Start-Up Podium®

The Start-Up Podium® will include presentations, networking sessions and Panel: discussions with high-level industry speakers, chaired and moderated by Muthu Singaram, Chief Vibazoner from Virtual International Business Accelerator (VibaZone™). He is a world-renowned innovation consultant and speaker with over 20 years of experience in start-ups and commercialisation.


9 Dec (Wed)

Time Programme
0945 - 1000 Setting the Pace
By Muthu Singaram, Founder, Start-up Podium®
1000 - 1100 How the Pandemic has Changed Healthcare
Moderated By Padma Chandrasekaran, Mentor/Angel Investor

  • Asst. Prof. Dr. Kakanand Srungboonmee, Center of Data Mining and Biomedical Informatics, Faculty of Medical Technology, Mahidol University
  • Dr S Saravana Kumar, GM & Unit Head, Dr Mehta's Hospitals
  • Dr Sean Reynolds, Associate Director, Marketing & BD – Medtech, K&B Group, Kohler Co
  • QUAH Zheng Wei, Chief Executive Officer, Accredify

10 Dec (Thu)

Time Programme
1330 - 1430 In Conversation with Muthu Singaram, Founder, Start-Up Podium®:
How is Technology Changing Knowledge Sharing in Healthcare?

  • Sam Metha, Vice Chairman, Metha Hospitals
  • Srivastava Sanjay, Business Thought Leader & Expert, Career CEO & Board Director
  • Dr. Ronnakorn, Full-Time Faculty in Sustainable Development and Project Seed, Chulalongkorn School of Integrated Innovation
  • Asst. Prof. Surat Tanprawate, Associate Director Chiang Mai Innovation Center, Chiang Mai University
1500 - 1515 Presentation by Rapid Response Revival
1530 - 1545 Lessons Learned from Applying AI to Aid in Medical Diagnosis – Case Studies from Japan
Kenshin Fujiwara, CEO and Founder, HACARUS Inc

11 Dec (Fri)

Time Programme
1330 - 1430 Role of Virtual Healthcare after the Pandemic
Moderated By Dr. Sonja Sulzmaier, Managing Partner, Navispace

  • Sirish Singaram, Founder, Swasth
  • Sona Chandra, Co-Founder, Oshi Health
  • Dr. Jay Jootar, Chief Executive Officer, Mor Corporation
  • Sajit Kumar C N, Director, Commercial IT, AstraZeneca
  • Dr. Naiyavud Wongkomet, Chief Operating Officer, Silicon Craft Technology PLC
  • Panusith Chomanan, Co-Founder, Ever Medical Technologies
1500 - 1515 Presentation by Rimscience Co Ltd
1530 - 1545 Presentation by Horizen Ltd

14 Dec (Mon)

Time Programme
0830 - 0930 In the Spotlight: Product Development in Healthcare
  • Jeffrey Champagne, General Manager – Emerging Categories, K&B Group, Kohler Co
  • Dr Mary Kan, Programme Director, Singapore Biodesign, A*STAR
  • Joe Porteus, Head of Partnerships, Rapid Response Revival
1500 - 1600 Presentations by Start-Up Park exhibitors

15 Dec (Tue)

Time Programme
0830 - 0930 In the Spotlight: Personalised Medicine
  • Sumant Kachru, Founder & CEO, Spaceify Technologies Pvt. Ltd
  • Jaydev Jani MD CPE MMM FACP, Clinical Program Director, Complex care Clinic, Atrium Health
1500 - 1600 In Conversation: Women in MedTech and Life Sciences Start-Ups
Moderated by: Rangapriya Gautham, Partner & Co-Founder, Cretium Business Solutions and Two Trees Workspaces

  • Sona Chandra, Co-Founder, Oshi Health
  • Lea Dias, Founder, Quæfacta
  • Shruti Kushwah, Founder, Crealoons Innovations
  • Dr. Suthira Taychakhoonavudh, Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder, Baiya Phytopha
  • Peeraya Ruthiraphong, MD, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University
  • Saendee Rattanasomrerk, MD, Co-Founder, MedEnSy Co Ltd
  • Dr. Waranyoo Phoolcharoen, CTO and Co-founder, Baiya Phytopharm

16 Dec (Wed)

Time Programme
0830 - 0930 In Conversation with Muthu Singaram:
Improvising Healthcare during and after the Pandemic

  • Barbara (Dalton) Russell, Self-employed
  • Dr Kushal Choraria, Consultant Physician, Nirmal Hospital
1500 - 1600 Presentations by Start-Up Park exhibitors

17 Dec (Thu)

Time Programme
0830 - 0930 Opportunities and Challenges facing MedTech Companies: A Southeast Asian Perspective
Moderated By Chris Hardesty, Director, Healthcare & Life Sciences, KPMG

  • Fredrik Nyberg, Managing Director, Asia Pacific, Medtech Innovator
  • Ajeesh Ashraf, J&J
  • Mark Wang, Pureland Venture
1500 - 1600 In the Spotlight:
How the Pandemic Changed the use of Blockchain, AI & Cloud in Healthcare

  • Lea Dias, Founder, Quæfacta
  • Vikash Sharma, Global Managing Partner Emeritus, IC1101 Inc
  • Adrian V.J Sossna, VP of Global Sales, Hacarus
  • Dr Daniel Ting, Head, AI and Digital Innovation, SingHealth
  • Lukasz Krasnopolski, CEO, Horizen Ltd

18 Dec (Fri)

Time Programme
0830 - 0930 MedTech Opportunities and Challenges: A Regional Perspective
Moderated By: Kumaran Pillai, Publisher, The Independent News & Media

  • Venkat Kamalakar Bundla, Managing Director, Garphi Biosciences
  • Lydia Leung, Board Member, Hong Kong Medical & Healthcare Device Industries Association
  • Dr. Suthira Taychakhoonavudh, Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder, Baiya Phytopharm
1500 - 1600 In the Spotlight:
Opportunities in Augmented Reality & Virtual Reality

  • Aline Noizet, Spain, Digital Health Connector
  • Dom Raban, CEO, Eploro
  • Dr Denis Graff, Co-founder and President, HypnoVR
  • Dr Chloe Chauvin, CSO, HypnoVR

*Programme is subject to change.