Thought Leaders Series

The Thought Leaders Series (TLS) is SB's annual signature event that highlights the importance of needs-driven innovation with an added focus on Asia. Since its inauguration, we have had the great honour of inviting international key opinion leaders to educate the Singapore community on the latest industry insights and market trends in medical technology development. Through an ‘in-conversation’ styled forum, the distinguished speakers illuminate international perspectives on the challenges and future of the medical technology industry.

Past Thought Leaders Series

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2019 Ophthalmic Innovations for Asia
Ms Bebe Teo, Managing Director, Vision Care, Seed, Accelerate, Sustain Markets, Asia Pacific

Dr. Mark Blumenkranz, HJ Smead Professor Emeritus, Stanford University School of Medicine
Mr Biten Kathrani, Head of R&D for Asia Pacific, Johnson & Johnson Vision Care
Mr Lai Teik Kin, Founding CEO, EYRIs
Ms Richel Liu, Founder & CEO, Rimonci Capital

Prof Wong Tien Yin, Medical Director & Senior Consultant, Singapore National Eye Centre; Chairman, Board of Directors, Singapore Eye Research Institute
2018 Diabetes Sandbox: Interface Between Medical Technology and Digital Health Speaker:
Mr Michael Kloss, CEO, Ascensia Diabetes Care

Dr David Klonoff, Head, Diabetes Center
Dr Bee Yong Mong, Head, SingHealth Duke-NUS Diabetes Centre
Mr Linus Tham, GCIO, Parkway Pantai

Mr Fredrik Nyberg, CEO, APACMed
2015 MedTech Innovation Ecosystem: What Can Asia Learn and Adapt from Silicon Valley? Speaker:
Prof Paul Yock, Executive Director, Stanford Biodesign

A/Prof Tan Sze Wee, Deputy Executive Director, BMRC, A*STAR
Dr John Collins, COO, Center of Integration of Medicine and Innovation Technology
Prof Sun Kyung, Chair, Osong Medical Innovation Foundation; Professor, Korea University College of Medicine
Mr Yoh-Chie Lu, Chairman, Biosensors International
Dr Fumiaki Ikeno, Programme Director (US), Japan Biodesign, Stanford University

Dr Christopher Shen, Executive Director (US), Singapore-Stanford Biodesign; Managing Director, Vertex Ventures Healthcare
Mr Ruey Feng Peh, Programme Director, Singapore-Stanford Biodesign; CEO and Founder, Advent Access Pte Ltd
2013 Innovation in Surgical Robotics Speakers:
Dr Frederic Moll, CEO, Auris Robotic Surgery; Founder Intuitive Surgical Inc.
Prof Christopher Cheng, Senior Consultant, Urology, Singapore General Hospital; Pro-term CEO, Sengkang General Hospital
A/Prof Louis Phee, Head, School of Mechnical & Aerospace Engineering, NTU; Co-Founder, Endomaster Pte Ltd
2011 Medical Technology Innovation: East Meets West Speaker:
Dr Thomas Fogarty, Managing Director, Fogarty Institute for Innovation
Mr Yoh-Chie Lu, Chairman, Biosensors International