Mayors Forum
Lee Kuan Yew World City Price
Young Leaders
City Solution Singapore



Session 1: Disruptive Innovations – Bane or Boon for Cities?

Time: 9.00 am - 10.30 am (90min)

Cities around the world are riding the waves of advanced technology to create future-ready urban solutions tailored to their own development needs. Technology-enabled innovations comes with a slew of promises made to a city’s inhabitants – from improving public service delivery to anticipating and solving urban challenges, to building an inclusive and vibrant community. What structures and processes do cities need to readily embrace disruptive innovations?

Viswa Sadasivan
Chief Executive Officer, Strategic Moves

Dr. Vivian Balakrishnan
Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Minister-in-Charge of Smart Nation initiative, Singapore

Harriet Green 
Head of Asia Pacific, IBM

Dr. Katsumi Emura
Executive Vice President, Chief Technology Officer and Member of Board, NEC Corporation

Amit Jain
Head of Asia-Pacific, Uber

Martin Haese
Lord Mayor Adelaide

Didier Holleaux
Executive Vice-President, ENGIE 

Paul Michael Scanlan
Chief Technology Officer, Huawei Carrier Network Business Group 

Session 2: Does Public-Private-People (3P) Collaboration Yield the Best Social Innovations?

Time: 11.00 am – 12.30 pm (90min)

Social innovation is the process of developing and deploying solutions to adress challenging and often systemic social and environmental issues. The rise of social innovation labs in recent years has encouraged new forms of cooperation between the people, public and private sectors. These labs typically focus on small neighbourhoods or precincts and provides ample opportunities for prototyping and testing of ideas to adapt to the needs of the society. How can local governments work with businesses, research institutions and citizens to create a healthy ecosystem that enables innovative solutions to thrive in cities?

Nicholas Fang 
Executive Director, Singapore Institute of International Affairs
Arron Wood
Deputy Lord Mayor, Melbourne
Nasima Razmyar
Deputy Mayor, Helsinki
Dr. Frank Rijsberman
Director General, Global Green Growth Institute
Dr. Goh Eng Lim
Vice President and SGI Chief Technology Officer, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Hany Fam
Executive Vice President, Enterprise Partnerships, Mastercard
David Wallerstein
Chief Exploration Officer, Tencent