17 September 2018
9.30am - 4.30pm
INSEAD Claude & Tuulikki Janssen Auditorium
Our Esteemed Speakers
Our Stellar Speakers for the Inaugural World Restorative Innovation Forum
PROFESSOR VIRGINIA CHA
HONORARY CHAIRWOMAN, RIGHT FOUNDATION
FOUNDING CHAIRWOMAN, WORLD RESTORATIVE INNOVATION FORUM
Virginia is the Chairwoman of Restorative Innovation. She is also an educator, mentor, and angel investor in Singapore’s entrepreneur ecosystem with more than 37 years of professional experiences in technology companies and new ventures. In her multi-faceted industry career which spanned multiple countries, Virginia was the Director of Advanced Technology at a U.S. multinational technology company, the first technology transfer officer (Infocomm) for the Republic of Singapore, co-founder and CEO of multiple venture-funded, hi-tech companies with successful exits on NASDAQ and HKSE, chief representative of private equity fund with holdings in technology ventures and science park property interests, founder and serial entrepreneur in multiple ventures in China and in Singapore.
Virginia is also an author of the book Asia's Entrepreneurs Dilemmas, Risks, and Opportunities (Routledge), and serves on the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on Systems and Platform (2016-2018). Virginia earned her PhD from the National University of Singapore.
Prof Virginia will be delivering the Opening Address and a Keynote of "What is Restorative Innovation and Why it Matters?"
PROFESSOR PHILIP ANDERSON
INSEAD ALUMNI FUND CHAIRED PROFESSOR OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP & ACADEMIC DIRECTOR OF THE RUDOLF AND VALERIE MAAG INSEAD CENTRE FOR ENTREPRENEURSHIP (ICE)
Philip Anderson is the INSEAD Alumni Fund Chaired Professor of Entrepreneurship and Professor of Entrepreneurship at INSEAD. He currently teaches courses in strategy, entrepreneurship, leadership, innovation, and change, and has written over 120 original case studies and teaching notes for these classes. Professor Anderson is also the Academic Director of the Rudolf and Valerie Maag INSEAD Centre for Entrepreneurship.Professor Anderson is the co-author of Managing Strategic Innovation and Change: A Collection of Readings (with Michael Tushman), published by Oxford University Press in 2004 (second edition), and Inside the Kaisha: Demystifying Japanese Business Behavior (with Noboru Yoshimura) published by Harvard Business School Press in 1997. Inside the Kaisha was named the 1997 Booz-Allen & Hamilton/Financial Times Global Business Book of the Year for Industry Analysis/Business Context. In 2010, CMO Asia’s Best B-School Awards named Philip Anderson the 'Best Professor in Entrepreneurship.' He has also consulted and/or conducted customized Executive Education programmes for more than 50 different conglomerates and governmental organizations.
Prof Philip will be delivering a workshop on "How do you spot a Restorative Innovation Opportunity"
LEE KWANG BOON
UNITED NATIONS ASSOCIATION OF SINGAPORE
Lee Kwang Boon is the Deputy President (former Secretary-General) of the United Nations Association of Singapore. He served as an Executive Committee Member of the World Federation of United Nations Associations (WFUNA) in New York from 2008 to 2015. He has 15 years of working experience in investment fund management in public and private equities in several major financial institutions.
Kwang Boon has a long-standing interest in the United Nations and its development, and in encouraging students and youth to become active within their community and aspire to be Global Citizens for the United Nations. He remains a passionate advocate for cultural understanding that crosses national boundaries. He is a dedicated supporter of Bhutan and promotes the informal Singapore-Bhutan Friendship Association. He believes passionately in development paradigms that are grounded in the highest human values, such as well-being and happiness.
Kwang Boon will be delivering a keynote on how Restorative Innovation can accelerate us, collectively as a society, to much quickly achieve the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
GLOBAL DIRECTOR, DIGITAL ENGAGEMENT
WORLD WILDLIFE FUND (WWF)
For over 15 years, Siddarth has worked in technology with gold standard companies like WWF and Google with a focus on mass mobilization using digital technologies. As the Global Director, Digital Engagement for WWF International, he is responsible for all aspects of digital engagement, brand, communication, fundraising, compliance and governance for an International NGO with offices in over 100 countries. His remit is global and he believes that 'Incubators don't spark innovation, people do.'Before WWF, Siddarth used to be with Google where he led the monetization strategy for top-tier publishers across the Google Display Network and was part of a core team that helped scale operations at the Google Hyderabad office.
In his spare time, Siddarth is a keen travel photographer who goes by the name 'Sidpicky' (www.sidpicky.com) and is passionate about tennis.
Siddarth will be delivering a keynote on how people can spark innovation to reduce our human impact on the environment.
DR. JULIANA CHAN
EDITOR-IN-CHIEF, ASIAN SCIENTIST MAGAZINE
YOUNG GLOBAL LEADER, WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM
Dr. Juliana Chan is the Founder & CEO of Wildtype Media Group, Asia’s leading STEM-focused media company, spanning digital, print, custom publishing and events. She is also the Editor-in-Chief at Asian Scientist Magazine and she received a BA/MA degree in natural sciences from the University of Cambridge, UK, and a PhD degree in biology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA, where she also carried out her post-doctoral research. Her research work into drug delivery and nanomedicine have been featured by The BBC, MIT Technology Review and South China Morning Post, and she is an inventor on four US patents, three of which have been licensed for commercialization.
Juliana is a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum, and she serves on the WEF Technology Pioneer Selection Committee (2015-present). She is also the recipient of the L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science National Fellowship, the 2013 Singapore Youth Award, the 2014 MIT Technology Review's 10 Innovators Under 35 (Asia) and the 2017 ACS Nano Junior Fellowship.
Dr. Juliana will be moderating the panel discussion on the topic - "What Millenials think about Restorative Innovation"
FOUNDER & CEO
THE NEW LUNCHER
Catherine is the Founder of The New Luncher. She majored in Private Law in France and soon got involved in fast-growing companies and entrepreneurial projects in various roles, giving her the sense that “everything is possible”, and that “there is always a way”. Living in Singapore for the last 7 years, having launched and struggled with growing a women fashion brand, this mother of 2 boys found her fighting cause: developing healthy eating habits among children, as she found it difficult to feed her children well at school. She realized her problem was every parent’s problem.
At the same time, the world is seeing a food revolution underpinned by the proliferation of materials on good eating, increased transparency in sourcing, and an overall focus on being a good global citizen, she wanted to inculcate this mission-driven focus on good eating and sustainability to her children and all children. These are the reasons why she founded The New Luncher. It wasn’t just about feeding children right but about educating children on how to eat. Education is as much a part of the Company’s DNA as feeding children.
Catherine will be sharing on her entrepreneurial journey and how she plans to restore the children's health by only feeding them real good food every day.
NG PEI KANG
FOUNDER & CEO
Pei Kang is the CEO of TRIA. He started off his career as a designer and has vast experience in various design and innovation competence including industrial design, UX, design thinking, material and sensors R&D, technology management and packaging innovations. More recently, Pei Kang led design innovation for Philips Global TV and Home Theatre System portfolio and drove its R&D activities across Philips Netherlands, Hong Kong, and Singapore.
As an industrial designer turned entrepreneur, Pei Kang firmly believes that great design has the ability to inspire change. He runs a design consultancy firm, Geometria, and is also the founder of TRIA, a packaging house specializing in innovative and sustainable food packaging. TRIA’s breakthrough technology, Bio24, is a closed-loop system for disposable foodware and food waste. The system turns disposable foodware and food waste into fertilizer in just 24 hours, a world’s first, and have clenched several notable awards such as iF, EISA, Red Dot Award, and the Pentawards.
Pei Kang will be sharing on his entrepreneurial journey and how he plans to restore the environment by eliminating the use of plastic & styrofoam foodware.
CHOW YEN LU
CO-FOUNDER & EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN
Yen-Lu is the co-founder & executive chairman, WholeTree Foundation/Over-The-Rainbow, co-founder & chairman, Singapore Creations Etc, managing partner, WholeTree Ventures, a founding partner, Fatfish MediaLab, and founding executive mentor, Young Sustainable Impact Southeast Asia (YSI SEA). He is the founder of the Deep Human Movement. A former Apple Distinguished Technologist, Yen-Lu is a successful entrepreneur with multiple tech start-ups and an active angel investor, having spent many years mentoring and advising entrepreneurs and young businesses. He served as the executive mentor and adjunct professor to NUS Enterprise, serves as a mentor to INSEAD, NUS, SIM, SMU, and on numerous panels on entrepreneurship and innovation internationally, while advising the government on such matters. As a social entrepreneur, a student of spirituality and seeker of Truth, Yen-Lu understands the importance of mental wellness as a life priority. He has given numerous talks and been featured in the media on this issue.
Since late 2009, Yen-Lu has been on an intensive personal journey seeking the Truth to some of the most vexing questions on the nature of Human Suffering, the mysteries of Life and the origin of the Universe. This journey has brought him to many of the teachings of Ancient Wisdom Traditions. One of his greatest passions is to bring these ancient wisdoms to modern life, to shed light on how these wisdoms can help unlock the keys to our health, healing, vitality, creativity, wisdom, and wellbeing - to reawaken the Deep Human that is within, fulfilling our greatest potential as human beings.
Yen-Lu will speak on “Restoring Humanity to Health” – bringing about a kinder, gentler, more inclusive (and restorative) world – living in one, in harmony with our environment – Mother Earth – with each other and with ourselves – to return to the source by reawakening our deep humanity – the Deep HumanTM – in each of us.
As the Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Antler, Magnus leads a global team dedicated to developing the next generation of world-changing companies and, creating a global pipeline for top talents to pursue a career in entrepreneurship and innovation.
With over a decade of experience, Magnus is most prominently known for co-founding ZALORA.com, Asia’s largest fashion e-commerce company. ZALORA.com was later acquired by Global Fashion Group (GFG), the latter of which he served as COO and Managing Director, rolling out the firms marketplace across 26 countries. He was responsible for strategic market initiatives and improving the business across South East Asia, the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Oceania.
Magnus is an alumnus of Harvard University and McKinsey & Company in which he worked for six years. His last role at McKinsey & Co was as a Junior Partner, working across North America, Europe, and Asia in the global telecom, media and high-tech industries.
Magnus will be sharing his thoughts on how he and his team at Antler enable entrepreneurial leaders to be great restorative Innovators.
DR. YUKIHIRO MARU
FOUNDER & GROUP CEO
LEAVE A NEST
Dr. Maru has established Leave a Nest while he was in graduate school, and received Ph.D. degree in Agriculture. With the vision of “Advancing Science and Technology for Global Happiness”, Leave a Nest is expanding its knowledge manufacturing platform. All of the staffs are researchers with deep knowledge and passion in Science and Technology. We work as Science Bridge Communicators to bring change to the world.
Dr. Maru is a technical advisor to a Tokyo university borne startup company euglena Co.,Ltd., supporting them from establishment, R&D, marketing and grow the company until its IPO. In the plant factory history in Japan, Leave a Nest played a key role to spark the 3rd wave of business trend. Recently Leave a Nest supported both startups and major corporates for tech transfer and new business creation. As examples, Leave a Nest have installed plant factory inside SUBWAY sandwich restaurant, and recently invested in a startup FARMSHIP which provides one-stop services from system development to sales.
Dr. Maru will be sharing his thoughts on how he and his team at Leave a Nest enable deep tech scientist to emerge as great restorative Innovators.
ANDERS H. LIER
CHAIRMAN, NORDIC IMPACTCHAIRMAN & CO-FOUNDER, KATAPULT
Anders H. Lier is chairman of Nordic Impact. Nordic Impact is a leading international impact investor group, a leader in the field of innovation and technology. Anders is also chairman and co-founder of Katapult, which invests in startups based around technology with a mission to have a positive impact on society and environment. Their goal is to make impact investing mainstream. They work to nourish and increase the impact and tech startup ecosystem globally. They are strong believers that disruptive technology is a driving force in changing finance, business and culture so that impact and purpose become the standard and their mission is to change the culture and mindset of humanity to go into the next level – the collaborative and trust society.
Anders is co-founder of Katapult Future Fest. Katapult Future Fest is a three-day festival in Oslo, Norway focusing on how exponential technologies and impact investing can be used to create a better future society for all
Anders will be sharing his thoughts on how he and his team invested in Restorative Innovators and helped them deliver a greater impact on society.
Xinyan is the co-founder of YoRipe, a personalized mobile marketing platform in grocery with the mission to help consumer to save time & money and reduce food waste at retail and consumer level. She has B2B and B2C marketing experience in food retail (Sopexa) and hospitality (Starwood Hotels & Resorts) sectors across Asia and in the U.S. where she launched products and grew brand market share. She recently completed her MBA at INSEAD.
Xinyan will be joining Faye & Jeng Yang to share her thoughts on the topic "What the Millennials think about Restorative Innovation".
FAYE VICTORIA SIT
CO-FOUNDER & CEO, HOOK COFFEE
PHD CANDIDATE, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF SINGAPORE
Faye is the co-founder and CEO of Hook Coffee, a homegrown startup on a mission to bring ethical coffee to all coffee lovers while empowering coffee farmers and consumers alike to #MakeCoffeeBetter. At Hook, Faye is responsible for the startup’s strategy and branding. Hook Coffee is Singapore’s leading online coffee company and was recognized as one of Singapore’s 20 Hottest Startups by Singapore Business Review in 2017.
As an advocate of both education and sustainable practices, Faye is currently pursuing her doctoral degree at the Lee Kuan Yee School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore (NUS). Faye is a recipient of the Lee Kong Chian scholarship, NUS’s most prestigious scholarship award for graduate students, as well as the Commendation Award from University College London (UCL) for her Masters dissertation on water sustainability.
Her previous work and research focus on development planning including resource management, climate change and disaster adaptation, and socio-environmental justice globally. She has also been actively involved in volunteer work, teaching, and community engagement in developing countries such as Cambodia, China, and Peru.
Faye will be joining Xinyan & Jeng Yang to share her thoughts on the topic "What the Millennials think about Restorative Innovation".
CHIA JENG YANG
SENIOR OPERATIONS MANAGER, ANTLERGLOBAL SHAPER, WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM
Chia Jeng Yang has worked in Pakistan and Sri Lanka for Rocket Internet, China for agri-tech, with experience at law firms, VC firms, and startups in Singapore and London. He currently works at Antler, a startup generator, and runs Good-Admissions, a charity platform that connects mentors that give business school and consultancy firm admissions advice, in exchange for donations to charities.
Chia is a Trustee for the Wilberforce Society, a Cambridge-based think-tank, and a World Economic Forum Global Shaper. Chia graduated last year with a Cambridge LLB and holds a deferred MBA offer from Harvard Business School.
Jeng Yang will be joining Xinyan & Faye to share his thoughts on the topic "What the Millennials think about Restorative Innovation".
FOUNDER & CEO, RIGHT FOUNDATION
FOUNDING CURATOR, WORLD RESTORATIVE INNOVATION FORUM
Jovan is the Founder & CEO of the RIGHT Foundation where he leads a global team to improve the world through Restorative Innovation. In addition, he is also the Founding Curator of the inaugural World Restorative Innovation Forum where the forum's mission is to change the narrative on innovation for the good by exchanging knowledge, stories, and possibilities around a new innovation model, Restorative Innovation.
Jovan has years of experience launching & consulting for multiple new ventures, as well as educating & researching in the field of innovation & entrepreneurship. With a deep fascination of how innovation & technology can greatly impact & radically change our lives for the better, he wants to help organizations translate & commercialize their work into an astounding innovative solution that is both profitable and yet delivers positive economic, societal, and environmental impact.
Jovan will be delivering the closing remarks for the World Restorative Innovation Forum and will be sharing his thoughts on how the community can participate in the movement of changing the narrative of innovation to do good & restore our health, humanity, and the environment.
ANGEL MARY OVIYA
EMCEE & HOST
WORLD RESTORATIVE INNOVATION FORUM
A Singapore based artiste, Angel Mary Oviya is a freelance emcee. Armed with both stage experience and charisma, she has hosted a variety of events ranging from conferences to celebrations. She has worked with organizations such as Singapore Cancer Society, Ernst & Young, Tan Tock Seng Hospital and Singapore Management University. Currently, Angel is a penultimate student pursuing a business degree in Singapore Management University with a major in finance and strategic management. Her flair for hosting coupled with heartening responses from her audience have spurred her to pursue this passion part-time while studying.
Angel will be hosting the inaugural World Restorative Innovation Forum.
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