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  • The Centre of Expertise on Trade,
    Investment and Public Policy

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    Technology and global trade – Asia’s sprint ahead

    The economic rise of Asia has been supported through new technologies which help to connect and strengthen cross-border links. Technology-savvy populations, high connectivity between business centres in the region, and to some extent, fewer regulations than in many western countries have reinforced these developments. The Internet of Things and FinTech have changed the way trade is done. Will Asia be the driver of a new, technology-driven trade regime?

    This roundtable discussion, held in partnership with Telstra, invites experts to discuss how technologies will further influence trade, trends in and out of Asia as well as success stories from Asia, especially Singapore.

    Telstra recently published a report, Disrupted or Disrupting? Fast track your future, which focuses on the extent digital disruption is impacting key global and vertical market sectors and how firms are executing on digital transformation strategies.

    Agenda:

    08.00-08.30 Registration and networking
    08.30-08.35 Welcome remarks, Michael Lawrence, Chief Executive, Asia House
    08.35-08.45 Opening remarks: Technologies. The Growth Game-Changer of Trade, Mark Purdy, Managing Director and Chief Economist, Accenture Institute for High Performance
    08.45-09.30 Panel discussion with
    Tom Homer, Head of EMEA, Telstra
    Mark Purdy, Managing Director and Chief Economist, Accenture Institute for High Performance
    Andrea Alexa Seow, Centre Director, Singapore Economic Development Board
    09.30-10.00 Coffee and networking

    Speakers:

    Tom Homer, Head of EMEA, Telstra @Telstra_EntGovt

    Tom Homer, Head of EMEA, Telstra

    Tom Homer is a responsible for developing and executing Telstra EMEA’s overall business strategy, including driving innovation and customer advocacy.

    Tom’s career spans 20 years IT and telecommunications, including 10 years managing relationships with multinational enterprises at AT&T and a range of senior roles at C&W and Reliance. Tom joined Telstra in 2011.

     

    Mark Purdy, Managing Director and Chief Economist, Accenture Institute for High Performance @AccentureTech

    Mark Purdy, Managing Director and Chief Economist at the Accenture Institute for High Performance Mark Purdy examines issues at the intersection of macroeconomics and business, such as globalisation, international competitiveness, economic growth, and jobs. Recent projects have focused on Chinese productivity, emerging-market geographic strategy, inclusive economic growth, and the economic impact of new technologies such as the Internet of Things. He is one of the co-authors of Accenture’s recent study on the internet of things, The Growth Game Changer, launched at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in January 2015. He is a member of the European Government-Business Relations Council.

     

    Andrea Alexa Seow, Centre Director, Singapore Economic Development Board

    andrea-seow-business-card-photo-croppedAndrea Seow is based in London and oversees EDB’s relationships with companies from the United Kingdom, France and Russia, with a focus on companies in the Industrials, Engineering Services and Infocomms & Media sectors. Prior to this role, Andrea was in EDB’s Cleantech division where she was involved in shaping national Cleantech and Sustainability industry development initiatives. 

     

     

    To register for this event, please contact Conor Paterson in the Business & Policy Team at conor.paterson@asiahouse.co.uk or call 0207 307 5439.

     

    This event is organised in partnership with:

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    • Event Details
    • Date
      5 October 2016
    • Start Time
      08:00
    • End Time
      10:00
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    • Location