Industry Advisory Board Event:

Leading Innovation in the New Normal

Leading Innovation in the New Normal Business Set-Up

  • 03 November 2020 11:00 AM - 01:30 PM SGT
  • User Productivity

Our first Industry Advisory Board session focused on current business disruptions, and the new leadership models needed to navigate into the next normal. We were thrilled with the conversation and the interaction and look forward to your participation in our upcoming November session.

Our November session will dive into innovation and rapid evolutions of business models and will be moderated by Subrato Basu, SoftwareONE Vice President, The Research Board.

Leading Organizational Innovation in the New Normal

During this session we will discuss:

  • How you should position your company to pursue innovation in a post-pandemic world
  • How to keep the wheels of innovation turning at your company despite the upcoming economic upheaval.

Session Format Adjustment:

To maximize collaboration efforts, we will change the format slightly and break everyone into smaller groups for moderated discussions on specific topics that will also be shared with the group during this session.

  • Innovation: Fostering Innovation – Despite our best intentions, it’s difficult for us as individuals to have a significant influence on our surroundings. Communities, on the other hand, can leverage the power of the group to have a greater impact, providing not only resources but also an environment for ideas and creativity to flourish. These are powerful tools. This session will discuss how to leverage the eco-system to build a thriving innovation model within enterprises.
  • New Role: CIO’s and Regenerative Economy – CIOs are well-positioned to take a leading role in creating new business value and bolstering competitive agility in the circular economy. Technology is a critical driver towards building this. This session will discuss this increasingly important role of technology that puts CIOs in a central position in the transition to circularity. With a unique view and understanding of the overall tech needs of their organizations, CIOs can — and should — assume the role of a corporate change agent responsible for driving circular innovations.
  • People: Managing People during a PandemicStakeholder Engagement - This unprecedented crisis has showcased the vulnerabilities of macro-economies, governmental policies as well as the business models of corporations. Any crisis fosters an environment for fresh strategic thinking and quicker acceptance of hard decisions. Today’s crisis is far-deeper and global in nature, allowing Boards & CEOs to bring in lateral thinking to redesign & retool their organisations. People are the center to the whole model. This session will cover critical aspects as to how enterprises can leverage their key assets into a competitive brand advantage.


11:00 am 

Opening Introduction – Frederik Storhaug, Global Director SoftwareONE

11:05 – 11:30 am                   

Business Key Note Session: Mr. Harris Chan - How Innovation and Agile Concepts played a key role in the Company’s Success

11:30 – 12:15 pm

Thought Leadership Keynote: Dr. Lisa Friedman - Managing Innovation in the New Normal Business Set-Up

12:15 – 12:25 pm

Coffee Refresh/Break

12:25 – 01:05 pm

Moderator Led Breakout Sessions:
• Innovation – Fostering Innovation– Phil Hassey, CEO and founder of CapioIT
• New Role – CIO’s and Regenerative Economy (Creating the Blueprint) – Dr. Lisa Friedman
• People – Managing People during Pandemic – Stakeholder Engagement – Srinath Sridharan, Board Member Wadhawan Group

01:05 – 01:20 pm

Outcome discussion from Breakout Sessions

01:20 – 01:25 pm

Session Reflections

01:25 – 01:30 pm

Closing Thoughts

Business Thought Leader Session Overview: How Innovation and Agile Concepts played a key role in ST Engineering’s Success – Mr. Harris Chan

Technology and innovation are vital to maintaining ST Engineering's position as a leading global provider of technology, defence and engineering solutions. By challenging conventions, embracing new paradigms and redefining perspectives, his philosophy is to do better each time – engendering concepts and ideas that transcend the ordinary. Mr. Harris Chan will share how he has driven the enterprise to embrace new thinking and innovation models.


About Mr. Harris Chan | Business Thought Leader

Harris Chan holds concurrent appointments as the Executive Director, Chief Digital Officer and Chief Technology Officer at ST Engineering, a global technology, defence and engineering group specialising in the aerospace, electronics, land systems and marine sectors.

He currently leads ST Engineering’s digitalisation efforts, focusing on the development of deep and core digital technologies to transform the Group into a data-driven and digital organisation. In addition, he plays a lead role in shaping the organisation’s R&D portfolio and is responsible for driving its IP strategy. Harris also chairs the Group’s Innovation Task Force, looking at ways to drive innovation within the company.

Industry Thought Leader Session Overview: Managing Innovation in the New Normal Business Set-Up – Dr. Lisa Friedman

Enterprises are re-writing their business models post pandemic that has created fundamental shifts forcing organizations to work asymmetrically, finding ways to keep pursuing ideas against the corporate grain while also leveraging hidden, untapped resources. Just as the entire global economy shifts, so must corporate innovation. But that is also what corporate innovators are best at, adjusting and adapting.

About Dr Lisa Friedman | Industry Thought Leader

Lisa Friedman, Ph.D. is a co-founder and partner in the Enterprise Development Group. She works with leaders and teams globally to facilitate a shared understanding of the trends transforming their industries, to set a clear innovation strategy for the future, to install simple but powerful innovation practices and tools, and to design their organizations for the future. She is a frequent speaker on "Innovation Silicon Valley Style" and future-driven leadership. Lisa is a co-author of The Dynamic Enterprise: Tools for Turning Chaos into Strategy and Strategy into Action, Creating Value with CO-STAR: Perfecting and Pitching Your Brilliant Idea, and several articles and book chapters on innovation leadership. She also coordinates EDG's Silicon Valley Innovation Immersion Programs, bringing leaders from around the world for visits combined with integration sessions to build learning into their own blueprints for the future.