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SINGAPORE, March 8, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Industry practitioners, policymakers, investors, technology and impact leaders will convene in-person and online at Economist Impact’s 3rd annual Technology for Change Asia from March 20th to 21st 2023, as they share knowledge, best practices and provocative ideas at the intersection of technology, DEI, human capital and climate change.

With recession and inflation posing concurrent threats, the post-pandemic world is a more unequal one. There has never been a more urgent need to foster financial inclusion and promote prosperity by closing the digital divide. Stakeholders and consumers today expect businesses to deliver positive social outcomes as well as financial returns. As people harness technology to address the greatest global threats, the need for sustainable, accessible and ethical solutions has never been greater. How can innovators, technology platforms, governments and impact leaders move from hype to help?

With Tan Kiat How, Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Communications and Information, Singapore in attendance in-person, Economist Impact’s 3rd annual Technology for Change Asia will convene 2,000 technology and impact leaders across the public, private and civil sectors in a hybrid-format event to determine how technology-based and data-driven solutions can be applied to long-standing environmental and social challenges in a way that satisfies today’s consumers and stakeholders.

Chaired by The Economist Group’s editors, the event features senior expert speakers including:

  • Tan Kiat How, Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Communications and Information, Singapore
  • Ashwini Vaishnaw, Minister for Railways, Communications, Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India
  • Oyunaa Purevdorj, director-general, Education Integrated Policy and Implementation Department, Ministry of Education and Science, Mongolia
  • Valentin de Miguel, senior managing director, strategy and consulting and sustainability services lead, growth markets, Accenture
  • Avina Sugiarto, partner, East Ventures
  • Dileep Kannan, regional director, Grab For Business (GFB)
  • Charles H. Ferguson, general manager, Asia-Pacific, G-P
  • John Ho, global head of legal, financial markets, Standard Chartered Bank
  • Abhijit Mahabal, knowledge architect, Pinterest
  • Sasha Wallinger, head of web3 and metaverse strategy, Journey
  • Yat Siu, Chairman of the board, Animoca
  • And many more.

View the latest agenda.

The 3rd annual Technology for Change Asia is supported by Accenture, Google, G-P, East Ventures and Grab For Business.

Tickets to attend the 3rd annual Technology for Change Asia are available now. For online registration and event details, please visit the website: techforchange.economist.com.

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About Economist Impact

Economist Impact empowers businesses, governments and foundations to catalyse change and enable progress. Uniting the expertise The Economist Group is known for under a single brand, Economist Impact brings together policy research and insights, data visualisation, custom storytelling, events and media. Economist Impact combines the rigour of a think tank with the creativity of a media brand, engaging an influential audience in the areas of sustainability, healthcare and new globalisation. View our global events.

About Accenture

Accenture is a leading global professional services company that helps the world’s leading businesses, governments and other organizations build their digital core, optimize their operations, accelerate revenue growth and enhance citizen services—creating tangible value at speed and scale. We are a talent and innovation led company with 738,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries. Technology is at the core of change today, and we are one of the world’s leaders in helping drive that change, with strong ecosystem relationships. We combine our strength in technology with unmatched industry experience, functional expertise and global delivery capability. We are uniquely able to deliver tangible outcomes because of our broad range of services, solutions and assets across Strategy & Consulting, Technology, Operations, Industry X and Accenture Song. These capabilities, together with our culture of shared success and commitment to creating 360° value, enable us to help our clients succeed and build trusted, lasting relationships. We measure our success by the 360° value we create for our clients, each other, our shareholders, partners and communities.

For more information, visit: www.accenture.com

About Google

Google’s mission is to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful. Through products and platforms like Search, Maps, Gmail, Android, Google Play, Google Cloud, Chrome and YouTube, Google plays a meaningful role in the daily lives of billions of people and has become one of the most widely-known companies in the world. Google is a subsidiary of Alphabet Inc.

For more information, visit: about.google

About G-P

G-P helps growing companies unlock their full potential by making it possible to build highly skilled global teams in days instead of months. Through our SaaS-based platform, we help find, hire, onboard, pay, and manage team members quickly and compliantly, to expand growth opportunities for everyone, everywhere – without the hassle of setting up local subsidiaries or branch offices.

For more information, visit: www.globalization-partners.com

About East Ventures

East Ventures is a pioneering and leading sector-agnostic venture capital firm. Founded in 2009, East Ventures has transformed into a holistic platform that provides multi-stage investment, from Seed to Growth stage investments, for over 250 tech companies across Southeast Asia.

As an early believer in the startup ecosystem in Indonesia, East Ventures is the first investor of Indonesia’s unicorn companies, namely Tokopedia and Traveloka. Other notable companies in East Ventures’ portfolio include Ruangguru, SIRCLO, Kudo (acquired by Grab), Loket (acquired by Gojek), Tech in Asia, Xendit, IDN Media, MokaPOS (acquired by Gojek), ShopBack, KoinWorks, Waresix, and Sociolla.

East Ventures was named the most consistent top performing VC fund globally by Preqin, and the most active investor in SEA and Indonesia by various media. Moreover, East Ventures is the first venture capital firm in Indonesia to sign the Principles of Responsible Investment (PRI) supported by the United Nations (UN). East Ventures is committed to achieving sustainable development and bringing positive impacts to society through its initiatives and ESG-embedded practices.

For more information, visit: east.vc

About Grab For Business

Grab For Business helps thousands of businesses across Southeast Asia easily manage corporate rides, employee food programs, express delivery and on-demand office pantry requirements. Customise spend limits, create flexible allowance programs, track spend, monitor usage, and automate policy-compliant claims on a single centralised platform. And all this while employees use the same Grab app they already know and love. Help save countless hours on tedious manual processes so all members of the workforce can focus on what’s most important – driving businesses forward.

For more information about visit: www.grab.com/sg/business

SOURCE Economist Impact

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