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Day 1

Onsite Registration & Light Breakfast

Power of the Thumb

Richa Goswami is responsible for establishing a transformational experience across all brands for J&J in the consumer space. The brand portfolio encompasses global iconic brands across categories like Baby, Beauty, Oral care, OTC and Compromised skin. Responsible for hiring and setting up digital teams across 25 markets in APAC and also building best in class regional digital teams. Responsible for all aspects from Digital Strategy, Digital Marketing across 100+brands , Websites,CRM, Ecommerce platforms, Analytics, Mobile, Social and Innovation.

Richa Goswami Head of Digital Johnson & Johnson

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

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

Reserved Slot for Sponsorship - Available

Speaking slot is currently available, if you are interested to speak with us at the Chief Innovation Officer Summit, please contact Sponsorship Team

Innovation Expert Industry Leader Innovation Enterprise

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.

Innovation Expert Industry Leader Innovation Enterprise

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

Open Innovation with Robot Conception

Peter has more than 30 years’ management and operations experience in automation and robotics in the manufacturing, semiconductor, industrial, transportation and healthcare sectors. He has in-depth knowledge of international business, having set up green-field operations in Suzhou (China) and managing markets in China, the rest of Asia, Europe and USA. Peter has also conducted M&A activities and managed operations in France and Hungary.

Peter Tan CEO, Partner 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

Ice Breaking Session - How Innovative Are you?

We invite all attendees in this session to join the quiz.First please introduce yourself to each other, and we will have fun and investigating through quiz and nominate the best innovator per table!

Discussion Innovation Experts Discussion

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 currently heads the Growth & Innovation department for Viacom18 Digitalhelping scale Viacom18’s flagship OTT Video platform VOOT and related apps. VOOT has 30mn+ monthly users and was selected asGoogle Play Best of 2016 appsandBest of iOS apps for 2017in India. It recently won the most coveted global media innovation award for Content Distribution atIBC Amsterdam. In this presentation I will present on what are the drivers of engagement, how to use gamification as an engagement tool. 

Priyom Sarkar Head of 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.

Chris Goddard General Manager, Innovation Diageo

Networking Drinks

Day 2

Onsite Registration & Light Breakfast

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?

Parminder Singh Chief Commercial & Digital Officer MediaCorp

Intrapreneur Friendly: Creating A “Start-up” From Within the Corporate Environment

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. 

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 Sydney Trains

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.

Sher Lin Ee Regional Head, R&D 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 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

Women in Innovation Innovation Experts Women in Innovation Panel

Networking Buffet Lunch

Haier and Open Innovation

CavanYu (Guangyi Yu) is the Global Resource Integration Director of HOPE, Corporate R&D Centre, Haier Group. His team’s major responsibilities is to build the resource network around the globe and bridge all the latest technologies, innovations and products related with home appliances to Haier product lines.  Cavan has 16+ years working experience in American companies,  holding various positions in service, product management, marketing and R&D. Cavan holds a Master’s Degree in Computer Science from Xi’an Jiaotong University and a Bachelor degree of Mechanical Engineering from Southeast University. 

Cavan Yu Director, Global Resource Integration Haier

Balancing Innovation with Corporate Control

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

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.

Lee Ng VP, Innovation MetLife

The Insurtech Effect: The Game is Changing

Juliana Chua is Head of Digital Transformation Office at NTUC Income (INCOME), Singapore’s largest composite insurer serving the protection, savings and investment needs of more than 2 million customers and possess over $30 billion worth of assets. Juliana leads the team to digitise core business with a focus to converge physical and virtual environments, in order to meet the changing of customer needs. Juliana has a background in International Business Management (INSEAD), IP Law (NUS Law) and Computer Science (Loughborough, UK). She has worked across continents in the US, China, Japan, India, UK and Singapore, and is inventor to 6 granted patents and patent applications for upstream innovation. Prior INCOME, Juliana is Director of the IP Office of Singapore (IPOS) International where she successfully forayed into the US, China, Japan and Singapore markets with new products/services. In her past 15 years of career, Juliana served the World #1 innovation leader – IBM in UK, Asia leading IP law firm – Spruson & Ferguson, Singapore’s largest technology office – Exploit Technologies of A*STAR, Japan leading materials MNC – Nitto Denko, and have launched 2 startups into markets worldwide.

Juliana Chua Head of Digital Transformation NTUC Income

Digital Transformation Reshapes the Finance Industry

Tomasz Kurczyk has recently relocated to Singapore to take on the role of Digital Transformation Director at AXA, having spent more than three years as their Head of CRM Design Authority based in Paris. Tomasz is a seasoned Senior Digital, CRM and Customer Experience Leader with strong leadership and entrepreneurial aptitude, complemented by a decade of outstanding hands-on expertise in business and technology aspects of CRM, customer strategies, customer experience and digital business within complex organisations. He is passionate about Customer Experience, Digital and FinTech.

Tomasz Kurczyk Director, Digital Transformation AXA