EI LIVE free webinar | Clash of the Titans - Tech vs Engineering

Branch event
  • Hong Kong
  • 2-12-2020

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18.30-19.30 (Hong Kong time)

Event details:

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is often viewed by investors as fundamental to aiding their decision making and driving returns on their investments. AI is often a start-up's base offering before they even get setup, and for clients it is viewed as the forefront of innovation.

Engineering is known for its rigor and discipline, and more formal cultural approach, whereas the technology industry regularly creates an "iterative agile" approach using testing throughout the production process.

The webinar will ask what are the building blocks for a successful artificial intelligence system? What are the possibilities for powerful computers to transform billions of data into a magical silver bullet for industry and its operations? How can AI be applied to an engineering approach?


  • Sankar S. Villupuram, Associate Director, Arup
Mr Villupuram holds the responsibility of leading Digital Services for Arup in East Asia. It involves creating Software as a Service & digital solutions apart from advising our clients around the integration of data silos in built environment.

He has over 20 years of experience in design and implementation of transformational smart operational solutions leveraging Internet of Things (IoT) and data analytics across various domains viz. construction, public security, gaming, property, supply chain/logistics etc. 

He has managed several landmark projects in Hong Kong and gained extensive multidisciplinary experience in bid to strategic delivery.  His pro-bono work includes board of director position at the Hong Kong Internet of Things Alliance and serving Project Management Institute (Hong Kong Chapter Board).

Mr Villupuram holds MBA (HKUST) with a bachelor’s in Electrical & Electronics Engineering. He is a professionally qualified CPIT (Project Director), PMP, CISA (Information security auditor) & CISM (Information Security Manager), CDPSE (Data Privacy Solution Engineer). He has recently completed the executive course from MIT on Innovation & Leadership. He was awarded CXO of the year under “Value Creation” category in the program hosted by INSEAD & judged by IDC, HPE & Intel.