Singapore , Singapore

About EmTechAsia

EmTechAsia: where technology, business, and culture converge. It’s the showcase for emerging technologies with the greatest potential to change our lives

EmTech Asia is not an average tech conference. It is a curation of the world’s leading tech executives, scientists and investors. The brightest minds in robotics, artificial intelligence, biomedicine, blockchain, virtual and augmented reality, computing, energy, sustainability (and much more) will come from all over the world to share breakthrough research and discoveries with the best from academia, industry and finance.


1000 Participants - You’ll get to meet pretty much everyone

40 World Class Speakers

10 Innovators Under 35

55% Senior Management

40 Exhibitors - Only 40 deep tech companies will get a spot in the boutique exhibition

50+ International Media

200,000+ Interactions on Social Media

6 Years of EmTech Asia

Reasons to Attend

1) Get ideas and learn about the emerging technologies with the greatest potential for impact.
2) Stay up-to-date on the latest technologies from a wide range of fields – from robotics, artificial intelligence, biomedicine, blockchain, virtual and augmented reality, computing, energy, sustainability, and much more!
3) Connect and collaborate with colleagues from around the world at world-class networking events – your next investment round, industry collaboration or career opportunity could come from EmTech!
4) Explore the boutique exhibit area that focus on new, emerging technologies. See, feel and touch the emerging technologies that will change the world.
5) Be inspired by outstanding, innovative, world-class speakers – including a visionary who is leading an island state’s transition to clean energy, a global leader in self-driving cars, and one of the world's best known neuroscientists.
6) Engage in stimulating conversations with a diverse audience of government innovators, academics, business leaders and investors – think about different problems than the ones you usually face at work, and get a new perspective from across disciplines, to shake up your thinking and innovate!
7) Make the most of your time with the EmTech Asia networking app - Serendipity helps but scheduling meetings ahead of the event tops it!
8) Do not miss the chance to ask questions to speakers during the many panels, fireside chats and Q&A sessions – discover insights on the next wave of ground-breaking innovation from those leading it.
9) What's next for your career? Advance it by making the most of the many networking sessions. Don't forget to bring a thick stack of business cards!
10) Get everything you need to be in the know about emerging technologies and innovation – all at one time, all in one place.


Poppy Crum
Chief Scientist Dolby Laboratories
Raquel Urtasun
Chief Scientist Uber Advanced Technologies Group
Jonah Myerberg
Cofounder and CTO Desktop Metal
Kimberly Powell
Vice President of Healthcare Healthcare NVIDIA
Henk Rogers
Founder and Chairman, Blue Planet Foundation Managing Director The Tetris Company
Hyunjun Park
Cofounder and CEO Catalog
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Mike North
Host Discovery Channel
Norberto Andrade
Privacy and Public Policy Manager Facebook
Chris Mowry
CEO General Fusion
Patrick Murck
Fellow, Berkman Center, Harvard University & Cofounder Bitcoin Foundation
Roland Chin
President and Vice-Chancellor Hong Kong Baptist University
Andrew Hessel
CEO Humane Genomics
Junya Yamamoto
Cofounder and CEO Infinity Blockchain Labs
Virginia Cha
Adjunct Professor of Technology Entrepreneurship INSEAD
Derya Baran
Founder Iyris
Charles L. Cooney*
Elizabeth Bramson-Boudreau
CEO and Publisher MIT Technology Review
Will Knight
Senior Editor for AI MIT Technology Review
Claire Beatty
Editorial Director MIT Technology Review
Brian Kennedy
Distinguished Professor of Biochemistry and Physiology National University of Singapore
Benjamin Tee
President’s Assistant Professor National University of Singapore
Pierre Brunswick
CEO NeuroMem Technologies
Marius Swoboda
Head of Physical, Computational and Design Sciences Rolls Royce
Aubrey De Grey
Chief Science Officer SENS Foundation
Steve Leonard
Founding CEO Sginnovate
Juan L. Aparicio Ojea
Head of Research Group - Advanced Manufacturing Automation Siemens
Annie Koh*
Vice President, Office Singapore Management University
CJ Meadows
Director SP Jain School of Global Management
Tariq Khokar
Managing Director and Senior Data Scientist The Rockefeller Foundation
John McGeehan
Director, Institute of Biological and Biomedical Sciences University of Portsmouth
Professor Hao Li, Ph.D.
Director of the Vision and Graphics Lab Pinscreen
Salah Sukkarieh
Professor of Robotics and Intelligent Systems University of Sydney
Paul Santos*
Managing Partner Wavemaker Partners
Cody Friesen
Founder and CEO Zero Mass Water

EmTechAsia Interviews

Professor Hao Li, Ph.D.
Could you tell us what you will talk about at the event?
The age of immersive technologies has created a growing need for processing detailed visual representations of ourselves as virtual and augmented reality is growing into the next generation platform for online communication. A natural simulation of our presence in such virtual world is unthinkable without a photorealistic 3D digitization of ourselves. In visual effects and gaming, compelling CG characters can already be produced using state-of-the-art 3D capture technologies combined with the latest real-time rendering engines. However, the creation of high-quality digital assets are still bounded by expensive and time-consuming production pipelines, and creating photorealistic results still requires authoring tasks that can only be achieved by skilled digital artists. We propose a deep learning approach to this high-dimensional reconstruction and rendering problem by introducing new convolutional neural networks and architectures, that can process 3D data, and synthesize images from 3D input with intuitive user controls. I will showcase our latest research in photorealistic 3D face digitization, expression generation, as well as hair modeling and rendering. This presentation will open up the question in whether a deep learning-based synthesis approach could potentially displace conventional graphics rendering pipelines, as well as promote awareness of modern technology’s capability to manipulate videos, at a time in which social media is susceptible to the spread of doctored videos and fake news.



Jan 22, 2019, 9:00 AM , SGT (UTC +8)
Jan 23, 2019, 6:00 PM , SGT (UTC +8)
Marina Bay Sands Expo & Convention Centre, Level 3, Heliconia and Cassia Ballrooms
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