Empircon 2018 launched at SWITCH and focused on deep-tech solutions for sustainability. It was a impact-driven day full of panels, which brought together the best minds in sustainability, deep-tech and innovation to explore how experiencing the challenges together, starting conversations, and building a strong and vested community can drive change for a better future.

Can blockchain technology and artificial intelligence help achieve our sustainability goals? Are current measures enough or can we be putting our existing technology to better use? Who should be responsible for the planet? What sort of world are we living in, and what legacy do we wish to leave behind? These were some of the questions and themes addressed by panelists and speakers from all across Asia and featured individuals from Australia, USA and Europe.

Empircon 2018 was a chance to experience the challenges of today, hear the solutions of tomorrow, and be empowered to make decisive action.

who we heard from

2018 Speakers

Dr. Ben Goertzel

CEO of SingularityNET

Dr. Yeoh Lean Weng

Director for Urban Solutions
and Sustainability,
National Research Foundation

Eugene Seah

Senior Director, Special Projects
for Surbana Jurong

Stefanie Beitien

Director, Partnerships
for Eco-Business

Prof Jeff Obbard

Director for Environment, Sustainability and Climate Change of Tembusu Asia Consulting & Visiting Professor from Cranfield University, UK

Maggie Lee

Team Manager – Market Transformation of World Wildlife Fund, Singapore

Cherine Fok

Director, Sustainability Services, KPMG

Carrie Liauw

Founder & Director of Tabula Rasa

Jaron Lukasiewicz

Founder & CEO of Influential Capital

Marc Seitz

Co-Founder & CTO
of Hackerbay

Sam Kernaghan

Associate Director, Asia-Pacific
of 100 Resilient Cities

Scott Jones

Managing Director of
Six Kin Development

Joelle Chen

Regional Head, Asia Pacific
of World Green Building Council

Neo Kah Yean

Senior Vice President, Commercial Division, Biomedical Sciences at A*STAR ETPL

Jonathan Hung

President of Singapore Space and Technology Association

Penny Wong

Co-Founder & Director, Product and Partnerships at Radmis

Daryl Arnold

Founder of Ocean Protocol

Reez Nordin

Venture Partner of
Monk’s Hill Ventures

Ashok Venkateswaran

Sales Director & Product Developer of Bluzelle

Kent Zaitlik

Founder & CEO of

Martin Lim

Co-Founder & COO of

Nicolas Paris

Head of Data at

Bernise Ang

Co-Founder & Methodology Lead of Zeroth Labs

Susanna Hasenoehrl

Global Partnership Director of

Alex Friedberg

Co-Founder & COO of
Block by Block Capital

Willy Wong

Co-Founder of

Chris Jensen

Co-Founder, Climate Conversations Senior Developer
at Raisely.com

Jonathan Edwards  

Regional Head of Data, Analytics and Operations at iProspect

Yen Sen Chan

EHS&S Consultant of

Sylvie Louisfert

Co-Founder & President of
Women in Energy, Asia

Nicolas Payen

Co-Founder & CEO of
Positive Energy Ltd.

Wynn Wijaya

CEO of
Weston Energy

Jacquelyn Cheok

Tech & Startups Correspondent
of The Business Times

Richard Jones

Senior Vice President – Sales, APAC at AntWorks

Agnès Hugot

Co-Founder of
Fast Track Trade

About the Organiser

About the organiser

Tabula Rasa

Tabula Rasa is a Singapore based events curation company founded on the spirit of generating experiences.

Latin for blank slate, Tabula Rasa is a philosophical theory stating that all humans are born without perceptions and expectations. Throughout life, we find meaning by experiencing and learning. Through curating knowledge-based and industry driven conferences, and designing campaigns and festivals with a good cause, Tabula Rasa shares experiences and builds communities.

Empiricon is a step further in this pursuit of knowledge and meaningful experiences.

Talk to us at empiricon@tabularasa.com.sg