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November 11, 2021 All Day

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GBDi team

AI Leadership Summit 2021

Thursday 11 November 2021

08.30 – 13.30
[Virtual Event]

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     Government Big Data Institute (GBDi) in cooperation with Swinburne University of Technology, Australia is holding its virtual event on 11 November 2021. The goal of this summit is to provide an international forum for exchanging ideas and information on the practical application of artificial intelligence and big data. Main themes included at the event: – AI and data science – Data management – Data organization thought leadership – Healthcare – Fintech and Smart Cities.
     We invited our attendees to participate in a curated program filled with best-practice presentations and inspiring keynotes. Our international speakers were thought-leaders in their field, world-class AI practitioners, and cutting-edge researchers.

In collaboration with Swinburne University of Technology, Australia

Panel Sessions

1-Digital Health

Today people expect access to advanced healthcare and better health outcomes, public and private health resources. We have evidenced the rapid digitization of health services around the world, the demand for health data scientists, health technologists and technology-literate clinical staff.

This panel session brings together multidisciplinary research, clinic, industry, and government organizations to discuss research and development on combining individual and collective expertise with data, information and telecommunication technologies, which ultimately bring people improved health and wellbeing, improved value of care, reduced incidents, and reduced costs.

2-Smart Cities

The Smart Cities panel session brings together with a multidisciplinary group of experts in sustainable urban development. This session discusses topics to address and solve the urban development challenges, which brings people an equitable, sustainable and carbon free future. The discussion will foster achieving the sustainable development goals, facilitating the process of creating more livable and future proof cities and regions based on a wiser use of technology and global resources, empowering collaboration among cities, companies and society, by leveraging technologies such as smart energy, traffic management, smart buildings, digital and data technology.

3-Fintech and Cybersecurity

The Fintech and Cybersecurity panel session will focus on innovations and research trend that transform the finance industry, as we are seeing the strategic impacts of technological revolutions underway in the sector. Cybersecurity implications also make a significant impact in the finance industry, given that regulators and securities industry professionals are largely working online while facing increased cyber threats.

The panelists will discuss new technological innovations that will impact both the fintech industry and cybersecurity, such as blockchain, anti-money laundering technologies, distributed ledger, open banking, digital assets, consumer data privacy, regulation technologies, and sustainable economy.

Agenda

09:00-09:10 Permanent Secretary of Digital Economy and Society
Atcharin Pattanaphanchai
Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Digital Economy and Society
09:10-09:20
Allan McKinnon PSM
Australian Ambassador of Thailand
09:20-09:30
Assoc. Prof. Tiranee Achalakul, PhD
Director
Government Big Data Institute
09:30-09:40
Professor Pascale Quester
Vice-Chancellor and President
Swinburne University of Technology
09:40 – 10:00
Korn Chatikavanij
KLA Party Leader & Former Finance Minister
“Impact of Technology Disruption on Financial Sector”
10:00 – 10:20
Professor Alan Lau
Pro Vice-Chancellor, Research Partnership and Digital Innovation
Swinburne University of Technology
10:20 – 11.15
Session Chair (5 mins)
Thanakrit Chintavara, MD
Vice Director
Government Big Data Institute

Panelists (5 mins each)
Assoc. Prof. Cherdchai Nopmaneejumruslers, MD
Vice Director
Siriraj Hospital

Ben Ruktantichoke
Data Scientist
Government Big Data Institute

 

Bronwyn Le Grice
Managing Director/Co-Founder, ANDHealth Australia’s National Digital Health Initiative and a Special Advisor to BioScience Managers.

Dr. Terry Sweeney
Chief Executive Officer Cooperative Research Centre (CRC)

Panel discussion (20 mins)
Q&A / Chair’s wrap-up (10 mins)

11:15 – 12:10
Session Chair (5 mins)
Peeradon Samasiri, PhD
Data Scientist
Government Big Data Institute
Panelists (5 mins each)
Professor Simon See
Senior Director and Chief Solution Architect
Nvidia AI Technology Center

Dr. Supakorn Siddhichai
Executive Vice President
Digital Technology and Innovation Development
Digital Economy Promotion Agency

Adam Beck
Executive Director
Smart Cities Council

David Chuter
Chief Executive Office and Managing Director
Innovative Manufacturing CRC

Panel discussion (20 mins)
Q&A / Chair’s wrap-up(10 mins)

12:10 – 13:05
Session Chair (5 mins)
Professor Xiang Yang
Dean of Digital Research
Swinburne University of Technology

 

Panelists (5 mins each)
David Ben Kay
Chief Legal Officer for Pundi X (www.pundix.com) and the President of the Function X Foundation (functionx.io)

 

Chalee Asavathiratham, PhD
SEVP, Chief Digital Banking Officer
Siam Commercial Bank PCL
Sudhir Pai
Executive Vice President
Chief Technology & Innovation Officer
Financial Services, Capgemini
Professor Helge Janicke
Research Director
Cyber Security Cooperative Research Centre, Australia
Panel discussion (20 mins)
Q&A / Chair’s wrap-up (10 mins)

13:05-13:10
Assoc. Prof. Tiranee Achalakul, PhD
Director
Government Big Data Institute

Speakers

Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Digital Economy and Society, Thailand

Atcharin Pattanaphanchai

Australian Ambassador
Thailand

Allan McKinnon PSM

Director
Government Big Data Institute (GBDi)

Assoc. Prof. Tiranee Achalakul, PhD

Vice-Chancellor and President
Swinburne University of Technology

Professor Pascale Quester

KLA Party Leader & Former Finance Minister

Korn Chatikavanij

Pro Vice-Chancellor
Research Partnership and Digital Innovation, Swinburne University of Technology

Professor Alan Lau

Vice Director
Government Big Data Institute (GBDi)

Thanakrit Chintavara, MD

Vice Hospital Director and Assistant Dean in Quality Development
Siriraj Hospital

Assoc. Prof. Cherdchai Nopmaneejumruslers, MD

Data Scientist
Government Big Data Institute (GBDi)

Ben Ruktantichoke

Managing Director/Co-Founder, ANDHealth Australia’s National Digital Health Initiative and a Special Advisor to BioScience Managers

Bronwyn Le Grice

Chief Executive Officer
Cooperative Research Centre (CRC)

Dr. Terry Sweeney

Data Scientist
Government Big Data Institute (GBDi)

Peeradon Samasiri, PhD

Senior Director and Chief Solution Architect
Nvidia AI Technology Center

Professor Simon See

Executive Vice President in charge of Smart City
Digital Economy Promotion Agency (depa)

Dr. Supakorn Siddhichai

Executive Director
Smart Cities Council

Adam Beck

Chief Executive Office and Managing Director
Innovative Manufacturing CRC

David Chuter

Dean of Digital Research
Swinburne University of Technology

Professor Xiang Yang

Chief Legal Officer for Pundi X and the President of Function X

David Ben Kay

Senior Executive Vice President, Chief Digital Banking Officer
Siam Commercial Bank (SCB)

Chalee Asavathiratham, PhD

Executive Vice President, Chief Technology & Innovation Officer and Financial Services
Capgemini

Sudhir Pai

Research Director
Cyber Security Cooperative Research Centre, Australia

Professor Helge Janicke

Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Digital Economy and Society, Thailand

Atcharin Pattanaphanchai

Ms. Ajarin Pattanapanchai was appointed as Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Digital Economy and Society on 1 October 2017. 
 
Since then, Ms. Ajarin Pattanapanchai has been responsible for digital government transformation, government big data analytics, development of nationwide high-speed internet infrastructure, promoting access and use of digital technology to create more income and a better living for people in rural communities, upgrade of digital workforce to accommodate the digital economy, passing of a series of digital laws in 2019, cyber crime prevention and suppression, cooperation with the ASEAN member states to enhance ASEAN digital connectivity. 
 
Prior to taking this executive position at the Ministry, she had spent her career at Office of the Board of Investment (BOI) since 1984. During that period, she was involved in many high profile projects development in petroleum & petrochemical sector, chemical sector, energy and alternative energy sector. She was also in charge of formulating investment promotion policy for many target sectors including hi-tech industries such as aerospace, medical devices, biotechnology, electric vehicles, digital sector and R&D in the country. 
 

Ms. Ajarin Pattanapanchai holds a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand and a Master of Business Administration, Youngstown State University, Ohio U.S.A.

Australian Ambassador
Thailand

Allan McKinnon PSM

Mr McKinnon is a senior career public servant having held positions within the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (PMC) and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT).  Before arriving in Thailand, Mr Mckinnon was Deputy Secretary at PMC.  

He has previously served overseas as Deputy Head of Mission, Australian Embassy, Tokyo and before this, Counsellor, Australian Embassy, Tokyo.

In Australia, Mr McKinnon has served as Deputy National Security Adviser, PMC, Deputy Commander, Joint Agency Task Force – Operation Sovereign Borders. He had earlier served in a range of security, managerial and trade negotiations related positions in the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

From 2017 to 2018 Mr McKinnon was responsible for the establishment of the Department of Home Affairs and the Office of National Intelligence.

From 2016 to 2018 Allan was chair of the board of the National Security College at the Australian National University. 

In 2018 Mr McKinnon was awarded the Public Service Medal for outstanding public service in the field of national security. 

Mr McKinnon has a Bachelor of Arts (Asian Studies) and Bachelor of Economics from the Australian National University (ANU), and Diploma (Law), NSW Legal Practitioners Admission Board.  He speaks Japanese and Thai.

Director
Government Big Data Institute (GBDi)

Assoc. Prof. Tiranee Achalakul, PhD

Dr. Achalakul has worked in the fields of big data, data analytics, artificial intelligence, and high performance computing since 2000.  She has extended experiences working in the IT industry and academia in both the United States and Thailand with two published textbooks and multiple journal and conference papers.  During the past 20 years, Dr. Achalakul has been participating continuously in many research and commercial projects both nationally and internationally.  Her experiences range from the design and implementation of data methodologies, software systems, to computing infrastructure.  She has led a few multidisciplinary research teams including collaboration with CERN in Switzerland and iHPC, A-Star in Singapore. In addition, she has served as a member on advisory boards for multiple government agencies of Thailand.  She has held a strategist position in the minister office, Ministry of Digital Economy and Society of Thailand.  Currently she is the director Thailand Government Big Data Institute (GBDi).  She is also the founder of the Big Data Experience Center, the KMUTT student incubator (Hatch), and a few technological startups. 

Vice-Chancellor and President
Swinburne University of Technology

Professor Pascale Quester

Professor Quester joined the Swinburne University of Technology as Vice Chancellor and President in August 2020. Her qualifications include a Bachelor of Business Administration from her native France, a Master of Arts (Marketing) from Ohio State University and a PhD in Marketing from Massey University (New Zealand). 

An active researcher (h-index of 43) and the author of three leading textbooks, in the areas of consumer behaviour and marketing communications, she became a Distinguished Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand Marketing Academy in 2009 and received a career award by the American Marketing Association for her contribution to the field of sports marketing and sponsorship in 2020. 

Pascale has always been actively involved in developing links with overseas institutions in Asia and Europe and was awarded in 2012, the Ordre National du Mérite (National Order of Merit), one of France’s highest honours, in recognition of her contribution to higher education in both France and Australia.

KLA Party Leader & Former Finance Minister

Korn Chatikavanij

Finance Minister of the Year 2010, Global and Asia Pacific, Korn Chatikavanij, a former JPMorgan banker and former finance minister of Thailand, entered the political fray in 2005 and ascended to the role of of Thailand’s finance minister in 2008 at the height of the global financial crisis. As the finance minister of Thailand, he helped strengthen the Thai economy, reduce social inequality, and played an instrumental role to promote and enhance financial and economic cooperation in ASEAN.

Pro Vice-Chancellor
Research Partnership and Digital Innovation, Swinburne University of Technology

Professor Alan Lau

Professor Lau is Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research Partnership and Digital Innovation) of Swinburne University of Technology, Australia. He has received numerous research and teaching awards since 2002. In 2016, he was elected as Fellow of the European Academy of Science and Arts. To date only three academics in Australia have received this honour. His publications have received over 23,000 citations with h-index of 73. In 2014, he was elected International Vice President of The Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) for the terms of 6 years and appointed Independent Non-executive Director of King’s Flair International (Holdings) Limited. Prof. Lau was named Australian Research Theme Leader in “Composite Materials” in 2019. Currently, he is the Director of Stawell Underground Physics Laboratory Company and Oceania Cyber-security Centre Company.

Vice Director
Government Big Data Institute (GBDi)

Thanakrit Chintavara, MD

A Pediatrician, hospital executive and a healthcare sector specialist who is passionate with digital technology. A strong advocate for disruptive changes on healthcare solutions, and digital platform for the betterment of health services serving all world citizens.

Vice Hospital Director and Assistant Dean in Quality Development
Siriraj Hospital

Assoc. Prof. Cherdchai Nopmaneejumruslers, MD

Associate Professor Cherdchai Nopmaneejumruslers, MD is the Vice Hospital Director and Assistant Dean in Quality Development at the first and biggest hospital in the country with 2,200 beds, Siriraj Hospital, Bangkok Thailand. He has more than ten years in quality improvement experience, through supporting and facilitating lean, routine to research (R2R) methodology, utilization management and quality-related training in statistical process control charts (SPCC), and health economic and decision model analysis. He was certified Lean Six Sigma Green belt since 2010. He was also assigned as Asian Productivity Organization (APO) Technical Expert Service (TES) on Lean management in Hospitals and Healthcare Systems, in Oct 2011. He has several experiences as a JCI interpreter for many hospitals such as Bangkok Hospital in 2013 and Bangkok Hospital Hua Hin in 2011. In 2016 he was appointed as a co-Learning council members of Center for Healthcare Innovation (CHI), Singapore and the Foundation Committee for The Health Intervention and Technology Assessment Program (HITAP), Thailand.

He is a course coordinator Health economic analysis for the Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Clinical Epidemiology Thai Cert. He received his training in medicine and Diplomat Thai-Board of Respiratory Medicine (2000) at Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University, Bangkok Thailand and Research and clinical Fellow in Respirology at Toronto General Hospital, Ontario Canada (2001-2005)

Data Scientist
Government Big Data Institute (GBDi)

Ben Ruktantichoke

Ben is the data scientist responsible for leading all groundwork in public health at Thailand’s Government Big Data Institute. He works closely with higher management to achieve national goals by providing consultation in information technology fields such as software, network, security, and data science. His keen curiosity in state of the art research makes him disruptive and innovative. His notable contributions are the Ministry of Digital Economy and Society’s health information exchange platform (Health Link), the Ministry of Public Health’s data catalog, and projects with the National Health Security Office.

Ben completed his bachelors at Korea Advance Institute of Science and Technology and masters at The University of Tokyo. After graduation, he worked as a freelance software engineer on a project involving full stack development and block-chain technology. He later joined the Ministry of Digital Economy and Society and is part of the original team that established GBDi under depa.

Managing Director/Co-Founder, ANDHealth Australia’s National Digital Health Initiative and a Special Advisor to BioScience Managers

Bronwyn Le Grice

Bronwyn has 15 years executive experience in the life sciences sector spanning corporate and business development, transaction management, investor relations and industry advocacy. The former CEO of NZBIO, New Zealand’s national life sciences industry body, Bronwyn joined leading Australian Healthcare Venture Capital firm BioScience Managers in 2012 as Investment Director, where she was responsible for strategic positioning, marketing and external relations in addition to participating in deal origination, due diligence and negotiation for two funds totalling A$96m under management.

Chief Executive Officer
Cooperative Research Centre (CRC)

Dr. Terry Sweeney

The Digital Health Cooperative Research Centre (DHCRC) is the worlds largest digital health collaborative. It is Australia’s go-to organisation for digital health innovation and commercialisation, underpinned by clinical, research and academic excellence. The DHCRC uses the power of the eco system and brings together researchers, clinicians, the healthcare and technology sectors, governments, universities and others to solve the most pressing healthcare challenges through innovative technology.

Data Scientist
Government Big Data Institute (GBDi)

Peeradon Samasiri, PhD

Being sponsored by the Royal Thai Government’s scholarship scheme, Peeradon read geophysics at Imperial College before pursuing a doctoral degree in Earth Sciences at the University of Cambridge. He has now turned himself into a data scientist trying to answer multi-disciplinary related questions using data.

He has been working at the Government Big Data institute (GBDi) for two years on several projects involving various prospects including Tourism Industry, Education and Social Welfares. His technical experience ranges from Data Visualisation, Data Modelling to Data Governance and Data Cataloguing. He is now responsible for managing projects from the Ministry of Social Development and Human Security, and the Ministry of Education.

Senior Director and Chief Solution Architect
Nvidia AI Technology Center

Professor Simon See

Professor Simon See is currently the Solution Architecture and Engineering Director and Chief Solution Architect for Nvidia AI Technology Center. He is also a Professor and Chief Scientific Computing Officer at Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Professor in Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications (BUPT), and Professor in Universitas Indonesia (UI). He is being conferred as a Distinguished Fudan Scholar in September 2018 by Fudan University, Shanghai, China. Previously Professor See is also the Chief Scientific Computing Advisor for BGI (China) and has a position in Nanyang Technological University (Singapore) and King-Mong Kung University of Technology (Thailand). Professor See is currently involved in a number of smart city projects, especially in Singapore and China. His research interests are in the area of High-Performance Computing, Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Computational Science, Applied Mathematics and Simulation Methodology. Professor See is also leading some of the AI initiatives in the Asia Pacific. He is a Steering Committee member of NSCC’s flagship High Performance Computing Conference Supercomputing Asia (SCA) since March 2018. He has published over 200 papers in these areas and has won various awards.

Professor See is a Fellow member of IEEE, a member of SIAM, IET, AAAI, and also on the Advisory Team of AIP (AI Professional Association) and the committee member of more than 50 conferences.

Professor See graduated from the University of Salford (UK) with a Ph.D. in electrical engineering and numerical analysis in 1993. Prior to joining NVIDIA, Dr. See worked for SGI, DSO National Lab. of Singapore, IBM, International Simulation Ltd (UK), Sun Microsystems and Oracle. He is also providing consultancy to a number of national research and supercomputing centers.

Executive Vice President in charge of Smart City
Digital Economy Promotion Agency (depa)

Dr. Supakorn Siddhichai

Supakorn graduated from the Electrical and Electronic Engineering department, Imperial College, London. In 2001, he joined NECTEC as a research scientist and led various projects involving computer vision, intelligent transportation systems, rural education promotion, and smart city. Since 2015, he has served the Royal Thai Government’s smart city initiative and led the implementation of smart city in Phuket. He joined depa in 2017 as Vice President of the Smart City Promotion department, in charge of driving smart cities around Thailand. Since April 2019, he has served as Executive Vice President in charge of smart city promotion, IoT and digital innovation, and digital platform promotion.

Executive Director
Smart Cities Council

Adam Beck

Adam Beck has spent more than 20 years influencing infrastructure and urban regeneration projects across the world. In this time, he has worked for global consulting firms as well as transformational non-profit organizations. He is currently Executive Director of the Smart Cities Council.

Chief Executive Office and Managing Director
Innovative Manufacturing CRC

David Chuter

David Chuter joined IMCRC as Chief Executive Officer in June 2016. He is passionate about the local industry and creating a stronger platform for Australian manufacturing through catalysing investment in innovation, collaboration and competitiveness.
Before joining IMCRC, David was CEO of MHG Asia Pacific from 2014, and was a member of Futuris Automotive’s executive leadership team from 2001. He holds a first class Honours Degree in Manufacturing Engineering and Management from the University of Bath and is a Chartered Engineer with the Institution of Engineering and Technology. David is a Board Director of the CRC Association.

Dean of Digital Research
Swinburne University of Technology

Professor Xiang Yang

Professor Yang Xiang is a Fellow of the IEEE and the Dean of Digital Research at Swinburne University of Technology, Australia. His research interests include cyber security, which covers network and system security, data analytics, distributed systems, and networking. He is also leading the Blockchain initiatives at Swinburne. In the past 20 years, he has been working in the broad area of cyber security, which covers network and system security, AI, data analytics, and networking. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the SpringerBriefs on Cyber Security Systems and Networks. His vulnerability and bug detection system that is based on software similarity theory has been adopted in mainstream Linux systems such as Fedora and Debian and is being used by millions of users.

Chief Legal Officer for Pundi X and the President of Function X

David Ben Kay

Currently, David is living in Chiang Mai, Thailand and is the Chief Legal Officer for Pundi X (www.pundix.com ) and the President of Function X (www.functionx.io). This follows 30 years in China as a corporate lawyer and partner at Denton’s, an international law firm, General Counsel at Microsoft, China and founder and CEO of a new media art gallery and startup incubator. David has degrees from Brown University (AB, 1976), Thunderbird School of Global Management (MBA 1981) and UCLA Law School (JD, 1986).
Recently, David was involved in the fintech regulatory area — especially with the Monetary Authority of Singapore in Pundi X’s application for licensing and the global regulatory challenges — FATFA, the Travel Rule — all related to governments attempts to address Money Laundering and Financing of Terrorism.

Senior Executive Vice President, Chief Digital Banking Officer
Siam Commercial Bank (SCB)

Chalee Asavathiratham, PhD

Dr. Chalee Asavathiratham has extensive working experience at leading local and foreign companies. Prior to joining SCB, he was Chief Research Officer at WorldQuant, in charge of researching teams and data scientists in 14 countries worldwide. He also served as Portfolio Manager at Merrill Lynch, New York, and at Sun Trading in Chicago, responsible for quantitative trading. He was a Management Consultant at McKinsey & Company in Bangkok and London and an Analytics Engineer at Pivotal Systems Corporation. Currently, Dr. Chalee holds the position of Senior Executive Vice President, Chief Digital Banking Officer where he leads the bank’s digital businesses, data and analytics. He holds a Bachelor, Master and PhD in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT.

Executive Vice President, Chief Technology & Innovation Officer and Financial Services
Capgemini

Sudhir Pai

Sudhir is the EVP and Chief Technology & Innovation Officer (CTIO) for the Global Financial Services business at Capgemini. Sudhir is constantly driving Innovation agenda for clients through Capgemini’s Applied Innovation Exchange program, co-creating solutions that can be scaled for Enterprise Needs. He is a thought leader, speaker, blogger and business advisor for the CXO’s in the finance industry. He is a Fellow for developing Fintech & Blockchain ecosystem at Singapore Institute of Management, a start-up advisor and mentor at Zone Start-up hub Mumbai, T-Hub in Hyderabad and startup bootcamp in Melbourne. He carries tremendous passion for Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technologies. He was a speaker at SIBOS 2019 & IDC events and my topics on ‘Beyond Banking’, ‘Bank as an Ecosystem’ resonated extremely well with industry leaders and CXO’s.

Research Director
Cyber Security Cooperative Research Centre, Australia

Professor Helge Janicke

Helge Janicke is the Research Director of the Cyber Security Cooperative Research Centre, Australia. He is affiliated with Edith Cowan University and holds a visiting Professorship in Cyber Security at De Montfort University, UK. Prof. Janicke’s research interests are in the area of cyber security, in particular with applications in critical infrastructures using cyber-physical systems, SCADA and Industrial Control Systems. Prof. Janicke’s current research investigates the application of Agile Techniques to Cyber Incident Response in Critical Infrastructure, Managing Human Errors that lead to Cyber Incidents, and research on Cyber warfare & Cyber peacekeeping. Prof. Janicke established DMU’s Cyber Technology Institute and its Airbus Centre of Excellence in SCADA Cyber Security and Forensics Research. He has been the Head of School of Computer Science at De Montfort University UK, before taking up his current position as Research Director for the Cyber Security Cooperative Research Centre. Prof. Janicke founded the International Symposium on Industrial Control System Cyber Security Research (ICS-CSR) and contributed over 150 peer reviewed articles and conference papers to the field that resulted from his collaborative research with industry partners such as Airbus, BT, Deloitte, Rolls-Royce, QinetiQ, and General-Dynamics.

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