Emerging Information Technology (IT) Trends & Their Impacts

(12:30PM - 1.15PM)


We have entered the 4th Industrial Revolution, and technology is developing faster than ever. Companies and industry players that fail to keep up with some of the major tech run the risk of being left behind. This is why it is important to understand future technology trends and how to work them to our advantage.

Panelists from different technology backgrounds and industries will come together to discuss the upcoming technology trends and what they mean to the industry.

Our Panelists


Edmond started his journey with L’Oréal in Hong Kong in 2017 as the Senior IT Manager. Since April 2020, he took on the role of the Chief Information Officer in South East Asia; focusing, leveraging and delivering the best of tech solutions across the multiple countries in the region to continue to position L’Oreal as a Beauty Tech player in the market. Prior to L’Oreal, he had over 12 years of all-rounded IT experience with international companies.


Laurence is an engineering manager at PayPal graduating from NUS in 2012,  who focuses on setting up high functioning and decentralised teams. He has led and managed both Development and Operations teams in startups and MNCs. Laurence strongly believes in disciplined execution and transparency in intent and metrics.

In his free time, he works on social empowerment initiatives like Project Stable Staples, IAmTalentedSG and CollaborateSG, to find ways to serve the underserved communities better, while leveraging on his technical and operations experience to make these initiatives more efficient.


Alvin is the Senior Product Manager of Acronis - which unifies data protection and Cybersecurity into integrated solutions - working across the business to create Cybersecurity services and products. Alvin has more than 10 years of experience working in Cybersecurity, IT, and Telecommunications industries. His focus areas include analysis of key trends in Cybersecurity and creating them into products and solutions relevant for the market and industry.