Design and AI in the Data Driven World

07 Sep 2021 - 08 Sep 2021 9AM to 5PM Virtual

Discover the potential of Design and AI


Hear from industry experts on how the usage of Design and AI has become an integral part of their corporate culture and how it has helped to resolve challenges.
Gain hands-on experience in creating AI algorithms and apply skills acquired in our Machine Learning Workshop to identify key insights to improve customer experience and journey in our challenge!

This event is organised in partnership with DBS Bank.


This 2-day event is conducted in three parts (Day 1: Part 1 and Part 2; Day 2: Part 3). You may choose to attend either Part 1 and/or Part 2. However, it is compulsory for participants in Part 3 to attend Part 2.


Part 3 - The Challenge is open only to students in the final or penultimate year of high school studies/polytechnic education and SUTD students from the Class of 2024.​

Limited to 100 participants on a first-come-first-served basis.

Please refer to the Challenge Terms and Conditions at the bottom of the page for more details.

Challenge Prizes:

  • 1st prize: S$1,000 Takashimaya vouchers
  • 2nd prize: S$500 Takashimaya vouchers
  • 3rd prize: S$250 Takashimaya vouchers


DBS AI Stories of Making Banking Joyful - Dr Max Chen Wang

Dr Max Chen Wang
Lead Data Scientist, Consumer Banking Group
DBS Bank

Dr Wang has built expertise in areas spanning math programming and numerical optimisation, machine learning, deep learning, data analysis and insight, operations management, etc. He has managed to turn his expertise into solutions to commercial problems in various industries including finance, logistics, gas and oil, manufacturing, etc. and contributed great values to customers.

How Design Thinking is Changing the Bank - Mr Gordon Goh

Mr Gordon Goh
Design Strategist, VP of Experience Strategy
DBS Bank

A pi-shaped person with in-depth expertise in design and innovation. Classically trained in Industrial Design, Gordon has worked in UX, Product, Graphics, Spatial and Service design for over 10+ years of experience across the design and finance industry. A designer at his core, he helps uncover people’s potential through design thinking and design making. At DBS Bank, he uses a customised design thinking framework to strategise, coach and tackle some of the bank’s most challenging problems. Whilst driving differentiated customer experience excellence and pushing ambitious innovations across the bank.

SUTD Alumnus Sharing - Ms Nikki Tibrewala

Ms Nikki Tibrewala
SUTD Alumnus, Class of 2017
Regional Data Analyst, Level II, Delivery Hero APAC (Foodpanda)

Nikki is Regional Data Analyst II (APAC) at foodpanda (part of Delivery Hero), working on Competitive and Strategic Analytics across the 12 markets including Japan. With 3.5 years of experience, she has first-hand knowledge of the application of Machine Learning & Data Science that drives impact whilst creating a data-fluent culture where Data is at the core of all conversations. Nikki is one of our alumni from the graduating batch of 2017, majoring in Business Analytics, SUTD ISTD. She strongly believes in an inclusive environment and pushing for women’s potentials and so, co-leading women@foodpanda Employee Resource Group (ERG). Nikki enjoys the arts - painting and crafting in her free time & with an entrepreneurial spirit, aspires to start her own business someday.

Machine Learning Workshop - Assistant Professor Lee Ka-Wei, Roy

Assistant Professor Lee Ka-Wei, Roy
Design and Artificial Intelligence, Information Systems Technology and Design
Singapore University of Technology and Design
Roy Ka-Wei Lee is an Assistant Professor at the Information Systems Technology and Design pillar (ISTD), Singapore University of Technology and Design. He is a faculty of the transformative Design and Artificial Intelligence (DAI) programme. Previously, he was an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at the University of Saskatchewan, Adjunct Faculty at School of Information Systems, Singapore Management University, and Research Fellow at the Living Analytics Research Centre. His research journey began at the Singapore Management University, where he had obtained the full suite of qualifications; Bachelor, Masters, and PhD Degree in Information Systems, on fully-funded scholarships from the university. His research lies in the intersection of data mining, machine learning, social computing, and natural language processing. He is particularly interested in studying user behaviours in multiple social networks, maintaining cyber social safety, and building next-generation social recommender systems for online social platforms.


Thank you for your support. Registration has now closed.

Challenge Terms and Conditions
  1. General provisions

The Design and AI in the Data Driven World  Challenge 2021 (the “Challenge”) is a design innovation competition  for SUTD students (class of 2024) and students in the final or penultimate year of high school studies/polytechnic education co-organised by DBS Bank Ltd and SUTD (“the Co-Organisers”).

The following Terms and Conditions (“Challenge Rules”) apply to all participants in the Challenge which is scheduled to take place on 7 – 8 September 2021, subject to changes / postponement/ cancellation, at the discretion of the Co-Organisers, where necessary. 

  1. How to Register

This challenge is open only to SUTD students from the Class of 2024 and students in the final or penultimate year of high school studies/polytechnic education.

​Limited to 100 participants on a first-come-first-served basis.

Register with this registration link or at the bottom of this event page.

Participants who are below 18 years old as at the date of the Challenge must submit their parent/guardian’s consent to participate in the Challenge. The parental/guardian consent form is provided at: The signed parental/guardian consent form must be emailed to

Participants under 18 years old will be automatically disqualified from this Challenge if proper consent has not been obtained as at the date of the Challenge.

By registering for the Challenge participants affirm that they have read, understood and agree to be bound by the foregoing Challenge Rules.

Please read the Challenge Rules carefully as these terms constitute a legally binding agreement between each member of your team and the Co-Organisers. The Co-Organisers reserve the right to amend, vary or supplement the Challenge Rules by notice to the participants. If you do not understand or agree with any of the terms, please do not proceed.

  1. How is the winning team selected?

The decision as to the winning entries and whom the prizes should be awarded to, and what prizes should be awarded shall be made by the judges based on the judging criteria, whose decision shall be final. No one will have the right to challenge the judges’ decision. The judges are not obliged to give any reasons for their decision, and will not engage in any conversation or correspondence with any person regarding their decision.

The Co-Organisers reserve the right to substitute any prize with one of a similar value. Prizes must be accepted as awarded, and are neither refundable, transferable nor exchangeable.

  1. What kinds of materials are not allowed to be submitted?

If a team submits material which the judges/mentors from DBS and/or SUTD reasonably finds, in their sole discretion, to be vulgar, offensive, or inappropriate for public viewing or publication on the internet, or which breaches or violates any applicable law or the Challenge Rules, or infringes any third party’s intellectual property rights, the team will be automatically disqualified and such material shall be removed immediately.

  1. Confidentiality & Intellectual Property Right Infringement:

Participants may receive access to certain confidential and proprietary information belonging to DBS or SUTD, including material or information relating to current and future products and technologies. The party disclosing or granting access to such material information retains ownership of such material or information and participants are permitted to use such information solely for the purpose of participating in the Challenge. Participants must take all reasonable efforts to maintain the confidentiality of such information and not disclose it to third parties.

By taking part in the Challenge participants warrant and represent that their submission is not in breach of any Intellectual Property Rights.

Participants agree not to submit any contribution that includes work owned by a third party without their prior written consent.

Participants agree to notify DBS if they become aware of any third party claim of infringement or any other circumstances which would breach any of the stipulations provided by these Challenge Rules.
Any unauthorised distribution or use of confidential information, proprietary materials and intellectual property by any participant, or his/her team mates or through any third party is strictly prohibited and the Co-Organisers reserve their rights to pursue legal action against you or any of your team mates.

  1. Intellectual Property of any work related to the Challenge

Participants agree that DBS and its affiliates, subsidiaries, may or will be engaged in development, preparation, acquisition, sale and/or other use of ideas, products or services which form part of or are similar and/or identical to any features, ideas, material and/or elements contained in a submission. Further, selected participants may be approached by DBS after the Challenge and requested to grant DBS, its affiliates and subsidiaries a licence to use, display, publicize and develop any part of their submission or any work related to the Challenge.

  1. PDPA

By registering for and participating in the Challenge, participants agree that

  1. the Co-Organisers may use and disclose their personal data as contained in their registration forms and the Material (as defined below) to any other third party for the purpose of conducting the Challenge and post Challenge engagements;

  2. they may be photographed and/or recorded by or on behalf of the Co-Organisers  in connection with their participation in the Challenge, and acknowledge that the Co-Organisers shall own all rights in such photography and recorded video and sound (“Material”);

  3. the Material may, in whole or in part, be used, reproduced, displayed, performed and otherwise exploited by the Co-Organisers through any forms or media for the purposes of their publicity, marketing or promotion  without payment of any compensation to, or further approval or further consent;


  1. Termination & Disqualification

The Co-Organisers  reserve the right in their sole discretion to disqualify any participant who violates these Terms and Conditions and/or acts in any way that would, in any way, breach the safety rules, directives or regulations issued by the Co-Organisers and/or their employees in relation to the premises or facilities where the Challenge is conducted, cause harm or injury to another participant or the Co-Organisers’ representatives or employees, or discredit or harm the reputation of the Co-Organisers.

  1. Indemnity & Declaration

Participants hereby agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless us, our officers, directors, employees, agents, licensors, experts, invitees, speakers, suppliers, consultants, affiliates and/or any third party information providers from any and all losses, expenses, damages and costs, including attorney’s fees, resulting from any violation of these Challenge Rules or for breach or violation of confidentiality or in relation to the participants’ submission for the Challenge (including but not limited to a claim by any third party for any alleged infringement of intellectual property rights) throughout the Challenge. DBS and SUTD, and their directors, trustees, employees, representatives, agents, advisors and/or affiliates shall not in any way whatsoever be liable to any person or party for any loss, damage, injury, liability, action, cost or expense incurred, suffered or borne arising from or relating to this Challenge.

These Terms and Conditions shall be governed by and interpreted under the Singapore law.