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Tech Talk - Technology and Society – Industry Outlook for 2030

The Fourth Industrial Revolution is changing how we live, work, and communicate - with technologies that blur the lines between physical, digital and biological spheres.

Our Tech Talk series explores some of these emerging technologies. Join us to discover how they impact or disrupt our lives, and stay abreast with the breakthroughs and developments of today.

This session will adopt a hybrid format with an in-person audience and a concurrent live stream via Zoom.



Shaw Foundation Alumni House or Online
16 Aug 2022
7.30pm - 9.00pm
NUS Alumni Relations
Mr Kenneth Phang
6516 5005
kphang@nus.edu.sg

Event Details

The United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) provide a blueprint for people, planet and prosperity. With only eight years to 2030, a deeper, faster and more ambitious response is needed. This session will examine:

  • Key technologies that will help accelerate digitisation and drive our efforts to deliver the UN SDGs;
  • Trends in technology that will lead us towards a socially, environmentally and economically resilient future; and
  • The impact of the UN SDGs on technology in industries such as maritime, oil and gas, power and renewables, healthcare, and food.

Speaker: Dr Ganesh Neelakanta Iyer (Engineering ’09)
Lecturer, Department of Computer Science
NUS School of Computing

Dr Ganesh Neelakanta Iyer brings a decade of industry experience in various enterprises including Salesforce, Sasken Communication Technologies, NXP semiconductors and Progress software. His previous roles in the software industry include QA Architect, Technical Support Manager, Engineering Development, DevOps/SRE and Technology Evangelist. Dr Ganesh has also acquired practical knowledge and experience in various cutting-edge software engineering methodologies including the Agile framework, and has formulated and implemented various software engineering principles using Agile for large and small product development teams.

Terms & Conditions

Join us In-person at Shaw Foundation Alumni House
  • Attendees are required to keep their masks on at all times.
  • To minimise disturbance to other attendees, please stay in your seat throughout the workshop.
  • Flash photography and videography are not allowed.
  • Please switch off all mobile devices or turn them to silent mode during the screening.
  • Photography and videography by NUS Office of Alumni Relations (OAR) will be carried out during the event.
Join us Online over Zoom
  • Registrants will receive the Zoom details via email 3 working days before the event.
  • This session will be recorded for archival and marketing purposes.
General Terms and Conditions
  • NUS Office of Alumni Relations (OAR) and its event partners may use some or all photographs/video recordings in their print publications, digital platforms and marketing channels.
  • By registering for this event, you hereby consent to NUS collecting, using and/or disclosing your personal data to third parties (including any third party located outside of Singapore) for the purpose of processing, handling and managing your participation in the event stated herein.

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