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Day 1

Onsite Registration & Light Breakfast

Chairperson Overview

Bastian Purrer is the Managing Director of JollyChic Indonesia, and previous Founder and CEO of LYKE, an Indonesia mobile fashion marketplace with almost 2M users. Launched in early 2016 in collaboration with top-star Agnez Mo, the LYKE team pioneered the use of visual recognition for fashion purchases on mobile, before being acquired by Chinese e-commerce unicorn Before starting LYKE, Bastian attended Harvard Business School, worked in Silicon Valley, was an early employee at Groupon as well as Zalora's first Chief Marketing Officer. Bastian has build teams in half a dozen countries, and is passionate about outstanding consumer products, South-East Asia and everything mobile.

Bastian Purrer Managing Director

A Transformational Journey: Driving Value Creation via Innovation

With his role across strategy, innovation and then transformation office, he should be able to share some unique viewpoints/perspective.He looks forward to sharing Sime Darby Plantation’s experience in executing its strategies and innovation initiatives to create value and transform the company’s performance, especially post de-merger and listing in December 2017. In particular he will share his perspectives on how Sime Darby Plantation drives the innovation agenda and tries to align them to the successful execution of the company’s corporate and business strategies.

Dr. Shariman Alwani Chief Strategy & Innovation Officer Sime Darby Berhad

Fast-Track Innovation

Time, cost and risk optimization are key elements that must be addressed in the innovation pipeline. Resources are not unlimited, but companies still need to manage and monitor multiple innovation initiatives to ensure that at least a few of them achieve the expected objectives.

How do we reduce complexity and risk when innovating? How are we able to manage a wide innovation portfolio with our current resources? Fast-Track innovation process may be the answer.

Joaquim Llorente Chief Innovation Officer Zobele Group

The Innovation Continuum: Creating an Innovation Led Ecosystem

Organizations need to embrace trends as the innovation fuel to drive new ideation and support existing initiatives. Fuelling the innovation engine is a constant challenge for enterprises. This keynote will focus on the need for an innovation engine to drive growth, especially in the R&D function. It will also explore new paradigms for national innovation agencies in creating a thriving ecosystem. Examples of business model innovation in public and private enterprises will also be highlighted.

Dr Satish Lele SVP, Visionary Innovation Frost & Sullivan

Networking Coffee Break

Invoking Action: Mindset & Techniques

A major bottleneck in corporate innovation is compelling action from various stakeholders. This presentation outlines a set of mindset & techniques to enhance communication effectiveness in activating change.

Kok Keong Wong Sr. Manager, Product Innovation Samsung Electronics

A Digital Shift in Lifestyle Experience

Vincent Pham is currently Director of Digital Technology and Solutions at FPT Asia Pacific - regional office of FPT, the largest ICT Group in Vietnam and South East Asia. With more than 12 years of experience in the technology industry at global leading IT firms, excelling in various responsibilities for R&D of innovative technologies and architecture of a vast number of customers' core systems, Vincent has tangibilised the Digital Transformation vision of FPT via driving digital solutions and consulting services to address different business needs. His recent focus is fostering FPT’s technology partner eco-system and designing a future-proof digital platform in urbanization with seamless customer experience, powered by new technologies and implementation approaches (Analytics, IoT, AI, Blockchain, DevOps, Microservices…).

Vincent Pham Director, Digital Technology & Solutions FPT

Tech Innovation - The Game Changer

Technology innovations changes the world. Hear out innovation programmer leaders on their stories.If you have insights to share with us at this Panel. Please contact Ivy Chen.

Natalia Kozyura Head of Innovation Center FWD Life Insurance
Greta Corke VP, Experience Design Honestbee
Neo Ee Sian CEO & Founder Z Robotix
Bastian Purrer Managing Director

Networking Buffet Lunch

Blockchain & AI/Machine Learning: the One-Two Knockout Punch for Sustainable Cross-Border Payments

Smart Compliance makes the world a safer place. Singapore, a global financial hub, has a monsoon of money flowing in and out that is commingled with dirty money from corruption, tax evasion, drugs, vice, trafficking, and more. AI and machine learning may reduce the risks of cross-border payments related to money laundering, terrorism financing, and fraud. Technology along with banks and regulators form expert systems that follow the money and capture the bad guys who follow the rules.

Joe Tusin CEO, Founder Chynge

Strategic Innovation in the Era of Robotics

Blue Ocean Robotics Headquartered in the Robotics Cluster of Odense in Denmark. Tommy holds more than 20 years of CEO and CCO experience with in Tech, Automation and service in international companies such as Siemens and Kinnevik, and as co-founder in EffiMat Storage Technology. Tommy with his extensive business strategy experience is responsible for the development of strategic partnerships with international companies in broad variety of industries. Tommy has an educational background as Officer in the Danish Army, Graduate Diploma in Business Adminstration from Copenhagen Business School and an Executive Management Program from INSEAD in France

John Erland Østergaard Partner & Co-CEO Blue Ocean Robotics

Digital Transformation with Immersive Technology & Media

In the face of industrial 4.0, our physical, digital and biological worlds will continue to fuse, and the boundaries between media, technology, and telecommunication will continue to diminish. For companies which have the ambition to be the leaders in their industries, it is critical to look into the vast potential behind immersive technology and media, beyond just old-fashioned terms such as "VR games", "VR videos", "VR simulations", or "AR apps". Hear from Hiverlab, a local startup in the immersive media and technology industry, about their game-changing case studies, their philosophy of lowering the tech barrier for layman, and how everyone can pick up this technology to forge the digital transformation in one's organization.

Shutao Jiang Founder Hiverlab

Networking Coffee Break

Innovating to Enrich Lives for a Better Tomorrow

The Sunway Group of companies was founded 44 years ago based on the principles of innovation and sustainable development. It has since grown into a regional conglomerate worth a combined market capitalisation of ~RM15 billion (29 March 2018) with 12 Business Units and presence in over 50 locations around the world. Sunway's flagship development, the Sunway City township at the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, was transformed from a derelict tin mining land into the international award winning tourist destination where people live, learn, work, play, be healthy in a safe and connected environment. I will be speaking about how Sunway is adapting, innovating and positioning itself for a digital future while also staying true to its commitment to sustainable development.

Leonard Chew Head of Innovation & Transformation, Group IT Sunway

Innovations in Digital Consumer Engagement

Priyom is a seasoned Digital Media professional with a strong track record of conceptualizing, incubating, and growing disruptive digital businesses. He has been a featured speaker at several internationally renowned forums.
Priyom currently heads the Growth & Innovation department for Viacom18 Digital, leading direct monetization for emerging digital revenue lines and overall sales strategy for VOOT – one of India’s leading video streaming platforms. VOOT has 30mn+ monthly users and was selected among best apps in India by both Google Play and iOS Play Store and won a global media innovation award for Content Distribution at IBC Amsterdam. In this presentation I will present key findings on who the digital consumer is, what are the key drivers of engagement and how to use gamification as an engagement tool.

Priyom Sarkar Head, Innovation & Growth Viacom18

Understanding Human Behaviours to Build Winning Innovation

In Diageo we are the business of building unbelievable experiences for consumers. We know that the best innovation comes about through a deep understanding of human behaviours in occasions & I look forward to sharing examples of this at its best.

Aimee Lewis Head of Innovation Creative Diageo

Networking Drinks

Day 2

Onsite Registration & Light Breakfast

Chairperson Overview

People have the answers within. What looks like resistance is often a lack of clarity. Roger helps organisations turn ideas into real business impact. The change comes from the inside out. He has more than 20 years of experience leading large diverse teams to create innovative customer-centric technology services, including the launch of Nokia’s first enterprise mobile device support service.

Roger Grant CEO & Co-Founder PERSONNA

Mediacorp’s Digital Transformation – the Journey, the Lessons and the Future

·What does it take for a broadcaster to stay relevant in the digital age?

·How does it combine its inherent strengths with new technology capabilities?

·What are the lessons of this transformation for other businesses in the media and non-media space?

Anil Nihalani Head of Connected Media MediaCorp

Towards a Digital Airline

An entrepreneurial type with passion for innovation, digital transformation and mobile solutions. 15+ years Tech experience, 10 years Mobile and Digital expertise, and 6 years working with airlines and transportation technology. At AirAsia, he is responsible for revamping AirAsia's current digital products and channels as well as launching new ones. 

In his presentation he will talk about the journey in AirAsia is now transform into a digital airline, and part of that is to create a tech company within the whole organisation.

Kenneth Andersson Head of Innovation & Product Transformation AirAsia

Manifest the Mindset: How to Ignite the Collective Potential of Your Organisation

She has many years experience as an Executive coach, and Innovation Facilitator consulting in the public and private sectors throughout the Asia Pacific region. She has worked as innovator of operationally efficient solutions for National and State government organisations as well as major companies including law firms, major hospitals and health companies, banks and retail.  Her previous position was as innovation facilitator and executive coach with Transport for New South Wales.Jacqueline has a Bachelor of Dramatic Art from the National Institute of Dramatic Art. She had a successful theatre career performing throughout Australia, and touring to New York, Dublin, London and Edinburgh where she won the Best Actress at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, before transferring her skills to the corporate arena.As a consultant Jacqueline applied her artistic filter to designing and delivering experiences to optimise employee performance and achieve organisational objectives. Her skills and experience lie in all aspects of soft skills behavioural training; leadership, innovation, customer service, client relationships, communication skills, public speaking, story telling, executive presence, presentation, negotiation and influencing skills.Jacqueline’s approach is to bring together the art (observation, simulations and practise for skills transference) and science (theories and well researched data) to enhance and build people, energised by enabling others to make positive behavioural changes leading to doing things differently and better in their lives and workplace. Jacqueline is currently embedding a culture of innovation and mobilising the collective potential of Sydney Trains. "Putting Innovation on Rails".  She works on the basis that people and culture are the core of successful innovation and is passionate about empowering the people of transport.

Jacqueline Linke Manager, Innovation & Strategy Innovation Leader - Transport & Infrastructure Sector, Australia

Networking Coffee Break

Creating A Successful Platform for R&D in Asia

Just as global
companies prepare themselves for the rise of Asia, Asian cities should also be
prepared to support these investments with professional environments for doing R&D.

Some of the core
factors for a basic platform of innovation include: good access to talents
(diverse skills, global mindsets), existing infrastructure, cost of investment
and operation, proximity to market, collaborations with local universities,
research institutes and also industry partners, and finally government support.

On the other
hand, governments can also support a good innovation infrastructure by
providing quality education, implementing clear industrial policies,
encouraging flexible labor markets and enforcing contracts as well as
intellectual property protection.

In this session,
the topics of leveraging on Asia’s ecosystem towards a successful platform for
R&D will be discussed. The focus will be in  how global MNCs can position themselves in
terms of strategy for investing into R&D in Asia.

Heiko Bender Head of Innovation Evonik

Find Your Talent, Build Your Team: An Insight Into Our 'Zero to One' Growth Factors in Asia

Responsive cultural blueprint, innovate on areas for change, in different market stages.

Identify your hiring philosophy to map your talent pool and drive initiatives to shape the future state of real business partnering.
Make choices and decisions to create diversity initiatives in order to propel competitiveness

Case studies on 'Zero to One' growth, in some of ofo's Asian countries.

Rachel Lee Former Head of Talent Acquisition, APAC ofo

Putting Inspiration at the Heart of Innovation

Female entrepreneurship is a key contributor to economic growth, not only by its creation of wealth and employment, but by the diversification of entrepreneurial activity.

Women are dedicated to inspiring and advancing women in innovation to be change-makers and leading voices of our industry.

In this panel we welcoming outstanding female innovators to share their case studies. Please reach out to Ivy Chen if you are interested in this Panel

Malti Peplow Senior Manager, Retail Innovation The Lego Group
Wye Houn Leong Vice President, Digital & Innovation Transformation, APAC BNP Paribas
Jacqueline Linke Manager, Innovation & Strategy Innovation Leader - Transport & Infrastructure Sector, Australia
Roger Grant CEO & Co-Founder PERSONNA

Networking Buffet Lunch

The World is Our R&D Center

Haier has been recognised again as the number one Major Appliances brand in the world for the ninth consecutive year in 2018. One of its secrets to keep sustained success is Haier’s strategy in open innovation. As the pioneer of corporate innovation in the world, Haier started its journey of open innovation since 2009 and is upgrading Haier Open Partnership Ecosystem (HOPE) from version 1.0 to version 4.0 in 2018. Haier has established 10 R&D centers and 4 innovation centers globally. As a practice of Mr Zhang Ruimin’s famous word “The World is Our R&D Center”, HOPE is aiming to be the portal connecting Haier Group with the innovation partners in the world including geeks, R&D firms, research institutes, universities, and individual experts. HOPE is one of the largest resource portal as well as the most active online community in China for tech exchange and innovation. HOPE brings together an expanding global network of innovation partners and resources, from upstream of the value chain to cross-industry network. Up to now, HOPE has 8,000+ active registered innovation partners, and creating 1500+ ideas/solutions every year. Besides Haier, this platform is also been used by third parties, enables the company to overcome development bottlenecks, zero-distance interaction with the innovation partners to find technical solutions in the shortest way and to get cutting-edge products to the market most efficiently. Mr Yu Guangyi (Cavan), the Global Resource Integration (GRI) director of HOPE will share with the audience more insights and success cases of Haier’s open innovation on the summit.

Cavan Yu Director, Global Resource Integration Haier

Corporate Innovation by a 185-year old Conglomerate

Vincent lead the innovation department at the Ayala Corporation. Ayala Innovation is a repository of ideas, events, and milestones that is envisioned to help Ayala employees in their quest to innovate and challenge established paradigms and present totally new ideas that will continue to propel Ayala as the leading innovator in the country.

Vincent Tobias Head of Innovation Ayala Corporation

Networking Coffee Break

The Seven Deadly Sins of Innovation In Financial Services

Fireside covers Digital Transformations and Innovations Fail. From his own experience, often companies embark on these journeys without a clear shared purpose and understanding of a specific outcome, and then are disappointed when things don’t work. He would highlight the pitfalls of such efforts and how companies can circumvent them to drive better results.

Omar Moonis Former Citibanker IE Guest Speaker

Income’s Digital Transformation: Insurance Innovation in Singapore

NTUC Income ranks first in Singapore when it comes to being future proof for digital transformation, when compared to other insurance companies. Our impetus for innovation and digitalization has always been customer-centricity and to offer our customers choices when they engage with us. With agility, we are set to tweak our digital strategies and tactics to enhance customers’ experience with us. Hear about our journey in this session.

Juliana Chua Head of Digital Transformation NTUC Income

Cope With Collaboration - An Overview of How We Do Open Innovation

Dr. Lee Ng is an innovation management executive with over 20 years of experience in Silicon Valley, scouting for new technologies and creating new businesses for large corporations. She joined LumenLab, MetLife's Innovation Centre to help cultivate an innovation mindset and commercialise new value creating businesses for MetLife in Asia and beyond.

Lauren Liang AVP, Innovation MetLife