Mr. Aroop Zutshi, Global President & Managing Partner of Frost & Sullivan presented his keynote address on Will You Be a Victim or a Victor of the Future Economy: Role of Visionary Innovation. Mr. Zutshi spoke on why innovation is critical to success, where innovation comes from, how to become a visionary innovator and the next steps for individuals and companies to survive and thrive in the future business environment.
Following this, Mr. Manoj Menon, Partner & Managing Director for Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific expanded on the Top 10 Global Mega Trends and Their Impact on Business, Cultures and Society. In his presentation, Mr. Menon suggested some of the key areas to watch would include an increase in Urbanisation, e-Mobility, Innovating to Zero, New Business Models, and Connected Devices; trends that will influence and shape the world in the coming years.
“Identifying such trends signifies the start of contemporary business management. Our main objective is to help CEOs better understand the evolution of these global trends, it’s opportunities and threats, so they can better anticipate and respond in the world’s rapidly changing environment,”
This year’s congress also featured an interactive panel discussion on The State of Innovation: Does innovation really matters to your business? Moderated by Mr. Andrew Milroy, Frost & Sullivan’s Asia Pacific Vice President of ICT Practice, industry luminaries Mr. Andrew Chong, Infineon Technologies’
Later in the day, concurrent career tracks titled Corporate Strategy, Marketing, and Innovation/R&
This was followed by dedicated tracks in the industries of Automotive & Transportation, Healthcare, Energy & Power Systems, Environment & Building Technologies, and Information & Communication Technologies. These concurrent business tracks explored the impact of urban mobility, the changing healthcare business model, the development of clean technologies, and the rise of cloud computing.
“Despite this being GIL’s second consecutive year in Singapore, we are always so inspired by the commitment to growth and innovation exhibited by the region’s senior executives,”
This year’s GIL 2011: Asia Pacific concluded with a Bite-Size GIL showcase where GIL community thought leaders shared life-changing inspirations which provide new ideas, perspectives and propelled change. Notable speakers include Mr. Jack Woo, Plus! BigDeal’s Co-founder, Mr. Manoj Menon, Frost & Sullivan’s Partner & Asia Pacific Managing Director, Mr. Andrew Milroy, Frost & Sullivan’s Asia Pacific ICT Vice President, and Mr. Vivek Vaidya, Frost & Sullivan’s Asia Pacific Vice President for Automotive & Transportation practice.
To obtain additional information on Mega Trends, detailed presentations from GIL 2011: Asia Pacific or the global 2011 GIL schedule, please contact Donna Jeremiah at email@example.com or visit http://gil-global.com/
GIL 2011: Asia Pacific was held in cooperation with members of the Frost & Sullivan Strategic Partner Consortium. Members of this global alliance of world-class growth solution providers, non-profits, media and regional event partners include BrightTALK, Eloqua, GlobalSpec, HCL, Lenos Software, LivePerson, PR Newswire, SABIC Innovative Plastics, Sales Element, Underwriters Laboratories, ConferenceGuru, Innovation Management Magazine, itToolbox.com, Polycom, The Association of International Product Marketing and Management (AIPMM), Appropedia, Business Marketing Association (BMA), Carbon War Room, GreeenStar, and the Strategic and Competitive Intelligence Professionals (SCIP).
Regional media partners for this year’s congress include BoogarLists, CIO Asia, Computerworld Singapore, Enterprise Technology Management, Exec Digital, Green Purchasing Asia, MIS Asia, Technology Digital and ZDNet Asia.
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