Shape the World Conference, 2016 Bangkok, Thailand
How to redesign your business for sustainable growth
Too many businesses still operate based on antiquated approaches in business practices and organizational development. This puts them at a high risk of extinction, limiting their chances for success globally as the world transits quickly into the 4th industrial revolution – characterized by a fusion of technologies that is blurring the lines between the physical, digital, and biological spheres. The pressing challenge facing many companies is not the lack of ideas or technology but the ability to systemically profit from the insights that are being generated on a daily basis. Learn practical organisational and business transformation strategies gleaned from the Consulus’ insights after reviewing and redesigning companies in 18 cities throughout the Asia Pacific since 2004. The Consulus partnership is present in Singapore, Brunei, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Italy, Argentina. The theme for Shape the World Conference 2016 is “how to redesign your business for sustainable growth”, is chosen to help business leaders think about how they can shape the region’s future by building companies that are great in collaboration without prejudice so as to unleash the power of innovation through business design. Through transforming companies from the inside-out, it will result in business and organisational models to shape a better future.
How can Asia draw strengths from its roots of diversity and design an Asian brand of innovation?
Asia is the continent filled with diverse cultures and heritage. Ancient times has periods of great collaboration between powerful civilisations. The inspiring account of Nalanda University is a classic example of collaboration between China and India. As Asia rises, it is important for our companies to serve as examples of collaborating for innovation without prejudice, that we should go beyond nationalities and racial identities to seek the best minds.
Are Asian companies prepared to redesign their organisations to be more collaborative to innovate?
After the Second World War, Asia provided the labour and commodities to support Western economies. Many companies then were designed to be efficient. That era has passed and it is time to move forward to own the platform of ideas. Companies should rethink their corporate culture and leadership models to be more relevant to an age of incredible expansion of ideas and innovation. This is the age where civilians go to space. Are our organisational models ready for this age?
How can we harness innovation in our companies and bring about a united Asia?
Companies are the basic unit in the economic system and have a disproportionate impact on our societies. Companies can leverage on the ideas created to improve society and help people come together. The discussion will cover how companies can steer towards an innovative culture and the possible challenges they need to prepare for.
Changing Existing Approaches Towards Data Analysis and Knowledge Development
There are a lot more data out there but how we make use of them in a more meaningful way. How can we use data to strengthen our inter-dependence, to establish platforms so as to have more sustainable business models? The more powerful business models of our age encourage sharing of opportunities and resources. How do you learn from what you know to build better platforms to serve a new age in Asia?
The half-day conference will take the form of two formats: plenary sessions and panel discussions. Each plenary session will have 3 panelists. The 1st plenary session will begin with the conference framework, led by Mr Lawrence Chong, Chief Executive Officer of Consulus, who will introduce the theme to all participants. Followed by Kuldej Sinthawanarong, CEO of JARKEN who will share his insights pertaining to the situation in Thailand. Finally, another renowned business leader Mr. Kreingkrai Kanjanapokin, CEO of Index creative village will share his success story. The panelists will help to set the tone of the conference through a multi-dimensional view of economic, historical and societal make-up.
The conference is expected to sensitise participating business and social leaders to the need for Asian organisations to transform their business models to be ready for global expansion and be prepared for the 4th industrial revolution. During the conference, participants will be directed to:
- Develop business design strategies to help Asian firms to adopt transformative solutions so as to shape the future
- Use innovative approaches to reimagining the role and model of companies so as shape the future of Asia
- Rethink the role of data and knowledge so as to maximise creative development