Businesses across Southeast Asia are looking to rapidly transform their operations using digital tools like artificial intelligence, cloud technology and the Internet of Things. 

Surveys by Google and Computer Weekly revealed that digital transformation is a top priority for key decision makers. This is likely to have grown, as the pandemic has forced many organisations to embrace digital strategies and move their business online.

This is no surprise when Southeast Asia has a booming digital economy, digital startups disrupting the market and increasing internet access across the region.

Organisations of all sizes are digitally transforming and replacing legacy systems to speed up processes, reduce the risk of human error and give more time for activities that require more human effort and value.

But there are teething issues. In a survey by McKinsey, fewer than one-third of companies implementing digital strategies had been unsuccessful.

Most businesses, particularly SMEs, are struggling to keep pace with the increasing level of Internet and technological advancements. In a study by OEDC, many small and medium sized firms across Southeast Asia still do not use email, have their own website or receive orders online.

This begs the question: How can businesses overcome the challenges of digital transformation like digital skills, internet access, cybersecurity and more?

Join us on 14 May 2020 to explore how you can lead your businesses’ digital transformation. Get your questions answered and hear from industry experts on how to implement successful digital transformation strategies.

Register now to secure your space for ‘Digital Transformation – Through the Lens of CXOs and SME Business Owners’. Limited places available.

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Agenda - 14th May 2020

SGT/HKT Agenda
1445 [Pre-Show] Introduction
1450 Live Interview
Tran Viet Hoan, Group CIO, THACO Group (Vietnam’s Second Largest Company)
1455 [Announcements] W.Media
1500 [Show-Time] Chairman Welcome Address
1505 [Case Study] Digital transformation roadmap, change management and the common approach that are applicable to all organizations
Nelson Tan, Director of InfoComm Infrastructure, Nanyang Technological University
1525 [Leaders’ Discussion] Key challenges in enterprise digitization. How much process automation exists in your organisation today?
Aik-Phong Ng, Managing Director, Fave
Jae Lee, CTO, WorldRoamer
Aaron Tan Dani, Chairman, IASA (Co-Moderator)
Stuart Crowley, Editor, W.Media (Co-Moderator)
1545 [Leaders’ Discussion] Technology Leadership in your organization
1. Which function within an organisation should lead in digital transformation?
2. How large enterprises make decisions on IT strategies.
3. How has the role of a Head of IT transformed as enterprises go digital
4. The importance of CFOs in digital transformation.
Axel Winter, CTO, Central Group (Thailand’s Largest Retailer)
Wilbertus Darmadi, CIO, Toyota Astra Motor (Indonesia’s 2nd Largest Car Manufacturer)
Aaron Tan Dani, Chairman, IASA (Co-Moderator)
Stuart Crowley, Editor, W.Media (Co-Moderator)
1605 Session Adjourned

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• C-level management: CEO, CIO, CTO, CFO, COO, CSO, CISO
• Senior executives: Head of Pre-sales, Head of Solutions, Head of Operations, Head of Facilities
• Technical Specialists: Consultants, System Integrators, Engineers


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