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Panel Discussion

Tuesday (18/07/2023)

10:45 AM - 11:30 AM

Pushing Possibilities and Navigating Risks With AI


Sau Sheong is the Deputy Chief Executive, Product & Engineering, for GovTech Singapore. Prior to GovTech, Sau Sheong was an Operating Partner, Digital for Temasek, a global investment company headquartered in Singapore and part of the AI Strategy and Solutions team.

Before that, he ran SPDigital, the digital business unit of SPGroup. He also headed IT, OT and digital transformation for the whole of SPGroup for more than 6 years. Sau Sheong was instrumental in changing SPGroup from a traditional utility company to a regional energy player.

In his 28 years of industry experience, he has built and led product engineering teams at PayPal, Yahoo and HP building various software products for enterprise businesses and consumers globally.

He was previously a co-founder of a software company and was involved in startups for more than 10 years. He is active and contributes to many technology communities in Singapore and Southeast Asia and has written 4 programming books, currently working on a 5th book.

Sau Sheong has a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Engineering, a Master’s in Commercial Law and a Postgraduate Certificate in International Arbitration.

Dr. Michael Zeller is the Head of Artificial Intelligence & Solutions at Temasek and is responsible for the investment company’s AI venture building and accelerating the deployment of AI technologies to create scalable AI products and solutions.

Dr. Michael Zeller joined Temasek in July 2020 and is a founding team and board member of Aicadium, a global tech company founded by Temasek in 2021 to provide Artificial Intelligence solutions to companies in its ecosystem and beyond. Temasek’s AI Centre of Excellence. Aicadium comprises a team of global, best-in-class AI talent seeking to empower companies to achieve better outcomes through the adoption and delivery of AI technologies and solutions. He also represents Temasek on the Board of Aicadium.

Prior to joining Temasek, Dr. Zeller was the CEO of Dynam.AI, an AI consultancy and solutions firm. He has over 20 years of experience as an entrepreneur, executive and advisor of technology-centric organisations.

Dr. Zeller led the Strategy & Innovation function at Software AG, an enterprise platform integration and IOT solutions provider. He was previously CEO and co-founder of Zementis, a leading software solutions provider for predictive analytics, which was acquired by Software AG. Before founding Zementis, Dr. Zeller was CEO at OTW Software, a company providing software engineering processes and design services, and worked in various engineering and IT roles with major aerospace corporations.

From 2013 to 2021, Dr. Zeller served as Secretary/Treasurer on the Executive Committee of ACM SIGKDD, the premier international organization for data science. With a special emphasis on applied machine learning and big data solutions, his mission as SIGKDD Executive Committee Member was to foster a strong partnership between research institutions & industry organisations as the key for the continued success of the global SIGKDD community.

* Please note that the programme may be subject to change without prior notice

Last updated 09 June 2023

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