Community Lightning Talks 7

Join us on Thursday, October 15, 5PM (Singapore time) for our GST community lighting talks. GST is a global community we have organized 100+ live events and 15 webinars since the pandemic started with over 700 attendees in total

Now is an interesting opportunity to do an open call to our global community. Get an opportunity to present an insight on a problem they're facing or an idea for a startup/project they are working on. The goal will be to kickstart collaborations, get immediate feedback on your idea from our community, develop partnerships and more.

It will be in a lightning talk format with a max amount of 3 minutes for each talk. Presentations have to be on point, concise and avoid too much fluff!

Our mentors for this session:

Patricia Bader-Johnson

Founder of Silverbirch Associates KK (clean energy development), and angel investor/founder of nine other companies, as well as a not-or-profit, all focused on various aspects of the UN SDGs.

Prior to becoming a serial entrepreneur, Patricia held leadership roles in four Fortune 100’s (VP in Goldman Sachs, Director of Corporate and Regulatory Affairs in Standard Chartered Bank and BAT and a Director and Board member of IBM Japan), after more than10 years of public service in the Canadian Embassy in Tokyo, and Yokohama City government. She has led numerous philanthropic and sustainability-focused projects as a consultant for ADBI, World Bank among others, and was recently awarded the Presidential Medal in Mongolia in 2019 for her work in clean energy development. Patricia has served as a consultant to a range of government entities including Tokyo Business Development Centre, Invest Northern Ireland, and US State governments. She is the only female (past) President of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Japan; twice Leader of the Year for the American Chamber for her work in CSR. She has been/is a Professor/Lecturer in Sustainability and Globalization studies for Graduate Business programs in leading universities in Japan, Canada and the UK.

Patricia holds MBA in International Business from McGill University Canada. She is a Mother to four grown children, and has been married for 33 years to her musician husband, Brad.

Neeti Virmani

An INSEAD alumna, with 20+ years of experience, Neeti Virmani is an accomplished Business leader & strategist with a proven track record of driving business performance across diverse sectors – Telecom, FMCG, Media & Entertainment, with mass consumer focused Brands – Airtel, Pepsi, Aircel & Reliance Broadcast Network Ltd (92.7 BIG FM). She has worked in senior leadership roles, bringing to the table, expertise in Strategic planning, P&L Management, Transforming & Building Businesses and Managing Large Multi-Cultural, Multi-Locational & Cross Functional Teams.

As a member of the movement called the ‘Power Women of India’, she stands together with other Senior Female Leaders, to provide an eco-system for women to reach their full Leadership potential. She is a Board Member at Expat Professional Business Women Network (EPBWN), in South Korea.

As a member of Non-Profit board (Seoul International Women’s Association), for 2 years, she successfully led pioneering initiatives, including the implementation of Philanthropy initiatives focussing on promoting developmental changes in the education sector, in South Korea. She was also a board member of the Foreign Advisory Board(under the aegis of the local Incheon Government)at Songdo, Incheon, for 4 years. As FAB member, she was responsible for integration of expats into the local community, while ensuring their overall well-being.

Anthony Liu

Anthony Liu is currently the Head of Technology and Innovation, Asia at Goodman. Prior to this, he was the co-founder and board member of UrbanLab Accelerator, China's first PropTech corporate accelerator, co-founded by JLL, Swire Properties, and Ping An Group. He also worked in Swire Properties as their New Ventures Lead and Assistant Portfolio Manager.

  • October 15, 2020 at 5:00pm – 6pm
    Singapore, NA NA
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