1 March 2016

Summit Overview

Digital transformation is entering an era of unprecedented change for businesses. Did you know that 90 percent of the data in the world today has been created in the last 2 years?
We are in the midst of a rapid digital transformation of both the new and traditional businesses. The overarching aim of the digital transformation revolution is to unlock value through better asset utilization, non-linear growth business models, market expansion, newer revenue streams, productivity enhancement, cost management, reduction in time to market, and enhanced customer focus.

• What is the status of digital transformation in Asia?
• What are the challenges and pitfalls to consider in the digital transformation journey?
• What specific steps should you take to ensure that your organization is a leader in this era of digital business transformation?

This interactive event guides you through the next era of digital transformation with customer perspectives, industry best practices, competitive benchmarks, and thought leadership.

Partner Sponsors

Datapipe offers a single provider solution for managing and securing mission-critical IT services, including cloud computing, infrastructure as a service, platform as a service, colocation and data centers. Datapipe delivers those services from the world’s most influential technical and financial markets including New York metro, Ashburn, VA, Silicon Valley, Iceland, London, Tel Aviv, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Singapore.

Equinix connects the world's leading businesses to their customers, employees and partners inside the world's most connected data centers in 33 markets across five continents. In the United States, Equinix operates data centers in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Philadelphia, Seattle, Silicon Valley and Washington D.C.



  • Arrival & Event Kickoff Banquet

    Tuesday, 1st March 2016 | 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Today's CIOs need to examine the way technology is disrupting and transforming their organisations. They need to focus on how digital transformation can create opportunities for innovation and new business models. This presentation will discuss how and why digital disruption and transformation is occurring at an accelerating pace. It will also discuss how digital transformation can be used as a platform for innovation.

    Key Takeaways:
    Understand what technology is driving digital disruption and transformation.
    Use cases on how digital technology is being used to innovate and transform businesses.
    The role of connectivity, convergence and big data in disruption and digital transformation.
    Issues to consider when evaluating how technology can transform your business.

    Frost & Sullivan
    Andrew Milroy, Senior Vice President, Digital Transformation Practice – APAC, Frost & Sullivan
    Digital disruption is occurring across many industries, transforming the way companies operate and engage its customers. IT organizations are challenged to make a vital shift away from just "keeping the lights on," to work with business leaders on improving the digital customer experience and keeping up with the pace of change. You will hear how we helped Enterprise organizations increase IT agility through a Hybrid IT approach to take advantage of the new opportunities enabled by digital disruption.

    David Thompson, Vice President Sales, Asia Pacific, Datapipe
    Gareth Bridges, Enterprise Markets, Asia Pacific, Equinix
    This panel will assemble a unique blend of the region's foremost C-Levels who are at the heart of leading their organizations through the digital economy. We will discuss very uncomfortable questions on your understanding of ways in which businesses are being disrupted and transformed. The panel discussion will focus on bringing out the key leanings and best practices from enterprise that have developed and implemented a digital strategy. The discussions will revolve around the following four pillars of digital transformation:
    • Business Agility and New Business Models
    • Customer Experience
    • Managing Costs and Risk
    • Security and Compliance

    Frost & Sullivan
    Ajay Sunder, Vice President, Digital Transformation Practice, Frost & Sullivan

    1. Karthik Subramanian, CTO, Zalora Group
    2. Timothy M Lee, Vice President of Global Strategy, SP Commerce
    11:00 AM : THINK TANK
    In this session, Frost & Sullivan will first present its perspectives on the major trends that are shaping various industries. Thereafter, participants will collaborate in groups to develop visionary scenarios of how the 4 pillars of digital transformation will be managed by companies in the year 2020.

    We will think as teams together about how the Mega Trends of today will drive and determine the big news stories of tomorrow!

    Key Issues to consider in the Digital Transformation of your organization:
    • Business Agility and New Business Model
    • Customer Experience
    • Manage Costs and Risk
    • Security and Compliance

    • Round table discussion led by facilitators
    • 10 min introduction of the session
    • 40 min discussion – 10 minutes for each pillar
    • 20 min presentation of findings

    Andrew Milroy, Senior Vice President, Digital Transformation Practice – APAC, Frost & Sullivan
    Ajay Sunder, Vice President, Digital Transformation Practice, Frost & Sullivan
  • Feedbacks From Past Participants

    Top Benefit of the Summit

    • Good information of the latest trend in IT
    • Highlights in the change of directions and roles of CIOs
    • Business Model Innovation
    • Forward insights and identified pertinent mega trends that can disrupt operating business and create new opportunities
    • Understanding Innovation
    • Great Think Tank
    • Networking Insights
    • Great experience sharing by panel speakers
    • Great knowledge sharing from participants

    Key Quotes From Past Participants

    “If the CIO cannot drive innovation - he is the wrong person for the job” Marcelo Wesseler, CEO, Singpost e-Commerce

    “Shadow IT is good for the organization. It provides competition as well as drives innovation” Miao Song, CIO and VP MD & D, Johnson & Johnson

    “Business model innovation provides sustained form of differentiation and value creation”

    “Most disruptive innovations come from outside the traditional industry participants”

    “Talent is and will continue to remain the No. 1 challenge for CIOs”
  • • Amgen Australia Pty Ltd
    • Bankwest
    • Booktopia
    • Credit Union of Australia
    • Internal Consulting Group
    • Electronic Taxation Services
    • GS1 Australia
    • HPM Legrand
    • Indochine Mining Limited
    • IPN Medical Centres
    • Jetstar Airways
    • Meat & Livestock Australia Limited
    • News Corp Australia
    • NRMA Insurance
    • NSW Trade & Investment
    • OakhillHamilton Pty Ltd
    • Primary Health Care
    • Pro¬cio
    • QBE
    • Recognition PR
    • Scale Investors Ltd
    • Schneider Electric
    • Shuyin Tech, Shanghai
    • Sonic Healthcare
    • Asia Cloud Computing Association
    • Autoscan Technology Pte Ltd.
    • Bank Julius Baer & Co Ltd
    • Bayer (South East Asia) Pte Ltd
    • Broadway Industrial Group Ltd (BIGL)
    • Cargo Community Network Pte Ltd
    • City Developments Limited
    • Coca-Cola Accelerator
    • DyStar Group
    • Eastcom Systems Pte Ltd
    • EMC
    • Euler Hermes
    • IDeationEdgeAsia (ITMA)
    • Intel Technology Asia Pte Ltd
    • Johnson & Johnson
    • Jones Lang LaSalle
    • LEGO Singapore Pte Ltd
    • McGraw Hill Financial – S&P Ratings
    • Mconnect Technologies P/L
    • MediaCorp Pte Ltd
    • Nanyang Technology University
    • NatSteel Holdings Pte Ltd
    • Philips
    • PT Musim Mas Group
    • RSM Ethos Pte Ltd
    • Singapore Technologies Marine Limited

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