Leadership in a Changing World: A Conversation With

Digital forces are changing the skills an executive needs to manage organisations. In a world that’s become increasingly digital, large companies can sometimes find it hard to adapt.

Whether it’s in a traditional corporation, non-for-profit or small business or startup, organisations that will thrive will be led by executives who have an understanding of the forces shaping their environment and an awareness of the skills necessary to master those forces.

We’ve curated a top panel of experts to discuss how you and your organisation can stay relevant in this digital age by:

  • Mastering external partnerships
  • Managing open/fluid teams
  • Experimenting and measuring
  • Being customer-focused, not channel- or product-centric
  • Creating a culture for change

Agenda:

  • Check-in & Networking 6:30 – 7:00 pm
  • Panel 7:00 – 7:45 pm
  • Q&A 7:45 – 8:15 pm
  • Networking 8:15 – 9:00 pm

About the Instructors

Shree Chandramogan
Head of Corporate Recruitment – Singapore and Philippines, Go-Jek

Started her career as in technology service desk and information technology and move into human resources, talent Acquisition and HR Operations in financial services industry and start up.

Over her years in recruitment, she has worked on middle and back office roles, technology and digital roles including niche roles such as analytics, data scientists, public policy and government relations.

She is passionate about Diversity & Inclusion as it is more than a strategy but a way forward into a workforce that provides equal opportunities to all

Sunita Kannan
Analytics and AI Advisory Lead, ASEAN, Accenture

Sunita is currently leading the ASEAN Applied Intelligence Advisory Business at Accenture. She has a wealth of experience in managing & delivering Advanced Analytics and Artificial Intelligence work for some of the largest Fortune 500 companies across a variety of industries.

Before consulting, Sunita was a PhD Quantum Physics student at the University of Colorado (Boulder). She holds a Master of Science in Quantum Physics and a Bachelors in Mathematics and Physics (distinction and honors) from Wellesley College (MA, USA).

Sunita’s research & interpersonal skills have helped her achieve a solid balance between EQ and IQ. With this, Sunita constantly aims to transcend the norm and deliver real and immersive experiences for her clients.

Aim Kusuwan
Regional Leader, Lean In Thailand and Lean In Singapore

Sales and operation bilingual self-starter with 3 years of experiences in data-driven regional roles with strong ability in negotiating, translating corporate strategy into sales and business development tactics. Possesses proven track records in exceeding sales targets, soliciting partnerships and sponsorships, managing external C-level relationships, and building online and offline communities. Agile learner who believes winning is always a team effort.

I also volunteer as a Lean In Circles Regional Leader of LeanIn.org and support a large network of women and men dedicated to gender equality. I organize events, hold training and networking sessions, and work with the LeanIn.Org team to grow and engage the Lean In community.
The Regional Leaders Program is a pilot program of LeanIn.Org, the nonprofit organization founded by Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg to empower all women to achieve their ambitions. The Regional Leaders Program highlights the work of individuals within the Lean In community and provides them with the financial and operational support they need to be successful.

Ben Wightman
Head of Data Strategy, Dentsu Aegis Network

Ben has a nearly 20-year track record driving tangible, integrated marketing communications results in Asia, Europe and the U.S. for some of the world’s top brands. He has extensive consultancy account management and business development experience having served in client service, group strategy, and channel and sales development director roles. On the client-side, he led SAP Asia Pacific’s regional marketing communications out of its Singapore-based headquarters.

Ben currently serves as the Dentsu Aegis Network’s Head of Data Strategy in Asia Pacific with oversight of the network’s marketing mix modelling, analytics and martech services. Reporting into DAN’s CDO, Ben is responsible for driving data-led marketing projects across the network, data governance across brands and a culture of people-based marketing throughout the region. He helped organize Google’s first agency network Hackathon in Asia Pacific, leading his team to win with the development of a big data creative evaluation tool product.

Having begun his career in Silicon Valley, Ben has particular expertise in the technology industry, CRM, analytics, CDPs and digital transformation and regularly advances collaboration and development opportunities with DAN strategic martech partners like Google, Facebook, Adobe and Salesforce. Ben earned an MBA from the world’s leading graduate marketing program at the Kellogg School of Management and currently serves on the Kellogg Alumni Club of Singapore Executive Committee and as a N.U. Global Alumni Ambassador.