The theme for Shape the World Conference 2014 – Vietnam, “Ignite and Unite for Vietnam’s Edge”, was chosen to help Vietnamese leaders think about how they can shape the region’s future by building companies that are designed to collaborate for innovation. Transforming companies from the inside-out will increase inter-connectedness, which will in turn result in higher levels of shared identity and security for Asia.
The following provides the rationale behind the theme:
What’s the core of innovative business model?
The more powerful business models of our age encourage sharing opportunities and resources. How to overcome the barriers and constraints of resources to create higher value for Vietnam and the world? How to go beyond nationalities and racial identities to create strategic unity with regional and international firms to create higher value for Vietnam and the world?
How to create collaborative environment to implement such innovative business model?
As the manufacturers for the Western economies, Vietnamese firms were designed to achieve efficiency instead of innovation. What aspects of the organisation must to be redesigned to be more relevant to an age of incredible innovation and how?
How to share your internal innovation to the society?
Companies are the basic unit in the economic system but have a disproportionately large impact on society. How to leverage on their internal ideas to improve society and bring people together?
How to harness data and internal know-how to sustain the business advantages?
So much data is out there. How to use data to strengthen our inter-dependence and to have more sustainable business models? How to use what we know to build better platforms to serve a new age in Vietnam and the rest of Asia?
The 1-day conference will take the form of two formats: plenary sessions and panel discussions
Each plenary session will have 3 panelists. The 1st plenary session will begin with the summit framework, led by Mr Lawrence Chong, Chief Executive Officer of Consulus, who will introduce the theme to all participants. The panelists will help to set the tone of the summit through a multi-dimensional view of economic, historical and societal make-up.
Conference participants are invited to share their experiences, questions and comments via CastleUp a mobile collaboration application.
The conference is expected to sensitise participating business and social leaders to the need for Vietnamese and Asian organisations to transform their business models to be more collaborative which will in turn strengthen inter-connectness to ensure share identity and shared security in Vietnam and Asia.
During the conference, participants will be directed to:
Use innovative approaches to reimagine the role and model of companies so as shape the future of Vietnam
Rethink the role of data and knowledge so as to maximise creative development
Develop strategies to help Asian firms to adopt transformative solutions so as to shape the future
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