Sikkim’s Karma Bhutia delivers keynote address at Singapore’s Seamless Asia conference

Gangtok, 18 Jul:

Sikkimese entrepreneur, Karma Bhutia, the founder of Gangtok-based DEmi Solutions, Niko, MeGoYo, and iShippo, delivered the keynote address at Seamless Asia which is considered one of Asia's more prestigious technology conferences held annually in Singapore.

Mr Bhutia is also a Mentor at Faster Capital and SMUTBI.

He spoke about the application of Data Science, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence to further the evolution of trans-border trade, retail, payments, logistics and commerce. The Seamless Asia conference was held from 24 to 27 June 2019 at Suntec City Singapore.

Seamless Asia is Asia's largest and longest running conferences focused on the converging worlds of commerce, retail, logistics and payments that brings together leading minds, entrepreneurs and innovators. This year, it had over 6,000 participants, 200 speakers and 150 sponsors and exhibitors from across 40 countries.

“I’ve been speaking at this conference for the past many years but this time it was personally a difficult experience as I had to travel to the conference at a time when my uncle had expired and I couldn't attend his funeral. However, in my heart I know he would have wanted me to continue carrying the beacon forward as he was one of the brightest entrepreneurs Sikkim has produced. In a way it was a homage to his entrepreneurial creed.

This year I've seen the rate of innovation in Artificial Intelligence, Digital Currency, Blockchain & Robotics have increased exponentially. The data-driven economy is changing rapidly and we all have a conscious choice to make - either we participate in building the new economy around data science or we will be left in the lurch economically, politically and socially," said Mr Bhutia.

Later, on 06 July, Mr Bhutia delivered a keynote address on Artificial Intelligence & Cross Border Trade at the Startup Summit Nepal 2019 in Kathmandu.

Startup Summit Nepal was organized by the BTV Nepal and held at Akama Hotel Kathmandu. The event had over 1000 participants, 45 startups and speakers from Nepal, Thailand & India.