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Vincent Tobias

Head of Innovation
Ayala Corporation

Vince heads innovation at Ayala, a 185-year old conglomerate with interests in property development, financial services, telecommunications, power and water utilities, public transport infrastructure, electronics and auto manufacturing, and recently education and healthcare. The varied perspectives and capabilities of the verticals make for rich ingredients to cook up unique offerings that are “different” and which deliver new value to consumers. Vince serves as a Board Director of the Global Innovation Management Institute, the world-wide standard professional certification body for innovation management. The Institute’s mission is to develop innovation management as a management discipline. Vince started his consulting career with Arthur Andersen’s Strategy Consulting practice in the Asia-Pacific region, and later, its global Revenue Enhancement Competency Center in Chicago. He later joined the Monitor Group (now Monitor Deloitte), a top-tier strategy and innovation consulting firm founded by Harvard Business School Professor Michael E. Porter. In industry, Vince served as Managing Director (Malaysia) of K2, a digital agency now part of media giant the Publicis Groupe; and Regional Manager (Asia) of Intermedia Games U.K., then the world’s biggest creator of interactive games. You may catch his innovation-centered tweets at @vincent_tobias.

Vincent Tobias