Future-Ready Your Organisation

Understanding New Paradigms, Gamechangers and Technologies of the next 5 years

Future-Ready Your Organisation

Understanding New Paradigms, Gamechangers and Technologies of the next 5 years

Date: Thursday, 14 November 2013 (9am to 5pm)

Venue: Singapore, River View Hotel (382 Havelock Road)

It is indeed the best of times and the worst of times.

The coming few years are going to witness some jaw-dropping technological innovations, incredibly flexible ways of working, making and sharing things, as well as dynamic ways of connecting and relating with people.

At the same time, it is going to be a time of intense challenges – with increased competition, squeezed margins, resource scarcity, climate change, political and social shifts – translating to intense pressure all around.

Whether we like it or not, change with its ever accelerating pace, is here to stay. Hyper-change is the NEW NORMAL.

What should our responses be in the face of this NEW NORMAL? Do we throw up our arms in despair? Do we panic? Do we react? Or do we embrace change, and endeavour to strategically create a future that is visionary and sustainable?

Here’s an invitation for you to attend a very unique, eye-opening and mind-bending ONE DAY workshop to make you and your organisation, ready for the future – as you become armed with possibilities.


The knowledge and insights offered in this workshop have been brought together in a unique format, to enable you with the possibility of not only being future ready, but also emerge as tomorrow’s leaders.

You will get plenty of inspiration and ideas that can drive your organisation, business and clients to:

  • embrace new success formula for hyper-speed world
  • adopt new breakthrough business models of innovation economy
  • capture emerging opportunities of the next 5 years
  • pioneer new industries and products that have billion dollar economic impact
  • apply latest technologies to “game-change” your market space
  • manage technological disruptions and critical business risks

This discussion covers strategy, innovation, technology, human resources, marketing and leadership areas and the following topics:

Winning in the Innovation Economy

  • The 5 Fundamental Shifts
  • Mindset Shift – End of Business as Usual
  • Paradigm Shift – From Industrial to Innovation
  • Market Shift – Digital Disruption of Industries
  • Technology Shift – 6 Emerging Gamechanging Technologies
  • Business Model Shift – 5 New Innovation Business Models
  • The New Competitive Advantage of Business

Powerful Trends in Business, Technology and Human Resources

  • The Long Tail of Everything
  • Free Agent Nation
  • Rise of the Creative Class
  • Collapse of the Developed Middle Class
  • The Storm is Coming: Impending Education Revolution
  • Rise of Machines: Beware of Automation and Machine Intelligence
  • The Future of Economy, Business and Work in Singapore
  • The Broken Corporate Ladder and the All-new Career Management Model

The Next Big Things for Future Leaders

  • New Environment and New Technologies
  • Ideas and Information
  • Products & Services for the Future
  • The Key Characteristics of the Enterprise of the Future
  • There is a New Paradigm about Leadership that is Emerging


  • C-suite executives, Managers and Executives in large, medium or small organisations (Commercial, Public Sector or Non-Profit)
  • Professionals and Consultants involved in strategy and planning
  • Marketing and Product Development professionals responsible for new products and go-to-market execution
  • Entrepreneurs, Business Owners and Self-employed persons building their businesses
  • Human Resource Leaders, Managers and Practitioners
  • Government Officials managing the economy and promoting business growth
  • Individuals who are interested in strategy, innovation, technology, human resources, marketing and leadership


Charlie Ang is the Founder and CEO of FutureCraft, a future-oriented consulting and training firm. He is a speaker, trainer and consultant in the area of futures thinking, innovation and disruptive technologies. His professional agenda is to help every executive, engineer and entrepreneur in Singapore adopt an Innovator mindset and win in the Innovation Economy.

Charlie is concurrently the Chief Innovation Officer at First Media Group, a regional design, communications and educational group. At First Media, Charlie is developing an innovative culture and experimenting with breakthrough innovations in education, media, and marketing sectors.

As an entrepreneur, Charlie co-founded several start-ups, including a high tech venture that raised S$ 5 million capital and grew to 80 staff. He has a rewarding corporate stint; as the current CIO of First Media Group and former regional Vice President of one of the largest environmental companies in Asia.

Charlie was previously a trade diplomat with the Singapore government. He headed the Trade & Commercial Department of the Singapore embassies in Indonesia and Philippines while concurrently serving as the Centre Director of International Enterprise Singapore in these countries. During his 5-year stint in the government, he was recognized with several accolades at the civil service, ministry and agency levels, including the Star Service Award, GEMS Prize (Top IES Winner), and Service Excellence Award (Top Winner).

He received his MBA from the NUS Business School and BSc (First Class) Honours in Computer Science from The University of Manchester, UK. Charlie was trained in futures thinking and scenario planning at Oxford University’s Said Business School.

Charlie was an elected Vice President of the IE Singapore Society (which represents former management and professional staff of Trade Development Board & IE Singapore) and is an Advisor to the Start-Up@ Singapore, a world-class business plan competition and entrepreneurship resource hub in Singapore. A member of World Future Society, he is also the Founding President of The Innovator’s Institute, a professional development center, global expert resource and peer support network for innovation managers and practitioners in the South East Asia region. He writes regularly on innovation and future perspectives and his articles has been published in the local media, such as the Singapore Business Review and The Straits Times.


David Wee is the Founder and CEO of Asia Speakers Bureau (ASB) and DW Associates Pte Ltd, a company empowering creativity and knowledge.

David has achieve a track record for bringing a new fast moving consumer goods company from zero to S$8M turnover and personally opening new accounts with all major department stores, and chain stores in Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei, Indonesia and Thailand.

With more than 20 years of global business development and marketing experiences in fast moving consumer goods (FMCG), Branding and OEM, he had the opportunity to conduct businesses in 18 geographic markets and on most international consumer fairs in Europe, USA, Australia and Asia.

David prior career has been performing front-line, business development functions across a wide spectrum of industries including Consumer Health & Beauty Care, Pharmaceutical, Food & Beverage, Lifestyle, Fashion, Household, Toys, Office Supplies, Stationery, Corporate Gifts, Car Accessories, Office Furniture and Commercial Properties.

These responsibilities have included positions as CEO, General Manager, Senior Manager - Sales & Marketing, Operations Manager, Financial Controller and Internal Auditor.

David is Spirit of Enterprise Award 2009 Nominee. He has served two terms as President of the Singapore Institute of Management, Marketing Executives Group. He was recently appointed as Advisor for The Business School of Management Development Institute of Singapore (MDIS), Academic Year 2013/2014

David is the originator of Entrepreneurial leadership and creating new space in a crowded market™, and he is regularly invited to speak in global conferences including Asia Speakers Bureau (ASB)™, IQPC Worldwide, Asia Business Forum, IBC Asia, Informa Group, Entrepreneurs’ Organization – Global Events, Singapore University, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore Institute of Management, Marketing Institute of Singapore, Asia Pacific Management Institute, University of Technology Sydney, National Community Leadership Institute, Singapore Business Federation, Singapore Manufacturers’ Federation, Jobs DB, JobStreet, Universitas Pelita Harapan (UPH - Jakarta), Indonesian Manager Club (Surabaya), Jakarta Health Conferences, International Rotary Clubs and many others.

To see David in action on ‘Leadership in the NEW Normal’ click on the link below:



Investment for attending this 1-day ASB Future-Ready Your Organisation workshop:

Date: Thursday, 14 November 2013 (9am to 5pm)

Venue: Singapore, River View Hotel (382 Havelock Road)

  1. S$595 per participant
  2. S$495 each for two and above
  3. S$695 per participant for payment at the door.
  4. Early bird – S$395 per participant (Register and payment by 11 Nov 2013)
  5. Early bird – S$330 per participant for two and above (Register and payment by 11 Nov 2013)
  6. ASB members – S$295 per participant
  7. Click here for more details on ASB membership: http://tinyurl.com/ASBmembers
  8. Payment for ASB Membership by credit card click here: https://peatix.com/sales/event/18685/tickets
  9. Get your entire team to attend for maximum effectiveness.
  10. Registrations will only be confirmed upon full payment.
  11. There will be no refund for cancellations. However, replacements are welcomed.
  12. The Organizer reserves the right to make any amendment and/or change to the seminar program, venue, speaker replacement and/or topics if warranted by circumstances beyond its control.

Why not let us come to you? If you have a team of 18 or more colleagues interested in attending this ASB seminars and workshop, please email: susan@asiasb.com / asiaspeakersbureau@gmail.com to discuss how we can meet your unique needs. Call David Wee about IN-house training and coaching now at (65) 9679 1106 www.asiasb.org

Registration and Payment Details

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Singapore, River View Hotel (382 Havelock Road)
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