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SENIOR MANAGEMENT ROUNDTABLE PROGRAMME  •  September 5

8.00AM - 9.00AM

Registration and Breakfast

9.00AM - 9.15AM

Welcome Address

9.15AM - 10.30AM

ACHIEVING HYPERGROWTH THROUGH LEAP: THRIVE IN A WORLD WHERE EVERYTHING CAN BE COPIED (PART 1/2) by Prof. Howard Yu

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Despite patent filings, market dominance, and financial resources, copycat competition continues to pose an existential threat to all businesses. How can a business shield itself from copycats?

In this session, LEGO professor of management and innovation Howard Yu shows that succeeding in today’s marketplace is no longer just a matter of mastering the old (copycat tactics); companies also need to continue the discovery process, harnessing new strategies and advancements in technology while leveraging shifts in the marketplace (leap strategy). Yu identifies five fundamental principles that allow companies to make a leap and stay successful in the face of such competition.

10.30AM - 10.45AM

Interval

10.45AM - 12.00PM

ACHIEVING HYPERGROWTH THROUGH LEAP: THRIVE IN A WORLD WHERE EVERYTHING CAN BE COPIED (PART 2/2) by Prof. Howard Yu

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Learn deep insights and examples on:

• How to identify the key shifts in your sector (from data analytics to robotics and automation, to the rising importance of managerial creativity) and learn how to leverage these shifts to your own advantage.

• How to conceptualise innovation based on unrelenting focus on customers and end-users. In the words of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos: We start with what the customer needs and work backwards.

• How to scale up disruptive ideas within a large complex organisation. Insight is not action. Managing the strategy process is equally, if not more important than mastering the content of a strategy. We shall discuss substantially how to realise the strategic intent of a company.

• Building organisational readiness to prepare for the future, from a talent management perspective.

12.00PM - 1.00PM

Lunch and Networking

1.00PM

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MANAGEMENT LECTURE PROGRAMME  •  September 6

8.00AM - 9.00AM

Registration

9.00AM - 10.15AM

LEAPING FORWARD: REINVENTING THE GAME TO THRIVE FOR HYPERGROWTH by Prof. Howard Yu

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Outlasting competition is difficult. Doing so for decades is near impossible. Yet some pioneering companies have prevailed and even prospered for centuries. How did they do it? And what can we learn from them as we compete in an arena where everything can be copied? All the competitive advantages we have today mean nothing, when latecomers can copy any product or service and produce it cheaper. Even expert intuition and market intelligence have been overtaken by machine algorithms.

10.15AM - 10.45AM

Tea Break

10.45AM - 12.00PM

ANYONE CAN DO IT: THE RIGHT HABITS & MINDSET FOR HYPERGROWTH by Sahar Hashemi

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‘Don't go for the idea that's going to make you lots of money. Look for a genuine unmet need. If you're missing it, you can bet the whole world's missing it.’ When Sahar Hashemi started her career as a lawyer, she believed ‘creativity’ was not only reserved for special and talented people like Richard Branson. Leaving her career in law after five years, she built Coffee Republic — a successful coffee chain in the UK that focused on the customers and the entrepreneurial company culture. In her session, Sahar will share her insights, learnings and tips on the right habits and mindset that business professionals can practise to achieve Hypergrowth.

12.00PM - 1.15PM

Lunch Networking

1.15PM - 2.15PM

MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION FOR HYPERGROWTH by Dr Wong Chow Cher

2.15PM - 3.15PM

DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION IN HYPERGROWTH COMPANIES by Graham Brown

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Join one of the most prolific podcast hosts in Asia. He’s a master of marketing, technology and entrepreneurship with real world success stories.

Analysis of the biggest digital transformation case studies in Asia:
• In China, Ping An Good Doctor offers one-minute walk-in clinics
• In Southeast Asia, AirAsia will give you the best travel experience by selling competitor tickets
• GoJek and Grab go beyond Uber’s services, allowing you to pay bills, watch videos, hire a maid, order a massage, buy medicine or even get your laundry done

Tools adopted by some of the biggest corporates like Amazon, Airbnb, Dropbox and AirAsia:
• Amazon: The 2 Pizza Rule
• Airbnb: Getting out of the comfort zone and revisiting customer journey
• Dropbox: Adopting the clear north star to metric for rapid validation
• AirAsia: Building a platform to solve competitor problems

3.15PM - 3.45PM

Tea Break

3.45PM - 5.00PM

ACHIEVING THE IMPOSSIBLE: LESSONS FROM EXTREME ADVENTURES by Lewis William Gordon Pugh

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Lewis William Gordon Pugh is the only person to have completed a long distance swim in every ocean of the world. To date, he has pioneered more swims around famous landmarks than any other swimmer in history. As an ocean advocate, pioneer swimmer and explorer, Lewis puts his hard-learned lessons into the context of corporate environments.

Lewis will share his insights into the preparation, teamwork, and leadership skills that are needed for any major undertaking, including the vision that enabled him to undertake the first swim across the sub-zero waters of the North Pole. The most crucial success factor is to have a driving purpose, which for him is to protect our planet's threatened oceans.

5.00PM

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