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Driving Innovation in the Digital Age

Early Evening Talks

February 7th 2018 – “The Working Capitol”, 140 Robinson Road, Level 4

While technological disruption is not new, the pace of change and the potential of its impact, is enormous. The grand challenge confronting managers of this decade, is to know how to harness and leverage disruptions in a creative and bold way. 

How is the way we lead changing? How can organizations be changed or optimized? How can new ways of designing and producing be developed, and how can new opportunities and business models be discovered?

We invite you to exchange experiences, success stories, do‘s and dont‘s with the speakers, panelists and other participants. Get inspiration, strengthen your network and enjoy a variety of food and drinks (from Marché Mövenpick) in a relaxed environment.


6:00 pm Registration and Welcome Drinks
6:45 pm Welcome notes
7:00 pm “The DBS Digital Transformation Story”
Paul Cobban, Chief Data and Transformation Officer, Managing Director, Group Technology and Operations , DBS Bank Ltd
7:25 pm “Disrupting Insurance: The FWD Story”
Abhishek Bhatia, CEO, FWD Singapore
7:50 pm “Driving Innovation in the Digital Age – Main Challenges”
Panel with Paul Cobban, Abhishek Bhatia, Michael Fleshman, Wolfgang Emmerich
8:15 pm Apero riche
9:00 pm Bye bye

Paul Cobban is Chief Data and Transformation Officer and Managing Director for the Technology and Operations group in DBS. Based in Singapore, his portfolio involves strengthening the bank’s data-driven agenda by laying down a strong digital foundation and driving a future ready mindset across the bank. Prior to joining DBS in 2009, Paul spent 13 years at Standard Chartered Bank based out of Singapore, Hong Kong and London where he held a number of positions including Global Head of Consumer Bank Operations, Head of Consumer Bank Transformation, Global Head of IT Production Services and Programme Manager.

Abhishek Bhatia is CEO at FWD Singapore - Singapore’s only fully direct and online life and general insurer. FWD is changing the way people feel about insurance by leveraging technology to deliver products that are relevant, easy to understand and well-priced. Prior to joining FWD, Abhishek spent 16 years with Prudential in senior roles across Asia, Middle East and Europe. In his last stint before FWD he was CEO of Prudential Poland, where he oversaw the establishment of the company and was instrumental in the company achieving leadership position in sales technology and product innovation.

Michael Fleshman is the Chief Technology Officer of HOOQ and leads the charge of the strategic planning and development of HOOQ’s product and platform with the mandate of ensuring HOOQ stays ahead of the curve in the OTT space. He has spearheaded innovation so as to deliver a flawless customer experience. A seasoned industry veteran, Michael founded and led the charge for digital strategy and development consulting firm Notting Hill Digital after spending almost 20 years in CTO and leading roles for top media companies including BBC Worldwide and Financial Times.

Dr. Wolfgang Emmerich is Co-founder of the Zuhlke Group and CEO of Zuhlke Engineering UK company with offices in London and Manchester. He’s a Chartered Engineer and Member of the Institute of Engineering with a PhD in Software Engineering from University of Paderborn in Germany. Passionate about creating solutions using state-of-the art processes, methods and technology with a strong academic background from being a Professor at UCL.

Zuhlke Engineering Pte Ltd in collaboration with the Singaporean German Chamber, and the Swiss Chamber Singapore.

Where and when?
February 7th 2018, from 6 pm at “The Working Capitol”, 140 Robinson Road, Level 4





  • Up to 80 CXO-Manager, Innovation Manager, Entrepreneurs
  • By invitation only


The Working Capitol on Robinson
140 Robinson Road, Level 4
Singapore 068907