KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, April 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Transformative changes in the wake of convergence and unprecedented disruptions are having profound impact on industries, investors and public sector in Malaysia. Continuing the journey to visionary innovation, Manoj Menon, Senior Partner & Asia Pacific Managing Director, Frost & Sullivan presented a thought provoking keynote session on Digital Transformation – A New Strategic Imperative.
"Digital transformation is expected to have a deep impact on various industries and trends such as the community, urbanization, mobility, and security. The rapid convergence of technology has also presented challenges and opportunities and organizations need to leverage digital assets to drive the growth of their businesses," said Manoj.
Simultaneously, with the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) confirmed in 2015, leaders of the country are envisioning economic growth, improved innovation, productivity and competitiveness. Aroop Zutshi, Global President & Managing Partner, Frost & Sullivan shared his views on The Future of United States and how social, technological, political and economic forces will reshape the business and lifestyle patterns of society in the United States. These in turn, are expected to have wide-ranging implications for Asia, especially on the economic front.
This was followed by an interactive workshop where visionaries, industry experts and participants expounded on the impact of disruptive trends and the TPPA in the next frontier of growth. The event also featured panel discussions on the sharing economy business model and a deep dive into the Investors' Pit.
Panelists at the summit included Elain Lockman, Co-Founder and Director of ATA Plus; Johnny Mayo, Co-Founder and CMO of Neuroware; Syahrunizam Samsudin, CEO of Touch 'n Go; Dato Seri Ivan Teh, Founder and Managing Director of Fusionex; Andy Low, President of Neutrinos Engineering; Fadzarudin Anuar, Co-Founder and CEO of FashionValet; Hari Nair, Group Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer of Sime Darby Berhad; Opal Wu, Managing Director of HappyFresh; Prukalpa Sankar, Co-Founder of SocialCops; and Hui Yong Sia, Co-Founder and Director of Tranglo.
The highlight of the conference was the Investors' Pit session where 5 companies pitched their innovative ideas to a panel of 'investors' namely, Jan E. Kristiansen, Senior Partner and Global Head of Growth Consulting, Frost & Sullivan; Juliana Jan, Chief Investment Officer of Cradle Fund; Ir. Siva Ramanathan, Chief Strategy Officer of MDeC; Zakri Ismail, Head of Innovation, Touch 'n Go; Aimi Aizal Nasharuddin, Co-Founder and Director of ATA Plus. These 5 companies, BookDoc, TKS Winwell Equipment Supply, Eclimo, Jocom Mshopping, and Derm-Autologous, won a total of RM250,000 worth of Frost & Sullivan Brand & Demand Solutions offerings.
Frost & Sullivan's key analysts also shared their latest research findings in the GIL Bytes Presentation, a rapid-fire session. Topics presented include:
- The Global Halal Addressable Market Perspective
- Innovation Scanner – Track Disruptive Ideas
- Research-as-a-Service (RAAS)
Bloomberg TV Malaysia was the Official Media Partner. Other media partners include Asia Research News, Asian Century Institute, Business Today, Global Health and Travel, and Health Investor Asia.
In its ninth year, Frost & Sullivan's Growth Innovation and Leadership (GIL) 2016: Malaysia global congress took place on 14th April 2016 at Grand Hyatt Hotel, Kuala Lumpur.
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