The Singapore economy in 2018 is poised for a new normal in growth with economic forecasts ranging from 2% to 3.5%. Business leaders are reflecting on their interpretation of ‘growth’ and continually developing strategies which focus on delivering quality and sustainable growth without sacrificing profitability and healthy margins.
Corporate giants are constantly under growth pressure and threat from disruption. The financial services sector is certainly no stranger to this. Banks like DBS which received Singapore’s ‘Most Valuable Brand’ view growth in brand value as equally important as that of growth in products and profits. DBS has weaved innovation and digital transformation into the banking experience, and harnessed the power of analytics to re-imagine banking. Come hear from DBS Innovation and Data Science leaders about how these well-timed and forward-thinking investments have set the stage for their corporate growth plans.
SMEs too have to tackle increasingly competitive operating environments which put pressure on achieving quality growth. Whilst growth strategies are certainly not ‘One-Size-Fits-All’, it is fair to say that growth-fuelled business models exhibit certain traits such as a healthy dose of innovative thinking, constant adoption of new technologies and decision making based on insightful analytics. Learn from our panellist of distinguished business leaders on how they are able to balance the pressure of dealing with growth demands and the need to take calculated risks by internationalising, investing in business innovation, technology and analytical capabilities to reap returns in the longer term. Also hear from IPOS about the solutions available to protect corporate investments which are critical to growth and how these are steadily gaining traction with the local business community.
Organised by RSM in partnership with DBS Private Bank, join us at the Welcome 2018 Seminar as we touch on these pertinent topics surrounding growth for the coming year.
Panel Discussion 1 - Internationalise: Go big or Go home
Internationalisation often conjures a picture of growth and prosperity. In reality, a poorly thought-out plan with no proper balance of strategy, operational feasibility, financial capability and resource capacity could spell corporate maladies. Hear from our distinguished panel on how deep analytics and thorough strategic planning have helped them expand internationally profitably and steadily.
Panellists: Johnson Poh (Head of Data Science, DBS Bank / SMU Adjunct Faculty for Big Data and Analytics), Dexter Teo (Executive Director, IPOS), Edgar Ramani (Chief Executive Officer, Design Studio), Damien Tan (Chief Operating Officer, Benjamin Barker)
Panel Discussion 2 - Innovate – igniting the flame from start-ups to giants
Hear from start-ups and growth companies why innovation has gone beyond emerging industries, and the innovative exploits and cutting edge technologies by established players that have propelled them ahead of the competition. Panellists will also share how they manage innovation risks through IP protection to drive better value for commercialisation and exit strategies.
Panellists: Rudy Lim (Head of FinTech (Singapore), Innovation Group, DBS Bank), Alice Tan (Head of Research and Consultancy, Knight Frank), Ching Tse Tseng (CEO, Vault Dragon), Nigel Teo (CEO, Tradably)
by Bidyut Dumra (Executive Director, DBS Innovation Group)
Find out how innovation has helped DBS become Singapore’s Most Valued Brand and win the title of the World’s Most Digital Bank in 2017 with numerous digital transformations that have made banking simple and seamless for customers.
Importance of protecting your intellectual property
by Dexter Teo (Executive Director, IPOS International)
As Singapore moves towards the future economy where assets are increasingly digital, businesses are realising the importance of protecting their intellectual properties. Find out how IPOS has helped local businesses successfully preserve the value of their intellectual assets, and the latest commercialisation initiatives and success stories.
Panel 1 – Internationalise: Go big or Go home
Data science - your new competitive edge
by Johnson Poh (Head of Data Science, DBS Bank / SMU Adjunct Faculty for Big Data and Analytics)
Analytics has enabled DBS to predict and analyze trends, see into the future and transcend borders to become a leading bank in Asia. Find out why analytics is the big differentiator and how data science can be the competitive edge for businesses.
|11:15am||Panel 2 – Innovate – igniting the flame from start-ups to giants
|Date:||2 February 2018 (Friday)|
|Time:||8:30am – 12:00pm (Registration starts at 8:00am)|
|Venue:||DBS Asia Central Auditorium
12 Marina Boulevard
Level 3, Marina Bay Financial Centre Tower 3Singapore 018982
|Fee Per Pax:
|RSM and Stone Forest Clients / Invited guests of RSM: Complimentary*
*Limited to 2 persons per company. First come, first served
|Who Should Attend:||Entrepreneurs and Business Owners, C-Suite, Board Members|
|Organiser:||RSM & DBS Private Bank|
About the Speakers & Panellists:
Executive Director, DBS Innovation Group
Executive Director, IPOS International
Head of Data Science, DBS Bank / SMU Adjunct Faculty for Big Data and Analytics
Head of Consultancy & Research, Knight Frank
Chief Executive Officer, Vault Dragon
Chief Operating Officer, Benjamin Barker Group
Chief Executive Officer, Design Studio
CEO and Co-founder, Tradably
Head of FinTech (Singapore), Innovation Group, DBS Bank
For enquiries, please call us at 6594 7955 / 6594 7954 or email mktg@RSMSingapore.sg.
Note: The organisers reserve the right to change the venue, date and programme due to circumstances beyond our control.