Joanne is an innovation strategist who has a strong foundation in human-centred design, technology, product development and management. As the Assistant Director, she manages IMDA’s PIXEL Innovation Hub, a leading launchpad in Southeast Asia for scaling corporate innovation and startups. Committed to making innovation accessible, Joanne drives initiatives that accelerate the pace of innovation for industries in the convergence of technology, media, and design. Her exceptional relationship-building skills have birthed partnerships, the latest being the AWS–IMDA Joint Innovation Centre @ PIXEL. It showcases the latest technologies and offers innovation methodologies for successful adoption and deployment.
During her last portfolio at DesignSingapore Council, she spearheaded numerous projects including the Design Industry Manpower plan. With her dedication towards nurturing the next generation of design leaders, she led the development of thought leadership platforms like the Design Education Summit and informal learning platforms like the School of X to solve real-world challenges.
Day 2 (August 31), 2:55 PM-3:20 PM
The Future of Immersive Experiences: Navigating the World of XR
The fireside chat will discuss the current state of extended reality (XR) and what lies ahead in a world of fast-paced innovation. It brings together a panel of experts from government and industry including a local start-up and corporation, who have pioneered initiatives in this rapidly evolving XR scene. The panelists will dive into the challenges and opportunities that come with implementing XR projects in organisations today. Join us to discover how immersive technologies will increasingly play a pivotal role in how we experience the world.