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Business and Investment opportunities in Digital and AI
Jun 26, 2019
06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Claymore and Draycott Room, The Tanglin Club, 5,Stevens Road,Newton
Singapore,Singapore

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According to an article published in businesstimes.com.sg:

"Global GDP is estimated to be 14% higher (about US$15 trillion) in 2030 as a result of accelerating development and AI adoption.

Last year, US$12 billion was invested on AI-focused hardware, software and services, an amount that could reach close to US$60 billion by 2021."

Listen to the various opportunities for investment and the various trends to get inspired to start your own!

Join our talk by Dr. Ganesh Natarajan, Chairman & Founder of 5F World, Founder Director of Kalzoom Advisors, Executive Director of Fulcrum Digital and Founder Director of Center for AI and Advanced Analytics.

Followed by a fireside chat with Mr. Puneet Pushkarna, Chairman TiE Singapore, General Partner of Solmark, Chaiman of Servion Global Solutions.


More about the speakers:

Dr. Ganesh Natarajan

Dr. Ganesh Natarajan is the Executive Chairman and Founder of 5F World, a platform for Digital Start-ups, Skills and Social Ventures in the country. He is also Founder of Global Talent Track and Skills Alpha and co-founder of two Indo-US Joint Ventures – Kalzoom Advisors and the Center for AI and Advanced Analytics.

Ganesh is the Global Board Director and Chairman of the India Board of Social Venture Partners and Chairman of Pune City Connect, a unique collaborative platform that enables corporations to work with the Government on social and city innovation.

Ganesh has received the Distinguished Alumnus Award of IIT Bombay and NITIE and has been recognized by EY and the Asia Pacific HR Forum for excellence in entrepreneurship and people-centric leadership. He has two successful CEO tenures over twenty-five years at APTECH and Zensar Technologies. Harvard Business School has written and teaches two case studies on Dr. Ganesh Natarajan and his success through Vision Communities.


Mr. Puneet Pushkarna

Chairman of TiE Singapore, General Partner of Solmark

Mr. Puneet Pushkarna is currently General Partner of Solmark, a Private Equity fund formed by a group of tech entrepreneurs who have launched and built several companies and bring expertise in all aspects of growing a company in a competitive global marketplace. Solmark’s target portfolios include FinTech, Business Platforms, Cloud Technologies, Analytics, Data Management, MedTech and Customer Experience Management firms.

Prior to this, he was the President of Headstrong, a highly specialized deep-domain business in the Capital Markets that helped its customers through a strong process-centric digital technology services platform, leading to transformation in the front, middle and back office. Headstrong eventually got acquired by Genpact in 2011. 

He was also the co-founder of TechSpan, a Goldman Sachs backed design thinking and business solutions consulting organization, focused on e-business value chain management enterprise. Techspan consistently ranked as amongst the fastest growing companies in Silicon Valley. He was also part of the founding team that helped grow HCL America into what is now HCL Technologies. 

He sits on a number of Boards/Advisory Boards including:

  • Chairman of Servion Global Solutions Ltd, an end-to-end proactive Customer Experience Management firm
  • Chairman of Innoveo, a Swiss Insurance Technology firm
  • Board of Governors, IIM Nagpur
  • Industry Advisory Board of SP Jain School of Management, Singapore
  • Advisory Board of TransNeuron, A Learn-to-Launch eSkill Platform
  • Catalyst at SMART (Singapore MIT Alliance for Research & Technology)
  • Advisory Board of Mobikon, a Client Management Platform
  • Advisory Board of Evolko, a cloud based EMR and Digital Health company

Mr. Puneet is a Charter Member of The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE) from its early days in the Silicon Valley and serves as its Chairman of the Singapore chapter and is also a member of the Global Board of Trustees for TiE Global.

He is also involved with a number of philanthropic initiatives like the Indian Foundation for the Arts, South Asian Heart Center, etc.



  1. ​Claymore and Draycott Room, The Tanglin Club,
    5,Stevens Road,Newton ,
    Singapore, Singapore, Singapore


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