Leveraging agile technologies to respond to the fast changing business landscape

The top four areas of projected risk – cyber-security, intensified competition, disruptive innovation and access to critical talent – are all related to structural transformation of the business, which in today’s world is inevitably digital in nature and driven by technology innovation.

The digital economy of today has crippled the “five-year strategic plan” practice, where traditional controls can no longer shield businesses from losing their lunch to their next door neighbour. Businesses today must cope with the challenges that the new digital landscape offers – from shortening product cycles to fast changing consumer needs.

As big data establishes itself as the new competitive playing field, CIOs are pressed to break down data silos and generate insights to boost productivity and enhance decision making to move with the needs and demands of their customers.

Cloud and analytics technologies have proven enable business agility across sectors, and CIOs have now set their sights on cognitive technology tools like artificial intelligence to be included in their future digital arsenals.

Join us as we gather an expert panel to share perspectives on the way our business environment is being reshaped, and how you could leverage these tools to lead your industry amidst ongoing technological shifts.


Tee Chin Wee
Vice President for IT, Prudential Assurance Company Singapore

Chin Wee focuses on building and enhancing business applications to support Prudential’s customer-centric proposition, to deliver digital capabilities and to drive business efficiency. Chin Wee brings with him 17 years of experience in various industries, including defence, insurance and supply chain. He had also completed stints across several asian countries, most notably in Hong Kong, Singapore and Vietnam, enriching him with rich expertise in navigating multi-cultural business environments. Chin Wee maintains a reputable track record in managing outsourced IT vendors from different countries, including Malaysia, India, China and Vietnam.

David Bate
Vice President, Hybrid Cloud, IBM Asia Pacific

David Bate has over 25 years of experience in the telecommunications and IT industries. He has worked extensively across Asia Pacific and has resided in New Zealand, Australia, Singapore and Japan. David is the Vice President for IBM Hybrid Cloud in Asia Pacific. He is responsible for leading the team helping IBM clients to digitally transform and innovate by leveraging existing on premise systems coupled with the agility and speed that building and running enterprise IT in the Cloud enables.

Event Details
Venue: Marina Mandarin Singapore
6 Raffles Boulevard, Marina Square, Singapore 039594
Date: 20 July 2017 (Thursday)
Time: 11.45am – 2.15pm

In Partnership with IBM

SPARK brings together a community of technology and business leaders from across Asia.