Technology for Change Week Asia
The United Nations (UN) General Assembly recently implored member states to close the digital divide for the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The World Bank estimates that the ranks of those living in extreme poverty are likely to have swollen by 150m due to the covid-19 crisis. There has never been a more urgent need to raise digital and financial inclusion and promote prosperity. To nurture economic growth, the fulfilment of basic social needs such as education, food security and banking is an essential foundation. Technology may be the most important connective tissue that links the financial world’s power and influence to the inclusive aspirations of the SDGs. How do we move from hype to help?
Join us this coming March on International Women’s Day as we focus on the social and governance aspects of ESG to build much-needed momentum around gender equality, economic inclusivity, connectivity gaps, and access to food, education and digital technology. If necessity is the mother of invention, how has covid-19 catalysed change? The second Technology For Change Week Asia will gather leading policymakers, entrepreneurs and managers in major corporations, big tech, finance and NGOs. Together, they will examine how technology-based and data-driven solutions can be applied to long-standing social challenges. They will also focus on issues that resonate strongly across the more than five billion people in Asia: connectivity infrastructure, financial inclusion, education and nutritional security.
- Join policy makers and regulators to discuss how they can foster social innovation. What are the current barriers and how can they be overcome?
- Visit our virtual exhibition, connecting you with the solutions providers your business needs.
- Take your place and network with more than 2,000 policymakers, entrepreneurs, and decision makers from major corporations, big tech, finance, and NGOs.
Who should attend?
- Business leaders and executives (managers, directors, c-suite) from all industries
- High-level government representatives including ministers, policymakers, advisors, senior advisors, senior directors
- Executives from manufacturers and transportation companies, logistics companies, financial services as well as tech and digital companies
- Chief executives, chief administrative officers, chief marketing officers, chief financial officers, chief operating officers
- Government and local authorities and industry associations
- Impact investors and responsible investors
- Academia and think tanks