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Steve Leonard

Founding CEO, SGInnovate

Steve is a technology-industry leader with a wide range of experience, having played key roles in building several global companies in areas such as Software, Hardware and Services.  Although born in the US, Steve considers himself a member of the larger global community, having lived and worked outside the US for more than 25 years. 
In his current role as the Founding Chief Executive Officer of SGInnovate – a private limited company wholly owned by the Singapore Government – Steve has been chartered to lead an organisation that builds ‘deep-tech’ companies. Capitalising on the science and technology research for which Singapore has gained a global reputation, Steve’s team works with local and international partners, including universities, venture capitalists, and major corporations to help technical founders imagine, start and scale globally-relevant early-stage technology companies from Singapore.


Prior to his role as the CEO of SGInnovate, Steve served three years as the Executive Deputy Chairman of the Infocomm Development Authority (IDA), a government statutory board under the purview of Singapore’s Ministry of Communications and Information. In that role, he had executive responsibility at the national level for various aspects of the information technology and telecommunications industries in Singapore.


Steve serves on the advisory boards of a range of universities and organisations in Singapore.  He also serves as an Independent Non-Executive Director at Singapore Post Ltd (SingPost), a global leader in e-commerce logistics; and AsiaSat, a Hong Kong Stock Exchange-listed commercial operator of communication spacecraft.

Event Schedule

DAY 1
13 February 2020
Start Time End Time Session Description
01:10 pm 02:45 pm SESSION II – INNOVATION PARTNERSHIPS – STAYING AHEAD IN THE ERA OF THE DIGITAL ECONOMY

-ASEAN innovation roadmap 2019-2025 – promoting open and inclusive innovation and building impactful innovation ecosystems

-Meeting the challenges of the changing Read More

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