Corporate Club #2

"Artificial Intelligence: A real game changer for the economy and the society?"

Date: Tuesday Jul 3 - 03 July 2018
Time: 18:00 - 21:00
Location: Caveman Base, Ekkamai
Language: English
Speaker(s): Axelle Lemaire - Partner and Global Head of Terra Numerata at Roland Berger, Saran Ahuja Ph.D. - Senior Data Scientist at SCB Abacus, Ray Tan - Regional Sales Director at WeWork Southeast Asia Admission fee: 0,00

About our event

Everyone from Elon Musk to Vladimir Putin suddenly seems to be talking about Artificial Intelligence (AI) and how it will change the world – for better or for worse. But what does AI really mean, once you set aside the hype and fears of Terminator-style killer robots?
What will it mean for business? And for the economy and society?  How quickly will it arrive? Where can it be applied? Will it save the planet? How should companies be responding to it? And how should consumers embrace it? 
Explore these questions together in this casual gathering (with beers and World Cup!). The session will be conducted in English  and take around 1 hour, followed by networking session.


True Digital Park's "Corporate Club" series – powered by Roland Berger – are platforms to help corporations capture trends and opportunities in an age of disruption, by seeing the future through the lens of entrepreneurs and learning how other corporations are working with startups and advancing their innovation journey.

True Digital Park session is free to attend (for a limited time). No technical knowledge required, sign up, and come with the open mind and your burning questions!


1. Axelle Lemaire, Partner and Global Head of Terra Numerata at Roland Berger; Former Minister of State for Digital Affairs in the French Government

2. Saran Ahuja, Ph.D., Senior Data Scientist at SCB Abacus

3. Ray Tan, Regional Sales Director at WeWork Southeast Asia

Moderated by Supparat Sivapetchnarat, General Manager/CTO at TrueIDC (Internet Data Center)


Who should attend this session

Discover and meet with some of the AI enthusiasts, data lovers, developers, investors, entrepreneurs, policymakers, and other like-minded individuals in town.
Spaces are limited to 50 only - Please RSVP.


18:00   Registration and networking
18:30   Welcome session
18:45   Special Keynote - Axelle Lemaire, Former Minister of Digital Affairs and Innovation in the French government
19:00   Panel discussion and Q&A
20:00   More networking
21:00   Enjoy FIFA World Cup 2018 - Sweden  VS  Switzerland 

About our speakers

Axelle Lemaire - Partner and Global Head of Terra Numerata at Roland Berger; Former Minister of State for Digital Affairs in the French Government

Axelle Lemaire is Global Head of Terra Numerata™, a unique and open platform with global reach, bringing together the best-in-class digital players, with more than 100 partners as of today (startups, incubators, investors, data scientists, design thinking agencies, prototypers, developers, IoT technology experts) offering the best of digital and innovation to Roland Berger's clients.

Axelle is a public figure in France – she was a French government member from April 2014 to March 2017, where she held the position of junior minister in charge of Digital affairs and Innovation. During her term, she notably defended the law for a Digital Republic in Parliament, promulgated on October 7th 2016, including provisions on open data, online privacy, net neutrality, fixed and mobile coverage. The bill was unanimously adopted and she received the European Prize for Political Innovation in November 2017. She also helped scale up the French Tech ecosystem and initiated the national artificial intelligence strategy.

Graduated of Sciences Po Paris (1997), holding a Master's degree in international economic law (Paris II - 2000) and a LLM diploma (Kings College London - 2003), Axelle began her career in a law firm and as a researcher and teacher at University. Axelle is an avid advocate on topics related to education, civic tech and technologies for the benefit of the common good (tech for good). She is the mother of three children aged 13, 7 and 2.

Saran Ahuja, Ph.D. - Senior Data Scientist at SCB Abacus

Saran Ahuja, Ph.D. is currently a Senior Data Scientist at SCB Abacus, an advanced analytics start-up under Siam Commercial Bank. Previously, he worked at Two Sigma, a hedge fund in New York as a quantitative researcher and is a visiting scholar at Harvard University.
Saran holds an BSc degree in Mathematics/Applied Mathematics-economics from Brown University. He completed both his MSc and Ph.D. at Stanford University where he studied Financial Mathematics and Mathematics respectively. Saran is a representative of Thailand in the International Mathematical Olympiad.

Ray Tan - Regional Sales Director at WeWork Southeast Asia

Ray Tan is currently the Regional Sales Director of Southeast Asia for WeWork and oversees overall enterprise sales in the region. Before joining WeWork, Ray was the Head of Partnerships & Business Development at Spacemob where he was responsible for commercial strategy, real estate and business development. Prior to this, Ray has had an extensive career spanning across HomeAway Asia, Blackberry and Yahoo!

About our Moderator

Mr. Supparat Sivapetchranat Singhara Na Ayutthaya - General Manager/CTO at True Internet Data Center 

Mr. Supparat Sivapetchranat Singhara Na Ayutthaya completed his undergraduate studies in Engineering and majored in Computer Science from the Sirindhorn International Institute of Technology (SIIT), Thammasat University. With more than 16 years of experience in the technology industry,  he started his career at Thomson Reuters in the United States. He was responsible for the firm’s financial solution consultancy. Mr. Supparat decided to relocate back to Thailand and join the Thomson Reuters global team in Bangkok. He then joined True Internet Data Centre (TrueIDC) as Chief Technology and Operations Officer. His responsibilities include business development, marketing and sales strategies, and data centre and IT infrastructure. As General Manager, he will cover business strategies, policies, management and marketing in line with Ascend Group’s policies.


Spaces are limited to 50 only – see you there!