KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, April 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Frost & Sullivan's flagship community of visionaries, innovators and leaders, GIL Global, held its 2012 Asia Pacific congress on 10 April 2012 at the Sime Darby Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur. This year's annual gathering focused largely on how CEOs and their management teams can further uncover growth opportunities by leveraging innovation as a resource to shape a better future for their companies and careers.
Mr. Manoj Menon, Partner & Managing Director for Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific presented his keynote address on The Journey To Visionary Innovation. Mr. Menon spoke on why innovation is critical to success, where innovation comes from, how to become a visionary innovator and what are the next steps.
"Today's global economy is rapidly accelerating as evidenced by increasing competitive intensity, declining trends in margin performance and increasing price performance ratios. To survive and thrive in the future business environment, both as an individual and as a company, innovation has now become an essential ingredient," said Mr. Menon.
Following this, Mr. Hazmi Yusof, Vice President of Sales, Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific spoke on Mega Trends and its implications for Malaysian companies, government and individuals. Mr. Andrew Milroy, Vice President of ICT Research for Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific then presented on TechVision 2020: A Systematic Innovation Serendipity Engine. In his presentation, Mr. Milroy identifies 50 most exciting technologies and innovations that will shape the world in the coming years.
"These top Emerging and Innovative Technologies are spread across nine Technology Clusters that represent the bulk of R&D and innovation activity today. These technologies are rapidly evolving and form a vortex of innovation, driving new concepts, products, and services," says Mr. Milroy.
This year's congress also featured three Think Tank sessions on Global Mega Trends - Macro To Micro: Impact On Asia Pacific Industries, Investments And Careers; Implementation Excellence: Leveraging Best Practices For The Top 10 Growth Processes; and The Growth Diagnostic: Measuring Your Company's Future Growth Potential.
This year's GIL 2012: Asia Pacific concluded with GIL BYTES from visionaries, innovators and leaders where they shared Golden Nuggets of Ideas, Insights and Inspirations.
GIL 2012: Asia Pacific was held in cooperation with members of the Frost & Sullivan Growth Partner Alliance. Members of this global alliance of world-class growth solution providers, non-profits, associations, and media partners include BrightTALK, Eloqua, Lenos Software, The Association of International Product Marketing and Management (AIPMM), Appropedia, Business Marketing Association (BMA), Carbon War Room, Clean Technology & Sustainable Industries Organization (CTSI), greeenstar.org, Strategic and The Society of Competitive Intelligence Professionals (SCIP), BoogarLists, Business Review India, ConferenceGuru, Connect-World, Enterprise Technology Management (ETM), Exec Digital, Innovation Management Magazine, Technology Digital, and Toolbox.com.
Oracle and Genesys are Regional Partners while Media Partners include Business Today, Malaysia SME, Media Outreach, Redberry, The Malaysian Reserve, The Malay Mail, Unreserved and Top 10 of Malaysia. CBS Interactive and ZDNet Asia are the Official Digital Media Partners.
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