Event report

An Exciting 3rd Edition at Asia Startup Summit 2021

Presented by The French Chamber of Singapore in partnership with Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB), Team France Export, bpifrance and La French Tech, the Asia Startup Summit 2021 invited 50 participants on site at Sheraton Towers Singapore and almost 100 online participants. 

The event commenced with an online conference on data and security and digital transformation. Key takeaways include the importance of understanding the landscape of your data, automatic classification, fraud detection by A.I, and how security is actually a culture of educating staff on access rights, authentication and software design.

 

Summit Highlights:

"Human connection is still paramount in an age of digital transformation. It's not always about the tools - it's about people and teamwork. It will involve many people to work towards any solution."

"Upskilling is important. Tap into the resources of other startups. Collaborate. Don't focus on the pure technology of the solution."

"D.I.I.C.E.E - Determination, a trait more apparent in the marketplace shared by the common experience of COVID; Insight, Integrity, Curiosity to seek new knowledge and also fundamentals; Engagement, to have a knack for using EQ and to connect vision with people; and lastly, Empathy which is to step back, get perspective and see how they match your value." - Charles Ferguson

Following the conference, the delegates began two and a half hours of B2B meetings which were also conducted in a hybrid format.

Thank you to our speakers in the following order:

Opening Remarks

  • HE Marc Abensour, Ambassador of France to Singapore

  • Pascal Lambert, President of the French Chamber in Singapore

  • Herman Loh, Vice President & Head, Regional Partnerships; Vice President, Conglomerates at EDB

 

Introduction Remarks : The role of ventures in driving decarbonization

  • Quentin Vaquette, Managing Director at Engie Factory

 

First Round Table: Data & Security

  • Edwin Chan, Head of Product Management, Transaction Banking APAC at BNP Pariba

  • Bertrand Billon, Founder of ILEX

  • Eléonore Ferreyrol-Alesi, Head of Client Solutions, Dathena

Moderated by Kevin Gallerin, Managing Director APAC, Yes We Hack

 

Second Round Table: Digitalization & Process Optimization

  • Benoit Cosserat, Head of Innovaton & Digital Projects – Asia, CMA CGM

  • Florian Dumas, Executive Director, U-REG

  • Alain Dupuis, VP Industrial Development, UnaBiz

Moderated by Fabien Tertois, Head of Innovation, Bolloré Logistics

 

Closing Remarks

Charles H. Ferguson, General Manager, Asia Pacific, Globalization Partners

 

Last but not least, our gratitude to our kind sponsors BNP ParibasBolloré LogisticsCMA CGMENGIE Factory Asia-Pacific and Globalization Partners.

 

Thank you to all our participating companies for your support and we wish you continued success!

 

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