Disruptive Innovation

AESC APAC Conference 2018

September 13, 2018
September 13, 2018
08:30 to 17:15

Emerging technologies, digital transformation and global volatility continue to impact organizations worldwide - as well as entire industries - transforming the global economy and changing the required DNA of today's top executives. An ever-shifting business climate that commands constant growth and innovation also demands a new breed of leadership. Business leaders across all industries are racing to attain new levels of growth by moving beyond the sustainable innovation models of yesterday.

AESC's Asia Pacific Conference is the premier event in the region for our profession and will deliver critical content to help trusted advisors, and the clients they serve, stay at the forefront. Join us in Singapore on September 13, 2018.

This event is open to both AESC Members and nonmembers. Experience an immersive program of inspired speakers, thought-provoking sessions, provocative questions and networking with global peers.

Register to explore:

Business 4.0
Innovation-Friendly Organizations
Emerging Technology
Asian Business Transformation
What's now, new and next in global executive talent


08:30 to 08:50
08:50 to 09:00
Welcome Address
Fabrice Desmarescaux
Managing Partner
Eric Salmon & Partners and AESC ASEAN Chair
09:00 to 10:00
Exponential Disruption: How 3 New Disruptions Will Upend the Future of Work, Leadership and Talent

We are at the cusp of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, which according to the World Economic Forum, "will fundamentally alter the way we live, work, and relate to one another. In its scale, scope, and complexity, the transformation will be unlike anything humankind has experienced before". While organizations are busy grappling with digital transformation and disruption, three other major disruptions are about to break out. The Cognitive Disruption, Virtual Disruption and Trust Disruption, enabled by the new generation of intelligent technologies, will soon be unleashed creating the Netflix effect for many industries and established corporations. What are these three major disruptions? And how will they transform the future of work, leadership and talent in the coming years?

Charlie Ang
Founding President
The Innovators Institute and Ambassador of SingularityU Singapore
10:00 to 11:00
The Innovation Friendly Organisation

Author, Anna Simpson, will outline the case for companies to develop an innovation-friendly culture. This engaging talk will unpack key elements of innovation-friendly organizations: Diversity, Integrity, Curiosity, Reflection and Connection. Anna Simpson will highlight case studies to illustrate these principles in practice and the significant difference they make to organisations.

Anna Simpson
The Innovation-Friendly Organization
11:30 to 12:15
A(nother) Decade of Digital Disruption

Technology continues to disrupt our lives from every angle. Digital transformation has been a theme — often a mandate — for many years and the number of disruptive technologies on the horizon continue to proliferate. Peter Ho, Partner - Digital Transformation & Innovations, Deloitte, will share his perspective on some of the most talked about disruptive technological forces on the horizon as well as their potential impacts in Asia.

Peter Ho
Partner - Digital Transformation & Innovations,
12:15 to 13:00
Leading Through Risk, Disruption, and Transformation

Nicholas Sutcliffe will lead an engaging, evidence-based session focused on how Asian business will need to leverage talent and organizational culture in an era of transformation and global volatility.

Nicholas Sutcliffe
Executive Director, Asia
The Conference Board
13:45 to 14:45
CEO Insights: Executive Talent Implications

What are the most critical challenges facing global business leaders? How are organizations reinventing themselves for the digital age with a new generation of leaders? It's clear that talent issues are business issues. How do we help our clients gain a strong competitive advantage? Join Karen Greenbaum as she explores critical leadership challenges.

Karen Greenbaum
President & CEO
14:45 to 15:30
Panel: Innovation and Transformation in Asia

A panel of thought leaders with pertinent experience with Asian businesses, start-ups, and established multi-nationals will explore how business in the region is adapting to rapid change and will look at the attributes of the talent needed to drive it into the future.

Tomasz Kurczyk
Director Digital Transformation
AXA Singapore
Dr. Vedrana Savic
Managing Director, Global Thought Leadership
Jovina Ang
National University of Singapore
Francis Goh
Founder & CEO
16:00 to 17:00
The Global Asian Leader: From Local Star to Global CXO

The past two decades have witnessed an unprecedented shift of global economic growth from West to East. Analysts predict that the region could become the world's largest economy (by GDP contribution) by 2030. While Asia assumes unprecedented prominence on the global map from a business standpoint, Asian leaders comprise only a small fraction of the global leadership teams in most global organizations. Sunil Puri of CCL looks at the critical capabilities Asian leaders need to develop as they seek global success and how global organizations can get a better handle on developing a global Asian leadership pipeline.

Sunil Puri
APAC Director & Research, Innovation, and Product Development
"Overall the benefit was threefold for me - raising our brand awareness, some interesting content and networking opportunity. It was a good conference and it provided plenty of networking opportunity."
Kerryn Wilson
Allegis Partners
"Thank you to the AESC for organising and hosting a very good conference. I personally took away a lot of ideas and thoughts from the event. Thank you."
Kris de Jager
de JAGER Executive Search
Swissotel Merchant Court, Ballroom
20 Merchant Rd, Singapore 058281
Swissotel Merchant Court
20 Merchant Rd, Singapore 058281


Thank you to our AESC Global Partners