Date/ Time
26 Aug 2021

While the major disruptions that the global supply chains faced in the past year are dwindling, logistics companies continue to face an onslaught of pressures from rising trade tariffs between China and the US to unexpected setbacks such as the recent Suez Canal accident.

Fortunately, technology today can help organisations manage their global supply chains without the need for additional labour, physical space or expertise. However, where and how can artificial intelligence (AI), robot and human fit harmoniously in tomorrow's supply chain ecosystem?

Join the roundtable jointly organised by IPI and Supply Chain Asia on 26 August 2021, 3.00 pm (GMT +8) to discuss with technologists and logistics business partners on digitalisation for the sector.


3.00 pm – 3.05 pm

Introduction to IPI
Dr Sze Tiam Lin, Head, Innovation & Technology, IPI

3.05 pm – 3.10 pm

Introduction to Supply Chain Asia
Paul Lim, Founder and President, Supply Chain Asia

3.10 pm – 3.50 pm

Panel Discussion


  • Paul Lim, Founder and President, Supply Chain Asia
  • Jiang Yumin, Innovation Manager, Manufacturing, Infocomm and Built Environment, IPI


3.50 pm - 4.00 pm Q&A



Dr Sze Tiam Lin
Head, Innovation and Technology

With more than 18 years of experience in commercialisation of new technologies and IP management, Dr Sze leads the IPI team in addressing technology and innovation needs of enterprises from the industry in areas spanning across Infocomm Technology & Electronics, Energy & Environment, Materials & Chemicals, Health & Personal Care, Manufacturing, amongst others.

Prior to IPI, Dr Sze was the Senior Vice President at ETPL (now A*ccelerate), the commercialisation arm of Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR). He worked on commercialising new technologies and, being a pioneer, contributed to several best practices in industry-research collaboration, licensing, technology and market intelligence, IP management and strategy, and licensing professional skills and training.

Dr Sze is a Certified Licensing Professional (CLP) and a council member of the Executive Committee of the Licensing Executive Society (LES), Singapore. He holds a PhD and a Bachelor of Engineering in Automatic Control & Systems Engineering from the University of Sheffield, UK and received an executive education in Strategic R&D Management at INSEAD, Fontainebleau.


Paul Lim
Founder and President
Supply Chain Asia

Paul has worked for more than 30 years in the retail, logistics, supply chain and smart technologies industry, gaining experience covering operations, business development, corporate and strategic management as well as IT and supply chain solutions. He started his career in Retailing in 1988 when he joined Isetan and has worked with various multinationals including TNT Worldwide Express, EGL Global Logistics (now known as CEVA), Menlo Worldwide Logistics and YCH Group, a Singapore home-grown logistics solutions provider.

Paul founded and launched Supply Chain Asia, and has been leading the organisation as a volunteer since September 2005. Supply Chain Asia is a community that brings logistics and supply chain professionals in Asia together to network and learn from one another. As a volunteer, Supply Chain Asia provides Paul with a unique avenue to connect with the industry, both for knowledge and community development purpose. Paul has a strong network with shippers in the logistics and supply chain industry through his role in Supply Chain Asia.


Jiang Yumin
Innovation Manager Manufacturing,
Infocomm and
Built Environment

Jiang Yumin works with enterprises to grow their business through infocomm technology, with a focus on artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning. She helps to build the deep tech ecosystem in Singapore by connecting global technology partners with local expertise.

Yumin has over six years of professional experience in AI and e-commerce business across Asia and the US. Prior to IPI, Yumin was based in Silicon Valley in the US, leading AI solutions for enterprise customers at a Google-backed start-up. Earlier in her career, she was with Shopee managing ASEAN e-commerce projects and subsequently moved to Lazada to head e-Logistics solutions for brands and sellers. 

Yumin holds a Master of Business Administration from Quantic School of Business and Technology, US and a Bachelor of Computing with Information Systems from the National University of Singapore.




Jonathan Tan

Managing Director
UnaBiz Singapore




Jonathan Tan is the Managing Director of UnaBiz Singapore, overseeing all business relationships with ecosystem partners, clients and resellers in Singapore.

Jonathan oversees UnaBiz’s business relationships with ecosystem partners, clients and resellers in Singapore. UnaBiz is Asia’s first dedicated IoT network. We are the exclusive network operator of the Sigfox network in Singapore and Taiwan. Licensed by IMDA as a Facility-Based Operator (FBO) in Singapore, UnaBiz owns and deploys nation-wide carrier-grade network infrastructure in Singapore and Taiwan to enable physical devices to connect to the cloud. This public network is launched, enabling qualified channels and customers equal access to the IoT network to promote a vibrant and competitive market place.

Formerly head of sales for Singtel’s Global Fixed Satellite Business, Jonathan has 24 years of ICT broad-based experience in IoT, telecom, satellite, smart city solutions and infrastructure. Jonathan holds a Degree with Honours in Computer Engineering from the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore.

Priority to this, Jonathan was part of the pioneer team of EdgeMatrix, Singapore internet and mobile solutions between 1997-2002.


Rahul Nambiar

Rahul Nambiar is the co-founder and CEO of Botsync, a Singapore based robotics firm that builds robotic automation products for logistics and manufacturing companies in Asia. Botsync’s autonomous mobile robots, that move materials from point to point intelligently, are designed to be deployed in dynamic and complex environments in minimal time and without any infrastructure changes.

With over five years of experience designing robotic systems for academic and industrial projects, Rahul founded Botsync along with his co-founders to address the need for a prominent automation provider based in South East Asia. At Botsync, Rahul oversees the fundraising and strategy development initiatives as well as works with the engineering team to deploy their products at customer locations.



Melanie Tan

Product Manager

Melanie Tan leads SWAT's efforts to build a next generation logistics product leveraging the organisation's patented dynamic pooling and routing technology. She concurrently works on SWAT's transport product lines which are powering more efficient journeys in six markets across Asia – Singapore, Japan, Australia, Thailand, Vietnam and The Philippines.

Prior to joining SWAT, Melanie spent nine years at the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB). Among her various roles, Melanie was based in the San Francisco Bay Area for three-and-a-half years as Regional Director where she worked with tech start-ups across multiple domain areas to see how they could partner and expand in Asia. She also previously held the role of Head, Partnerships, where she focused on helping technology companies set up in Singapore and plug into the local innovation ecosystem. 



Allen Wan
APAC Supply Chain
Transformation Director
Cardinal Health

Allen Wan is an experienced Supply Chain professional with a demonstrated track record in various industries including medical healthcare and wine and spirits. He is a strong operations professional skilled in End to End Supply Chain Strategy, Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG), Customer Service and Logistics, and Operations Management.Allen spent almost 12 years in Diageo heading its supply chain team in APAC before leaving and join Cardinal Health in his current role as Director of APAC Supply Chain Transformation.





Evelyn Ooi
Geodis Asia Pacific

Evelyn Ooi is a technology leader and IT visionary with over 18 years of senior-level experience focusing on Strategic Planning, Digital Transformation and Change Management.

She holds a solid track record of providing technology direction to orchestrate growth in multiple domains from FMCG and Healthcare sector amongst others, interfacing with cross-functional internal stakeholders - Supply Chain / Warehouse / Transport Management, Specialty Chemicals, Technology, as well as Sales & Marketing, Finance and Human Resource functions.

Evelyn currently holds the position of Regional Director, IT, APAC at GEODIS, driving strategic IT directions within the APAC region. This includes transformation and digitalization initiatives that allow the IT function to adequately strengthen and enable business growth.