According to Gartner, the pandemic demonstrated digital initiatives’ value in various business lines. Organisations saw an opportunity to accelerate their ambitious digital transformation, overhaul their cost structure and streamline operations. On the flipside, organisations have often been overwhelmed with digital products and buzzwords with a business case built on shaky ground.
In this session, we will discuss how successful organisations are navigating through a minefield of digital offerings and how to spot quick wins.
03.30 pm Registration & Networking
04.00 pm Welcome Remarks by EuroCham
04.05 pm Opening Remarks by Moderator Keith Carter (KBC Global Partners)
04:10 pm Presentations
– Mario Favaits (Crayon)
– Christophe Vanhoutte, Country manager (Unifiedpost Group)
– Shawn Lee, HO Digital (Airbus)
– Barbara Crane, Partner (KPMG)
04.55 pm Moderated Q&A and Panel Discussion
05:25 pm Closing Remarks by Moderator Keith Carter (KBC Global Partners)
The organisers reserve the right to change the programme content without giving prior notification or any reasons thereof.
Speakers and Panellists
Director Service Sales APJ
Over the past 25 years, Mario held several sales and operations (P&L) leadership positions at various multinationals across different industries including Enterprise, Automotive, Public Transport and Software.
Currently, he serves as the Executive Director Software and Cloud Advisory Sales APJ at Crayon, a fast-growing, listed, Oslo-based IT powerhouse. Crayon helps customers to optimize IT spending.
Prior to joining Crayon, Mario held leadership positions at Alstom, Continental, Siemens, Oracle and SMRT, Singapore’s largest Public Transport Operator. Between 2014 and 2019, he was a member of SMRT’s executive leadership team. In 2019, Mario joined the AI and IoT startup scene as an advisor and/or investor.
Mario is the co-chair of EuroCham’s Digital Economy Committee and is the author of an online AI course for Executives, in collaboration with Deloitte. He holds a Master of Science in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering from the University of Brussels, an MBA from the University of Antwerp Management School and a Master of Laws from the University of Liverpool.
Christophe is an enthusiastic, nextgen fintech executive. He is Country Manager Singapore for Unifiedpost Group, a listed fintech company with the mission to digitalize financial value chains by delivering convenient, smart, digital solutions. Christophe studied Business Administration at the KU Leuven, obtained an Executive Master in Marketing from Solvay Brussels School, and a Postgraduate in International Affairs at King’s College London. He is currently an MBA candidate at the Singapore Management University.
Barbara’s background is in Corporate and Investment Banking, having worked across business and operations for 16 years at HSBC, BNPP and RBS across Europe and Asia, covering various asset classes During the past 7 years, Barbara has been working on transformational and strategic partnerships, especially with large enterprises, enabling their adoption of technology and using data to pivot towards a customer-centred approach and to make better and faster decisions.
Barbara has worked for SAP, Google Cloud and now leads the Data-Driven Transformation practice at KPMG.
Head of Digital Solutions APAC
Shawn is responsible for delivering customer success through the adoption of Airbus digital solutions and driving innovation in the region through partnership development as the Head of Digital Solutions APAC. Prior to joining Airbus in 2019, Shawn had more than 19 years of experience in the telecommunication sector working on innovation and digitalisation projects, which include leading the development of digital use cases for 5G telecommunication network in Singapore, fraudulent calls detection and revenue assurance monitoring. He has been tapping into the power of big data since the 1990s and his digital innovation journey started in 1999 when he won the gold award for creating algorithms to manage and propose personnel placement in a military organisation. He was also part of the team that delivered innovative call-back solutions that enabled travellers to make affordable calls while roaming back in the 2000s. Shawn has more than 20 years of experience in software development and innovation.
Actionable Intelligence Strategist
KBC Global Partners
Keith helps companies gain business value from their data initiatives.
He is the author of Amazon Bestseller “Actionable Intelligence: A guide to delivering Business Results with Big Data, Fast!” Wiley, New York 2014. Reached top 100 books in Amazon and Top 3 books for Competitive Intelligence by Cipher Systems.
He is a contributing author to the book “Leading with IT: Lessons from Singapore’s First CIO” by Professor Alex Siow published by Wiley 2021.
Keith is an IE University Future World Fellow.
He has taught at NUS’s Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy and was an Associate Professor, at the National University of Singapore (NUS) School of Computing. and was Founding Director, NUS Ripple FinTech Lab and was Founding Co-Director, Crystal Centre a deep-tech research centre.
He has an MBA from Cornell University and a Bachelor’s in Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Before joining NUS, he worked at Estee Lauder and Accenture.
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