation to build and use them.

Desired Outcome

Establish a number of consortiums across the corporate, start-up and academic ecosystems to create deeper understanding and awareness of the possibilities and limitations of AI, educational initiatives to explore re/up-skilling and kickstart conversations about policies, governance and investment required to make it all work.

2017 GEC LABS

GEC Labs are at the core of GECommunity Summit 2017 where a selected group of industry and corporate players, ecosystem influencers, policy makers and entrepreneurs from around the world will be invited to join in-depth discussions on key topics for fifteen (15) focus areas.

Islamic Design & Innovation: How faith-inspired creativity can transform your organisation
Peter Gould
Zileej

Empower attendees with a hands-on interactive session that introduces Design Thinking as a creative process and powerful tool for innovation, and activities to encourage personal and organizational creative confidence.

Desired Outcome

Encourage every attendee to improve their creative confidence and embrace Design Thinking within their own organization, start-up or community and come up with new technology, build better devices or products

Keeping Traditional Arts Alive in the Digital Era
Rofina Yasmin Othman
USTART GLOBAL

To  brainstorm new  pathways  for  Malaysia  and  the  rest  of  Asia  for  reinvigorating   the  traditional  arts   (music,   traditional   performance   etc)   which   have   been minimally  accepted  by  younger  generations.

Desired Outcome

To  gather  strategic  partners  from  universities,  governments,  industry  players  and  start-ups  to  launch  a first pilot  project  to  find  the  best  alternative approach  to   mainstream traditional-culture  music/arts  in  the  region.

New Collaboration: Art and Technology
Jeong-ok Jeon
ARCOLABS (Center for Art and Community Management)

Art develops constantly and the art that converges with technology renews the position of audience in art. In addition, art changes our life and shapes the way we see the world. Our goal through this lab is to understand how artistic activity, particularly the exceptional creative thinking of the artists change our life.

Desired Outcome

Gather a group of strategic partners from governments, industry players and startups to discuss possibilities, and narrow down to one or two possibilities that the lab audience would like to lead or initiate.

Reversing the loss of culture and creative communities
Rebecca Hui
Roots Studio

Roots Studio seeks to enable cultural and indigenous communities globally to receive royalties and sales into the U.S. market through our online cultural library. We seek to share about our model and learnings, and have a vibrant discussion on how we can digitize and bring 2D patterns into the U.S. market.

Desired Outcome

Gather a group of strategic partners in:

a) Discuss potential ways to partner and license to retail and fashion industries globally

b) Work with government and public sector on pilots: Ministry of tourism, culture, and indigenous groups

c) Build partnerships with communities with rich traditions, particularly 2D visual arts and graphics

Disruptive Creative Technologies - Shaping The Future of Destination Marketing
Aassia Haq
Guidrr, Inc.

There is a historic, unprecedented rise in global travel, and the growth will be greatest in the ‘emerging’ Asia Pacific region. These changes are occuring in a context of rapid growth of mobile and social technologies, and a shift to an urban, millennial-led population. The lab will explore how destination and tourism marketing is being influenced by the rise of new creative tools and platforms. It will explore how leaders can address the changing nature of travel and tourism by tapping into these tools the right way.

Desired Outcome

Gather a group of executives and leaders in national & city tourism, travel and hospitality industry and enable them to tap into a new source of marketing, referrals, and brand growth. Showcase how to work with the new landscape of content creators using tools to drive destiantion growth and success. Educate attendees on the need to replace outmoded creative strategies with new creative tools and how to best work with outside partners such as online infuencers and content creators.

What is the power of Creativity to the world?
Seiichi Saito
Rhizomatiksco., ltd.

Asian creativity is still weak compared to US or Europe, but since the Asian econoy and industry is booming  recently, we should talk about what is the real creative power to enhance Asia and our own countries.

Desired Outcome

Discuss what is our new role as a creative person in society. Since creativity has sharp and diverse eye to society, we should expand our role not only ads, products and digital but also city planning, social design and more.

2017 GEC LABS

GEC Labs are at the core of GECommunity Summit 2017 where a selected group of industry and corporate players, ecosystem influencers, policy makers and entrepreneurs from around the world will be invited to join in-depth discussions on key topics for fifteen (15) focus areas.

Innovation & growth strategies to cater to the next generation of Muslim Travelers: Muslim Millennials and Generation Z
Fazal Bahardeen
Crescentrating | HalalTrip | Muslim Travel Warehouse

Muslim international travellers are projected to grow to 156 million by 2020, where the travel expenditure by Muslim travellers is expected to reach USD 220 billion. These trendsetters are shaping the future travel industry through their strong viewpoints and unique purchasing behaviours. The challenge for the industry is to understand and predict the behaviour of this group of travellers. We will look at how HalalTrip can continue to develop innovative features to cater to them

Desired Outcome

Develop strategic partners from governments, industry players and start-ups  to capitalize on the rising Muslim travellers by providing Muslim friendly products

The Future of E-Commerce and retail after AI/Bots: Impact on Business and Communities
Yuan Lee Chung
Burda Principal Investments

The introduction of eCommerce has had a major impact on global business and society in both positive and negative ways. The increasingly rapid pace of consumption and use of technology to create further speed and efficiency brings to question what the future of retail looks like, how will it shape the way we do business, make consumption choices and care for our environment.

Desired Outcome

Stimulate discussions between strategic partners to think about and create solutions for our eCommerce and retail future 5 to 10 years from now.

Supply Chain Asia: Innovation Playground
Paul Lim
Supply Chain Asia Community Ltd

Industry 4.0 is the fourth industrial revolution resulting in the confluence of technologies in the areas of autonomous, automation, data analytics and Internet of Things – and how all these can be put together to empower the human element. The Lab discussion will focus on identifying useable and developing technologies and trends that can be adopted to enhance the supply chain operations of eCommerce and Retail operations

Desired Outcome

Identify new technologies currently in development by startups and develop collaborations with users and developers. Create interest to adopt solutions that could be implemented in the next 6-18 months.

2017 GEC LABS

GEC Labs are at the core of GECommunity Summit 2017 where a selected group of industry and corporate players, ecosystem influencers, policy makers and entrepreneurs from around the world will be invited to join in-depth discussions on key topics for fifteen (15) focus areas.

Revive our education, Unlearn the way we learn, Nurture skills for future - RUN
Dr. Karndee Leopairote
C Asean

Most of what students learn today will likely be outdated even before they hit the job market. The job demand is changing rapidly but traditional education and school systems have very little change or improvement in the past decade. This session will highlight the role of EdTech start-ups in changing the way we learn and bringing about the breakthrough in conventional education system in Southeast Asia and bring together the ideas that entrepreneurs, EdTech start-ups, private sector, and civic society can lead the change and revive education for our future generations.

Desired Outcome

Gather tangible ideas and innovative initiatives from a group of strategic partners such as governments, industry players, EdTech Start-ups, and entrepreneurs and build the working network in Southeast Asia to push forward the initiatives that will revive our traditional education.

ConnectED: Developing learning ecosystems for social problems.
Rosanna Maria Isabel Lopez
Sparklelab Design & Innovation Hub

The world has changed but education has not. In order to empower young people to make meaningful contributions to society and drive innovation, parents, communities, educators, industry players and policy makers must work together to redefine the learning landscape and provide young people with opportunities to apply their learning in various contexts.

Desired Outcome

Gather a group of strategic partners from governments, industry players, the education sector, parents, community leaders and youth to pilot a collaborative, inquiry-based and situated learning community that utilizes technology, human-centered design and play to empower young people and their mentors to design, develop, test and implement solutions to specific social problems.

Personalized Learning in Data Science On-Ramp Short Course for Public and Private Sectors
Sandra Hanchard
DataViz My

In support of the Eleventh Malaysia Plan 2016-2020 to produce data professionals by 2020, the personalized learning is an ideal benchmarking platform for professionals who would like to explore data science topics and strengthen their skills. The personalized learning is an intensive course facilitating industry-relevant and university certified experience. The typical duration is 7 weeks.

Desired Outcome

Gather a group of strategic partners from industry players and start-ups to understand data science capacity building and other talent needs and launch the second collaborative project on Personalized Learning in Data Science On-Ramp Short Course for Public and Private Sectors.

Creating a Generation of Students with an Innovation and Entrepreneurship Mindset
Jeffrey Williams
Startup Tucson

As our world moves quickly into what Thomas Friedman’s calls the “Age of Acceleration”, our local community must develop a cultural mindset to embrace innovation and the rapid changes ahead.  We must demand change from our education systems and empower educators to fully prepare students and citizens with an innovators mindset.

Desired Outcome

Bring together a global community of innovation-minded education champions to share actionable steps for implementing new models for education that deliver graduates that have the creative and organizational skills required to work, lead and thriving in the “Age of Accelerations”.

Scaling up quality learning across Malaysia through ICT
Eileen Tan
Media Prima Labs,MPDigital

ICT usage in schools is still striving to meet expectations. As stated in the Malaysia Education Blueprint 2013 – 2025, ICT usage in schools continues to lag – both in terms of quantity and quality. For example, a 2010 Ministry study found that approximately 80% of teachers spend less than one hour a week using ICT, and only a third of students perceive their teachers to be using ICT regularly”.

Desired Outcome

Gather different groups of key player from governments, corporates and startups to get collective ideas and potential resources to create better education through ICT, seeking for collaboration with external partners, and to drive key verticals.

Upskilling and Reskilling the Work Force: Building an Army of Data Scientists for Industry 4.0
Erika Fille Legara
Asian Institute of Management

To help governments and industries prepare and equip for the Fourth Industrial Revolution (Industry 4.0), which has been witnessing the rise of robotics and automation, among others. Moreover, Industry 4.0 has been seen as a “threat” especially to workers in “low-level” jobs. How do we ascertain that our societies and people are well-prepared for this technological/industrial transition? Further, with Industry 4.0 data explosion anticipated, how can we take advantage of this data deluge?

Desired Outcome

Through the lab, participants will be made more aware of Industry 4.0 and how it will impact them and their organizations, at both innovation/technological and employment levels. They will become knowledgeable of the different pillars of Industry 4.0 with a particular focus on big data analytics/data science – including machine learning, deep learning, and artificial intelligence. At the end of the session, they will have a good appreciation of what these concepts are and how they have affected various institutions and industries; consequently, participants will learn and develop ideas on how they can help equip their organizations and governments for Industry 4.0 by taking advantage of data science/big data analytics.

Using IP to capturing the value of innovation & communicating value to investors
Tim Heberden
Glasshouse Advisory

Effective innovation creates competitive advantage. Intellectual property protects competitive advantage, and is a key value driver for start-ups and corporates. 

Balance sheets are rooted in the era of tangible assets and generally omit the tech, data and brand assets of entrepreneurial businesses. Balance sheet black holes compromise investment decisions, and can starve entrepreneurs of funding.

Refining financial reporting standards to meet the needs of the knowledge economy is a complex task requiring international collaboration. However, in the interim there is a need for entrepreneurs, investors, valuers and regulators to agree on ways to quantify the strength and value of their intellectual property. The tools already exist. But greater stakeholder awareness is required.

Desired Outcome

Recognition of the role of IP in capturing the value of innovation.
- Recognition of the benefits of including IP metrics in information memorandums and annual reports.
- Recognition that high quality IP should be considered by equity and debt investors.
- Recognition that effective IP valuation requires multi-disciplinary inputs.

2017 GEC LABS

GEC Labs are at the core of GECommunity Summit 2017 where a selected group of industry and corporate players, ecosystem influencers, policy makers and entrepreneurs from around the world will be invited to join in-depth discussions on key topics for fifteen (15) focus areas.

Personalised Cosmetics through AR and VR
Rofina Yasmin Othman
USTART GLOBAL

Almost every  adult  woman  owns  and  uses cosmetics  and  some  are  men  also  experimenting  with  cosmetics.  This  huge  market  ensures  continuous  growth  of   the cosmetics industries especially in the retail or online cosmetics shops. In  this Lab, augmented reality (AR) or virtual reality (VR) are proposed to be  incorporated into the cosmetic industries. The incorporation and deployment of  AR  and  VR  allow  both  beauticians  and  consumers  to  evaluate  and  purchase  the cosmetic based on the AR or VR without a need to test it personally. The  AR  or  VR  will  appear  and  display  the  skin  tone  or  features  that  is  required.

Desired Outcome

Gather  a  group  of   strategic   partners   from   The   Cosmetic,   Toiletry   and   Fragrance  Association,  Global  and  Local  Cosmetic  industries  e.g.  Sephora,  L'Oréal,  Maybelline  or  others,  Global  IoT  companies  e.g.  Facebook,  University  start-ups  that  is  related  to  AR  and  VR  to  incorporate this idea to South East  Asia.  Start-up  companies  in  collecting  the  Big  Data.

Nano in My Bottle - Opportunities in Nanotechnology Regulatory & Halal Certification
Rofina Yasmin Othman
USTART GLOBAL

Advancement  of  research and   development   in   nanotechnology   has   also   led   to   the   application   and   incorporation  of  nanomaterials  in  the  fashion,  beauty  and   food   industry. However,   recent   concerns   about   the   safety   of   using   Nano cosmetics   and nanomaterials   has   raised   concerns   about   its   safety   and   Halal   status   and whether  such  use  will  damage  the  environment.  Assurance  of  safety  and  Halal status  would  contribute  to continuous  growth  of  the  nanotechnology  and  related industries.

Desired Outcome

1.   Collaboration   on   nanomaterials   development   for   cosmetics   and   beauty   industries and mapping of academia, industry and  entrepreneur  network 

2.  Development  of nanotechnology halal certification and regulatory framework  for fashion and beauty not only for Malaysia and the region, and perhaps  globally.

Atelier @ Home
Rofina Yasmin Othman
USTART GLOBAL

Socio-economic  prosperity  especially  in  Asia  has  prompted  a  more  discerning  fashion  clientele  looking  for  a more  personalised,  one-of-a-kind   avenue   to  express   themselves   through   fashion   and   jewelleries.   Others   are   looking   at  opportunities  to  produce  specialised,  made-to-measure  items  for  themselves   and   for   new   businesses.   New   technologies   can   revolutionise   the   fashion  industry whilst ensuring sustainability of the industry and the planet.

Desired Outcome

Mapping  and  stimulating new  technologies  in  local  and  global  fashion  industry,  ranging  from affordable  3D  printing  machines,  environmentally friendly fabrics  and   textiles   to  promoting   jewelleries   based   on   artistic   values   rather   than  precious  stones  and  metals.

Sustainable retailing in fashion and beauty industries.
Nadya Saib
Wangsa Jelita

When an immense infrastructure has been made to support a shopping culture of buying more and more and more, how do we make sure sustainability is in place?

Desired Outcome

Gather a group of strategic partners from governments, industry players, and startups to come up with recommendations which regulate the fashion and beauty industry players in the region.

Technology Innovation for Fashion and Garment Industry
Technology Innovation Lab
United Nations

Technologies perfuse into almost every aspect of our life. Fashion and garments are no exception. Every stage of the garment industry design and supply chain has gone through a technological smart transformation. The gap between physical and digital is becoming
less distinct. UNTIL (United Nations Technology Innovation Lab) is playing a vital role in working
together with all major players in the fashion and garment industries to use technology to
innovate and achieve UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Desired Outcome

Brainstorm ideas to Innovate and for the implementation of smart solutions to improve the fashion and garment industry, standards and sustainability.
Identify collaborative innovation, proof-of-concept and R&D activities to improve reusability of smart solutions in fashion and garment industry.
Collection of proposals and identification from industry partners and leaders who can contribute to the ecosystem of technology innovation in fashion and garment industry.
Deliberate the POC projects of supply chain tracking using Blockchain technologies and 3D printing technologies.

2017 GEC LABS

GEC Labs are at the core of GECommunity Summit 2017 where a selected group of industry and corporate players, ecosystem influencers, policy makers and entrepreneurs from around the world will be invited to join in-depth discussions on key topics for fifteen (15) focus areas.

LATTICE80: Building a Global Fintech Hub
Joe Seunghyun Choo
Marvelstone Group

With an estimated 20,000 fintech start-ups globally, LATTICE80 aims to expand internationally with an initial plan to open 10 hubs around the world, with 100 start-ups in each hub, therefore capturing 5-10% of the global supply chain. We will act as an international network for fintech start-ups, investors, corporates and governments (i.e. Singapore-UK fintech bridge).

Desired Outcome

Raised awareness of LATTICE80 and its mission, both in Singapore/Malaysia and abroad. In particular we want to raise awareness among governments, family offices, and public figures on the potential of fintech, office space sharing, events collaboration, in-country exclusivity, exchange programs for members, and the leveraging of mutual contacts and networks

How ICOs will eventually replace IPOs for Start-up Funding
Lilyana Abdul Latiff
New Entrepreneurs Foundation

One of the many challenges in the start-up eco-system is funding, with many prerequisites and benefits not eligible for all start-ups. Meanwhile, the evolution of cryptocurrencies and block chain provides a promising horizon for a new form of funding channel, but how do you translate virtual currencies into currencies that allow start-ups to fund their operations? The goal of this programme is to find answers to these questions with ready-partners agreeing to work.

Desired Outcome

The agreement of several key parties brought to the table to in a working committee to setup an asset-back or insurance-backed ICO platform to fund promising start-ups. Preferably the parties agree to launch its first ICO with 1 year for the benefit of global start-ups.

Fintech takes on Global Logistics
Rofina Yasmin Othman
USTART GLOBAL

Industry  4.0  is  the  current  trend  in  automation   and   data   exchange   in   the  manufacturing   industry.   This   will   obviously   impact  the  management  and strategies  for  supply  chain  and  logistics.  Fintech  is  one  of  the  key  enablers in making  this  possible but it is often perceived as difficult to access for those  outside  of  its  circle.  Furthermore, regulatory  matters  also  need  to  be  addressed without hindering  the  progress  of  the  technology  uptake in broader industries like logistics.

Desired Outcome

Gather  a  group  of  strategic  partners  from  universities, governments,  industry players  and  start-ups  to  map  the  entrepreneur  fintech  opportunities  in logistic and  supply  chain  management

Fintech to Alleviate Poverty: Amartha
Aria Widyanto
Amartha

6 out of 10 people in Asia do not have access to financial services. 70% of them are women living in rural villages. Financial technology could be the answer to bridge the gap and provide this unbanked community with affordable source of financing, improving financial inclusion and ultimately accelerating poverty alleviation.

Desired Outcome

Gather a group of aspiring young entrepreneurs, technology experts and professionals, strategic partners from governments, industry players and startups to design technology products that helps people in Asia out of poverty.

Government Leading the Blockchain Technology for Future Processes
Derin Cag
Richtopia

Government organizations across the globe are exploring the use of blockchain technology to improve operations. With the ability to record transactions on distributed ledgers, blockchain offers new approaches for governments to improve transparency, prevent fraud and establish trust.

Desired Outcome

Gather a group of strategic partners from governments and industry players to adopt distributed ledger technology through blockchain initiative.

Innovation in Fintech
Technology Innovation Lab
United Nations

The Lab provides an arena for the banking, finance and insurance industries across the globe to merge together to inform, educate, exchange ideas, trends and learnings.
The Lab will emphasise how technology can be used to accelerate the creation of innovative products and services.

Desired Outcome

Gather and incubate ideas from the lab to use in UNTIL (United Nations Technology Innovation Lab) to work on the Fintech projects to achieve UN sustainable development
goals.

Identify collaborative innovation, proof-of-concept and R&D activities in Fintech for strengthened security and tamper protection, faster transactions, lower cost on back office and supporting systems, scalability, future proofing, multitier biometric verification, micro-services architecture, etc.

2017 GEC LABS

GEC Labs are at the core of GECommunity Summit 2017 where a selected group of industry and corporate players, ecosystem influencers, policy makers and entrepreneurs from around the world will be invited to join in-depth discussions on key topics for fifteen (15) focus areas.

Food Alone Will Never Solve Hunger: A Look at Sustainable Solutions
Aviva Paley
Kitchens for Good

Over 795 million people in the world are hungry.  But just giving away food will never solve hunger, as those people will still be hungry tomorrow. This lab will look at how we can not only meet the most immediate needs of hunger with nutritious food, but also bring people out of poverty through jobs and enterprise.

Desired Outcome

Through the Lab, participants will be challenged to examine how they can identify underutilized resources in their community like food, people, and kitchens to effectively and sustainably tackle hunger. Through mapping activities, participants will work to understand how they could move past a model of ‘hand outs’- to a model of ‘hand ups’.  At the end of the Lab participants will have mapped out an effective sustainable model for hunger relief that accounts for their local constraints, and create an action plan for their model.

TIPS - TAPAK Integrated Platform System: An application to re-shape the mobile food industry
Syed Mohd Izmir Syed Amir
TAPAK Suvarnabumi Sdn Bhd

With national and state initiatives, the food truck industry is being rapidly developed. However, there are no known mediums to monitor, regulate or even manage them. TIPS is developed as such to be the promoter, manager and even organizer without monopolizing the industry. It can be a tool for the local councils as well as independent food truck park operators.

Desired Outcome

Gather a group of strategic partners from governments, industry players, local municipal councils and food truck park operators to accept the idea and implement usage of TIPS.

Feeding a growing global urban population.
Lionel Wong
Upgrown Farming Asia Pte Ltd

By 2050, we will need to feed more than 10 billion people globally, requiring a 70% increase in global food production. Global urban population is expected to increase to about 70% by 2050. The global rural population is now close to 3.4 billion and is expected to decline to 3.1 billion by 2050. Heavy pesticide use and environment pollution are negative impacts of traditional agriculture. Further compounding the problem are climate change and decreasing arable land. A total of 30% of food is wasted before it reaches the plate. Policy-making is slow in keeping up with technological innovations in urban agriculture, and without good complementing policies, it will be difficult for urban food production and distribution to reach its full potential.

Desired Outcome

Gather a group of strategic partners from governments, investors, industry players and startups to design and launch an urban food and agri innovation lab to research and develop food system models and deploy pilot projects of feasible models across Southeast Asia, and eventually scaling globally.

Trends in Agtech and Foodtech in APAC
Abhinav Mehra
ID Capital

Dialogue trends in Agtech and FoodTech in Asia Pacific

Productive Rural Alliance: for rural and micro producers and entrepreneurs
Faris Hadad-Zervos
World Bank

Connecting Rural and Micro producers and entrepreneurs

2017 GEC LABS

GEC Labs are at the core of GECommunity Summit 2017 where a selected group of industry and corporate players, ecosystem influencers, policy makers and entrepreneurs from around the world will be invited to join in-depth discussions on key topics for fifteen (15) focus areas.

Rolling out the Internet of Things with an economical mindset
Jordan Duffy
Buckham & Duffy

Create a model that facilitates a low cost, high volume IoT roll out in a major city. The model will utilise data for public safety (government), improved environmental understanding (policy and citizens), create value for public citizens, and create open data streams for entrepreneurs to further utilise. The lab will focus on the simplicity of the solution whilst resolving problems (with as little supporting infrastructure as possible) but also allowing further utilisation of the IoT hardware for other use cases.

Desired Outcome

The success criterion of the lab is the establishment of a unanimous commercial model and project plan for implementation. The roll out would need to be done in stages PoC prove technical viability of data collection, synthesis and outputs that suit the model MVP – make the platform ‘self administered’ Run a pilot deployment of sensors in a chosen district Collect data over XXX days and report on the pilot outcomes Iterate on the pilot environment to fix any issues or test enhancements Harden the solution for a small batch run and prepare for large production run A local technology resource(s) on the ground in the precinct that is chosen will need to facilitate installation. B&D can create the sensors and a partner can provision the platform. For edge-hardware (connecting the sensors to the WAN) we would need a partner such as cisco or Fujitsu to provide the connectivity hardware. All of this hinges on finding a model and combination of sensors for the network that provide enough value to the parties involved with a positive business case

Sensfix: Quick, efficient repairs, maintenance and pollution control for our smart cities
Balaji Renukumar
Sensfix B.V.

By 2018 we will see about 12 Billion connected devices and 400 Billion TB of data from them. IoT sensor deployment, Data generation, Data analytics have sky-rocketed but their integration into the processes and workflow is lagging far behind. For example, public asset management like streetlights, traffic lights – in spite of IoT deployment and huge amounts of data available, repair personnel still work with MS Excel and phone calls. With rapid deployment of IoT – we need to step-up their integration with workflow to effect automation across all verticals

Desired Outcome

Gather a group of strategic partners from governments, industry players and startups to launch the first pilot project on repairs, maintenance and pollution control of smart city assets in Southeast Asia.

Who Needs A Real Prototype?
Rofina Yasmin Othman
UStart Global

Universities and Research institutions produce a wide range of innovations in  technologies ranging from agricultural products to engineering, construction, ICT and medical sciences with high potential for real applications Most exist as laboratory prototypes, not readily applied often with low aesthetics and poor branding, unsuitable materials for scaling, and prototypes not ready for mass production – all of these factors either alone or in combination prevent the commercialisation and rolling out of these technologies to benefit global society Prototypes involving innovative and disruptive technologies also face additional  challenge of regulatory hurdles that may require an Innovation Sandbox to be first in market Need to create partnerships locally as well as globally to build a dynamic ecosystem for tech prototyping

Desired Outcome

Facilitating  a group of strategic partners from Malaysian Universities and research institutions that have technology strength and in need of prototyping assistance, including but not limited to engineering, green technology & renewables, medical devices, IoT & wearables.   Creating partnerships with international partners with best practice models for developing prototyping ecosystem A Brainstorming session and needs discussion culminating in the kickoff of a sustainable longtitudinal programme proposed to be conducted  throughout 2018. in 2018, there will be three SuperReka batches for different technology domains. At least 70 consumer and commercial-ready prototypes by the end of 2018 (Three batches of at least 25 techs to undergo prototyping) across different technology domains;

2017 GEC LABS

GEC Labs are at the core of GECommunity Summit 2017 where a selected group of industry and corporate players, ecosystem influencers, policy makers and entrepreneurs from around the world will be invited to join in-depth discussions on key topics for fifteen (15) focus areas.

Getting Babies Ready for The Future Malaysia
June Yap Kwai Ling
ESONA NATURE SDN BHD

The challenge is to connect the right government sectors and brands/corporates to deliver a complete offering to parents, and funding and setting up a database and system to translate meaningful information. The end goal is to empower parents to make informed decisions and prepare for their baby's future, connecting government, brands/corporates and parents, and enabling continuous engagement with parents to ensure development/support is provided.

Desired Outcome

1. To launch CHOMEL KIT in Quarter 1, 2018.

2. To pilot test this at 3 hospitals.

3. To get relevant government sector and brands/corporates onboard.

4. To ensure parents see the value and want to receive a CHOMEL KIT.

3D printing your pills for precision medicine
Rofina Yasmin Othman
USTART GLOBAL

Single  drugs may not  be  effective  for  every  patient  diagnosed  with  the  same disease. Personalised  medicine employing  3D  printing  technology  can  print  specific  pills with effective dosage tailor-made  for each  patient.   The  goal is   to   produce   the  correct   dosage   of  a  drug  or  combinations dedicated  to  different  individuals based  on  a patient's  genetic information. This is as  a  follow  up  from  the  2016  GEC  Lab,  creating  real  pathways  for  innovation.

Desired Outcome

To  gather  genome  big  data  and  technology practitioners  in a  discussion  on the way   forward   in  providing   the   correct   information  on   medication  to different individuals.  Genetic/genomic   screening   of  the  patient  will  give  a better understanding  on  the  type  of  drug  to  be  prescribed  and  specific  drugs can  be formulated and pills actually  3D  printed. This will also a new generation of  health industry opportunities for entrepreneurs.

Transforming Healthcare Delivery through Technology
Garvy Beh
Doctor2U

Our goal is to integrate all aspects of healthcare by connecting patients, healthcare providers, employers, insurers and pharmacies onto one platform so as to make healthcare delivery more accessible and affordable through technology.

Desired Outcome

The aim of this lab is to find strategic partners to set up an innovation center on tele-medicine services. The need for this innovation center is to work on the challenges faced to implement tele-medicine to remote/ rural areas. This will help increase reach of modern medicine in societies dependent on traditional medicine. The innovation center would ideally have the following:

1. Medical corporates with keen interest to invest in future tele-medicine

2. Govt/Private hospital groups wanting to make modern medicine more readily available to the remote/rural areas

3. Startups with software/hardware to help implement tele/remote medical services 4. Government agencies looking to increase medical treatment reach to the rural population and also health awareness

Using innovation and technology to build a better world
Sofia Del Sante
Start-Up Chile

Rapid development have had a serious impact on the environment and in people's health. Every day we see the effects of global warming in nature, while respiratory failure and cancer are now consider common diseases. Now is the time to use innovation and technology to build a better world.

Desired Outcome

Gather a group of strategic partners from governments, industry players and community leaders to collaborate and support startups disrupting the Health & Biotech industries.

2017 GEC LABS

GEC Labs are at the core of GECommunity Summit 2017 where a selected group of industry and corporate players, ecosystem influencers, policy makers and entrepreneurs from around the world will be invited to join in-depth discussions on key topics for fifteen (15) focus areas.

Establishing a Sustainable Esports Ecosystem
Zierasmayu Abd Rahman
APU eSports Malaysia Academy

According to Newzoo, the Esports Economy grew to $696 million, a year-on-year growth of 41.3% in 2017. Revenues will grow with a CAGR (2015-2020) of +35.6% to reach $1488 million by 2020. Sponsorship is the largest revenue stream and will grow to $655 million by 2020. In April this year, the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) announced that esports will be a medal sport event at the 2022 Asian Games in China. In light of this, APU eSports Malaysia Academy will be sharing insights on:

1. Why do we believe having esports academy is important to the ecosystem as a whole.

2. What support systems do we provide.

3. Strategic partnership.

Desired Outcome

To establish a group of strategic partners from governments and policy makers, industry players, technology partners, university partners and investors to create a sustainable collegiate esports scene.

2017 GEC LABS

GEC Labs are at the core of GECommunity Summit 2017 where a selected group of industry and corporate players, ecosystem influencers, policy makers and entrepreneurs from around the world will be invited to join in-depth discussions on key topics for fifteen (15) focus areas.

Creating a Southeast Asian Logistics Network
Lilyana Abdul Latiff
New Entrepreneurs Foundation (MyNEF)

Online commerce is set to grow tremendously in Southeast Asia, especially in cross-border sales and delivery. The challenge for logistics is to provide same-day delivery or at least within 7 days of purchase, but this will involve warehousing, ship and air freight forwarding, inter-country customs clearance and last mile delivery channels. There are many start-ups in this once-traditional frontier, but their challenge is access to customer information. The goal is to create a Southeast Asian Logistics Information Exchange.

Desired Outcome

The agreement of industry players to support the creation of a Southeast Asian Logistics Network and the creation of an integrated network for logistics, transport and warehousing.

2017 GEC LABS

GEC Labs are at the core of GECommunity Summit 2017 where a selected group of industry and corporate players, ecosystem influencers, policy makers and entrepreneurs from around the world will be invited to join in-depth discussions on key topics for fifteen (15) focus areas.

Digital identity and Block Chain : the core DNA of a digital economy
Shamsul Izhan Abdul Majid
Pos Malaysia Berhad

With the strong desire of the Malaysian Government to bring forth benefits of the Digital Economy, there is a pre-requisite for Citizens to trust upon an unambiguous digital shape of Identity that grants the same (if not more) privilege and access of current physical National Registration Identity Card (NRIC). It is anticipated that through a recognised, ubiquitous Digital Identity framework based on Blockchain, it would motivate Citizens to leverage official Digital Communication channels such as the upcoming Digital Mailbox by Pos Malaysia, to perform official, immutable interactions such as e-voting, e-registration, e-licensing and more.

Desired Outcome

Gather a group of strategic partners from governments, startups, and players from various sectors in the economy to form a consortium of players that will leverage on our individual strengths to catalyze the initiative. Citizens would be able to rely on an endorsed method of Digital Identity based on Blockchain that will catalyst Citizen to Government digital interactions through the secure channel of Digital Mailbox. The Blockchain-based Digital Identity is envisaged as a framework for a consortium of players to adopt, participate and provision for Citizen’s convenience and usage.

The Role of Cyber Security in Business Resiliency
Angel Redoble
ePLDT Incorporated

Cyberattacks are becoming more and more sophisticated resulting to millions of dollars lost every year. Governments, businesses and individuals are having difficulties in preventing this type of threats. This Lab aims to influence and inject a new mindset in combating the problem. Proactive and strategically designed cyber security approach will improve asset security and thereby help in achieving business resiliency.

Desired Outcome

Desired outcome would be to create a group coming from different organizations and different countries with the objective to closely collaborate, coordinate and share information on new threats and preventions.

2017 GEC LABS

GEC Labs are at the core of GECommunity Summit 2017 where a selected group of industry and corporate players, ecosystem influencers, policy makers and entrepreneurs from around the world will be invited to join in-depth discussions on key topics for fifteen (15) focus areas.

SOCIAL INNOVATION

Clean Cooking for Rural Communities
Asna Towfiq
The Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves

The use of open fires and traditional cookstoves and fuels is one of the world's most pressing health and environmental problems.  Safe, affordable, and accessible clean cooking solutions exist that can dramatically reduce fuel consumption and exposure to harmful cookstove smoke, while providing economic opportunities in communities around the world.  The goal of the lab is to advocate for clean cooking solutions, inspire entrepreneurs to work to launch scalable business models and to influence donors and governments to fund such initiatives.

Desired Outcome

Gather a group of strategic partners from governments, industry players and start-up and encourage them to go green and build environmentally conscious business

Inclusive Social Innovations for 21st Century Problems in Rural Developing Communities
Tsechu Dolma
Mountain Resiliency Project

Worldwide, 245 million mountain people live in rural areas in developing and transitioning countries and are threaded by food insecurity and climate change. They are among the poorest and most affected by hunger in the world. Moreover, the immediate impacts of climate change and globalization has made the challenges of development more acute - leaving them physically isolated, with heavy outmigration, poor infrastructure, and lack of state presence.

Desired Outcome

Gather a group of strategic partners from government, business leaders, industry players and start-ups to design and launch an institute to develop a rural development social innovation hub.

Global Change Demands Action – Expanding Your Regional Economy Through Innovation and Entrepreneurship Ecosystems
Justin Williams
Start-up Tucson & University of Arizona, InnovateUS

Thomas Friedman describes our era as the “Age of Acceleration”.  Technological, social and environmental changes are happening so quickly that it’s hard for people to understand and appreciate the impact.  This change is an opportunity for new regions to capitalize on their own strengths to build dynamic and responsive business and social ecosystems driven by innovation and entrepreneurship.

Desired Outcome

Bring together a global community of “ecosystem builders” and change agents to form an action-oriented network and share actionable best practices for thriving in the “Age of Accelerations”.

Bridging global, innovative tech-thinking to impact and innovate local Economies.
Oscar Kneppers
Rockstart

How to apply the principles of starting and growing innovative tech-start-ups to help create strong social and local impact in developing economies.

Desired Outcome

Bring together a global community in forming an initiative to spread the word that transforming tech-thinking can truly impact local developing economies.

Workforce development for the future of work - a gender perspective
Judith Owigar
AkiraChix, Juakali Workforce

With increased automation the question is, will there be enough fulfilling jobs for people in the future. There is a clear gap between the world as it is today where most people in the developing world are employed in the informal sector or do not have jobs, and the future world where the challenge will be the availability of jobs that can engage workers. How do we address the challenge of gainful employment which is just as relevant today as it will be in years to come? How do we effectively support women and vulnerable groups?

Desired Outcome

(1) Gather ideas on how to address the challenge of employment and underemployment in today’s world and (2) identify steps to mitigate the challenges of reduced demand for manual labour (in todays world and in the future). These ideas will gathered from partners from governments, industry players and start-ups in order to (3) launch pilots of the proposed solutions in the global south.

Getting more women to tech? Why Not!
Aulia Halimatussadiah
Girls in Tech Indonesia

Increasing the participation of women in the technology industry

Desired Outcome

Bring together strategic partners from governments, industry players and start-ups to develop a plan in getting more women participation in the technology industry through our existing program to produce better concrete results.

Universal Design Made for You and Me
Rofina Yasmin Othman
USTART GLOBAL

There  is  a  greater  need  for Universal Design  (UD)   as   the   demographics   shift   towards   an   older   and   less   able   population.  The  benefits  of  UD  thinking  are  immeasurable. How can social innovators adopt such practices to fit the  demands  of  the  population  in  a  sustainable  manner,  supported  by  corporations  and  the  regulating  agencies?

Desired Outcome

Sandbox  for  Universal  Design

Water Efficiency: Examining cross-industry solutions to the world’s water issue
Robert Grey
BLH Aqua Technology Inc

Climate change, an ever-increasing population, soil and land contamination, loss of resources, and more factors are putting additional strain on the world’s most valuable commodity: water. As with many instances of resource scarcity, this is also leading to growing disparity between those with and those without. In this lab, participants should work together to identify novel partnerships or technologies which can benefit two or more industries to use water more effectively and sustainably while meeting one or more of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Desired Outcome

Gather a group of strategic partners from governments, industry players and startups, and NGOs to bring a cross-industry solution to the growing need for sustainable water usage.

Empowering ourselves to be blind to the labels of society by challenging assumptions and attitudes.
Sara Minkara
Empowerment Through Integration (ETI)

We live in a world where we automatically place labels and preconceived notions onto others, and this affects our ability to truly work together toward reaching our common goals. ETI currently has integration programs to help organizations move through these issues. We challenge you to help us develop a more robust and effective experience, and implement this programming throughout Southeast Asia.

Desired Outcome

Gather a group of strategic partners from governments, corporations, educational institutions and nonprofits to strengthen our integration program, and to identify where we can provide these transformative experiences throughout Southeast Asia.

Why the Circular Economy Matters
Adrienna Zsakay
Keep Asia Beautiful

Sustainability has become a hot topic but the road seems paved with potholes. The Circular Economy provides clarity and roadmaps towards a more sustainable future. So what does the Circular Economy mean? Why does it matter? How do I participate? Who benefits?

Desired Outcome

To gather a group of strategic partners to champion the Circular Economy. However participants should also include entrepreneurs, young people interested in the broader aspects of what their future may look like.

Impact Marketplace: Impact Solutions for High Impact Projects
Romie Ayu Mohd Yusoff
Impact4Humanity

Finding a sustainable solution through technology that complements the need of Corporate Sustainability Requirements for CSR and Corporate Innovation initiative to serve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) areas.

Desired Outcome

Onboarding of Corporate Partners as potential investors or buyers of impact solutions and Solution Providers as sellers or developers of impact solutions on the Impact Marketplace

Youth led Social Innovation to accelerate the implementation of SDG Agenda
Savinda Ranathunga
UNDP Asia-Pacific

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development recognizes the important role of youth in achieving the the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and calls for action against the challenges faced by young people that limits their economic, social and political inclusion. Today, young people are more connected, more creative, more informed and more persuasive than any previous generation. But at the same time, approximately 300 million young people are either unemployed or underemployed. In other words, nearly half of the 700 million young people in the region face economic insecurity. In addition, many young people are left out of decision-making process, which is contributes to their marginalization and exclusion.

Desired Outcome

The lab session is expected to: Raise the awareness of eco-system partners about the context of youth in the region, and their role in social innovation space to accelerate the SDG agenda Present the UNDP approach (Youth Co:Lab) and what role it can play to address these challenges Discuss about future steps in the youth led social innovation phase and the role of eco-system players in it Receive feedback for future programming activities under the Youth Co:Lab project

Battling Poverty & Unemployment By Amplifying Inclusive Growth Through MyKuya
Shahab Shabibi
Machine Ventures

With MyKuya, we are trying to provide 1 million job opportunities in the Philippines, empower women, and create an inclusive value chain in the Philippines’ economy by providing on-demand services to assist customers that have simple yet time consuming errands.

Desired Outcome

To attract and gather support of aspiring technopreneurs, non-technopreneurs, various industry players and individuals to optimize their business models by incorporating inclusive growth as one of the main objectives in order to alienate poverty and solutionise unemployment and underemployment in their local sectors.

ASEAN 10x10 Challenge
Nadira Mohd Yusoff
ASEAN Women Entrepreneur Network (AWEN)

The goal of this lab is to kick-off a special edition of the ASEAN 10x10 Challenge in this 2 hour session. The first batch of SMEs will churn out real problems faced by SMEs in the form of business growth, resources, talent, scalability, sustainability, etc. These will be posted as Challenges for a later matching with the community of entrepreneurs, startups or organizations that are able to provide the right kind of solutions to the challenges.

Desired Outcome

1.      Listing of SMEs by country and industry
2.      Listing of SMEs Problem Statements
3.      Analysis and evaluation of market trend and needs for the SMEs
4.      Creation of program/challenge awareness

2017 GEC LABS

GEC Labs are at the core of GECommunity Summit 2017 where a selected group of industry and corporate players, ecosystem influencers, policy makers and entrepreneurs from around the world will be invited to join in-depth discussions on key topics for fifteen (15) focus areas.

Porous Solutions for a Breathable City
Kotchakorn Voraakhom
Porous City Network

The Bangkok metropolitan region faces great climate resilience issues. The problem is slow and silent. Bangkok is sinking and could be under water in less than 20 years. Bangkok provides case studies for Southeast Asia and global cities dealing with adverse effects of climate change, particularly related to water issues. Many cities need to be better equipped to handle climate issues, and for residents to learn about the impact of climate change on their lives and development.

Desired Outcome

Porous City Network aims to help relevant stakeholders to design and implement projects that transform underused surface to the permeable public green space and advocate maintaining threaten landscape structure like wetlands and canals. The interventions reflect various climate challenges in vulnerable sites across the city.

Designing Smarter Cities in Malaysia
Muhammad Hasif Hasan
MIGHT

We are looking to help accelerate the development of smart cities with our three goals: to help you network, expand, and accelerate. In this intensive 10-week program, you will receive high-velocity training and relevant mentoring from the best minds around the world to help prepare to scale your company.

Desired Outcome

We will be accepting 10 companies into our global accelerator, to receive mentoring and market development assistance. The 10 companies will be selected by respective cities i.e. Melaka, Cyberjaya and Iskandar Malaysia for direct deployment of solution.

Staying Safe in a Smart World
Rofina Yasmin Othman
USTART GLOBAL

With  increasing  urbanisation,  depleting  resources  and  greater  burden  to  cities,  it  is vital for cities to become smarter in measuring and managing its resources to  maintain   a   high   quality   of   life   for   its   inhabitants.   Such   smart   cities   use  interconnected devices to achieve that goal.  While the benefits of these smart   technologies are  undeniable, many of these innovations are deployed without  robust  testing  and  cybersecurity  is  often  neglected. How can Malaysia protect  its smart cities from being exploited?

Desired Outcome

Technology  &  the  Framework  for  ensuring  security  while  not  affecting  smart  city  initiatives

The Artnergy Project: Where Art Meets Renewable Energy
Nik Nurul Husna Nik Tajuddin
Artnergy Sdn. Bhd.

It is estimated that the demand for energy will be higher than the energy supply itself that energy price will begin to soar if energy model management is not upgraded. This means, in future, citizens will have to pay more for electricity and warm water. Our goal is to accelerate the transition to post-carbon economies by providing models of renewable energy infrastructure that add value to public space, inspire, and educate—while providing equitable power to thousands of homes around the world.

Desired Outcome

·  Artnergy to be known among the industry players as a company who is serious in renewable technology innovations. ·  Gather a group of strategic partners from governments, industry players and startups to launch the first pilot project on purposed art for renewable energy in Cyberjaya.

What Does It Take To Build the Cities of Tomorrow?
Arvind Patmarajah
Rainmaking Innovation

There have been many conversations around building smarter, sustainable cities today. We think that the conversations surrounding Smart Cities should go beyond the short-term and sporadic conferences and expos, and there should instead be a more pervasive and constant engagement between ecosystem stakeholders. Rainmaking UrbanTech is a platform where ecosystem players – both from public and private sector – can engage with each other in a variety of modalities; early-stage and vertical-focused accelerator, scaleup market-access commercial program, P2P industry networking, keynote sessions, commercially-focused pilots and PoCs of new technologies and business models, academia collaboration, technical working groups, networking events, and public engagement.

Desired Outcome

Our participation for this lab is to announce the launch of the Rainmaking UrbanTech program. We intend to showcase the thinking behind our program, garner greater interest in real implementation of Smart Cities elements, and gain new strategic partners to participate. As we believe that there needs to be a balanced approach of building smart cities, the partnerships that we are looking for will be from the following parties:

1) Corporates & Industry players
2) Governments & Agencies
3) Startups & Entrepreneurs

Digital Nomads and their impact on rejuvenating a City Center into a Smart City.
Mohamed Reezan Mohd Fadzil
Remote Year LLC (Remote Year Malaysia Sdn Bhd)

With the aim to encourage greater rejuvenation and enhance social impact within the City Center through Digital Nomad contributions, the lab will create a means to measure and track a digital nomad's "City Footprints" as accurately as possible and correlate their "City Footprints" to any changes/rejuvenation that has occured within the City Center and map out any trends/patterns that emerge.

Desired Outcome

We believe that capitalizing this segment of the travel industry as a way to help rejuvenate and revitalize both the tourism and cultural sectors of a city is something that will be inevitable in the near future. We wish to encourage greater positive impact (socially, economically and even technologically) that results from a higher inclusion of digital nomads inbound or residing in our city center. The resultant creation of a globally infused community that encourages more locals and foreigners to congregate and gather in our city center will result in greater vitality and vibrancy returning into our city center.

Technology Innovation for Smart Cities
Technology Innovation Lab
United Nations

Technology innovation helps to deliver intelligent and people-centric public services with smart transportation, environmental conservation and digital administrative services. UNTIL (United Nations Technology Innovation Lab) will provide the propulsion for the development of an industry ecosystem for innovations in Smart City technologies, and
help promote global standardisation. UNTIL is committed to collaborate with other
stakeholders and partners to accelerate the rollout of more intelligent and sustainable
solutions globally.

Desired Outcome

Collect ideas to Innovate and for the implementation of smart city solutions to improve lives and sustainability.
Exchange the knowledge, global experience to reduce the cost and risks of smart city transformation. 
Identify collaborative innovation, proof-of-concept and R&D activities to improve reusability of smart city solutions and cost of scale.
Brainstorm ideas, business proposals, technology experiences and frameworks for interoperable smart city ecosystems

2017 GEC LABS

GEC Labs are at the core of GECommunity Summit 2017 where a selected group of industry and corporate players, ecosystem influencers, policy makers and entrepreneurs from around the world will be invited to join in-depth discussions on key topics for fifteen (15) focus areas.

SportConnect: an augmented reality arena
Rofina Yasmin Othman
USTART GLOBAL

Improvement of  technology  and  smart  devices  is  posting a  threat  to  the  young  generation  due  to  lack  of  real  life  social  communication  with  each  other  and also  exercise.  The  goal  is  to  encourage  the younger generation  to  go  out  for sport/physical  activities   using   Augmented   Reality  (AR)  by   transforming   an empty  space  to  a  field  surrounded  by  different  environments and  let  the players experience  the  cheers from around  the world.

Desired Outcome

The  development  of  a lamp post type AR that can  transform  the  space  to  different  sports environment  with  different  surroundings.  This  will  be  the  new  generation of AR  type  sports  to  attract  the young  generation  to  involve  themselves  in sport activities.

Preserving Historical Cultures with Virtual Reality
Daniel Sproll
realities.io

The local cultures and legendary stories of the world’s most remote regions are under threat by changing times. How can we use state-of-the-art technology to preserve these locations and tell the world their tales?

Desired Outcome

To connect with tourism boards, travel operators and governments to discover unknown locations in Southeast Asia that would be enriching to preserve and share.

BIOTECH
Biology and technology are complimenting the rapid progressing needs of advancing medical and neurological needs.
VALUE PROPOSITION
This cluster will aim to replicate successful biotech conferences through the provision of world-class content and speakers and also drive discussions on potential initiatives that can be implemented to further drive the economy through the biotech sector. The conference also provides a premier interdisciplinary platform for researchers, practitioners and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns as well as practical challenges encountered and solutions adopted in the field of Biotechnology.
EDUCATION
edtech is defined as the study of facilitating learning and performance by creating and incorporating technological processes and resources.
VALUE PROPOSITION
Initiatives driving the future of education through cooperation between the major players in the sector and also startups and implementation of technology in the education sector will be discussed as we aim to improve the education sector on a whole indirectly promoting economic growth simultaneously. With 2017 fast approaching, technology analysts have been busy prognosticating the top technology trends to be tested in classrooms today in order to promote Edtech as one of the future economy drivers.
FINANCE
technology is revolutionising the financial industry.
VALUE PROPOSITION
With recent progress in the Fintech space, this cluster will be among the most popular during the conference where initiatives on how we can further expand and grow this space together as one combining corporations and startups that are in this space. This will in turn help to address the growing complexity of global financial markets. Global fintech leaders will also be sharing their insights on how more disruptive technology is needed in the fintech sector to ensure it’s continuous growth.
CREATIVE
creativity begins with a purpose to express a distinct idea or emotion, it is through forming intent that we establish the constraints under which creativity thrives.
VALUE PROPOSITION
We live in a multi-media world where people want fast information and fast response rates. The creative cluster will be showcasing the industries most creative talents and vibrant personalities. Creative industries ultimately contributes to the wealth, trade and help countries establish a stronger national identity.
HEALTH
artificial intelligence will redefine healthcare completely - and for the better.
VALUE PROPOSITION
The healthcare cluster will focus on recent developments on the implementation of technology and continuous innovation in the healthcare sector. Initiatives that could further drive growth in the sector will be discussed with focus on partnering startups with big players in the sector itself.
SOCIAL INNOVATION
social innovation refers to concepts, ideas and strategies that are used to create social improvement through innovative approaches.
VALUE PROPOSITION
The Social Innovation cluster focuses on Social Initiatives from a wide range of stakeholder groups. Gathering public, intergovernmental, corporate, startups as well as community leaders with a shared vision based on a sustainable and people-oriented future.
SUPPLY CHAIN
advancement in technologies optimise supply chains and has made faster implementation a reality.
VALUE PROPOSITION
This cluster will focus on initiatives to drive the logistics and supply side sector forward. These include general features of the framework including its scope, operational requirements, provisions and also governance of the initiatives. Supply chains will need to lead the way with sustainable, market-enabling strategies to capitalise on these new opportunities.
LIFESTYLE
lifestyle today is enhanced and simplified through employing innovative technologies.
VALUE PROPOSITION
The lifestyle cluster has an increasingly important role to play as the demand for amenities grow, more people are committed to living healthier lives. The Lifestyle cluster is crucial for the physical and emotional wellbeing of our society. We also aim to create an understanding that many effective lifestyle-based interventions come at minimal monetary cost, and can help address the enormous disparities currently existent in lifestyle promotion.
SMART CITIES
a drastic progress in innovative green solutions and smart cities where energy efficiency and better mobility have become must - have's.
a drastic progress in innovative green solutions and smart cities where energy efficiency and better mobility have become must - have's.
VALUE PROPOSITION
The smart cities cluster encompasses a more interactive, safer and eco - friendly environment. This segment address topics on relevant innovative solutions to achieve cleaner urban environment, energy efficiency and better mobility. The current major energy trends will solely continue to remake the world’s energy generation, consumption, efficiency and carbon emissions and we aim to integrate this into the smart cities cluster.
SMART CITIES
a drastic progress in innovative green solutions and smart cities where energy efficiency and better mobility have become must - have's.
VALUE PROPOSITION
The smart cities cluster encompasses a more interactive, safer and eco - friendly environment. This segment address topics on relevant innovative solutions to achieve cleaner urban environment, energy efficiency and better mobility. The current major energy trends will solely continue to remake the world’s energy generation, consumption, efficiency and carbon emissions and we aim to integrate this into the smart cities cluster.
SMART CITIES
a drastic progress in innovative green solutions and smart cities where energy efficiency and better mobility have become must - have's.
VALUE PROPOSITION
The smart cities cluster encompasses a more interactive, safer and eco - friendly environment. This segment address topics on relevant innovative solutions to achieve cleaner urban environment, energy efficiency and better mobility. The current major energy trends will solely continue to remake the world’s energy generation, consumption, efficiency and carbon emissions and we aim to integrate this into the smart cities cluster.
SMART CITIES
a drastic progress in innovative green solutions and smart cities where energy efficiency and better mobility have become must - have's.
VALUE PROPOSITION
The smart cities cluster encompasses a more interactive, safer and eco - friendly environment. This segment address topics on relevant innovative solutions to achieve cleaner urban environment, energy efficiency and better mobility. The current major energy trends will solely continue to remake the world’s energy generation, consumption, efficiency and carbon emissions and we aim to integrate this into the smart cities cluster.
SMART CITIES
a drastic progress in innovative green solutions and smart cities where energy efficiency and better mobility have become must - have's.
VALUE PROPOSITION
The smart cities cluster encompasses a more interactive, safer and eco - friendly environment. This segment address topics on relevant innovative solutions to achieve cleaner urban environment, energy efficiency and better mobility. The current major energy trends will solely continue to remake the world’s energy generation, consumption, efficiency and carbon emissions and we aim to integrate this into the smart cities cluster.
SMART CITIES
a drastic progress in innovative green solutions and smart cities where energy efficiency and better mobility have become must - have's.
VALUE PROPOSITION
The smart cities cluster encompasses a more interactive, safer and eco - friendly environment. This segment address topics on relevant innovative solutions to achieve cleaner urban environment, energy efficiency and better mobility. The current major energy trends will solely continue to remake the world’s energy generation, consumption, efficiency and carbon emissions and we aim to integrate this into the smart cities cluster.
SMART CITIES
a drastic progress in innovative green solutions and smart cities where energy efficiency and better mobility have become must - have's.
VALUE PROPOSITION
The smart cities cluster encompasses a more interactive, safer and eco - friendly environment. This segment address topics on relevant innovative solutions to achieve cleaner urban environment, energy efficiency and better mobility. The current major energy trends will solely continue to remake the world’s energy generation, consumption, efficiency and carbon emissions and we aim to integrate this into the smart cities cluster.