DWEN 2019
DWEN Summit 2019 Agenda
*Subject to change

Sunday July 14
11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. DWEN Hospitality Desk
3:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Social Entrepreneurship Activity with Girls Track
5:15 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. DWEN Attendee Orientation
6:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Media Orientation
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. DWEN Welcome Reception in Garden Terrace

Monday July 15
8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Innovating for the Future: Share. Inspire. Transform.

Join Karen Quintos, Chief Customer Officer Dell Technologies, as we celebrate the 10th annual DWEN Global Summit. Then, highlighting the diversity and dynamic aspects of Singapore and the broader Asia region, we will hear from three exceptional women entrepreneurs: Kathleen Chien, COO, CFO & Founder of 51job in China, Sabrina Tan, CEO & Founder of Skin Inc. in Singapore, and Rosaline Chow Koo, Founder & CEO of CXA Singapore, as they share their successes, obstacles and insights that will inspire and encourage us on our own journeysfollowed by a moderated Q&A with Karen Gilchrist from CNBC.

10:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Going Global: Doing Business in Asia

We are honored to welcome Ms Grace FU Hai Yien, Minister for Culture, Community and Youth of Singapore, who will give us her valuable insights and perspectives on business and entrepreneurship in Singapore and across southeast Asia. Following her keynote, Amit Midha, President, APJ | Global Digital Cities at Dell Technologies, will moderate a roundtable discussion with Minister Fu, Ankiti Bose, Founder & CEO of Zilingo, Sherry Boger, Vice President Intel and Belinda Widgery, Channel & Device Marketing Lead, Microsoft. We will close the session with a fireside chat with Tom Sweet, CFO of Dell Technologies and Amy Millman, President of Springboard Enterprises, discussing global financial insights. Each of these discussions will cover the unique challenges and opportunities of doing business in Asia, global trade considerations, with specific emphasis on the current climate, and the cultural nuances and market conditions across this diverse and growing economy.

12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. DWEN Press Conference

For press only. Please join Dell Technologies executives Amit Midha, President of APJ, Karen Quintos, Chief Customer Officer and Jennifer Allison, VP, Products & Operations Communication to learn about Dell’s business, DWEN, and a global call to action for advocating for women entrepreneurs.

1:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. Workshop: Tech Solutions to Grow and Scale Your Business

Growing and scaling your business can be difficult, and many times technology can offer solutions that are not always obvious. In this session, Erik Day, SVP Dell Small Business US, will moderate a discussion with Lisa Skeete Tatum, Co-Founder of Landit (US) and Tammie Tham, Founder of Accel Systems & Technology / Executive Vice President of Ensign InfoSecurity (Singapore), both of whom have successfully utilized technology to grow their businesses and differentiate themselves amongst the competition. Following the discussion, we will break into roundtables hosted by Dell Technologies senior leaders in an interactive workshop focused on the top business challenges and sharing best practices and coming up with solutions.

3:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Investor Insights & Finding the “Right Fit” Investor for Your Business

In this two-part session we will hear insights from two seasoned investors, Eddie Chau, TNF Ventures and Sarah Chen, The Billion Dollar Fund for Women. Moderated by Pocket Sun of SoGal Ventures, the conversation will cover the current global funding climate, challenges and opportunities and the gap in funding for female entrepreneurs. Following the discussion, attendees will participate in an interactive “mock” interview workshop with our investors focused on uncovering the questions and insights that help founders determine if an investor is a “right fit” for their business.

6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. DWEN Evening Out at Gardens By the Bay

Tuesday July 16
8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Social Impact: It’s Good for Business

At Dell Technologies, we believe a responsible and inclusive business drives innovation, sparks passion and engagement with our team members, and builds trust with our customers and partners. Positive social impact is a business imperative, essential to our success. In this session, we’ll hear an update on Dell’s social impact programs from Dell’s Angela Fox, SVP of Australia New Zealand. Angela will also host an interview with Dr. Jemma Green, co-founder and Chairman of Power Ledger, a fast-growing tech startup that has developed a world-first blockchain enabled energy trading platform to make energy markets more efficient

Inspiring your team: Why cultivating employee engagement matters

Many studies that show that employees who are engaged, happy and purpose-driven tend to deliver better productivity and financial outcomes for companies. But with the demands of scaling and growing a business, how do you cultivate a company culture that ensures every employee is empowered to do their best work? What are the strategies, insights and tools to drive engagement with a new generation of talent? Our experts and business leaders discuss how inspired and passionate teams drive tangible and successful business results.

10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Workshop: Global Legal Trends

Starting your business was the easy part…now you want to grow it, but there are so many legal factors to consider! Where do you start? Ryan Garcia, Dell Legal, will lead a panel of seasoned international attorneys from Hogan Lovells to answer your most pressing questions – how to negotiate cloud computing contracts, managing and protecting your data, financing your company, building a workforce in a time of changing immigration regulation and options for exiting for your venture – either through sales or IPOs.

11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. DWEN Unconference

This unconventional and unstructured forum empowers you to share your expertise through the unfiltered exchange of information and ideas. With your help, we will create the afternoon’s agenda in real-time to allow for interactive, open discussions on topics you care most about. During the Idea Generation period, anyone who wants to initiate a discussion can propose a topic – whether to share expertise, search for new ideas or learn from others. The agenda is built as topics are proposed and assigned a time slot. This high-energy environment will amplify your ideas and spark new ones.

4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. The Future is Female

Keynote: Fiercely Feminine: How women will lead the future

Power has no gender, but for too long, it has been a very masculine domain. In this closing keynote, best-selling author and leadership authority, Margie Warrell, will challenge you to dial up your courage and embrace your leadership strengths to step into your power and dare to make your boldest mark in your business and the world.

Also, in this session, Dell’s Ryan Garcia will talk about the big ideas and themes that emerged during our Unconference. And we’ll have one of the favorite sessions at DWEN where our Girls Track participants will pitch the business ideas they’ve developed over the last day and a half!

6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. DWEN Farewell Reception