EmTech Asia retrospective: Discovering the Emerging Technologies that will Change the World

The 6th EmTech Asia conference in January saw 50 of the most influential tech leaders and innovators discuss the influence that emerging technologies will have on artificial intelligence, robotics, sustainability, blockchain, bioengineering, social media, education, virtual reality, and 3D printing.

Co-organised by MIT Technology Review and Koelnmesse, the 2-day conference in Singapore was attended by over 700 industry professionals from 30 countries, all eager to learn and share about emerging technologies.

Professor Roland Chin, President of Hong Kong Baptist University, spoke of the importance of a rounded education in the age of AI.

“The world is becoming more competitive and uncertain as we enter into an era of technological disruption. We must enrich our students’ education journey with humanities. We need to understand people and machines, not make people into machines,” he said.


We hope some of Cambodia’s startup and entrepreneur community attended, or followed the talks and discussions online, as there were some truly fascinating conversations, noted Juan L. Aparicio Ojea, head researcher at tech giant Siemens.

“EmTech Asia gives attendees a unique opportunity to be surrounded by impressive speakers from many branches of technology and the chance to cross-pollinate ideas across different sectors and these collisions often create inspiration. It also allows us to network and make connections, especially in the Asia region, so that we are able to collaborate with each other in the future.”

EmTech Asia will be back in 2020 in February, so make sure to visit HERE to learn more, and follow Geeks in Cambodia for more information closer to the conference.