The Way Out of the Crisis

D.A.S.H + Series

How are you preparing for the next normal?

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About the Series

Join Dr Kevyn Yong, Chief Learning Officer, SIM and his guests as they explore, analyse and discuss with case studies; how companies can begin making that shift — from mobilising during the crisis, to stabilising in the new environment, to strategising for what is next.

What Is This Series About?

This is a six-episode series that examines the 4 critical influences of D.A.S.H + framework – Design Thinking, Agile and Transformational Thinking, Systems Thinking and Hyper Performance Strategies – to help you and your organisation emerge stronger.

You will gain from the insights on how organisations can respond to the crisis and solve complex challenges and improve sustainable turnover growth by 10X. You will also learn from some of the World’s best speakers as they explore the business implications for their businesses and the 4 critical influences – Design Thinking, Agile and Transformational Thinking, Systems Thinking and Hyper Performance Strategies for you and your organisation to emerge stronger.

How Will It Benefit You?

The coronavirus is a world changing event.  For some organisations, short-term survival is the core objective.  Others are adopting a wait and see approach, thinking about how to re-position themselves once things return to normal. 

This webinar series aims to provide insights on how organisations can respond and what business leaders can consider as they plan for the next normal.

Who Should Attend?

Developed for leaders, senior executives and anyone feeling tremendous pressure to maintain high levels of performance despite the current challenging business climate and for anyone who wants to build individual road maps to help them navigate through these uncertain times.

When Are the Series?

Live webinars will be held every two weeks on Wednesdays from 15:30 – 16:30 (SGT) featuring thought leaders and industry experts who will be providing cutting edge and practical information that is easily accessible at no cost.

Format

These live webinars will be held every two weeks on Wednesdays from 3.30pm – 4.30pm featuring thought leaders and industry experts. The sessions will focus on 4 critical influences – Design Thinking, Agile and Transformational Thinking, Systems Thinking and Hyper Performance Strategies.

Speakers

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Graham Brown
Chief Story Teller @ Pikkal & Co Leadership | Storytelling | Podcasts

Graham Brown is the CEO and Founder of Pikkal & Co – Asia’s largest podcast agency helping brands find their voice. He has worked with leading brands including McKinsey, Xero, AirAsia, Facebook, Cloudera, MTV, UNICEF and Disney to shape their marketing and communications strategy.

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Dr Kevyn Yong
Chief Learning Officer @ SIM

Dr. Kevyn Yong is the Chief Learning Officer at the Singapore Institute of Management. His areas of expertise include creativity, innovation, entrepreneurship and leadership, with a focus on design thinking, strategic leadership, leading change and digital transformation. 

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Seah Chin Siong
President & CEO @ SIM

Prior to his role at SIM, Chin Siong was the CEO of Singapore Pools (Private) Limited. He led the organisation as a trusted and responsible gaming operator in Singapore. He was also founding CEO of IDA International and Managing Director of Accenture’s Public Service Operating Group for Asia-Pacific and the Country Managing Director of Accenture Singapore.

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Dr Jovina Ang
Managing Director @ Communicatio

Dr. Jovina Ang is an engaging educator who has developed original and interactive courses on leadership communication, managing change and digital transformation. She is also the author of two books: Leadership Communication. Connect. Engage. Inspire. and The Game Plan of Successful Career Sponsorship.

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Mohan Mirwani
CEO @ Think Quick

Mohan Mirwani is the CEO of his company Think Quick Private Ltd. He is also a coach, trainer, mentor and consultant in continuous innovation, entrepreneurship, intrapreneurship and lean methodologies and an Adjunct Lecturer in Essec Business School.

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Kevin Fitzgerald
Managing Director – Asia @ Xero

Kevin Fitzgerald leads the growth and performance of the Asian business at Xero, helping small businesses and their advisors across Asia embrace cloud technology to run productive, more profitable businesses.

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Sachin Tonk
VP – Data Analytics and Business Intelligence @ Standard Chartered Bank

A technology leader with 16+ years in delivering bespoke technology solutions by engaging agile and waterfall methodologies, Sachin Tonk is seasoned in Program and Project management in the banking and consulting industry.

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Anthony Russell
Head of Ecosystem Partnerships (APAC) @ Workplace by Facebook

Anthony Russell is responsible for managing and growing the ecosystem of service delivery and product partnerships in region at Workplace by Facebook.

Prior to that, he established, set up and ran the Asia Pacific Technology Partner business for Amazon Web Services (AWS) and co-founded the online Cloud education company Cloud Academy.

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Kapil Kane
Director of Innovation & Co-Founder at GrowthX Corporate Accelerator @ Intel Corporation

Kapil Kane is the Director of Innovation at Intel Corporation and has co-founded & is currently running GrowthX, an award-winning accelerator that has launched multiple new businesses generating $280M+ in projected revenues through bottoms-up innovations in areas of AI, IOT, 5G & new silicon technology. 

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Haresh Khoobchandani
VP @ Autodesk Adj Professor | Board Member | Investor

As the most senior leader in the region, Haresh Khoobchandani is responsible for the strategic direction and overall profitability of one of the fastest growing markets for Autodesk. He brings with him over 25 years of sales and marketing experience, including 19 years at Microsoft in various leadership positions.

Webinars

Episode 1: How to Thrive in Times of Crisis

Wednesday, 20 May 2020 | 15.30 - 16.30 (SGT)

The many layers to the COVID-19 crisis are unfolding in front of our eyes. Yet, perhaps, there is opportunity too. How are you preparing for the next normal? Now is the time to start making moves that support a return to work while addressing needed changes in the months ahead.

  • How large corporations can adapt to the new normal by leveraging bold solutions and frameworks
  • How to identify the big adjustments that needs to be taken on the Corporate and Community level to thrive in the new normal
  • How to close the capability gap to capture key regional opportunities during these uncertain times 

Join Dr Kevyn Yong, Chief Learning Officer, SIM and his guests as they explore, analyse and discuss with case studies; how companies can begin making that shift – from mobilising during the crisis, to stabilising in the new environment, to strategising for what is next.

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Host: Graham Brown
Chief Story Teller @ Pikkal & Co Leadership | Storytelling | Podcasts

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Expert: Dr Kevyn Yong
Chief Learning Officer @ SIM

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Special Guest: Haresh Khoobchandani
VP @ Autodesk Adj Professor | Board Member | Investor

Episode 2: Reimaging Design Thinking: The Perfect Innovative Solutions to Transform Customers' Experience

Wednesday, 3 June 2020 | 15.30 - 16.30 (SGT)

Design Thinking is highly user-centric. It revolves around a deep interest and understanding of customers’ needs and comes up with meaningful solutions to meet those needs. Companies are keen to engage in innovation but ONLY a handful actually create extraordinary results.

In this session, you’ll discover:

  • How to come up with sustainable innovative strategies to transform customers’ experience
  • How to build your organisation’s capabilities to approach issues and deliver creative solutions
  • How to identify the right problem and solve it in a systematic approach

Join Dr Kevyn Yong, Chief Learning Officer, SIM and his special guest Kapil Kane, Director of Innovation & cofounder at GrowthX corporate accelerator, Intel Corporation, as they share on the need to break out of the organisation’s mould and think creatively to identify the right problem and arrive at new possibilities and solutions.

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Host: Graham Brown
Chief Story Teller @ Pikkal & Co Leadership | Storytelling | Podcasts

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Expert: Dr Kevyn Yong
Chief Learning Officer @ SIM

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Special Guest: Kapil Kane
Director of Innovation & Co-Founder at GrowthX Corporate Accelerator @ Intel Corporation
 

Episode 3: Agility Mindset and Transformational Thinking: Keys to Survive in Unprecedented Times

Wednesday, 17 June 2020 | 15.30 - 16.30 (SGT)

Organisations are finding it tougher to survive, much less succeed. When faced with expected and unexpected disruptions, people can be your greatest solution, ally and asset or be the reason for your demise and failure. Knowing how to tap on your people (yourself included) and getting the best out of them, so that they can RESPOND effectively, is the single greatest challenge faced by many businesses.

In this session, you’ll discover:

  • How to adopt leadership practices that emphasize resilience delivering high performance
  • How to develop cross functional teams and cultivate agility internally
  • How to identify the right metrics that matters the most while navigating through transformation

Join special guests, Kevin Fitzgerald, Managing Director – Asia, Xero and Dr. Jovina Ang (Managing Director, Communicatio), as they share actionable strategies of leadership communication in managing change and transformation and creating agile teams.

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Host: Graham Brown
Chief Story Teller @ Pikkal & Co Leadership | Storytelling | Podcasts

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Special Guest: Kevin Fitzgerald
Managing Director – Asia @ Xero

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Special Guest: Dr Jovina Ang
Managing Director @ Communicatio

Episode 4: Solving Complex Problems with Systems Thinking

Wednesday, 1 July 2020 | 15.30 - 16.30 (SGT)

Systems thinking is a necessary competency for the 21st century. Our world is tightly interwoven globally as seen during this COVID-19 crisis, hence we need to become a lot more global and ‘system-wise.’ The more we understand systemic behaviour, the more we can anticipate that behaviour and work with systems (rather than being controlled by them) to shape the quality of our lives.

In this session, you’ll discover:

  • How large corporations can approach to solve ‘complex’ issues daily using systems thinking
  • How to identify the leading edge technologies that can be applied to business applications today to maximise the effectiveness of organisation structure and initiatives
  • How to create sustainable solutions that appreciate the BIG picture and the collaboration between the ecosystems

Join our guests Anthony Russell, Head of Ecosystem Partnerships (APAC), Workplace by Facebook and Sachin Tonk, VP – Data Analytics and Business Intelligence, Standard Chartered Bank, as they share the actionable strategies that organisations facing a multitude of issues, all of which are complex and interconnected, need to implement and technologies they need to leverage on.

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Host: Graham Brown
Chief Story Teller @ Pikkal & Co Leadership | Storytelling | Podcasts

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Special Guest: Anthony Russell
Head of Ecosystem Partnerships (APAC) @ Workplace by Facebook

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Special Guest: Sachin Tonk
VP – Data Analytics and Business Intelligence @ Standard Chartered Bank

Episode 5: Hypergrowth Solutions to Accelerate and Scale Your Organisation’s Performance

Wednesday, 15 July 2020 | 15.30 - 16.30 (SGT)

The world is changing at an accelerating pace. Individuals and organisations must adapt and transform for their survival. Hypergrowth begins with people – the way they see problems and apply to create solutions. Creating a high performance of 10X involves a transformation of mindsets and behaviours. People do not resist change, they resist the transitions that change brings especially in a hyper growth company.

In this session, you’ll discover:

  • How to identify the key shifts in your sector and learn how to leverage these shifts to your own advantage
  • How large corporations can scale up disruptive/innovative ideas in a complex environment
  • How to create hyperconnectivity solutions to accelerate the organisation’s performance even in times of uncertainty 

Join our special guest Mohan Mirwani, Think Quick, as he shares some of the most successful hyper growth case studies in Asia and the tools that have been adopted by the biggest corporations in the region.

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Host: Graham Brown
Chief Story Teller @ Pikkal & Co Leadership | Storytelling | Podcasts

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Special Guest: Mohan Mirwani
CEO @ Think Quick

Episode 6: Sustainable Leadership Practices to Lead Change in the New Decade

Wednesday, 5 August 2020 | 15.30 - 16.30 (SGT)

When sustainable leadership prevails, organisations and people prosper. The rise of the robots and AI automation is on its way and will have profound effects on what and how life and work gets done. The good news is Leadership cannot be replicated by machines. This series finale is for everyone who has recently taken on added responsibilities, been preparing for a career transition, promoted or have years of work experience but not formally guided in management and leadership skills.

In this session, you’ll discover:

  • How to identify a leaders in your organisation and create sustainable leadership practices to communicate change in the new decade
  • How large corporations can transform their operational managers to strategic thinker
  • How to close the capability gaps of your leader to capture key regional opportunities during these uncertain times

Join our special guest Seah Chin Siong, President & CEO, Singapore Institute of Management, as he shares insights on the ever evolving role of a leader, the value they can bring to the ecosystem and the importance of upskilling to be prepared for the challenging environment.

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Host: Graham Brown
Chief Story Teller @ Pikkal & Co Leadership | Storytelling | Podcasts

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Special Guest: Seah Chin Siong
President & CEO @ SIM

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