Impact Chat: Empowering Millions Through Disruptive Technology

Technology has been an ongoing social catalyst that has the potential to empower communities, bridge information and communication gaps between countries, and tap on companies’ capabilities to drive change, solve social problems and create social impact.

Disruptive technology reshapes the landscape, forever altering the ways of life and businesses.

How do we use this disruptive technology for the benefit of all? How do we empower, connect and integrate millions through disruptive technology to grow, expand and reach their full potential?

Be part of the conversation on how technology in a disruptive way can empower individuals to access greater opportunities and impact millions of lives in a sustainable way!

Create. Invest. Empower.

Register Now for our first series of Impact Chat 2014!

Event details:

18 February 2014, Tuesday, 6:30pm - 7:30pm

School of Thought, Auditorium
222 Queen Street
Singapore 188550

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Clair Deevy leads Microsoft’s Corporate Social Responsibility programs in Asia Pacific. Her responsibilities include Community Grants, Youth Engagement, Disaster Response, NGO capacity building, Employee Engagement as well as leading regional communications for CSR, Government and Public Policy outreach. Working in the field of CSR, communications and Cause Related Marketing for more than 15 years, Clair’s professional and volunteering experience encompasses Government, NGOs and Corporations and Corporate Foundations.

Cathy Yum is the Asia Head of Marketing for Google Enterprise, primarily focused on emerging Asia. Her 25-year career has spanned the building of a world-class marketing team in the US at Cognos Software, to leading a global team for IBM’s Growth Markets Unit. Currently she is responsible for making the Google brand relevant for the enterprise by understanding the customer and connecting them to Google magic.

Zia Zaman is the Chief Strategy Officer for SingTel’s Group Enterprise. He is responsible for setting corporate strategy and growing the B2B line-of-business through inorganic M&A activities and developing emerging businesses. Businesses under his portfolio include M2M, Big Data and Analytics, Cloud, and “Safe City” solutions. Prior to SingTel Group, Zia was the Chief Strategy Officer for LG Electronics North America, and was responsible for all corporate strategy, corporate development activities and managing a portfolio of businesses of ~$15 billion.


Frank H. Levinson,Ph.D., is the founder and managing director of Small World Group an early stage venture capital group and incubator that operates out of Singapore and the USA. From 1988 through 2008, he was founder and served as CTO and chairman of Finisar Corporation, today the world’s largest optical communications subsystems company. Frank is an active venture investor and serves on multiple private and public company boards with focus on clean tech and optical systems; he also serves on non-profit boards in these same areas.

About Impact Chat

Impact Chat is a monthly interactive discussion series in Singapore, which highlights ideas and trailblazers in the areas of social innovations and impact investing. Impact Chat sets out to provide fresh and stimulating dialogue about how to transform ideas into action in Singapore and around the world. With leaders from the Social Enterprise, Corporate, Academic and Government sectors all regularly contributing. Impact chat is for inspired and passionate people from diverse background to share ideas and different points of views. Want to know more about our work? Sign up to be on our mailing list!

About the Organizers:

IIX and Shujog are Social Enterprises (SEs) based in Singapore that are dedicated to creating vibrant social capital markets in Asia Pacific. IIX operates three capital-raising platforms tailored for SEs at various stages of growth — Impact Incubator™, Impact Partners™, and Impact Exchange™. These platforms showcase Asian SEs seeking growth capital to a global audience of impact investors, giving these SEs greater opportunities to scale and expand their positive impact. IIX also works to develop the financial products and ecosystem that will facilitate the growth of the impact investment sector in Asia Pacific. Shujog is IIX’s not-for-profit sister entity which works to equip SEs, investors, and other members of the ecosystem with the tools that will create greater accountability, transparency and insight in the SE space in Asia Pacific. Through its impact assessment, advocacy, and research work, Shujog is a leader in delivering products and services that will strengthen the impact investing market and create greater opportunities for SEs in Asia Pacific.

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Our mailing address is:
IIX and Shujog
38 Carpenter
St.02-01 Hui Seng Building
Singapore 059917

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