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About MAP-TXS 2024

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TechX Summit (TXS) and Milipol Asia-Pacific (MAP) have come together to showcase how science and technology are central to enhancing public safety and national security in the Asia-Pacific.

Organised jointly by HTX, GIE Milipol, and Comexposium under the auspices of the Ministry of Home Affairs (Singapore) and the Ministry of the Interior (France), this landmark event will bring together top Government officials, operational experts, industry leaders, and academia to discuss the latest solutions, strategies, and challenges; share technological trends; and foster greater collaboration within the international Homeland Security community.

Who is attending

Top Government officials, operational experts, industry leaders, and academia

Keynote speeches and panel discussions

10.30am - 11.00am

Opening Ceremony

  • Welcome Address by CE/HTX
  • GOH Speech

11.00am - 11.30am

Keynote Address

11.30am - 12.30pm

Strategic overview of AI and Homeland Security: Current States and Future Directions


  • Dr Dimitri Kusnezov, Under Secretary for S&T, DHS
  • Prof Jennifer Rubin, Chief Scientific Adviser, UK Home Office
  • Ng Yeow Boon, DCE (Development), HTX
  • Sim Feng-Ji, Deputy Secretary, SNDGO
  • Gaurav Keerthi, Executive VP, Advisory & Emerging Business, Ensign (Moderator)

Panel Synopsis

What are the strategic directions for AI in homeland security? This distinguished panel of top government officials and industry experts will discuss current AI applications, their effectiveness, and limitations within the domain of homeland security. Attendees will gain a nuanced understanding of AI's potential risks and the opportunities ahead to revolutionize homeland security applications.

2.15pm - 3.15pm

The Industry’s Role In AI Deployment for Homeland Security


  • Marc Darmon, SVP, Europe & International Organization, Thales Group
  • Dave West, SVP and President of Asia, Cisco
  • Sam Liew, Managing Partner, Gov+, NCS
  • Annie Sng, Director Intel PMC, HTX (Moderator)

Panel Synopsis

Industry-government partnerships are critical for enhancing homeland security infrastructure. Does AI have a role to play in this? Featuring leading figures from the private sector, this panel aims to shed light on how industries are leveraging AI technologies, the challenges they face, and the potential for implementing AI in homeland security.

3.30pm - 4.30pm

Safe Adoption of AI


  • Simon Chesterman, Vice Provost, Senior Dir (AI Governance), NUS
  • Yeong Zee Kin, CE, Singapore Academy of Law
  • Dr Michael Zeller, Head, AI Strategy & Solutions, Temasek International
  • Weng Wanyi, Director, National AI Office, SNDGO (Moderator)

Panel Synopsis

This session brings together a distinguished panel from government, industry, and academia to address the ethical considerations crucial for the safe adoption of AI technologies. The focus will be on preventing potential infringements on privacy, avoiding the perpetuation of bias and discrimination, while also discussing the enablers for responsible AI use. The panel aims to outline a framework for the transformative role of AI in society, ensuring it serves as a tool for positive social impact.

9.30am - 10.00am

Dialogue Session with Mr. Jeff Moss

Founder and CEO of the DEF CON

10.00am -11.00am

Securing Borders: Threats and Challenges


  • Michael Outram, Commissioner, Australia Border Force
  • Marvin Sim, Commissioner ICA, Singapore
  • Diane Sabatino, Acting Executive Assistant Commissioner, Office of Field Operations, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, DHS
  • Jean-Christophe Fondeur, Chief Technical Officer, IDEMIA

Panel Synopsis

With the rapidly evolving challenges in global travel, trade, and security, how has border security been affected? This panel will discuss the current landscape, emerging threats, and the importance of fostering collaboration between government and industry to ensure border management has the cutting-edge technologies to ensure security and efficiency.

11.00am -12.00pm

Battling Cyber Crimes and Scams


  • Prof Zhu Liming, Research Dir, Software & Computational Systems, CSIRO’s Data61
  • Ng Tian Chong, CEO, Singtel Singapore
  • Jonathan Pan, Director xCyber, HTX (Moderator)

Panel Synopsis

This panel, which brings together leaders from law enforcement, industry, and academia, will provide an in-depth look at current trends in cybercrime, how we can use AI/ML algorithms, forensic analysis, and digital watermarking to counter these threats, and how our collaborative efforts can enhance cyber resilience and prevent crimes in the digital realm.

1.45pm - 2.45pm

Human-Centric Innovation in the Age of AI


  • Prithvi Suresh, Founder/CEO Borneo Data Pte Ltd/ HTX Board Member
  • Lan Guan, Chief AI Officer, Accenture
  • Ng Pan Yong, Chief Innovation Officer, HTX

Panel Synopsis

Is there a place for human innovation in the age of AI? This panel will explore how AI-driven innovation can be harnessed to complement and augment human creativity. The session will offer strategic insights for leaders on integrating AI into innovation programs, and how they may chart a course to navigate the AI transformation journey responsibly.

Past highlights

The inaugural TechX Summit (TXS) held in 2022 brought experts and thought leaders from around the world to share insights on leading science and technology trends that are transforming public safety and security.




Conference delegates

Come join us

This conference is an opportunity and a platform for participants to come together to explore the latest technologies, solutions, and trends; generate discussions and exchange ideas; and foster collaborations to make the world a safer place for everyone.

See you on 3-5 April 2024
Sands Expo and Convention Centre