SICW 2020 Events: 
Fireside Chat

All event dates and timings below are in Singapore time (GMT +8). To register for this event, please visit

The Future Tech Landscape: Bipolar?
The Fireside Chat is the signature kick-off event for SICW 2020 and will be held virtually on 5 October 2020, 8.00pm - 9.30pm.

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The session will bring together distinguished panellists for a conversation on the future of the global tech landscape, drawing on perspectives and the rich experience gained from their leadership roles in the public and private sectors. The Fireside Chat will set the stage for the rest of the events at SICW 2020, and examine strategies needed to collectively advance global cyber stability, secure emerging tech, strengthen public-private partnerships and seize digital opportunities.

  • Mr S Iswaran, Minister for Communications and Information and Minister-in-charge of Cybersecurity, Singapore
  • Mr Murat Sönmez, Managing Director, World Economic Forum
  • Mr Syed Ali, Expert Partner in Enterprise Technology, Private Equity and Telecommunications, Media & Technology practices; Co-Head of Global Cybersecurity Advisory Practices, Bain & Company
  • Ms Haslinda Amin, Chief International Correspondent for Southeast Asia, Bloomberg