Day 2


Day 2






Opening Remarks by Emcee


Keynote Address by Guest of Honor: From Goals to Action - How has Indonesia Progressed in Achieving its SDGs and What can be Expected Moving Forward

In this keynote address, we will look at what are the key actions required and have taken by the Indonesia government for the region to achieve its SDGs; what is the government’s progress till current; and why engineers are crucial to the success of SDGs. 

09:30 Keynote Address by Guest of Honor: International Cooperation for Technology Transfer and Innovations
09:50 Keynote Address by Guest of Honor: The Role of Woman and Technology for Economic Growth and achieving SDGs


Perspective on Progress on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

Achieving the SDGs will require governments to innovate and to work across policy areas in order to address the increasingly complex economic, social and environmental challenges. In this session, speakers will set the scene by reflecting on progress in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda at the national levels after its adoption. It aims to provide a platform for participating countries to exchange experiences, challenges faced and share lessons learned on how they have turned the idealism of the SDGs into workable solutions for addressing regional problems.

Moderator: Dr. Bambang Susantono, Vice-President for Knowledge Management and Sustainable Development, Asian Development Bank (ADB)


Global Food Hub – Shaping the Future of Future Food System 

The aspiration for inclusive, sustainable, efficient, and healthy food systems will not be easy to achieve. A number of major global trends will pose both challenges and opportunities in the future. From technology to government, the implications reach across a range of sectors and will require a holistic approach in order to address systemic and interconnected challenges. In this discussion, we explore how countries can adopt, adapt, and apply to their own circumstances to strengthen the food system’s contribution to employment. How can we maximize negative environmental impacts, conserving scarce natural resources and strengthening resiliency against future shocks? How can we provide and enableconsumption of a diverse range of healthy, nutritious, and safe foods? How can we build partnerships for sustainable agriculture and food security?

Thought Leaders Talk: The Digital Society - Shaping with Technologies and Innovations

Technology has had an undeniable impact on how we carry out our daily routines, but it has also changed the way we do business. Companies that succeed with transformation initiatives keep a laser focus on using technology to deliver business results. Plus, they continuously experiment and innovate with technologies. In this talk, we will discover how these leaders innovate with emerging technologies; what the results of that innovation look like; and how these companies are overcoming innovation barriers


Panel Discussion: How CEOs Engage to Advance SDGs – What’s in it for the Business?

The private sector plays a vital role in achieving the SDGs. In turn, the SDGs can be a useful tool for companies to measure and improve their performance. In this panel, we will find out how these CEOs are transforming their strategy, culture and operations to embed sustainable practices into their organisations to meet new societal and consumer expectations?


  • Ananda Setiyo Ivannanto, President Director, PT Awina Sinergi International
  • Srinivasan Venkita Padmanabhan, President & Global of Finance, Olam International
  • Esther An, Chief Sustainability Officer, City Developments Limited
  • Rafiza Ghazali, CFO, Velesto Energy Berhad
  • Ir. Soelaeman Soemawinata, M.M., President, FIABCI (International Real Estate Federation

Moderator: Pieter Van de Mheen, Consulting partner, PwC


Women in Sustainable Development: How They Affect Change Throughout Society

Research by UN Women, UN Environment and many others have shown that empowered women are great entrepreneurs in areas like renewable energy. This is because they understand the multiple economic, social and environmental benefits for their families and communities by having it. In this session, we will take a closer look at their role in sustainable development and how they have played vital role as agents and innovators to affect change throughout society. A variety of models and examples will be showcased.



  • Jenny Bofinger-Schuster, Vice President for Sustainability & Cities, Siemens
  • Veronica Colondam, CEO & Founder, YCAB foundation
  • Esther An, Chief Sustainability Officer, City Developments Limited
  • Shinta Widaja Kamdani, CEO, Sintesa Group
  • Natalia Firmansyah, CFO, Bukalapak

Moderator : Rafiza Ghazali, CFO, Velesto Energy Berhad


Lunch Break 


Redefining and Reinventing CFO Role to Achieve Sustainability

Sustainability continues to remain a challenge for CFO's as there is growing pressure from Board of Directors, investors, peers, shareholders to have more transparency on sustainable programs with high emphasis on detailing in annual reports. This session will explore why sustainability matters to CFO and areas of innovation where CFO can play a role. How to realise a higher ROI on sustainability programs, and thinking beyond measuring impacts and returns on cost while developing innovative ways of value creation.

Srinivasan Venkita Padmanabhan, President & Global of Finance, Olam International


14:10 Digital Transformation Journey
Strengthening planning, purpose and preparedness of organisations to embrace digital transformation. Indonesian government is all set to transform Indonesia as the largest digital economy in Southeast Asia's by 2020. At this juncture when it is nation's vision organisation need to realign their digital ambition's with business objective and national vision so as to have fast pace digital adoption. This session will focus on essentials ofplanning, kind of preparedness required, and redefining purpose. It will talk about changes required at cultured and technology level.

Panelist :
  • Vishal Tulsian, CEO, Bank Amar
  • Elisabeth Kurniawan, CEO/Co-Founder, The Shonet
  • Prashant Gokarn, Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer, DigiAsia
  • Kritiono Setyadi, CTO, The Jakarta Post

Moderator : Arnab Ganguly, Group VP, CORPORA


Presentation: New Technologies to Accelerate SDGs – AI, Robotics and Blockchain

Billions of people are connected by mobile devices, with unprecedented processing power, storage capacity, and access to knowledge. This potential is multiplied by technologies such as AI, robotics, big data processing, blockchain. This so called 4th industrial revolution can help accelerate progress towards the SDGs. We explore how capitalize on emerging technologies and harnessing their power can help find solutions of the future to achieve SDGs faster.

Kitman Cheung, CTO Analytics, Asia Pacific, IBM


Panel Discussion: How Digitization is Changing the Playing Field for Engineers?

Digitization is changing the playing field for engineers. It alters the culture by providing more real-time data on the performance of equipment in the field today, allowing engineers to consider improvements that can be achieved in months through data algorithms rather than years or decades. In this panel, we will discuss how digitalization will improve safety, productivity, accessibility and sustainability while addressing the raising new security and privacy risks.


  • Heru Sutadi, Executive Director, Indonesian ICT Institute
  • Datin Dr. Diana Sulaiman, Head OTT, XL Axiata
  • Gautam Bartake, IT Service Integration Lead Asia Africa, Bayer

Moderator : Kitman Cheung, CTO Analytics, Asia Pacific, IBM

15:40 Engineering Profession and Engineering Education Toward 2050
In the past, changes in the engineering profession and engineering education have followed changes in technology and society. Disciplines were added and curricula were created to meet the critical challenges in society and to provide the workforce required to integratenew developments into our economy. Today's landscape is little different; society continuallychanges, and engineering must adapt to remain relevant. How should the engineering profession anticipate needed advances and prepare for a future where it will provide more benefit to humankind? Should engineering educationevolve to do the same? How can engineers best be educated to be leaders, able to balance the gains afforded by new technologies with the vulnerabilities created by their by products without compromising the well being of society and humanity?
16:00 Coffee Break


Developing a Methodology that Enables Measurements of Project Delivery Impact Against the SDGs - Case Studies Review


Pieter Van de Mheen, Consulting partner, PwC


Building Resilient Cities – What it Takes in the Risk Planning from the Get-go?

Over half of the global population lives in cities; by 2030, it is predicted that 60% of people will make cities their home. In the past 20 years, disasters have killed millions and left billions of people more injured, homeless, displaced or in need of emergency assistance. Building sustainable and resilient cities encompass a wide variety of issues. An expert in this session will share his opinion on how cities should look in the future to better respond to the challenges ahead of us.

Shamsudin Yusoff, Senior Vice President for Delivery Excellence, Iskandar Regional Development Authority (IRDA)


Leaders Closing Panel: The Future is Now: Tomorrow’s Cities are Made Today

Building sustainable future cities agenda entails improving the citizens’ quality of life, strengthening and diversifying the economy. In this session, we will look at the aspect of sustainable development vis-a-vis smart cities; how does one define ‘sustainable’ in terms of urban development and growth; and addressing some of the key concerns with a focus to ‘leapfrog’ in terms of technology-driven approach of urban planning, implementation and proper maintenance.


  • Jenny Bofinger-Schuster, Vice President for Sustainability & Cities, Siemens
  • Tay Kok Chin, Chairman, Smart Cities Network (SCN)
  • Prof Dr Ir Suhono Harso Supangkat, M.Eng, Director of Smart Cities and Communities Innovation Centre, Institute of Technology Bandung (ITB)
  • Shamsudin Yusoff, Senior Vice President for Delivery Excellence, Iskandar Regional Development Authority (IRDA)
  • Ir. Raymond N. Rasfuldi, IPU

Moderator: Dr Albert Graves, Program Director, World Smart Sustainable Cities Organization (WeGO)


Closing Summary


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*Due to a variety of reasons, speakers names & schedules listed here may change. We will post updates about this on the website, so make sure you check in regularly.



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