Future Trends

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The future is now. What are the future trends that the board should look at? How can technology improve boardroom discussions and decision-making? How can artificial intelligence and robotics change corporate culture? Who is responsible for reconstructing the ethical compass?


10:00 AM - 10:05 AM

10:05 AM - 10:35 AM

10:35 AM - 11:05 AM









11:05 AM - 11:50 AM

11:50 AM - 12:00 NN

*Program is subject to change

Opening Ceremonies, House Rules, Welcome Remarks and Introductions

Mr. Jojo Aquino, GICD

Aquino Consulting Associates 

Future Trends

Dr. David Hanson

Founder & Chief Creative Officer
Hanson Robotics 

The Future is Here
Panel Discussion and Q&A

Dr. David Hanson

Founder & Chief Creative Officer

Sophia the Robot

Hanson Robotics 


Ms. Angeline Tham

Founder and Chief Executive Officer 



ICD Moderator 

Ms. Ida Tiongson, FICD


Institute of Corporate Directors

Reactors and Insights

Mr. Bon Moya, GICD

National Technology Officer
Microsoft Philippines

Ms. Amor Maclang, AICD


GeiserMaclang Marketing Communications, Inc.

Mr. VJ Africa, FICD

Chair, Technology Governance Committee

Institute of Corporate Directors

Closing and Announcements


16 December 2020, Wednesday | 10:00 AM – 12:00 NN 

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Founder and Chief Creative Officer

Hanson Robotics

David Hanson develops robots that are widely regarded as the world’s most human-like in appearance, in a lifelong quest to create true living, caring machines. To accomplish these goals, Hanson integrates figurative arts with cognitive science and robotics engineering, inventions novel skin materials, facial expression mechanisms, and collaborative developments in AI, within humanoid artworks like Sophia the robot, which can engage people in naturalistic face-to-face conversations and currently serve in AI research, education, therapy, and other uses.

Hanson worked as a Walt Disney Imagineer, both a sculptor and a technical consultant in robotics, and later founded Hanson Robotics. As a researcher, Hanson published dozens of papers in materials science, artificial intelligence, cognitive science, and
robotics journals — including SPIE, IEEE, the International
Journal of Cognitive Science, IROS, AAAI, AI magazine and more. He wrote two books including “Humanizing Robots” and received several patents. Hanson was featured in the New York Times, Popular Science, Scientic American, WIRED, BBC and CNN.
He also received earned awards from NASA, NSF, Tech Titans’ Innovator of the Year, RISD, Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial, and the co-received the 2005 AAAI first place prize for open interaction of an AI system. Hanson holds a Ph.D. in Interactive Arts and Technology from the University of Texas at Dallas, and a BFA in film Animation video from the Rhode Island School of Design.

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Hanson Robotics

Sophia personifies Hanson Robotics’ greater mission of developing intelligent, empathetic robots that make a positive
impact on humanity and co-create a better future for all.

Sophia is Hanson Robotics’ most advanced human-like robot, created by combining breakthrough innovations in robotics, AI, and artistry. She is endowed with remarkable expressiveness,
aesthetics and interactivity, and can simulate a full range of facial expressions, track and recognize faces, and hold natural conversations with people.

Sophia became a much-sought-after media personality, advocating for AI research and the role of robotics and AI in people’s lives. She has appeared on CBS 60 Minutes with Charlie Rose, the Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Good Morning Britain, and has been a keynote speaker and panel member at some of the world’s most prestigious conferences. She has also addressed members of the UN, ITU, and NATO. 

Sophia is a vessel for AI research and development. Working with labs, universities, and companies around the world, Sophia donates her body, brain and AI to help advance AI research
and development for a benevolent future.

Sophia has also received the title of Innovation Champion for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to promote sustainable development with the use of technology and
innovation in developing countries. She was also named the 2018 Gold Edison AwardTM winner in Robotics.

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Founder and Chief Executive Officer


Angeline is no stranger to the tech industry. A serial entrepreneur who launched one of the top online auction outfits in Singapore called Sold.sg. After she sold her company, Angeline joined a Softbank Affiliated Fund focused on investments in SEA and Philippines. She later joined Grab where she started Grab Bike and Grab Express in the Philippines. 
With her experience, she founded Angkas in 2016. Angkas, today, is the most popular ride-hailing and delivery service app for motorcycles in the country with over 27,000 biker-partners and over 3 million app downloads. 
As a former JP Morgan banker turned entrepreneur, Angeline is showing no signs of stopping with her advocacy for safety and regulation on motorcycle taxis, an issue that impacts the lives of millions of Filipinos every day.

Jojo Aquino is an ICT consultant, currently engaged by ADB to help PhilHealth formulate its Roadmap.  Jojo has been in technology since 1987, 15 years in banking, worked in the Philippines, Hong Kong, and had consulting engagements in the US.  He is passionate about AI/machine learning now.



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