4-5 DECEMBER 2019 | RESORTS WORLD SENTOSA, SINGAPORE
Themed Innovation Trailblazers: Creating for Disruption, the 3rd International Innovation Summit 2019 will address the major disruptive forces in the coming decade, and how businesses can win by leading innovation and creating disruption to shape their future in the next decade.
Even as a start-up or small-medium operative, what are your chances of surviving the next decade? Innovation means dynamically steering your organisation towards continual transformative journey – taking note of the drivers of the changes taking place, creating innovations for the future, recognising business disruptions and the implications, and preparing for the future.
Innovation is interwoven in the fabric of business, it undeniably determines the winners and losers in the coming decade, this means a number of decisions must be made to avoid succumbing to the disruptors. Looking ahead, all players will have to strike a balance between more dynamic business and operating models, more proactive design of customer experience, corporate strategies and address the issues of sustainable development.
– Ginni Rometty
For those who are involved directly or indirectly in innovation activities in their organizations:
CEO, CFO, COO, President, Chief Innovation Officer, Chief Information Officer, VP, MD, GM, Directors, Chiefs, Heads, Managers, Engineers, Analysts, Executives from departments of:
FOUNDER AND CEO, OUTBLAZE | CO-FOUNDER AND CHAIRMAN, ANIMOCA BRANDS
Outblaze | Animoca Brands
Yat Siu is a technology entrepreneur and investor based in Hong Kong. He is the co-founder and chairman of Animoca Brands, an ASX-listed company focusing on developing and publishing engaging apps ranging from games to fitness solutions. Their services include AI, blockchain, gamification and mobile technologies.
Yat was the founder of Outblaze, an award-winning pioneer of multilingual white label web services.
Yat has earned numerous accolades one of which is Global Leader of Tomorrow at the World Economic Forum, and Young Entrepreneur of the Year at the DHL/SCMP Awards.
VICE PRESIDENT, EXPERIENCE MANAGEMENT ENGINEERING, SAP ASIA PTE LTD
SAP ASIA PTE LTD
Koert Breebaart is a customer experience professional and expert in developing and driving business transformations in the areas of marketing, sales and customer service. He is author of a business book on Customer Centricity. Koert works with SAP Asia in the role of Vice President eXperience Management Engineering.
Prior to SAP, Koert worked with SingTel and Accenture. He is recognised for his thought leadership in the areas of customer experience, sales excellence, project management and global operating models.
CHIEF DATA OFFICER, AXA ASIA
Celine Le Cotonnec is Chief Data Officer for AXA Singapore. Handling Business Intelligence, Big Data/Analytics and Innovation, she is leading the teams on data management, transformation and reporting as well as running big data projects and setting up partnerships with startups, fintech, and other tech companies to develop innovative and connected Insurance. Prior to AXA, she was Head of Connected Services, digital marketing & mobility for PSA Peugeot Citroen China. Her mission was to define innovative user experience while developing new business models on connected cars data, and to work closely with R&D, open innovation teams and external partners. Celine has been living in China for more than ten years and still speaks fluent mandarin.
HEAD OF PRODUCT INNOVATION, SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS
Ken currently oversees the creative and innovation operations of Samsung in South East Asia and Oceania; he provides thought leadership and vision to drive new product concept and innovation opportunities, and responsible in championing these efforts across the various business groups in Samsung Electronics.
He has spent over 25 years working in various industries. Prior to Samsung, Ken was Group Director at Dell Incorporated Experience Design Group, accountable for delivering award winning innovative product designs, experiences and strategies on Dell’s home computing PCs, accessories and displayed product portfolios worldwide.
DIRECTOR OF INSTITUTE FOR MEDIA INNOVATION. NANYANG TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY, SINGAPORE
NANYANG TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY, SINGAPORE
Professor Thalmann heads the Institute for Media Innovation in NTU Singapore, and the Founder and Director of MIRALab, an interdisciplinary lab specialised in Human Computer Animation at the University of Geneva, Switzerland. Her research domains are Social Robots, mixed realities and medical simulation. She has developed the robot Nadine alike of herself that speaks, gestures, expression of moods and emotions, and recognise people. Throughout her career, she had received several artistic and scientific Awards, among them the 2012 Humboldt Research Award and two Doctor Honoris Causa (University of Hanover in Germany and University of Ottawa in Canada). She is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal The Visual Computer (Springer-Verlag) and a Member of the Swiss Academy of Engineering Sciences.
DIRECTOR OF MARKETING FOR ASIA PACIFIC & JAPAN, INTEL CORPORATION
He is responsible for Intel’s “Connected Customer” experience in Asia Pacific & Japan, which compasses the company’s marketing investments and strategies. Ajay leads a team across Asia Pacific & Japan defining Intel’s roles and investments in the breadth of media, developing relationships across partner ecosystem (Channel, Retail, OEMs, ODMs), and building marketing capabilities and solutions to forge customer journey. Prior to Intel, Ajay was the Vice President of Marketing at Hewlett Packard APJ. He had worked in other industries such as OTC Pharmaceuticals (Cosmetics), FMCG and Advertising and had successfully led multinational teams of various backgrounds across Asia, Europe and Africa, himself having worked and lived in India, Singapore and Germany, and was responsible for consumer business revenues of $1.7 billion during his stint as the consumer business head in EMEA.
DIRECTOR AND CHIEF INNOVATION COACH, FLUX COMPASS
Anna Simpson is Director and Chief Innovation Coach at Flux Compass, a Hong Kong-based consultancy supporting companies and individuals to navigate complex change today and thrive. She is also Curator of the Futures Centre, a global hub tracking emerging trends, and former Editor of the sustainable solutions magazine Green Futures. Anna is a professional life coach, facilitator and speaker, and the author of two books: The Innovation-Friendly Organization (2017) and The Brand Strategist’s Guide to Desire (2014).
VICE PRESIDENT FOR INNOVATION AND NEW DEVELOPMENT, CHULALONGKORN UNIVERSITY
Associate Professor Thawesaengskulthai leads the CU Innovation Hub in Chulalongkorn University that empowers talents and develops over 100 innovative startups with market valuation of USD 0.5 billion. Recently, she spearheaded Siam Innovation District (SID), a PPP platform of innovation ecosystem in Bangkok connecting ASEAN University Innovation and Enterprise (AUN-UIE), and the School of Integrated Innovation offering the first Bachelor of Arts and Sciences in AI and Entrepreneurship. Her research work “Claim Di”, a mobile application for facilitating communication and claims between drivers and their insurance companies have won a number of publication awards from Emerald, Asian Network for Quality, and IEEE.
DIRECTOR OF INNOVATION, HAIER SINGAPORE INNOVATION CENTER
HAIER SINGAPORE INNOVATION CENTER
Jing Jiang is the Director of Innovation for Haier Singapore Innovation Center, a strong business development and project management expertise, she has developed strong network within the Singapore Innovation Ecosystem, well-connected with key players including universities, incubators, industry associations and government funding agencies. Prior to Haier, she had 7 years of research background in Nanomaterials and Information Storage Technology, which she worked closely with high-tech companies in cleantech, VR/AR, IoT, robotics and smart home industries.
PARTNER, GOLDEN GATE VENTURES
GOLDEN GATE VENTURES
Michael studied Management and Control of information science. After his graduation, he worked briefly as a consultant and project manager at one of the largest insurance companies in the Netherlands, after which he started his own IT business, an IT System Maintenance Company. In 2007, Michael founded his own venture fund focused on Dutch SME’s to help them with capital financing, development, and relevant support and strategy. Apart from being able to work with great young minds it also helped Michael build an extensive national and international political and corporate network. Michael has had various positions on a societal and administrative level as a result of which he has been able to build an extensive international network. He is also a former vice chairman of the Economic Development Board Rotterdam and studied Financial Analysis for Business Valuation at Harvard Business School. Michael is a specialist in IT startups and venture management.
INNOVATION ARCHITECT AND CORPORATE INNOVATION COACH
With over 25 years of experience driving innovation and building innovation organisations with firms like Procter & Gamble, Cisco and Avery Dennison, Martin comes with world leading hands-on knowledge and experience turning innovation concepts and ideas into real business outcomes. Martin is also an experienced entrepreneur. In 2012, he began his own innovation practice, working closely with firms like Cisco, TE Connectivity, Unilever and others. Contracted with Cisco Services as their Senior Innovation Architect, Martin developed and deployed a ground-breaking innovation program which was awarded the HBR/McKinsey
M-Prize for “Innovating Innovation”, dramatically changing the way Cisco’s Services businesses create, manage and implement their innovative ideas. Martin plays many roles in the innovation ecosystem in Asia, and is currently the Director of Innovation at Hult International Business School in Shanghai and the Senior Principle for IXL-Center in Asia Pacific.
FOUNDER AND CEO, BUDDING INNOVATIONS
Dr. Bert Grobben is an FMCG seasoned executive with a 15-year MNC track record (Procter & Gamble, Avery Dennison). Expert in innovation, business architecture and building ready propositions, and additional experience in product and pipeline development, innovation strategy (Open Innovation and internal), continuous improvement processes, and portfolio expansion. He has wide experience across Consumer Goods and consumer electronics businesses, and fluent in leading teams across regions and cultures. Since 2015 he is a serial venture builder and is the founder of Budding Innovations, Ecoworth Tech, and has management roles in several other technology start-ups, adding entrepreneurial innovation skills and capabilities to large multinational corporations. Driven by making an impact, he is creating Full Stack Venture Builder, a venture engine that specialises in architecting DeepTech based innovations and businesses.
HEAD OF INNOVATION AND HEAD OF DEVELOPMENT PRACTICES, ASIA. LENDLEASE
Helen has over 19 years’ experience in property and development environments in Asia and Australia including 15 years in Commercial & Retail Property Management, Investment and Mixed-use/ Urban Regeneration projects across Asia Pacific Regions. Helen has been in Asia for almost 9 years in various senior roles including innovation, change management, leadership, governance, systems implementation and strategies around commercial and retail opportunities. Helen oversees the Regional Development Operations and innovation teams for Lendlease. She is responsible for managing the process of innovation and change management, supporting people as they originate and execute new ideas, driving consistent standards for the existing portfolio of urban regeneration projects in Asia.
COUNTRY MANAGER, INSIDER
Yong Wai Teng is the Singapore Country Manager for Insider where she is the company’s first home-grown Country Manager in the region. She became a shareholder within a year and took on the role to lead the Singapore office within 2 years. Under her leadership, the local office grew tenfold and she was instrumental in clinching key account partners in the APAC region.
Wai Teng is an alumnus of the National University of Singapore and University of Pennsylvania where she majored in business and technopreneurship. Previously, she was leading all efforts on user experience optimisation in Zalora, Singapore’s largest fashion e-retailer. She have been featured on Tech in Asia and
being part of a panel speaker in tech conferences such as Echelon Asia Summit 2018 and SaaStock Local Singapore.
FOUNDER, KEYNOTE SPEAKER, TRAINER, AUTHOR AND INTERNATIONAL CREATIVITY CONSULTANT. IDEASBLITZ
Dr Ken Hudson is one of the foremost authorities on creative thinking in Australia and Asia.
Ken has a PhD in organisational Creativity and has written 3 internationally released books on Speed Thinking and Idea Generation.
Ken’s latest concept Switch Thinking empowers any leader, group or team to escape old ideas and create new ones. He is also a part-time lecturer at the University of Technology, Sydney and was a former Marketing Director at American Express and a Product Manager at Citibank.
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT AND MANAGING DIRECTOR FOR ASIA PACIFIC, MACH49
For the past 25 years, Steve has been a Venture Capitalist and New Venture Builder in Silicon Valley and Asia and has deep experience in new venture incubation and corporate innovation platform design and operation. Steve was President of Shell Ventures (North America) and Head of Shell Ventures Asia, and served as a Strategic Advisor on corporate incubation and acceleration programs. During his time at Spencer Trask, a New York-based private equity firm, Steve’s focus was investing in and incubating start-ups in Asia and the US in the advanced analytics, machine intelligence and enterprise innovation sectors, in which he co-founded three companies. Steve was also the founding Partner of Strategos with business guru Gary Hamel and founding CEO Linda Yates, helping G1000 global clients innovate in fundamentally new ways by “Bringing the Silicon Valley Inside.”
CHAIRMAN, ENTERPRISE ASIA
Tan Sri Datuk Seri Dr Fong Chan Onn served as the Minister of Human Resources of Malaysia from December 1999 to March 2008. Prior to that, he was the Deputy Minister of Education from October 1990 till December 1999. He is also the deputy chairman of University Tunku Abdul Rahman’s Council and was chairman of Star Publications (Malaysia) Berhad and of Sustainable Energy Development Authority (SEDA Malaysia).
Dr Fong is a senior member of the Malaysian Chinese Association (MCA) – the second largest party in the ruling “Barisan Nasional” coalition in Malaysia. He served as the head of the Party’s Economic Bureau until October 2008 during which he led the Party’s team in presenting its views, proposals and recommendations to various national economic programs, including the first, second and third National Economic Consultative Council, the various national development plans and the yearly National Budget.
Dr Fong has also written several books and published numerous articles in international journals or chapters in books. He holds a PhD in Operations Research/Industrial Economics and Masters in Business Administration from University of Rochester, New York and a First Class bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Canterbury, New Zealand.
FORMER QUARTER MASTER GENERAL, INDIAN ARMY ADVISOR, ENTERPRISE ASIA
Lt. General Sharma retired from the Indian Army in 2008, after four decades of a career of selfless service to the nation. The General holds an M. Phil. in Defence and International Security and often lectures on leadership and national security at various forums. General Sharma now writes on national strategy and security issues and lectures business leaders on decision making, motivation and positivity. He is deeply committed and passionate about entrepreneurship and has helped and guided many start up companies to realize their potential.
INNOVATION ARCHITECT AND CORPORATE INNOVATION COACH
With over 25 years of experience driving innovation and building innovation organisations, Martin comes with world leading hands-on knowledge and experience turning innovation concepts and ideas into real business outcomes.
Martin plays many roles in the innovation ecosystem in Asia. He is the founder and president of Innobrix, helping build intrapreneurs and entrepreneurs in Asia, by linking large companies with small business and startups, creating and delivering incubation and acceleration programs for them.
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