FOSSASIA Summit 2018: OpenTechSummit March 22-25, 2018

FOSSASIA

OpenTechSummit March 22-25, 2018 Singapore

FOSSASIA Summit 2018:

The Open Conversational Web” with Open Source AI at Asia’s Leading Open Technology Conference

FOSSASIA teams up with Science Centre Singapore and Lifelong Learning Institute for Asia’s premier open technology summit. The FOSSASIA OpenTechSummit is taking place from March 22-25, 2018 under the tagline “The Open Conversational Web” with a strong focus on Artificial Intelligence and Cloud for the Industry 4.0. More than 200 speakers will fly in to present at the event. International exhibitors will showcase their latest advancements and meet developers in a careers fair.

The FOSSASIA Open Tech Summit is an annual tech event featuring tech icons from around the world since 2009. The event is all about the latest and greatest open source technologies and their impact and applications on business and society. With more than 3,000 attendees the FOSSASIA Summit is the biggest gathering of Open Source developers and businesses in Asia. A great feature of 2018 is the expanded exhibition space where tech businesses, SMEs and startups converge with developers and customers and meet potential candidates in a careers fair.

“The goal of the FOSSASIA Summit is to bring together developers, technologists and businesses to collaborate, share and explore the full potential of open source to create opportunities for new industries. And, right now there is a shift happening where users increasingly communicate through their voice with computer applications enhanced by Open Source AI technologies.“, says Ms. Hong Phuc Dang, chair of the summit and continues: “We expect to see interesting new voice gadgets to try out at the event. And, attendees will be able to learn how to develop solutions for these new voice interface devices here.”

Associate Professor Lim Tit Meng, CE of Science Centre adds: “Technologies like Big Data, AI and VR, and the web itself are becoming more open and conversational. They are also the engines behind the Industry 4.0 innovations. The open source community, with its spirit of co-creation and sharing is at the forefront of conversations on the web. At Science Centre Singapore, we aim to showcase and create content using these technologies and look forward to learning from and working with the open source community.”

The call for speakers is open and “we are seeing a large increase in proposals this year” says Mr. Mario Behling from the FOSSASIA Summit committee . Speakers are expected from companies such as car manufacturer Daimler, tech companies like Google, Microsoft, Oracle, Samsung, Intel and from many Singapore startups with topics ranging from algorithms and cognitive experts to DevOps, cloud containers, Blockchain and Neurotechnologies. Voice assistants and Open Source development solutions for SUSI.AI, Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Microsoft Cortana, Siri, and solutions using Nuance or IBM Watson are a big topic.

Tickets are available on the website 2018.fossasia.org. Students can get discount passes.

Journalists are cordially invited to register for free press passes + receive a complimentary invitation to the social event with buffet and cultural program.

Please register here: 2018.fossasia.org/press/ About Organizers and Host Venue:

FOSSASIA develops Open Source solutions with a global developer community and organizes Open Technology events around the year in Asia. More than 2000 developers are registered contributors to FOSSASIA projects. FOSSASIA was founded in 2009 by Mario Behling and Hong Phuc Dang.

Science Centre Singapore and its group of attractions bring out the wonders of science, technology, engineering and mathematics through its unique blend of exhibitions, educational programmes or events. In nearly four decades, over 17 million visitors have entered our doors, arriving with curiosity and leaving inspired by our creative and innovative content.

Lifelong Learning Institute was launched in 2013. It is one of two Continuing Education and Training campuses (CET) by SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG). As a vibrant adult-learning campus, LLI serves as a gateway for in-demand skills training and professional upgrading programmes.

For More Information Please Contact: Ms. Hong Phuc DANG, hp@fossasia.org , +65 83435672

Event page http://2018.fossasia.org
Royalty-Free/Freely Licensed Images: http://www.flickr.com/groups/fossasia-2017-singapore/ Twitter: http://twitter.com/fossasia
Facebook: https://facebook.com/fossasia
Call for speakers https://blog.fossasia.org/fossasia-summit-2018-singapore-call-for-speakers FOSSASIA Summit 2017 Recap https://blog.fossasia.org/fossasia-summit-2017-wrap-up

Event Dates:
Exhibition March 22-24 Conference March 22-25

Event Venue:

Lifelong Learning Institute 11 Eunos Road 8, Singapore 408601

Web: fossasia.org Event: 2018.fossasia.org

Company Address: FOSSASIA Singapore

6 Eu Tong Sen Street #05-07 The Central 059817 Singapore

Contact:
FOSSASIA
Ms. Hong Phuc DANG Email: hp@fossasia.org Phone: +65 83435672

Science Centre Singapore Ms. Kiruthika RAMANATHAN Kiruthika_RAMANATHAN @science.edu.sg

Phone: +65 9649 0670

Lifelong Learning Institute Mr. Don SOH Don_SOH@ssg.gov.sg Phone: +65 9682 4775

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