04 July 2019

6:30 pm


The Executive Centre, Fraser's Tower, Level 17, 182 Cecil Street, Singapore

Event Description

Academy Xi in partnership with The Liquid Lab invite you to the inaugural ‘Liquid Lab Salon’, an interactive learning event where we’ll explore the future of work, cities, and real estate. You’ll hear from four provocateurs who will each present diverse perspectives and contextual insights on the challenges that need to be overcome in the future, and then, together with your fellow attendees, you’ll be invited to share your thoughts on how these challenges play out from your point of view.

We believe the best creative thinking is the result of bringing together different points of view, so we won’t be just “workshopping” ideas, we will be designing the future of work and cities with you.  

If you’re a designer, thinker, dreamer, or do-er this event is for you!


Nesh Sooriyan-Larsen

Smart Cities Entrepreneur in Residence at Accelerating Asia

Nesh has spent his career working on human-machine value interfaces that enable operations to outpace market cycles. Developing and growing B2B and B2C technology products in underground and open pit mining, food production and commodity derivatives. His jurisdictional experience includes North America, European Union, Australia and China.

Nesh is Accelerating Asia's Entrepreneur in Residence and describes his role as "building jet packs for impact-driven startups in Asia".

Vera Li

Head of Experience Design at Hmlet

Vera is an experience design specialist (UX/CX/Service Design) with prior experience in product management, branding, graphic design, and copywriting. She delivers strategic, evidence-based solutions that meet human needs and business goals.

Vera designs employee and member experience for Hmlet, one of Asia's fastest growing co-living organisations.

Emmanuel Daniel

Director of Digital Transformation for Smart Buildings & Campuses at Microsoft

Emmanuel Daniel is the Director of Digital Transformation for Smart Buildings & Campuses, in this role he is responsible for building and delivering the Digital Transformation strategy for campuses across Microsoft. He leads a multidisciplinary team of architects(business / technical) and experience designers. He builds experiences that merge technology with the built the environment, leading to the formation of spaces that respond to the needs of it users. As part of this role he puts in place the strategy for identifying the next generation of products that will make more Smarter & Sustainable Buildings.

Menaka Chandrasekhar

Senior Product Designer @ PropertyGuru

Menaka has over 9 years of design experience spanning Singapore and India. With a strong foundation in graphic design, she has a unique skill set of designing for both offline and online media. As PropertyGuru's Senior Product Designer, Menaka combines her love for problem solving and pixel perfection to the company's Fintech products.

When she’s not busy being a super-mum after work, you may find her enthusiastically chatting away about geeky things at design meet-ups across the city.

Dates and fees


04 July 2019

6:30 pm



The Executive Centre,
Fraser's Tower,
Level 17,
182 Cecil Street,

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