16.10.2020
#JOINTHECOUNTDOWN

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Countdown is a global initiative to champion and accelerate solutions to the climate crisis, turning ideas into action. The goal: To build a better future by cutting greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2030 in the race to a zero-carbon world – a world that is safer, cleaner and fairer for everyone.

 

HOW CAN I GET INVOLVED?

By registering for the event, you get the opportunity to interact with key speakers in a live session after the talks and take part in a community challenge.

THE PROGRAM

Friday , October 16, 2020

 9:30 am - 12:30 pm 

We have been oversubscribed! Thank you!

9:30 am - 9:45 am

9:45  am - 10:05am

SESSION 1  

TRANSFORMING THE CORPORATION

10:05 am - 10:25 am

SESSION 2 

CRAFTING THE FUTURE OF CITIES

10:25 am - 10:55 am

SESSION 3 

BUILDING THE MODERN FOOD BOWL

10:55 am - 11:15 am

SESSION 4 

POWERING THE FUTURE RENEWABLY

11:15 am - 11:35  am

SESSION 5

ACTION

11:35 am - 11: 45 am

11:45 am - 12:00 pm

LIVE BREAKOUT SESSION

CONVERSATION WITH THE SPEAKERS

12:00pm - 12:30pm

 

INTRODUCTION

Friday, October 16, 2020
09:35am -  9:45am

CHRIS ANDERSON

Head of TED

After a long career in journalism and publishing, Chris Anderson became the curator of the TED Conference in 2002 and has developed it as a platform for identifying and disseminating ideas worth spreading.

LINDSAY LEVIN

Entrepreneur, Activist

Lindsay Levin has dedicated her life to reshaping what leadership looks like, exploring our collective humanity through vulnerability and listening.

 

CHANGING PERSPECTIVES

Friday, October 16, 2020
09:45am – 10:05 am

 DESMOND LEE

Minister for National Development and Minister-in-charge of Social Services Integration, Singapore

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PRINCE WILLIAM (TED COUNTDOWN)

The Duke of Cambridge

Protecting the natural environment for future generations is one of Prince William's key priorities.

SUNNY VERGHESE

Co-founder and Group CEO, Olam International
Chief Believer (Better Futures)

Sunny is an entrepreneur, institution builder and change agent who is passionate about  building a better, sustainable future for all.

 

SESSION 1

TRANSFORMING THE CORPORATION

Friday, October 16, 2020
10:05 am – 10:25 am

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MIKKEL LARSEN

Chief Sustainability Officer, DBS | “HYGGEist”

Accountants for Good (#AccountantsMatter)

Mikkel Larsen firmly believes in the concept of balance - living an environmentally conscious life whilst giving back to society.

MAYA HARI

VP & Managing Director, Twitter Asia Pacific | Technology Leader & Sustainability Champion

The Power of One

Maya Hari is a Technology & Growth leader with a deep rooted passion for Diversity & Inclusion, Sustainability and Entrepreneurship

PHANISH PURANAM

Professor of Strategy, INSEAD | Organization scientist

Designing distributed organizations

Phanish Puranam is an expert on organization design and the use of algorithms and data to improve how they work.

 

SESSION 2

CRAFTING THE FUTURE CITIES

Friday, October 16, 2020
10:25 am – 10:55 am

Hari V Krishnan, CEO & MD, PropertyGuru
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HARI V KRISHNAN

CEO & MD PropertyGuru Group |
Technology Industry Leader

The Future of Homes in the Asian megacities of Tomorrow

Hari is passionate about driving the positive impact of technology on society and an ardent advocate for sustainable urban living solutions.

BRADLEY BUSETTO

Director
UNDP Global Centre for Technology, Innovation and Sustainable Development |
UNDP Sustainability Expert

Beyond tech: Why future cities must be more than data and devices

Bradley Busetto is working towards a tech and innovation-driven, sustainable, and inclusive future.

CHINTAN RAVESHIA

Cities Leader South East Asia, Arup | Cities Expert

Being Sustainable is not Enough!... towards Regenerative Urbanism
Chintan is an architect and an urban designer who is rethinking the future of our cities in this climate emergency era. He leads the Cities team at Arup for South East Asia.

 

SESSION 3

BUILDING THE MODERN FOOD BOWL

Friday, October 16, 2020
10:55 am -  11:15 am

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GIRIJA PANDE

Chairman
Apex Avlon Consulting, Singapore |
Socially Conscious Tech Leader

Singapore experiments with with sustainable urban farming and Agri tech

Girija Pande, a senior Pan-Asian business leader & writer, mentors deep tech Startups & advises ESG Fund on sustainability.

MICHELLE CHEO

Deputy Chairman
World Vision Singapore |
Food Technologist

Strengthening the Food Bowl in Rural Developing Communities”

Michelle Cheo is passionate about using science to improve our agricultural and food manufacturing efficiency so as to leave a lower environmental footprint.

VIKAS GARG

Founder & CEO abillionveg |
Technology Entreprenuer

One simple change that'll make you more empowered, connected, and sustainable

Vikas Garg is the Founder & CEO of abillionveg, a rapidly growing global internet platform on a mission to help a billion people go vegan. 

 

SESSION 4

POWERING THE FUTURE RENEWABLY

Friday, October 16, 2020
11:15 am -  11:35 am

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MR TAN KOK YAM

Deputy Secretary, Smart Nation, and Digital Government, and Strategy Group, Prime Minister’s Office | Policy Maker

Charting Singapore’s low-carbon and climate-resilient future

Tan Kok Yam, Deputy Secretary, Strategy Group, Prime Minister’s Office, Singapore, plays a lead role in shaping and implementing Singapore’s climate change strategies.

FRANK PHUAN

CEO & Executive Director, Sunseap Group | Sustainability aficionado & advocate

A Solar Farm in the sky?

Co-Founder & CEO of Sunseap Group in 11 countries. With over 20 years of experience & key player in the Singapore solar industry.

PRASOON KUMAR

Cofounder & CEO BillionBricks | Innovation to end homelessness

What is stopping us from solving climate change?
Prasoon is a social justice campaigner working towards eradicating the housing crisis

 

SESSION 5

ACTION

Friday, October 16, 2020
11:35 am -  11:45 am

HE JO TYNDALL

New Zealand High Commissioner in Singapore | Diplomat & former Climate Change Ambassador

The COVID crisis can’t be a reason to take our eye off the climate ball: we have the rules, the tools and the technology to take action.

Jo Tyndall was a key negotiator of the Paris Agreement, and co-chaired the UN process that subsequently developed the Paris “Rule-book”.

ANGEL HSU  (TED COUNTDOWN)

Climate and data scientist

Climate and cities

 

CALL TO ACTION & LIVE CONVERSATIONS

11:46 - 12:00 | 12:00-12:30 pm

-Hear founders come up with innovative solutions
-Participate in Live Challenge powered by Community Impact Challenge, in partnership with INSEAD  
-Followed by a discussion with the speakers on the four segments ( separate break-out rooms). During registration, you would get an option to choose between the four segments. This section is included in the main registration.

 
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