Founder and Creative Development Director, Access Path Productions
Grace Lee Khoo is the Founder and Creative Development Director of Access Path Productions. A UK-trained applied theatre practitioner, she completed her Master’s Degree in Applied Theatre at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in 2016. An Honours graduate from the National University of Singapore’s Theatre Studies programme in 2009, she also holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Education from the National Institute of Education (Singapore). In 2017, Grace was an international artist-in-residence at Graeae Theatre Company (London) – UK’s flagship disability-led inclusive theatre company. Grace’s latest project is ‘And Suddenly I disappear: The Singapore-UK ‘d’ Monologues’ where she served as associate producer and performer. The international production about disability, diversity and difference between the 2 countries premiered in Singapore, opened at the Southbank Centre in London and toured the U.K. in 2018.
CEO & Co-Founder, ViSenze, Forbes Technology Council
Oliver Tan is the Co-Founder and CEO of ViSenze, an A.I. company founded in 2012 that bridges content and commerce through visual search and discovery. Under Oliver’s leadership, the company has emerged as a global leader in retail-tech innovations, bridging visual content and commerce through machine learning and computer vision. ViSenze was named an Interbrand Breakthrough Brand in 2017, Top 25 AI Companies by Datamation in 2018, and won Best AI Product in Retail at CognitionX London 2017, a leading AI event held in association with the Alan Turing Institute, the UK's national institute of data science. Prior to founding ViSenze, Oliver was the global business head for five years at a pioneer cyber security start-up (named on Gartner Magic Quadrant) until its successful exit. He is an active member on the Forbes Technology Council, advocating innovation and responsible technology developments. Oliver earned his B.Sc (Hons) from the University of London and MBA (Distinction) from Royal Holloway, University of London and holds a professional CFP qualification. In 2018 he was recognized as Entrepreneur of the Year by the Singapore Computer Society, was named among the top ten innovators and disruptors in 2017 in Singapore by The Peak Singapore and was listed in the Top 40 Individuals Shaping E-commerce in Southeast Asia in 2016 by ecommerceIQ.
His Excellency Scott Wightman
British High Commissioner to Singapore
Scott arrived at the British High Commission, Singapore in May 2015 as British High Commissioner. He began his career in the Diplomatic Service in 1983 and has worked in the British Embassies in Beijing, Paris, Rome and, most recently, in the Republic of Korea, where he was the UK ambassador. Scott’s ties with Asia continued during his tenure as Director for the Asia Pacific region in the FCO from 2008 to 2010. Scott is from Edinburgh in Scotland and has a degree in French from the University of Edinburgh.