Inaugural ATxSG show to feature Estonian president, Microsoft president among 350 speakers

July 6th, 2021 | by Techgoondu
Inaugural ATxSG show to feature Estonian president, Microsoft president among 350 speakers

The inaugural Asia Tech x SG (ATxSG) series of infocomm technology events running virtually from July 13 to 16 will have Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid, Microsoft president Brad Smith and Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin in a stellar lineup of top government and private sector speakers.

Previously known as ConnecTechAsia, the event will incorporate a number of other shows, including evergreens like CommunicAsia, BroadcastAsia, SatelliteAsia and others that have been running yearly in Singapore for more than two decades.

These exhibitions will continue to run virtually this time, as they did last year for the first time, following the disruption caused by the global pandemic.

However, at ATxSG this year, the headlines will be dominated by an A-list of speakers unveiled today, which include Airlangga Hartarto, Indonesia’s Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs, Indonesia.

Also headlining the event from some of the largest technology firms are Ming Maa, Grab’s group president; Scott Beaumont, Google’s president for Asia Pacific and Maya Hari, Twitter’s vice president for global strategy and operations.

These top-level government officials and private sector executives are expected to exchange views on the trends, challenges and opportunities in the sector, , according to Informa, the event organiser.

Opening the event, Singapore Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat will address how governance, trust, and technology can come together to solve global challenges while promoting innovation, diversity, and inclusion.

The show is supported by the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA). It will also incorporate another event that was run separately in the past – Innovfest, which is organised by NUS Enterprise and focuses on emerging technologies and startups.

Techgoondu is a supporting media partner of ATxSG 2021. Register for the event here.

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