Modern manufacturing: Driving efficiency, effectiveness, and safety

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Thursday, May 11th, 18:00 SGT

Manufacturing leaders in Singapore are invited to join this roundtable dinner on ‘Modern manufacturing: Driving efficiency, effectiveness, and safety’.

An expert moderator will guide the knowledge-sharing event, stimulating discussion between participants in a closed, confidential environment. Attendance is by invitation only and complimentary.

Modern manufacturing: Driving efficiency, effectiveness, and safety

Today’s business is increasingly driven by data, especially in the realm of manufacturing. Fast-paced, increasingly complex, and requiring the utmost precision—the potential for error and waste is high. With that said, continued reliance on humans to monitor, maintain, and troubleshoot systems throughout the manufacturing process is becoming decreasingly viable.

The continued development of AI has allowed companies to let technology see, hear, and feel in their factories. Next-level automation is enabling organisations to detect problems, reduce the cost of flaws, and decrease waste. Furthermore, modern platforms housing these modern tools can take results to the next level, leading to far superior detection and resolution times. But as time passes, this adoption of modern technology becomes more and more of a necessity rather than a luxury.

  • What challenges do companies face in modernising their infrastructure and their manufacturing processes?
  • How can companies shift their manufacturing to become less reliant on humans and more driven by technology?
  • How is AI shaping the manufacturing industry? What trends and technologies are defining the future?
  • What are the Strategies and Solution use cases that mitigate the Data infrastructure challenges in your AI / ML journey?

Artemis Grill & Sky Bar SingaporeArtemis Grill & Sky Lounge

138 Market St, #40-01 CapitaGreen, Singapore 048946 | Google Maps

The Ortus Club hosts knowledge-sharing discussions in the best private dining rooms in the world. These venues provide an elegant high-end atmosphere and impeccable table service.

Attended by:

VP of Engineering & Regional Head of SEA at Qualcomm
CTO, Hyperledger Fabric Blockchain at Zuellig Pharma Corporation
CEO, APAC at Siemens
APAC CISO & CPO, General Manager IT at Panasonic APAC
Regional Head of Innovation and Process Consulting, APAC IT at Siemens Healthineers
Head of R&D Department at Evonik
Head of Digital Solutions at Evonik
Head of Enterprise, Singapore, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, Singtel group at Ericsson
Head, Advanced Innovation Centre & Government Affairs, Global Operations at Flex
Global Director of EUV Engineering & Manufacturing Technology at HOYA Electronics
Senior Director, Manufacturing Science and Technology at GSK
Director of Customer and Technical Services APAC at Abbott Laboratories
IT Director, SK-II Data & Digital Products at Procter & Gamble

For insight on this event, photos and guest interactions, see our post on LinkedIn.

6:00 PM: Arrival of guests
6:30 PM: Welcome by The Ortus Club
6:35 PM: Short address & presentation by Hitachi Vantara
6:55 PM: Discussion instigated by the moderator and continued by the group over dinner
8:45 PM: Discussion brought to a close and guests are encouraged to continue networking
9:00 PM: End of event


Chief Data Officer & Digital Innovation Technology Leader | PwC Singapore

Ram is an experienced data scientist with expertise in data analytics, statistical modeling, and machine learning. He helps organisations identify new opportunities and revenue streams by embracing disruptive technologies such as Metaverse, Blockchain, IoT, and Robotic Process Automation. He has built market-leading analytics capabilities and delivered AI/Machine Learning-based predictive and prescriptive solutions, as well as NLP-based text analysis. His primary role at PwC is to support the firm’s digital transformation journey.


Vice President & General Manager, ASEAN | Hitachi Vantara

Joe is the Vice President and General Manager, ASEAN at Hitachi Vantara. Based in Singapore, he provides overall leadership and guidance on business direction, including go-to-market strategies for the ASEAN region.

Joe Ong possesses close to three decades of experience in the IT industry, a substantial number of those years in the storage solutions business. In the first 3½ years at Hitachi Data Systems, Joe grew the local business in Singapore by 67%, bringing it from Top 6th player in the storage market to 3rd position. He continued to scale the ASEAN business, becoming the top revenue producer in the Asia-Pacific region by 2016. Having built up a strong selling engine, Joe led the ASEAN team to win the Top Region Award for growing the largest number of new customer accounts in 2019.

Prior to joining Hitachi Data Systems in 2012, he was the Country Manager for Singapore, Brunei at EMC, where he managed the Singapore team (Direct Sales and Channel team) and enabled EMC Singapore to maintain number one market share in Singapore for 4 years, according to IDC.

Joe graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Information Systems and Computer Science from the National University of Singapore. Outside of work, he enjoys a good round of golf. He is also an avid reader, diving into business, economics and strategic management. 


APAC Business Leader, Content & Data Intelligence Solutions | Hitachi Vantara

Suraj is the APAC Business Leader for Content and Data Intelligence Solutions at Hitachi Vantara with a focus on helping customers modernize their Datacenters, Applications and accelerate their overall Digital Transformation. He joined Hitachi Vantara in 2017 and lead a team of Solution Experts and Solution Sales Specialists in APAC region.

Suraj is passionate about technology and obsessed with customer and partner success. Suraj brings 23+ years of rich versatile experience where he held several Technology and Sales leadership roles in APAC region and prior to Hitachi Vantara he worked at Microsoft Corporation for 14 years. Suraj holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering from Osmania University, India.

Hosted by Hitachi Vantara


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Thursday, May 11, 2023 18:00

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